Friday, June 14, 2013

The Rumor - Doctor Who Missing Episodes

Apparently there is a growing rumor that the BBC has found a fairly large collection of presumed wiped episodes of Doctor Who.

The reports have leaked on the internet but has gone on to claim that it is possible that the entire missing William Hartnell catalog of episodes has been found!!!
Here is the report from as found on

.But now a new rumor makes it sound like the BBC has hit the mother lode. Bleeding Cool is reporting that "BBC have secured a large number of presumed-wiped episodes of early Doctor Who."

The report indicates that entire serials that were presumed lost, including some from the elusive William Hartnell era, have been recovered and could debut later this year on television - just in time for the iconic series' 50th-anniversary celebration...

...There's still no confirmation from the BBC, but we have our fingers crossed.

...What I've been hearing, and some of it is attributed to an eccentric engineer who worked for broadcasters across Africa with a taste for science fiction and a habit of taking things for "safe keeping," is that the BBC have secured a large number of presumed-wiped episodes of early Doctor Who.

And there are lots. Lots and lots. Completed serials that we've only had incomplete before, full series that nothing existed of. Not everything. But heaps and heaps. Possibly even The Full Hartnell.

And come November, or before, we'll get to see them...

Steven H. Hill, forum director from Gallifrey Base has cautioned people and reminded them that this is just a rumor and not to go too crazy over it.

There have been many rumors in the past that have turned out false and so let's keep this in mind.  We here at the Knights will keep things updated when we hear more, if ever.


  1. Its not a rumour - it's completely accurate. A mate of mine did some delivery work for the cleaning up of episodes 5 and 6 of 'Evil of the Daleks'.

    He's told me that this and other episodes will be released gradually over next few years on DVD beginning this Christmas. Before that there's going to be a surprise episode sneaked into a box set in June and two episodes of something else will also be televised during the anniversary weekend.

    I did ask him about 'Power of the Daleks', but sadly this is not among the recovered episodes.

    1. Please say you are telling the truth (I mean you say you are, but i really DO want it to be true) If you are telling the truth, do you know of which other episodes have been found?

  2. Thanks for the info Anonymous. Forgive me on still being cautious but until it is confirmed officially I remain skeptical but hopeful. The more info we get like this makes it more likely though so thanks.

  3. The first comment is a load of tripe!!!!! Why get people's hopes up. More importantly why would the person working on Evil of the Daleks tell you!

  4. It is unfortunate that people feel they must lie all the time online. Its as if being online gives them the right to do it. Whoever started or progressed the hoax should be persecuted. Adding to it and getting a kick out of that is just demented. It is like the people who check thumbs down on truly uplifting stories on Yahoo and such. They feel they can get away with it when they can't be confronted with it - cowards.