Although the team was able to fully restore 'The Daemons', 'Terror of the Autons' and 'Doctor Who and the Silurians' back to colour, there are still other episodes for which no known colour copies exist. These are:-
The only known colour footage from this story is an
NTSC Betamax recording of the first few minutes of episode six.
No colour recording is known to exist. Please note
that this story was also sold to American TV stations as both a five-part story and a
six-parter made up from five original episodes. In the former, the black and white episode
three was cut completely, UK episode four was retitled as episode three, UK episode five
was retitled as episode four etc. In the latter, a new episode three was made by
effectively splicing the last half of episode two and the first half of episode four
together! We are only interested in a colour copy of episode three with respect to
original UK transmission order.
Again, no colour recording is known to exist. As
above, this story was sold as a five-part story to American TV stations, with the black
and white episode one being cut completely. We are only interested in a colour copy of
episode one with respect to original UK transmission order - this would have an on-screen
title of just 'Invasion'.
Colour copies sourced
from an NTSC Betamax recording do exist for this story, but unfortunately every copy we
have seen suffers from recorded interference. This manifests itself as a rainbow
patterning effect, sometimes mild but sometimes very strong. The only episode which
doesn't suffer is episode five, which we were able to restore. However we would still like
a better copy of this episode to work with. All existing colour copies of this story seem
to originate from a Betamax recording made by Tom Lundy in the seventies. If anyone has a
contact address for Tom, we would be very interested in speaking to him.
On a general note, we would like to talk to anyone who possesses broadcast quality copies of any Doctor Who material - complete or partial episodes, film inserts, film recordings etc. Even if you know that the material exists in the BBC Archives, it is still possible that you have a better copy. Anyone contacting us will be dealt with in the strictest confidence - any material loaned to us would be cleaned, copied, and returned to you. Please e-mail either Ralph, Paul or Steve from our main homepage.