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In 1966, William Hartnell stepped down from the lead role in the beloved science fiction series, 'Doctor Who'. Rather than simply recast the part, the production team came up with a solution that would ensure the series would run for years to come.

Discover what happens when one Time Lord hands over his TARDIS to the next. See early plans for the first 'new Doctor', Patrick Troughton, and discover how viewers reacted to the change. Photos also show the moments when new Doctors and their companions were unveiled and reveal those actors who narrowly missed out on becoming TV's favourite time traveller.

The Changing Face of Doctor Who Collection

Tom Baker.

Before They Were Time Lords

Images of the actors who would become the TV sci-fi hero.

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David Tennant as the Doctor.

Welcome to the TARDIS

Pictures of the new Doctors and some of his companions through the years.

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Michael Bentine

Nearly Who

Actors who were shortlisted to play the Doctor.

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