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    Win 50 Doctor Who audio books from Book Depository

    I know a few people who will be interested in this competition, hi Stuart and Andrew good luck, Stu I bet you have all the CDs anyway, check out the competition here:


    Doctor Who at Fifty

    Win 50 Doctor Who audio books

    Thanks to Book Depository: Free delivery worldwide on all books from The Book Depository

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who we've got a great audio prize for two lucky winners!

    1st prize is 50 Doctor Who Audiobooks and one runner-up gets 25.
    Just answer the simple question below by Monday July 29 to be in with a chance to win!!
    How many Doctor Who episodes did the BBC delete in the 1970s?


    Stu any chance you can give me the answer?



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    Just realised there's also a second prize too of 25 Doctor Who Audio books! Nice!

    Not sure about the answer yet, this is what Wikipedia has to say:

    There are 27 incomplete Doctor Who serials, with 106 of 253 episodes from the first six years of the programme missing. Many more were thought to be lost until copies were recovered from various sources, mostly overseas broadcasters.

    Further erasing and junking of Doctor Who master videotapes by the Engineering Department continued into the 1970s. Eventually every single master videotape of the programme's first 253 episodes (1963–1969) was destroyed or wiped, with the final 1960s mastertapes to be erased being those for the 1968 serial Fury from the Deep, which were authorised for wiping in late 1974.

    So I'd say the answer is 253.
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    Thanx for the answer Gav, entered for my nephew
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    Wow I had no idea they wiped any or that the show had been going that long.

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    yeah lots of my friends are whovians and are so excited about the 50th year celebration, big parties over here in the UK for it, big event in London and a bit happening during the Edinburgh book and fringe festivals.

    I must admit I loved watching it on the ABC in the 80s, but the 2 recent series have been rubbish, the first of the new ones were awesome, as were the ones with Catherine Tate, but the writing and the need to make it more like the X-Files - the Truth is out there, is awful, clasping at different things and making no real sense of any of it. It's a mess. The latest series had a few stand out episodes with comedy and good story lines the way Dr Who used to be "The Crimson Horror" and "Nightmare in Silver" were both great, I enjoy Neil Gaiman as a writer - Nightmare in Silver, but wasn't impressed at all by his previous effort for a Doctor Who episode.

    One of the big problems is once they used to actually kill characters off, now they keep them alive in a parallel universe, there's no consequence, and when there's no consequence there's no excitement. They've done the same to superheroes, kill one off and he can come back in the future, they just resurrect them! It's frustrating.

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    had a look around a lot of websites have just grabbed the number of missing tape numbers as 106.


    This is not how many they deleted the correct answer is 253
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    Chatting with a few Dr Who fans they say that BBC never really gave a number for the amount of Doctor Who episodes were wiped in the 70s, there's also many rumours going around that 90 of the current 106 missing episodes have been found and they're going to re-release them for the 50th birthday... We'll see.

    But from what I can find, in 1972 the "BBC Enterprises held a near-complete archive of the series in the form of their 16mm film telerecording copies until approximately 1972" - wikipedia

    and from 1972 to 1974 from what I can get off wiki "Eventually every single master videotape of the programme's first 253 episodes (1963–1969) was destroyed or wiped"

    It does say episodes, not masters, and the fact it was near-complete archive that they got rid of I'd still go with 253, as we have no idea what near complete means. As one Dr Who fan said on Twitter some of the Jon Pertwee (3rd Doctor) only certain episodes were deleted, so we don't know how many, they have the full set now, just not from masters and many had to be restored and re-coloured.

    basically it's almost impossible to answer this question. it seems that the BBC had no system for deleting things, just grab the closest tape, delete.

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