Behind the scenes Edit
This incarnation of the Doctor originated in the stage play Doctor Who and the Daleks in Seven Keys to Doomsday, in which he was implied to have followed Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor. The stage play version of this character, therefore, was the Fourth Doctor before Tom Baker was cast as the true Fourth Doctor for television. In the audio adaptation, an unidentified incarnation of the Time Lord, played by Nicholas Briggs, preceded him.
The Doctor was played by several other actors in later worldwide performances of the original play, including Michael Sagar in the 1984 production of the play in Porirua, New Zealand. Sagar portrayed the Doctor wearing a chequered suit and sporting a black moustache, giving him an overall look clearly distinct from Trevor Martin's take.