Hamish Wilson

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Hamish Wilson
Born (1942-12-13) 13 December 1942 (age 76)

Hamish Wilson (born 13 December 1942) is a Scottish actor from Glasgow, and is best known for briefly taking over the role of Jamie McCrimmon for part of two episodes in the 1968 Doctor Who serial The Mind Robber when series regular Frazer Hines was ill with chickenpox and unable to attend the recording. The change of actor was written into the script.[1][2]

At the time of his Doctor Who appearance, Wilson was working in London for a furniture removal firm.[2] His other work includes numerous TV guest appearances, particularly during the 1960s, and involvement in the documentary and the audio commentary on the 2005 DVD release of The Mind Robber. Wilson also acted in Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) and TimeLock (2013).[3] Starting in the 1970s, Wilson became a radio producer, working with Radio Forth and Radio Clyde[4] before moving to BBC Radio Scotland in 1989;[5] he later also became a senior producer for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, and received a fellowship from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1996.[6] He has also been a staff member at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[4]


  1. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Mind Robber - Details". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Kenny (2014-09-27). "Appearing on Doctor Who made massive impression on Hamish Wilson". scotlandnow. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  3. ^ "Hamish Wilson". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  4. ^ a b "Guildhall School of Music & Drama | Hamish Wilson - Radio". www.gsmd.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. ^ "Playing on a passage to Edinburgh". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  6. ^ "Fellowships". Times Higher Education (THE). 1996-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-20.

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