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!
Vote For Turlough!
A chance to show your Trion appreciation by voting in the Doctor Who Magazine "First 50 years" poll.
Completed surveys can be emailed to email@example.com with subject line "The First 50 Years". Or post to:
"The First 50 Years"
Doctor Who Magazine, Brockbourne House, 77 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8BS.
Closing date 1st April 2014, photocopies are fine, no multiple entries please (unless voting for Mawdryn Undead)
The Wirral Doctor Who group have just 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).
Colin Baker and Terry Molloy are also coming along.
The Life And Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner by John Marson.
The author interviewed Mark last year and includes many of his comments in the book.
Mark on The Shorts
(JNT said) - "Look, the girls are always showing off their legs, Jamie wore a kilt, you've been in a black suit all this time, come on get your legs out," I used to cycle from Waterloo, miles and miles a day, and I remember coming in wearing shorts one day and Janet saying "You've got bloody good legs, Mark". When John asked me to get into shorts I remembered that and I thought, "Why not? " I flattered myself that I might become a gay icon and that some girls might like it too!
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+
And more good news - the BBC have confirmed that
"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).
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!
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.