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The collection, estimated at £800-1200, was hammered down at £4600 in Roseberys’ Fine & Decorative auction on March 21.

The Power of the Daleks had been first broadcast by the BBC in November and December 1966 but 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 series marked the first time that the doctor regenerates from the first actor to play him, William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton. 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.

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.

Read more about this lot and other Doctor Who related sales here.

Roseberys’ buyer's premium is 25/20/12%.