13 Dec '11, 12am
Must have been lost in time: Two missing episodes of sci-fi BBC series Doctor Who have been found
LONDON (AFP) - Two classic 1960s episodes of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, thought lost forever, have been found, the British Film Institute said on Monday. The missing episodes, dating from 1965 and 1967 and starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton respectively in the title role, were bought at a village fete in southern England in the mid-1980s, the BFI said. The copies are thought to have originated from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The BFI said the copies had been in the private collection of a former TV engineer. They have now been given to the BBC archives.