At least 100 lost episodes of a much-loved science-fiction show have been tracked down by fans of the program, with the lost installments of "Doctor Who" found in Ethiopia, reports the U.K. paper The Mirror.
It had been feared that the episodes, which were from the 1960s, had been lost after the BBC got rid of old footage, the story reports. The episodes feature the first two actors to play the Doctor, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, and were found at the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency.
"The recovered episodes from the ’60s include much-loved scenes from ‘The Crusade,’ ‘The Enemy of the World’ and ‘The Ice Warriors’ series," the story says. "After each airing only once between 1964 and 1969, copies were sold to the Ethiopian Agency and the BBC then lost or wiped the originals."
The episodes could be digitally remastered, and the BBC could make millions by selling them to fans, the story notes.