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Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:55 am
by ArchiveTvfan43
It is a great little show and some issues in it are relevant today. However some episodes are lost. The majority of Series 3 and 3 episodes from series 1.what lost episode would you like to see (or see again if you got to see the original transmission.) If you did do you have any memories of them?

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:26 pm
by Ian K McL
I would like to see again any of the missing episodes but in particular 2 episodes of season 3 focussing on Dr. John Ridge - Cause of Death and Fire and Brimstone.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:04 pm
by Private Frazer
It would be interesting to see how well the Series 3 episode 'Flood' worked; I like any of the environmental ones (and just watched Re-Entry Forbidden).

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:01 am
by ArchiveTvfan43
I don't know if you have seen it but I think I found 2 publicity photos from "flood" it might be from another episode but I'm not sure https://www.rexfeatures.com/search/?kw= ... _submit=Go

If this link isn't allowed then delete it.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:02 am
by ArchiveTvfan43
Scroll down the photo until the you find the photo with quist next to the Thames

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
by Private Frazer
I see he's testing the water, so it could be from 'Flood' or another one about pollution/chemicals.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 pm
by Mark
I'd love to see any missing episodes turn up, but preferred series 1, although I would like to see again, the series 3 episode "Say Knife, Fat Man" ( not just because Elisabeth Sladen is in it either) it was a good idea!

Memories are fading with time, but shocking moments stay with you, and Toby Wren's demise is one of them, that's certainly an episode I'd like to see again.! (can't believe it wasn't kept).

Ridge was my favourite character, Simon Oates was superb in the role.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:34 pm
by cdnbob
Yes, I'd be happy seeing any lost Doomwatch episode show up.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:58 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
Apparently Say Knife, Fat man from series 3 was sent as a B&W film recording to Australia as a audition print, Australia decided not to purchase series 3 and who knows what happened to the print?... What's strange is a complete set of film recordings exist for series 2 and it would seem likely that all of series 3 was film recorded although what happened to the negatives (if all episodes were telerecorded) is unknown.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:05 pm
by cdnbob
I know the series was sold to the CBC and it was broadcast here. I don't recall it being on mind you I was probably around 11 or 12 when the CBC aired it and I don't think my parents would have let me stay up to watch it.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:08 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
2 episodes from series 1 Tommorow, the rat and the episode train and de train and the majority of series 2 except the last episode, are all from Canadian NTSC tapes that were returned in the 80s or early 90s,these were used in the dvd release

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:13 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
So it may be that only 2 episodes from series 1 was sold to the CBC as part of a deal or was the whole of series 1 sold but the rest of the tapes got misplaced??

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:54 pm
by Private Frazer
Mark wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 pm
...Memories are fading with time, but shocking moments stay with you, and Toby Wren's demise is one of them, that's certainly an episode I'd like to see again.! (can't believe it wasn't kept)...
'You Killed Toby Wren' (S2E1) exists.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:47 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
I think he meant the last episode of series 1, survival code. Although some footage of the final moments of that episode appear in the beggining of you killed Toby Wren

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:37 pm
by Private Frazer
See now; I never realised it was a re-cap!

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:06 am
by Mark
Yes, "Survival Code", there was an audio recreation made and put on YT, although it seems to have gone now, but the script is in the "Doomwatch" book, OOP I think, sadly.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:50 pm
by paul.austin
By rights, much of the early 1970s "Doctor Who"s should be missing too. Blimey, Who fans are very lucky to have a full set of Pertwee.

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:31 am
by ArchiveTvfan43
The only PAL master tapes to survive from series 7 and 8 are The ambassadors of death Part 1, The Claws of axos Part 1, The claws of axos Part 4 and the daemons Part 4.All look great compared the NTSC tapes for other episodes and decent but not as good film recordings. Such a shame the NTSC tapes that were sent to America weren't kept considering America is known to have held on to more TV shows although they are still guilty of the wiping sin. Day of the daleks is the earliest story where all master PAL tapes still exist possibly the story was left untouched because it was a significant story due to it being the return of the daleks and the the first time they were seen in in colour (in doctor who)

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:37 pm
by brigham
I've never seen the feature-length spin-off.
Is it worth a punt?

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:07 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
I haven't seen the film either but I've heard it's fairly good

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:09 pm
by ArchiveTvfan43
I hope this is Ok to post, the whole film is on YouTube and the uploader seems to legitimate.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EG1kSfB9sbY