Patrick was stationed in Yarmouth for the whole of the war under the command of Coastal Forces. These naval bases that were strung along the east coast were named after insects. Thus Great Yarmouth became H.M.S Midge, Lowestoft H.M.S. Mantis, and Felixstowe H.M.S. Beehive. Soon after the outbreak of war Patrick followed in his father's footsteps and began training at Lancing naval college for officers at Lancing in Sussex ...read more
Fan Can Interview
It's 29 years now since Patrick Troughton died. As the second Doctor Who he was impish and mischievous and was, as Matt Smith admits, the biggest influence on Doctor Number 11. His son, Michael Troughton (who you might remember as the buffoonish Piers Fletcher-Dervish in The New Statesman), has now written the first ever biography of his late father. The Fan Can tracked him down for a natter ...read more
Kasterborous book review
Five years ago, his son, Michael Troughton (who you’ll recognise as Professor Albert from Last Christmas) published a brilliant biography of Patrick and helped amend the oversight of many fans. One of the most interesting aspects of the book was the images of his father, littered throughout to add that personal touch.
It’s this idea that Smile on Your Face, Michael’s new book, expands: a ‘photographic journey through time’ charting Patrick’s wonderfully varied career through professional stills and behind-the-scenes photographs from their family archive – accompanied by brief captions to give us greater insight ...read more