Monday, 11 December 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #346


1964 The Daleks, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated and The Edge of 
DestructionEpisode 2 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1965 - The Daleks' Master Plan, Episode 5: Counter Plot first screened 
on BBC1
1970 The Abominable SnowmenEpisodes 4 and 6 both repeated on 
TV1 (NZ); and The Dominators, Episode 1 repeated on ABC
1974 The Time Monster, Episode 5, Carnival of Monsters, Episode 3 and 
Planet of the Daleks, Episode 5 all repeated on ABC
1975 - The Time Monster, Episode 1 first screened on WTTW 11
1981 - The Ark in Space, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 - The Brain of Morbius Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11
1984 - The Three Doctors, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The Face of Evil, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on WTTW; and Attack of the Cybermen, Part 3 (of 
4) first screened on ABC
1986 The Keys of MarinusEpisode 6 repeated on KQED Plus; and The 
Silurians, Episode 5 to 7 all repeated on WTTW 11
1987 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 2, Mindwarp, Part 8 and Terror of 
the Vervoids and The Ultimate Foe Omnibuses all repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Visitation Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 - The Hand of Fear Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11
1990 Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Seeds 
of DoomParts 4 to 6 all repeated on on WTTW 11
1991 State of Decay, Part 2 repeated on ABC; and MindwarpPart 5 
repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Web Planet, Episode 1 repeated on UK Gold; and The Daemons,
Episode 4 repeated on BBC2  
1993 Day of the Daleks, Episode 3 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and Robot 
Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1994 The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Silurians, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 - The Rescue, Episode 1: The Powerful Enemy first screened on Space; 
and The Horns of Nimon, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Rescue, Episode 2: Desperate Measures repeated on Space; 
and Revelation of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999  The Rescue, Episode 2: Desperate Measures repeated on Space; 
The Krotons Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; City of Death, Part 4 and The 
Creature from the Pit, Part 1 both repeated on BBC Prime; and Return to 
Devil's End repeated on Iowa PTV
2000 - The MutantsEpisode 5 repeated on Prime; Robot, Part 1 repeated 
on UKTV (Aus); Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC 
America; and Battlefield Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
2001 Planet of Evil, Part 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); Timelash, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened
on Space 
2002 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 repeated on BBC Kids (Can) 
2003 - Composer Malcolm Clarke died in Britain, aged 60; The Space 
Museum, Episode 2: The Dimensions of Time repeated on ABC; The Leisure 
Hive, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and Scream of the
Shalka, Episode 3 released online
2004 The Curse of Fenric Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 - The Dominators Omnibus repeated on MPT; and Ghost Light 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 Father's Day and The Empty Child both repeated on France 4

2007 - School Reunion repeated on NHK BS3; and Gridlock and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Are We There Yet? both repeated on BBC3
2008 Castrovalva, Parts 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi
Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Kylie Special repeated on BBC3
2009 - Father's Day repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Long Game repeated 
on Syfy (Russia); The Age of Steel repeated on Syfy (FRG); and Gridlock 
repeated on Prime
2011 - Galaxy 4, Episode 3: Airlock and The Underwater Menace, Episode 
2 both screened at the NFT, London; Spearhead from Space, Episodes 3 and
4 both repeated on KBTC; The Keeper of Traken, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated
on Syfy (Aus); Warriors of the Deep, Parts 3 and 4 and The Awakening and 
Frontios Omnibuses all repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Doctor Dances and The 
Impossible Planet both repeated on Watch; The Hungry Earth and Vincent 
and the Doctor both repeated on Boing; and The Impossible Astronaut first
screened on KBS2
2012 Bad Wolf repeated on BBC America; and Voyage of the Damned 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Keeper of Traken, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Christmas Invasion repeated on France 4; Rise of the CybermenThe 
Age of SteelThe Idiot's LanternThe Impossible Planet and The Poison Sky
 all repeated on BBC America; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on Watch; The 
Fires of Pompeii repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Time of Angels repeated on 
BBC Nordic; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Girl 
Who Waited and An Adventure in Space and Time both repeated on BBC 
Entertainment Latin America; and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and 
The Crimson Horror both repeated on Fox (FRG)
2014 - The Mind Robber, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Horror; Planet 
of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Retro TV; The Caves of 
AndrozaniParts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Beast Below, The 
Bells of Saint John and The Rings of Akhaten all repeated on Watch; The Time 
of Angels repeated on UKTV (NZ); Night Terrors repeated on Syfy (Ben);
 and The God Complex and Closing Time both repeated on BBC America
2015 The Time Monster, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on UNC-MX; 
Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; The Brain of Morbius
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; Snakedance, Part 1, Forest of the Dead, 
The Eleventh Hour, The Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels 
and Flesh and Stone all repeated on Syfy (Aus); World War ThreeDalek and 
The Long Game all repeated on EBRU; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on TV 
Cultura; Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger and The Big Bang all repeated on
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy both repeated on BBC America; The Crimson Horror repeated on BBC 
Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Nightmare in Silver repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
Robot of Sherwood repeated on KUAC; In the Forest of the Night repeated on
RAI4; The Zygon Inversion first screened on DR3; Face the Raven repeated on
FX (India); Hell Bent repeated on BBC2 and Space

2016 100,000 BC, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; The 
SensoritesEpisodes 2 and 3 both repeated on KBTC; The Power of the 
Daleks, Episode 4 first screened on BBC America; Genesis of thDaleks, Part 
5 repeated on KRWG; The Talons of Weng-ChiangParts 4 to 6 all repeated 
oIowa PTV; The Armageddon Factor Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; State 
of Decay Omnibus repeated on WYCC; Father's Day and Heaven Sent both 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet all repeated on Watch; The Poison Sky and 
The Doctor's Daughter both repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Big Bang first 
screened on TLC TV; Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 
both repeated on Fox (FRG); The Caretaker and Kill the Moon both repeated 
on BBC First (Middle East); Dark Water and Death in Heaven both repeated 
on BBC Entertainment Europe; and The Skivers repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2017 - Mawdryn UndeadPart 2 repeated on Jones! too; Frontios Omnibus 
repeated on WETA-UK; New Earth repeated on ABC and ABC ME; Forest of 
the Dead repeated on BBC Polska HD and Syfy (Aus); The Curse of the 
Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife both repeated on Syfy (Brazil); The 
Rings of Akhaten, Cold War and Hide all repeated on BBC America; Into 
the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood both repeated on RAI4; Listen repeated 
on W; Mummy on the Orient Express and Flatline both repeated on DR3;
Heaven Sent repeated on BBC First (Middle East); and Behind the Lens: 
The Time of the Doctor repeated on BBC Polska HD

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Grantchester, Series 1

Launched in October 2014, this ITV period drama was based on The Grantchester Mysteries by novelist, playwright and film maker James Runcie (born 1959). The first, six-part season was adapted from the short story collection, Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (2012). 
Anglican vicar Chambers (played here by
James Norton) joined forces with Detective
 Inspector 'Geordie' Keating (Robson Green)
 to solve crimes in the Cambridgeshire village
of Grantchester in the 1950s. 
Actors Morven Christie, Tess Peake-Jones,
and Al Weaver were cast as the other series
regulars, Amanda Hopkins, Mrs. Maguire,
and Leonard Finch respectively.
Norton appeared in Cold War (as Onegin),
Christie was O'Donnell in Under the Lake 
and Before the Flood, and Peake-Jones
was Marta in The Time of the Doctor.
 Series one began another repeat run on
 ITV Encore last night, and featured Jean Marsh (as Daisy Livingstone in part
 three) and nineteen other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Andrew Woodhall (Morton) portrayed Rex Tucker in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Michelle Duncan (Annabel) was Lady Isobel in Tooth and Claw
  • Kevin Looseley (Policeman) made his TV debut as a Cyberman in Dead Ringers
  • Pip Torrens (Kendall) was Headmaster Rocastle in Human Nature and The Family of Blood, then voiced Charlie Gibbs for Big Finish's Eldrad Must Die! (2013)
  • Mark Bonnar (Dr. Robinson) was Jimmy in The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, then voiced Porteus for The English Way of Deaththe Eleven for Doom Coalition (both 2015)Doom Coalition 2 (2016) and Doom Coalition 4 (2017), and Zoltan Frid for The Labyrinth of Buda Castle (2016)
  • Isla Blair (Gladys) was Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, and voiced Paula for Exotron (BF, 2007)
  • Big Finish actor Nick Brimble (Chapman) voiced Shreeni for Exotron, Dudley Jackson for The Eternal Summer (2009), Kith for Max Warp (2008), Olaf Eriksson for The Book of Kells (2010), and Commnader Harlan for The Time War 1 (2017)
  • Pippa Nixon (Daphne) voiced Joanna Nash for Static (BF, 2017)
  • Brian Vernel (Tam) voiced Robert for Dethras (BF, 2017)
  • Beth Lilly (Edna) voiced Jess Ellmore for Infamy of the Zaross (BF, 2017)
  • Struan Rodger (Hall) provided the voice of the Face of Boe for New Earth and Gridlock, and was Clayton in The Woman Who Lived
  • Peter Egan (Johnson) voiced Moloch for Protect and Survive, and Straxus for Dark Eyes 1 (BF, both 2012)
  • David Troughton (CI Benson) was a Guard in The Enemy of the World, Private Moor in The War Games, King Peladon in The Curse of Peladon (a role reprised in 2009 for Big Finish's Prisoner of Peladon), then Professor Winfold Hobbes in Midnight - he also voiced Tinghus for Cuddlesome (2008), the Black Guardian for The Destroyer of DelightsThe Chaos Pool (both 2009), The Well-Mannered War (2015), The Pursuit of History and Casualties of Time (both 2016), Raymond Gallagher for The Crimes of Thomas Brewster (2011), and a cloned version of the Second Doctor for the Serpent Crest plays, The Hexford Invasion and Survivors in Space (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Adam James (Heath) was DI Macmillan in Planet of the Dead
  • David Mason was also line producer on The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon and The Angels Take Manhattan
  • Crispin Green was also film editor on Tooth and Claw, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Idiot's Lantern, Fear Her, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
  • Will Willoughby was also a stuntman on RoseSmith and JonesDaleks in ManhattanEvolution of the DaleksThe Pandorica OpensA Good Man Goes to WarThe Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and Torchwood, and doubled for Matt Smith in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and was Ben Browder's double (as Isaac) in A Town Called Mercy
  • stuntman Rob Pavey also worked on Deep Breath, Into the DalekRobot of Sherwood, Listen and The Witch's Familiar
  • Katie Lee was also a make-up artist on The Snowmen and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Doctor Who On This Day #345


1927 - Writer James Anthony Coburn born in Melbourne
1965 - The Keys of MarinusEpisode 6 and The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Episodes 2 and 3 all repeated on ABC
1966 - The Power of the Daleks, Episode 6 first screened on BBC1
1974 The Time Monster, Episode 4, The Three Doctors, Episode 4, 
Carnival of Monsters, Episode 2 and Planet of the Daleks, Episode 4 all 
repeated on ABC
1977 - The Sun Makers, Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1981 - The Ark in Space, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 Image of the Fendahl, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 Logopolis, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Awakening Omnibus first screened on WTTW 11
1985 The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; The Stones of Blood
 Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11; and Attack of the Cybermen, Part 2 (of 4) 
first screened on ABC
1986 - The Keys of Marinus, Episode 5: Sentence of Death repeated on 
KQED Plus; The Silurians, Episodes 1 to 4 all repeated on WTTW 11; and
Planet of the Spiders, Part 3 repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1987 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Delta and the Bannermen, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Planet of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and Time 
and the Rani, Part 4 first screened on RTL TV
1991 State of Decay, Part 1 repeated on ABC; and The Mysterious Planet
Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 The Space Museum, Episode 4: The Final Phase repeated on UK Gold
1993 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 5 repeated and Crimefile: The Master 
first screened, both on BBC1; and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated 
on UK Gold
1995 The Robots of Death Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Silurians, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 6: Flashpoint first screened 
on Space; and The Horns of Nimon, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Rescue, Episode 1: The Powerful Enemy repeated on Space; 
and Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Rescue, Episode 1: The Powerful Enemy repeated on Space; 
and Inferno, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on TG4
2000 The MutantsEpisode 4 repeated on Prime; Frontier in Space 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Masque of Mandragora, Parts 1 and 
both repeated on KUED; The Face of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; The VisitationPart 1 repeated on BBC Prime; Earthshock, Parts 3 
and 4 both repeated on MiND; Timelash Omnibus repeated on MPT; Time 
and the RaniPart 3 repeated on WUSF; and Remembrance of the Daleks 
Omnibus repeated on NHPTV
2001 The Daemons Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and The Two Doctors,
Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 4 repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2003 The Space Museum, Episode 1 repeated on ABC; and The Horns 
of Nimon, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2005 - Battlefield Omnibus and The Long Game both repeated on UK Gold;
The Unquiet Dead first screened on één; World War Three repeated on 
Jimmy; The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances both repeated and Boom 
Town and Bad Wolf both first screened, all on France 4; and Shada first 
broadcast on Radio 7
2006 The Sea Devils Omnibus, The Age of Steel and The Idiot's Lantern 
all repeated on UK Gold; The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on MPT;
The Unquiet Dead repeated on BBC America; Bad Wolf repeated on UKTV
(Aus) and Jimmy; and The Christmas Invasion first screened on YLE TV2
2008 Castrovalva, Part 1 and Kinda, Part 4 both first screened on MTV3 
SciFi and TV4; The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit both repeated on 
France 4; and Partners in Crime and Doctor Who Confidential: A Noble 
Return both repeated on BBC3
2009 - The Long Game repeated on Syfy (Spain); Rise of the Cybermen
repeated on Syfy (FRG); and Silence in the Library and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Kylie Special both repeated on BBC3
2010 World War Three repeated on Space; The Girl in the Fireplace 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); MidnightTurn LeftDoctor Who Confidential: 
Look Who's Talking and Here Come the Girls all repeated on BBC3
2011 Boom Town repeated on Watch; The Stolen Earth repeated on Space; 
The Beast Below repeated on UKTV (Aus); Cold Blood repeated on Boing; The 
Curse of the Black Spot repeated on Canal 3XL; and Let's Kill Hitler repeated
on Syfy (Spain)
2012 Boom Town repeated on BBC America; and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 
first screened on KBS2
2013 The Keeper of Traken, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
New Earth repeated on France 4; Gridlock repeated on Watch; Partners in 
Crime repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on BBC 
America; Victory of the Daleks repeated on BBC Nordic; Cold Blood repeated 
on Syfy (Portugal); Night Terrors repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin 
America; and Doctor Who Confidential: Bigger on the Inside repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 - The Daleks, Episode 7: The Rescue and The Mind Robber, Episode 
1 both repeated on Horror; The Monster of Peladon, Parts 5 and 6 both first
screened on Retro TV; The Caves of Androzani, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated
on Syfy (Aus); The Eleventh Hour, The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan all repeated on Watch; Victory of the Daleks repeated on UKTV 
(NZ); Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Syfy (Ben); and Night Terrors and The 
Girl Who Waited both repeated on BBC America
2015 Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The Brain 
of Morbius, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Robots of Death
Part 3, Earthshock, Part 4 and Silence in the Library all repeated on Syfy 
(Aus); The Christmas Invasion repeated on UNC-MX; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on TV Cultura; The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertain-
ment Asia Pacific; The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and Asylum of 
the Daleks both repeated on BBC America; Hide and Journey to the Centre of 
the TARDIS both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Name 
of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Flatline repeated on WTTW Prime 
and RAI4; and Under the Lake and Before the Flood both first screened on 
Fox (FRG)
2016 100,000 BC, Episode 1: An Unearthly ChildThe Talons of Weng-
ChiangParts 4 and 5 and Survival, Part 3 all repeated on Retro TV; The 
Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison
Sky and The Doctor's Daughter all repeated on BBC Polska HD; Turn Left, 
The Stolen Earth, Journey's End and The Next Doctor all repeated on Syfy
 (Aus); Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of VeniceThe Wedding of River 
Song and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all repeated on Syfy 
(Latin America); The Crimson Horror repeated on The Zone; Dark Water and 
Death in Heaven both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; Before the Flood and The Girl Who Died both repeated on Syfy (Brazil); The Husbands 
of River Song repeated on BBC First (Middle East) and RAI4; and Class
Episode 7 first screened on TLC TV
2017 - Inferno, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Masque of 
Mandragora, Parts 2 and 3 and The Face of Evil Omnibus all repeated on 
Retro TV; Horror of Fang Rock Omnibus repeated on KAKM; Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on Iowa PTV; Mawdryn UndeadPart 1 repeated 
on Jones! too; Frontios Omnibus repeated on PBS North; The Empty Child 
and Silence in the Library both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Christmas Invasion repeated on ABC; The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen,
The Age of Steel and Robot of Sherwood all repeated on W; Closing Time,
The Wedding of River Song and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe 
all repeated on One ARD; The Day of the Doctor repeated on France 4;
The Time of the Doctor and Deep Breath both repeated on RAI4; Face the Raven repeated on BBC First (Middle East);  and The Pilot and Smile both
 repeated on Fox (FRG)