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Published on February 9th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 444

106 episodes from the black-and-white years of Doctor Who are missing from the BBC’s Archives; the original tapes long since wiped. However, film copies were made and sold all over the world in the 1960s and 70s. Where did these episodes go – and, more importantly, could they still exist somewhere today?

Doctor Who Magazine issue 444Doctor Who Magazine #444 presents the ultimate guide to which episodes were sold, where and when – and the chances of their survival. The answers might surprise you…

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

OLD FRIENDS, NEW FACES
As work begins on the new series of Doctor Who, showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT takes DWM readers into his confidence, and looks ahead to the final fate of Amy and Rory – and just what might happen next…

SHA-DAAAA!
At last, more than 30 years since the TV production was abandoned, SHADA has been completed – thanks to BBC Books! DWM talks to author GARETH ROBERTS about the challenges of writing a novel based on Douglas Adams’ lost ‘Fourth Doctor’ story.

RUTANS, SONTARANS AND GIANT PRAWNS
DWM
goes back to the 1977 and celebrates the season which introduced K9 and attempted some of the most ambitious stories in Doctor Who‘s history, as COUNTDOWN TO 50! continues.

AN OLYMPIAN TASK!
The Doctor and his new Greek philosopher chum Socrates meet the Gods of Olympus, while Amy and Rory face danger in ancient Athens! Don’t miss the latest thrilling instalment of the brand new comic strip, THE CHAINS OF OLYMPUS by SCOTT GRAY, with art by MIKE COLLINS.

FIRE AND ICE
Go on an ANT hunt, explore the Ice Caves and feel the Dragon’s fire! With fascinating new facts and photos, THE FACT OF FICTION guides you through the 1987 Seventh Doctor story that introduced Ace – DRAGONFIRE!

IT MUST BE LOVE
If the love of your life is a Doctor Who fan, should you share their enthusiasm or leave them to it? KATHERINE HADOKE (wife of Toby) and GIGI CANDON (wife of Johnny) discuss the pros and cons as the regular DWM debaters defer to their better halves in A BATTLE OF WIVES!

AN ALIEN WEREWOLF IN SCOTLAND
The Tenth Doctor and Rose team up with Queen Victoria to battle a savage werewolf in Scotland, 1879! With their mistletoe at the ready, what will THE TIME TEAM of Emma, Chris, Will and Michael make of TOOTH AND CLAW?

ESSENTIAL READING
The mysterious Watcher remembers a landmark in Doctor Who publishing, champions another Supporting Artist of the Month and challenges readers with his Six Faces of Delusion. Don’t miss the latest WOTCHA!

PLUS!
All the latest official news, reviews of TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword – and much, much more!

Leave no stone unturned! Discover DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 444 in your newsagent on Thursday 9 February, price £4.50.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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