Rare ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes Discovered in Nigeria?

Rare 'Doctor Who' Episodes Discovered in Nigeria?

It’s a story almost as far-fetched as the one about the 1,000-year-old Gallifreyan with two hearts who travels through time and space in an old police box.

But, unlike the other-worldly fictional character at the centre of that seminal BBC sci-fi favourite, the long-fabled whispers about the unearthing of a massive cache of vintage, presumed-erased Doctor Who episodes might be slightly more grounded in reality.

Because, in a move that should thrill fans of the Time Lord’s epic adventures, series super fan Ian Levine has tweeted that reams of old film – about the existence of which he’d previously been sceptical – have finally been discovered in Nigeria, fuelling speculation that nearly 100 ‘lost’ episodes dating back to the William Hartnell era of the ’60s could be broadcast later this year to tie in with the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

“I am so speechless and have no idea how I am going to sleep tonight,” wrote Levine, one of a number of dedicated followers who’ve arduously scoured foreign television stations, overseas archives and numerous private film collections in an attempt to recover the classic rarities, hours upon hours of which were wiped decades ago prior to the Beeb setting up a comprehensive library system.Continue reading

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