Thursday, 21 August 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #234

1975 - The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on BBC1
1994 Four to Doomsday Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Face of Evil, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1998 - The Mind Robber, Episode 5 repeated on Space
1999 The Chase, Episode 4: Flight Journey Into Terror repeated on Space; Planet of the Spiders Omnibus repeated on MPT; Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America; The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 first screened on Prairie PTV; The Power of Kroll, Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime; and 30 Years In the TARDIS and Resistance 
Is Useless both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Daemons, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
2004 - Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 Dragonfire Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Dalek repeated on BBC3
2006 School Reunion repeated on BBC3
2007 - Father's Day repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Satan Pit and
Doctor Who Confidential: Religion, Myths and Legends both repeated
on BBC3; Fear Her and Army of Ghosts both repeated on UK Gold; and Gridlock repeated on BBC4
2008 The Empty Child repeated on UK Gold; and The Doctor Dances 
and Doctor Who Confidential: Weird Science both repeated on BBC3
2011 The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Big Bang repeated on MPTV; and The Best of the Monsters first screened on BBC America
2012 - The Happiness Patrol, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Father's Day and Flesh and Stone both repeated on BBC America; The Idiot's Lantern and Smith and Jones both repeated on UKTV (Aus); 42Human Nature and The Hungry Earth all repeated on Watch; and The Rebel Flesh and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Double Trouble both repeated on ABC2
2013 The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Rise of the Cybermen repeated on France 4; 42 repeated on ABC2;
Utopia repeated on RAI4; Midnight repeated on BBC Entertainment 
Latin America; The Impossible Astronaut first screened on Karusel; 
The Doctor's Wife repeated on Syfy (Portugal); and Asylum of the 
Daleks first screened on Ztélé and repeated on Syfy (Netherlands)
2014 The Sensorites, Episode 6: A Desperate Venture and Planet of 
Giants, Episode 1 both first screened on Retro TV; The Invisible Enemy, Part 3 and The Family of Blood both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Snakedance, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead both repeated on TV3; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on YLE TV2; Journey's End repeated on Watch; The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2, The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of AngelsAmy's Choice, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, Vincent and the DoctorThe Lodger and Tales From the TARDIS all repeated on BBC America; Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice both repeated on BBC America and RAI4; A Christmas Carol 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on KCPT2; Closing Time repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Wedding of River Song repeated on BBC Entertainment South Africa and Syfy (Spain); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on Karusel; The Name of the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; The Ultimate Companion and The Ultimate Time Lord both first screened on Space; and Blue Peter: The 12th Doctor Special first screened on CBBC

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Doctor Who Vs. The Avengers, Series 4

The cult fantasy show returned to ITV in the autumn of 1965, with Steed now joined by fellow agent, Mrs Emma Peel, portrayed by Diana Rigg (who replaced original choice, Elizabeth Shepherd).
The chemistry between the two leads resulted in the show's most popular and successful era - The Avengers now aired in over 100 countries and was syndicated in America.
Like her predecessor, Honor Blackman's Cathy Gale, Peel was unlike any female character seen on British TV at the time. The role earned Rigg sex-symbol status, and she became an icon of Sixties feminism.
Born in Yorkshire in 1938, Rigg became a Dame in 1994, and her most recent television appearance was as Mrs Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror, alongside her daughter, Rachael Stirling.
Future Doctor Who script writers Malcolm HulkeJohn Lucarotti and Robert Banks Stewart all provided screenplays here.
The fourth, twenty-six part season featured Bernard Cribbins (as Arkwright in The Girl From Auntie), and another eighty-eight Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Town of No Return (TX: September 28 1965)
  • Patrick Newell (Smallwood) and Peter Brace (Soldier) both appeared in The Android Invasion - as Colonel Faraday and a Guard respectively - the latter was also a Guard in The Curse of Peladon
  • Terence Alexander (Warren) was Lord Ravensworth in The Mark of the Rani
  • Roger Lloyd-Pack (Man) was John Lumic in Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel
  • fencer Rocky Taylor (Martial Artist in The Cybernauts, and Maker in The Danger Makers) was a stuntman on The Idiot's Lantern
The Gravediggers (TX: October 7)
  • Ronald Fraser (Winslip) was Joseph C in The Happiness Patrol
  • Wanda Ventham (Nurse) was Jean Rook in The Faceless Ones, Thea Ransome in Image of the Fendahl, and Faroon in Time and the Rani
  • Steven Berkoff (Sager) was the Shakri in The Power of Three
  • Bryan Mosley (Miller) had two parts in The Daleks' Master Plan - he was a Prop Man in The Feast of Steven, and Malpha in The Abandoned Planet
  • Alan Chuntz (Pallbearer here, and Henderson in The Hour That Never Was) appeared in fifteen 'classic' era episodes, from The Seeds of Death to State of Decay
  • Billy Cornelius (Pallbearer here, Martial Artist in the next episode, Glynn in Dial A Deadly Number, and Tribeman in Small Game For Big Hunters) was a Man-at-Arms in The Crusade: The Warlords, and a Morok Guard in The Space Museum
  • Aubrey Richards (Palmer) was Professor Parry in The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Cybernauts (TX: October 14)
  • Michael Gough (Armstrong) was the titular villain in The Celestial Toymaker - he was married to Anneke Wills at the time - and was Councillor Hedin in Arc of Infinity
  • for Frederick Jaeger (Benson) see Series 2: Death of a Great Dane
  • Bernard Horsfall (Jephcott) was Lemual Gulliver in The Mind Robber, a Time Lord in The War Games, the Thal leader Taron in Planet of the Daleks, Chancellor Goth in The Deadly Assassin, and voiced Arnold Baynes for Davros (Big Finish, 2003)
  • for Burt Kwouk (Tusamo) and Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Lambert) see the Series 1 episodes Kill the King and Dragonsfieldrespectively
  • for John Hollis (Sensai) and Gordon Whiting (Hammond) see the Series 2 stories Warlock and The Golden Eggs respectively
  • John Franklyn-Robbins (Gilbert) was a Time Lord in (the first part of) Genesis of the Daleks
  • Katherine Schofield (Oyuka) was Sabetha in The Keys of Marinus
  • Dinny Powell, Mike Reid, and Derek Ware (Martial Artists) all had minor roles in the 'classic' series - Powell was a stuntman on (episode 1 of) Terror of the Autons, then was a Guard in both The Curse of Peladon (4) and Genesis of the Daleks(part 3); Reid was a Soldier in The Myth Makers: Death of a Spy and The War Machines, and a Guard in The Massacre: Bell of Doom; whilst Ware worked on twenty-four 'classic' installments as stuntman, fight arranger or extra, from An Unearthly Child to The Claws of Axos (1)
Death at Bargain Prices (TX: October 21)
  • for Andre Morell (Kane) and John Cater (Jarvis) see the Series 3 episodes, Death of a Batman and The Nutshell
  • TP McKenna (Wentworth) was Captain Cook in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 
  • George Selway (Massey) was George and Frank Meadows in The Faceless Ones
  • Peter Howell (Popple) was the Investigator in The Mutants (6)
Castle De'ath (TX: October 28)
  • James Copeland (Roberton here, and Gymnast in the next episode) was Selris in The Krotons
The Master Minds (TX: November 4)
  • Bernard Archard (Leeming) was Bragen in The Power of the Daleks and Marcus Scarman in Pyramids of Mars
  • Nigel Lambert (Hardcastle) was Hardin in The Leisure Hive
  • Martin Miller (Spencer) was Kublai Khan in the final two episodes of Marco Polo
  • Paddy Ryan (Heavy here, and Chef in The Hour That Never Was) was an uncredited Kaled Scientist in (part 6 of) Genesis of the Daleks
The Murder Market (TX: November 12)
  • for John Woodvine (Stone) see the Series 1 episodes Square Root of Evil and Dead of Winter
  • Edward Underdown (Jonathan) was Zastor in Meglos
A Surfeit of H2O (TX: November 19)
  • for Geoffrey Palmer (Smythe) see Series 1: Dance With Death
  • Talfryn Thomas (Barker) was Mullins in (episode 1 of) Spearhead from Space and Dave in The Green Death
  • Alan Gerrard (Villager here, and Fintry in Quick-Quick Slow Death) was Bovem in The Dominators
The Hour That Never Was (TX: November 26)
  • Royston Farrell (Officer here, Audience member in Two's A Crowd, and Marshall in The Girl From Auntie) was a Guardian in The Ark, an Elder in The Savages (1), a Technician in both The Seeds of Death (1 and 2) and The Claws of Axos (4), and a Guard in The Curse of Peladon (1)
  • Fred Haggerty (Driver) was a stuntman on The Time Meddler: The Meddling Monk
Dial A Deadly Number (TX: December 3)
  • Tina Packer (Suzanne) was Anne Travers in The Web of Fear
  • for John Carson (Fitch), Peter Bowles (Harvey) and John Bailey (Warner)
  • for Michael Barrington (Todhunter) see Series 1: The Yellow Needle
Man-Eater of Surrey Green (TX: December 10)
  • Edwin Finn (Taylor) was the Landlord in The Massacreepisodes, War of God and The Sea Beggar
Two's A Crowd (TX: December 17)
  • Julian Glover (Vogel) was King Richard in The Crusade, and Scaroth in City of Death
  • for Wolfe Morris (Pudeshkin) see Series 1: The Yellow Needle
Too Many Christmas Trees (TX: December 23)
  • for Robert James (Jenkins) and Edwin Richfield (Teasel) see the Series 1 episodes Hot Snow and Girl On The Trapezerespectively
Silent Dust (TX: December 31)
  • William Franklyn (Omrod) voiced Pharaoh Amenhotep in The Roof of the World (BF, 2004)
Room Without a View (TX: January 7 1966)
  • for Paul Whitsun-Jones (Chessman) see Series 3: Man With Two Shadows
  • Peter Jeffrey (Varnals) was the Pilot in The Macra Terror, and Count Grendel in The Androids of Tara
  • Philip Latham (Carter) was President Borusa in The Five Doctors
  • Vernon Dobtcheff (Pushkin) was an Alien Scientist in The War Games, and voiced Dadda Desaka for The Cradle of the Snake (BF, 2010), and Shamur for The Children of Seth (BF, 2011)
Small Game For Big Hunters (TX: January 14)
  • Bill Fraser (Rawlings) was Captain Grugger in Meglos, and Commander Bill Pollock in K9 and Company
  • Peter Thomas (Kendrick) was Captain Edal in The Savages
The Girl From Auntie (TX: January 21)
  • Sylvia Coleridge (Hetty) was Amelia Ducat in The Seeds of Doom
  • Maurice Browning (Russian) was Carlton in The Daleks' Master Plan episodes, The Traitors and Counter Plot
  • Jonathan Burn (Betty) was Silas P in The Happiness Patrol
The Thirteenth Hour (TX: January 28)
  • Victor Maddern (Jackson) was Chief Robson in Fury from the Deep 
  • Donald Hewlett (Waversham) was Hardiman in The Claws of Axos
Quick-Quick Slow Death (TX: February 4)
  • John Woodnutt (Noble) was Hibbert in Spearhead from Space, the Draconian Emperor in (the fifth episode of)Frontier in Space, Broton and the Duke of Forgill in Terror of the Zygons, and Seron in The Keeper of Traken
  • Graham Armitage (Huggins) was Barney in (the first episode of) The Macra Terror
  • Michael Peake (Fehr) was Tavius in The Romans
The Danger Makers (TX: February 11)
  • Moray Watson (Peters) was Sir Robert Muir in Black Orchid
A Touch of Brimstone (TX: February 18)
  • Peter Wyngarde (Cleverly Cartney) was Timanov in Planet of Fire
  • Colin Jeavons (Darcy) was Damon in The Underwater Menace, and George Tracey in K9 and Company
  • Robert Cawdron (Horace) was Taltalian in The Ambassadors of Death
  • Jeremy Young (Castigan) was Kal in100,000 BC, and Gordon Lowery in Mission to the Unknown
  • Alf Joint (Big Man) was stunt arranger on Battlefield
  • for Steve Plytas (Boris) see Series 2: Immortal Clay
What The Butler Saw (TX: February 25)
    The House That Jack Built (TX: March 4)
    • Griffith Davies (Burton) was Kennedy in The Evil of the Daleks
    • for Keith Pyott (Pennington) see Series 2: The White Dwarf
    • Alan Lake (Officer) was Herrick in Underworld
    A Sense of History (TX: March 11)
    • Jacqueline Pearce (Marianne) was Chessene in The Two Doctors, then voiced Sherilyn Harper for The Fearmonger (Big Finish, 2000), Admiral Mettna for Death Comes to Time(BBCi, 2001) and Queen Zafira for Hexagora (BF, 2011)
    • for Nigel Stock (Carlyon) and John Ringham (Acheson) see the Series 3 stories, Concerto and The Secrets Broker
    • Robin Phillips (Pettit) was Altos in The Keys of Marinus
    • Kenneth Benda (Broom) was The Minister in The Claws of Axos
    How To Succeed.. At Murder (TX: March 18)
    • Christopher Benjamin (Hooter) first appeared in the 'classic' era as Sir Keith Gold in Inferno, then the revived series as Colonel Hugh Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp thirty-eight years later, but is best known in fandom as Henry Gordon Jago from The Talons of Weng Chiang - he reprised the role for The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murders (2009) then Big Finish's Jago and Litefoot audio series (2010-present), Voyage to Venus and Voyage to the New World (both 2012), and The Justice of Jalxar - he also voiced Tardelli for Grand Theft Cosmos (BF, 2008)
    • for David Garth (Barton) and Jerome Willis (Rudge) see the Series 2 episodes The Big Thinker and Intercrime 
    Honey For The Prince (TX: March 25)
    • Ron Moody (Ponsonby-Hopkirk) voiced the Duke of Wellington for Other Lives (BF, 2005)
    • George Pastell (Arkadi) was Eric Klieg in The Tomb of the Cybermen
    • Jon Laurimore (Westcott) was Count Federico in The Masque of Mandragora
    • Reg Pritchard (Postman) was Ben Daheer in The Crusade, and Man in The Daleks' Master Plan: The Feast of Steven
    • Peter Diamond (Bernie) was a regular stunt double and fight arranger on the 'classic' series, from The Daleks: The Rescue, to The Daemons

    Doctor Who On This Day #233

    1932 - Actor Anthony Ainley born in Stanmore, Essex
    1934 - Director John Davies born in Birmingham
    1943 - Actor Sylvester McCoy born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith, in Dunoon, Scotland
    1962 - Actress Sophie Aldred born in Greenwich, London
    1980 City of Death, Part 4 repeated on BBC1
    1984 - Recall UNIT: The Great Tea Bag Mystery began a six-day run at the Moray House Theatre, Edinburgh
    1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 6 repeated on UK Gold
    1995 The Monster of Peladon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
    1997 The Deadly Assassin, Part 4 on UK Gold
    1998 - The Mind Robber, Episode 4 repeated on Space
    1999 The Chase, Episode 3: Flight Through Eternity repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2000 - Spearhead from Space Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Daemons, Episodes 4 and 5, The Time Monster, Episode 6 and Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Episodes 1 and 2 all repeated on WQED; The Sea Devils, Episode 4 repeated on TG4; State of Decay, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; Terminus Omnibus repeated on MPT; and The Mysterious Planet, Part 3 repeated on WUSF
    2003 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
    2005 - Delta and the Bannermen Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and
    Storm Warning, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 7
    2006 Tooth and Claw repeated on BBC3
    2007 Rise of the Cybermen, The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters all repeated on UK Gold; and The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look both repeated on BBC3
    2008 - Father's Day repeated on UK Gold; and The Empty Child 
    and Doctor Who Confidential: Special Effects both repeated on BBC3
    2009 - Greatest Moments: The Doctor first screened and The Runaway Bride repeated, both on BBC3
    2010 - Doomsday repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Unicorn and the Wasp first screened on Space; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, Episode 1 repeated on Nickelodeon (Aus)
    2011 - Planet of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Oods and Ends both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Midnight repeated on Watch and ABC1; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on Watch; and The Doctor's WifeThe Rebel FleshThe Almost People 
    and A Good Man Goes to War all repeated on BBC America
    2012 Remembrance of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on
    Syfy (Aus); Dalek and The Long Game both repeated on BBC America;
    The Age of Steel repeated on UKTV (Aus); Evolution of the Daleks 
    and The Lazarus Experiment both repeated on Watch; and The Doctor's Wife and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bigger on the Inside both repeated on ABC2
    2013 - The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
    The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on France 4; The Lazarus 
    Experiment repeated on ABC2; Blink repeated on RAI4; The End of 
    Time, Part 1 repeated on TV3; The Big Bang first screened on Karusel;
    The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Watch; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on Syfy (Portugal); and The Wedding of River Song
    repeated on Syfy (Netherlands) and Ztélé
    2014 The Sensorites, Episodes 4 and 5 both first screened on Retro
    TV; Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Invisible 
    Enemy, Part 2 and Human Nature both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rose 
    repeated on TV3; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on YLE TV2; Blink, 
    Utopia, The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left and
    Journey's End all repeated on BBC America; The Stolen Earth repeated on BBC America and Watch; The End of Time, Part 2 and The Rings of Akhaten both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Flesh and Stone repeated on RAI4; The Big Bang repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Day of the Moon repeated on KCPT2; The God Complex repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Closing Time repeated on BBC Entertainment South Africa and Syfy (Spain); The Power of Three repeated on Karusel; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on WSIU; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor all repeated on Fox, Germany; and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    Doctor Who On This Day #232

    1972 - TV premiere of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD on BBC1
    1980 City of Death, Part 3 repeated on BBC1
    1989 - The five-month UK tour of The Ultimate Adventure ended at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
    1990 The Web Planet, Episode 4: Crater of Needles repeated on BSB
    1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 5 repeated on UK Gold
    1994 The King's Demons, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
    1997 The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
    1998 - The Mind Robber, Episode 3 repeated on Space
    1999 The Chase, Episode 2: The Death of Time repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2000 Colony in Space Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sea Devils, Episode 3 repeated on TG4; and The Sun Makers, Part 4 first screened on Prairie PTV
    2001 The Tomb of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on MPT; and
    Meglos Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
    2003 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
    2005 World War Three repeated on BBC3
    2006 Boom Town first screened on Nederland 3; New Earth repeated on BBC3; and The Age of Steel first screened on ABC1
    2007 The Long Game repeated on UK Gold and UKTV (Aus); The Doctor Dances first screened on WXXI; Boom Town repeated on YLE TV2; The Parting of the Ways and Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle both repeated on MPTV; and The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on BBC3
    2008 - Dalek repeated on UK Gold; Father's Day and Doctor Who Confidential: Time Trouble both repeated on BBC3; and 42 and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Space Craft both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2009 Army of GhostsDoomsday and Doctor Who Confidential: Finale all repeated on BBC3
    2010 - Army of Ghosts repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Doctor's Daughter first screened on Space
    2011 - The Christmas InvasionDoctor Who Confidential Cutdown: 
    A Noble Return and Oods and Ends all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Watch; Evolution of the Daleks and A Christmas Carol both repeated on BBC America; and The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People both repeated on BBC3
    2012 - The Time Monster, Episode 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; 
    The Empty Child, The Doctor DancesBoom Town and Bad Wolf all 
    repeated on BBC America; Amy's Choice repeated on Watch; The Big 
    Bang repeated on MPTV; and The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who first 
    screened on BBC America
    2013 Robot, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Tooth and Claw and School Reunion both repeated on France 4; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on ABC2; Human Nature and The Family of Blood 
    both repeated on RAI4; A Christmas CarolThe Impossible Astronaut 
    and Day of the Moon all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Closing Time 
    repeated on Syfy (Netherlands) and Syfy (Spain); The Wedding of River Song repeated on Syfy (Spain); Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: River Runs Deep repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Weakest Link Doctor Who Special repeated on BBC Polska
    2014 The Sensorites, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Retro TV; Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Invisible Enemy, Part 1 repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, Human Nature, The Family of Blood and An Adventure in Space and Time all repeated on BBC America; Gridlock repeated on BBC America and YLE TV2; 42 repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Aus); Turn Left repeated on Watch; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; The Time of Angels repeated on RAI4; The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and TV3; The Big Bang repeated on TV3; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on KCPT2; 
    The Girl Who Waited repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The God Complex 
    repeated on BBC Entertainment South Africa and Syfy (Spain); The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on UKTV (Aus); A Town Called Mercy repeated on Karusel; Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord first screened on BBC America; Doctor Who Confidential: Alien 
    Abduction repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Doctor Who Confidential: Out of Time repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD

    Monday, 18 August 2014

    Doctor Who Vs. Waking The Dead, Series 9

    Series regulars Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, and Tara Fitzgerald all returned for the ninth, and final season of BBC One's award-winning crime drama, which first aired in the spring of 2011. 
    DS Peter Boyd and his Cold Case team were now joined by Superintendent Sarah Cavendish (Eva Birthistle), who was murdered in the finale by ACC Tony Nicholson (played by Paul McGann, pictured) in a bid to frame Boyd.
    The second story here is repeated on the Alibi channel tonight, and the complete ten-part run also featured twenty-nine other Doctor Who 
    cast and crew connections:

    Harbinger (TX: March 13 & 14)
    • Amelda Brown (Elsa) voiced Margaret for The Adventure Games: The Gunpowder Plot (2010)
    • Ian Hanmore (Geiger) was Father Angelo in Tooth and Claw
    • Sinead Michael (Nicola) and Elizabeth Rider (DCC Smith) both appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures - as Sky and Mistress Ellen respectively - series regular Rider also provided the ATMOS voice for The Sontaran Stratagem and was Linda in The Time of the Doctor
    • Graham Turner (Burke) was Amos in The Crimson Horror
    • for prolific Big Finish voice artist Susan Brown (Sue) see my recent blog for Silent Witness
    • film editor Crispin Green also edited Tooth and Claw, The Girl in the Fireplace, The Idiot's Lantern, Fear Her, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
    • make-up artist Waldo Mason was part of the SFX crew on Aliens of London
    • hair and make-up designer Vivien Riley began her TV career as make-up assistant on (part 1 of) The Masque of Mandragora
    • series property master Paul Smith also held that post on sixteen installments, from Asylum of the Daleks to The Time of the Doctor
    • SFX supervisor Graham Brown was a SFX assistant on Attack of the Cybermen
    • Tom Lucy was also the stunt co-ordinator on sixteen adventures, from Smith and Jones to The Next Doctor
    Care (TX: March 20 & 21)
    • Alice Krige (Karen) voiced Dr. Patricia Sawyer for Phantoms of the Deep (BF, 2013)
    • Anna Hope (Claire) was Novice Hame, a Cat Nun in Tardisode: New Earth, and Gridlock, and voiced DI Patricia Menzies for three Big Finish plays, The CondemnedThe Raincloud Man (both 2008), and The Crimes of Thomas Brewster (2011)
    • Teresa Banham (Penny) was the Governor of HMP Broadfell in The End of Time
    Solidarity (TX: March 27 & 28)
    • Adam Rayner (Kennedy) was Roger Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp
    • Elize du Toit (Bonnie) was Miss Dexter (aka. Sinister Woman) in 42 and The Sound of Drums
    Conviction (TX: April 3 & 4)
    • Don Warrington (Barclay) was the President of Great Britain in Rise of the Cybermen, and voiced Rassilon for Seasons of FaerThe Time of the DaleksNeverland (all 2002), Zagreus (2003), Caerdroia and The Next Life (both 2004) - all from Big Finish
    • Babatunde Aleshe (Karl) was Sean in The Lodger
    • Rod Arthur (Gerald) was Mr Parsons in School Reunion
    • Clive Wood (Carney here, and Clayton in Series 4) was the Roman Commander in The Pandorica Opens
    • Tom Goodman-Hill (Tristan) was Reverend Arnold Golightly in The Unicorn and the Wasp
    Waterloo (TX: April 10 &11)
    • George Rainsford (returned as Boyd's son, Luke) voiced Prince Kylo for The Burning Prince (BF, 2012)
    • Louis Mahoney (Grant) was a Newscaster in Frontier in Space, Ponti in Planet of Evil, and the elder Billy Shipton in Blink
    • Stephen Greif (Knight) voiced Kwundaar for Primeval (BF, 2001), Gurney for The Infinite Questand Ken Temple for the Counter Measures spin-off audio series
    • Greg Bennett (Constable) went uncredited as both a UNIT Soldier and Sycorax Warrior in The Christmas Invasion, and a Guest in The Lazarus Experiment
    • David Bradley (Barlow) provided the voice of Shansheeth Blue in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, played Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and led the cast of An Adventure in Space and Time as William Hartnell
    • Vineeta Risha (DI Khan) was Julia Swales for Smith and Jones, and voiced Dawon for The Emerald Tiger (BF, 2012)
    • series stunt double Curtis Rivers also doubled for John Barrowman (as Captain Jack) in UtopiaThe Sound of Drums and Torchwood

    Doctor Who On This Day #231

    1956 - Composer John Debney born in Glendale, California
    1977 - The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on BBC1
    1983 - The Visitation, Part 4 repeated on BBC1
    1990 The Web Planet, Episode 3: Escape to Danger repeated on BSB
    1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
    1994 Enlightenment, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
    1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
    1996 Enlightenment and The King's Demons Omnibuses both repeated on UK Gold
    1997 The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
    1998 - The Mind Robber, Episode 2 repeated on Space
    1999 - The Chase, Episode 1: The Executioners repeated on Space; and The War Games, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2000 - The Daemons, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2001 The Creature from the Pit, Part 1 first screened on Prairie PTV; and The Leisure Hive Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
    2002 The Sun Makers Omnibus repeated on MPT; and The Creature from the Pit Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
    2003 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
    2006 Doctor Who Confidential: One Year On repeated on BBC3
    2007 - Human Nature first screened on ABC1
    2008 Aliens of London repeated on UK Gold; and The Long Game 
    and Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side both repeated on BBC3
    2009 Fear Her and Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff 
    both repeated on BBC3; and Blink and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Do You Remember the First Time? both repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
    2010 -  Fear Her repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Poison Sky first screened on Space; and Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend both repeated on BBC3
    2011 - The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
    The Parting of the Ways repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on Watch; and Daleks in ManhattanThe Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang all repeated on BBC America
    2013 Frontier in Space, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; 
    Robot, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Boom TownBad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways all repeated on France 4; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on Watch; The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens 
    repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Almost People and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated on WTTW Prime; The God Complex repeated on MPTV; The Doctors Revisited: The First DoctorThe Second DoctorThe Third Doctor and The Fourth Doctor all first screened on UKTV; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Ship Ahoy! and The Born Identity both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and 
    Doctor Who Confidential: Death in Venice repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
    2014 The Daemons, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Horror; 
    Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of SteelThe Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor, The Second Doctor, The Third Doctor, The Fourth Doctor, The Fifth Doctor, The Sixth Doctor, The Seventh Doctor, The Eighth Doctor, The Ninth Doctor and The Tenth Doctor all repeated on BBC America; The Shakespeare Code repeated on YLE TV2; 
    Evolution of the Daleks and The Lazarus Experiment both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Midnight repeated on Watch; Victory of the Daleks repeated on RAI4; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on TV3; The Lodger repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and TV3; Night Terrors repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Girl Who Waited repeated on Syfy (Spain); 
    Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on Karusel; The Power of Three repeated on WSIU; The Name of the Doctor repeated on Ztélé; Deep Breath screened at the Vivo Rio Auditorium, Rio De Janeiro for the Brazilian leg of the Doctor Who World TourDoctor Who Confidential: Extra Time repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Doctor Who Confidential: Alien Abduction repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD

    Sunday, 17 August 2014

    Doctor Who Vs. Inspector Morse, Series 5

    The BAFTA winning fifth season of this classic crime drama series was first screened on ITV in the winter of 1991. John Thaw, Kevin Whately, and James Grout again portrayed the Oxford-based detectives, Morse and Lewis, and their boss Superintendent Strange.
    Part one was repeated on ITV3 today, 
    and starred Christopher Eccleston 
    (pictured as Terrence Mitchel) in only his third television appearance. The complete run featured another twenty-one Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

    Second Time Around (TX: February 20)
    • Jenny Laird (Mrs Keelan) played Neska in Planet of the Spiders
    • Kenneth Colley (DCI Dawson) voiced Cristophe Zarodnix for both Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius (Big Finish, 2008)
    • Maurice Bush (Hillian) was an Ogron in Day of the Daleks
    • Ann Bell (Catherine) voiced Sylvia O'Donnell for A Thousand Tiny Wings (BF, 2010)
    • Sam Kelly (Majors) voiced Eugene Tacitus for The Holy Terror (BF, 2000), and Acheron in Return to the Web Planet (BF, 2007)
    • Pamela Stirling (French woman) was a Louvre Guide in City of Death
    • Simon Coady (Preacher) provided the Video Commentary for Paradise Towers
    • cinematographer Paul Wheeler was a film cameraman on The Awakening
    • focus puller Bob Shipsey was a camera operator on The Doctor's Wife and Night Terrors
    Fat Chance (TX: February 27)
    • Maurice Denham (Mandeville) played Edgeworth, aka. Azmael in The Twin Dilemma
    • Zoé Wanamaker (Emma) was Lady Cassandra in The End of the World and New Earth
    • Peggy Mount (Nun) was the Stallslady in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
    • Maggie O'Neill (Hilary) voiced Captain Lysandra Aristedes in five Big Finish plays - Project: Destiny (2010), Protect and ServeBlack and WhiteProject: Nirvana, and Gods and Monsters (all 2012)
    Who Killed Harry Field? (TX: March 13)
    • Philip Locke (Mortimer) was both Bigon and the voice of Control in Four to Doomsday
    • Ronald Pickup (Matthews) was a Physician in The Reign of Terror, and voiced Kestorian for Time Works (BF, 2006), and Elder Bones for Spaceport Fear (BF, 2013)
    • Dicken Ashworth (Drummond) was Sezon in Timelash
    Greeks Bearing Gifts (TX: March 20)
    • Eileen Way (Mrs Papas) was Old Mother (the first character to die in the programme) in 100,000 BC, and Karela in The Creature from the Pit
    • Martin Jarvis (Rees) had three 'classic' TV roles - Hilio in The Web PlanetButler for Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and the Governor in Vengeance on Varos, and starred opposite Colin Baker again in Jubilee, when he voiced Nigel Rochester (BF, 2003) 
    • Eve Polycarpou (Maria) voiced Qel for Singularity (BF, 2005)
    Promised Land (TX: March 27)
    • Philip Anthony (Editor) and Kevin Leslie (Barman) both appeared in The Daleks' Master Plan - the former was Roald in The Nightmare Begins episode, the latter was an Egyptian Warrior in Golden Death - Leslie also had an uncredited part as a Lynch Mob Member in The Gunfighters