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Doctor Who through the Ages

With the latest Doctor Who series having hit our screens last Saturday, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look at the Doctors of years gone by. Give you a little lowdown.

William Hartnell, 1963-66 

When the first Doctor Who was originally pitched to William Hartnell as a children’s programme, the actor was reluctant to accept. It wasn’t hard to see why – the 55-year old was known for his portrayals of military men with the quintessential stiff upper lip. But with a couple of grandchildren of his own, Hartnell came to love the role. In fact, it was only when his health began to fail that the show’s producers came up with the idea of transforming the Doctor into another man. In episode four of the fourth series, the first Doctor regenerated into Patrick Troughton’s second.