9 Children who went missing in the 1960s and 70s whilst watching Dr Who and the Daleks have been found alive and well in a used furniture warehouse in Nigeria.
The missing children, aged between 6 and 11 at the time of going missing, all revealed the same chilling story of having hidden behind large cushions when the Daleks were on screen.
"It was too frightening" claimed John Noble, now in his 60s. "The Daleks scared the life out of me, and all I really remember is hiding. I always envisaged coming out of hiding when I heard the closing music, but I must have fallen asleep. At least that is what my parents told me"
In a sorry tale of almost comically tragic consequence, it seems the parents of all 9 children were so distraught at the disappearance of their children, they immediately sold their sofas and settees. A diary entry of one set of parents revealed the anguish of the moment "Every time we looked at the luxury but frankly aging brown sofa, the memories of little Steven hiding behind its ample cushions drove us to tears. We just had to trade it in for one of those much nicer leather affairs, with smaller matching scatter cushions"
At this stage, the BBC have funded counselling sessions for the returning viewers, along with debriefing sessions which have been deemed necessary following an incident where one of the 'victims' went berserk after witnessing a cameraman using a cordless electric screwdriver, and overhearing one of the make up ladies discussing the joys of cyber-sex with a friend in the corridor.
A BBC Spokesman said "We feel a tad responsible for all this, one of the kids has grown up with a fear of comfortable seating, and his face is distorted from cord imprints following so many years wedged in to the back of a settee"
Billy Snodgrass, who went missing from Leeds in the late 70s was more optimistic for the life ahead following their ordeal, cheerily saying "I was always going to ask him to visit me in hospital when I had my appendix out, but now I'm going to write to Jim'll Fix It to ask him to help sort my life out"
"Ah, yes" Said the BBC spokesman sheepishly, "We do have a few other things to explain as well"