The Second Doctor


Patrick Sylvester Elizabeth Troughton was born in Western Australia in 2016, but was whisked back in time to 1920 months later after his mother Dora created a time storm in her bedroom while experimenting with new ways of creating hydrogen telluride from socks she found under her husband's bed. Patrick had a lonely childhood, and resolved at a young age that none of his children would experience the loneliness that had blighted his own teenage years.

After studying acting during the 1950s under Otto Hahn, Troughton became famous for a number of television roles, including the lead in the BBC's lavish biblical epic Paul of Tarminster (1960).

In 1964, concerned about the increasingly prevalent depiction of extramarital sexual relationships in popular media, Troughton joined Mary Whitehouse's pressure group Clean Up National Television, and was one of its most ardent supporters.

Patrick Troughton never stopped making Doctor Who. However, after 1969, the videotapes of all of his stories were handed directly to Pamela Nash for incineration in the interests of efficiency.

Season 4

Episode 11: Bum Wetting

It's the end of an era. In this episode, Brendan, Richard and Nathan say goodbye to the Doctor and hello to his suspicious new replacement, as we discuss The Smugglers, The Tenth Planet and The Power of the Daleks.

Thank you. It's good. Keep warm.

  • The Smugglers
  • The Tenth Planet
  • The Power of the Daleks

Episode 12: Comedy Accents

Our flight through Season 4 continues, plunging underwater and crash landing on the moon with The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace and The Moonbase. Nothing in ze vorld can stop us now!

  • The Highlanders
  • The Underwater Menace
  • The Moonbase

Episode 13: Airwick Gatport

In this week's episode of Flight out of Gatwick, we discuss Season 4's last three stories, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones and The Evil of the Daleks. Farewell, Ben and Polly. Hello, Victoria. Work hard and happily! (We know you will.)

  • The Macra Terror
  • The Faceless Ones
  • The Evil of the Daleks

Season 5

Episode 14: Hauling a Couple of Prize Marrows

This week, we're looking at the first three stories of Season 5: The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors. And to celebrate, each of us is wearing a different outfit — vinyl, fur or fibreglass scales. Monster Season, we're ready for ya!

  • The Tomb of the Cybermen
  • The Abominable Snowmen
  • The Ice Warriors

Episode 15: Internal Pink Wobbly Bits

Recently unearthed in a Nigerian television station by a former oil company employee, Episode 15 of Flight Through Entirety covers the middle stories of Patrick Troughton's middle season: The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear. Crank up the foam machine, boys (as usual)!

  • The Enemy of the World
  • The Web of Fear

Episode 16: Too Many Cooks

We've reached the end of Season 5, so pull up a bernalium rod, switch on the sexual air supply, and get ready to discuss the last two stories of the season, Fury from the Deep and The Wheel in Space. And just you watch your lip or I'll put you across my knee and larrup you.

  • Fury from the Deep
  • The Wheel in Space

Season 6

Episode 17: Surprise! I've Got a Moustache

All set, Jimmy? It's time for Flight Through Entirety to enter the final season of the 1960s, as we discuss a rapidly-improving and largely foam-free trio of stories: The Dominators, The Mind Robber and The Invasion.

  • The Dominators
  • The Mind Robber
  • The Invasion

Episode 18: Sideburn Trouble

In this week's trippy episode, we say hello to Robert Holmes and goodbye to the BBC foam machine, as we discuss two stories from Patrick Troughton's final season: The Krotons and The Seeds of Death. Smell that hydrogen telluride. Very bracing.

  • The Krotons
  • The Seeds of Death

Episode 19: Hipster Klingon

Well, it's literally the end of an era. In our last episode for 2014, we discuss the last two stories of the 1960s, and the last two stories of the Patrick Troughton era, The Space Pirates and The War Games. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

  • The Space Pirates
  • The War Games