It won’t be a surprise to anyone who’s read any of the previous entries in this blog that I am a bit obsessed with the minutiae of Doctor Who missing episodes. This is a project that I’ve begun a few times over the years and have finally decided that enough was enough and this summer it would be finished! Sort of. In a work-in-progress kind of way.
There are 44 episodes of Hartnell Who missing. For 27 of these, there are no telesnaps. So – how many characters or monsters are there for whom we have no visual reference whatsoever? I wanted to find out. So first I made a list of every character who appeared *only* in a missing episode or episodes, and then I tried to find photos of them all – or work out who was who in the photos we have.
Some caveats. I’m only looking at credited cast (and I’ve used Doctor Who: The Television Companion by Howe/Stammers/Walker as my guide, although I have referred to the camera scripts for everything else). I’ve also taken as gospel Jonny Morris’s fantastic telesnap work in the recent DWM Missing Episode specials. And this is a work in progress. Where identities are in doubt my detective work has so far gone no further than trying to match up photos with scripts (in which there are contradictions in some cases) and looking at photos/performances of actors in other shows. Very often, this still resulted in guesswork. Hopefully people with better facial-recognition skills than me will point out errors or confirm guesses.
There are a lot of photos around on the Internet that are reconstructions/photoshopped/coloured etc. For that reason I’m only using photos that have appeared in DWM or other reference books/magazines/photo libraries. If you know of any (genuine) photos that fill in any gaps needless to say I would *love* to hear from you!
(NB All footage referred to below can be found on the DVD ‘Lost in Time’.)
So, without any further ado, here we go…
MARCO POLO 1-7 (NB No Telesnaps exist for Part 4. There is no footage whatsoever of this story.)
REIGN OF TERROR 4, 5 (No Telesnaps exist.)
Physician NONE KNOWN
Soldier NONE KNOWN
THE CRUSADE 2, 4
GALAXY 4: All characters can be seen in the surviving episode (Part 3) except Garvey.
GALAXY 4/MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN (NB No Telesnaps exist.)
Garvey NONE KNOWN
MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN (NB No Telesnaps exist and no footage whatsoever exists.)
Marc Cory NONE KNOWN
Lowery NONE KNOWN
THE MYTH MAKERS 1-4 (NB No Telesnaps exist.)
Achilles NONE KNOWN
Menelaus NONE KNOWN
Messenger NONE KNOWN
(Thanks to Jonny Morris for pointing out an Achilles/Steven/Paris mistake that slipped through – oops! The wonderful pic of Steven in DWM482 had been noted and then forgotten by stupid me.)
THE DALEKS’ MASTERPLAN 1, 3, 4, 6-9, 11, 12 (NB No Telesnaps exist.)
Lizan NONE KNOWN
Roald NONE KNOWN
Interviewer NONE KNOWN
Daxtar NONE KNOWN
Station Sergeant NONE KNOWN
First Policeman NONE KNOWN
Second Policeman NONE KNOWN
Man in macintosh NONE KNOWN
Ingmar Knopf – NONE KNOWN – but see The Feast of Steven Mysteries
Assistant Director ?? – but see The Feast of Steven Mysteries for why I’m pretty sure about this one.
Professor Webster NONE KNOWN
Prop Man NONE KNOWN – but see The Feast of Steven Mysteries
Cameraman NONE KNOWN – but see The Feast of Steven Mysteries
Trevor NONE KNOWN
Scott NONE KNOWN
Malpah (3) NONE KNOWN
THE MASSACRE 1-4 (NB No Telesnaps exist and no footage whatsoever survives.)
Simon NONE KNOWN
Roger NONE KNOWN
Captain of the Guard NONE KNOWN But see Mysteries and Hypotheses! for a possible pic.
Servant NONE KNOWN
Abbot NONE KNOWN
Old Lady/Woman NONE KNOWN
Teligny NONE KNOWN
Priest NONE KNOWN
1st Man NONE KNOWN
2nd Man NONE KNOWN
Officer NONE KNOWN
1st Guard NONE KNOWN
2nd Guard NONE KNOWN
THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER 1-3 (NB No Telesnaps exist.)
THE SAVAGES 1-4
First Assistant/Assistant See Mysteries and Hypotheses! for my reasoning.
Second Assistant See Mysteries and Hypotheses! for my reasoning.
Third Assistant See Mysteries and Hypotheses! for my reasoning.
THE SMUGGLERS 1-4
THE TENTH PLANET 4
The only new characters in this episode are Cybermen, and as far as I know they’re identical to the Cybermen in the previous episodes – unless you know differently…?
NB Thank you to Icar Faemke on Twitter for a Marco Polo correction.
Thanks also to Frankymole and Tony M Clark of Roobarb’s Forum for alerting me to the photo of Preslin.