Rediscovered Doctor Who episodes land on iTunes

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.






Written by: James Delahunty @ 12 Oct 2013 17:04
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  • 7 comments
  • 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.

    13.10.2013 01:20 #1

  • aldan

    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.

    13.10.2013 15:57 #2

  • dEwMe

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

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    14.10.2013 12:47 #3

  • 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

    14.10.2013 14:23 #4

  • DDR4life

    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

    15.10.2013 17:39 #5

  • aldan

    yeah,the sixties were a long time ago.lol

    15.10.2013 19:24 #6

  • s_c47

    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.

    30.10.2013 18:21 #7

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