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Old February 16 2014, 09:04 PM   #1220
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Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries

Flibble wrote: View Post
Back in the good old/bad old days of the 80's, it was often rumoured that Ian levine (and others) had in their collection some of the missing episodes.
Ian came into contact with a collector who had seven episodes, including The Abominable Snowmen 2 (which he returned almost immediately) and Invasion of the Dinosaurs 1 (which he retained for 12 months as bargaining material should anything else turn up). He also had two unedited episodes of The Time Meddler, which he didn't return straight away as they weren't his property. Given Ian's ego play a large part in his motivations it's highly unlikely he would retain anything for his own means; he likes the glory.

Flibble wrote: View Post
Also the BBC are running out of stories to put on DVD to sell. If anything new is to be released would the BBC not want to publicise this fact so we can all save some of our hard earned money to spend on them?
Depends on the reasons; if the "Phil Morris" has them is the reason then it's fairly weak. He has no reason to retain them as he doesn't sound like the kind of person who would retain episodes for money. Asking the BBC to grant him access to other parts of the world might be a better reason.

If the iTunes distribution met with success then that would also be a new factor; retain the announcement until the episodes are ready for immediate release then do it all at once.
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