Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #17


1943 - Composer Malcolm Clarke born in Britain
1966 - Marco Polo, Episode 4: The Wall of LiesPlanet of Giants, Episode 3:
Crisis and The Reign of Terror, Episode 6: Prisoners of Conciergerie repeated
and The Romans, Episode 1: The Slave Traders first screened, all on ABC
1967 - The Massacre, Episode 2: The Sea BeggarThe Ark, Episode 2: The PlagueThe Celestial Toymaker, Episode 1: The Celestial Toyroom and The 
Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor all repeated on ABC
1970 - Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 first screened on BBC1
1972 - The Invasion, Episode 1, The Seeds of Death, Episodes 2 and 6 and 
The Space Pirates, Episode 2 all repeated on ABC
1973 The Seeds of Death, Episode 4 and The War Games, Episode 4 both 
repeated on ABC
1975 Frontier in Space, Episode 4 and Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 1, 2 
and 5 all repeated on ABC
1976 - The Brain of Morbius, Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1981 - Warriors' Gate, Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1984 - Time Flight, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 The Time Monster, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on TV2 (NZ);
and The Sun Makers, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Web Planet, Episode 2: The Zarbi repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Time Meddler Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 - The Claws of Axos, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Castrovalva, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and Terror of the Vervoids,
Part 11 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1991 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Time Meddler, Episode 3: A Battle of Wits repeated on BBC2; and
Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The War Machines Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; Warriors of the Deep
Part 2 repeated on ABC; and Resurrection of the Daleks Omnibus repeated 
on KQED Plus
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Curse 
of Fenric, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Invasion of Time, Part 6 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Mind of Evil, Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Ark, Episode 1: The Steel Sky repeated on Space; and Warriors' 
Gate and The Keeper of Traken Omnibuses both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Space Museum, Episode 4: The Final Phase repeated on Space;
The Ambassadors of Death, Episodes 2 and 3 repeated on WCET and Episode 7 repeated on NHPTV; Inferno, Episode 1 repeated on NHPTV; The Green Death, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on LPB and Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Planet of the Spiders Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Revenge of 
the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America; Terror of the Zygons, Part 2 repeated on WQED; Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MPBN;
The Stones of Blood Omnibus repeated on KSPS; Time Flight, Part 4 repeated on WUSF; and Battlefield, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC
2000 - 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear repeated on UKTV (Aus); 
The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and The Five 
Doctors repeated on KQED Plus
2001 The Green Death, Episode 5 repeated on Prime; Robot, Parts 1 and 2
 both repeated on BBC America; and Planet of Evil, Part 1 repeated on UKTV 
(Aus)
2004 Delta and the Bannermen Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 The Hand of Fear, Part 1 repeated on ABC
2006 - Delta and the Bannermen, Part 3 and Dragonfire, Part 1 both repeated
on ABC
2009 The Awakening, Part 2, Frontios and Planet of Fire Omnibuses and 
The Caves of Androzani, Part 1 all repeated on MTV3 SciFi; and The Unquiet 
Dead and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: TARDIS Tales both repeated on 
UKTV (Aus)
2010 The Shakespeare Code repeated and Doctor Who Confidential: Stage Fright first screened, both on WXXI
2011 Voyage of the Damned repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 Bad Wolf repeated on ABC2; Rise of the Cybermen repeated on Watch;
The Hungry Earth and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Blinded by the Light 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Cold Blood repeated on BBC America
2013 Bad Wolf repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on
Watch; Gridlock repeated on BBC America; and Lucie Miller first broadcast and
Prisoner of the Sun repeated, both on Radio 4 Extra
2014 Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 and Time Flight, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on
Syfy (Aus); The Satan Pit repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Human Nature and Planet of the Ood both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Midnight repeated
on Watch; The Beast Below and Doctor Who Confidential: All About the Girl both 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Cold Blood repeated on BBC America; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC3 and Ztélé; and The Power of Three repeated on BBC3
2015 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episodes 6 and 7 and Inferno, Episodes 1
and 2 all repeated and The Hand of FearParts 3 and 4 both first screened, all 
on Retro TV; Snakedance Omnibus repeated on Horror; Father's Day and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Time Trouble both repeated on UNC-MX; Tooth and Claw, 
School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of 
Steel all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Daleks in Manhattan repeated on UKTV (NZ);
Blink, Partners in Crime, The Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the Ood, Victory of the DaleksThe Wedding of River Song and Nightmare in Silver all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on Space; The Doctor, 
the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Snowmen both repeated on BBC
Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Angels Take Manhattan 
repeated on OETA; The Bells of Saint John repeated on KCPT2; Cold War repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and UKTV (Aus); Hide repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Time of the Doctor first screened on Jeem TV (Middle
East); An Adventure in Space and Time repeated on RAI4; and Doctor Who Confidential: What Dreams May Come repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2016 The Daleks, Episodes 5 and 6 and The Armageddon Factor, Parts 1 and 2 
all repeated on Retro TV; Planet of Evil, Part 2 repeated on KRWG; The Masque 
of Mandragora, Part 1 repeated on KPTS; Underworld, Part 3, The Impossible Astronaut and A Good Man Goes to War all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Two 
Doctors, Parts 5 and 6 (of 6) both repeated on KBTC; Tooth and Claw repeated 
on France 4; The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit both repeated on EBRU;
 Midnight and Doctor Who Confidential: Look Who's Talking both repeated on 
UNC-TV; The Next Doctor repeated on Watch; The Power of Three repeated on 
Iowa PTV; HideThe Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion all repeated on
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Time of the Doctor repeated on WPT; Deep 
Breath repeated on KERA and FX (India); Into the Dalek repeated on KCPT and 
FX; Robot of Sherwood repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Watch and FX;
Listen repeated on Watch, WILL and WXXI; The Caretaker repeated on OETA; 
 In the Forest of the Night repeated on MPTV; Dark Water repeated on WVPB;
Last Christmas repeated on BBC First (Benelux); and Sleep No More and Face
the Raven both repeated on Fox (Germany)

2017 - The Aztecs, Episode 1: The Temple of Evil repeated on The Zone;
The Armageddon Factor, Parts 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; The 
Lazarus Experiment and Flesh and Stone both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
Human NatureThe Family of BloodBlink, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and 
Last of the Time Lords all repeated on BBC America; The Hungry Earth 
repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's 
Wife both repeated on France 4; Death in Heaven and Under the Lake both
 repeated on Syfy (Brazil); and The Witch's Familiar repeated on One ARD

Doctor Who: The Smugglers Review


SYNOPSIS

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and his resourceful new companions, Ben Jackson 
and Polly [Wright] (competently portrayed by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills),
to the Cornish coast of the late seventeenth century. Here, pirates led by Captain Pike (Michael Godfrey) are searching for Henry Avery's legendary treasure, while 
the local Squire Edwards (Paul Whitsun-Jones) and Jacob Kewper (David Blake 
Kelly) the inn-keeper operate a smuggling ring.
Longfoot (Terence de Marney), the church-warden, passes on a cryptic rhyme to 
the Doctor, and is then killed by Pike's henchman, Cherub (George A Cooper).
The Doctor is kidnapped by Pike's men, then Ben and Polly are arrested for 
Longfoot's murder. Having escaped, the three travellers are reunited at the 
church crypt, where Pike forces the Doctor to reveal the treasure's location by 
solving Longfoot's riddle. The time travellers sneak away when Revenue officer 
Blake (John Ringham) and his militia arrive to confront the pirates.


BACKGROUND

Although The Smugglers has scant real plot and presents rather hackneyed stereotypes, it is pure romp, and well worth a listen. William Hartnell is still 
on top form here. Despite nearing the end of this incarnation, the Doctor is by 
no means on his last legs, and he feels a "moral obligation" to act and thus 
prevent the deaths of the villagers. Jonathan Morris described the adventure 
as "exceptionally bloodthirsty" in the Missing Episodes First Doctor Special 
from DWM (2013)
  • Season four opener The Smugglers was transmitted from September 10th to October 1st 1966
  • It was the final historical story of the First Doctor's era, and was Hartnell's penultimate appearance in the lead (it was during production of this story that Hartnell decided to relinquish the title role)
  • Director Julia Smith (who went on to co-create and write EastEnders) assembled an excellent cast, and in 1987 she recalled Hartnell's formidable temperament and worsening health for DWM: "I remember asking [him] to cross the TARDIS [set to] press a particular button and he went raving mad"
  • It achieved the lowest-ever viewing figures for the series (averaging 4.5 million per instalment) up to The Trial of a Time Lord (1986), and proved the death-knell of the purely historical stories (The Highlanders, just two months away, was the last true visit to the past until Black Orchid in 1982)
  • It was filmed almost entirely on location, actually in it's Cornish setting
  • Hartnell remained in London for the week-long location shoot - his body double was Gordon Craig
  • It features the show's first speaking role for a black actor - Elroy Josephs as Jamaica
  • This is the only televised story devoid of any incidental music
  • All four episodes are now missing from the BBC archives, although all telesnaps exist (and are available as a BBC photonovel) - ironically, the only surviving clips are those excised by Australian censors, deemed unsuitable, and can be seen on the Lost in Time DVD
  • This 2002 CD release has linking narration from Anneke Wills (and was reissued in 2011)
  • Brian Hayles' second script for the programme had it's roots in the literary classics Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, 1883), Jamaica Inn (Daphne du Maurier, 1936), Moonfleet (J. Meade Falkner, 1898), and the Doctor Syn books (Russell Thorndike, 1915-44) - his original brief, The Nazis was abandoned
  • The pirates seen here are in pursuit of Captain Avery's fabled loot, and this sub-plot was revisited by the programme forty-five years later when The Curse of the Black Spot (2011) resolved the real-life disappearance of Avery (Hugh Bonneville) - the later adventure was also filmed in Cornwall
  • The serial was placed at 159th in the DWM Mighty 200 Poll (Issue 413, September 2009), and an archive feature for the adventure was printed in DWM #321

Monday, 16 January 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #16


1965 - The Romans, Episode 1: The Slave Traders first screened on BBC1
1967 - The Massacre, Episode 1: War of GodThe Ark, Episodes 1 and 4 and
The Celestial Toymaker, Episode 4: The Final Test all repeated and The 
Gunfighters, Episode 4: The OK Corral first screened, all on ABC
1970 - The Abominable Snowmen, Episode 4, The Enemy of the World, Episode 
4, The Web of FearEpisodes 2 and 5 and Fury from the Deep, Episode 4 all 
repeated on ABC
1971 - Terror of the Autons, Episode 3 first screened on BBC1
1972 - The Invasion, Episode 7 repeated on ABC
1973 The Seeds of Death, Episode 3 and The War Games, Episode 3 both 
repeated on ABC
1975 Frontier in Space, Episodes 3 and 6 and Planet of the Daleks, Episodes
and 4 all repeated on ABC
1982 - The Android Invasion, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1986 The Sun Makers, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and Timelash, Part 
2 (of 4) first screened on ABC
1987 The Web Planet, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Horror of Fang RockPart 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Power 
of Kroll Omnibus repeated on ABC
1990 Logopolis, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and Terror of the Vervoids
Part 10 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1991 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Black Orchid Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1994 The Green Death, Episode 3 repeated on BBC2; Destiny of the Daleks 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 repeated on 
ABC
1995 Ghost Light, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Invasion of Time, Part 5 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Mind of Evil, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Ark, Episode 1: The Steel Sky first screened on Space; and The 
Keeper of Traken, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The War Machines Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Claws of Axos,
Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Green Death, Episodes 2 and 
3 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Ark in Space, Part 3 first screened on
Prairie PTV; Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC
America; The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sun 
Makers, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Prime; and The Two Doctors 
Omnibus repeated on WUFT
2000 The War Machines, Episode 4 repeated on Space; Death to the Daleks,
Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; The Monster of Peladon, Parts 5 and 6
both repeated on NHPTV; Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Robot, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The Sontaran Experiment Omnibus repeated on KRWG; Planet of Evil Omnibus repeated on KNME; The Brain of 
Morbius, Part 1 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Seeds of Doom, Part 5 repeated 
on Lakeshore PTV; The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on Colorado PTV; The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on WQED; The Sun Makers Omnibus
 repeated on MPT; The Invasion of Time, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND;
Nightmare of Eden, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime; The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Twin Dilemma, Part 2 repeated on WUSF; and The 
Ultimate Foe Omnibus repeated on KSPS
2001 Terror of the Zygons, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America; and Terror of the 
Zygons, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Masque of MandragoraPart 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and
Timelash, Part 3 (of 4) repeated on BBC Prime
2003 - RobotParts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and The Paradise
of Death, Episode 4 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2004 The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2005 Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Logopolis, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The Visitation, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Iowa 
PTV; Terminus, Part 2 repeated on WILL; and Survival, Parts 2 and 3 both 
repeated on MiND
2006 - Delta and the Bannermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC
2007 The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on France 4; and Rise of the Cybermen
first screened on NHK BS2 and repeated on France 4
2008 The Lazarus Experiment and 42 both first screened on France 4; and
The Sound of Drums and Doctor Who Confidential: The Saxon Mystery both 
repeated on BBC3
2009 Planet of Fire, Part 4 and The Caves of Androzani, Part 1 both first
screened on MTV3 SciFi; and The Doctor's Daughter and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Sins of the Fathers both repeated on BBC3
2010 - Rose repeated on Syfy (Russia); The Fires of Pompeii repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Planet of the Ood and The Sontaran Stratagem both repeated on 
Syfy (Spain) and Syfy (Benelux)
2011 The Girl in the Fireplace and Doomsday both repeated on AXN (Pol);
The Silence in the Library repeated on MPTV; The Waters of Mars repeated on
WXXI; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on Syfy (Spain); and The Eleventh Hour repeated on ABC1
2012 The Mysterious Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; 
Boom Town repeated on ABC2; The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on Watch;
and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Eyes Wide Open repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 Boom Town repeated on UKTV (NZ); School Reunion repeated on Watch;
The Shakespeare Code repeated on BBC America; Flesh and Stone and The 
Vampires of Venice both repeated on Fox (Germany); The Wedding of River Song 
repeated on WTTW Prime; Prisoner of the Sun first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
and Radio 7; Relative Dimensions repeated on Radio 4 Extra; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Stage Fright repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 and Time Flight, Parts 1 and 2 all
repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Planet repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America; 42 and The Fires of Pompeii both repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
Forest of the Dead repeated on Watch; Flesh and Stone repeated on UKTV (Aus);
The Hungry Earth repeated on BBC America; The Power of Three repeated on BBC Brazil HD; The Bells of Saint John repeated on WTTW Prime; and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS first screened on Syfy (Spain)
2015 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 6 and The Green Death, Episode 1 both
repeated on Horror; The Hand of FearParts 1 and 2 both first screened on Retro 
TV; The Empty Child, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, 
Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks both repeated on BBC America; Journey's End and The End of Time, Part 1 both repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Rebel Flesh 
repeated on Watch; The Girl Who WaitedThe God Complex, Doctor Who 
Confidential: What Dreams May Come and Heartbreak Hotel all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Wedding of River Song repeated on KLRU;
The Snowmen repeated on KCPT2; Cold War repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Nightmare in Silver repeated on WTTW Prime; The Time of the Doctor
first screened on KBS2; Deep Breath repeated and Earth Conquest first screened, both on BBC3; and Robot of Sherwood first screened on Karusel
2016 - 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear repeated on KMOS; Carnival 
of Monsters, Episodes 3 and 4, Forest of the Dead and Doctor Who Confidential: 
River Runs Deep all repeated on UNC-MX; Image of the Fendahl, Parts 3 and 4 and The Power of Kroll, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on Retro TV; School Reunion
Last Christmas, Before the Flood and The Girl Who Died all repeated on France 4;
The Beast Below repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); A Good Man Goes to War, 
Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited all repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska
HD and UKTV (Aus); The Snowmen, Cold War, Hide and Journey to the Centre of 
the TARDIS all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Bells of Saint 
John repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and UKTV (Aus); The Rings of Akhaten repeated on BBC First (RSA), BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and UKTV (Aus); Deep Breath repeated on WGVU and FX (India); Into the Dalek repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe and Middle East and FX; Robot of Sherwood repeated
on BBC Entertainment Europe and Middle East, Watch and FX; Listen repeated on Watch; The Caretaker repeated on OETA and France 4; The Magician's Apprentice 
and The Witch's Familiar both repeated on RAI4; and The Woman Who Lived first screened on France 4 and repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2017 The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 repeated on The Zone; Timelash Omnibus repeated on WETA-UK; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Aus);
Human Nature, The Family of Blood and Blink all repeated on BBC America;
Amy's ChoiceDoctor Who Extra: Flatline and Dark Water all repeated on BBC 
Polska HD; The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon both repeated on 
France 4; A Good Man Goes to War first screened on TLC TV; Under the Lake 
repeated on Syfy (Brazil); and Class, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on 
BBC1

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock, Series 4

Exactly a year on from The Abominable Bride, and three years since the last full season, Sherlock returned to BBC One this month. For the second year in a row, the show was the most watched TV programme over the festive period.
The three serials featured a total of twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Six Thatchers 
(UK TX: New Years Day 2017)
  • Rachel Talalay also directed Dark Water, Death in Heaven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent
  • Eleanor Matsuura (DI Hopkins) was Jo Nakashima in The Sontaran Stratagem, and voiced Dana Tanaka for Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
  • Big Finish actor Andrew Bone (Sandeford) voiced Pan Vexel and Nebrin for Domain of the Voord, the Vice Chancellor for The Rani Elite (both 2014), and Alfred Woodrow for The English Way of Death (2015)
  • Amanda Root (Emma) voiced Madeleine Fairweather for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007)
  • Gabrielle Glaister (Ambassador) voiced Maggie Bishop for The Early Adventures: The Forsaken (BF, 2015)
  • Sacha Dhawan (Ajay) depicted Waris Hussein in An Adventure in Space and Time, then voiced Jaldam for Dark Eyes 3: The Reviled (2014), and Joel Finch for Fallen Angels (2016)
  • Daniel Hoffmann Gill (Gold Teeth Man) was Bors in The Doctor's Meditation and The Magician's Apprentice
  • series production designer Arwel Jones worked on forty-two instalments of the revived series (from The Runaway Bride to Cold Blood), Time CrashAttack of the Graske, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • William Oswald was also the film editor on twenty-nine instalments (from 42 to The Eaters of Light), The Sarah Jane AdventuresTorchwood and Tardisode: Tooth and Claw
  • Stuart Biddlecombe was the director of photography on Dark Water and Death in Heaven, and was also the cinematographer on Heaven Sent and Hell Bent
  • Anwen Haf was stand-by art director on Face the Raven too
  • graphic designer Richard Wells was an assistant on Turn Left, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood
  • Gerry Glynn was also a SFX technician on eight stories (from Kill the Moon to The Return of Doctor Mysterio) and Class
  • William Phillips was the matchmove artist on the latest Christmas special too
  • Anthony Wonsoff was also a digital matte painter on Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and Class
  • sound mixer John Mooney was a sound assistant on Remembrance of the Daleks, (part 3 of) Silver NemesisThe Greatest Show in the GalaxyBattlefield and Ghost Light
The Lying Detective (UK TX: January 8)
  • Nick Hurran also directed The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Asylum of the Daleks, The Angels Take Manhattan and The Day of the Doctor
  • Toby Jones (Culverton Smith) was the Dream Lord in Amy's Choice, and voiced renegade Time Lord Kotris for Dark Eyes (BF, 2012)
  • Lee Kemp (Agent) was a Reporter in the recent Christmas special
  • Dave Kneath was also a SFX technician on nine episodes (from Into the Dalek to The Husbands of River Song) and Class
  • Jade Poole was also SFX assistant co-ordinator on seventeen stories (from In the Forest of the Night to Series 10)
Sherlock Live (@BBCOne: January 10)
The Final Problem (UK TX: January 15)
  • Art Malik (Sherrinford Governor) voiced Abbot Absolute for The Skull of Sobek (2008)
  • Rob Pavey was also a stuntman on five episodes (from Deep Breath to The Witch's Familiar)

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #15


1936 - Actor Richard Kimber Franklin born in Marylebone, London
1965 - 100,000 BC, Episode 1: An Unearthly Child repeated on ABC; and
The Daleks, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1966 - The Daleks' Master Plan, Episode 10: Escape Switch first screened on
BBC1
1970 The Abominable SnowmenEpisode 3, The Enemy of the World, Episode
 3, The Web of FearEpisodes 1 and 4 and Fury from the Deep, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC 
1971 - The Wheel in SpaceEpisode 6 and The Mind Robber, Episode 3 both 
repeated on ABC
1972 - Day of the Daleks, Episode 3 first screened on BBC1
1973 - The Seeds of Death, Episode 2 and The War Games, Episode 2 both
repeated on ABC
1975 Frontier in Space, Episodes 2, 5 and 6 and Planet of the Daleks, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC
1977 - The Face of Evil, Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1982 - Planet of Evil, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - The Stones of Blood, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 The Sun Makers, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and Timelash, Part
1 (of 4) first screened on ABC
1987 The Romans, Episode 4: Inferno repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Horror of Fang RockPart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Terror of the Vervoids, Part 9 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1991 The Seeds of Doom, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Dominators, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Genesis of the 
Daleks, Part 2 repeated on BBC2
1994 Revenge of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 Timelash Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Daleks: Invasion Earth 
2150 AD repeated on Channel 4
1996 Revelation of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 The Mind of Evil, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Doctor Who 
TV Movie repeated on ABC
1998 The Time Meddler, Episode 4: Checkmate first screened on Space; and
 The Keeper of Traken, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Aztecs Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Time Meddler, Episode
4: Checkmate repeated on Space; and The Keeper of Traken, Part 1 repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The War Machines, Episode 3 repeated on Space; The War Games,
Episodes 6 to 10 all repeated on UK Gold; The Monster of Peladon, Episodes 4
 to 6 all repeated on Iowa PTV; The Seeds of Doom, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated
on BBC America and Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Deadly Assassin, Part 4 first screened on Prairie PTV; and Nightmare of Eden, Part 1
repeated on BBC Prime
2001 The Daleks Omnibus repeated on KQED PlusThe Green Death, Episode
3 repeated on Prime; Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated
on BBC America; and Terror of the Zygons, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Masque of MandragoraPart 1 repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2003 - MeglosPart 3 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and The Paradise of Death, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2004 The Ark, Episode 3: The Return repeated on ABCand The Brain 
of Morbius, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2005 Revenge of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 Vengeance on Varos Omnibus and The Doctor Dances both repeated
on UK Gold
2007 - The Unquiet Dead repeated on People+ Arts (Spain); and World War 
Three repeated on Prime
2008 - The Age of Steel repeated on NHK BS3; and Love & Monsters repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2009 Planet of Fire, Parts 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi; and The 
Poison Sky and Doctor Who Confidential: Sontar-Ha! both repeated on BBC3
2010 - Rose repeated on Syfy (Russia); The Christmas Invasion repeated on
BBC3; and Human Nature repeated on Prime
2011 - School Reunion and Army of Ghosts both repeated on AXN (Pol);
The Runaway Bride and The Waters of Mars both repeated on Syfy (Benelux);
Journey's End repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Vampires of Venice repeated
on Syfy (Spain)
2012 The Silurians, Episode 7 and The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 both repeated on KBTC; Timelash, Parts 2 and 3 (of 4), Revelation of the Daleks 
Omnibus and The Mysterious Planet, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on MTV3 SciFi; 
Voyage of the Damned repeated on BBC America; Amy's Choice repeated on
MPTV and Fox (FRG); The Hungry Earth repeated on Fox; The Almost People 
first screened on KBS2; Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend repeated
on MPTV; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: A Brush With Genius repeated
 on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Doctor Dances repeated on UKTV (NZ); New Earth repeated on Watch; Smith and Jones repeated on BBC America; and The Resurrection of Mars repeated and Relative Dimensions first broadcast, both on Radio 4 Extra
2014 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 and Earthshock, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways both repeated on
 TV3 (Spain); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America;
GridlockDaleks in ManhattanEvolution of the Daleks and Amy's Choice all
repeated on BBC America; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on BBC America
and Syfy (Portugal); Partners in Crime repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Silence in
 the Library repeated on Watch; The Time of Angels repeated on UKTV (Aus);
and A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD
2015 - Costume designer Alan Hunter died in Wrexham, aged 75; Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Horror; The Masque of Mandragora
Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on Retro TV; The Deadly Assassin, Part 2
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Father's Day repeated on Syfy (Aus) and UNC-MX; The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock both repeated on BBC America; The Doctor's Wife repeated on Watch; The Girl Who Waited and Doctor Who Confidential: 
What Dreams May Come both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific;
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Angels Take Manhattan
 repeated on KCPT2; Nightmare in Silver repeated on WTTW Prime; and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Time Trouble repeated on UNC-MX
2016 Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on UNC-MX; 
Image of the Fendahl, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; Logopolis,
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit all repeated on EBRU; The Impossible Astronaut, 
A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The God Complex repeated on Syfy (Aus)
and TV Cultura; Hide repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Into the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood both repeated on FX (India); Mummy on the 
Orient Express repeated on KUAC; The Witch's Familiar first screened on RAI4; and Face the Raven and Heaven Sent both repeated on BBC America
2017 - 100,000 BC Omnibus and The Edge of Destruction, Episode 1 both 
repeated on The Zone; The Sensorites, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on 
Retro TV; The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on 
KBTC; The Time Warrior Omnibus repeated on MPTV; Revenge of the Cybermen
Part 2 repeated on KRWG; The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 to 4 all repeated on 
WFWA; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Parts 4 to 6 all repeated on WXXI; Horror 
of Fang Rock, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KPTS; The Invisible Enemy 
Omnibus repeated on WILL; Underworld Omnibus repeated on Iowa PTV; 
The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on KERA; The Creature from the Pit 
Omnibus repeated on WFWA; Nightmare of Eden Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; The Leisure Hive Omnibus repeated on WSRE; The Keeper of Traken 
Omnibus repeated on WYCC; Daleks in Manhattan and The Time of Angels both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Partners in Crime and The Fires of Pompeii both repeated on Watch; The Vampires of Venice and Behind the Lens: The 
Time of the Doctor both repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Rings of Akhaten 
and Cold War both repeated on Fox (FRG); and The Magician's Apprentice
 and The Witch's Familiar both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe