The cast of Doctor Who is timelessly perfect. This was a tweet from Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in Classic Who). He carries around a picture of Patrick Troughton (Second Doctor) in his travel wallet with his passport so whenever he travels, he travels with his Doctor. Things like this make me get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Here are a couple of pics from the Radio Times 30th Dec 1972 to 5 January 1973 for “The Three Doctors” Check out the blurb in the first pic by Carole Ann Ford about Susan. The second pic shows her, Katy Manning and Frazer Hines doing a photoshoot for this RT issue.
OKAY BUT DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN the companion who stayed with the Doctor the longest was a piper’s son named Jamie McCrimmon from 18th century Scotland who couldn’t read or write and had no idea what a radio or a toaster or an elevator was, much less a time-and-space-ship? And who probably mentally catalogued Daleks and Cybermen as “metal beasties” and “the other metal beasties”, and made fun of the Doctor for never, ever landing the TARDIS even remotely where he intended, but still called him a clever wee chappie and would follow this rumpled-looking little Englishman to the ends of the earth without hesitation?
And then remember how the Time Lords ripped the Doctor’s companions away from him and wiped their memories, and Jamie woke up in the middle of the Battle of Culloden with a redcoat shooting at him, and the Doctor was exiled on Earth with a broken TARDIS so he could never find them again?
And then remember that one time on the Scottish moors when Ten used the name Doctor McCrimmon.
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT JAMES ROBERT MCCRIMMON OKAY.
I know this picture has cropped up online before, but I saw it again in “Fifty Shades of Frazer” and in the caption he says that after he and Wendy left Dr. Who, they had attended this charity function in 1970 (and noting she’d kept one of her old costumes from the show). I’d always assumed that it was from when they were still doing the show but I suppose not. It’s nice to know they still saw each other and did things together after their time on the show ended. :)