Philip Morris Confirms He Had Missing Third Episode Of Doctor Who Web Of Fear, And Teases More To Come

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In June 2013, Bleeding Cool ran a story stating that a bunch of Doctor Who's missing episodes had been discovered by a man touring the broadcasters of Africa. That part of the story was true and the man was Philip Morris, though the number confirmed as discovered was far fewer, nine in total. 

Though it seems it could have been ten..

Philip Morris told the crowd at the Pandorica convention in Bristol today that he had found the missing Web Of Fear Episode 3, alongside the other episodes, back in 2011 but that it went missing. He believes that because news of the find was leaked, someone in the station in Nigeria sold the episode to a private collector before he could bring it back to the UK. He believes the local station manager who kept one episode aside and who evaded subsequent questions. Philip delayed the announcement of the find for a year, trying to get that missing episode back, before eventually announcing in 2013, the 9 episodes of Doctor Who that he had secured.

He says that is why he has to keep secret any other finds, to prevent a repeat performance. Though he hopes that now he has made this public, the owner will do the decent thing and allow the episode to enter the archive…


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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