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Old March 24 2013, 02:08 AM   #18
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Re: Doctor Who from the start (by a n00b)

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^Thanks for the answer. Amazing that the BBC just binned a load of art. Do you still think there's any chance whatsoever of them turning up somewhere?
Well, two episodes turned up in the past year or two, so there's always a chance. Astime goes on I guess it becomes less likely, but the show was broadcast all other the world and some old recordings do sometimes turn up aborad every so many years.

So maybe, maybe not.
The track record is that 106 episodes are currently missing, 105 of which might just possibly survive (the other one was never transfered to film, so it's gone).
2 turned up in 2011.
1 in 2003.
1 in 1999.
4 in 1992.
4 in 1988.
20-ish between 1978 and 1987.
So, the rate is slowing down, as the obvious places to check have been checked, but sometimes things turn up.
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)

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