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Doctor Who episode thought lost forever resurfaces

Swamp of the Daleks

Dalek found in overgrown pond http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3223221.html

Volunteers clearing up a pond pulled out branches, weeds - and a dalek.

Workers believe it may have been in the pond since being dumped during filming near Beaulieu, Hants, in the ?70s, reports The Sun.

Marc Oakland, 42, said: "I'd just shifted a tree branch with my foot when I noticed something dark and round slowly coming up to the surface. I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up in front of me.

"It was covered in mould and weed, and had quite a bit of damage. One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact."

Former Doctor Jon Pertwee made a number of episodes on location in Hampshire during the 1970s. The BBC also took Daleks there for filming in the 1980s when Colin Baker was Timelord.

Pond warden Tony Brown, 70, said: "We've dredged up everything from shopping trolleys to toys and bicycles. But this is the first time a Dalek's appeared.

"We've all agreed it best to keep the pond's exact location under wraps. The last thing we want is sci-fi fans descending on the pond frantically searching for other Dalek parts."

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