Doctor Who News Patrick Troughton with some Yeti - Doctor Who location snap from 1967

Published on January 15th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Rare Doctor Who Location Pics in The Mirror

You can’t fault them really. The Mirror just did what we all do when the bizarre meets the humdrum; assumed that the Doctor can’t be far away.

Patrick Troughton with some Yeti - Doctor Who location snap from 1967

When news broke concerning a group of Yetis reportedly on the prowl in Siberia the Mirror Online dug around in the archives (i.e Google) and found these charming photos of the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton hamming it up for the cameras on location for the 1967 serial The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear, which followed a few months later.

Amongst the collection are moments where Patrick generously shares his umbrella with his furry co-stars, when the feared beasts decided to lie on some pallets between takes and the absolutely stunning moment where the entire master plan is brought to its knees by a passing old man in a flat-cap walking his dog.

There’s something reassuring in that old flat-capped gentleman. I’d like to think that if an actual alien invasion occurred that the first we would know about it wouldn’t be the desolate cry of the four minute warning but the muffled disbelief of one man and his dog.

It all goes to capture just how beautifully silly it must have been to work on the show while simultaneously fulfilling all of your Sasquatch needs in on brief article (well until you get that yearly craving to watch Harry and the Henderson’s again…just me?)

You can check out the whole hairy collection over at the Mirror Online.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to Rare Doctor Who Location Pics in The Mirror

  1. avatar Caity says:

    I suspect some of those yeti are of the feminine persuasion, as they have child-bearing hips!

  2. avatar Ian McArdell says:

    What a charming photo of Troughton and his friends… let’s hope that, and the Great Intelligence, will be back to trouble the Doctor and Clara sometime soon. Personally, in this anniversary year, I’d like to see a Yeti on the loo in Tooting Bec as a tribute to Pertwee!

  3. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I thought the Yeti on the right was John Levene at first. Its hard to tell though. But I know his first gigs in Who were playing monsters.

    • avatar TonyS says:

      It DOES look like John Levene. I had always thought, though, that John Levene didn’t play a Yeti until Web of Fear.

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