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Episode 281 – … and the Ugly

ttv_logo_newIn this week’s podcast we travel back to the William Hartnell era and examine the Season 3 story, Galaxy 4. We take a three step approach this time, looking at the Target novelization, the remastered and released reconstruction surrounding the recently recovered third episode, and a reconstruction made using the available images and audio by Loose Cannon Productions.

We also look at some news of the week, including  new app for IOS users from Big Finish, and the announcement of the 12th Doctor’s new sonic screwdriver being released as a toy.

And, of course, your feedback.


Missing Episodes Recovered! No Joking!

!From http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

Two classic episodes of Doctor Who – thought to be missing forever – have been returned to the BBC archive.

Episode 3 of the William Hartnell adventure “Galaxy 4” and Episode 2 of Patrick Troughton’s “The Underwater Menace” were purchased by film collector Terry Burnett at a village fete near Southampton in the early 80s. He had been unaware that the canisters contained material missing from the BBC.

Thanks to the kind loan by Mr Burnett, the classic footage has been shown today at the British Film Institute’s annual “Missing Believed Wiped” event at the National Film Theatre in London. Host at the event was Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss who said: “Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans everywhere. It’s always wonderful when a missing episode turns up but it’s been years since the last one so to have two is just brilliant. Add to that a proper bit of action from the legendary Chumblies (and the horrifying Rills!) plus the utterly mesmeric Patrick Troughton on great form. Well, what more could we all ask for?”

Read more here!