The Doctor knew the Prime Minister before his exile on Earth. Benjamin Disraeli was present at Parliament when Ramón Salamander offered the British government his micro machines and services as a scientific advisor. (COMIC: The Heralds of Destruction)
References[edit | edit source]
The Second Doctor remembered a saying from Benjamin Disraeli, 'Everyone likes flattery – and when you come to royalty, you should lay it on with a trowel.' (PROSE: World Game) The Third Doctor remembered the same saying. (PROSE: Deadly Reunion)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the real world, Benjamin Disraeli changed the spelling of his last name from "D'Israeli" to "Disraeli" in 1822, decades before becoming Prime Minister. Nonetheless, COMIC: The Heralds of Destruction used the original spelling.
Disraeli was portrayed by Patrick Troughton in the 1974 television series Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill.