Last year, the Doctor Who fan world was treated to a great surprise when 11 missing episodes were recovered. Those included the entirety of “The Enemy of the World” and all but one episode of “The Web of Fear”. It was an impressive announcement and only served to whet our appetites for more. So in that spirit, let’s check in on the current rumour mill and see what’s happening.
First off, persistent rumours are circulating that all seven episodes of the First Doctor adventure “Marco Polo” have been recovered. There are multiple sources reporting this. Now the story itself was one of the most widely-sold non-Dalek stories, and is very highly-regarded. It’s also the first story to have all the footage missing, and the earliest story to have any missing footage. Finding it would be a real boon.
I am inclined to think this rumour is true.