I have to say, in responce to the Facebook discussion link above, that I don't understand how Levine's admittedly vile and vitriolic responce to the delay is the cause, and effect of it? Sure, he's an authority of having saved past Who stories in the past, but beyond that, how is it his fault that the BBC is mishandling the announcement of these episodes' recovery? To be fair, Levine's speaking as a fan - with all the good and the BAD that comes with it. I highly doubt its his fault, and I found a couple of the comments rather dishonest in his regard.
I know, its amazing, but the world does NOT revolved around Ian Levine.
Jan Vincent-Rudzki seems to think that Ian has screwed up the BBC's planned event by splashing and discussing the announcement on the Internet. Jan says that if he were in charge, he'd cancel it, start again, and get control.
That's his theory at least. I think the BBC is just mismanaged.