Thursday, July 25, 2024

Previously lost episodes of the classic Doctor Who series recovered and now available on iTunes

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For those of you out there who are Doctor Who fans, you may already know that for years now the BBC has been looking to recover many of the early episodes from the long-running British science-fiction television programme. Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s episodes were wiped or otherwise destroyed due to a number of various reasons with the biggest ones being economic and space-saving concerns at the BBC.

Over the years, many episodes have been recovered from various parts of the world thanks to how the content was transferred and shared back then and the number of missing episodes had been reduced to 106. That number has stayed the same for a while now and many folks had come to the conclusion that there simply must not be any more out there to be found.

As a Doctor Who fan myself, I’m pleased to say, they were wrong. The BBC has found a small bevy of episodes in Nigeria, Africa. Nine to be exact that weren’t already in the archives, from the series and as such has now released them to iTunes exclusively.

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