TV Series | TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
Verity Lambert cast William Hartnell as The Doctor after seeing him in This Sporting Life (1963). Hartnell saw the role as a relief, as he had been typecast for years in tough-guy roles (policemen, gangsters, soldiers, etc).
We shall release the slaves, and then on to death!
Although the lead character was only a few times referred as Doctor Who, the closing credits from 1963 to 1979 still used the name Doctor Who.
Two versions of the 1974 episode "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" exists. When originally syndicated, the first chapter of the 6-part story was missing. Later, a new version of the episode was syndicated when that chapter was located.