"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"

From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends. 
Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family. 
"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."
He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith. 
"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.
"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)

"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"

From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends. 

Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family. 

"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."

He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith. 

"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.

"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)

Three.

Three.

Third Doctor - Colony in Space

Twelve Doctors in Twelve Hours.

Watch the 12th Doctor reveal in Doctor Who Live this Sunday on BBC America, BBC One, Space Channel, and ABCTV

(Source: timelordsandladies)

Third Doctor serial ‘Mind of Evil’ restored to color for the first time in 40 years

via DoctorWho.tv:

  • Due to a policy of “junking” video tapes in the 1960s and 70s, the original colour versions of all episodes of The Mind of Evil were lost, with only black and white copies remaining in the archives. Two types of colour restoration were used on this release:
  • Colour recovery was used on episodes 2-6, where the B&W tapes retained the original colour information, hidden in their signal. These were restored by Richard Russell of the Colour Recovery Working Group.
  • Manual colourisation was needed for episode 1, where due to the original colour-to-B&W transfer settings, no hidden colour information existed. Stuart Humphryes manually recoloured every fifth frame (out of 36,000!) in Photoshop, and the information in these “key frames” was then extrapolated out over subsequent frames.

The re-colored version of Mind of Evil is now available on DVD.

(Source: youtube.com)

Fantastic gallery of pictures of Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Laila Ward, and Colin Baker from the 1984 TARDIS 21 convention

thewhiteguardian:

linaaaaaz:

I…. I can’t summarize it just in one sentence…

So…

have a magnificent afternoon people. 

seriously, Pat is like a hand puppet and jon pertwee is the ventriloquist xD

OMG IM CRYING

(via thewhiteguardian-deactivated201)

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine Issue 457

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine Issue 457

Royal Mail reveals Doctor Who stamps

The collection marks the 50th anniversary of sci-fi show Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors getting their own first class stamp.

Four of the show’s most notorious villains, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, star on the second class set.

The show first ran from 1963 to 1989. A successful revival returned it to Saturday night schedules in 2005.

Andrew Hammond of the Royal Mail said the commemorative selection “pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular”

SFX Profiles all eleven Doctors, written by people close to the show.
This is a great read. Check out this bit by famed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter about First Doctor William Hartnell:

It was surely necessary that the Doctor had to be old in his first incarnation; that sense of age has always lingered. Even today a key part of Matt Smith’s reading of the role is that he is an old man in a young man’s body. And that agedness is rooted in Hartnell’s authoritative playing. My favourite single line of Hartnell’s actually came in tenth-anniversary special “The Three Doctors” when he berates his successors: “So you’re my replacements – a dandy and a clown. Have you done anything?”

h/t anglophenia!

SFX Profiles all eleven Doctors, written by people close to the show.

This is a great read. Check out this bit by famed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter about First Doctor William Hartnell:

It was surely necessary that the Doctor had to be old in his first incarnation; that sense of age has always lingered. Even today a key part of Matt Smith’s reading of the role is that he is an old man in a young man’s body. And that agedness is rooted in Hartnell’s authoritative playing. My favourite single line of Hartnell’s actually came in tenth-anniversary special “The Three Doctors” when he berates his successors: “So you’re my replacements – a dandy and a clown. Have you done anything?”

h/t anglophenia!

'Doctor Who' Steven Moffat on UNIT return - Digital Spy

Who showrunner Steven Moffat promised that Chibnall’s script will bring UNIT back with “a clever little twist”."When I was a kid, and just getting obsessed about the Doctor (still not recovered) it was the Jon Pertwee era, and UNIT was as big a part of the show as the TARDIS itself," said the writer. "So when Chris asked if he could bring them back, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. And being Chris, he gave it a clever little twist which I know the fans are going to love.Doctor Who continues this Saturday (September 22) on BBC One and BBC America.

'Doctor Who' Steven Moffat on UNIT return - Digital Spy

Who showrunner Steven Moffat promised that Chibnall’s script will bring UNIT back with “a clever little twist”.

"When I was a kid, and just getting obsessed about the Doctor (still not recovered) it was the Jon Pertwee era, and UNIT was as big a part of the show as the TARDIS itself," said the writer.

"So when Chris asked if he could bring them back, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. And being Chris, he gave it a clever little twist which I know the fans are going to love.

Doctor Who continues this Saturday (September 22) on BBC One and BBC America.

Entertainment Weekly wants to know who your favorite Doctor is.
It’s like asking you to pick your favorite air.

Because surveys are important.

Entertainment Weekly wants to know who your favorite Doctor is.

It’s like asking you to pick your favorite air.

Because surveys are important.

Doctor, that is not how one fights a yeti

Doctor, that is not how one fights a yeti

(Source: ritchandspace)

"Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."

prustens:

20 quotes to live by: Doctor Who Edition - #3

Third Doctor, Planet of the Daleks

(Source: direwolves)

Matt’s a joy to work with. It’s an education to watch his beautifully realised physicality as the Doctor. I said to him, ‘Jon Pertwee would be very proud of what you’re doing with this character.’

Classic Doctor Who companion Katy Manning on Matt Smith.

Her interview in Radio Times is a must read.

Doctor Who’s original Sarah Jane revealed | Radio Times

How it could have been: nearly 40 years later, the secret of who was  originally cast as Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Smith has been revealed. It  was April Walker, best known for myriad guest roles in Fawlty Towers,  The Two Ronnies and Yes, Minister.
Pictured above left is Jon  Pertwee in the 1973 story The Time Warrior, which introduced Sarah Jane  Smith. Then, above right, is April Walker in a Two Ronnies sketch, The Attractive Barmaid, from the same year.
Doctor  Who producer Barry Letts cast Walker when Katy Manning left the role of  Jo Grant, the Doctor’s previous companion, and she worked in rehearsals  for The Time Warrior. But allegedly the pairing of Pertwee’s Doctor and  Walker’s Sarah Jane didn’t work: she was a tall and more obviously  strong character, along the lines of Pertwee’s first companion, Liz Shaw  (Caroline John).
It’s believed that Pertwee was unhappy with the  decision but it would ultimately have been Letts who recast the role.  Walker was reportedly paid for both The Time Warrior and the rest of  that series.

Doctor Who’s original Sarah Jane revealed | Radio Times

How it could have been: nearly 40 years later, the secret of who was originally cast as Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Smith has been revealed. It was April Walker, best known for myriad guest roles in Fawlty Towers, The Two Ronnies and Yes, Minister.

Pictured above left is Jon Pertwee in the 1973 story The Time Warrior, which introduced Sarah Jane Smith. Then, above right, is April Walker in a Two Ronnies sketch, The Attractive Barmaid, from the same year.

Doctor Who producer Barry Letts cast Walker when Katy Manning left the role of Jo Grant, the Doctor’s previous companion, and she worked in rehearsals for The Time Warrior. But allegedly the pairing of Pertwee’s Doctor and Walker’s Sarah Jane didn’t work: she was a tall and more obviously strong character, along the lines of Pertwee’s first companion, Liz Shaw (Caroline John).

It’s believed that Pertwee was unhappy with the decision but it would ultimately have been Letts who recast the role. Walker was reportedly paid for both The Time Warrior and the rest of that series.

(Source: brianalcunt)




RSS Twitter YouTube Facebook BBC America


BROWSE OUR ARCHIVE:
DOCTORWHO.TUMBLR.COM/ARCHIVE

IF YOU ARE #NEW TO WHO, Check out these posts.