Published on October 11th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

This Man Is Phillip Morris, Let’s Say Thank You!

Phillip Morris has found nine episodes of Doctor Who. You’ve probably heard. But how did he get his hands on the missing episodes from consecutive serials The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear?

In the video above Phillip – who of course deserves our gratitude – explains a little bit about how the videos came to be found and how they ended up in Nigeria.

It’s fascinating stuff, and if we’ve heard right, merely the tip of a very impressive and ingenious iceberg.

But until that story is told, we’ve got one thing to say: thanks, Phillip Morris!


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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+.

21 Responses to This Man Is Phillip Morris, Let’s Say Thank You!

  1. avatar Gruff says:

    Thank you Phil!

  2. avatar IGettings says:

    Thanks indeed and well done on the detective work. His name is now all over the news. Did you say a video, Christian? Maybe I clicked it wrongly

    • avatar John Lindsay says:

      Nope, I can’t find the video either..?!

      • Please refresh the page and try again, it should be there now :D

    • No, I did, but I set it up wrong. Should be live now.

  3. avatar DonnaM says:

    Thanks indeed, and more power to his elbow!

  4. avatar TonyS says:

    Yes, a heartfelt thank you for all your work, Mr Morris.

  5. avatar koloth says:

    He’s worth the license fee alone. Well done sir. Keep up the good work.

  6. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! And a million more THANK YOUs from myself and my daughter!!! THANK YOU!

  7. avatar Ian Smith says:

    I love Philip Morris!

  8. avatar krumstets says:

    I think a part in a future episode as a little thank you or even a character with his name popping up in a story would be nice.

  9. avatar Jason Z says:

    One question… why is it possibly the tip of an iceberg? If any of the official press releases have said that there might be more where these came from, then I have missed it. Was something said at the press conference to that effect?

    • avatar Ian says:

      Something doesn’t have to be “official” to be widely known. ;)

  10. avatar Mark Lenton says:

    Well thanks a million Phil. You’re an absolute star. You’ve effectively given us 9 new episodes of Doctor Who in a year when the beeb have made a measly 2.

    But what makes us think that he will read this?

  11. avatar Anthony Dry says:

    Scouser. Nuff said! :)

  12. avatar Christine says:

    Plain and simple: Thank you so much and keep up the good work!

  13. avatar ZeroRoom says:

    We certainly owe him a debt of gratitude for all his hard work and how it has paid off – but boy it can’t be easy to have the name “Phillip Morris” in this day and age ;)

  14. avatar vortexter says:

    Thank you Phillip and well done! May you live to be a thousand and I hope you realise how happy you have made the fans both old and young with your diligent research. Thanks again and I hope if your ever at a Who convention that you never pay for a drink ever again in wholand! We all owe you sir!

  15. avatar Howard Railton says:

    Morris deserves a new year’s honour!

  16. avatar mwruger says:

    Thank you so Much, Sir! You have made this American fans Year!

  17. avatar James Bow says:

    Thank you, Phillip Morris! You made possible my review, here:

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