Welcome to this site dedicated to Mark Strickson, actor, producer and best Doctor Who companion ever! Famous for playing Turlough in Doctor Who but with a host of other acting credits he is now a successful producer and director, especially renowned for his natural history documentaries.
On this site are rare photographs, videos and little-known recordings, plus important interviews and links to other sites you may find interesting. Thanks for visiting!
The Wirral Doctor Who group have announced that Mark is hoping to attend their convention on 28th June at Hilbre (near Liverpool). Highly recommended - the group have produced great events over the past few years, click on the link to book tickets, (£35 for adults). (The usual caveats apply for guests attending subject to work commitments) Colin Baker and Terry Molloy are also coming along.
"The Television Centre of the Universe" Part 2 will be included as a special feature on the DVD of "The Underwater Menace" - a Patrick Troughton story scheduled for release in July. (This is the second part of the interview in BBC Television Centre with Mark, Peter Davison and Janet Fielding that was released with "The Visitation" in 2013).
The Tenth Planet
This DVD includes an 18 minute special feature (titled Boys, Boys, Boys!) with Mark chatting to Fraser Hines and Peter Purves about their experiences as male companions to the Doctor.
The Visitation - Special Edition
Astute Turlough fans will know that this story had companions Tegan, Nyssa and Adric but they've invited Mark in to do two documentaries so worth looking at - 77 minutes in total! The Television Centre of the Universe documentary is hilarious and makes it worth the price.
Mark's documentary on Rhino poaching in South Africa
This observational series follows a group of trainee rangers in the Kruger National Park.
Click here to view the series on the Al-Jazeera website, now including an interview with Mark on Google+
An interview from a film that he appeared in in 2002, starring as "Guardian Force". Apologies for the poor quality of the visuals - it had to be filmed from the television because of the interactive nature of the DVD (the viewer chooses what paths the characters take). Nice interview though, especially the concluding message!