I was recently browsing YouTube and came upon this fabulous compilation of colourized clips from William Hartnell’s tenure as the First Doctor. Here’s what the producer, who is known only by the alias of “It’s far from being all over”, says about his work:
“My Tribute to the man that started it all, William Hartnell.
I always felt many of his adventures deserved to be seen in colour, so I set to work. It’s taken about three months and I’ve colourised something in the region of 2,125 frames – one by one, frame by frame.
Some clips work better than others – as I reached the end I found myself dropping shots I didn’t like and recreating new ones! It’s been a labour of love and I hope you enjoy seeing some classic 60’s Doctor Who – in Colour!
Big thanks to ‘Pelham Cort aka @johnxgin3’ for his colour references and support throughout – I’ll do some Troughton soon! “
The Hartnell Years – In Colour
This is, of course, brilliant. Also check out Babelcolour who’s been colouring away for years. My favourite of his pieces got removed by the BBC, but check out his Hartnell work as it just makes the series look more brilliant than I remember it (I’m guessing you’d have seen all thse clips by now).
OK that’s not the clip I tried to post the link to. Sorry. It should be this, or if not it can be found from his Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgN41Popg3I&feature=c4-overview&list=UUypnvLY28fYHFMsNrfRk4sQ
Wow. Doesn’t it look different in colour?! It takes years off ; )