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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:23 pm

Could David Tennant play a despotic Mexican who smokes a large cigar? Come to that, did Billie Piper look half as good in a skirt as Frazer Hines?

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:19 pm

No, to both. Oh Salamander, where art thou now?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:55 am

He could've absorbed the whole of the time vortex and become immortal?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:57 am

Lucy McGough wrote:He could've absorbed the whole of the time vortex and become immortal?
"Eh! Eh! You-a know oo I am? Uh? Ahm God! You don' wanna mess with me!"

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:00 am

It's funnier when you say it out loud.

(I've always suspected that God smokes a large cigar.)

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:02 am

I watched The Web of Fear and the first three episodes of The War Games last night. I am rediscovering my love of Troughton!

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:08 am

He had a sort of craggy handsomeness, didn't he? And he was dead good at being avuncular.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:10 am

He was probably the best actual actor of the entire classic series. I still prefer Tom as the Doctor (I can't help it) but, like Michael Caine, Tom is someone who mostly plays himself. Patrick Troughton was a genuine character actor.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:46 am

It's debatable whether Tom actually knew that he was taking part in a dramatic production.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:49 am

Lucy McGough wrote:It's debatable whether Tom actually knew that he was taking part in a dramatic production.
In some stories, it's debatable whether he was taking part in a dramatic production (most of season 17, for instance).

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Post by karatattoo on Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:37 am

I remember reading somewhere that the show's producer really worked hard at getting Troughton to take the role. The reasons were that no one know if viewers would accept a change of lead actors, so the production team wanted someone of Troughton's stature and popularity, and it was hoped that having him in the role of the Doctor would make it easier to get other top level actors to appear on the program.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 am

Yes. A lot of people nowadays seem to forget, or don't realise, that Troughton was actually a fairly well known and respected actor, back then. He was known before Doctor Who eclipsed everything else he'd ever done.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:37 am

Given the standard of his acting in Doctor Who, that doesn't surprise me.

My mum still fancies him.

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