"PLANET OF THE DALEKS:"  Variant Broadcast Versions

by Z1R0
original version 22 June 1997
revised version 3 January 1999

     The six episode _Doctor Who_ serial "Planet of the Daleks" was 
originally broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 
the United Kingdom (U.K.) in 1973.[1]  It was first offered for 
broadcast by television stations in the United States (U.S.) by the
BBC's international distributor, Lionheart, in 1984.[2]  The serial 
was offered in two formats.  One was episodic and the other was in an
omnibus format, meaning that the individual episodes were edited
together to create one continuous narrative.[3]  Unfortunately, both 
versions offered to the U.S. television stations suffered from missing
content.[4]  These two incomplete versions, as well as yet other 
incomplete versions, continued to be used by U.S. television stations
for nine years until a restored complete version was made available to
U.S. television stations in 1993.[5]  This article unravels the reasons 
behind why this situation arose, describes the variant broadcast
versions shown in the U.S., and provides detailed descriptions of the
missing content for those viewers who have yet to see the restored
complete version.
     To unravel the reasons why this situation arose, one first has to 
look at the history of the original master tapes of the serial.  The raw 
footage for the serial was recorded predominately in 625 line color 
format on two inch video tape, with some outdoor footage being shot 
on 16mm color film.  The raw video and film footage were edited onto 
625 line color two inch video master tapes.[6]  This is how the serial 
was first broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. on 7 April through 12 May 
1973.[7]  In 1976, before the serial had ever been distributed to the 
U.S., the 625 line color two inch video master tape of Episode Three, 
labeled VTC/6HT/83951/ED [8], was erased (wiped) by the BBC Engineering 
Department.[9]  The BBC Engineering Department had standing orders to 
re-use as many video tapes as possible. Once episodes had been repeated 
in the U.K., copies had been made for international distribution, and the 
rights to sell the episodes had expired, no further use was seen for the 
original video master tapes.  Their content could then be wiped clean by 
using a electro-magnet and then be re-used to record the new episodes of 
other series.[10]
     The wiping of 405 line monochrome two inch video tape began in
1967.[11]  There is incorrect published information stating that when 625 
line monochrome two inch video format began to be used for recordings 
by the BBC in 1967 [12], the BBC may have begun actually destroying the 
older 405 line format video tapes, instead of wiping them, because their 
was no further need for blank video tapes in 405 line format.[13]  
The incorrect information goes on to state that when the 625 line video 
format switched over from monochrome to color at the BBC in 1969, 
the destruction policy extended to all monochrome video tape.[14]  
Because the two inch video tape stock used to record a 405 line video 
recording could be wiped and re-used to record a 625 line video 
recording, either monochrome or color, this information is clearly 
false. [15]   There is also incorrect published information about a 
widespread rumor concerning a failed Fire Department safety inspection.  
This incorrect information attempts to use the rumor of the failed 
inspection as a motivation for stories of outright destruction of video 
tape.  The original rumor stated that inspectors supposedly classified the 
crowded condition of BBC Enterprise's collection as a fire hazard.  This 
supposedly prompted the BBC to adopt a selective destruction policy.[16] 
The rumor pertains to BBC Enterprises which, up until 1973, only dealt 
with tele-recordings on film stock.  It was actually the BBC Engineering
Library which dealt with video tape.  The original rumor was an attempt
to explain the destruction of tele-recordings, thus it is incorrect to 
relate this rumor with tales of video tape destruction. [17]  The practice 
of wiping video tape for re-use ended completely in 1978.[18]  
     Even though the 625 line color two inch master video tape of Episode 
Three of "Planet of the Daleks" had been wiped in 1976, a 16mm 
monochrome film tele-recording still remained in a vault at BBC 
Enterprises.[19]  A tele-recording is "a can of negative film made by 
positioning a movie camera in front of a perfectly flat television screen 
showing a transmission."[20]  Monochrome tele-recordings, as well as two 
inch PAL and NTSC color video tapes, were made in the early 1970s 
because some of the countries the BBC sold to at the time were not using 
the same transmission system as the BBC.  In the case of monochrome 
tele-recordings, some countries were technically a few years behind and 
it was easier for them to broadcast monochrome film instead of color 
videotape.[21]
     The wiping of video master tapes for reuse should not be confused 
with the intentional destruction (junking) policy relating to monochrome 
tele-recordings.  Beginning in 1972, a large number of monochrome 
tele-recordings of William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton episodes were 
purposely junked via burning by BBC Enterprises.  Many of the junked 
tele-recordings were the only copies still in existence of many of the 
these early episodes (assuming that previously unknown copies are not 
discovered in the future).[22]  In a 1989 interview Adam Lee, BBC 
Archive Selector at the Brentford Film and Videotape Library, explained 
why this junking occurred: 

     It was the usual review of our holdings.  Nothing was       
     thrown away for space reasons.  It was thrown away 
     because at the time it was perceived to have no value       
     to the BBC in terms of repeats or long term use... The       
     BBC had no obligation under its charter to keep an 
     archive of any sort... You also have to bear in mind       
     there is the nature of the contracts that were made 
     with the artists.  In certain cases it was felt at the       
     time, for very good reasons, to be too expensive to 
     re-negotiate all the contracts.  It can be an extremely       
     expensive business to repeat old programmes.[23]

     The first broadcast outside of the U.K. of the serial "Planet of 
the Daleks" was in Australia in 1973.[24] The serial was shown 
episodically, and included all six episodes.  Monochrome tele-recordings
were broadcast - not 625 line color two inch videotapes.[25] [26]
     The BBC distributed a variant version of the serial to New Zealand 
in 1986.  It was identical to the original color version broadcast by 
the BBC in 1973 [27], except that the monochrome tele-recording 
replaced the now wiped 625 line color video master tape of
Episode Three.[28]  Steve Bryant, Adam Lee's predecessor as the BBC 
Archive Selector, indicated in a 1985 interview that "the Programme
Adaptation department was very upset about episode three of 'Planet of
the Daleks' being in black and white only."[29]
     U.S. television stations were offered both episodic and omnibus 
versions of the serial in 1984.[30]  The episodic variant included only 
Episode One through Episode Five  -- it was missing Episode Six.
Episode Three was monochrome.  The lack of an Episode Six was not
noticed by either Lionheart or the U.S. stations prior to broadcast.
Once broadcast, the viewers certainly noticed and complained
accordingly.[31] [32]

     Before continuing with a discussion of the U.S. broadcast variants,
those U.S. citizens who may have only ever seen the initial U.S.
episodic braodcast variant may wish to read a scene by scene synopsis of
the missing Episode Six, available in Appendix I.

     A complete six part episodic serial, to include a color copy of 
Episode Six, was requested by Lionheart from the BBC in 1988.  
Unfortunately, when the tapes arrived an engineer noticed that Episode 
Three was monochrome, thought it was a mistake, wiped the episode, and 
renumbered Episodes Four, Five and Six as Episodes Three, Four, and 
Five.  The engineer's confusion may have resulted from the fact that 
Lionheart may have still been listing the serial as consisting of five 
episodes, because of the way in which it was originally received, sans 
Episode Six.[33] [34]  Andrew Pixley, in his otherwise excellent _Doctor 
Who Magazine_ Archive Feature for "Planet of the Daleks," confuses this
variant with another variant having an Episode Three created by using 
the last ten minutes of the original Episode Two and editing it together
with the first fifteen minutes of the original Episode Four.[35]  The 
variant Pixley describes was actually shown on at least one station, but
the station was in Canada, not the U.S.[36]  
     The other variant of the serial offered to U.S. television stations 
in 1984 was the omnibus version.  Lionheart decided not to distribute 
the 16mm monochrome film tele-recording of Episode Three as part of the 
omnibus edition.  One could speculate that perhaps Lionheart felt that 
U.S. audiences would be less forgiving of a monochrome episode occurring 
in the middle of an omnibus color serial.  In the omnibus version, the 
material from the original Episode Three is simply missing.  Lionheart 
realized that this missing content left the viewer wondering what had 
happened, so they edited out and rearranged portions of Episode Four to 
help smooth out the plot.[37]

     Before examining how Episode Four was edited, those U.S. citizens
who may have only ever seen this particular broadcast variant may wish
to read a scene by scene synopsis of the missing Episode Three,
available in Appendix II.

     With all of Episode Three edited out, joining the end of Episode 
Two to the beginning of Episode Four created some plot problems.  The 
BBC dealt with these plot problems by editing out certain scenes from 
the beginning of Episode Four and running the remaining scenes that were 
between them in a different order.  All of the edited and rearranged 
scenes relate to the resolution of the cliffhanger of Episode Three -- 
the escape of the Doctor and the Thals from the Dalek city via the 
makeshift hot air balloon rising up the ventilation shaft.  Here are the 
scenes that were edited out: 

     * At last the makeshift balloon begins to rise taking the Doctor, 
Taron, Rebec, and Codal up the ventilator shaft.  The Daleks swarm in 
below, and soon locate the group, but they are out of the reach of their 
weapons.  A Dalek orders that a patrol go to the surface to await the 
emergence of the Thal party from the top of the ventilator shaft.  The 
Dalek also orders that an anti-gravitational disc be brought to the 
room.
     * The makeshift balloon begins to tear.  A Dalek is sent up the 
ventilator shaft after the party on an anti-gravitational disc. 
     * The Dalek patrol nears the top of the ventilator shaft.
     * Taron notices the Dalek on the anti-gravitational disc.  Rebec 
notices that the balloon is tearing.  The Thals manage to grab onto a 
ladder-like foothold now accessible on the sides of the ventilator shaft 
and climb out.  The Doctor is barely hanging on, but Taron has a rope 
and rescues him.  By dropping boulders down the ventilator shaft, they 
destroy the Dalek pursuer on the anti-gravitational disc.[38] [39]

     Following are the scenes retained that ran between the deleted 
scenes.  The first scene retained was: 

     * The Dalek patrol discovers the Thal bombs as Jo looks on in 
secret.  The Daleks prime the bombs for detonation.  When the Daleks 
leave, Jo begins to return the bomb priming mechanisms to the safe 
position, but before she can do so for the third and final bomb she is 
hit by a falling rock and knocked unconscious.[40] [41]

     The next two scenes retained were reversed in order.  Here they are 
in that reversed order: 
     
     * A Dalek in the Dalek Control Center orders a saturation search of 
the surface for the Thal party. 
     * Jo regains consciousness just in time to grab the two deactivated 
bombs and take cover from the blast of the third.  The Dalek patrol 
headed for the top of the ventilator shaft are caught by the explosion 
and destroyed.[42] [43]

     The next scene, and all that follow, return the viewer back to the 
order of the original Episode Four: 

     * Jo reunites with the Doctor and the Thals.  The Doctor is 
relieved that she wasn't killed in the destruction of the Thal 
ship.[44] [45]

     It is interesting to note that the device created by the Doctor to 
jam a Dalek's guidance system in Episode Three was used again by the 
Doctor much later in the serial "Remembrance of the Daleks."  Without 
somehow having seen Episode Three of "Planet of the Daleks," television 
viewers in the U.S. of the serial "Remembrance of the Daleks" would not 
have realized that such a device had been used once before, considerably 
earlier in the Doctor's career.[46]
     T.J. Lubinsky, a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) engineer and fan
of the series, convinced BBC Worldwide to make a complete six part
episodic version (with monochrome Episode Three) available to U.S.
television stations in 1993.[47]  It is known to have aired on at least
two PBS affiliates, one in Cincinatti, Ohio and the other in
Florida.[48]
     In conclusion, it is clearly an unfortunate situation that many 
television viewers in the U.S. have never seen the complete version of 
the _Doctor Who_ serial "Planet of the Daleks."  Even though a complete 
version is now available in the U.S. for broadcast, it is available at a 
time when few PBS stations are still showing the series.  BBC 
Worldwide could more effectively remedy this situation by releasing a 
restored version of the serial in NTSC format in the U.S. as part of 
the Fox video tape series, either using the monochrome tele-recording of 
Episode Three, or a colorized version of that tele-recording.  
Apparently, the colorizing of Episode Three would be rather expensive.  
Doctor Who researcher Robert Franks was told by BBC engineer Steve 
Roberts that the estimated cost would be $50,000 U.S.[49] [50]  Until 
then, many _Doctor Who_ fans in the U.S. will have to seek out video
copies of the new complete U.S. version or one of the complete earlier
foreign broadcasts, transferred to NTSC format.  For those still
owning a dub of one of the incomplete variant versions, they can fill in
missing plot details, beyond my summary above, by consulting chapters 
5-8 of the novelization by Terrance Dicks.[51]

(c) copyright Z1R0, 1998.


                   Appendix I: Synopsis of Episode Six
               -----------------------------------------

     * The Doctor, Taron and Codal throw a Spiridon cloak over the Dalek 
and make their escape.  The Daleks are ordered to pursue the Thals to 
the deepest levels of the city.  Rebec gets out of the Dalek casing just 
in time before the pursuing Daleks fire upon it and destroy it.  The 
group gets in an elevator and heads down to the arsenal where the Dalek 
army is in suspended animation.  The Doctor tells Taron and Codal to 
look for something to barricade the corridor leading to the arsenal.  
The Doctor and Rebec look upon the frozen army.
     * A message is received by the Dalek Control Center that the Dalek 
Supreme is arriving to take command.  The Daleks finally realize that 
amongst the Thal party is an alien -- their greatest enemy, the Doctor.  
As he has much knowledge that would be of value to them, he must be 
captured alive for interrogation by the Dalek Supreme.
     * In the jungle Jo and Latep see a space ship land.  Out of it 
comes the gleaming black and gold Dalek Supreme accompanied by two other 
Daleks.  Jo suggests that this craft might provide a means of escape for 
the Thals.
     * The Doctor's group completes the barricade.  The Daleks attempt 
to break through.
     * The Dalek Supreme is briefed in the Dalek Command Center.  He is 
told that the Daleks have mastered the science of invisibility.  The 
Dalek Supreme states that the Supreme Council has decided that the army 
is to be activated and that the invasion of all solar planets is to 
begin immediately. 
     * The Doctor's group realizes that the refrigeration unit has been 
shut off.
     * The Dalek Supreme orders that space transporters assemble in 
orbit and await landing orders.  The Dalek in charge on Spiridon is shot 
and destroyed by the Dalek Supreme for failing to exterminate the Doctor 
and the Thal party.  
     * Jo and Latep arrive at the ventilator shaft and prepare to 
descend.
     * The Daleks are nearly through the corridor barrier.  Codal and 
the Doctor find a suitable fissure in the rock wall in which to place 
their bomb.  The army is beginning to become active.  The Doctor sends 
Taron and Rebec to see if the catwalk leads to a loading area on the 
surface.  The bomb accidentally falls into the pit housing the reviving 
Dalek army.  The Doctor climbs in and retrieves the bomb amongst the 
oblivious reviving Daleks.  Codal discovers that the timing mechanism on 
the bomb is damaged and begins to repair it.  Taron and Rebec return 
with news of an escape route.   The Doctor explain to Taron and Rebec 
that his plan is to detonate the bomb in the fissure of the rock wall 
and release a molten ice flow that will freeze the Dalek army for 
centuries.  
     * Jo and Latep reach the bottom of the ventilator shaft.  They see 
that the Daleks have almost broken through the corridor barrier.  Latep 
flings his bomb at them and the detonation destroys them.  Jo and Latep 
join the others.  Codal sets his bomb to detonate in thirty seconds.  
Dalek reinforcements begin to arrive.  The explosion takes place, 
killing the Dalek reinforcements, but apparently without having any 
effect on the rock wall.  The Doctor decides that they must leave at 
once, and they begin their journey up a ramp leading to the surface.  At 
that moment the rock wall finally gives way and the ice-flow buries the 
Dalek army.  
     * The Dalek Supreme and his two aides in the Dalek Control Center 
radio Supreme Command that the army is immobilized and that they are the 
only Daleks left still active.  The ice-flow is advancing on them.  They 
activate automatic self-destruct of all instruments and abandon the 
Dalek city.
     * The Doctor and his friends reach the Supreme's space ship.  Codal 
thanks the Doctor for all he has done and leaves to study the ship's 
controls.  Taron and Rebec thank the Doctor.  The Doctor warns them not 
to glamorize the story of their adventure when they arrive back at Skaro 
so that the Thals will not relish the idea of war.  Taron and Rebec 
enter the ship.  Latep asks Jo to come with him to Skaro.  She had 
become very fond of the Thal, but decides that she must return to her 
own life on her own world.  Jo and Latep say goodbye.  The Dalek space 
ship takes off.
     * As the Doctor and Jo leave to find the TARDIS, they discover that 
they are being pursued by the Dalek Supreme and his aides.  The Doctor 
and Jo run, dodging spore-squirting fungoid plants, and narrowly escape 
into the TARDIS as the Daleks fire upon it.  The TARDIS dematerializes.  
     * The Dalek Supreme radios Dalek Supreme Command for a rescue 
craft.   He states that preparations to free the frozen army will begin 
at once.  He boasts that the Daleks have only been delayed, not 
defeated:  "The Daleks are never defeated!"
     * Jo chooses to return to Earth.  The Doctor sets the TARDIS on 
course for their next adventure.[52]


                 Appendix II: Synopsis of Episode Three
               -----------------------------------------

     * Marat, Latep and Vaber join Taron and Rebec. 
     * Wester takes Jo to the entrance of the Dalek city.  Fur-clad 
Spiridons are visible, carrying in vegetation samples which, Wester 
explains, are to be used for Dalek experiments with a plant-destroying 
bacteria. 
     * The Doctor, in a prison cell with Codal, is using the TARDIS Log 
to construct a device that will jam a Dalek's guidance system. 
     * Taron explains to Rebec that there are ice volcanoes on Spiridon 
where allotropic ice comes out of the ground.  This ice is semi-liquid, 
like lava, and does not become solid.  The shafts created by the ice-
flows are being used by the Daleks for their city's cooling system.  
Taron thinks it might be possible to enter the Dalek complex in this 
way.  Vaber and Latep join the others.  Vaber gives Taron a map showing 
where he has hidden all but one of the bombs, and Taron hands it to 
Marat.  Marat and Rebec enter the Dalek complex through the ice-flow 
shafts.  Vaber and Latep are instructed by Taron to take positions at 
the entrance to the Dalek city and to be prepared to attack if Taron's 
party is able to create a diversion.  Taron enters the ice-flow shaft. 
     * The Doctor has completed the Dalek jamming device. 
     * Jo hides in one of the baskets of vegetation samples the 
Spiridons are pushing into the Dalek complex. 
     * Taron, Rebec and Marat crawl through the ice-flow shaft and hear 
the sounds of an imminent ice eruption. 
     * Jo finds herself in the Dalek Control Center. 
     * The Doctor and Codal immobilize a Dalek guard with the jamming 
device and escape from their cell into the Dalek city. 
     * Jo, listening in secret, hears the Daleks discussing an imminent 
ice eruption. 
     * Taron, Rebec and Marat see an ice-flow beginning in the ice-flow 
shaft ahead, and are forced to retreat and take another route. 
     * The Doctor and Codal are discovered by a patrolling Dalek, but 
manage to escape deeper into the city. 
     * The Dalek Control Center calls upon all Dalek units to locate and 
destroy the escapees.  Jo secretly overhears the order.
     * The escapees are forced into an elevator while evading the Daleks 
and end up on Level Zero. 
     * Taron, Rebec and Marat find an entrance into the Dalek city as 
the ice eruption gains in intensity behind them.  The Doctor and Codal 
discover them and help to remove the ventilation screen blocking the 
party's escape from the ice-flow shaft. 
     * The Daleks, monitoring the eruption, activate the sealing off of 
all ice-flow shafts. 
     * The Doctor and Codal manage to force the doors to the ice-flow 
shaft open so that Taron, Rebec, and Marat can get out. 
     * While the Daleks are away, Jo examines the Dalek Control Center.  
She is able to monitor a Dalek message stating that the Doctor and the 
others are on Level Zero. 
     * While evading the Daleks on Level Zero, Marat is shot and killed.  
The Doctor, Taron, Codal and Rebec manage to flee into a room and close 
the doors.  The Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver to destroy the door 
opening mechanism and seal them inside. 
     * The Daleks discover the map on Marat's body indicating where the 
Thal bombs are hidden.  A Dalek is ordered to assemble a patrol to 
locate and destroy the bombs.  Another Dalek is ordered to get cutting 
equipment to gain entrance to the jammed door. 
     * Jo monitors these orders in the control room. 
     * The Doctor and his party realize that the room they are in 
contains a huge refrigeration unit.  They are puzzled as to why the 
Daleks should need this apparently superfluous equipment on a planet 
with ice volcanoes.  They also discover that the unit has a hot air 
ventilator shaft rising above it. 
     * The Daleks begin cutting through the doors. 
     * The Doctor examines some plastic sheeting found in the room. 
     * Jo secretly listens to the Daleks discussing the Thal bombs. 
     * The Doctor begins to explain to Taron his idea for using the 
rising hot air to effect their escape. 
     * Jo follows the Dalek party searching for the Thal bombs as they 
exit the city. 
     * The Doctor's party prepares the plastic sheeting to function as a 
kind of inverted parachute that will catch the warm rising gases and 
carry them up the ventilator shaft. 
     * Through a shutter the Doctor catches a glimpse of a frozen army 
of thousands of Daleks. 
     * It seems as though the balloon escape device is not going to 
rise, and the Daleks are successfully cutting through the door, ready to 
exterminate the Doctor and the Thals.[53]


                               Endnotes:
               -----------------------------------------

1) Andrew Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," _Doctor Who Magazine_ No. 202 (August 1993), 30. 

2) Franks, Robert (Columbus, Ohio).  "Planet of the Daleks variants." 
Private e-mail message to John Curtis (Cleveland, Ohio). 16 December
1997 (23:17:37).  Printout in the possession of the author.  ["In 1984,
the BBC offered `Planet of the Daleks' to Lionheart for sale in America
for the first time."]

3) Pixley, 30. 

4) Ibid.

5) Franks. ["In 1993, fan and PBS Engineer TJ Lubinsky, was instrumental
in getting another copy of Episode Three into distribution in the US.
Thus the true six-episode version (with monochrome Episode Three) has
been distributed by BBC Worldwide (the former Lionheart) since that
time."]

6) Keith A. Armstrong, David Brunt and Andrew Pixley, _The Doctor Who 
Production Guide Volume Two: Reference Journal_ (London : Nine
Travellers Publishing), 74.

7) Pixley, 30. 

8) Armstrong, 235.

9) Pixley, 30. 

10) Andrew Pixley and Jan Vincent-Rudzki, "Junking," in _Doctor Who: The 
Handbook: The Second Doctor_ (London : Doctor Who, 1997), 292.

11) Ibid, 293.

12) Armstrong, 43.

13) Richard Molesworth, "Out of the Vaults: Part Three: The Sixties," 
_Doctor Who Magazine_ No. 257 (22 October 1997), 46.

14) Armstrong, 57.

15) Franks, Robert (Columbus, Ohio). "Re: 'Planet of the Daleks' changes." 
Private e-mail message to John Curtis (Cleveland, Ohio). 11 Jun 
1998 (11:50:05).  Printout in the possession of the author.  ["There is no 
difference between 405-line tape and 625-line tape.  Although formulation 
may have varied over the years and manufactures, a 2" videotape is just a 
videotape.  It doesn't have a format until recorded."]

16) Molesworth, 46.

17) Franks. ["... everyone I have spoken with remember these rumours 
of a clear-out (either because of fire hazard or colour transition) 
pertaining to Enterprises only.  You will remember that until 1973 Ents 
dealt only with telerecordings.  They may have sold video copies of 
episodes, but these were always prepared and sent to the buying country 
directly from Engineering.  Ents had no videotapes when the destruction 
orders first came through."]

18) Ibid.

19) Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," 30. 

20) "From The Archives: An Interview with Sue Malden," _Doctor Who: A 
Marvel Winter Special_ (Winter 1981-2), 4. 

21) Brian J. Robb, "Into The Archives," _Doctor Who Magazine_ No. 150 
(July 1989), 20. 

22) Molesworth, 46.

23) Robb, 19. 

24) Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," 30.

25) Franks.  "Planet of the Daleks variants." 
["Actually the first variant version would have been the 
sale of all 6 episodes to Australia in 1973.  These were all monochrome
telerecordings and NOT the original colour prints as produced.
(Australia did not get any colour episodes of DOCTOR WHO until Season
Eleven."]

26) Franks, Robert (Columbus, Ohio). "Comments on the EBTL site." 
Private e-mail message to John Curtis (Cleveland, Ohio). 17 December
1997 (23:40:20).  Printout in the possession of the author.  ["It is a
fairly well known fact that Australia aired b/w telerecordings through
Season Ten.  I have the b/w censored clips discovered by Damian Shanahan
in 1996 to prove this.  Although not as widely known, all of the cuts to
the Pertwee stories were recovered as well as the other clips."]

27) Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," 30. 

28) Ibid.

29) Richard Marson, "BBC Archives Update," _Doctor Who Magazine_ 
No. 96 (January 1985), 27.

30) Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," 30. 

31) Franks. "Planet of the Daleks variants."  ["In 1984, the BBC 
offered "Planet of the Daleks' to Lionheart for sale in America for the
first time.  The serial was offered in two formats, however there was a
slight problem.  When Lionheart received the episodic version it
consisted of only five episodes.  These were the first five episodes,
including the monchrome Episode Three.  However, Episode Six was not
included and Lionheart did not notice this at first.  That meant that
when a station aired the serial in episodic format they received only
the first five episodes."]

32) Franks. "Comments on the EBTL site."  ["TJ Lubinsky informed me 
personally of the varying versions that `Planet of the Daleks' has gone
through."]

33 Franks. "Planet of the Daleks variants."  ["In 1988, Lionheart 
finally requested a copy of Episode Six be sent to them (after many
complaints from viewers).  When the tapes arrived, an Engineer was
checking the master tapes and making duplicates for the story.  He found
that one of the episodes was in black and white.  And, thinking this a
mistake, wiped the episode and renumbered Episodes Four, Five and Six to
be Episodes Three, Four and Five.  It is unclear why he did this, but it
probably had something to do with the fact that Lionheart had this story
listed as a five episode story."]

34) Franks. "Comments on the EBTL site."  ["TJ Lubinsky informed me 
personally of the varying versions that `Planet of the Daleks' has gone
through."]

35) Pixley, "Doctor Who Archive Feature: Serial SSS: Planet of the 
Daleks," 30. 

36) Franks, Robert (Columbus, Ohio). "Re: Corrections and errata." 
Private e-mail message to John Curtis (Columbus, Ohio). 22 December 1997
(17:04:2).  Printout in the possession of the author.  ["Pixley called
yesterday and I gave him the corrections to the 'Planet of the Daleks'
Archive.  The version of Episode Three he refers to in the Archive (the
one that is half 15 minutes of ep2 and 10 minutes of ep4) was apparently
shown in Canada.]

37) "The Planet of the Daleks (Episode Three and Episode Four)," 
_Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1973), NTSC color and monochrome video
recordings, in possession of the author.  [monochrome tele-recording of
Episode Three and complete color version of Episode Four]

38) Ibid.

39) "The Planet of the Daleks" 

40) "The Planet of the Daleks (Episode Three and Episode Four)"

41) "The Planet of the Daleks"

42) "The Planet of the Daleks (Episode Three and Episode Four)" 

43) "The Planet of the Daleks"

44) "The Planet of the Daleks (Episode Three and Episode Four)" 

45) "The Planet of the Daleks" 

46) "Remembrance of the Daleks," _Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1988) 
from _Doctor Who: The Daleks_ (Beverly Hills : Fox Video, 1993), NTSC
video cassette.

47) Franks. "Planet of the Daleks variants."  ["In 1993, fan and PBS 
Engineer TJ Lubinsky, was instrumental in getting another copy of
Episode Three into distribution in the US.  Thus the true six-episode
version (with monochrome Episode Three) has been distributed by BBC
Worldwide (the former Lionheart) since that time."]

48) Franks. "Comments on the EBTL site."  ["I can prove this with my 
SVHS copy taped off of Channel 48 in Cincinnati, plus I have a dub of
all six episodes from their 1994 broadcast in Florida."]

49) Franks. "Planet of the Daleks variants."  ["Also, it would cost 
nearly $50,000 to colourize just one episode and Enterprises can't front
that type of money for a DOCTOR WHO release."]

50) Franks. "Comments on the EBTL site."  ["Again Steve Roberts could 
verify this amount, as it was he who led the team in restoring the
colour versions of `Doctor Who and the Silurians', `Terror of the
Autons' and `The Daemons.'"]

51) Terrance Dicks, _Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks_ 
(London :Target, 1976), 45-77.

52) "The Planet of the Daleks," _Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1973), 
NTSC color video recording, in possession of the author.  [U.S. omnibus
version w/ missing Episode Three and edited Episode Four, recorded from
broadcast by WOSU Columbus, Ohio]

53) "The Planet of the Daleks (Episode Three and Episode Four)" 



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