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DOCTOR WHO

The Time Lord from Gallifrey hit our screens in November 1963, and it wasn’t long before he (and now she) became a pop-culture touchstone

THE ORIGINAL, YOU MIGHT SAY

William Hartnell was a noted film actor before becoming the First Doctor. He was reticent to take on an ongoing television role and “had to be persuaded over two very expensive lunches,” producer Waris Hussein later told Radio Times. It would be remembered as Hartnell’s most enduring performance.

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THE HEROES BEHIND THE CAMERA

Saluting those who shaped Doctor Who as much as its actors

A WOMAN’S WORK

The show’s original producer, Verity Lambert, peruses a script of 1965 serial Mission to the Unknown. Lambert was not only the youngest drama producer at the BBC, but also the only woman in that role.

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