Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The (Other) Day Of The Doctor

It's a very exciting time for Doctor Who. It's the 50th anniversary of course, which will be marked by a host of programmes including the feature length episode The Day Of The Doctor, but this week fans (and by that I mean proper ones, not just squeeing fangirls on both sides of the Atlantic who miss Tennant) have only had one thing in mind and that's the following press release from the BBC yesterday after speculation which sprung up on Sunday;

A number of early episodes of Doctor Who, which were believed to have been permanently lost, have been returned to the BBC.

The wait is almost over!

And so, fans are gearing up for tomorrow's big reveal regarding what episodes have actually been unearthed. It is to be believed the episodes are Troughton stories and I've heard some very tantalising gossip/theories that it may well be Web Of Fear and Enemy of the World

The speculation seems to be confirmed by the fact that Troughton's co-stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling will be on hand at the launch tomorrow.

It's expected to be revealed that the stories will be available on sale at itunes. This notion of a swift sale seems to imply that the BBC may have had to pay for these missing episodes; highly irregular as in previous cases of returned programmes, they've been handed back gratis. Potentially the BBC is in a tight spot paying for something they've produced themselves, so I guess they have to recoup it somehow.

Either way, and whatever episodes do actually turn up, it's a very exciting time for us fans!

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