Frazer Hines Signed 10 x 8 Photograph
Signed 10 x 8 Photograph of Frazer HinesThis is an orginal autograph and not a copy.
Hines' Doctor Who debut came in 1966, after he was cast to play the part of Jamie McCrimmon, a companion of the Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton). Hines maintained his role from 1966 to 1969; he reprised it in the 20th anniversary serial The Five Doctors (1983), and again in The Two Doctors (1985).
In all, Hines performed in 117 episodes of Doctor Who—more than any other "companion" actor in the history of the series. The only actors appearing in more episodes are those who played the first four Doctors. Many of the Doctor Who missing episodes were productions in which Hines had performed.
In 1968, his third year on the show, Hines released with Major Minor Records a novelty record titled Who's Doctor Who. Esteemed songwriters Barry Mason and Les Reed composed the music and lyrics, but the record was a commercial failure. Hines later called it the only flop Mason and Reed ever wrote.
Frazer Hines and his fellow lead actors Patrick Troughton and Wendy Padbury collectively decided that the workload of Doctor Who was exhausting them, and that they would soon depart from the show. Frazer was the first to openly announce his intent to leave. Troughton asked him to stay a few more months, to the end of the sixth series, as this was when Troughton planned to relinquish his role as well. The three actors remained with the show until the conclusion of the final series six serial The War Games (1969). In a documentary about Patrick Troughton, Hines reported that they all left with smiles on their faces, feeling that their job was done and that it was well done. Frazer also said that he remained in contact with Troughton afterward.
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