On 26 September, 1998 Adric asked:
"What is the name of the guy who played the First Doctor in
'The Five Doctors?' "
Matrix Databank Solution to Question #2:
Technically, two actors played the role of the first Doctor in
"The Five Doctors."
The original first Doctor, William Hartnell, appeared in a
sequence preceding the opening titles. The sequence was a
clip taken from "Flashpoint," the sixth episode of the serial
"The Dalek Invasion of Earth."
For the narrative of the story, the first Doctor was played by
"Consideration was apparently given around July, 1982 to
casting Geoffrey Bayldon, who had appeared in the season
seventeen story 'The Creature from the Pit,' but the part was
eventually offered to Richard Hurndall, whom Nathan-Turner
has seen in an episode of _Blake's 7_ and considered to
resemble Hartnell. Hurndall accepted the offer on
6 October 1982."
Howe, David J; Mark Stammers, and Stephens James Walker.
_Doctor Who: The Eighties_ (London : Doctor Who, 1996): 48.
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