Post by Mike Biggs on May 19, 2018 22:12:47 GMT
Solely in terms of employees at the BBC pinching episodes, the first paragraph is accurate. The only thing I forgot was that The Faceless Ones #1 was also of Australian origin having been returned to the ABC in 1978 - which to me doesn't make much sense. It's fair to say that The Faceless Ones was returned as a complete set, or mostly complete with the first episode withheld. This is the one and only example of a 'pincher' in Australia. Every other act of pinching episodes has occurred in Britain.
New Zealand is a different story. 'The Lion' was recovered, rather than pinched, and there are no examples of any 'pinchers' having taken episodes there - mostly because nearly every serial was either sent to Singapore or promptly back to the BBC. The prospect of finding anything else in New Zealand, aside from the landfill sites, is next to nothing.
The Crusade (Lion rescued from Tip in 1974)
The Reign of Terror (destroyed 1971)
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase (empty tin found for one episode)
The Macra Terror (destroyed 1974)
The Evil of the Daleks
The Abominable Snowmen
The Web of Fear
The Wheel in Space