Listening to the 8th Doctor Big Finish story “Terror Firma” and he just mentioned that Agatha Christie travelled with him for a while.
I recently finished The Tenth Planet, completing my watch-through of the First Doctor. I was quite disappointed to find that the first few Patrick Troughton stories are either incomplete or entirely lost.
The first two stories, The Power of The Daleks and The Highlanders are completely lost except for a few clips (ironically enough the scenes that were cut by Australian censors are all that survived). Part 3 is all that survives of The Underwater Menace. Half of The Moon Base survives, plus a reasonable fan animation of part one. The Macra Terror is gone. The Faceless Ones really are faceless with only two of six parts intact, which is better than the 1/7 for The Evil of The Daleks. That’s 6 of the first 35 parts.
The Tomb of The Cybermen is the first complete story in Troughton’s run, his 8th adventure.
The Abominable Snowmen - 1/6The Ice Warriors - 4/6
The Enemy of The World - 1/6
The Web of Fear - 5/6, and was 1/6 until a few years ago.
Fury from The Deep - 0/6
The Wheel in Space - 2/6
The Dominators - 5/5 is the next 100% intact episode.
The Mind Robber - 5/5
The Invasion - 6/8
The Krotons - 4/4
The Seeds of Death - 6/6 (Not to be confused with 4th Doctor’s Seeds of Doom, which really seemed like a 3rd Doctor story)
The Space Pirates - 1/6
The War Games - 10/10
That’s 6 out of 20 stories that survive in their entirety and 8 with one or zero parts remaining.
"Clearly I got the brains, he got the brain damage, and what did you get?"
-The 8th Doctor and himself.