Patrick Troughton

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Patrick Troughton
Patrick Troughton Head.jpg
Promotional image of Troughton
Born Patrick George Troughton
(1920-03-25)25 March 1920
Mill Hill, Middlesex, England
Died 28 March 1987(1987-03-28) (aged 67)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–1987
  • Margaret Troughton (m. 1943–1955; div.)
  • Sheila Dunlop (m. 1976–1987; his death)
Partner(s) Ethel Margaret "Bunny" Nuens (ca. 1956–1975)
  • Alec Troughton
  • Dorothy Offord

Patrick George Troughton (/ˈtrtən/, 25 March 1920 – 28 March 1987) was an English actor most widely known for his roles in fantasy, science fiction, and horror films, particularly in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 to 1969; he reprised the role in 1973, 1983, and 1985.

Early life[edit]

Troughton was born on 25 March 1920[1] in Mill Hill, Middlesex, England, to Alec George Troughton, a solicitor, and Dorothy Evelyn Offord, who married in 1914 in Edmonton, and had an elder brother, Alec Robert (1915–1994), and a younger sister, Mary Edith (1923–2005). Troughton attended Mill Hill School and continued to live in Mill Hill for most of his life. While at Mill Hill School, he acted in a production of J.B. Priestley's Bees on the Boat Deck in March 1937. His brother A.R. ('Robin') Troughton shared the 1933 Walter Knox Prize for Chemistry with the future Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick, who also attended Mill Hill School.

Troughton later attended the Embassy School of Acting[1] at Swiss Cottage, studying under Eileen Thorndike. After his time at the Embassy School of Acting, Troughton won a scholarship to the Leighton Rallius Studios at the John Drew Memorial Theatre on Long Island in New York, US.

In 1939 Troughton joined the Tonbridge Repertory Company.[1]

World War II[edit]

When the Second World War began, he returned home on a Belgian ship which struck a sea mine and sank off the coast of Great Britain, Troughton escaping in a lifeboat. In 1940, he joined the Royal Navy and was commissioned as a Lieutenant with the R.N.V.R., being first employed on East Coast Convoy duty from February to August 1941, and then with Coastal Forces' Motor Gun Boats based at Great Yarmouth from November 1942 to 1945. During his service with the M.G.B.'s, he was on one occasion involved in an action against Kriegsmarine E-boats which resulted in one of the enemy craft being destroyed by ramming, whilst Troughton's boat and another destroyed two more with their gunfire. His decorations included the 1939-45 Star, and Atlantic Star, and he was mentioned in dispatches. He used to wear a tea cosy on his head in cold weather in the North Sea.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Before Doctor Who[edit]

After the war, Troughton returned to the theatre in 1945. He worked with the Amersham Repertory Company, the Bristol Old Vic Company[1] and the Pilgrim Players at the Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate. He made his television debut in 1947. In 1948, Troughton made his cinema debut with small roles in Olivier's Hamlet, the Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed Escape (one of the stars of which was William Hartnell), and a minor role as a pirate in Treasure Island (1950) appearing only during the attack on the heroes' hut. Television though, was his favourite medium. In 1953 he became the first actor to play the folk hero Robin Hood on television, starring in six half-hour episodes broadcast from 17 March to 21 April on the BBC, and titled simply Robin Hood.[3] His grandson Sam Troughton played one of Robin's colleagues in the 2006 BBC TV series of the same name, and Patrick himself would make an appearance in The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Richard Greene. He appeared as the murderer Tyrrell in Olivier's film of Richard III (1955). He was also Olivier's understudy on the film and appears in many long shots as Richard.[4]

Troughton's other notable film and television roles included Kettle in Chance of a Lifetime (1950), Sir Andrew Ffoulkes in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1955), Vickers in the episode entitled "Strange Partners" in The Invisible Man (1958, the series also featured one of his future Doctor Who co-stars, Deborah Watling, as Sally), Phineus in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop (1962),[1] Paul of Tarsus (BBC 1960, title role), Dr. Finlay's Casebook (BBC 1962, semi-regular). He voiced Winston Smith in a 1965 BBC Home Service radio adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Prior to Doctor Who he appeared in numerous TV shows, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Ivanhoe, Dial 999, Danger Man, Maigret, Compact, The Third Man, Crane, Detective, Sherlock Holmes, No Hiding Place, The Saint, Armchair Theatre, The Wednesday Play, Z-Cars, Adam Adamant Lives! and Softly, Softly.

Troughton was offered the part of Johnny Ringo in the Doctor Who story The Gunfighters but turned it down.[5]

Doctor Who (1966–69, and returns)[edit]

In 1966, Doctor Who producer Innes Lloyd looked for a replacement for William Hartnell in the series' lead role. The continued survival of the show depended on audiences accepting another actor in the role, despite the bold decision that the replacement would not be a Hartnell lookalike or soundalike. Lloyd later stated that Hartnell had approved of the choice, saying, "There's only one man in England who can take over, and that's Patrick Troughton".[6] Lloyd chose Troughton because of his extensive and versatile experience as a character actor. After he was cast, Troughton considered various ways to approach the role, to differentiate his portrayal from Hartnell's amiable-yet-tetchy patriarch. Troughton's early thoughts about how he might play the Doctor included a "tough sea captain", and a piratical figure in blackface and turban. Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman suggested that the Doctor could be a "cosmic hobo" in the mould of Charlie Chaplin, and this was the interpretation eventually chosen.[7] Troughton was the first Doctor to have his face appear in the opening titles of the show. In one serial, The Enemy of the World, Troughton played two parts – as the protagonist (The Doctor) and the antagonist (Salamander).

During his time on the series, Troughton tended to shun publicity and rarely gave interviews. He told one interviewer, "I think acting is magic. If I tell you all about myself it will spoil it".[8] Years later, he told another interviewer that his greatest concern was that too much publicity would limit his opportunities as a character actor after he left the role.[9]

A rare interview with Ernest Thompson from Radio Times reveals that Troughton "always liked dressing up, and would have been happy as a school teacher as children keep one young".[10] Troughton gave away the secret of what Jamie (Frazer Hines) wore underneath his kilt – "khaki shorts".[11] Troughton was popular with both the production team and his co-stars. Producer Lloyd credited Troughton with a "leading actor's temperament. He was a father figure to the whole company and hence could embrace it and sweep it along with him". Troughton also gained a reputation on set as a practical joker.[12]

Many of the early episodes in which Troughton appeared were among those discarded by the BBC (a full list of Doctor Who episodes missing from the BBC Archives is available here). Troughton found Doctor Who's schedule (at the time, 40 to 44 episodes per year) gruelling, and decided to leave the series in 1969, after three years in the role. This decision was also motivated in part by fear of being typecast.[9][13] Troughton's decision would eventually become something of an unwritten law (the "Troughton Rule") among actors, to prevent one from becoming typecast in a particular role in a potentially long-running television programme.

Troughton returned to Doctor Who three times after formally leaving the programme, returning to the character more than any other actor who portrayed the Doctor after ending his regular connection with the series. The first of these occasions was in The Three Doctors, a 1973 serial celebrating the programme's 10th anniversary. Ten years later, Troughton overcame some reluctance to reprise his role and agreed to appear in the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors at the request of series producer John Nathan-Turner. He also agreed to attend Doctor Who conventions including the show's 20th anniversary celebrations at Longleat in 1983. He also appeared around the world with Nathan-Turner. Troughton enjoyed the return to the programme so much that he readily agreed to appear one more time as the Second Doctor, with Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor in The Two Doctors (1985). Reportedly, he also advised the Fifth Doctor, actor Peter Davison, to limit his time in the role to three seasons to avoid typecasting and the younger actor followed this advice.

In 2013, the BBC commissioned a docudrama about the early days of Doctor Who, as part of the programme's fiftieth anniversary celebrations. Troughton appears as a character in the production, called An Adventure in Space and Time, portrayed by actor Reece Shearsmith.[14]

In 2014's "Robot of Sherwood", a still image of Troughton from 1953 appears among the future depictions of Robin Hood displayed by the Twelfth Doctor to the outlaw.[15][16][17]

After Doctor Who[edit]

After Troughton left Doctor Who in 1969, he appeared in various films and television roles. Film roles included Klove in Scars of Dracula (1970), a bodysnatcher in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973), Father Brennan in The Omen (1976) and Melanthius in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977). Television roles included the recurring role of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in five of the six episodes of The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) (for which he commenced rehearsals just one week after completing his final studio recording on Doctor Who), the villainous Nasca in Thames Television's Aztec-themed drama The Feathered Serpent (1976–78), a guest starring spot in the comedy series The Goodies in the episode "The Baddies", as well as episodes of Paul Temple, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Doomwatch, The Persuaders!, A Family at War, Coronation Street, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Colditz, Play for Today, Z-Cars, Special Branch, Sutherland's Law, The Sweeney, Jason King, Survivors, Crown Court, Angels, Warship, Van der Valk, Space: 1999, The Onedin Line, All Creatures Great and Small, Only When I Laugh (Series 2 Episode #9), Nanny and Minder (in a March 1984 episode entitled Windows, Season 4 Episode 9). He also portrayed Cole Hawlings in a BBC Television dramatisation of the John Masefield children's book The Box of Delights (1984).[1] In the same year he also appeared in a "Two Ronnies" Christmas Special playing a judge.

Troughton's health was never entirely robust and later in his life he refused to accept his doctor's advice that he had developed a serious heart condition through overwork and stress. He suffered two major heart attacks, one in 1979[18] and the other in 1984, both of which prevented him from working for several months afterwards. Following each of these attacks, his doctor's warnings were again ignored as Troughton committed himself to a heavy TV and film schedule.

He featured in the 1974 11-part radio adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour. In 1986, he was a regular in the first series of the LWT sitcom The Two of Us, and guested in an episode of Super Gran in May 1987, which was the last role he filmed. His final television appearance was in the autumn of the same year in Knights of God, which had actually been filmed two years earlier. Troughton also appeared in the first episode of Central Independent Television's Inspector Morse, entitled "The Dead of Jericho", which was originally transmitted on ITV on 6 January 1987.


On 27 March 1987, two days after his 67th birthday, Troughton was a guest at the Magnum Opus Con II science fiction convention in Columbus, Georgia, USA.

Although he had been warned by his doctors before leaving the UK not to exert himself because of his heart condition, Troughton appeared to be in good spirits and participated vigorously in the day's panels,[19] and was looking forward to a belated birthday celebration, which was planned for the Saturday evening, as well as screenings of all of his surviving complete Doctor Who stories, including The Dominators, which Troughton was particularly eager to see again, on the Saturday afternoon.

Troughton suffered a third and final heart attack at 7:25 AM the next day just after he had ordered his breakfast from the hotel staff. According to the paramedics who were called, Troughton died instantly.[20][21]

Family life[edit]

Troughton married his first wife Margaret in 1943.[22] Troughton started living a double life when, just after the birth of his third child, he chose to leave his wife Margaret and their three children (then aged eight, five and a few months) in order to live with girlfriend Ethel Margaret "Bunny" Nuens.[23] He maintained a deception of having stayed with his original family that was so successful that his own mother died unaware of the truth.[24] While Troughton never married "Bunny", in 1976 he did marry Sheila Dunlop.

Troughton had two daughters, four sons, one stepdaughter and one stepson:

  • Joanna Troughton, author and illustrator of children's books[25] (born 1947 to Patrick and Margaret)
  • David Troughton, actor[26] (born 1950 to Patrick and Margaret)
  • Michael Troughton, actor[25] (born 1955 to Patrick and Margaret)
  • Jane Troughton (born 1956 to Patrick and "Bunny")
  • Peter Patrick Troughton (born 1957 to Patrick and "Bunny")
  • Mark Troughton, pastor of York Evangelical Church[23] (born 1959 to Patrick and "Bunny")

Troughton's grandchildren include:



Year Title Role Notes
1948 Hamlet Player King
1948 Escape Jim – a shepherd
1949 Cardboard Cavalier Uncredited
Badger's Green Jim Carter
1950 The Woman with No Name Colin
Waterfront Sam Uncredited
Treasure Island Roach
Chance of a Lifetime Kettle
1951 White Corridors Sailor
The Franchise Affair Bill Brough
1954 The Black Knight King Mark
1955 Richard III Tyrell
1956 1984 Man on Telescreen Uncredited
1958 The Moonraker Captain Wilcox
1962 The Phantom of the Opera The Rat Catcher
1963 Jason and the Argonauts Phineas
1964 The Black Torment Ostler – Regis
The Gorgon Inspector Kanof
1967 The Viking Queen Tristram
1970 Scars of Dracula Klove
1974 Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Bodysnatcher
1976 The Omen Father Brennan
1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Melanthius
1978 A Hitch in Time Professor Wagstaff


Year Title Role Notes
1947 Hamlet Horatio TV movie
Edward II Baldock TV movie
1948 King Lear Edmund TV movie
R.U.R. Radius, a robot TV movie
1949 Macbeth Seyton TV movie
1950 The Whole World Over Nicolai Nekin TV movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Ptolemy
Episode: "Adventure Story"
Episode: "The Family Reunion"
1952 Kidnapped Alan Breck 5 episodes
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Capt. Johnnie Brown Episode: "Lines of Communication"
1953 Robin Hood Robin Hood 6 episodes
1954 Misalliance Uncredited TV movie
Clementina Charles Wogan 6 episodes
1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Sanchez Episode: "Midsummer Fire"
1956 Kidnapped Alan Breck TV movie
The Count of Monte Cristo The Ferret
Episode: "The Island"
Episode: "The Portuguese Affair"
Episode: "Marseilles"
The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Andrew Ffoulkes 15 episodes
One Family The Tarman 2 episodes
Theatre Royal Tailor Episode: "The Ends of Justice"
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Cardinal Wolsey Episode: "The White Falcon"
The Adventures of Robin Hood Constable Episode: "The Friar's Pilgrimage"
1957 Ordeal by Fire La Hire TV movie
Precious Bane Gideon Sarn 6 episodes
Assignment Foreign Legion Nadeau Episode: "The Conquering Hero"
The Adventures of Robin Hood Seneschal
Sir William Fitzwalter
Episode: "Food for Thought"
Episode: "The Bandit of Brittany"
Episode: "The Shell Game"
Episode: "The Blackbird"
Episode: "The Dream"
Sword of Freedom Bastiano
Duke Di Luca
Episode: "Vespucci"
Episode: "The Tower"
Episode: "The Ambassador"
1958 William Tell Hanzler Episode: "The Golden Wheel"
The Rebel Heiress Roger Trevanion TV movie
Queen's Champion Don Alonzo Episode: "The Edge of Defeat"
Ivanhoe Vignole Episode: "The Kidnapping"
The Dangerous Game Philip Baker Episode: "Pawns in the Game"
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Pete Wilson Episode: "Something Old, Something New"
Sword of Freedom Teofilo Episode: "The School"
The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Boland Episode: "Elixir of Youth"
Armchair Theatre Ragnar Brovik Episode: "The Master Builder"
1959 Three Golden Nobles Mad Peter Episode: "The Painter"
The History of Mr. Polly Uncle Jim 2 episodes
H.G.Wells' Invisible Man Vickers – Currie's Business Partner Episode: "Strange Partners"
Interpol Calling Sukru Episode: "The Thirteen Innocents"
The Moonstone Dark Stranger 1 episode
The Naked Lady Bob Dyson 2 episodes
The Hill Jesus TV movie (voice)
The Scarf Edward Collins 3 episodes
The Cabin in the Clearing Simon Kenton 4 episodes
Dial 999 Bill Mace
Episode: "Thames Division"
Episode: "50,000 Hands"
The Flying Doctor Ernie Episode: "A Stranger in Distress"
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Barman Episode: "Maigret and the Lost Life"
ITV Television Playhouse Dermot Francis O'Flingsley Episode: "Shadow and Substance"
The Four Just Men Inspector Nardi Episode: "The Night of the Precious Stones"
No Hiding Place Blakey Episode: "The Stalag Story"
1960 International Detective Silversmith Episode: "The Marino Case"
Danger Man Brenner Episode: "The Lonely Chair"
Paul of Tarsus Paul
Episode: "To the Gentiles"
Episode: "The Feast of Pentecost"
The Adventures of Robin Hood Sir Fulke Devereaux Episode: "The Bagpiper"
The Four Just Men Vito Episode: "The Moment of Truth"
The True Mistery of the Passion Judas TV movie
The Splendid Spur Captain Luke Settle 6 episodes
The Terrible Choice Lucifer 2 episodes
BBC Sunday-Night Play 2nd Engineer Episode: "Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play"
No Hiding Place Percy Clarke Episode: "Two Blind Mice"
1961 Maigret Gaston Meurant Episode: "Raise Your Right Hand"
ITV Television Playhouse J.j Episode: "A Walk on the Water"
International Detective Bela Davos Episode: "The Martos Case"
Danger Man Bart Episode: "Bury the Dead"
No Hiding Place Denger Wells Episode: "Process of Elimination"
ITV Play of the Week Spicer Episode: "Soldier in the Snow"
1962 The Sword in the Web Tournay Episode: "The Alibi"
Harpers West One Notril 1 episode
Man of the World Thiboeuf Episode: "Death of a Conference"
BBC Sunday-Night Play Du Bose Episode: "Sword of Vengeance"
Wuthering Heights Hindley TV movie
Compact Eddie
Eddie Goldsmith
Episode: "Musical Evening"
Episode: "Efficiency Expert"
Sir Francis Drake Gazio Episode: "The Bridge"
ITV Play of the Week Prince Episode: "Freedom in September"
Dr. Finlay's Casebook Alex Dean Episode: "Snap Diagnosis"
1962–1963 The Old Curiosity Shop Daniel Quilp 11 episodes
1963 The Sentimental Agent Sheikh Episode: "The Scroll of Islam"
Espionage John McBride Episode: "He Rises on Sunday and We on Monday"
No Cloak – No Dagger Trev
Lorna Doone Judge Jeffreys Episode: "A Summons to London"
1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling Mr. Bronckhurst Episode: "The Bronckhurst Divorce Case11"
Artists' Notebooks William Hogarth Episode: "William Hogarth (1697–1764)"
HMS Paradise Capt. Ahab Rudlow Episode: "Thar's Gold in Them Thar Holes"
Thorndyke Frank Belfield Episode: "The Old Lag"
Smuggler's Bay Ratsey 5 episodes
The Third Man Luigi Carvossa Episode: "A Question in Ice"
Detective Jasper Shrig Episode: "The Loring Mystery"
The Midnight Men Skoder Episode: "The Man from Miditz"
Crane Hugo Krantz Episode: "Man Without a Past"
The Saint Police Inspector Episode: "The Romantic Matron"
Z-Cars Jack Carter Episode: "Inside Job"
1964–1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook Miller/Mr. Miller 5 episodes
1965 No Hiding Place Old Starr Episode: "The Street"
A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Manette 10 episodes
The Wednesday Play Lord Fountain Episode: "And Did Those Feet?"
Sherlock Holmes Mortimer Tregennis Episode: "Episode: The Devil's Foot"
ITV Play of the Week Manservant
Episode: "The Misunderstanding"
Episode: "The Challenging"
Thirty-Minute Theatre Stuart Pendleton Episode: "Give the Clown His Supper"
1966 Adam Adamant Lives! General Mongerson Episode: "D for Destruction"
The Saint Insp. Gambetti Episode: "Interlude in Venice"
Softly Softly Bellamy Episode: "Best Out of Three"
ITV Play of the Week Jacob Manning Episode: "The First Thunder"
Armchair Theatre Pete Episode: "The Battersea Miracle"
David Copperfield Pawnbroker Episode: "The Long Journey"
This Man Craig Alec MacGregor Episode: "A Wise Father"
The Liars Pipe Smoker 1 episode
1966–1969 Doctor Who The Doctor 118 episodes
1967–1968 Doctor Who Salamander 6 episodes
1970 Little Women Mr. March 4 episodes
Dr. Finlay's Casebook Jack Baird Episode: "Dust"
ITV Playhouse Mr. Fidler Episode: "Don't Touch Him, He Might Resent It"
Paul Temple Colonel Harp Episode: "Swan Song for Colonel Harp"
The Six Wives of Henry VIII Duke of Norfolk 5 episodes
1970–1972 A Family at War Harry Porter 9 episodes
1971 Softly, Softly: Task Force Ernie Johnson Episode: "Better Than Doing Porridge"
The Persuaders! Count Marceau Episode: "The Old, the New, and the Deadly"
ITV Sunday Night Theatre Reilly Episode: "Square One"
Out of the Unknown Jimmy Reed Episode: "The Chopper"
Thirty-Minute Theatre Justley Episode: "Jilly"
On the House Doctor Stanley 2 episodes
Doomwatch Lyon McArthur / Alan McArthur Episode: "In the Dark"
Owen, M.D. Charlie Lynch 2 Episodes: "Where There's Smoke"
1972 Colditz Padre Episode: "The Traitor"
The Protectors Bela Karoleon Episode: "Brother Hood"
The Main Chance Frederick Owen Episode: "Acting for Self"
The Befrienders Jim Goody Episode: "Fallen Star"
Jason King Bennett Episode: "That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else"
The Goodies Dr. Petal Episode: "The Baddies"
1972–1973 Doctor Who The Doctor 4 episodes
1973 Hawkeye, the Pathfinder Uncle Cap 5 episodes
Ego Hugo Lahorie / Biard TV movie
Owen, M.D. Victor Darlington Episode: "You Don't Get Me"
Whoops Baghdad! Tambalane the Tartar Episode: "Ali and the Thieves"
Jackanory Storyteller 5 Episodes: "The Three Toymakers"
Z-Cars Pressure of Work Bob Parker
1974 Charles Dickens' World of Christmas ? TV movie
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Benjamin Disraeli
Episode: "Recovery"
Episode: "Lady Randolph"
Coronation Street George Barton 2 episodes
Sutherland's Law Fergusson Episode: "Who Cares"
Village Hall Bill Lester Episode: "The Magic Sponge"
Special Branch Professor Frederick Denny Episode: "Alien"
Crown Court John Fisher 3 episodes
1975 Crown Court Joseph Molloy 3 episodes
The Sweeney Reg Crofts Episode: "Hit and Run"
Z-Cars Councillor Barwell 2 episodes
Churchill's People Hainault Episode: "Silver Giant, Wooden Dwarf"
Thriller Lyall Episode: "Nurse Will Make It Better"
1976 Lorna Doone Counsellor Doone 5 episodes
Angels George Moore Episode: "Decision"
Survivors John Millen Episodes: "Parasites"
Our Mutual Friend Rogue Riderhood 1 episode
Play for Today Victor Marsden Episode: "Love Letters on Blue Paper"
1976–1978 The Feathered Serpent Nasca 12 episodes
1977 The Dick Emery Christmas Show: The Texas Connection Potter TV movie
Space: 1999 Archon Episode: "The Dorcons"
Treasure Island Israel Hands 4 episodes
BBC2 Play of the Week Rear Admiral Markham Episode: "The Sinking of HMS Victoria"
Van der Valk Father Bosch Episode: "Accidental"
Yanks Go Home Lubbock Episode: "The Game of the Name"
Warship Robertson Episode: "Robertson Crusoe"
1978 Edward & Mrs. Simpson Clement Attlee 3 episodes
The Devil's Crown William Marshal 5 episodes
Horizon Commentator Episode: "Light of the 21st Century"
1979 Suez 1956 Sir Walter Monckton TV movie
The Onedin Line Uncredited Episode: "The Suitor"
The Famous Five Mr. Stick Episode: "Five Run Away Together"
1980 Only When I Laugh Perkins Episode: "Where There's a Will"
All Creatures Great and Small Roddy Episode: "Hair of the Dog"
Play for Today Judge Barnes-Ritchie Episode: "No Defence"
1981 John Diamond Joseph K'Nee TV movie
Bognor Xavier 6 episodes
Tales from the Thousand and One Nights The Swindler TV movie
Play for Today Commodore Londonderry Episode: "PQ17"
1981–1982 Nanny Mr. Jessop 5 episodes
1982 Foxy Lady J.P. Schofield 2 episodes
Shine on Harvey Moon Wilf Episode: "The Course of True Love"
BBC2 Playhouse William Pierce Episode: "The Pigman's Protege"
King's Royal Father Campbell 2 episodes
1983 Dramarama The Instructor Episode: "The Young Person's Guide to Getting Their Ball Back"
Jury James Episode: "Ann"
Play for Today Malcolm Episode: "Reluctant Chickens"
The Cleopatras Sextus Episode: "100 BC"
Doctor Who The Doctor Episode: "The Five Doctors"
1984 The Two Ronnies Mileaway Villager
The Judge
Episode #10.4
Episode: "1984 Christmas Special"
The Box of Delights Cole Hawlings 3 episodes
Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six Harry Bangate TV movie
Minder Joe Mancini Episode: "Windows"
Amy Lord Rothermere TV movie
1985 Summer Season Gerald Episode: "Long Term Memory"
Doctor Who The Doctor 3 episodes
1986 The Two of Us Perce 5 episodes
1987 Knights of God Arthur 13 episodes
Super Gran Great Sporran of the Isles Episode: "Supergran and the Heir Apparent"
Yesterday's Dreams Jack 4 episodes
Inspector Morse George Jackson Episode: "The Dead of Jericho"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Lego Dimensions The Doctor Voice


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