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20th June 2013 14:49:00
Posted by Colin Polonowski

Has a massive haul of missing Doctor Who episodes been discovered?

Update


Unfortunately, the BBC and T.I.E.A have released statements denying the discovery of any episodes of Doctor Who...

Philip Fleming, the Head of Communications, Brands, Content & Digital at BBC Worldwide, said "there are always rumours and speculation about Doctor Who missing episodes being discovered. However, we cannot confirm any new finds".

Previously


Rumours have been doing the rounds for a while now that a huge haul of missing Doctor Who episodes from the 1960's and 1970's may have been found in Africa and returned to the BBC. There have been equal numbers of denials and claims that these rumours are fact but until Tuesday it was sounding like the whole thing may have been a hoax.

However, one of the previously outspoken sources, Ian Levine who was previously convinced that the find hadn't happened has since done a Microsoft-level about turn and is now certain that there is truth the the rumours. Check out the scale of this turn around here...




Could the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who bring fans the biggest gift possible - the chance to watch episodes of the series they've never been able to see before? Key stories we might see could include the first ever regeneration from William Hartnell's First Doctor to Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor and the reportedly brilliant 'Power of the Daleks'. While these are still rumours at present, they've suddenly become very exciting for anyone who has an interest in classic Who.

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