Note: Book covering the 2013 recovery of the classic Doctor Who episodes The Web of Fear and Enemy of the World, plus the so-called "Omnirumour" about the mass recovery of dozens of other episodes.
Seven years later that man re-emerged onto the world stage.
And he'd brought treasure with him.
Much of our television history is lost forever. A victim of fashion and economics, British television allowed some of the finest programs in the world to be destroyed. Images of people walking on the moon and fledgling stars being born. Laughs and thrills and a new kind of pop music wafting in from the streets. Gradually, systematically, the videotapes that contained this precious heritage were erased. But in 1967 the BBC began wiping a program that would ultimately attract an especial brand of fascination.
A science fiction series called Doctor Who.
This is the story of a man named Philip Morris and his hunt for missing treasure. A story about his return to Africa to face his demons and the years he spent searching for lost television. It's a story of the world as it used to be and what it's become. A story of successes and failures, of politics, rivalry and money. It's about the priceless things that Philip Morris found on his search and the impact his discoveries had upon a subculture.
This is a story about chasing shadows... and what happens when you catch them.