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17:10  14 march  2019
17:10  14 march  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Missing Doctor Who episodes brought back to life with animation © Provided by The Press Association The Doctor Who animation (BBC Studios/PA)

Animators have brought four missing Doctor Who episodes back to life more than 50 years after they were screened.

The four programmes were originally part of the sci-fi show’s fourth series, broadcast in 1967.

They starred Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, as well as Anneke Wills, Michael Craze and Frazer Hines.

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Missing Doctor Who episodes brought back to life with animation © Provided by The Press Association The new animated version of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor (BBC Studios/PA)

The episodes see the Doctor and his companions arrive on a human colony, set in the future, which has been infiltrated and brainwashed by the Macra, a race of giant, parasitic crab creatures.

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The Doctor Who missing episodes are the portions of the long-running British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who no longer held by Doctor Who missing episodes to be remade with animation . A missing Doctor Who episode has been brought back to life after 50 years .

A missing Doctor Who episode is brought back to life with the help of an animator from Sunderland. Rob Ritchie, from Sunderland, was approached by a BBC producer who spotted his animation work on YouTube, and he ended up making a trailer for one of the most important lost ones.

Animation director and producer Charles Norton said: “The BBC wasn’t terribly good at archiving in the Sixties. They didn’t bother to keep a copy.

“The audio recordings do exist of the series because dedicated fans waved microphones at television sets and so we’ve been able to use their audio recordings, which have been cleaned up, as a basis for the animation.

“One fan put a reel-to-reel tape recorder in the back of his TV set and recorded the series.”

Missing Doctor Who episodes brought back to life with animation © Provided by The Press Association The Tardis crew in the new animation (BBC Studios/PA)

The episodes are being released after Doctor Who star Tom Baker reprised his role as the Time Lord to re-shoot part of a story which was halted in the 1970s due to strike action.

It combined original live-action footage with new animation as well as Baker’s cameo.

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A missing Doctor Who episode has been brought back to life after 50 years. The serial was originally broadcast in 1966, but was later destroyed. Rob Ritchie, from Sunderland, was approached by a BBC producer who spotted his animation work on YouTube. He became the creative force

A missing Doctor Who episode is brought back to life with the help of an animator from Sunderland. Rob Ritchie, from Sunderland, was approached by a BBC producer who spotted his animation work on YouTube, and he ended up making a trailer for one of the most important lost ones.

Troughton, the second Doctor, died in 1987.

The Macra Terror is out on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25.

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