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Danger: Vintage TV happiness alert

Because it rather delighted me just now...


One of the Doctor's illustrative pictures of historical depictions of Robin Hood was Patrick Troughton:



I have no idea how much if any of that version survives (it was made in 1953, so probably very little), but doesn't he look splendid!

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emeraldarrows
Sep. 7th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
I haven't watched today's ep yet but that's awesome! <3
swordznsorcery
Sep. 7th, 2014 09:21 am (UTC)
Although it amuses me that Patrick Troughton is now canon in the Whoniverse. I wonder what he was doing between 1966 and 1969? ;)
heartonsnow
Sep. 7th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
Did you read that somewhere or did you notice it yourself? Thousands of geek points ride on the reply!!

I enjoyed the episode but i miss all the hidden meaning stuff from the RTD days.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 7th, 2014 09:24 am (UTC)
I'm faintly ashamed to admit that I recognised him instantly, even though the picture was only flashed up for a second. I have a fan nerd's brain. I only wish it was a talent with useful real world applications! :D
liadtbunny
Sep. 7th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
I spotted Patrick Troughton instantly too as I'm a sad git;p
swordznsorcery
Sep. 7th, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
Look upon it more as having a quick eye and a sharp brain. ;)
liadtbunny
Sep. 7th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yes of course you're right - I'll take that description;)
oonaseckar
Sep. 7th, 2014 07:27 am (UTC)
It's rather sad to see elderly (or dead) geezers when they were young and gorgeous, though. Tempus fugit man.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 7th, 2014 09:30 am (UTC)
Yes, but he looked awesome when he was older too. He looks so cool in "The Box Of Delights", for instance. Have you seen that?
oonaseckar
Sep. 7th, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
I believe I caught some of it at the time, but it's too long ago to remember clearly. To quote Eddie Izzard, 'No-one was aliiiiive then!'
swordznsorcery
Sep. 7th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Patrick Troughton was! It's worth revisiting. I must rewatch it this Christmas. I just checked my tags, and I haven't bothered the internet with incoherent BoD rambling since 2011. Not good enough, brain.
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