‘The Two Doctors’ was the fourth story of Doctor Who’s 22nd Season and was first broadcast in 1985. The story stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, as well as Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines, who returned to their roles for this multi-Doctor story.
While this is a story featuring the return of the Sontarans and Servalan actress Jacqueline Pearce, as well as a crazed chef who puts Gordon Ramsey to shame, the main event is of course the meeting of the second and sixth Doctor. Patrick Troughton may look a bit grey and Frazer Hines slightly middle aged, but if you ignore this, then you are likely to enjoy this story.
This story is also a key part the “Season 6B” fan theory, which proposes that between ‘The War Games’ and ‘Spearhead from Space’ the second Doctor worked for the Timelords an ‘unofficial agent’. This would explain his actions in ‘The Two Doctors’ in meeting Dastari, and also several other lines in different serials. While this theory remains unconfirmed by the television version of Doctor Who, it has been expanded upon in books and comic strips.
We will be watching ‘The Two Doctors’ on Wednesday. The bar opens at 7.30pm and we press play at 8.00pm. Hope to see you there.