Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli (or D'Israeli) was a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1868 (COMIC: The Heralds of Destruction) and 1877. (PROSE: White Man's Burden)

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. Disraeli was won over by Salamander's demonstration and was ready to accept his offer before the Third Doctor took control of the micro machines and the Master wiped the memories of all the politicians. (COMIC: The Heralds of Destruction)

In 1877, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli put the matter of annexing in Transvaal in the hands of Theophilus Shepstone. (PROSE: White Man's Burden)

An android replica of Benjamin Disraeli was among a succession of android British Prime Ministers from Robert Walpole to Margaret Thatcher created by Tasq. (PROSE: Time Wake)


Sybil was a work written by Benjamin Disraeli. (PROSE: Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Time Canoe)

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)

The Seventh Doctor had an autographed picture of Benjamin Disraeli in one of his waistcoat pockets. (PROSE: St Anthony's Fire)

A marble bust of Benjamin Disraeli was located by the door of Rome Centre. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

Behind the scenes[]

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.