Known Cuts to Existing Episodes
Important note: this section documents the situation prior to the
Australian "censor" find of October 1996. Since then many of the listed gaps
have been plugged. The section will be updated in due course.
The Time Meddler episode 4 (Checkmate) (tx 24/7/65)
- Close-up shots of Saxons stabbing Ulf and Sven are deleted.
The Celestial Toymaker episode 4 (The Final Test)
- The "Next Episode" caption is removed near the end of the episode.
The War Machines episode 3 (tx 9/7/66)
- A line of the conversation between Brett and Krimpton about the
programming of the machines is missing.
- Two lines of Major Green's orders to the workers are cut.
- Several sections have been removed from the army's attack on the
The War Machines episode 4 (tx 16/7/66)
- Scene of a War Machine demolishing a telephone box is deleted.
(Note: The above scene exists on an insert film reel for an edition of
BLUE PETER (tx 20/6/66)).
- Two lines of dialogue are missing when Polly reports back to WOTAN.
The Dominators episode 4 (tx 31/8/68)
- Death scene of Tensa is edited.
- Death scene of Balan is edited (also on reprise on episode 5).
(Note: The BBC have recently located a print of episode 5 with the latter cut
intact. It would be possible to edit this section into episode 4).
The Invasion episode 6 (tx 7/12/68)
- Part of Tobian Vaughn's testing of the machine on Professor Watkins is
Notes: The prints the BBC hold of The Time Meddler episodes
1 and 3 and The Faceless Ones episode 1 are complete, although
incomplete prints also exist. Some other episodes have jumps in them, but
little material is actually missing at these points. The jumps in The
Faceless Ones episode 3 are serious enough to render the episode
untransmittable in its present form.