The First Doctor – William Hartnell

"You don't understand so you find excuses." - The Doctor ('An Unearthly Child')

“You don’t understand so you find excuses.” – The Doctor (“An Unearthly Child”)

The First Doctor, played by William Hartnell, has been characterized as a crotchety old man but he was so much more, displaying childish delight, great charm, enormous warmth and a wonderful sense of mischief during his many adventures through time and space.

A Companion to the First Doctor

A Companion to the First Doctor

Read about the First Doctor on our blog, Anglophenia.

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<em>An Adventure in Space and Time</em>

An Adventure in Space and Time

BBC AMERICA’s docudrama about the genesis of Doctor Who, starring David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell.

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First Doctor Quote Gallery

First Doctor Quote Gallery

Get favorite quotes and pics of the First Doctor in our photo gallery.

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First Doctor Sampler on iTunes

First Doctor Sampler on iTunes

Get to know the First Doctor with this introductory sampler pack featuring the very first Doctor Who story.

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Best of The First Doctor on iTunes

Best of The First Doctor on iTunes

The ultimate William Hartnell digital collection, including the very first Doctor Who story “An Unearthly Child” as well as “The Aztecs,” “The Time Meddler” and “The Dalek Invasion.”

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Shop the First Doctor

Shop the First Doctor

Get First Doctor products and DVDs in the BBC America Shop.

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