Fans of Classic Doctor Who, and in particular those of the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, should be delighted by the news that The Enemy of the World (Story 40) and The Web of Fear (Story 41), both from Season Five and neither seen in 45 years, have been recovered and remastered.
While many stories on the Internet related to Nigeria involve scams, Phillip Morris, Executive Director of TIEA Ltd., has a tale that will bring a smile to the face and hope for what the future may bring of many a Who fan.
Morris found episodes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of The Enemy of the World. According to the BBC website, the story is set "in Australia in the near future and [the Doctor, Jaime, and Victoria] learn from a man named Giles Kent that the Doctor is the physical double of Salamander, a scientist and politician who has discovered a means of storing and distributing solar energy and thus ending starvation in a world ravaged by earthquakes, floods and the like. Most people see Salamander as a hero, but Kent and others believe him to be establishing himself as a dictator."
Morris found episodes 2, 4, 5, and 6 of The Web of Fear. Episode 3 remains lost but has been reconstructed with 37 stills and the original audio. According to the BBC website, "the TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming engulfed in a web-like substance in space. It then arrives in the London Underground railway system, the tunnels of which are being overrun by the web and by the Great Intelligence's robot Yeti. The time travellers learn that this crisis was precipitated when Professor Travers, whom they first met in the Himalayas some forty years earlier [in The Abominable Snowmen (Story 38)], accidentally caused one of the Yeti to be reactivated, opening the way for the Intelligence to make another invasion attempt."
Are you looking as forward to these as we are? They are both exclusively available on iTunes and will be eventually released on DVD.