Following months of speculation, the BBC has announced the discovery of eleven episodes of Doctor Who in Nigeria dating to the Patrick Troughton years. Of the eleven episodes, 9 were previously believed lost, which brings the total number of lost episodes down to 97. Five episodes of “The Enemy of the World” were found, which, taken with the single episode already in the BBC’s possession, means the serial, in which the Doctor faces an assassination attempt because of his resemblance to a local dictator named Salamander, is now complete. The discovery of four episodes of “The Web of Fear” means that only a single episode of that serial, which involves the Yeti, is still missing. The BBC has made the episodes available for downloading from iTunes with animation filling the the missing episode.
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