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Doctor Who

More Dalekmania!

Outside the Planetarium, Baker Street 20 08 1964b

Daleks from their second story, “Dalek Invasion of Earth”, outside the London Planetarium, 20th August 1964.

 

 

Outside the Planetarium, Baker Street 20 08 1964

Original B&W photo.

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The Original Cybermen (1966)

 

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In between takes on “The Tenth Planet“, the first “Doctor Who” story to feature the Cybermen, make-up artists make adjustments to the costumes.

 

10th planet2

Original B&W photo.


Daleks at Cannes

Daleks Going to Cannes May 1965

Daleks used in the film “Doctor Who and the Daleks” being loaded up fror transport to the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

Daleks Going to Cannes May 1965

Original B&W photo.


Patrick Troughton – Jobbing Actor

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“A promotional still of future second Doctor Who Patrick Troughton as he joins the BBC Drama Repertory Company in 1952.” (BBC archives)

Patrick Troughton radio

Original B&W photo.


Who Was Robin Hood

Children in Battersea Park watch Patrick Troughton act the part of Robin Hood

Patrick Troughton, later to become a household name in “Doctor Who“, seen here in a publicity shot for the 1953 BBC series of “Robin Hood“, accompanied by children in Battersea Park.

Almost 60 years later, Troughton’s grandson, Sam Troughton, played the role of Much in a new production of “Robin Hood“, again for the BBC.

 

Children in Battersea Park watch Patrick Troughton act the part of Robin Hood

Original B&W photo.


Yetis in Wales

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Since 2005, Doctor Who production has been based in Wales, but there have been visits before, as this scene from the 1967 story “The Abominable Snowmen” shows. Frazer Hines, as Jamie McCrimmon, and Patrick Troughton, as the Doctor, are prevented from reaching the Tardis by a robotic Yeti, on location in Snowdonia (doubling for Tibet).

 

doctor-who-yeti

Original B&W photo.


Verity Lambert at the Planetarium

dalek at Planetarium

Verity Lambert, the first producer of Doctor Who, posing for a publicity photo at the London Planetarium in Baker Street during location shooting for the second Dalek story, “The Dalek Invasion of Earth” in August 1964. The Daleks were modified for this story with a disc on its back, to explain why they could move about freely, having been confined to their city because they were supposed to be powered by static electricity in the first story the year before. The modification was quietly dropped in all subsequent Dalek stories.

Behind Verity and the Dalek is a Zeiss projector, used to project an image of astronomical objects on the inside of a dome. The Baker Street Planetarium no longer exists, and the building is now used to house celebrity-themed shows, though there is still a planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

 

dalek at Planetarium

Original B&W photo.