|In some exciting news, the BBC today announced that two previously missing episodes from Classic Doctor Who have been returned to the BBC archives!
Air Lock, episode 3 from Galaxy 4, a story which was previously completely missing (save a few minutes presented on the Lost In Time DVD set), has been located and returned to the BBC along with episode 2 of the Patrick Troughton story The Underwater Menace.
The Radio Times has a great article about the find, and the BBC itself has posted a lovely piece. The discoveries were presented at the Missing Presumed Wiped event in London.
Given it’s been more than 7 years since the last announced recovery of a missing episode we’re more than a little excited by the news even if the stories in question aren’t exactly classics.
Only 106 missing episodes left to go…
And to whet the appetite, here’s a clip from Galaxy 4:
And a clip from the newly-returned episode of The Underwater Menace:
Additionally, Classic DVD Extras producer Ed Stradling compiled a report on today’s announcement/event:
On that score we only have to wait 371 years for the complete archive!