The Underwater Menace

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Story Code: GG / Season 4 UK Airdate: 14 Jan to 4 Feb 1967 Doctor: Patrick Troughton
First airings by location UK Repeats / Foreign Cable and Satellite Previous Story / Next Story

This story aired in the following six countries. They are listed in chronological order according to known airdate. (Refer also to Selling Doctor Who for expanded airdates.)

Australia Sep 67 b/w
Uganda Oct 68 b/w
Singapore Mar 69 b/w
Hong Kong Apr 69 b/w
New Zealand Nov 69 b/w
Zambia May 70 b/w
  • Singapore may have sent its films to Hong Kong, who in turn may have sent them to Zambia.
  • New Zealand (who may have got its prints from Uganda) junked its copies in late 1974.
  • The ABC in Australia returned its prints to the BBC on 4 June 1975; they were junked shortly afterwards...
  • The BBC acquired an uncut print of episode three at some point during 1977; it's possible this came from Zambia.

BBC News Item December 2011

BFI December 2011

  • ...the returned Australian print of part two (still exhibiting the Australian censor cuts) was recovered from a UK film collector in late 2011 (he had acquired it from another collector in the early 1980s).
  • And that's all three known prints of part 3 accounted for...
  • See also the Troughton Junkings page.


  • The story was released on DVD in 2015; the two missing episodes reconstructed using tele-snaps.
  • From December 2019, the reconstruction of the story was available on UK BritBox.