"106" long-lost Doctor Who episodes found in Ethiopia

Halina Watts, with the Daily Mirror: "It was feared the BBC ­programmes from the 1960s – featuring the first two doctors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton – had vanished for all time after the Beeb flogged off a load of old footage. But after months of ­detective work the tapes have been unearthed at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency." [via Jim Saul]

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  1. snig says:

    A Mr. "John Smith" apparently just came by and dropped them off.

  2. They weren't lost as in someone misplaced them. They were destroyed, apparently to save money and space and they had no idea anyone would care about the show 50 years later.

  3. There's an opportunity here for major hoaxy fun:

    Find a bunch of actors who are close, but not perfect, matches for the original actors. Make some sets even cheaper than the originals, and write scripts even more clunky than the originals. Film five or six scenes. Post to Youtube as lost episodes.

  4. Greetings!

    I am station manager for Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency. I have in my possession 106 episodes of Dcotor Who, that have been lost and are very valuable. However, I am in dire need of monies to transfer them to high quality DVD format. If you will wire to me the sum of $1000, I will share with you profits of DVD sales...

  5. snig says:

    Whovians love to argue.

    No we don't.

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