I saw one of those already, but not the other.
I, too, am getting excited. For all of his eccentricities, I've never considered Ian a liar, so I really want to believe him here. I'm not sure what to make of the "I was lied to, yes barefaced lied to" bit. If he was lied to before, who is telling him/showing him evidence now?
It's his ego getting in the way. He was probably told nothing was found then someone was 'forced' to show him evidence.
This is starting to get interesting. I still have my doubts, but if Ian has seen a crate full of films with labels then he wouldn't stop until someone unspooled something for him.
Over at the missing episodes forum everything is being shut down in relation to the rumour. Wouldn't surprise me if the forum goes offline soon...