Missing episodes of Doctor Who screened in London in October 2013 (Image by Gareth Kavanagh)

Doctor Who Missing Episodes Selling Well on iTunes

While the recovered Doctor Who episodes have only been available since Thursday, they’re going gangbusters on iTunes.

According to SeenIt, the newly released Troughton era stories are already best sellers on the Apple owned media store. While it is fantastic news, it’s not entirely surprising as iTunes is the only current release outlet for the recovered episodes. I can also confirm that, at the time of writing, the episodes are also sitting in the top ten of the US iTunes Seasons chart as well.

Regardless of whether or not iTunes was the right method for release, this can only be described as a success for both Apple and the BBC. Combined with the upcoming DVD sales, it should be quite a haul for the BBC. So, did you get your classic Who fix via iTunes this weekend or are you waiting on the DVDs?

Or maybe holding out for another digital store release?

Our recent poll (which has now ended) revealed that 51.77% of respondents were waiting for the DVD releases, while a further 40.28% would be downloading from iTunes and then buying the DVDs when they are released.

Finally, just 6.01% planned to purchase the episodes from iTunes, with 2% declaring no interest in watching the episodes. 566 votes were cast.


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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