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Percival Quick
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Species: Human
Place of origin: Earth
First seen in: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Other appearances: see list
Main actor: Conrad Asquith
Percival Quick was a London policeman in the 19th century.

Percival's father was also a policeman. (AUDIO: The Year of the Bat)

PC Quick served under Sergeant Kyle in the Metropolitan Police Service in London in 1889. He investigated the murder of Joseph Buller and reported his findings to the pathologist Professor George Litefoot. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

Quick was later promoted to Sergeant, and frequently called on Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago in their new capacity as paranormal investigators in the 1890s. (AUDIO: The Bloodless Soldier, et. al) He helped Litefoot to stop a rogue gentlemans club that cheated its patrons out of there estate. (AUDIO: The Bellova Devil) He saved Liefoot from being killed by a doll of Jago. (AUDIO: The Similarity Engine)

He informed Jago and Litefoot of Ellie Higson's death. (AUDIO: Litefoot and Sanders) He informed Litefoot that he was sacked from being the police pathologist. He later told her that he was rehired due to his housekeeper's word. (AUDIO:The Ruthven Inheritance) He helped Jago and Litefoot investigate the disappearance of Eleanor Naismith. (AUDIO: The Man at the End of the Garden) He warned Litefoot about structural instabilities in his house, after a sphere landed in his house. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm)

The Doctor and PC Quick

Quick and the Fourth Doctor. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

He was married. He told Leela that while he had faced some dangerous criminals in his time, "none of them hold a candle to [his] missus in a temper." (AUDIO: Jago in Love)

Following the appearances of large metal spheres all over London, he informed Litefoot that the Metropolitan Police Service was issuing a cover story that they were a part of a stunt by a group of Bohemian artists. Litefoot raised the possibility that this may, in fact, be the case. According to Quick, the police have interviewed the Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde to that end and were confident that he had nothing to do with it. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm) He had read Wilde's best selling novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. (AUDIO: Beautiful Things) He informed Litefoot of a set of murders that seemed to be random. He later arrested Litefoot for the murder of Jago. (AUDIO: Military Intelligence) He was upset at the apparent death of Jago at the hands of The Colonel. (AUDIO: The Trial of George Litefoot) He was taken by Patsy to see a body. He later inquired into another body she found (AUDIO: The Wax Princess)

After Jago and Litefoot were given a royal pardon by Queen Victoria in 1894, Quick was promoted to Inspector. (AUDIO: The Wax Princess) He asked Jago and Litefoot to investigate a funfair which was where the last place a set of recently dead people. (AUDIO: The Backwards Men) As a result of his promotion, he wore civilian clothes. On one occasion, his wife almost did not recognise him out of uniform and nearly hit him with an ornamental champer pot which she kept beside the door. (AUDIO: Higson & Quick) He gave Litefoot a Police Whistle. He saved Ellie from being attacked. (AUDIO: Mind Games)

He wanted to know from Ellie if the Professor was back from his cruise, as there was a body that needed his attention. (AUDIO: The Flying Frenchman) He helped Jago and Litefoot to find Fowler. (AUDIO: Return of the Nightmare)

Behind the scenes Edit

PC Quick's first name was not mentioned on-screen in The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Quick was given the name "Percival" when the character was introduced as a regular in the Jago and Litefoot series.

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