David Tennant from the BBC America special Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The First Doctor
You asked for an encore showing of this special so we’ve scheduled it twice for next week:
Wednesday, February 6 from 4-7pm EST and then again early Thursday morning from 3-6am EST
If you missed last weekend’s First Doctor special, here’s your chance to see/DVR it again. Watch the trailer here.
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William Hartnell was the first TV Doctor. A veteran of stage and screen, Hartnell saw the role as an ideal opportunity to break away from the tough sergeant major roles he often found himself cast in. He got to wear a long grey wig too!
Find out more about William Hartnell here.
More clips being added throughout the month!
There are some key clips in here. It’s definitely worth a browse.
BBC AMERICA is set to premiere An Adventure in Space and Time, a film drama about the creation of Doctor Who, as part of the channel’s celebration of the long-running sci-fi series’ 50th anniversary. Frequent Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss has already been announced as writer, and he’s also serving as executive producer alongside current Doctor Who execs Steven Moffat andCaroline Skinner. The film is a co-production between BBC AMERICA and BBC Cymru Wales and will air later in 2013.
Doctor Who first hit the BBC airwaves on November 23, 1963, and an impressive cast has been assembled to play the personalities behind the show’s earliest days. David Bradley, best known as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, has taken on the role as actor William Hartnell, who played the series’ very first Doctor. Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine, already cast in the Season 7, Part 2 premiere of Doctor Who, is set to play producer Verity Lambert, and the great Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, Adaptation.) is on board as Sydney Newman, BBC’s then-Head of Drama. Meanwhile, The History Boys‘ Sacha Dhawan will play Waris Hussein, director of Doctor Who‘s premiere episode, “An Unearthly Child.”
Read more at Anglophenia
So we’re glad that we can finally announce this as well:
2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.
Don’t miss the Premiere of the first DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special with First Doctor WILLIAM HARTNELL *** Sunday Jan 27 at 9pm ET *** only on BBC America.
Take an in-depth look at the first incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - and don’t miss the first glimpses of the TARDIS and the classic foe, the Daleks. Complete with exclusive interviews with Lead Writer and Executive Producer STEVEN MOFFAT & more!
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”
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?”
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On November 23, 1963 (the day after the Kennedy assassination), the very first episode of Doctor Who premiered on the BBC. And the man behind the camera was Waris Hussein, then only 24 years old, completely unaware of the phenomenon the show would become and the legions of fans it would acquire. Well, here he is, with almost 50 years of hindsight, chatting with Anglophenia’s Jon Sarlin about the series’ origins as an educational program for children, casting William Hartnell as the Doctor (“he was very reluctant to accept this part…he was an established movie star”), and how the fan base has evolved over the years.
Lynda Baron. “Closing Time” was her third appearance in Doctor Who.
guurrrrrl you are AWESOME! YOU WIN ALL THE AWARDS!
Note from nessaroset: “But the first picture isn’t her. She didn’t physically appear in The Gunfighters… only provided the vocals for The Ballad of Last Chance Saloon.” We think the first vocal appearance still counts! All the awards!
A little adorable! Hartnell for your dashes.
30 days of summer break doctor who- day 22- what is your fave who related video on youtube:
Babelcolour trailer: the beginning. If any fan is wondering whether to start at the beginning than this trailer of the beginning’s box set is a good thing to watch, its epic and brilliant and carefully shows u the best of the first ever story, the first ever dalek story and the first ever story to explore the TARDIS being ‘alive’. We’ve seen these eps so many times but now have urge to re-watch as this vid of where Doctor who began sends chills down your spine…please watch and enjoy.
Colourised Doctor Who
“A comprehensive collection of my colourisation work, presented unabridged and with associated sound. Various clips have appeared in my earlier videos, but usually edited and ungraded. This is hopefully the definitive collection. This compendium includes colourisations from ‘Invasion’, ‘The Power Of The Daleks’, ‘Tenth Planet’, ‘An Unearthly Child’, ‘The Aztecs’ and ‘The Daleks Master Plan’, amongst others.
I have no automated process, all the videos are colourised by hand, frame by frame. I capture each individual frame as a still image which I open in Adobe Photoshop to hand colourise. I then re-assemble the hundreds of frames, in order, in my video editing program and render as an avi file. The original PAL video souce is 25 frames a second, so this 5-and-a-half minute video represents over 8000 hand colourised frames.”
thenonexistence: TL; DR - In this 5 and a 1/2 minute video, the amazing person behind this coloured 8,000+ separate frames of originally ‘black and white’ Classic Who clips and re-edited them back into full clips with audio.
JUST STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND ADMIRE THIS SHEER AWESOMENESS.
The First Doctor by marksatchwill