Unwilling Adventurer

Katie and Claire.

-First Doctor era obsessed, Ian and Barbara worshippers, William Russell devotees,The Adventures of Sir Lancelot fans.

Expect a lot of One era gushing. Feel free to say hi!

"As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves."- First Doctor.
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The early studios were so tiny that the small TARDIS set alone took up 80% of the space. Thank god the TARDIS was flat-pack! 

It also explains why in this shot in episode 1 of the Chase, William Hartnell is pretending to pull a lever on the console that is not even there. To be able to fit the other rooms of the TARDIS, and the planet of Aridius, they had to ditch the console room.

He (Bill) was always very serious about it. He was extremely committed to the whole thing and this effected all of us. We would make jokes in rehearsals but…(gets distracted by what’s onscreen) Ooh Menoptra. Do they fly on this bit? (They fly) Oh terrific! Oh marvellous!
William Russell gets distracted in ‘The Web Planet’ commentary and never finishes his point. Love so much how he gets caught up in it again. 

The beautiful Menoptra 

Dodo being extra cute.

#Companion problems.

The Doctor after having his toothy taken out in the Old West.

Ian and Barbara arguments/squabbles

Ian: He (Leon) got what he deserved.

Barbara: You check your history books Ian before you decide what people deserve!

Ian: Barbara - sorry about Leon, but it really was the only way, believe me.


A plaque honouring the first producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert, has been unveiled at London’s Riverside studios, by theDoctor Who Appreciation Society 

The plaque, which marks the achievements of Lambert as a Film and Television producer, will be on display at Riverside Studios until the venue closes for development in the autumn, when it will be placed into storage and then permanently mounted at the new Riverside media centre when completed. 

Verity Lambert was Doctor Who’s first producer and the first female drama producer at BBC Television. She oversaw Doctor Who from her appointment in June 1963 until the autumn of 1965, guiding the series to a successful launch and laying down the framework of the series which still running today. After she left Doctor Who her credits and reputation continued to rise and she became one of the best known players in the industry. She oversaw such iconic productions as Adam Adamant Lives, Budgie, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies, Rumpole of the Bailey, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Reilly: Ace of Spies, Minder, GBH and Jonathan Creek

The plaque honouring Lambert was unveiled by Doctor Who’s first director Waris Hussein, in a ceremony attended by the two surviving members of the original TARDIS team, William Russell and Carole Ann Ford. The event included a screening of the drama based on the creation of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time and a compilation of interview material, previously unseen. 

Riverside studios in Hammersmith London, were used by the BBC from 1954-1974. Although the first Doctor Who stories were recorded at the nearby Lime Grove complex, the series used Riverside Studio 1 for a number of stories between 1964 and 1969. Verity Lambert produced stories recorded at the site include The Dalek Invasion of EarthThe RescueThe RomansThe Web PlanetThe Crusade and The Chase

From Doctor Who News

Dead-eye Steve

The Doctor and Ian being adorable.