Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
12 Monkeys
Blu-rays, DVDs for Syfy's 'Season 2' Are Announced!
Middle, The
Warner Announces DVDs Next Month for 'The Complete 7th Season'
Venture Bros., The
'Seasons 1-6' DVD Bundle is Now Available from Warner!
Librarians, The
A Possible Update About 'The Complete Librarian Movie Collection'
Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Peter Firth, Eve Myles and More!
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

Ancient Aliens
Season 9

The Complete 1st Season

Doctor Who - Ian Levine and the BBC Themselves Chime in About the Missing Episode Rumors

Maybe this is happening, and maybe it isn't. It's just gossip, after all.

Posted by David Lambert
Last week we passed along rumors - and we repeat, these have just been RUMORS - that a boatload of missing episodes from the early run of the original Doctor Who program might have been located. Yesterday we added an update to the bottom of that story, pointing out that the originators of the story about the rumors - the folks at - appeared to be backpeddling about this information.

Overnight, however, we found a story at how one person that might be involved in such a recovery, Ian Levine, had been on Twitter, posting lots of tweets which suggested that there might be something to these rumors after all. We'll let you read and judge for yourself. In the meantime, the folks at Bleeding Cool have posted official BBC word on the matter, a brief statement from Philip Fleming, Head of Communications, Brands, Content & Digital, BBC Worldwide:
    There are always rumours and speculation about Doctor Who missing episodes being discovered, however we cannot confirm any new finds.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the BBC would take this tone right now, when there is nothing firm to report or announce. What we're going to do here, for now, is back off of the reporting until (and unless!) something becomes official. In the meantime, let's assume that if there IS anything to all of this, then the folks in charge are in the process of negotiating, arranging, shipping, and/or whatever. Crossing the T's and dotting the I's. Making it happen. So we can eventually get them on DVD. So let's just give them room to make it happen, if indeed they can. Here's hoping!

Our thanks to everybody who wrote in, trying to contribute to this write-up.

Twitter Graphicfacebook Graphic

Link to this page:
All news for this show:
More info on this show:
Doctor Who

Copyright 2001-2016
CBS Interactive
Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use
A CBS Interactive Site