Long-lost 'Doctor Who' episodes found in Nigeria
LONDON (AFP) - Nine missing episodes of the cult BBC science fiction drama "Doctor Who" have been found in a television station storeroom in Nigeria, nearly half a century after they were last seen, the broadcaster said on Friday.
Among the recovered 1960s footage is most of the classic story "The Web of Fear", a black and white adventure in which the Time Lord, then played by Patrick Troughton, battles a robot yeti in London's underground train system.
The tapes were found gathering dust in a television station in the turbulent Nigerian city of Jos, a flashpoint of Islamist violence.
The trove, which is being described by the BBC as the "largest haul of missing episodes recovered in the last three decades", also includes six-part story "The Enemy of the World."