Anneke Wills, who starred as the First and Second Doctor’s companion Polly, has today tweeted a tantalising hint concerning the BBC’s MIssing Episode press conference and screening later today. In a tweet posted four hours ago Wills said “In Central London for a secret screening”. The tweet is also currently reproduced at the bottom of Wills’ official website.
Wills appeared in Doctor Who from the final Season 3 serial, The War Machines, until the penultimate Season 4 story, The Faceless Ones. Michael Craze, who played her fellow companion Ben, passed away in December 1998. 27 of Wills’ 40 Doctor Who episodes are currently known to be missing from the BBC Archives. Her only complete serial is The War Machines.
MISSING ANNEKE WILLS EPISODES
The Smugglers – All four episodes
The Tenth Planet – Episode 4
The Power of the Daleks – All six episodes
The Highlanders – All four episodes
The Underwater Menace – Episodes 1 and 4
The Moonbase – Episodes 1 and 3
The Macra Terror – All four episodes
The Faceless Ones – Episodes 2, 4, 5 and 6
©Vivien Fleming, 2013.
Alas that is said to be for a screening of ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’. Looking forward to that. It’s all go in the DW world and I hope you get it too in November where you are.
Have you heard the Peter Purves news though? In a radio interview he admitted he knew all about the missing episodes find, not what was in it though, but described what was found as a “huge tranche of these tins”.
Yes, I heard about Peter Purves’ news and posted an article about it yesterday – https://doctorwhomindrobber.com/2013/10/09/peter-purves-unaware-of-which-missing-episodes-recovered/ I hope he’s right and that the cat really has been let out of the bag!
I’m disappointed that Anneke is going to a screening of “An Adventure in Space and Time”. It seems unusual, though, that they would have two competing screenings going at the same time. Have you are source for the AAISAT screening?
Sorry, must’ve missed that one. I’ve been ill this week and not on here as much. I only assumed that from this: https://twitter.com/edstradling/status/388051634686685184
which last night he sounded like the quiet voice of authority. But if that was last night… The “secret” hotel screening for the press is 3.30pm onwards today, so there’s room for both.
Oh, darnit, I was quite looking forward to the return of The Smugglers, perhaps the most obscure totally-missing episode there is…
Thanks for your comment. I’d love to see the Smugglers to. It would be great to see Steven’s farewell.