Doctor Who – the origin of the ginger Doctor

The new Doctor Who program seems obsessed with the Doctor regenerating into a ‘ginger’ or red-haired man/woman.  It may seem that this is a new idea, but in fact its origins are far older and much more obscure.


Where did the notion of a ‘ginger Doctor’ first appear?

Doctor Who and the Cure for the Common Death

I am trying out something new, Doctor Who Trivia.

Only the boldest of fans will compete, but please do play along.


As some fans may realize, common aspirin is deadly to a Time Lord, causing paroxysms of pain and finally death.

Jon Pertwee in his final scene as the Doctor

Jon Pertwee in his final scene as the Doctor

So what’s the antidote and what story was it featured in?


Got a Doctor Who death wish? Why not pick up the deluxe DVD box set Regeneration featuring every story to date in which the Doctor has undergone a rebirth, including the very first – The Tenth Planet.