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Colour photos and negatives from 'lost' Dr Who episode Power of the Daleks on offer in Roseberys' July 18 auction estimated at £800-1200.

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The earlier selection demolished an estimate of £800-1200, and further photos from the same source relating to that episode – The Power of the Daleks – are available at the same saleroom. 

Offered in the Fine & Decorative auction on July 18 in West Norwood, and guided again at £800-1200, they relate to the completely missing third serial of the fourth season first broadcast by the BBC in six weekly parts from November 5-December 10, 1966. They were taken on colour film at a time when the programme was shot and broadcast in black and white.

The master tapes of all six episodes were erased in the late 1960s, while the copies kept for foreign sales on 16mm film were destroyed in 1974. Their destruction meant that the only information to survive on the series was limited to stills photography and films made by fans when the programmes were broadcast.

The collection was owned by the late production designer and art director, Derek Dodd (1937-2018), who made set designs for The Power of the Daleks and The Wheel in Space.

The Power of the Daleks marks the first time that the doctor regenerates from the first actor to play him, William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton.

Seen on set 

These latest images to emerge at auction include a collection of 21 colour negatives and developed photographs of scenes.

They depict actors on set, interiors and other scenes, such as a photograph of Pamela Anne Davey as Janley standing next to a console station, a similar scene with her, Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and possibly Michael Craze as Ben Jackson standing next to the console.

Six scenes show various actors on set, another a scene of a Dalek in a corridor and 14 scenes are of different sets, including the 'Prison cells' and 'Rocket Equipment Ship One'.

The negatives come in three section strips within 'Wallace Heaton Ltd' folders, together with 11 black and white film strips each with 11 frames with varying lighting situations for the subject matter, the strips depicting seven scenes of Daleks in manufacture and groups with four of actors and other scenes.

Acclaimed writer

Dodd worked with some of the most formative of writers and directors from the television age including Stephen Frears, Stephen Poliakoff and Dennis Potter. His work has received BAFTA and EMMY nominations.