Brian Blessed has revealed that he was approached to play the Doctor in the 1960s.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Blessed said: “After I was in Z Cars, the head of BBC serials took me aside and said, ‘We’re thinking of having a young Doctor Who and we’d like to cast you’. But it clashed with other things.

The veteran actor would have replaced William Hartnell, but Patrick Troughton eventually succeeded him in 1966.

Asked what his reaction would be now, he said: ” I’d jump at it.”

Blessed went on to make a suggestion for the next Doctor: “I think they need to re-examine his surname - “Who” is very oriental. It’s about time they had an Asian actor as the Doctor. And a female one.”

Brian Blessed has revealed that he was approached to play the Doctor in the 1960s.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Blessed said: “After I was in Z Cars, the head of BBC serials took me aside and said, ‘We’re thinking of having a young Doctor Who and we’d like to cast you’. But it clashed with other things.

The veteran actor would have replaced William Hartnell, but Patrick Troughton eventually succeeded him in 1966.

Asked what his reaction would be now, he said: ” I’d jump at it.”

Blessed went on to make a suggestion for the next Doctor: “I think they need to re-examine his surname - “Who” is very oriental. It’s about time they had an Asian actor as the Doctor. And a female one.”

The Doctors Revisited - David Tennant pays tribute to Patrick Troughton

Digital Spy have uploaded a clip of David Tennant paying tribute to Patrick Troughton. The clip is taken form The Doctors Revisited: The Second Doctor which will premiere in the UK on Sunday at 2pm on Watch.

The two covers for Doctor Who Magazine Issue 466 have been revealed!
To celebrate the return of the missing Patrick Troughton episodes, there are two covers for of this month’s issue of DWM, one dedicated to each story, ‘The Enemy of the World’ and ‘The Web of Fear’.
DWM Issue 466 goes on sale on Thursday 17th October 2013, priced £4.75.

The two covers for Doctor Who Magazine Issue 466 have been revealed!

To celebrate the return of the missing Patrick Troughton episodes, there are two covers for of this month’s issue of DWM, one dedicated to each story, ‘The Enemy of the World’ and ‘The Web of Fear’.

DWM Issue 466 goes on sale on Thursday 17th October 2013, priced £4.75.