Scores of Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found in Africa

For days rumors have been swirling about the 106 lost episodes of Doctor Who that were found in Africa, and it looks like there might be some truth to those rumors after all.  BBC news is reporting that BBC Worldwide will make an announcement concerning the findings in an upcoming press screening.

William Hartnell

William Hartnell

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 screening 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.


UPDATE:  This was posted on the Doctor Who Facebook Page. Lost episodes are available on iTunes!

We are delighted to confirm that nine previously lost episodes of#DoctorWho have been recovered and are now available to buy exclusively on iTunes!

All six episodes of ‘The Enemy of the World’ and five of ‘The Web of Fear’, starring Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, were found in a relay station in Nigeria and are now available to buy for the first time.

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Video: William Hartnell and the Three Doctors

Here’s an interesting video about the first doctor, played by William Hartnell.  It goes into how how he was able to work on the Three Doctors even though his health was deteriorating.

I also thought the following artwork is a spectacular rendition of Doctor Who 1.

Artwork by nightwing1975 at DeviantART