Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #207

1964 - The Sensorites, Episode 5: Kidnap first screened on BBC1
1968 The Faceless Ones, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1971 - The War Games, Episodes 6, 9 and 10 repeated and Spearhead from 
Space, Episode 2 repeated, and Episode 3 first screened, all on ABC
1978 - Death to the Daleks, Part 3 and The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 4 all 
repeated on ABC
1979 - The Monster of Peladon, Parts 3, 4 and 6 all repeated on ABC
1980 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on WTTW 11
1981 - The Invisible Enemy, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Face of Evil Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The Time Monster, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; and
Earthshock, Part 2 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1984 - The Androids of TaraPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus 
1985 Frontier in Space, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and Slipback,
Episodes 1 and 2 both first broadcast on Radio 4
1986 - EnlightenmentPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Time Monster, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on ABC
1988 The Brain of Morbius, Part 1 repeated on Super Channel (UK)
1989 - The Seeds of Doom, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Talons 
of Weng-Chiang, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1990 The Armageddon Factor, Part 1 repeated on ABC; and The Happiness 
Patrol, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 Four to Doomsday, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 4, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part
6 and The Invasion of Time Omnibus all repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Green Death, Episodes 5 and 6 and The Monster of Peladon
Episodes 1 and 2 all repeated on UK Gold; and The Ark in Space, Part 1 
repeated on ABC
1994 Arc of Infinity, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and Silver Nemesis
Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 The Green Death, Episode 5 repeated on UK Gold 
1997 The Brain of Morbius, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold; and The Masque 
of Mandragora, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Sensorites Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Gunfighters
Episode 2: Don't Shoot the Pianist repeated on Space; The Dominators
Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on NHPTV; The Seeds of Death, Episodes 4 
and 5 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Sea Devils, Episodes 5 and 6 both 
repeated on Colorado PTV; The Face of Evil, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on 
BBC Prime; The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on WUFT; and The 
Greatest Show in the Galaxy Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)

1999 - An Unearthly Child Pilot, Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 4, Doctor 
Who TV Movie30 Years in the TARDIS and Bigger Inside Than Out all repeated
on BBC Choice; Planet of Giants, Episode 2: Dangerous Journey repeated on Space; The Silurians, Episode 6 repeated on WQED; Colony in Space, Episodes
3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; The Sea Devils, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated
on WCET; The Time Monster, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on NHPTV; Genesis 
of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on BBC Choice, Part 2 repeated on Twin Cities PTV
and Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Revenge of the Cybermen,
Part 3 repeated on Lakeshore PTV; Pyramids of Mars Omnibus repeated on KRWG; The Seeds of Doom, Part 2 repeated on WQED and Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; The Hand of Fear Omnibus repeated on KNME; The Face of 
Evil, Part 2 repeated on MPBN; The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on KSPS; and The Five Doctors, Part 4
(of 4) repeated on WUSF
2000 The Chase, Episode 6: The Planet of Decision first screened on Prime;
Terror of the Autons, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Seeds of 
Doom, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America
2001 State of Decay, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Power of Kroll, Part 3 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); and
The Curse of FenricPart 1 repeated on BBC Prime
2003 Genesis of the DaleksPart 5 repeated on Tele 5; and The Ribos 
OperationParts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2004 Inferno, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Seeds of Doom
Part 3 repeated on NHPTV; The Horns of NimonParts 1 and 2 both repeated 
on Iowa PTV; Castrovalva Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Black Orchid, Part 1 
repeated on WILL; Enlightenment, Part 3 repeated on KUED; and Mindwarp
Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on MiND
2005 Warriors' Gate, Part 3 repeated on ABC
2006 World War Three first screened on DR1
2007 - Utopia and Doctor Who Confidential: 'Ello 'Ello 'Ello both repeated 
on BBC3
2008 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 4 and 5 both first screeneon
 MTV3 SciFi; and Father's Day repeated on UK Gold
2009 Father's Day repeated on BBC3; Army of Ghosts and Doctor Who 
Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood both repeated on UNC-MX; and The 
Lazarus Experiment and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Monsters Inc. 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2010 - DalekThe Shakespeare Code and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: 
Stage Fright all repeated on UKTV (Aus); Voyage of the Damned first screened
on Space; The Big Bang first screened on Space and Prime; and Turn Left and
Doctor Who Confidential: Here Come the Girls both first screened on WXXI
2011 - The Two Doctors, Parts 3 and 4 (of 6) both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; 
and The Lodger and Doctor Who Confidential: Extra Time both repeated 
on BBC3
2012 Timelash, Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rose 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Unquiet Dead repeated on Watch; The Sound 
of Drums first screened on YLE TV2 and repeated on BBC America; The End 
of Time, Part 2 repeated on ABC2; and Amy's Choice and The Hungry Earth 
both repeated on BBC America
2013 Tooth and Claw repeated on ABC2; The Age of Steel repeated on RAI4;
 Gridlock repeated on Watch; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Latin America; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
The Hungry Earth repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); The Lodger repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Curse of the Black SpotDoctor Who Confidential: Ship Ahoy! and 
The Doctor's Wife all repeated on WTTW Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: Space Craft and Sontar-Ha! both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Caves of Androzani, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; Dalek 
and The Long Game both repeated on UKTV (NZ); Tooth and Claw repeated
on YLE TV2; School ReunionThe Girl in the FireplaceLast of the Time Lords
Partners in CrimeThe Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the Ood and The Doctor's Wife all repeated on Syfy (Aus); 42 repeated on Watch; The Sontaran 
Stratagem and The Poison Sky both repeated on RAI4; Midnight, Turn Left 
and The Stolen Earth all repeated on BBC America; The Time of Angels 
repeated on KCPT2; Flesh and StoneThe Vampires of Venice and Amy's Choice all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Hungry Earth repeated on KLRU;
The Wedding of River Song repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;
The Snowmen and The Bells of Saint John both repeated on Syfy (Spain);
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East);
Best of Doctor Who repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; and
12 Again: Doctor Who Special repeated on CBBC
2015 The Keys of Marinus, Episode 3 to 5 and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 
3 to 6 all repeated on Retro TV; InfernoEpisodes 5 to 7, The Shakespeare 
Code and Doctor Who Confidential: Stage Fright all repeated on UNC-MX; 
Attack of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on Horror; The Parting of the 
Ways, The Christmas Invasion and New Earth repeated on UKTV (Aus);
Army of Ghosts repeated on Disney XD (US); The Poison Sky, The Doctor's 
Daughter, The Unicorn and the WaspSilence in the Library and Forest of the Dead all repeated on FX (India); Amy's Choice, The Hungry EarthCold Blood 
and Vincent and the Doctor all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut repeated on UKTV (NZ); Day of the Moon and The Curse of the 
Black Spot both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle
East; A Good Man Goes to WarThe Wedding of River Song and Dinosaurs on
 a Spaceship all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Jeem TV (Middle East); 
The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on OETA; Nightmare in Silver repeated
on WGVU; and Doctor Who Confidential: When Time Froze repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2016 InfernoEpisodes 1 and 2 both repeated on WETA-UK; Rose repeated 
on The Zone (NZ); Fear Her and The Snowmen both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Eleventh Hour repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Christmas
 Carol and Asylum of the Daleks both repeated on DR3; The Almost People and 
The Rebel Flesh both repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Name of the Doctor 
repeated on TV Cultura; Death in Heaven repeated on Space; and The Witch's Familiar repeated on ABC2

2017 - The Mind Robber, Episode 5 repeated on Jones! too (NZ); The 
Ambassadors of Death, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; Daleks
in Manhattan all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Blink and Utopia both repeated on
One ARD; The Sound of Drums repeated on BBC America and One ARD; Last
of the Time Lords, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii and Planet of the 
Ood all repeated on BBC America; Closing Time and The Wedding of River Song both repeated on Syfy (Brazil); The Angels Take Manhattan and The 
Snowmen both repeated on RAI4; Sleep No More and Behind the Lens: The 
Time of the Doctor both repeated on BBC Polska HD; and Oxygen and Extremis 
all repeated on Syfy (Latin America)

Doctor Who Vs. Robin of Sherwood, Series 3

Actors Jason Connery (pictured), Judi Trott, Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle, Phil Rose, Peter Llewellyn 
Williams, Mark Ryan, Philip Jackson, John Abineri, 
Nckolas Grace and Robert Addie all returned for ITV's third and final round of Robin Hood adventures.
At the conclusion to this series, makers Goldcrest 
pulled out of the venture. Despite critical and commercial hits (Chariots of Fire and Gandhi
Goldcrest Films struggled after box office flops, 
Revolution and Absolute BeginnersThe 
programme ultimately ceased production 
because partner HTV could not finance it alone.
Richard Carpenter's script for the unmade story, 
The Knights of the Apocalypse, was eventually 
adapted by Bafflegab and was released last year. Connery, Trott, Winstone, Mantle, Ryan, Rose, 
Jackson and Grace all reprised their TV roles.
Originally broadcast from April to June 1986, another repeat run of the 
thirteen-part season concluded on ITV Encore yesterday, and featured 
William Russell (as the Duke of Gloucester), and thirteen Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:

  • Connery was Jondar in Vengeance on Varos
  • Big Finish guest star Oliver Cotton (Lord Owen) voiced Sir Gideon Hale for 1963: The Assassination Games (2013), and Major Callahan for Quicksilver (2017)
  • Michael Craig (Earl of Huntingdon) was Commodore Travers in Terror of the Vervoids
  • James Coombes (Grendel) provided the Krarg voices for Shada, and was Paroli in Warriors of the Deep
  • Daniel Peacock (Sparrow) was Nord in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Hywel Bennett (voice of King Arthur) made his TV debut as Rynian in (episode 2 of) The Chase
  • Brendan Price (Abbot) was Tomas in The Face of Evil
  • Graham Weston (Blacksmith) was Russell in The War Games, and De Haan in Planet of Evil
  • Patrick Travis (Matthew) was a Kaled Scientist in Genesis of the Daleks
  • Cory Pulman (Queen Isabella) was Kathleen Dudman in The Curse of Fenric
  • Iain Armstrong (Villager) was a Technician in The Armageddon Factor (3)
  • Andrew McCulloch and John Flanagan co-wrote Meglos too
  • Gerry Mill directed The Faceless Ones too

Monday, 24 July 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #206

1965 - The Time Meddler, Episode 4: Checkmate first screened on BBC1
1968 The Faceless Ones, Episode 3 repeated on ABC
1970 The Moonbase, Episode 3 and The Macra Terror, Episode 1 both 
repeated on TV1 (NZ); The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 4 repeated and Episode
 6 first screened, both on TV1; The Mind Robber, Episode 5 and The Invasion, Episodes 2 and 3 repeated and Episode 4 first screened, all on ABC
1977 The Time Warrior, Parts 3 and 4, Death to the Daleks, Parts 3 and
4 and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 all repeated on ABC
1978 - Death to the Daleks, Part 2, The Sontaran Experiment, Part 2 and 
The Ark in Space, Part 3 all repeated on ABC
1979 - The Monster of Peladon, Parts 2, 3 and 5 all repeated on ABC
1980 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on WTTW 11; and The Androids 
of Tara, Part 4 and The Power of Kroll, Part 2 both repeated on ABC
1981 - The Invisible Enemy, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Keeper of TrakenPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Androids of TaraPart 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The Curse of Peladon, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - EnlightenmentPart 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - The Time Monster, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Dalek Invasion of Earth Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11; and The 
Robots of Death, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1990 The Power of Kroll, Part 4 repeated on ABC; and The Happiness
Patrol, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 The Android Invasion, Part 4 repeated on TV de Galicia; and
Castrovalva, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 3 and Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part
5 both repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Mindwarp Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and The Happiness Patrol
Part 1 repeated on RTL TV
1994 Warriors' Gate Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Green Death, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Castrovalva
Omnibus repeated on KQUED Plus
1997 The Brain of Morbius, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; and The Masque 
of Mandragora, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Gunfighters, Episode 2: Don't Shoot the Pianist repeated on Space;
and Battlefield, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 Planet of Giants, Episode 1 repeated on Space; The Mutants, Episode 
6 and The Time Monster, Episode 1 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Time Warrior Omnibus repeated on MPT; Robot Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); 
Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV, Part 3
repeated on BBC Choice and Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on BBC America; The 
Brain of Morbius, Part 3 first screened on Prairie PTV; The Androids of Tara,
 Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime; and Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on UK Gold
2000 The Chase, Episode 5: The Death of Doctor Who first screened on Prime;
Terror of the Autons, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America
2001 Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Power of Kroll, Part 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and Ghost Light,
Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime
2003 Genesis of the DaleksPart 4 repeated on Tele 5; and The Ribos Operation
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 Logopolis Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 - Inferno Omnibus repeated on MPT; Planet of Fire, Parts 1 and 2 both
repeated on Iowa PTV; Timelash Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The End 
of the World repeated on BBC3
2006 The Doctor Dances repeated on Syfy (US)
2007 - The End of the World repeated on UK Gold; Aliens of London repeated 
on UKTV (Aus); and Blink and Doctor Who Confidential: Do You Remember the
 First Time? both repeated on BBC3
2008 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 2 and 3 both first screeneon MTV3 
SciFi and TV4; and Dalek repeated on UK Gold
2009 The Long Game and Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side both repeated
on BBC3; School Reunion and The Girl in the Fireplace both repeated on France 4;
Army of Ghosts and Doctor Who Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood both repeated on UNC-MX; 42 and Doctor Who Confidential: Space Craft both repeated on WGVU; 
Partners in Crime repeated on Syfy (US)
2010 Smith and Jones repeated on WGVU and AXN SciFi (Pol); The Shakespeare Code repeated on AXN SciFi; Midnight first screened on OETA; Doctor Who Confidential: Meet Martha Jones repeated on WGVU; and Doctor Who Prom first broadcast on Radio 3
2011 Attack of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2, Vengeance on Varos, Parts 1 and
2 and The Two Doctors, Parts 1 and 2 (of 6) all repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; The Time of Angels repeated on Idaho PTV; and Cold Blood and Doctor Who Confidential: What Goes on Tour both repeated on MPTV
2012 Timelash, Parts 1 and 2 (of 4) both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of 
the World and The Time of Angels both repeated on Watch; Blink repeated on
 BBC America; Utopia first screened on YLE TV2 and repeated on BBC America; 
The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on ABC2; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Send in the Clones repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 New Earth repeated on ABC2; Rise of the Cybermen repeated on RAI4;
The Shakespeare Code repeated on Watch; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on
 BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Waters of Mars repeated on Syfy
(Portugal); Amy's Choice repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Vampires of Venice
 first screened on Karusel; The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood both repeated on
France 4; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Spain) and France 4; The 
Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on BBC Entertainment LA HD; and Nightmare in Silver first screened on Fox (FRG)
2014 - The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 and School Reunion both repeated on Syfy
(Aus); The Caves of Androzani, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; New Earth repeated on YLE TV2; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on Watch;
Voyage of the Damned repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;
The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on TV3 (Spain) and RAI4; The Poison Sky
 repeated on TV3; The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library and Forest 
 of the Dead all repeated on BBC America; Victory of the Daleks repeated on KCPT2; The Vampires of Venice repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Snowmen
repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Hide repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East)
2015 The Keys of Marinus, Episode 2 and The Monster of Peladon, Part 2 both repeated on Retro TV; Inferno, Episodes 5 to 7 all repeated on UNC-MX; The 
Talons of Weng-Chiang, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Love & Monsters 
repeated on Watch; Fear Her repeated on Disney XD (US); Forest of the Dead 
first screened on FX (India); The Next DoctorAmy's Choice, The Hungry Earth,
Cold Blood and Vincent and the Doctor all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Victory of the Daleks repeated on KLRU; The Rebel FleshThe Girl Who Waited and The Power
 of Three all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People 
repeated on BBC America, BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and TV Cultura; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on BBC America, BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD;
The God Complex repeated on ABC2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on Prime;
The Rings of AkhatenDoctor Who Confidential: About a Boy and When Time Froze all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Nightmare in Silver
repeated on KCPT2; and The Science of Doctor Who and The Women of Doctor 
Who both repeated on UKTV (NZ)
2016 Inferno, Episodes 1 to 5 all repeated on MPTV; The Claws of Axos,
Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on WVPB; Colony in Space, Episodes 2 to 
5 all repeated on Retro TV; Robot Omnibus repeated on WILL and Iowa PTV; 
The Sontaran Experiment Omnibus repeated on WXXI; Planet of Evil Omnibus repeated on KERA; The Masque of Mandragora, Part 2 repeated on KRWG;
The Hand of Fear Omnibus repeated on WFWA; The Face of Evil Omnibus
 repeated on WSRE; The Robots of Death Omnibus repeated on WYCC; Horror 
of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on KPTS; The Creature from the Pit Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; The Age of Steel repeated on KNCT; The Lazarus Experiment 
repeated on EBRU; Utopia repeated on KCPT; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on AXN Mystery (Japan); The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on Syfy (Brazil) and AXN Mystery; The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol both repeated on 
Syfy (Brazil); A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three both repeated on W; 
The Angels Take Manhattan and Listen both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Time Heist, 
The Carertaker, Kill the Moon and Mummy on the Orient Express all repeated on 
Syfy (Latin America); The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar both repeated on BBC First (Ben); Heaven Sent and Hell Bent both repeated on Fox (FRG); The Husbands of River Song repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
 and Fox; and Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD both screened on Moviemix (UK)
2017 - The Mind Robber, Episode 4 repeated on Jones! too (NZ); The Silurians
Episode 7, The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 and The Keeper of Traken
Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on Retro TV; The Two Doctors, Parts 3 and 4 both 
repeated on WETA-UK; Gridlock repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Lazarus Experiment,
42, Human Nature, The Family of Blood and Blink all repeated on BBC America;  
Night Terrors and The Girl  Who Waited both repeated on Syfy (Brazil); A Town
Called Mercy and The Power of Three both repeated on RAI4; Mummy on the 
Orient Express repeated on TLC TV; Before the Flood, Knock Knock and Oxygen
 all repeated on Syfy (Latin America); and The Zygon Inversion repeated on BBC Polska HD

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 7

Another Bond season continued on ITV yesterday with Roger Moore's sixth and penultimate stint as
 the famous spy. The title of the thirteenth entry 
in Eon's franchise was taken from Fleming's 1966 
anthology, Octopussy and the Living Daylights
Although an original screenplay, this story was 
loosely based on another short story, The Property 
of a Lady (1967).
The feature's main location filming was undertaken 
in India, England and Berlin, with interiors filmed 
at Pinewood studios, and Rita Coolidge provided the opening theme song. Following the death of Bernard 
Lee in 1981, Robert Brown made his first of four appearances here as M. Moore's next stint as Bond, 
A View to a Kill (1985), would be his last. 
Bond's next cinematic assignment was also released 
in 1983, and was Sean Connery's seventh and final performance as the spy. Warner Bros' Never Say 
Never Again (the second unofficial Bond feature, 
after Casino Royale) was based on Thunderball 
(1961), previously adapted by Eon in 1965. 
Edward Fox, Alec McCowen and Pamela Salem now played M, Q and Miss
Moneypenny respectively. Both films featured a total of twenty Doctor 
Who cast and crew connections:

  • Steven Berkoff (Orlov) played the Shakri in The Power of Three
  • Philip Voss (Auctioneer) was Acomat in Marco Polo, and Wahed in (episode 1 of) The Dominators
  • Patrick Barr (Ambassador) was Jack Hobson in The Moonbase
  • Gertan Klauber (Bubi here; and CafĂ© Owner in The Living Daylights) was the Galley Master in The Romans, and Ola in The Macra Terror
  • Michael Moor (Thug here; and Kamran's Man in The Living Daylights) was an Extra in The Silurians (6)
  • RJ Bell (German) began his career as the Garm in Terminus
  • Jennifer Hill (Wife) was Mrs. Peace in The Unquiet Dead
  • Ingrid Pitt (Galley Mistress) was Queen Galleai in The Time Monster, Solow in Warriros of the Deep, and also submitted a Doctor Who script in 1984 with her husband Tony Rudlin, which was eventually produced as The Macros by Big Finish (2010)
  • stuntman Timothy 'Tip' Tipping was the stunt arranger on Remembrance of the DaleksThe Curse of Fenric and Survival
  • child actor Gary Russell (Teen in Car) wrote and directed Real Time, adapted and produced Shada for Big Finish, then directed The Infinite Quest and Dreamland, produced The Gunpowder Plot, and served as script editor on Music of the SpheresCity of the DaleksBlood of the CybermenThe Waters of MarsThe End of TimeTorchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures pilot
  • Salem provided a Xoanon voice for The Face of Evil (3), was Toos in The Robots of Death, and Professor Rachel Jenson for Remembrance of the Daleks - a role she reprised for Big Finish's Counter Measures series
  • Rowan Atkinson (Small-Fawcett) was the Ninth Doctor in The Curse of the Fatal Death
  • Ronald Pickup (Elliott) made his TV debut as the Physician in The Reign of Terror (4), and voiced Kestorian for Time Works (BF, 2006), and Elder Bones for Spaceport Fear (2013)
  • Sylvia Marriott (Minister) and Tony Alleff (Auctioneer) both appeared in Meglos, as Lexa's Follower and a Gaztak 
  • Derek Deadman (Porter) was Sontaran Commander Stor in The Invasion of Time
  • Brenda Kempner (Masseuse) was Mrs. Grose in Ghost Light
  • Valentino Musetti (stunts here, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies) was a Mongol Bandit in Marco Polo (5), Saracen Warrior in The Crusade (1), Egyptian in The Daleks' Master Plan (9/10), Prisoner in The Mind of Evil, and an extra in Colony in Space (1) and The Time Monster (1)
  • Tracey Eddon (here, A View to a Kill, Goldeneye and The World is Not Enough) was a stunt performer on Remembrance of the Daleks (2) too
  • for Terry Walsh, Billy Horrigan, Marc Boyle, Terry Forrestal, Dinny Powell, Eddie Powell, Roy Street, Rocky Taylor, Nick Wilkinson, and Bill Weston see my other Bond blogs