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William Hartnell

William Hartnell played the very first Doctor to grace our screens. He was a rather mysterious irascible character with a fine sense of mischief. William Hartnell played the Doctor from 1963 to 1966. He completed 29 stories of 119 episodes.William Hartnell played the Doctor as a rather tetchy and eccentric character who is occasionally aloof, stubborn and absent minded, although his character does mellow with time (excuse the pun).

 

DOCTOR WHO - THE BEGINNING

The Pilot Episode

Features four episodes. Includes the previously unreleased pilot episode and the very first episode from the long-running sci-fi TV series set in London in 1963. In 'An Unearthly Child', teachers Ian and Barbara follow a mysterious pupil, Susan, home one evening and find that she lives in a junkyard. Suddenly her uncle, the Doctor, appears but they suspect Susan is being held in the police box. On entering this box their lives change forever... Also includes 'The Daleks' and the two-part episode of 'The Edge Of Destruction'.

DOCTOR WHO - THE BEGINNING

An Unearthly Child

Features four episodes. Includes the previously unreleased pilot episode and the very first episode from the long-running sci-fi TV series set in London in 1963. In 'An Unearthly Child', teachers Ian and Barbara follow a mysterious pupil, Susan, home one evening and find that she lives in a junkyard. Suddenly her uncle, the Doctor, appears but they suspect Susan is being held in the police box. On entering this box their lives change forever... Also includes 'The Daleks' and the two-part episode of 'The Edge Of Destruction'.

DOCTOR WHO - THE BEGINNING

The Daleks

Features four episodes. Includes the previously unreleased pilot episode and the very first episode from the long-running sci-fi TV series set in London in 1963. In 'An Unearthly Child', teachers Ian and Barbara follow a mysterious pupil, Susan, home one evening and find that she lives in a junkyard. Suddenly her uncle, the Doctor, appears but they suspect Susan is being held in the police box. On entering this box their lives change forever... Also includes 'The Daleks' and the two-part episode of 'The Edge Of Destruction'.

DOCTOR WHO - THE BEGINNING

The Edge of Destruction

Features four episodes. Includes the previously unreleased pilot episode and the very first episode from the long-running sci-fi TV series set in London in 1963. In 'An Unearthly Child', teachers Ian and Barbara follow a mysterious pupil, Susan, home one evening and find that she lives in a junkyard. Suddenly her uncle, the Doctor, appears but they suspect Susan is being held in the police box. On entering this box their lives change forever... Also includes 'The Daleks' and the two-part episode of 'The Edge Of Destruction'.

MARCO POLO

Unfortunately lost ...

THE KEYS OF MARINU

On a remote island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid, there is a machine that can remove evil from the minds of an entire population – the Conscience of Marinus. Fearful of its immense power falling into the wrong hands, its sole guardian has scattered the machine’s operating keys across the planet. The TARDIS crew arrive to find the island under attack by the evil Voord. Marinus’ last line of defence – and its only hope – is the Conscience machine. The Doctor and his companions must undertake a deadly quest to recover the Keys of Marinus...

THE AZTECS

This four-part adventure stars the original Doctor, William Hartnell, in a battle to preserve history when the Tardis decides to materialise in an Aztec temple

THE SENSORITES

The Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death. The planet is the Sense-Sphere, home of the Sensorites, beings of immense intelligence and power. Unable to leave, the Doctor and his companions must deduce the Sensorites’ intentions: are they friendly, hostile, or frightened? And what is the deadly secret at the heart of the Sense-Sphere?

THE REIGN OF TERROR

The last episode from the first season. While trying to return to 1960s London the Doctor, Ian), Barbara and Susan discover themselves in eighteenth century France caught up in the revolution. They are arrested as traitors and Barbara and Susan are sentenced to death. The Doctor takes on the disguise of a leading revolutionary and must outwit his enemies to become reunited with his companions and save Barbara and Susan.

PLANET OF THE GIANTS

The TARDIS doors open while the ship is still in flight by accident. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travellers soon realise that something is very wrong. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all be reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn…

THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH

The Tardis materialises in London sometime after the year 2164. Dalek invaders are now ruling the Earth with the aid of humans converted into zombie-like Robomen, but they are opposed by a group of resistance fighters led by the wheelchair-using Dortmun. The travellers discover that the Daleks have established a huge mine in Bedfordshire, their aim being to remove the Earth’s core using a huge bomb and replace it with a powerful drive system so that they can pilot the planet around the galaxy.

THE RESCUE AND THE ROMANS

The Rescue

Two episodes taken from the Doctor Who series. In 'The Rescue' the Tardis lands on the planet Dido and the Doctor discovers two humans trapped in a spacecraft. In 'The Romans' the Doctor and his colleagues are in danger in Italy in 64AD.

THE RESCUE AND THE ROMANS

The Romans

Two episodes taken from the Doctor Who series. In 'The Rescue' the Tardis lands on the planet Dido and the Doctor discovers two humans trapped in a spacecraft. In 'The Romans' the Doctor and his colleagues are in danger in Italy in 64AD.

THE WEB PLANET

One of the most widely-watched of all the '60s-era Doctor Who serials, The Web Planet (1965) puts the first Doctor and his companions in the middle of a war between two alien races--the moth-like Menoptra and a hostile race of ant creatures known as Zarbi--for possession of the planet Vortis

THE CRUSADE (VHS only)

In 'The Crusade', the Doctor (William Hartnell), Ian, Barbara and Vicki become embroiled in the political machinations of King Richard the Lionheart after landing in 12th century Palestine. Only episodes 1 and 3 of this story still exist in the BBC archives, so the gaps are filled in by the Doctor's companion, Ian Chesterton (William Russell).

THE SPACE MUSEUM

The TARDIS jumps a time track and the travellers arrive on the planet Xeros. There they discover their own future selves displayed as exhibits in a museum established as a monument to the Galactic conquests of the warlike Morok invaders who now rule the planet. When time shifts back to normal, they realise that they must do everything they can to try to avert this potential future.

THE CHASE

The travellers are forced to flee in the TARDIS when they learn from the Time/Space Visualiser taken from the Moroks' museum that a group of Daleks equipped with their own time machine are on their trail with orders to exterminate them.

THE TIME MEDDLER

Set in England back in 1066, on the eve of the Battle of Hastings, The Time Meddler sees the Doctor drawn to a monastery where a single monk resides. So how come the singing of the monks can be heard from far away? And what’s the reasoning behind the modern utensils he discovers? All paths lead to the aforementioned Butterworth, whose character’s backstory adds a nice twist to the story. The Time Meddler throws in the backstory of Jamie discovering the world of time travel for the first time, but it’s the sparring between Hartnell and Butterworth that provides the sparks.

GALAXY 4

Unfortunately lost ...

MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN

Unfortunately lost ...

THE MYTH MAKERS

(VHS tape only in the USA)

LOST IN TIME

The Daleks' Master Plan

A compilation of lost episodes from the television series of Doctor Who. Includes the episodes: 'The Daleks' Master Plan', The Moonbase', 'The Underwater Menace', 'The Wheel In Space' and 'The Abominable Snowman'

THE MASSACRE

Unfortunately lost ...

THE ARK

The Doctor, Steven and Dodo materialise in what appears to be a jungle on Earth. It's a place where things are not what they seem... Includes the episodes 'The Steel Sky', 'The Plague', 'The Return', and 'The Bomb'.

THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER

Unfortunately lost ...

THE GUNFIGHTERS

The TARDIS arrives in the town of Tombstone in the Wild West and the Doctor, having hurt a tooth on one of Cyril's sweets, decides he must visit a dentist. The local dentist is Doc Holliday, currently engaged in a feud with the Clanton family. Lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are meanwhile doing their best to keep the peace.

THE SAVAGES

Unfortunately lost ...

THE WAR MACHINES

A classic four-part adventure. The TARDIS arrives in London in 1966 and the Doctor and his assistant Dodo visit the Post Office Tower. There they meet Professor Brett who's invented a revolutionary new computer called the WONTAN (Will Operating Thought Analogue), which is capable of independent thought. Soon enough though, in the manner of newly sentient computers everywhere, the WONTAN decides that humans are inferior and that it's time for machines to rule over them and sets about constructing a fleet of war machines to take over the world.

THE SMUGGLERS

Unfortunately lost ...

THE TENTH PLANET (VHS only)

It is 1986, and Earth's sister planet has come home, bringing with it the emotionless, unstoppable Cybermen. At the Snowcap base in Antarctica, the invasion begins, but the Cybermen have not reckoned on the First Doctor and his companions. However, the Doctor's body seems to be wearing a bit thin...