After years of rumors and speculation that had been rekindled in recent months, it appears the BBC is finally close to announcing the recovery of a “number” of early Doctor Who episodes believed to have been lost forever.
A press conference, originally reported over the weekend to be taking place today, has now been scheduled by BBC Worldwide for Friday. The exact contents of the find are expected to be announced at that time.
There are 106 missing episodes from the early days of the program, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in November. These episodes feature William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton—the first two actors to portray the Doctor.
UPDATE (10/8/13, 11:55 a.m. EDT):
As BleedingCool.com correctly points out, some other outlets are reporting this BBC story as confirmation. That is not the case. BBC News does not act as a mouthpiece for the BBC. Unfortunately, I meant to type “BBC News:” in the headline and didn’t. I have corrected that.
BBC to reveal a number of missing Doctor Who episodes (BBC)
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Just to clarify, and I’ve changed the post’s headline to reflect this, I should have written “BBC News:” in the headline. This story is not confirmation from the BBC. It is a BBC News report and should not be considered an official confirmation. However, it does increase the credibility of the stories floating around the past couple of days.
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