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'Doctor Who's' lost episodes and more new TV DVDs worth watching

Patrick Troughton ad Dr. Who in the late

Patrick Troughton ad Dr. Who in the late 1960s. Credit: BBC


Series: Lost episodes found after 45 years unseen! Patrick Troughton's 1968 BBC Time Lord arc looks astonishing on DVD. Five of its six Yeti/Brigadier episodes were unearthed on film at a Nigerian TV relay station, then VidFire-processed to restore their original videotape sheen. (Episode 3 uses stills over full-length audio.) The story's action picks up from the also-rediscovered Troughton double-role tale "The Enemy of the World," due on disc May 20. (Both dropped at iTunes last fall.)

Extras: Nothing. Not even an account of the Nigerian find.

List price: $20, out April 22 from BBC.

Also new:

MONSTERS: COMPLETE SERIES Syndicated '80s anthology of 72 episodes with David McCallum, Chris Noth, Darren McGavin, Meat Loaf, Steve Buscemi, Gina Gershon, Tony Shalhoub, Soupy Sales, Stiller and Meara, lots more; $100, eOne.

THE CLASS Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex"), Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead"), Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") are reunited third-grade classmates in CBS' 2006 sitcom; $30, direct from

TV DVDs on the way:

MAY 6 "Grizzly Adams" complete

MAY 13 "Orange Is the New Black"

JUNE 10 "True Detective"

JULY 22 "Now and Again"

AUG. 26 "The Walking Dead: Season 4"

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