The Macra Terror

The Macra Terror is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from March 11 to April 1, 1967. It focuses on the Second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie unravelling a mystery in a holiday camp on a human colony planet in the future, and introduces the alien race known as the Macra.

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All episodes of The Macra Terror are missing from the BBC archives.

As with all missing episodes, off-air recordings of the soundtrack exist due to contemporary fan efforts. In 1992 these were released on audio cassette, accompanied by linking narration from Colin Baker. In 2000, the soundtrack was remastered and re-released on CD, again with the Baker narration.

In November 2004, surviving clips were included in the Lost in Time DVD set.

Fans such as Loose Cannon have started peicing this story back together. Heres abit of surviving footage;

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A novelisation of this serial, written by Ian Stuart Black, was published by Target Books in July 1987.

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