Friday, 11 October 2013

List of Missing Episodes Recovered

Fans of the original run of Doctor Who know that many stories were wiped by the BBC.  Some of these were returned to the BBC and luckily the entire Jon Pertwee run has been in the archive for quite some time albeit some of it in Black and White only.  Those episodes have been painstakingly restored to colour as best as possible by The Restoration Team.

108 episodes were missing until the BBC announced the recovery of The Underwater Menace episode 2 and Galaxy 4 episode 3.

After whispers before and after that find, we have had months of speculation and rumour about possible discoveries, on Tuesday the BBC website stated that a number of episodes had been returned to the BBC.  The official announcement has just been made about which episodes have been returned.

The Enemy of the World episodes 1-2,4-6.  Episode 3 was already in the BBC archive.  The Web of Fear episodes 2, 4-6  This just leaves episode 3 missing as episode 1 is already in the archives.

The BBC have released these Patrick Troughton episodes via iTunes as downloads.

A DVD will be released on the 22nd November of The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear follows in early 2014.

There is speculation that this is not all the episodes that have been returned and there will be a further announcement at some point.

We at The Doctor Who Bar are very glad these episodes have been returned and we give grateful thanks to all those involved in returning these to the archives.

We also look forward to watching them in the Bar soon.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Weekend Matinees With Watch

Join us for some weekend matinees with Watch as they screen Classic Doctor Who omnibuses on Saturday's and Sunday's starting the 12th October.

They will also be screening The Doctors Revisited specials already seen in America, Australia and New Zealand.

The Bar will open at 1:45pm (UK) and we will tweet along with these specials at 2pm (UK) followed by the omnibuses after at 2:30pm (UK).

The dates and stories are as follows:

Saturday 12th The Aztecs
Sunday 13th Tomb of the Cybermen
Saturday 19th Spearhead from Space
Sunday 20th Pyramids of Mars
Saturday 26th Earthshock
Sunday 27th Vengeance on Varos

I would imagine we will get the Seventh and Eighth Doctors on the 2nd and 3rd of November.  We will probably also get Ninth and Tenth Doctors on the 9th and 10th and Eleventh Doctor on the 16th.

We will confirm that when listings are avaliable.

Please join us if you can.