Doctor Who Magazine  Special Edition

March 13th, 2013

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition

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A new special edition of Doctor Who Magazine is out now, bringing you the complete visual guide to some of the missing First Doctor adventures.

106 Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s are no longer held in the BBC’s Archives. The original videotapes were erased, reused, or destroyed.

Fortunately for fans, some of these missing episodes survive as “telesnaps” – essentially photographs of the film footage itself – designed to be a record of work for directors, designers and actors in the days before video showreels.

This 100-page Special from Doctor Who Magazine presents all of the lost episodes from the First Doctor’s era that still exist in telesnap form, featuring the stories Marco Polo, The Crusade, The Savages, The Smugglers, and the First Doctor’s final adventure, The Tenth Planet.

There’s also a fascinating feature on John Cura, the man who took these telesnaps, and a look at how and why these classic pieces of television were lost from the archives.

Fill the gap in your collection, with Doctor Who Magazine: The Missing Episodes – The First Doctor. It’s out now, price £5.99.

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87 Responses to Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition

  1. Posted by: The Flying Shark Reply

    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:25pm

    I got this today. It is very good, but it could have been in multiple volumes to allow them to do all of the missing episodes, not just a handful.

    • Posted by: MasterKasterborous

      March 29th, 2013 - 8:34pm

      There may well be further volumes for Troughton and there would probably need to be at least two if not three for him as many of his missing stories have Tele-Snaps existing.

  2. Posted by: The TARDIS Reply

    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:07pm

    I actually found this quite disappointing. It doesn’t feature anything on Galaxy 4, the Myth Makers, the Daleks Master Plan, the Massacre or the Celestial Toymaker. Not even something explaining the storyline.

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      March 27th, 2013 - 2:58pm

      I agree because it just focused on the eps which had telesnaps and not the others, which was quite disappointing but happy that it had telesnaps.

    • Posted by: THE ERGON

      April 2nd, 2013 - 12:54pm

      I was,nt even aware that there werent any telesnaps for the daleks masterplan or the myth makers.One of the reasons i bought this was to see if those scenes in volcano with the meddling monk were in existence.sadly not.

  3. Posted by: Goldie2012 Reply

    March 22nd, 2013 - 11:10am

    Is there anywhere online you can buy this?

  4. Posted by: St pond Reply

    March 22nd, 2013 - 9:33am

    Is it out yet

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      March 23rd, 2013 - 4:08pm

      Yes, it was out Thursday.

  5. Posted by: MasterKasterborous Reply

    March 19th, 2013 - 7:43am

    Tom Spilsbury (DWM Editor) posted this:

    This special edition of DWM is published on Thursday (21 March), and as well as telesnaps for the missing episodes of Marco Polo [I wonder if this includes episode 4…], The Crusade, The Savages, The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet, the magazine features an introduction article from Jonathan Morris, and an article about John Cura – the man who took the telesnaps – written by Richard Bignell.

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 19th, 2013 - 7:39pm

      i doubt they’ll include episode 4 of marco polo cus they haven’t been found… have they?

    • Posted by: MasterKasterborous

      March 29th, 2013 - 8:32pm

      It includes a page long summary of the episode.

  6. Posted by: Sam Bentley Reply

    March 18th, 2013 - 7:26pm

    Is this this month issue or simply a special one?

    • Posted by: Esterath

      March 18th, 2013 - 7:34pm


    • Posted by: Sam Bentley

      March 18th, 2013 - 7:39pm

      Okay, just making sure.

  7. Posted by: Cyberking281 Reply

    March 18th, 2013 - 7:10pm

    I cant wait to read more about The Daleks’ Master Plan

    • Posted by: The TARDIS

      March 23rd, 2013 - 4:01pm

      There’s nothing in it about the Daleks Master Plan

  8. Posted by: Matthew Bazza Reply

    March 17th, 2013 - 3:43pm

    Is this out Wednesday or Thursday

    • Posted by: videogamemad00

      March 17th, 2013 - 4:00pm


    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:14pm

      thursday by my calender, in shops anyway, if your a subscriber your likely to get it in the post on wednesday. Again depending on if you live in uk or not, i dont know what day it’s released in other countries

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:17pm

      says in this months doctor who magazine ‘Thursday 21 March, priced £5.99′

    • Posted by: Matthew Bazza

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:22pm

      Probably go and get it on Thursday

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:26pm

      same :) cant wait

    • Posted by: videogamemad00

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:34pm

      I checke it is Thusday. Could have sworn it said Wednesday :oops:

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 11:16pm

      i just checked it said thursday, why would it be out wednesday, its always thursday :)

  9. Posted by: space1999 Reply

    March 15th, 2013 - 8:49pm

    anyone for a peter crushing and dalek figure

    • Posted by: Black TARDIS

      March 16th, 2013 - 11:27am


    • Posted by: Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      March 16th, 2013 - 5:24pm

      Yeah, maybe a Peter Cushing set with him, Susan, Barbara, Ian, and a Dalek.

      Or him, a Roboman and two Daleks.

    • Posted by: McGann is The Doctor

      March 16th, 2013 - 5:43pm

      Don’t waste time on unofficial figures unless they are from comic books OR BIG FINISH.

    • Posted by: St pond

      March 21st, 2013 - 9:03am

      How much do you want it for i don’t care if it is a custom made figure

  10. Posted by: oswin oswald Reply

    March 15th, 2013 - 4:23pm

    are there any with the master in? also who is the main master to use hypnotism?

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 15th, 2013 - 4:27pm

      no, none of these have the master in. The first master (Roger Delgado) didn’t appear until 1971 in the Jon Pertwee (3rd Doctor) story ‘Terror of the Autons’. Roger Delgado’s Master was, really, the only Master who used hypnotism. Personally, he’s my favourite master of them all :)
      Hope this helps

    • Posted by: Esterath

      March 15th, 2013 - 4:37pm

      Ainley’s Master used hypnotism and did Simm’s Master.

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 15th, 2013 - 4:38pm

      I know, a couple of other masters dabbled in hypnotism (as you say ainley and simm) but Delgado was the main incarnation of the master to use it :)

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 15th, 2013 - 4:40pm

      also Esterath, I’m thinking that oswin oswald (above) is a new Who viewer and may not no EVERYTHING yet like us die hard fans (not the films, i meant we’re very strong fans), so I was trying to keep to the basics, we dont want to confuse him or her :D

    • Posted by: Esterath

      March 15th, 2013 - 5:03pm


    • Posted by: oswin oswald

      March 15th, 2013 - 5:13pm

      thanks,this really help! i am a die hard fan and love doctor who and ben watching it since it came back in 2005. sorry if made out i had only been watching for a short time

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:15pm

      no probs oswin oswald, happy to help! :)

  11. Posted by: McGann is the Doctor Reply

    March 14th, 2013 - 2:17pm

    So when this comes out, Eason’s will replace the Eleventh Doctor companion ? :?:

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 14th, 2013 - 3:00pm


    • Posted by: The Flying Shark

      March 14th, 2013 - 3:26pm

      Eason’s is a newsagents. When this comes out, it will replace the previous special, Eleventh Doctor Companion Volume 6.

  12. Posted by: Michael Reply

    March 14th, 2013 - 1:21pm

    Are these not the magazines containing the telesnaps of the missing episodes as opposed to features on the episodes themselves?


    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 14th, 2013 - 3:01pm

      yes they are they feature telesnaps of marco polo, the crusade, the savages, the smugglers and the tenth planet

  13. Posted by: Rooners Reply

    March 14th, 2013 - 9:06am

    Am I right in thinking that every 1st and 2nd Doctor missing episode is available on soundtrack, which you can buy …its only the pictures that are missing. So every single episode/story is availble (once this year’s releases have been made)…or are there any aired episodes that are completely missing in picture and sound?

    • Posted by: booboo

      March 14th, 2013 - 9:09am

      yes that’s right many years ago someone recorded them as they were aired on tape so thankfully we still have all the soundtracks

    • Posted by: MasterKasterborous

      March 14th, 2013 - 8:53pm

      Or to be more precise several people recorded them with variety sound quality :P

      Also, Rooners, there are many clips and Tele-Snaps (photos taken from the televsion on original broadcast) that still exist that give us a visual idea of what was seen on screen.

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 15th, 2013 - 9:30am

      and these telesnaps are presented in this magazine special :)

  14. Posted by: The Cyber Squirrel Reply

    March 14th, 2013 - 7:38am

    I bet they will mention the Rogue Cyberman hoax

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      March 14th, 2013 - 8:06am

      Whats that?

    • Posted by: booboo

      March 14th, 2013 - 8:08am

      someone saying they have missing episodes but the less attention they get the better

    • Posted by: MasterKasterborous

      March 14th, 2013 - 8:55pm

      No they won’t mentioned that; there have been loads of hoaxes in the past. This one isn’t special. Plus this is an Special dedicated to publishing Tele-Snaps.

    • Posted by: Anonymous

      March 15th, 2013 - 4:35pm

      super, i think tele-snaps will always be a massive part of doctor who!

  15. Posted by: pathdw98 Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 10:15pm

    love the cover art for this. be really interesting to find out more about the missing eps or, here’s hoping, they’ve found more

    • Posted by: John Smith

      March 14th, 2013 - 5:36am

      I know it’s a little off topic but, nice profile pic. Also yeah, the cover art does look really good.

    • Posted by: McGann is the Doctor

      March 14th, 2013 - 2:16pm

      Gotta agree with the profile picture, looks like you have the Tardis and the Doctor blended together.

    • Posted by: pathdw98

      March 14th, 2013 - 3:20pm

      Yeah, changed my gravatar, I found it on a certain web search engine. I also use it as my wallpaper.

  16. Posted by: The Greater Intelligence Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 9:03pm

    Where can you get these if you live in America? There is only one store that I know sells them, though they are for twice the price, individual selling only, and about 50 minutes away from my house.

  17. Posted by: space1999 Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:45pm

    it dose say the first doctor at the bottom so it is going to happen with the second doctor

    • Posted by: Doom Dalek

      March 13th, 2013 - 9:49pm

      Yeh I heard somewhere they r doing it with him 2 hopefully they’ll do all the Doctor’s. They’re probally doing this 4 the 50th aniversary

    • Posted by: DuckandGrouse

      March 14th, 2013 - 6:32am

      I think you’re correct

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 14th, 2013 - 8:11am

      i doubt they will do one for all the doctors considering these specials are the missing episodes, and considering no other doctors have missing episodes, i doubt they will do them all

  18. Posted by: Bazza Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:28pm

    Will it be out next thursday

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:33pm

      YEP Cant wait!!!

    • Posted by: Matthew Bazza

      March 17th, 2013 - 4:55pm

      Are u sure cos someone told me its out on Wednesday

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:16pm

      says in this months doctor who magazine ‘Thursday 21 March, priced £5.99′

  19. Posted by: MattyB Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:27pm

    is it next thursday

    • Posted by: videogamemad00

      March 15th, 2013 - 8:59pm

      Wednesday 20th this is out.

  20. Posted by: matparks08 Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:18pm

    Excellent – i’m sure it’ll be a great magazine. We can only hope that every so often another missing story will appear. Which missing hartnell classic would you like to see discovered next (only pick one people!)

    • Posted by: drjakeyoung

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:21pm

      furry from the deep part 1

    • Posted by: Scott the Raptor

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:25pm

      That is Patrick Troughton.

    • Posted by: The Silence

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:27pm

      The Daleks’ Master Plan episode 12.

    • Posted by: drjakeyoung

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:28pm

      sorry, but that is my most sought after missing episode (well, the whole of furry from the deep is)

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:33pm

      Marco Polo ‘The roof of the world’ – (episode 1)

    • Posted by: Lachie

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:58pm

      haven’t watched much but would have to say Tenth Planet Episode 4 for obvious reasons and The Power of the Daleks Episode 1, just so that we have the complete ‘renewal’ from William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton its a real pity we can never get to see how Patrick Troughton took up the role so well! :)

    • Posted by: pathdw98

      March 13th, 2013 - 10:09pm

      another ep of the celestial toymaker so it may qualify for animation. would love to see that “complete” in some form

    • Posted by: The Greater Intelligence

      March 13th, 2013 - 10:42pm

      I’d be completly fine with any lost episode being found, but some I’d rather prefer:

      Marco Polo
      Galaxy 4
      The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew’s Eve
      The Celstial Toymaker
      The Smugglers

      (left out ‘The Tenth Planet’ because most of Part 4 is the only part missing, instead of the whole story)

    • Posted by: The Silence

      March 14th, 2013 - 4:31pm

      Drjakeyoung, I think you mispelled ‘Fury from the Deep’. ‘Furry from the Deep’ sounds like the title of a third yeti story. Made me laugh.

    • Posted by: The Greater Intelligence

      March 14th, 2013 - 4:55pm

      Sounded to me like a muppet parody poster for Fozzie as the Kraken.

    • Posted by: drjakeyoung

      March 14th, 2013 - 6:40pm

      lol, didn’t notice that!

  21. Posted by: gary Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:13pm

    Beautiful cover to what will surely be a really interesting magazine. Love reading about the missing episodes!

  22. Posted by: Joe Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 8:04pm

    I meant to say I hope it was from there in I he sorry

  23. Posted by: Anonymous Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 7:11pm

    if they do a patrick troughton one (which is inevitable) then i might get both ,cos anything to do with missing episodes is more or less interesting to me.

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 13th, 2013 - 7:43pm


  24. Posted by: TheWhomobile Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 6:55pm

    This looks interesting and I love the cover, hope they do one for Troughton too.

  25. Posted by: drjakeyoung Reply

    March 13th, 2013 - 6:45pm

    it would be AMAZING if this weeks doctor who magazine reveled they found lost episodes!

    • Posted by: Some bloke

      March 13th, 2013 - 7:36pm

      this MONTH’s doctor who magazine is out and it doesn’t mention any newly found episodes. This is just a special talking about missing hartnell episodes with the telesnaps for Marco polo, the crusade, the savages, the smugglers and the tenth planet

    • Posted by: Joe

      March 13th, 2013 - 8:03pm

      It would be a big surprise if they were to find missing eps from the Hartnell’s era if they were to find an story I he it would be from the daleks master plan or the celestial toymaker

    • Posted by: The TARDIS

      March 14th, 2013 - 7:32am

      It would great, but I don’t think the BBC would keep it under wraps so it can be announced in a licensed magazine :sad:

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