Doctor Who missing episodes include many starring Patrick Troughton

Confirmation Pending: BBC News Reports On Missing Episodes!

BBC News online has today provided some degree of authenticity to the rumours surrounding missing Doctor Who episodes with a report that tells us nothing new, but hey – it’s there.

The report – by fan Lizo Mzimba – follows on the heels of a mention on the BBC Radio 4 News Briefing on Sunday (skip to 9.23) and a mention on Sky News.

Noting that “a number” of episodes have been returned and that BBC Worldwide has indeed scheduled a press conference later this week, the piece also refers to the discovery in 1993 of The Tomb of the Cybermen.

Back in 1993, that discovery made big news here in the UK. One reason why that find is still significant is that it was a full serial, and that we knew what was in the haul.

It would be nice if we could find out in advance just how many episodes have been found, but the smart money is on the BBC letting this one play on over the next few months, given the build up of the omnirumour so far…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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