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November 4th, 2011 14 comments

Patrick Troughton Biography by Michael Troughton

Available to order from

Respected 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.

Michael 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.

In this 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.

With an afterword by Colin Baker.

Hardback, due for release November 2011.

Categorised under: Autobiographies and biographies, Books


  • Trenzalore

    March 28th, 2015 - 2:57pm

    Just finished reading this again – started on his birthday and finished today (day of his death) sort of depressing how close the dates are. Anyway I’d definitely recommend this book if you haven’t read it – it’ll make me watch his stories differently. Its also a good book if your an aspiring actor, it includes some nice/interesting tips.

  • American Doctor Who Fan

    December 7th, 2011 - 12:53am

    Will people stop calling The Doctor Doctor Who!
    The only Doctor that was actually called Doctor Who was the incarnation from The Doctor Who Movies played by Peter Crushing. I like to consider his Doctor an incarnation similar to the ones from the Big Finish Unbound stories. No Doctor from the main Doctor Who cannon was ever called Doctor Who.

    Anyways, this book looks great!

  • matt smithy

    November 17th, 2011 - 8:26pm

    sory for dobble comments. feel free to delete the first one and this

  • matt smithy

    November 17th, 2011 - 7:51pm

    my dad got this at dimensions 2011 with a free autograph from michal troughton and one from colin baker!
    ps: colin is on come dine with me for the christmas special!

  • matt smithy

    November 17th, 2011 - 7:50pm

    my dad got this at dimensions 2011 with a free autograph from michal troughton and one from colin backer!

  • a person

    November 7th, 2011 - 8:07pm

    when did he die?

    • booboo

      November 7th, 2011 - 8:09pm

      along time ago in 1987

  • Liason Ice

    November 7th, 2011 - 6:07am

    Love biographies, their very interesting,this one sounds like a page turner.

  • Anonymous

    November 4th, 2011 - 9:53pm

    This’ll be cool

  • luke kelly

    November 4th, 2011 - 11:11am

    getting this definitely

    how much?

    • booboo

      November 4th, 2011 - 11:12am

      £19.99, looks like its due 1st December now

    • luke kelly

      November 4th, 2011 - 11:18am

      bit much

      maybe i’ll let it come down in price first.

    • CallumEales

      November 7th, 2011 - 8:11pm

      be alot cheaper after xmas down too about £5 or 10

  • Andrew Hall

    November 4th, 2011 - 10:43am

    Looking forward to this, will be a very good read!


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