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Frazer Simpson Frederick Hines (born 22 September 1944[1]) played companion Jamie McCrimmon in Doctor Who, from The Highlanders to The War Games, and again in the twentieth anniversary special, The Five Doctors, and the Season 22 story, The Two Doctors. He also reprised the part in a special home video minisode, Emperor of the Daleks, included in the VHS release of More than 30 Years in the TARDIS.

As well as reprising the role of Jamie for Big Finish's audio adventures, he also recreated the role of the Second Doctor.


At the age of eight, after studying acting at the Corona Academy, he made his acting debut. He was thirteen when he appeared in Charlie Chaplin's A King in New York (1957). By the age of fifteen, he had appeared in six films. In 1960 he appeared in the eight-part serial The Young Jacobites. His television roles included Jan in The Silver Sword (1957-1958), Tim Birch in Emergency – Ward 10 (1963-1964) and Roger Wain in Coronation Street (1965). He also had a role as the voice of Mission Control in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967).

In Doctor Who he played the part of Jamie McCrimmon, a companion of the Second Doctor, from 1966 to 1969, and reappeared in The Five Doctors (1983) and The Two Doctors (1985). The original script treatment for The Three Doctors had called for him to return as Jamie in that story as well, but scheduling conflicts with his work on Emmerdale Farm, as well as objections by Jon Pertwee to what he perceived as too many characters in the story, prevented this.

After his three-year stint as Jamie in Doctor Who Hines resumed the life of a jobbing actor until 1972, when he was cast in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm as Joe Sugden — a role he played until 1994. Between making episodes of Emmerdale, as it was renamed in the 1980s, he has continued a career in the theatre and made occasional appearances on other TV shows.

He is also a noted amateur jockey.

Recently, Hines has returned to the Doctor Who franchise through the Big Finish Productions audio line, performing Jamie for the Companion Chronicles and The Lost Stories series. In this capacity he also made use of his impersonation of Patrick Troughton, and in 2013 was formally cast as the Second Doctor for an extended cameo in the anniversary story The Light at the End, which he continues to do so in The Early Adventures and The Companion Chronicles audio ranges and a brief cameo in the audio anthology The Legacy of Time. In 2010, Hines took part in a series of audio dramas pairing Jamie with the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker).

Hines has published two autobiographies: Films, Farms and Fillies (1996) and Hines Sight (2009).

In March 2013, Hines appeared on a Doctor Who edition of the TV game show Pointless Celebrities, and partnered up with Louise Jameson.

Personal life[]

In 1981, Frazer married Irish actress Gemma Craven, but the marriage dissolved in 1984. He married again in 1994 to Liz Hobbs. They divorced in 2003. At one time, he dated his Underwater Menace co-star Catherine Howe, although neither can agree when this occurred due to confliction in memory. (DCOM: A Fishy Tale) He also dated Luan Peters and Sandra Bryant. (DCOM: The Macra Terror)

In July 2010, Hines revealed that he had been battling bowel cancer for eleven years, but had chosen not to publicise the fact (even going so far as omitting it from his 2009 autobiography) until given the medical all-clear.[2]

His bother Ian Hines was an uncredited guard in The Enemy of the World and a White Robot in The Mind Robber.

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Tales of the TARDIS[]


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The Lost Stories[]

The Fourth Doctor Adventures[]

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The Second Doctor Adventures[]

The Third Doctor Adventures[]

The Early Adventures[]

The Companion Chronicles[]

Destiny of the Doctors[]

Short Trips[]

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Target Novelisations[]

BBC Novelisations[]

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Doctor Who Audio Annuals[]

11 Doctors, 11 Stories[]

Other Roles


The Collection[]




Audio Commentary[]


Writing credits[]

BBC Novelisations[]

External links[]


  1. Famous Birthdays
  2. Foster, Check (19 July 2010). Frazer Hines reveals cancer battle. Doctor Who News. Retrieved on 13 December 2016.