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.
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.