and loved, Patrick Troughton is probably best remembered as
the second Doctor Who - a role in which he made television
history. A prolific actor, he was also a complex and
troubled man, constantly wrestling with two lives, one of
which he was determined to keep secret.
Troughton presents here an entertaining and personal account
of his father’s professional and private life. Meticulously
researched, he explores Patrick’s childhood, his experiences
at sea during World War II and the successful acting career
which led to his historic casting as Doctor Who in 1966.
Patrick’s Doctor Who years are recalled in vivid detail,
from his initial uncertainty about taking on the part
through the legendary ‘monster years’, to his troubled final
season and three subsequent returns to the role.
fascinating biography, Patrick’s extraordinary career and
his multi-layered personal life are enhanced by the memories
of family members, actors, friends and colleagues. Michael
peppers the book with revealing extracts from Patrick’s own
diaries, and many rare and personal photographs. This book
is an honest, affectionate and complete account of Patrick
Troughton the actor, and Patrick Troughton the man.