"I know that free movement in time and space is a scientific dream I don't expect to find solved in a junkyard."
London, 1963. Teachers Barbra Wright and Ian Chesterton are intrigued by their brilliant but seemingly naive pupil Susan Foreman. The teenager has remarkable insight into history and science, often surpassing that of her teachers but shows little knowledge of day-to-day life in modern London.
Concerned and curious, the teachers follow the girl home to 76 Trotters Lane in Shoreditch, only to find it is a junkyard. Inside the Junkyard they discover an old, obsolete Police Call Box which is gently humming and warm to the touch. Then they are accosted by Susan's Grandfather, a irascible, ill tempered elderly man who refers to him self only as 'The Doctor'.
It soon becomes clear that Susan and the Doctor are not what they seem and the Police Box contains a world of adventure...
The first Doctor, as played by William Hartnell could be ill tempered and down right cruel, but also a rascal with very child-like tantrums when situations would not go his way.
Grumpy on the outside, the Doctor was within (and at heart), kindly and always willing to fight for a greater good.
The Doctor had many adventures with many companions but his apparent frailty finally caught up with him after his first encounter (and defeat of) the Cybermen.
But death is never the end for the Doctor...