The rumors are true. The BBC has finally broken its silence and has announced that long-lost episodes of Doctor Who had indeed been recovered.
BBC News entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba reported on Tuesday that BBC Worldwide would confirm the return to the BBC archives of “a number of missing Doctor Who episodes” in a press conference later this week, along with “Details of how fans will be able to watch the recovered episodes.”
The article did not provide information of what or how many episodes had been recovered. Nor did it reveal how the episodes had been recovered.
The news ends months of speculation in the Doctor Who online community that a recovery had occurred. Now all that needs to be settled are the details of what was recovered.
(Editor's note: Or not, according to Bleeding Cool, who claim that BBC news is not the official PR wing of the BBC and so this is not an official announcement. We hope they're right so that we have an excuse to post another article about this later this week.)