You've seen the headlines, "Doctor Who" missing episodes have been found but why did they go missing in the first place?
It's bizarre for a non-fan of 'Doctor Who' that any of its episodes are missing. If the BBC did not get ravaged by fire or any other catastrophe, it is impossible for 106 episodes to go missing - wrong.
What put some "Doctor Who" episodes to their death according to UPROXX "was straight-up bureaucratic stupidity and short-sightedness."
The BBC, much like other networks, reused their videotapes to save costs and repeatedly wiped them. Aside from this, they're a fire risk and essentially need to be thrown out.
"Doctor Who" is just one of the victims of the system. In fact, other shows including very popular programmes were flushed out.
By 1978, the BBC started archiving everything they've shown on television and since then, the network has been reconstructing it. Two episodes of "Doctor Who" were found in 2011 from a private collection.
This October, a few episodes were found from the Patrick Troughton era. On the first week of October 2013, BBC Worldwide announced that the episodes will be available in digital format.
The episodes were reportedly found in Africa.
According to reports, there are approximately 90 missing episodes from the BBC series.
"Doctor Who" is an important part of television history and British popular culture. Even today, the series "Doctor Who" still has a cult following.
What makes the series unique is the fact that it has adapted to the times and the lead character has been played by various actors.
In August, the twelfth incarnation of the show's Doctor was announced.
The classic series were shown from November 23, 1963 to December 6, 1989. A television film was later released.
The revised series of "Doctor Who" started on March 26, 2006. There are also shows related to "Doctor Who" and this includes 1981's "K-9 and Company", "Torchwood" which ran from 2006 to 2011, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" from 2007 to 2011, "Doctor Who Confidential" from 2005 to 2011 and "Totally Doctor Who" from 2006 to 2007.
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