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BBC ARCHIVE DOCUMENT 1965
[A clipping from a page of the 'Radio Times' magazine. Document begins]
Dr. Who Again
It's nice to see the return of BBC-1's Dr. Who series. I think it is a very exciting programme, and I must congratulate the BBC on a most realistic production.
I think no other actor can play the part of the old doctor as brilliantly as William Hartnell does. I watched him with great interest in the last series of Dr. Who and I am looking forward to the new series immensely.
Aubrey Holmes, Bradford, 4.
Document Type | Magazine
30 September 1965
As 'Doctor Who' begins its third year of adventures, Aubrey Holmes writes to 'Radio Times' to let the BBC know how much he's enjoyed the series.
Letter courtesy of 'The Radio Times' Magazine.
Aubrey's view that 'no other actor can play the part of the old Doctor' would soon be challenged, as plans were already underway behind the scenes to replace Hartnell, due to ill health. By midway through the following year, Hartnell would step down from the role to make way for a younger actor. Despite his appearance, Hartnell was just 58 at the time.
A viewer sends in a letter of support for 'Doctor Who' actor William Hartnell.
A memo outlines the character of the second Doctor.
Patrick Troughton's first appearance as 'Doctor Who' overshadowed by the Daleks.
The 'Radio Times' letters page receives a mixed reception to the new Doctor Who.
Patrick Troughton's first adventure as the Doctor gets a cautious response from viewers.
Promoting the new Doctor Who and 'The Highlanders'.
A memo outlines fresh companions and a new enemy for Doctor Who.
Jon Pertwee's Doctor Who graces the front cover of 'Radio Times'.
'Doctor Who' star Jon Pertwee shows off his new car.
Viewers share their thoughts on Jon Pertwee's first 'Doctor Who' story.
Viewers review Tom Baker's debut as the Doctor.
Tom Baker meets the creator of the Daleks.
Introducing Peter Davison as the next Doctor Who.
A new timeslot for 'Doctor Who' isn't popular.
Viewers appraise Peter Davison's first year as the Doctor.
A dream come true for Doctor Who Number Six.
Audiences review Peter Davison's final year as the Doctor and Colin Baker's debut.
'Doctor Who' takes over the back page of 'Radio Times'.
Sylvester McCoy faces harsh criticism from the viewers.
Paul McGann is the Doctor.
Images of the actors who would become the TV sci-fi hero.
Pictures of the new Doctors and some of his companions through the years.
Actors who were shortlisted to play the Doctor.
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