6 missing Doctor Who episodes known to be in private collections?
In June 2013, Bleeding Cool published an article chronicling gossip that a group of Doctor WhoThe missing episodes had been discovered by an engineer on tour in broadcasters in Africa. This part of the story was true and the man was Philip Morris. Although the number confirmed as discovered is much lower than previously assumed, nine in total.
Philip morris is a media recovery specialist who founded Television International Enterprises Archive (TIEA) to recover missing episodes of Doctor Who. He was able to recover nine missing Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria, from stories The enemy of the world and The web of fear. He also managed to recover the contents of The basil brush show and The sky at night. Later he will state that he also found a tenth episode, also of The web of fear, but that he had disappeared. Currently, 97 episodes out of 27 stories remain lost.
Doctor Who missing episodes, interviewed
Today he gave an interview about his life and work with Jason clifford for Fantom events on YouTube. Philip Morris was asked about the current status of the still missing episodes. Morris said: “I have a lot of collector friends and I’ll tell you right away that at least six episodes – missing episodes exist – as far as I know in the hands of private collectors. I won’t name them. J told them, you know, your best thing, why didn’t you send it back to the bbc and you know you know they are not very sure how they would be treated, and the only one thing they always say to me is good that you fired a lot of episodes and look how you were treated. “
“My response to that is always that this is a minority of people who are not the majority. I am going to tell you now that I have met the majority of Doctor Who fans from all walks of life, they really are wonderful people that you know. “
He also said he believed there were missing episodes in Australia in the hands of private collectors. His current method is to wait for everything to work out. You can watch the full video below. He also talks about what happened to that missing tenth episode.