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.
Two missing episodes of Doctor Who have been discovered. The third episode of the William Hartnell serial “Galaxy 4″ has been found, making it the only known episode of that serial’s four episodes to be known to exist. In addition, the second episode of Patrick Troughton’s serial “The Underwater Menace” has been discovered, meaning that now two of that serials four episodes are known to exist (the third episode appears on the “Lost in Time” DVD set).