Sunday, March 26, 2006

The real Master

Will Howells writes about Anthony Ainley and the Ainley family's (rather tenuous) links with the Asquiths. He also says that Ainley played The Master in Doctor Who during the 1980s.

No doubt he did. But the real Master - the original one who flourished in the late 1960s* when I was just of an age to hide behind the sofa - was Roger Delgado.

* Actually in the early 1970s - see Will's comment below.

6 comments:

Will said...

Indeed. Delgado was terrific. Not as the Master in the 1960s though -from 1971 until his untimely death in 1973.

Liberal Neil said...

He was indeed fantastic. His storylines with Pertwee's Doctor were classics.

Biscit said...

Margaret Rutherford is Miss Marple.

Anonymous said...

Several years ago I was going to see an old theatrical friend in Chichester and took a cab from the station to where he was living. He had warned me that the driver would be interesting and, as you will have guessed, it turned out to be Roger Delgado's widow. Brian Wright

Giacomo said...

Roger Delgado's widow is called Brian Wright?!?!?

Will said...

Kismet, you fool.