Whovians Enter Here...

Whovians Enter Here...

5 January 2013

The First Doctor

William Hartnell
First appearance : An Unearthly Child 1963
Last appearance: The Tenth Planet 1966

William Hartnell made his debut appearance as the Doctor, in an episode entitled 'An Unearthly Child', which is also where we first meet his grand-daughter Susan Foreman. 
At school, Susan's teachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, appear curious as to her vast knowledge about the past as well as the future and one day follow her home.
All they find however, is an old junkyard in which stands a police telephone box. Eventually they meet an old man who introduces himself as Susan's grandfather (the Doctor) and the two become unwilling companions as the adventure begins.
In this episode, they are transported back to the Stone Age where they encounter prehistoric cavemen.
When Returning to the TARDIS, the Doctor encounters his deadliest enemy yet, the Daleks. Having become exposed to radiation which leaves his body constantly weak and after destroying Mondas, original home of the Cybermen, it becomes too much for the Doctor. His body starts to deteriorate and with new companions Ben and Polly watching inside the TARDIS, slowly the Doctor's features start to fade away into the form of another.


  1. I remember this Dr. - And now I feel a million years old. :/

  2. Strangely for those of us that remember him he was the scariest of the lot by a long way. It helped that television was not great back then so even cheap cardboard sets and monsters looked real.

    People really did hide behind sofa's when he was on.....

    1. I think he's more grumpy then scary but I agree with you on the cheap cardboard sets. I liked the way the monsters looked back then. They were funny and you could see the creases in their costumes.