Published on November 15th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Fans of actor Frazer Hines who played Doctor Who companion Jamie McCrimmon from 1966-1969 might be interested to know that his acclaimed 1996 autobiography “Films, Farms and Fillies” has been re-edited, revised and released in hardback as Hines Sight.
Frazer Hines is one of the UK’s most charismatic stars of stage and screen. From his early days as a child actor in films such as X The Unknown, and appearances in Emergency Ward 10 and Coronation Street, Frazer became a household name playing the time-travelling Scot, Jamie McCrimmon, alongside Patrick Troughton in the BBC’s cult series Doctor Who. In 1972 he was cast as Joe Sugden in the fledgeling soap opera Emmerdale Farm, and became the housewife’s favourite farmer for over two decades.
In this compelling and funny book, Frazer reveals his own thoughts and feelings when faced with stardom at an early age, the pressure of being an early ‘media celebrity’, his love of horses and cricket, and what it was actually like to date, marry and divorce some of the most eligible and beautiful women to have crossed stage and screen in the last 40 years.
One review on Amazon comments that ‘He writes with such humour and passion that you canâ€™t put the book down,’ and with 16 pages of black and white photographs from Frazer’s personal collection covering his life and career and a foreword specially written by variety entertainers Ian and Janette Krankie, this is an autobiography that any fan of classic Doctor Who will want to get hold of!
Available for Â£25.00 (plus p&p), signed copies of Hines Sight can be purchased from www.frazerhines.co.uk, and is expected to be published in December 2009.