Lost' Doctor Who episodes materialise

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Lost' Doctor Who episodes materialise

Postby sledge » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:37 pm

Two long lost 1st and 2nd Doctor Who episodes have been found and handed in to the BBC for future release just in time for christmas 2011. :goodpost:

Two classic 1960s episodes of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who thought to be lost forever have been found.

The missing episodes, dating from 1965 and 1967 and starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton respectively in the title role, were bought at a village fete in southern England in the mid-1980s, the British Film Institute says.

The copies are thought to have originated from the ABC.

The BFI says the copies had been in the private collection of a former TV engineer.

They have now been given to the BBC archives.

Doctor Who, which ran from 1963 to 1989 before being revived in 2005, is one of BBC television's top entertainment programs.

Some 106 episodes dating from between 1964 and 1969 are missing from the BBC archives due to a tape-wiping policy which was in place for much of the 1960s and 1970s.

Video tape was expensive at the time and so transmission tapes were wiped in order to be reused.

When Doctor Who was sold around the world during the 1960s, episodes were transferred on to film for foreign broadcasters.

The BFI sometimes manages to recover these copies.

[b]DOCTOR WHO 5OTH ANNIVERSARY 1963 - 2013[/b]
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