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  • Publication: Daily Mail
  • Date: 1981-10-31
  • Author: Geoffrey Hobbs
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  • Language: English
  • Notes: Reprinted in In-Vision 53

THE countdown for The Five Faces of Doctor Who is on. Next Monday BBC 2 re-runs a story featuring each actor who has played the Time Lord.

The season begins with William Hartnell, in the very first Story, from November 1963, and runs every evening to Thursday.

Following weeks continue the journey in time and space with four-part flashbacks to Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.

As befits a Time Lord, Dr Who is getting younger every year, the latest to play him is Peter Davison, a mere 30. His new series begins in January. We asked him how he rated his predecessors:

William Hartnell (1963-66) : 'There was something very mysterious about him. He was almost evil in the way, and certainly the most bad-tempered of all the Doctors. He was also the most forgetful, more like absent-minded professor than the others.'

Patrick Troughton (1966-69) : 'Patrick was the muddler. He was always getting into a mess. Although he always won through in the end, a lot of the time it was more by accident than design'

Jon Pertwee (1970-74) : 'Funnily enough, being a comedian, he played the Doctor straighter than any of the other actors. The way he did it was almost a melodrama a lot of the time.'

Tom Baker (1975-81) : 'He was the most eccentric. And he was certainly the most bizarre. But the unpredictability. He kept you guessing because you never knew what he was going to do next.'

A Who's Who of Dr Who's: From Left, Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, Tom Baker. Inset, Peter Davison

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