Christmas has come early for all fans of the Doctor as the BBC announces that they have unearthed two Dr. Who episodes from the 1960s.
Usually it is the Doctor who travels through time, but now fans are getting excited about their own opportunity to step back to the 1960s and re-live two past episodes that were thought to be lost. The announcement came at the Missing Believed Wiped event, held at the BFI in London before the news was also announced to excited fans on Twitter. One of the episodes is entitled Galaxy Four, part three and features the first ever Doctor Who, William Hartnell.
The other is called The Underwater Menace part two, featuring the second Doctor Patrick Troughton. It will be like time-travelling for fans as Galaxy Four part three aired on 1956 and The Underwater Menace part two reached screens in 1967. Over the years the Doctors have transformed from scarf-wearing professor types to younger, more attractive models such as the charismatic Scot, David Tennant and floppy haired Matt Smith. Die-hard fans will no doubt be jumping at the chance to compare the changing image of their favourite time-traveller and get a glimpse into two of his early incarnations.
It is thought that there are over 100 original Doctor Who episodes that are currently missing, as it was not until 1978 that the BBC began to routinely archive their shows. Fans can look forward to an expected commercial release of the episodes in 2012, and check out the clips below. Hopefully this will not be the last of old Doctor Who episodes to reveal themselves and in the meantime, fans can also look forward to the current Doctor Who’s Christmas special on December 25th on BBC1 at 7pm.