Bringing the past to life with colour

William Hartnell and the Daleks

Hartnell and Daleks

At his home in Mayfield, Sussex, the first Doctor William Hartnell is seen here with four Louis Marx toy Daleks, on 21st April 1965.



Original B&W photo.

2 responses

  1. Tom Henshaw

    Very nice, but – William Hartnell’s eyes were brown.


    March 2, 2015 at 12:44 am

  2. That does seem to be the consensus now, but it isn’t universally agreed, and when I did this photo, the results I was getting from Google suggested blue as the most likely colour. Actual colour photos of him aren’t, generally, all that clear, and the eyes seem to change colour in different picures according to the lighting, so I’m going to use that as an excuse here – it’d the light that makes his eyes look blue!


    March 2, 2015 at 12:59 am

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