Dr Who: Was William Hartnell a Socialist?

Paul Robeson had suffered terrible persecution in the USA for his political beliefs, and I think it is significant that Hartnell had the fore-sight to place Robeson at the top of his list. Charlie Chaplin was hounded-out of the USA for his leftwing sympathies (and friendship with Ho Chi Minh). William Hartnell had no qualms associating himself with these other great progressive entertainers and revolutionaries.