Animation is the only way this classic will ever be seen again. It's been nearly sixty years since the only UK transmission and not a sign of even a single minute of footage has come to light since the missing episode hunt started. It's gone I've accepted it and no fish fryer claims will bring it back😔
This thread is ironic in that either DWM or DWB remarked in the 80's that some poor-quality soundtracks of Marco Polo were circulating amongst fans. The soundtracks sounded as though the activities of Marco and the others were accompanied by the sound of chips frying in the background. 😊
On a more positive note (optimistic, bordering on the insane), the fate of some of the prints of the first 5 Hartnell stories, together with a number of prints in Singapore (Season 3 minus MTTU and DMP plus Smugglers, Tenth Planet and POTD) has never really been accounted for satisfactorily.
Twelve years ago the fate of the Nigerian prints of Snowmen, EOW, WOF and WIS had also never been satisfactorily accounted for. And then we had Itunes Friday for 2 of them! Hope springs eternal.....