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Old 08-10-2013, 15:39
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A number of early episodes of Doctor Who, which were believed to have been permanently lost, have been returned to the BBC.

BBC Worldwide is expected to confirm the find at a press conference in London later this week.

It follows weeks of speculation that some lost episodes had been located.

A total of 106 episodes featuring the first two actors to play the Doctor, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, are currently missing.

The BBC destroyed many of the sci-fi drama's original transmission tapes in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, the majority of the episodes had been transferred on to film for foreign broadcasters. It is often these prints found in other countries that are the source of retrieved episodes.

In 1993, all four instalments of the Patrick Troughton adventure The Tomb of the Cybermen were discovered in Hong Kong.

The latest find comes as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday. A special episode featuring the current Doctor Matt Smith and his predecessor David Tennant will be shown on the programme's anniversary on 23 November.

A raft of other programming to celebrate the long-running drama was also recently announced by the BBC.

Details of how fans will be able to watch the recovered episodes are also expected to be revealed later this week.
Well finally BBC news have confirmed this so its 100 percent genuine.
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Old 08-10-2013, 15:43
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Funny, you'd think that would already be being discussed elsewhere.
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Old 08-10-2013, 15:44
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Funny, you'd think that would already be being discussed elsewhere.
Nah, don't think anyone's mentioned this yet... the internet's been really quiet about missing eps for ages...
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Old 08-10-2013, 16:14
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It wouldn't be in the rumour thread because.. Well.. It's not a rumour is it and therefore could be considered off topic by some...
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Old 08-10-2013, 16:17
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It wouldn't be in the rumour thread because.. Well.. It's not a rumour is it and therefore could be considered off topic by some...
LOL. Neither are they missing episodes either. Now.
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Old 08-10-2013, 16:20
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Ha Ha
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:14
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I think Davey likes to do this so he can pretend he broke the news - and I say (special offer today only) - if it makes him happy good for him!
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Old 08-10-2013, 17:16
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Well finally BBC news have confirmed this so its 100 percent genuine.
100%? How do you know?
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Old 08-10-2013, 18:42
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Funny.

You'd think every other thread discussing this outside of the main one on this subject would have been individually started by different posters unaware of said main thread...

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Old 08-10-2013, 18:50
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I'll believe it when I see it.

The BBC are notorious for just not really knowing what's going on (Making "Jim'll fixit with Shane Ritchie" at a time when rumours about Saville reached a peak.). It wouldn't surprise me if one of its journalists picked up the news from elswhere.

Besides, it can't be "Marco Polo" as I'm using two of the reels in my budgie's cage.
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Old 08-10-2013, 18:59
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Funny, you'd think that would already be being discussed elsewhere.
Are you stalking crocket?

You're like a raven amongst crows.
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