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Mythmakers #43 - William Hartnell
Broadcast: Wednesday 23rd November 2005
7:00pm PST (03:00 GMT) < > « » Premiere < > « »

As the very first Doctor, William Hartnell created the character that made Doctor Who a success. No other actor made such a lasting contribution to the programme or influenced it so greatly.

In this special Myth Makers, Nicholas Briggs meets William’s friends, colleagues and family and explores the personality of this shy, complex and private man.

With contributions from William Russell, Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves, Verity Lambert, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills, Donald Tosh, Christopher Barry and a revealing interview with Jack Pitt, who was an extra in Doctor Who and shared William’s flat in London.

Also featured is Jessica Carney, who has written a biography of the grandfather’s life titled Who’s There?

This is not just a Myth Makers tribute… it’s almost a chance to meet the man himself.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWiDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Wednesday 30th November 2005:
I would like to issue an apology to KTEH/KCAH in San Jose/Watsonville, CA . KTEH has aired sporadic Doctor Who related specials even after losing the series in 2003. To celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, KTEH scheduled the documentary Mythmakers: William Hartnell to air at 7PM on November 23. And they did notify me in advance. With all the other things going on, I did not remember to put it in the column, only realizing the error after the special had aired. My apologies to Doctor Who fans in the KTEH/KCAH area who were unaware of this broadcast, and to Ken Patterson at KTEH. Hopefully most of the Who fans in the area caught the broadcast anyway.