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Rediscovered Doctor Who episodes land on iTunes

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2013 17:04 User comments (7)

Rediscovered Doctor Who episodes land on iTunes Missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s have been discovered and are available from iTunes.
The missing episodes were found by Philip Morris, director of Television International Enterprises Archive. Eleven episodes in total were found, nine of which that had not been seen in 46 years. The episodes are from two Doctor Who 6-episode stories; The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

All six episodes of The Enemy of the World have been rediscovered, while five of the six episodes of The Web of Fear are also now available. Episode three of The Web of Fear is still missing but the BBC Worldwide restoration team has reconstructed this part of the story using a selection of the 37 images that were still available from the episode along with the original audio, which has been restored.

Morris discovered the lost episodes by tracking records of tape shipments made by the BBC to Africa for transmission. His investigation led him to a television relay station in Nigeria.

"The tapes had been left gathering dust in a store room at a television relay station in Nigeria. I remember wiping the dust off the masking tape on the canisters and my heart missed a beat as I saw the words 'Doctor Who'. When I read the story code I realized I'd found something pretty special," Morris said.

There are still 27 Doctor Who stories that are missing or incomplete; an unfortunate result of a BBC Archive space saving measure.

For now the rediscovered Doctor Who episodes are available exclusively from iTunes but will be released on DVD soon.



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7 user comments

113.10.2013 1:20

Why do they have to be exclusive (for now) to iTunes? I would gladly sacrifice one of my regenerations for that to NOT be so. (Lol)


@aldan
Lol. You had nightmares because of Doctor Who?!? Oh, man, that's heavy.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Oct 2013 @ 2:50

213.10.2013 15:57

patience grasshopper. ah,who am i kidding,i cant wait to see more episodes of the show that gave me so many nightmares as a kid.

314.10.2013 12:47

Yeah screw iTunes! I will have to wait. I will not pay for iAnything.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

414.10.2013 14:23

Originally posted by DDR4life:
Why do they have to be exclusive (for now) to iTunes? I would gladly sacrifice one of my regenerations for that to NOT be so. (Lol)


@aldan
Lol. You had nightmares because of Doctor Who?!? Oh, man, that's heavy.
i was maybe 6 years old.lol

515.10.2013 17:39

Originally posted by aldan:
Originally posted by DDR4life:
Why do they have to be exclusive (for now) to iTunes? I would gladly sacrifice one of my regenerations for that to NOT be so. (Lol)


@aldan
Lol. You had nightmares because of Doctor Who?!? Oh, man, that's heavy.
i was maybe 6 years old.lol
Ok, that explains it. Lol

615.10.2013 19:24

yeah,the sixties were a long time ago.lol

730.10.2013 18:21

More like Dr. SNOOZE! Amirite?

*crickets*

No?

*more crickets*

Fine!


Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

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