Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries
London-based Television International Enterprises Limited (T.I.E. Ltd) (established in 1961), its sales subsidiary, T.I.E. (Programmes) Ltd, and other associated companies, were responsible for marketing Doctor Who on behalf of the BBC and distributing film prints to those countries for which it was an agent.
The company closed down in 1975. It's long been assumed that all film prints held by TIE were returned to BBC London or destroyed.
a TIE archive had been found it would theoretically contain thousands of film prints if they ignored the junking order.
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."