The Master

Roger DelgadoThe Master was to Dr Who, what Professor Moriarty was to Sherlock Holmes – a worthy adversary. The person who is most remembered and revered in this role: Roger Delgado.

In real life, Roger and Jon Pertwee were close friends, but on 18 June 1973, Roger sadly died in a car accident, aged only 55. (Read more on Wikipedia)

Jon Pertwee often remarked that Roger Delgado’s death was one of the reasons he decided to leave Doctor Who the following year.

A book was written about him: ‘Roger Delgado: I Am Usually Referred To As The Master‘ by Marcus K Harmes.

Jon and Roger by laurelhach