Patrick Troughton

Patty Tratty
Actor information
Main role Second Doctor
Other roles Salamander
Born 25 March 1920
Status Dead (28 March 1987 - 3 days after his birthday, ouch)
Troughton posting on /who/.
Hoping you'll touch his Patrick Troughdong.
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Patrick "Patrician" George Troughton (/ˈtraʊtən/, 25 March 1920 – 28 March 1987), also known as David Twonant, was an English actor best known for his role as the The Best Doctor in the reality TV series Proctologist Who which he played from 1966 to 1969.

Pat Who

Pat returned for plenty of multi-Doctor hi-jinks in The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors, and The Two Doctors.

Pat is also renowned for inventing The Doctor's Three Seasons Curse.

Ruining your Childhood

Patrick Thoughtsoton was perhaps more than a bit of a puer aeternus, and thus had difficulty committing to anything, his wife included. He moved on with a new girlfriend and yet, to keep his mother from finding out, he made his family pretend that everything was okay whenever his mother was around, and thus his mother never figured out that he was doodling another woman, and even on her deathbed, she never learned.


Buffers replaced Billy 'The Kid' Hartnell as the Doctor in the story The Tenth Planet in the first-ever onscreen regeneration. Although back then they called it a renewal, not a regeneration - the word regeneration didn't come into it until the Third Doctor changed into the Fourth.


On 27 March 1987, two days after his 67th birthday, Buffers suffered a heart attack at a US Doctor Who convention. Too many hoverhands. (Although legend has it he shuffled off this mortal coil while still inside a plucky young female fan. She has not yet come forward.)