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Radio Times-Newly Found Episodes Released Soon

Doctor Who: newly discovered lost episodes to be released for sale this week

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Recently recovered missing Patrick Troughton episodes will be made available digitally later this week, can reveal

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  • Johnny

    October 8th, 2013 - 8:25am

    The last statement makes no real sense!

    How can the BBC turn these episodes into espisodes! :-/

  • CG

    October 7th, 2013 - 11:49pm

    On our ABC news here in Australia it was said that they had found quite a few William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton episodes in a radio/tv studio in Ethiopia. The only other thing the report said was that the BBC were hoping to claim these episodes and turn them, eventually, into episodes.

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2013 - 10:42pm

    Actually all the BBC said was there was nothing to announce at the time, and then there was another person saying they didn’t know if there had been a recovery or not.

    Hardly very conclusive.

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2013 - 10:41pm

    It’s still happening alright, just on Thursday. Needless to say Ian Levine has come out and confirmed he is aware of nine episodes that are back in the archives and he’s convinced there are more that he isn’t aware of.

  • Jamie Fletcher

    October 7th, 2013 - 9:11pm

    This is starting to get very silly, first it’s announced there’s been a find then there hasn’t been a find, then there’s a press conference on Tuesday then it’s postponed until ‘later in the week’. It’ll certainly be interesting to see what the actual outcome of all of this is.

    The big problem seems to be comunication especially where the BBC and BBC Worldwide are concerned. I can understand the Restoration Team saying they don’t know anything as they are sworn to secrecy anyway, but the amount of ‘official’ and ‘semi offical’ sources saying there is no news and there has been no finds is just silly. And now people are saying the whole thing is fake and the press conference which was for Tuesday 8th October was never happenng anyway and won’t happen this week at all as the whole story is fake.

    C’mon BBC get your act together!

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 8:30pm

    The BBC already denied new stuff had been found ….. if they’re sticking to the same story why should they deny it again…its only a mass of rumour conjoured up by the daily mirror and the radio times site which from what I can see seems to be lacking in credibility among quite a few fans…
    Persoanlly I think the greatest disclaimer is that the Beeb would be drawn over the coals going to the expense of a major press meeting only to cancel it – and theyd want to screw as much as possible via dvd even blue ray releases before putting it on line.

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 8:26pm

    I dont know how anyone can be disappointed with Tomb of the Cybermen – its a superb piece of well acted atmospheric tv…. I sat and watched my vhs copy agog in 1995 having been too terrified by the cybermen to watch as a seven year old when the original serial was shown…its worth an entire era of davies or moffatt Im afraid….

  • Some bloke

    October 7th, 2013 - 8:07pm

    that’s what i was going to say, beat me to it 🙂

  • The Monitor

    October 7th, 2013 - 8:06pm

    After reading Target, I was disappointed with Spearhead from Space, but with each viewing since the original VHS release, it has grown in my opinion, and watching it again last year on DVD on a large 42in screen it ascended into my top ten. With the Blu Ray it could go higher. The Tomb of the Cyberman may not have been “perfect” in 1992, but on may subsequent revisits, it is easily the best Troughton story that is complete.

  • MasterKasterborous

    October 7th, 2013 - 8:05pm

    Well baring The Feast of Steven of course.

  • 100000BC

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:56pm

    This Is Getting Silly. The BBC Should announce it; it’s almost selfish to not let us know. I’m having thoughts of someone sat at a computer watching all twelve episodes of The Daleks’ Master Plan over and over again…

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:43pm

    Which currency are you using, because if it is US dollars and we look at the conversion rate at the moment they most certainly are not “multi-million” (although they might be with the amount of advertising production certainly isn’t).

  • Nick

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:36pm

    Interesting to note just how many people are more excited by the possibility of lost 60s eps being recovered than the forthcoming multi-million dollar spectaculars / regeneration / anniversary celebrations, isn’t it? I’m so glad it’s not just me!

  • Nick

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:32pm

    Are any of you guys actually old enough to have seen the b/w episodes when originally broadcast? I only started watching during season eight, so I’m seeing this stuff through rose tinted specs. I can still remember how disappointed I was with Tomb and Ice Warriors after reading the Target books several times as a kid. Likewise both of the auton stories, the novelisations of which were truly awesome. Surely others will be similarly disappointing. But when you look at the surviving clips and eps of Masterplan, Evil, Wheel, Faceless Ones, Fury and the Yeti shows you know they’re going to be brilliant. Savages and Macra do sound brilliant on audio but I’m bracing myself against the possibility of some serious disappointment there. But as somebody just said, Troughton and Hartnell are such a joy to watch, even in a so-so story.

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:27pm

    I wonder how the BBC in the current climate of concerns about expenditure can presumably book a hotel for a press meeting go to the effort of printing up special invites etc…only to cancel one day before the meeting is due…now come on who actually takes this seriously still ??

  • Some bloke

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:27pm

    if they have been found, then there is NO DOUBT that they will eventually release them on dvd. To be honest that was a pretty stupid comment to post Jonathan, OF COURSE they’ll release them on dvd. Every doctor who fan across the world would be furious with the bbc if they didn’t 🙂 Especially this one

  • Jonathan

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:24pm

    I hope to see these missing episodes on DVD as it would be great to have more DVDs in our collection for both early Doctors

  • Nick

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:21pm

    A poll? I’m in.

    Most wanted Hartnell: Masterplan, Toymaker, Savages, Galaxy 4

    Most wanted Troughton: Both Dalek stories, both Yeti stories, Fury, Macra

    But if I had to pick a story to be completed it would have to be The Invasion. Only 2 eps required!

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:14pm

    A poll to see which serials episodes most people would like to see back would be interesting !!

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:13pm

    For the most part now though we know one thing for sure that almost every missing episode is a gem and its going to be a delight with any new finds that do occur mainly because Hartnell and Troughton are a joy to watch every time !!!

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:13pm

    I don’t mind which serial it is, but when they discover more Hartnell episodes, I hope it will be the missing parts of The Celestial Toymaker.

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:09pm

    The way to go is to hold these stories in total disbelief because if they’re wrong you’re not going to be disappointed and may in fact get a little sadistic pleasure from the unfortunates who proudly proclaimed the story on minimal and very dodgy ‘facts’..

    If something does come of it you can go around shouting ‘husar husar new episodes found’…and I still get extremely thrilled – especially over the recovery of that splendid galaxy four episode…..

  • The TARDIS

    October 7th, 2013 - 7:03pm

    I don’t know whether I would rather go for ages constantly reading things confirming and then denying rumours, or just know there were none left to find. I don’t know which is worse…

  • booboo

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:23pm

    there is none, I’m confident of that, just a “spokes person” plucked from thin air

    cant wait to see how this plays out

    I’m sure things have been found, exactly what is anyone’s guess

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:21pm

    I feel like ending every post …

    ‘wah wah wah wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh’

  • drjakeyoung

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:21pm

    It’s in the merchandise part of the site.

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:21pm

    No sign of a link to that BBC confirmation yet Booboo !!!

  • HornsOfAzal

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:07pm

    What a load of rubbish………

    Levine was saying there were lord knows how many coming from africa a few months back….

    Next they’ll be saying these episodes are being ferried from Africa by a group of Yeti riding the back of the Loch Ness monster watched by a fleet of Martian flying saucers….

    At least try and give these stories some credibility….

  • booboo

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:03pm

    can you link to where BBC worldwide have confirmed this news

  • drjakeyoung

    October 7th, 2013 - 6:02pm

    Ian Levine has said on his twitter page that 9 episodes have been found, and that the press release has been pushed back to latter this week. BBC worldwide have also confirmed this. So stop saying it is all a hoax people!