Four Possible Doctors

In the long history of Doctor Who, there have been many casting choices - and some that didn't quite happen.

1. Hugh David

In another example of how her influence shaped Doctor Who, producer Verity Lambert opted for the veteran actor William Hartnell as the Doctor, turning down Hugh David, aged 38, who had been encouraged to offer to originate the Doctor’s role by Rex Tucker, a personal friend who was a member of the production team back in 1963. David went on to direct an episode each of the show’s fourth and fifth seasons.

2. Geoffrey Bayldon

If ever there was an actor more ironically intertwined with