Sunday, October 6, 2013

More News on Lost Classic Episodes

For months now, rumors have been circulating that the BBC has unearthed a stash of lost Classic Series episodes. Rumors have been started, rumors have been denied, but now it seems the BBC are calling a press conference to deal with it all. On Tuesday, they are going to announce the discovery of some number of Classic Who episodes. How many episodes, exactly, remains to be seen, but rumors that it's over 100 have been denied.

This from the Mirror
BBC Worldwide has now called a press conference and screening on Tuesday in a London hotel.

The invitation sent out had he event details written inside the screen of a old-fashioned sixties style television set, complete with a dial to tune in the channels, seeming to hint at the type of news to come.

Journalists will be told exactly which old footage has been recovered, with some of it then broadcast on screen to watch.

A senior BBC source said: “There will be big news this Tuesday regarding lost Doctor Who episodes.

“It is great that in the show’s 50th year, fans will now be able to look back with classic episodes as well as looking to the future with the new film-length episode in November.

“For some fans watching their lost episodes will be like going back in time.”

A BBC spokesman played down the reports that more than 100 of the old episodes had been found.

However, when asked if there were some episodes to announce this week, he admitted: “There is a connection.”

Asked for a further official comment, he said he could not say anything more before Tuesday’s press screening.
UPDATE: According to the Radio Times, the episodes will be released for sale on Wednesday morning. They will be released on iTunes, and presumably DVD and other platforms as well.

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