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C.J. Sansom

Chooses William Hartnell's Doctor Who

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Crime writer best known for his Henry VIII series of novels featuring lawyer Matthew Shardlake, for which he won the 2005 Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger. Other novels include Dominion, an alternate history set in Britain following a fictional Axis victory in WWII.

William Hartnell's Doctor Who

C.J. Sansom chooses William Hartnell's performance as the first incarnation of Doctor Who (1963-66).

From the Archive

William Hartnell

Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather, William Hartnell.

From the Radio 2 Arts Programme 15 Feb 1996.

The First Doctor

Nicholas Courtney explores the beginnings of Dr Who with producer Verity Lambert.

From Dr Who: Thirty Years from Radio 2 on 20 Nov 1993

An Unearthly Child

A clip of William Hartnell in the first episode of Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child.

From BBC 23 Nov 1963.

Tom Baker

Tom Baker compares his version of the Doctor to those of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee.

From The Lively Arts: Whose Dr Who BBC 2, 3 April 1977.

C.J. Sansom

C.J. Sansom on his Matthew Shardlake novels, set during the reign of Henry VIII.

From Front Row 1 Sep 2010.