New Old Doctor Who! + Lakeland Themed Merchandise
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This weekend we got a first peak at David Bradley’s version of Doctor Who no. 1 – William Hartnell.

Bradley (who played the caretaker in Harry Potter) is playing the character as a drama about the beginning of the shows run in 1963.

The drama is being produced for the shows November 50th anniversary and regular Who contributor – Mark Gattis has written it.

Bradley uncannily like Hartnell and is something of a hark back to 1983′s – 20th Anniversary when a different actor; Richard Hurndall played Doctor Who no. 1 in The Five Doctors – (due to original actor William Hartnell’s demise 8 years previous).

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More Grandad We Love You Than Carry On Sergeant Major

Bradley definately looks more Hartnell than Hurndall did. Who didn’t really have Hartnell’s almost morose frown, looking more like a kindly old Grandad type.

Check out my Classic Doctor Who site for the full history.

Footnote – Wondered how you will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this November?

Fear not as locally based Windermere kitchen firm – ‘Lakeland’, will be producing some official 50th anniversary Doctor Who merchandise – over the next couple of months.

The Beeb approved range will include Dalek mugs, cake stands, TARDIS-shaped teapots, ice cube trays, cupcake kits, etc.

A spokesman from Windermere-based Lakeland told the News and Star newspaper said : “As his 50th anniversary approaches, Doctor Who is more celebrated than ever, and here at Lakeland we’re extremely excited to present a new range.”

Just the thing to see in the 50th anniversary, drinking from a dalek cup and poured from a tardis teapot, complete with themed cupcake.

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