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This page indexes general articles that explore various common factors relating to the sale of Doctor Who to foreign broadcasters.


What was BBC Sydney? What was Television International Enterprises Ltd? What special privileges did Commonwealth nations have over non-Commonwealth countries? This chapter explores the procedures and processes of buying a television programme like Doctor Who.


The BBC didn't sell Doctor Who season by season. It often sold the series in batches of three or four stories at a time - and not always in sequence. This chapter looks at the "Waves" in which the series was sold, from 1964 to the 1990s.


The framework around which BroaDWcast has been built comes from information gleaned from extant documentation - BBC sales reports, inter-departmental memos, lists, etc - that have been researched by others and published elsewhere. This chapter profiles the major research sources used for BroaDWcast.


Doctor Who has been seen by "110 million in 60 countries" - or so the BBC would have us believe. In this chapter, we discover the truth to this bold claim.


EL DOCTOR MISTERIO! This name might mean little to those of us who speak English, but to the Spanish-speaking nations, William Hartnell and Tom Baker were El Dr Misterio. This chapter is an overview of the Spanish-language versions, complete with summary of Spanish episode and story titles.


In the Middle East and North Africa, ادكتورهو was played by William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee. In this chapter, we take a look at Doctor Who in its Arabic-language versions, explain what "Al-Ittihad Al-Fani" is, and provide partial translations of the DVD narrations!

  • See also our interview with Eddie Montague, the BBC film editor responsible for assembling the Music / Effects tracks.


There were 134 William Hartnell episodes produced between 1963 and 1966. Many of them are still missing. Where did they go, and where are they today? This series of tables shows some of the possible bicycling routes that the film prints may have taken between 1964 and 1973.


There were 119 Patrick Troughton episodes produced between 1966 and 1969. Many of them are still missing. Where did they go, and where are they today? This series of tables summarises some of the possible bicycling routes that the film prints may have taken between 1967 and 1976.


A review and analysis of Richard Molesworth's book "WIPED! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes (Updated Edition; 2013)".


Two missing episodes of The Daleks' Master Plan were found in the basement of a Mormon church in 1983. Or were they?


John Lucarotti's 1964 serial Marco Polo was based in part on his 18-part radio serial written for Canada's CBC, about which very little was known. We investigate...


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