All things Master

With the imminent arrival of the Unofficial Master Annual, I thought I’d remind myself of all things Master. For me who has watched the show since (at least) the early part of the Troughton era, my Master is Roger Delgado, who would have been 102 today (March 1 2020). Checking the TARDIS wiki I find there have been twelve 12 Masters (technically) and there were several I didn’t really remember – one lives and learns!

The Master (all twelve of them [so far!])

The list in appearance order is:

  • Roger Delgado
  • Norman Stanley
  • Peter Pratt
  • Geoffrey Beevers
  • Anthony Ainley
  • Gordon Tipple
  • Eric Roberts
  • Derek Jacobi
  • John Simm
  • William Hughes
  • Michelle Gomez
  • Sacha Dhawan.

You have to be on your toes to identify all twelve (I knew eight!). The less obvious ones are:

  • Norman Stanley – played the Master in disguise in Terror of the Autons
  • Peter Pratt – played the Master in The Deadly Assassin
  • Gordon Tipple – who played the Master for a few seconds at the start of Doctor Who The Movie
  • William Hughes – who played the young Master in Sound of Drums and Last of the TimeLords.

Gordon Tipple bonus!

As a reward for reading this far, here’s an interview Simon Guerrier did with Gordon Tipple: Gordon Tipple interview.

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