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SFX tweet 11/12/11: Breaking news - lost 1960s Doctor Who episodes Galaxy Four ep 3 and The Underwater Menace ep 2 have been found!
The Doctor Who missing episodes are the instalments of the long-running British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who that have no known film or videotape copies. They were wiped (or “junked”) by the BBC during the 1960s and 1970s for economic and space-saving reasons.
There are 27 incomplete Doctor Who serials, with 108 of 253 episodes from the first six years of the programme missing. Many more were thought to be lost until copies were recovered from various sources, mostly overseas broadcasters.
Now there are only 106 missing episodes - this is brilliant news!
I think there needs to be a Classic Who party on skype while we watch these, even though I’ve watched the other parts the two series already and heard am pretty sure I’ve heard the audio of these two episodes.
This is pretty amazing news though. I was sure the we’d never recover anymore lost episodes considering it’s been so long since the last one was found. This gives me hope that the episodes introducing Jamie will one day surface.
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