Normally in this kind of article, we would be re-raising the search for the 106 missing episodes of Doctor Who, perhaps with a quote to spur people on about how people can have all sorts of old films and not know them for what they are.
Ironically, this approach would be useless with this particular piece because if any episodes were found, it wouldn’t help this particular cause at all. See, the idea is that AudioGo are looking for pieces of off-air footage or things that don’t exist in the BBC archives for an upcoming edition of Doctor Who At The BBC. Thus, any episodes would be useless because we’ve already got recordings of every single lost episode.
The last time an appeal of this type took place was in 2005, which got them some results that were included on Doctor Who At The BBC Volume 2, so your contribution would be greatly appreciated by legions of fans (providing they use it.) This CD (or download) would be released in 2013, so you’d have to be quick with your item!
They’re particularly looking for recordings of audio Doctor Who items from the 60s to the 80s. This could take the form of interviews with cast and crew, items on Doctor Who or the making of. Anything that you come across may well no longer exist, so AudioGo will be pleased to hear from you. If you do have something, you can email AudioGo to get an appraisal at [email protected] with the subject header ‘Doctor Who At The BBC Appeal’. You can send either a copy or your original as a loan.
What are you waiting for? You never know what’s in your own attic…