Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dr Who's grandson becomes captain of Warwickshire

Warwickshire have named Jim Troughton as their new captain following the resignation of Ian Westwood.

The 31-year-old, who has played six one-day internationals for England, first appeared for the Bears in 1999 and made his first-class bow in 2001.
What this BBC News report does not mention is that Jim Troughton is the grandson of the actor Patrick Troughton - the second Dr Who and also Cole Hawlings from The Box of Delights.

Readers intereted by this trivial fact may also be interested in the theatrical forebears of Toby Flood.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I never knew that! His grandad didn't play Abner Brown but Cole Hawkins (sp?). Brown was Robert Stephens. Shame they're both dead.

Jonathan Calder said...

Thanks. That's what comes from blogging from memory, I will correct the post.