Saturday, 10 January 2009

Frazer Hines Keen For Return

In an interview with DWM this month, Frazer Hines - one time companion to Patrick Troughton's Doctor. He returned to the show for the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors, and again in 1985's The Two Doctors, again at the second Doctor's side and the sixth (Colin Baker) with his companion Peri (Nicola bryant), has told of his longing to return to the Whoniverse:

"I just hope I get a call from the new Doctor Who producers, inviting me back. If Sarah Jane can do it, why can't Jamie?"

"They've got a young male Doctor now, and a young female assistant, so they need somebody like me for the grannies and the housewives!"

Of interest, the character of Jamie was the longest running male companion of the show. Though much of his work on Doctor Who has been lost, he appeared in more episodes than any other actor, save for those playing the first four Doctors. In terms of screen-time, he is easily the longest-serving co-star, although Nicholas Courtney appeared regularly over a greater number of years. This phenomenon is due to the fact that during the 1960s, the show had a much higher episode count than in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Highlanders

The Evil Of The Daleks

The Five Doctors

The Two Doctors

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