Tagged William Hartnell

Doctor Who as it began: An Unearthly Child

Waris Hussein on Doctor Who’s Beginnings

If you’re stuck for something to do in New York city this Tuesday evening, why not pay a visit to the very first director of Doctor Who, Waris Hussein? Responsible for the eerie and enigmatic opening episode, An Unearthly Child, Hussein is taking part in Doctor Who: How It All Began—An Evening with Waris Hussein…

The Sensorites of the eponymous Doctor Who serial

Introducing: The Sensorites

The Sensorites is important. Modern audiences are beginning to appreciate these gems; frankly, any surviving black-and-white stories should be treasured. It’s amazing that we’re still able to see the spectacular William Hartnell as the first Doctor; William Russell as Ian; Jacqueline Hill’s Barbara; and Carol Ann Ford as Susan… in all her screaming glory. Sitting…


William’s Perseverance

William Hartnell’s deteriorating health sadly made The Three Doctors his final on screen appearance. At the point where the show first began to celebrate its long past and looked forward to a future where the Doctor could finally travel outside of Earth again its a shame that at this exciting time that William Hartnell couldn’t…

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