Wednesday, 16 November 2011
The Second Doctor Who - Patrick Troughton
Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills) try to cope with a newly-rejuvenated Doctor (Patrick Troughton), in this rehearsal shot from 'The Power of the Daleks'.
Patrick Troughton's debut appearance as the new Doctor Who goes almost unnoticed as the Daleks are the focus for 'Radio Times'. As this was the first time 'Doctor Who' had changed its lead actor, the emphasis for this edition of the magazine is very much business as usual. The half-page feature on page 3 reassures viewers that the serial is directed by the same man who brought the Daleks to the screen in their first adventure and that the metal monsters are, once again, voiced by Peter Hawkins. Patrick Troughton's debut is almost an aside.