ONCE LOST, BUT NOW FOUND episodes of space and time travel adventure TV show Dr Who are being sold through Apple's iTunes service.
Dr Who is a popular BBC show about a man who lives in a box, keeps moving around, changing his identity and meeting young people. It is usually on telly at teatime.
The lost episodes are archive stuff in black and white and Dr Who is played by Patrick Troughton. They are from series called "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear".
There are five recovered episodes from the first of these, and four out of five of the latter. The latter is very interesting looking, and promise Yeti type creatures on the London Underground. We hope it's not a spoiler, but we assume that they are travellers who cannot work out how to get off the Circle Line.
The recovered episodes were discovered in Nigeria by archivist Philip Morris of the Television International Enterprises Archive (TIEA). They are from the BBC Dr Who series that aired in 1967 and 1968.
"What you are about to see has not been seen since its original transmission in 1968, 45 years ago, and it is my greatest pleasure in the 50th anniversary year of Dr Who, in a joint project between TIEA and BBC Worldwide to unveil [two] classic adventures. My work is never done and as you know the search continues," said Morris, the executive director of the TIEA.
"I dedicate these recently returned episodes to everyone who has ever worked on the show and to all Dr Who fans around the world. I have your best interests at heart."
The episodes are on iTunes now and each costs £1.89. DVDs will follow next month. µ