Sunday, 24 July 2016

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 repeated 
on ABC; and The Invasion, Episodes 2 and 3 both 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 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 - 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 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
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 CirclePart 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Power of Kroll, Part 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); and 
Ghost LightPart 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 (Canada)
2004 Logopolis Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 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
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 Dalek repeated on UK Gold
2009 The Long Game and Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side both 
repeated on BBC3; and Army of Ghosts and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Welcome to Torchwood both repeated on UNC-MX
2010 - Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code both repeated on AXN SciFi (Poland); 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; 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 (Netherlands); 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 Enter-
tainment Latin America HD; and Nightmare in Silver first screened on Fox (Germany)
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; InfernoEpisodes 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 EarthCold 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 Confiden-tial: 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 InfernoEpisodes 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 
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 and WYCC; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on KPTS;
 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 oSyfy (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 Watch; 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 (Benelux); Heaven Sent and Hell 
Bent both repeated on Fox (Germany); 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)

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie, Part 1

The biggest mystery in the life of Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890-1976) is undoubtedly the story of her disappearance in 1926, 
when she vanished for eleven days. She never spoke of those missing 
days, and the ninety year old controversy remains as intriguing as any 
of her crime novels.

In late 1926, Agatha's husband Archie told her that he wanted a divorce. 
On December 3rd, the couple quarrelled, and Archie left their house, Styles, 
in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to see his mistress, Nancy Neele, at Godalming. 
Later that same evening, Agatha disappeared, informing her secretary in a letter 
that she had left for Yorkshire. Her abandoned Morris Cowley was found beside 
a lake at Newlands Corner, near Guildford.
Despite a public outcry and a massive manhunt, the novelist was only identified 
on December 14th, as a guest at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate. Even fellow crime writers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy L Sayers took an interest
in the case.
Agatha was then diagnosed with an amnesiac 'fugue state', but many contemporary commentators believed she had staged a publicity stunt. In 1998, author Jared Cade speculated that Agatha had planned her disappearance, and wanted to publicly embarrass Archie. Biographer Andrew Norman also studied the case, and The Guardian reviewed his book here. The Christies divorced in 1928, and Agatha married the archaeologist Max Mallowan (1904-1978) two years later.

These events were dramatised in the British film, Agatha starring Vanessa Redgrave as the famous writer, and Dustin Hoffman as the reporter, Wally Stanton. Future James Bond actor, Timothy Dalton portrayed Agatha's adulterous husband, Colonel Archibald Christie (1899-1962). His affair is seen here as the catalyst for Agatha's breakdown, and she even booked into her hotel under the alias of Teresa Neele. The film (released by Warner in 1979) was screened on ITV3 today, and featured these ten Doctor Who cast and crew connections: 
  • Dalton played Lord President Rassilon in The End of Time
  • Carolyn Pickles (Charlotte) voiced Lady Meera for Big Finish's Army of Death (2011)
  • Paul Brooke (Foster) voiced Paolo for The Ghosts of N-Space, and Toby the Sapient Pig for Year of the Pig (BF, 2006)
  • Timothy West (Kenward) voiced Kai Tobias for Phobos (BF, 2007), Turvey for Cuddlesome (BF, 2008), and Dr. Magnus Soames in House of Blue Fire (BF, 2011)
  • Harry Fielder (Policeman), a veteran of the original run, had parts as a Guard (in serials PP, ZZZ, 4L, 4P, 5A, 5F, 5Z), a Crewman (SS, 4T), a Vogan (4D), an Assassin (4Q), a Tigellan (5Q), and a Krarg for Shada
  • Christopher Fairbank (Luland) voiced the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (BF, 2010), and Doc Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009) - he is married to Camille Coduri
  • John Joyce (Waiter) had an uncredited role in The Myth Makers, and was Garvin in The Daemons
  • Hubert Rees (Official) made three classic era appearances, as the Chief Engineer in Fury from the Deep, Captain Ransom in The War Games, and John Stevenson in The Seeds of Doom
  • Peter Arne (Manager) had been cast in Frontios as Range, but was replaced by William Lucas when he was murdered in his London home in August 1983
  • Tony Bell was a boom operator on The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot too

Doctor Who On This Day #205

1965 The Daleks, Episode 3: The Escape and The Aztecs, Episodes 
1 and all repeated on ABC 
1968 The Faceless Ones, Episodes 2 and 6 both repeated on ABC
1971 - Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 repeated on BBC1
1972 The War Games, Episode 10 repeated on ABC
1979 The Monster of Peladon, Parts 1, 2 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1980 The Androids of Tara, Part 3 and The Power of Kroll, Part 1 both
repeated on ABC 
1981 - The Invisible Enemy, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Keeper of TrakenPart 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The Curse of Peladon, Episode 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - EnlightenmentPart 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - The Time Monster, Episode 3 repeated on KQED Plus; Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 2 repeated on Super Channel (UK)
1988 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 6 repeated on Super Channel (UK); Kinda
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; and Terminus, Part 3 repeated on KQED
1989 - The Robots of Death, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Super Channel
(UK); and Dragonfire Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Power of Kroll, Part 3 repeated on ABC
1991 Castrovalva, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 2 and Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part
4 both repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Monster of Peladon, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Power of Kroll Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 The Green Death Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Brain of Morbius, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Seeds 
of Doom, Part 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor repeated on Space; and Battlefield, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Sensorites, Episode 6: A Desperate Venture repeated on Space; 
Planet of Giants Omnibus repeated UK Gold; and Castrovalva, Part 1 repeated 
on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Chase, Episode 4: Journey Into Terror first screened on Prime; 
Inferno, Episode 7 repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Daemons, Episode 5 repeated 
on TG4; Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Pyramids
of Mars, Part 1 repeated on KUED; The Android Invasion, Parts 2 and 3 both 
repeated on WCET; The Seeds of Doom, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on
NHPTV; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 1 repeated on Twin Cities PTV and
Part 5 repeated on WQED; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 1 repeated on Lakeshore
 PTV; The Invasion of Time, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV;
Meglos, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; The Keeper of TrakenPart 1
repeated on BBC Prime; Time Flight Omnibus repeated on MPT; Revelation 
of the Daleks, Part 3 (of 4) repeated on WUSF; and Battlefield Omnibus
repeated on UK Gold
2001 The Silurians, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KQED Plus; and 
Full CirclePart 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Power of Kroll, Part 1 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2003 Genesis of the DaleksPart 3 repeated on Tele 5; and The Invasion 
of Time, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2005 - The Two Doctors Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Doctor Dances 
first screened on ABC1
2007 - Rose repeated on UK Gold; and The Family of Blood and Doctor Who Confidential: Bad Blood both repeated on BBC3
2008 The Time Warrior, Part 4 and Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 1 both 
first screeneon MTV3 SciFi; Aliens of London repeated on UK Gold; and The 
Unicorn and the Wasp and Doctor Who Confidential: Nemesis both repeated
on BBC3
2009 Dalek and Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks both repeated on BBC3
2010 Aliens of London repeated on Syfy (Russia); Dalek repeated on UKTV (Aus); Evolution of the Daleks first screened on Space; The End of Time, Parts
 1 and 2 and Greatest Moments: The Daleks all repeated on BBC3; Vincent and 
the Doctor repeated on Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects 
repeated on BBC HD
2011 Last of the Time Lords and The Stolen Earth both repeated on Watch;
The Doctor's Daughter repeated on ABC1; The Pandorica Opens and Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: Alien Abduction both repeated on UKTV (Aus);
and Doctor Who Confidential: A Brush With Genius repeated on BBC3
2012 The Two Doctors, Parts 5 and 6 (of 6) both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
Rose repeated on Watch; The Family of Blood repeated on BBC America;
Blink first screened on YLE TV2; and The Waters of Mars repeated on ABC2
2013 The Christmas Invasion repeated on ABC2; The Girl in the Fireplace 
repeated on RAI4; Smith and Jones repeated on Watch; Gridlock repeated
on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Planet of the Dead repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Flesh and Stone first screened on Karusel; The Vampires of Venice repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Cold Blood repeated on Syfy (Spain);
The Name of the Doctor first screened on YLE TV2; and The Sarah Jane 
Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 2 repeated on CBBC
2014 The Sea Devils, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Horror; The 
Deadly Assassin, Part 1 and Tooth and Claw both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Christmas Invasion repeated on YLE TV2; Evolution of the Daleks 
repeated on Watch; The Fires of Pompeii repeated on TV3 (Spain); Planet 
of the Ood repeated on RAI4 and TV3; The Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter both repeated on BBC America; The Beast Below repeated on
KCPT2; Amy's Choice repeated on KLRU; Flesh and Stone repeated on BBC
Entertainment Latin America HD and Syfy (Portugal); The Power of Three 
on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Asylum of the Daleks repeated
on WSIU; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Cold War repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East)
2015 The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 and The Keys of Marinus, Episode
 1: The Sea of Death both repeated on Retro TV; The Robots of DeathParts
 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Watch; 
Love & Monsters repeated on Disney XD (US); The Shakespeare Code and 
Doctor Who Confidential: Stage Fright both repeated on UNC-TV; Silence in
 the Library first screened on FX (India); Journey's End repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC America; The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC America and TV Cultura; The Girl Who Waited repeated on ABC2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Bells of Saint John
Doctor Who Confidential: Heartbreak Hotel and When Time Froze all repeated 
on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Crimson Horror repeated on KCPT2
2016 The ChaseEpisodes 4 and 5, Resurrection of the Daleks, Parts 3 
and 4 (of 4) and Planet of Fire, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on Retro TV; The 
LodgerThe Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol all repeated 
on Syfy (Brazil); The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, The Curse of the 
Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife and The Rebel Flesh all repeated on BBC Polska
HD; A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; Deep Breath, Into the
 Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient 
Express and Flatline all repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Death in Heaven, 
The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar all repeated on BBC First (Middle East); The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven 
Sent, Hell Bent and The Husbands of River Song all repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Asia Pacific

Friday, 22 July 2016

Doctor Who Vs. A Murder Is Announced

The third instalment in BBC1's Miss 
Marple series was first broadcast in the 
winter of 1985, and was repeated on the 
Drama channel last night. 
The producers were mindful of the criticism levelled at Margaret Rutherford's comedic portrayal of Jane Marple in four films in the 1960's, and specified that their version of 
the character remained strictly as written.
Published in 1950, the book (the fourth Marple mystery) was billed as Agatha Christie's fiftieth novel, and was faithfully adapted here by Alan Plater. 
This three-part serial again starred the
79 year old actress Joan Hickson as the definitive Marple (forty years after being recommended for the part by Christie herself), and fourteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Samantha Bond (Julia) played Miss Wormwood in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane and Enemy of the Bane, then voiced Mother Baroque for Big Finish's The Scapegoat (2009)
  • Simon Shepherd (Patrick) starred in the The Serpent Crest stories (AudioGo, all 2011): Tsar Wars (as Boolin), The Broken Crown (as Mr. Bewley), and Aladdin Time (as the Magician)
  • Elaine Ives-Cameron (Hannah) was Martha in The Stones of Blood
  • Ralph Michael (the Colonel) was Balaton in The Pirate Planet
  • Sylvia Sims (Mrs Easterbrook) was Lady Pritchard in Ghost Light
  • Carry On actress Joan Sims (Miss Murgatroyd) was Katryca in The Mysterious Planet
  • Liz Crowther (Myrna) voiced Tessa Waylund for Something Inside (BF, 2003)
  • David Collings (Reverand Harmon) was Vorus in Revenge of the Cybermen, Poul in The Robots of Death, and took the titular role in Mawdryn Undead, then voiced an Unbound Doctor for Full Fathom Five (BF, 2003) and Rosato for The King of Sontar (BF, 2014)
  • production manager Alan Wareing worked on the classic series as a production assistant on The Keeper of Traken and manager on Timelash, then directed The Greatest Show in the GalaxyGhost Light and Survival
  • production designer Raymond Cusick (pictured in 1964) was assigned to The Daleks to bring Terry Nation's creations to life, and designed sets for nine other early serials
  • cinematographer Peter Hall was a film cameraman on The Seeds of DeathThe Space PiratesColony in SpaceTerror of the Zygons and Logopolis
  • Joanna Newbery was AFM on Time and the Rani too
  • series film recordist Malcolm Campbell was sound recordist on The Caves of Androzani and The Twin Dilemma
  • John Taylor was the boom operator on The Five Doctors too
The BBC Radio 4 treatment of A Murder Is Announced was first transmitted in 
five weekly parts in 1999, and featured June Whitfield and four further Doctor 
Who cast links:
  • Graham Crowden (Clithering) was Soldeed in The Horns of Nimon
  • Judy Cornwell (Miss Bunner) was Maddy in Paradise Towers
  • Jenny Funnell (Mitzi) voiced Veronica Buchman for Wirrn Isle (BF, 2012), and Reaver for The King of Sontar
  • Joanna McCallum (Laura) voiced The Bursar for Night Thoughts (BF, 2006)
Another stage production toured the UK last year with Louise Jameson
 in the lead with:
  • Jo Castleton (Letitia) appeared in the spin-off video dramas Auton 2 (1998), Auton 3 (1999), and Zygon (2008), then voiced Lady Sarah for The Marian Conspiracy (BF, 2000) and Sciencetech Vi Kruger for Dark Eyes 2 (BF, 2014)
  • Ben Roddy (Edmund) voiced Operations for The Nowhere Place (BF, 2006)
A national theatrical run in 2013 starred Katy Manning (as Letitia 
Blacklock) with:
  • Gearaldine Newman (Marple) voiced Eliza for The Wishing Beast (BF, 2007) and Lady Sybil for The Doomwood Curse (BF, 2008)
  • Gemma Bissix voiced Aglae for The Fires of Vulcan (BF, 2000)
  • John D Collins was Talor in Arc of Infinity