Examining The Doctor #1: The First Doctor

The First Doctor William Hartnell (1963-1966, 1973)

Geekville has spawned a monthly Doctor Who podcast called Examining The Doctor. Each month brings a look at a specific Doctor.

November 23rd, 1963: The BBC debuted a new children’s show called Doctor Who to a modest reception. However, the following months viewership would skyrocket with the debut of The Daleks. William Hartnell would portray The Doctor for three years, passing on the role to Patrick Troughton in 1966.

Hartnell reprised the role one last time for the 1973 story The Three Doctors. In 1983, actor Richard Hurndall portrayed The First Doctor for the 20th Anniversary story The Five Doctors.

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