Over 100 Long-Lost “Doctor Who” Episodes Found by Dedicated Fans – in Ethiopia
Posted by addisethiopia on October 7, 2013
The Sunday People can exclusively reveal that 106 BBC programmes have been unearthed featuring the first two doctors
A group of dedicated Doctor Who fans tracked down at least 100 long-lost episodes of the show gathering dust more than 3,000 miles away in Ethiopia.
It was feared the BBC programmes from the 1960s – featuring the first two doctors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton – had vanished for all time after the Beeb flogged off a load of old footage.
But after months of detective work the tapes have been unearthed at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency.
A television insider said: “It is a triumph and fans everywhere will be thrilled.
“This is a really big deal for the BBC and is set to make them millions from the sale of the DVDs.”