Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Doctor Who On This Day #171


1965 - The Chase, Episode 5: The Death of Doctor Who first screened
on BBC1
1968 - The Power of the DaleksEpisode 5, The HighlandersEpisode 3,
The Underwater Menace, Episode 3, The Moonbase, Episode 3, The Macra 
Terror, Episode 1 and The Faceless Ones, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC
1970 The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 1 first screened on TV1 (NZ); 
The Dominators, Episode 5 repeated and The Mind Robber, Episodes 2
and 3 both repeated and Episode 4 first screened, all on ABC
1971 - The Daemons, Episode 5 first screened on BBC1
1976 The Ark in SpacePart 4 first screened oABC
1977 - The Time Warrior, Parts 2 and 3, The Ark in Space, Part 1 and 
Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 2 and 3 all repeated on ABC
1978 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 1, The Time Warrior, Part 3 and 
Death to the Daleks, Part 1 all repeated on ABC
1979 The Three Doctors, Episodes 1 and 3 and Carnival of Monsters
Episode 4 all repeated on ABC
1980 - Horror of Fang RockPart 4 first screened on WTTW 11; and The 
Invasion of Time, Parts 2 to 4 all repeated on ABC
1981 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Horns of Nimon, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 The Sun MakersPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Caves 
of Androzani, Part 1 first screened on ABC
1985 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 The Time Monster, Episode 3 repeated on ABC; and Earthshock, 
Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1987  The Daemons, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 -The Edge of Destruction Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1990 Terror of the Vervoids, Part 9 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 - Meglos, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 -The Two Doctors Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1994 The Horns of Nimon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Time Monster, Episode 5 repeated on UK Gold; and Full 
Circle Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 - Director Julia Smith died in London, aged 70; Carnival of Monsters
Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 4
repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Web Planet, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and Paradise Towers
Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)

1999 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 4 repeated on Space; The Sea 
Devils, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Three Doctors 
Omnibus repeated on MPT; Planet of the Spiders, Parts 5 and 6 both
repeated on Colorado PTV; The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated 
on BBC America; The Android Invasion, Part 2 first screened on Prairie PTV; 
The Invasion of Time Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Stones of 
Blood, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime
2000 - The Sensorites, Episode 6: A Desperate Venture first screened on
Prime;  Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and
The Awakening Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
2001 The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America;
and City of Death, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 Underworld, Part 3 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and The Greatest
Show in the GalaxyPart 1 repeated on BBC Prime
2003 The Sontaran Experiment, Part 1 repeated on Tele 5; and The 
Masque of Mandragora, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 - The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado 
PTV; and City of Death Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 - Warriors of the Deep, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV 
and Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Parting of the Ways repeated 
on BBC3
2006 - World War Three and Dalek both first screened on KBS2; Bad Wolf 
first screened on People+ Arts (Spain); and The Age of Steel repeated on
 BBC3
2008 - The Sea Devils, Episodes 4 and 5 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi
200The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale 
both repeated on UNC-MX; Army of Ghosts and Doomsday both repeated 
on Syfy (Rus); and Silence in the Library and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Shadow Play both repeated on BBC3
2010 - The Girl in the Fireplace and Rise of the Cybermen both repeated 
on AXN SciFi; The Pandorica Opens first screened on BBC1 and BBC HD;
and Doctor Who Confidential: Alien Abduction first screened on BBC3 and
BBC HD
2011 Time Flight, Parts 3 and 4 and Snakedance and Arc of Infinity 
Omnibuses all repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Time of Angels and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Eyes Wide Open both repeated on MPTV; and The 
Pandorica Opens first screened on KBS2
2012 World War Three repeated on UKTV (Aus); Tooth and Claw repeated 
on BBC America; The Impossible Planet first screened on YLE TV2; and The 
Lazarus Experiment and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Monsters Inc.
 both repeated on ABC2
2013 Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Port); Victory of the 
Daleks repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Flesh and Stone
The Vampires of Venice and Amy's Choice all repeated on France 4; The 
Big Bang repeated on Watch; Night Terrors first screened on YLE TV2 and 
repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Rings of Akhaten first screened on Fox (FRG); 
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS first screened on Syfy (Ben); and 
Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor both repeated on BBC 
America
2014 Planet of Evil, Part 3 and The Caves of Androzani, Part 4 both 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Horror of Fang Rock, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated 
on Horror; Aliens of London repeated on Watch; World War Three and 
Dalek both repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Age of Steel and The Idiot's Lantern both repeated on RAI4; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on KCPT2; 
Flesh and Stone repeated on Fox (FRG); The Vampires of Venice repeated 
on Syfy (Aus) and Fox; Cold Blood repeated on Syfy (Port); The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The God Complex 
and Closing Time both repeated on BBC America; The Wedding of River 
Song repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Name of the Doctor repeated on Really 
Scary TV; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bigger on the Inside 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2015 The Time Warrior, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Th
Ribos OperationParts 3 and 4 both repeated and Time and the Rani
Parts and 2 both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Idiot's Lantern first 
screened on Disney XD (US); Army of Ghosts repeated and Doomsday 
first screened, both on FX (Ind); The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, The 
Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem and The 
Poison Sky all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Journey's End repeated on TV 
Cultura; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on KLRU and Part 2 repeated on ABC2; Vincent and the Doctor and Doctor Who Confidential: Bigger
 on the Inside both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; A Good
 Man Goes to War repeated on KCPT2; Cold War and Hide both repeated
 on UKTV (NZ); and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and The 
Crimson Horror both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2016 An Unearthly Child Pilot and The Ambassadors of Death Omnibus 
both first screened on KBTC; Spearhead from Space Omnibus repeated 
on MPTV; Inferno, Episodes 3 to 6 all repeated on Retro TV; The Android
Invasion Omnibus repeated on WFWA; The Brain of Morbius Omnibus repeated on WSRE; The Seeds of Doom Part 3 repeated on KRWG and Omnibus repeated on WYCC; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 4 repeated on KPTS; New Earth repeated on KNCT; The Lazarus Experiment repeated 
on KCPT; Blink and Utopia both repeated on EBRU; Last of the Time Lords, 
The Curse of the Black Spot The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh and 
The Almost People all repeated on Watch; The Sontaran Stratagem, The 
Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library 
all repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Poison Sky repeated on BBC Polska 
HD and France 4; The Hungry Earth and The Day of the Doctor both 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The 
Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang all repeated on Syfy (Latin America); 
Kill the Moon repeated on BBC First (Middle East); Mummy on the Orient 
Express repeated on WILL; Dark Water repeated on Iowa PTV and WXXI; 
The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar both repeated on Syfy
 (Bra) and Fox (FRG); The Woman Who Liverepeated on BBC First (Ben);
 Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and The Husbands of River Song all repeated on 
Syfy (Bra); and Industrial Evolution, Part 2 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2017 The Web Planet, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; 
The Hanof FearPart 1 repeated on The Zone; The Caves of Androzani 
Omnibus repeated on WETA UK; Dalek repeated on Syfy (Aus); Smith 
and Jones and The Shakespeare Code both repeated on RAI4; Cold War 
repeated on FX (Ind); Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on 
Syfy (Bra); The Crimson Horror repeated on BBC Polska HD and Syfy 
(Bra); Robot of Sherwood repeated on TLC TV; Flatline and In the Forest 
of the Night both repeated on Syfy (Latin  America); The Girl Who Died
The Woman Who LivedThe Zygon InvasionThe Zygon Inversion, Sleep 
No More and Face the Raven all repeated on BBC America; The Eaters 
of Light first screened on Syfy (LA) and repeated on ABC2; and The 
Ultimate Companion repeated on ABC2

2018 The Ambassadors of DeathEpisodes 5 and 6 both repeated on 
Retro TV; The Green Death, The Time Warrior and Invasion of the 
Dinosaurs Omnibuses all streamed on Twitch TV; Doomsday repeated
on BBC Polska HD; Smith and JonesThe Shakespeare CodeGridlock
and Daleks in Manhattan all repeated on One ARD; Dark Water repeated 
on Star World Premiere; The Eaters of Light repeated on Syfy (Aus) and 
Demon Quest: Starfall, Episode 1 repeated on Radio 4 Extra

Monday, 18 June 2018

Doctor Who Vs. The New Avengers, Series 1 [Part 2]

In 1969, The Avengers and The 
New Avengers script writer Dennis Spooner (1932-1986) said that the
original run had gone as far as it
could in terms of parody. Producer
Brian Clemens therefore aimed for espionage-based narratives for the
sequel series, and the first season
also included sci-fi themes.
The titular Avengers were now a triumvirate. John Steed (again
portrayed by Patrick Macnee) now
acted more like the Mother figure
from the parent show.
The programme was later repeated
by the BBC in 1995 and 2008, and
by ITV4 in 2013 and 2014.
These seven episodes and featured
thirty-one further Doctor Who cast
 connections:

To Catch A Rat (UK TX: December 3 1976)
  • Barry Jackson (Cledge) was Ascaris in The Romans, Jeff Garvey in Mission to the Unknown, and Drax in The Armageddon Factor
  • Dallas Cavell (Farmer here, Manager in The Avengers: Box of Tricks) was the Overseer in (episode 2 of) The Reign of Terror, Bors in The Daleks' Master Plan (3), Jebb Trask in The Highlanders, Sir James Quinlan in The Ambassadors of Death, and the Head of Security in Castrovalva (1)
  • Anita Graham (Helga) was Bollitt in Delta and the Bannermen
The Tale of the Big Why (UK TX: December 10)
  • Derek Waring (Harmer) was Shardovan, also in serial 5Z
  • George A Cooper (Brandon here, Barker in White Dwarf, Burgess in The Curious Case of the Countless Clues) was Cherub in The Smugglers
  • Roy Marsden (Turner) was Dr. Stoker in Smith and Jones
  • Geoffrey Toone (Minister) was Temmosus in Dr. Who and the Daleks, and Hepesh in The Curse of Peladon
Faces (UK TX: December 17)
  • David de Keyser (Prater) provided the Atraxi voice in The Eleventh Hour
  • Richard Leech (Terrison here, Franks in Traitor in Zebra, Policeman in Dressed to Kill, Drew in Mission Highly Improbable) was Gatherer Hade in The Sun Makers
  • Neil Hallett (Clifford here, Roberts in Medium Rare, Weber in Dead of Winter, Packer in The Winged Avenger, Ryder in Get-a-Way!) was Maylin Renis in Timelash
  • Donald Hewlett (Torrance here, Waversham in The Thirteenth Hole) was Hardiman in The Claws of Axos
  • Michael Sheard (Peters) was Rhos in The Ark (2), Dr. Roland Summers in The Mind of Evil, Laurence Scarman in Pyramids of Mars, Lowe in The Invisible Enemy, Mergrave in Castrovalva, the Headmaster in Remembrance of the Daleks, and voiced Orsino for Big Finish's The Stones of Venice (2001)
Dirtier by the Dozen (UK TX: January 7 1977)
  • Stephen Moore (Prentice) was Eldane in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, and voiced Clark Goodman for both The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (2009)
  • Michael Barrington (Stevens here, Waiter in The Yellow Needle, Todhunter in Dial a Deadly Number) and John Challis (Soldier) both appeared in The Seeds of Doom, as Sir Colin Thackeray and Scorby respectively
  • Brian Croucher (Terry) was Borg in The Robots of Death, and Kurt in the spin-off video drama Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans
  • David Purcell (Orderly) was Abbott in The Hand of Fear
  • Richard Derrington (Turner) provided the voices of Dr. Farrer for The Harvest, and Landscar for The Last (both 2004)
Sleeper (UK TX: January 14)
  • Mark Jones (Chuck) was Arnold Keeler, also for serial 4L
  • Prentis Hancock (Bart) was a Reporter in Spearhead from Space, Vaber in Planet of the Daleks, Salamar in Planet of Evil, and the Captain in The Ribos Operation
  • Walter Henry (Officer here, Security Man in Obsession) was an Extra in The Myth Makers (2) and The Silurians (6), Primord in Inferno, and Brother in The Masque of Mandragora
  • Maxwell Craig (Gang member here, Guard in Trap, Wilson in Murdersville, Thug in Homicide and Old Lacewas Fighter in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD
Three Handed Game (UK TX: January 21)
  • Stephen Greif (Juventor) voiced Kwundaar for Primeval (2001), and Gurney for The Infinite Quest
  • Annie Lambert (Helen) was Enlightenment in Four to Doomsday
  • Hugh Morton (Professor here, Admiral in Esprit De Corps) and Ronald Leigh-Hunt (General here, Reddington in Dragonsfield, Lambert in The Cybernauts) both appeared in The Seeds of Death, as Sir James Gregson and Radnor respectively - the latter was also Commander Stevenson in Revenge of the Cybermen
Gnaws (UK TX: January 28)
  • Julian Holloway (Thornton) was Paterson in Survival
  • Peter Cellier (Carter) was Andrews in Time Flight
  • Jeremy Young (Chislenko here, Frant in A Touch of Brimstone, Penrose in Never, Never Say Die, Burton in The Forget-Me-Knot) was Kal in 100,000 BC, and Gordon Lowery in Mission to the Unknown
  • Keith Marsh (Tramp) was Conway in the second Dalek film
  • William Morgan Sheppard (Walters) was the Older Canton in The Impossible Astronaut