Companions: Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines), Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling)
Season: 5, ep. 4 (eps 17-22)
Summary: The Doctor discovers that he is mistaken for a mastermind named Leader Salamander, who is plotting to become dictator of the world. Both Jamie and Victoria are captured by the real Salamander, and the Doctor realizes he must impersonate Salamander to prevent him, with the help of a covert team plotting against the villain.
With William Hartnell stepping down, Innes Lloyd brought in Patrick Troughton. Like his predecessor, Troughton continued to lay down the foundation of the show, and became the Doctor many successors attempt to emulate in some way.
“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things that act against everything we believe in. They must be fought.”–The Moonbase
About Patrick Troughton
Troughton was born in 1920, in Middlesex. He attended the Embassy School of Acting and later joined the Tonbridge Repertory Company. One of Troughton’s most famous roles prior to the Second Doctor was in Robin Hood (he was the first the play the title character on television).
Troughton left the show in 1969, citing both a hectic schedule and concerns about being typecast in science fiction. He would return as the Second Doctor for three Multi-Doctor stories before his death in 1986.