An interesting curiosity has found its way on to eBay in the week of the 50th anniversary, with the listing of the local newspaper which covered the mysterious disappearance of a teenage schoolgirl in 1963…
The copy of the Shoreditch Herald (not a real newspaper) imagines how the press might have covered Susan Foreman’s disappearance if the events of An Unearthly Child had really taken place. It even includes a quote from the officer who first responded in the case, Constable Sydney Newman.
In a nice touch, the fake newspaper also references Remembrance of the Daleks by including a story about unexplained explosions in the same area.
The item, a quirky souvenir of this very special week for the programme, is available for £9.99 with free postage.