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Katie and Claire.

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

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"As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves."- First Doctor.
Posts tagged "William Hartnell"

William Hartnell in 1935 with Hugh Blaker, the man who influenced his early years. (from Who’s There?)

On Saturday 23rd of July, he was flown to another air station, this time to open the Royal Naval Air Service Air Day at Culdrose, in north Cornwall. Although not in a Doctor Who costume, he emerged on a specially built stage from the TARDIS to the cheers of hundreds of children, and there was a mock battle with the Daleks complete with smoke bombs, the models apparently made by the sailors themselves. Great fun was had by all, despite the fact that, according to the local paper, the Daleks’ ‘destructive force became evident from the first when some mysterious anti-magnetic device blotted out Dr. Who’s opening remarks’. There was an air display and even a Dalek train for the children to ride on. Bill ‘created a sensation…not only was he besieged for hours by autograph hunters, but children by the score kept coming up and expressing their admiration. He was like a modern version of Father Christmas’.

- From Who’s There?

William Hartnell was hugely popular and made many guest appearances. The children adored him. 

All the actors were sitting in the hotel with their scripts waiting to do a read-through, and having travelled some way to get there, they were hungry and thirsty. One of them pressed a bell to call for service as they wanted tea and sandwiches. Nothing happened. They were chatting and it was mentioned that Dickens stayed there. Someone pressed another bell. Still no one appeared. Eventually my grandfather lost his patience and started pressing every bell, shouting ‘I’ll give them fucking Dickens!’ at the top of his voice. This seemed to do the trick.
Jessica Carney about William Hartnell (Who’s There)

Billy Hartnell through the years.

ohyesbillyhartnell:

William Hartnell (Photo from Who’s There?’)

Jessica Carney (William Hartnell’s granddaughter) My brother Paul visited the studios on Friday 21st May. This was during the shooting of an episode featuring Frankenstein’s house of horrors, part of the Dalek serial called ‘The Chase’. It must have been quite fun for him but he was barely six at the time and quite shy. (From ‘Who’s There?’)

William Russell: They’d (his children) been with me to the studios, and sat in Daleks, and pedalled them around. No, not all of them, but my eldest daughter. She came and had her picture taken in a Dalek. (From DWM)

William Hartnell’s grandson Paul, and William Russell’s eldest daughter visited the set during rehearsals for ‘the chase’.

A Collection of Facial Expressions I Enjoy Greatly —> [22/?]
beige-sabbath:

"Ha ha, I’ve got more hair than any of you!" “Laugh it up, Hartnell, we all know that’s just a wig.” “Maybe, but I’ve still got more of my own hair under it than any of you do.” “…Old bastard.”

beige-sabbath:

"Ha ha, I’ve got more hair than any of you!"
“Laugh it up, Hartnell, we all know that’s just a wig.”
“Maybe, but I’ve still got more of my own hair under it than any of you do.”
“…Old bastard.”

This is really sweet.

a-series-of-photo-tales:

William Hartnell and William Russell on the set of The Aztecs

William Hartnell in Double Confession (1950)

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William Hartnell,
The Massacre

greyhoundone:

Oh my gosh One my poor baby let me hug you. :(

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cleowho:

David Bradley recreates William Hartnell’s Goodbye Susan speech.

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

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The First Doctor and the lapel grab.

theyinyangmacra:

William Hartnell and William Russell rehearsing ‘An Unearthly Child’ (1963)

theyinyangmacra:

William Hartnell and William Russell rehearsing ‘An Unearthly Child’ (1963)