Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #303


1966 The Tenth Planet, Episode 4 broadcast
1977 The Image of the Fendahl, Part 1 first screened
1983 Doctor Who: The Developing Art began at the NFT, London
1993 The Daleks, Episode 2: The Survivors repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Brain of Morbius Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Daleks, Episode 4: The Ambush first screened on Space
1998 The Daleks, Episode 5: The Expedition repeated on Space; and The Three Doctors, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Ark Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Silurians, Episodes 5 and 6 both first screened on TG4; The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 6 repeated on Space; and Remembrance of the DaleksPart 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Curse of Peladon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on MPT; and The Ultimate Foe, Part 13 repeatd on WUSF
2003 The Armageddon Factor, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on
UK Gold
2005 Terminus Omnibus and Rose both repeated on UK Gold; and 
Invaders from Mars, Episode 1 first broadcast on Radio 7
2006 Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on UK Gold; Dalek repeated on UKTV (Aus); Father's Day first screened on YLE TV2; and Totally Doctor Who (#1.12) repeated on CBBC
2007 The Age of Steel repeated on UK Gold
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, Episode 1 first screened on BBC1; and Planet of the Dead repeated on BBC3
2010 - Writer Mervyn Haisman died in Valencia, Spain, aged 82; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on BBC3; and 42 repeated on BBC3 and Space
2011 Journey's End repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 - The Three Doctors, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Night Terrors repeated on BBC America; and Cobwebs, Episode 3 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2013 The Pirate Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Doctor Dances repeated on UKTV (Aus); Fear Her repeated on BBC America; Utopia repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Forest of the Dead and Midnight both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Vampires of VeniceAmy's Choice and The Hungry Earth all repeated on Watch; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on France 4; The Girl Who Waited repeated on ABC2; Closing Time repeated on TV3; The Rings of Akhaten repeated on Karusel; Cold War repeated on RAI4; and 
Hide repeated on Ztélé
2014 The Daemons, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Retro 
TV; The Sun Makers, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror; 
Warriors' Gate, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Girl in 
the Fireplace and Rise of the Cybermen both repeated on BBC America; 
The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on Watch; Planet of the Ood repeated on KCPT2; The Doctor's Wife repeated on KLRU; Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on Really Scary TV; 
Flatline and In the Forest of the Night both repeated on Fox, Germany; and 12 Again: Doctor Who Special repeated on CBBC

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #302


1944 - Actor Ian Don Marter born in Coventry
1963 - Studio filming on The Daleks began at Ealing
1967 The Abominable Snowmen, Episode 5 first broadcast
1978 The Stones of Blood, Part 1 first screened
1982 - Actor Matthew Robert Smith born in Northampton
1986 - Actor Ian Marter died, aged 42 in London
1990 100,000 BC, Episode 4: The Firemaker repeated on BSB
1993 The Daleks, Episode 1: The Dead Planet repeated on UK Gold
1994 Timelash, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Daleks, Episode 3: The Escape first screened on Space
1998 The Daleks, Episode 4: The Ambush repeated on Space; and 
The Three Doctors, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 5 repeated on Space; and Remembrance of the DaleksPart 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Planet of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Invasion of Time, Part 5 first screened on Prairie PTV
2001 - The Ambassadors of Death and Inferno Omnibuses both 
repeated on MPT; and Warriors of the Deep Omnibus repeated on 
UK Gold
2003 The Power of Kroll, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
2005 Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways both repeated on UK Gold
2006 World War Three repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Satan Pit
Love & MonstersFear HerArmy of Ghosts and Doomsday all repeated on UK Gold
2007 World War Three repeated on WXXI; The Empty Child and 
Doctor Who Confidential: Special Effects both repeated on WUFT; 
and School Reunion repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 The Next Doctor repeated on BBC3
2010 Doctor Who Live moved to Cardiff International Arena; The Lazarus Experiment repeated on Space; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 2 repeated on BBC2
2011 World War Three repeated on BBC America; The Idiot's 
Lantern repeated on Watch; and Vincent and the Doctor repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Time Warrior, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; 
The Sound of DrumsLast of the Time Lords and The Eleventh Hour all repeated on Fox, Germany; The Time of Angels repeated on Watch; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on MPTV; The Power of Three repeated on BBC America; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bigger on the Inside and Double Trouble both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Cobwebs, Episode 3 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2013 The Pirate Planet, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Earthshock Omnibus repeated on Space; The Empty Child repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Family of Blood and Blink both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Love & MonstersThe Stolen EarthJourney's EndThe End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on BBC America; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Victory of the DaleksThe Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone all repeated on Watch; The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood both repeated on France 4; Night Terrors repeated on ABC2; The God Complex repeated on TV3; The Bells of Saint John repeated on Karusel; The Rings of Akhaten repeated on RAI4; Cold War repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Doctor's Revisited: The Fifth Doctor first screened on Space; and The Doctor's Revisited: The Tenth Doctor first screened on BBC America
2014 Colony in Space, Episode 6 and The Daemons, Episode 1 both first screened on Retro TV; The Sontaran Experiment, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror; State of Decay, Parts 3 and 4 and The Eleventh Hour all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Tooth and Claw and School Reunion both repeated on BBC America; The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet both repeated on Watch; Doomsday repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Fires of Pompeii repeated on KCPT2; Hide repeated on Ztélé; and The Crimson Horror repeated on France 4

Doctor Who Vs. The Avengers, Series 5B

This cult British fantasy show returned to ITV in the autumn of 1967 then American screens in early 1968, and again starred Patrick McNee and Diana Rigg as English spies John Steed and Mrs Emma Peel.
The show's fifth production block was extended when Rigg agreed to remain for the rest of the season. Like her predecessor Honor Blackman, Rigg was later cast in the James Bond franchise, as Tracy di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty's Secret Service opposite George Lazenby. 
Rigg's final eight stories, featured Anneke Wills (pictured as Judy Channerin in part three), Nicholas Courtney (as Captain Gifford in the final serial - and both making their second appearances in The Avengers), Peter Cushing (as Paul Beresford in the first story) and twenty-four other Doctor Who cast connections:

Return of the Cybernauts (UK TX [London]: September 28 1967 & US [New York] TX: February 21 1968)
  • Fulton Mackay (Chadwick) played Dr. Quinn in The Silurians
  • Roger Hammond (Russell) was Francis Bacon in The Chase: The Executioners, Dr. Runciman in Mawdryn Undead, and voiced Harold Withers for The Eternal Summer (Big Finish, 2009)
  • for Noel Coleman (Conroy) and Frederick Jaeger (Benson) see the Series 2 episodes, Traitor in Zebra and Death of a Great Dane respectively
Death's Door (UK TX: October 5 & US TX: January 31)
  • William Lucas (Stapley) was Range in Frontios
  • for Peter Thomas (Saunders) see Series 4: Small Game for Big Hunters
The £50,000 Breakfast (UK TX: October 12 & US TX: February 28)
  • John Baker (Mourner here, and Hallam in You Have Just Been Murdered) was a Time Lord in (the first episode of) Colony in Space, a Meditator in Planet of the Spiders and Ralph in The Visitation (1)
  • for Nigel Lambert (Doctor) and Jon Laurimore (Guard) see Series 4 stories, The Master Minds and Honey for the Prince
Dead Man's Treasure (UK TX: October 19 & US TX: March 13)
  • for Edwin Richfield (Alex) and Neil McCarthy (Carl) see Series 1 episodes, Girl on the Trapeze and Brought to Book
  • Rio Fanning (Danvers) was Harker in Horror of Fang Rock
You Have Just Been Murdered 
UK TX: October 26 & US TX: January 24)
  • Barrie Ingham (Unwin) was Alydon in Dr. Who and the Daleks, then Prince Paris in The Myth Makers (according to IMDB, he is one of just ten actors to have speaking roles in both Doctor Who and the Star Trek franchises)
  • for Leslie French (Rathbone) see Series 2: Death of a Great Dane
  • Clifford Cox (Chalmers) was the Sergeant in (the third episode of) Spearhead from Space
The Positive Negative Man
(UK TX: November 3 & US TX: January 17)

Murdersville (UK TX: November 10 & US TX: February 7)
  • Eric Flynn (Croft) was Leo Ryan in The Wheel in Space
  • for Robert Cawdron (Banks) see Series 4: A Touch of Brimstone
  • Joseph Greig (Higgins) was one of the titular aliens in The Sensorites
  • for Geoffrey Colville (Purser) see Series 3: Concerto
  • Tony Caunter (Miller) was Morgan in Colony in Space, and Jackson in Enlightenment
  • Big Finish artist Gareth Thomas (Assassin) voiced Lord Tamworth for Storm Warning (2001), Kalendorf for Return of the Daleks (2006), and Morax for Last of the Colophon (2014)
Mission... Highly Improbable 
(UK TX: November 17 & US TX: January 10)
  • Kevin Stoney (Bancroft) played Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan, Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion, and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • for Dinny Powell (Karl) see Series 4: The Cybernauts
  • for Richard Leech (Drew) see Series 2: Traitor in Zebra

Monday, 27 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #301


1923 - Producer Peter Bryant born in London
1979 The Creature from the Pit, Part 1 first broadcast
1990 100,000 BC, Episode 3: The Forest of Fear repeated on BSB
1991 - Writer Paul Erickson died in Britain, aged 70
1993 The Deadly Assassin, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Two Doctors, Part 5 (6 part version) repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Brain of Morbius, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Mark of the Rani, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Daleks, Episode 2: The Survivors first screened on Space
1998 The Daleks, Episode 3: The Escape repeated on Space; and The Three Doctors, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 4 repeated on Space; and Remembrance of the DaleksPart 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 - The Green Death, Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2001 The Horns of Nimon, Part 3 first screened on Prairie PTV; and The Five Doctors repeated on UK Gold
2002 - Robot, Part 4 repeated on WSKG; City of Death Omnibus repeated on MPT; and Enlightenment Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2003 The Power of Kroll, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
2005 The Doctor Dances and Boom Town both repeated on UK Gold
2006 The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on UK Gold
2007 - Boom Town repeated and Doctor Who Confidential: Unsung Heroes and Violent Death first screened, both on LPB; and Rise of the Cybermen first screened on Nederland 2
2009 The Sontaran Stratagem and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Send in the Clones both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Journey's End and Doctor Who Confidential: The End of an Era both repeated on BBC3
2010 Father's Day and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Time Trouble both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Space; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 1 repeated on BBC2
2011 The Pirate Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Aliens of London repeated on BBC America; and Cold Blood and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The End of an Era both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Time of Angels repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Almost People first screened on DR3; and Let's Kill HitlerNight Terrors and The Girl Who Waited all first screened on France 4
2013 Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; 
Pyramids of Mars Omnibus, The Hungry EarthCold BloodVincent 
and the DoctorThe LodgerThe Pandorica OpensThe Big Bang
A Christmas Carol and The Impossible Astronaut all repeated on Space; The Ribos Operation, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Vengeance on Varos Omnibus and The End of Time, Part 1 both repeated on Watch; Father's DayDinosaurs on a Spaceship and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Double Trouble all repeated on UKTV (Aus); 
The Christmas InvasionThe Runaway BrideBlinkVoyage of the Damned and Silence in the Library repeated on BBC America; Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
The Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Forest of the Dead repeated on BBC America and BBC Entertainment Latin America; MidnightTurn Left and The Rings of Akhaten all repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and UKTV; Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars both 
repeated on BBC America and BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Victory of the Daleks and The Vampires of Venice both 
repeated on Fox, Germany; The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone 
both repeated on Fox and France 4; Amy's Choice repeated on Space and Fox; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD and Prime; Night Terrors repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD and TV3; The Girl Who Waited repeated on TV3; A Town Called Mercy repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Power of Three repeated on Jeem TV (UK); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on MPTV; The Bells of Saint John repeated on Iowa PTV; The Science of Doctor Who 
first screened on ABC2; The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 2 repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); The Doctors Revisited: The Fourth Doctor first screened on Space; The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor first screened on Watch; and Doctor Who Confidential: Shadow Play repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East
2014 The Time Warrior, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on Horror; 
State of Decay, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Christmas Invasion and New Earth both repeated on BBC America; The Age of Steel repeated on Watch; Army of Ghosts repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Hungry Earth repeated on WPT; The Crimson Horror repeated on WSIU; and Kill the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Doctor Who On This Day #300


1987 Paradise Towers, Part 4 first broadcast
1988 Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 4 first screened
1993 The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Brain of Morbius, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1997 Full Circle Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Daleks, Episode 2: The Survivors repeated on Space; The Three Doctors, Episodes 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Mark of the Rani Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1999 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 3 repeated on Space; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2002 Terminus Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2003 Inferno, Episodes 1 and 2 and Mawdryn Undead Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold
2005 Father's Day and The Empty Child both repeated on UK Gold
2006 The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet both repeated on UK Gold; and Totally Doctor Who (#1.6) repeated on CBBC
2007 The Age of Steel repeated on UK Gold
2008 - The Satan Pit repeated on WXXI; and Max Warp first broadcast on Radio 7
2009 Blink and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Do You Remember the First Time? both repeated on ABC2
2010 The Long GameThe Fires of PompeiiDoctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: The Dark Side and The Italian Job all repeated on UKTV (Aus); Daleks in Manhattan and Amy's Choice both repeated on Space; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 2 first screened on CBBC
2011 -The Pirate Planet, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Unquiet Dead repeated on BBC America; The Hungry Earth 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, Episodes 1 & 2 both repeated on CBBC
2012 The Three Doctors, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Eleventh Hour repeated on BBC3; and Let's Kill Hitler 
repeated on BBC America
2013 Earthshock Omnibus repeated on Watch; Partners in Crime
The Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the Ood and The Sontaran Stratagem 
all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Poison SkyThe Doctor's DaughterThe Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library also repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Waters of Mars repeated on Fox, Germany; The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2, The Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below all repeated on Fox and France 4; Victory of the Daleks 
repeated on France 4; Closing Time repeated on BBC Nordic; The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on TV3; The Power of Three repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen both repeated on RAI4; The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor first screened on Watch; and Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East
2014 The Brain of Morbius, Part 2 repeated on KPTS; Nightmare of Eden, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Full Circle, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Aliens of London repeated on KNCT; 
Father's Day and The Empty Child both repeated on Watch; Fear Her, The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock all repeated on UKTV (NZ); Army of Ghosts and Doctor Who Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood both 
repeated on Iowa PTV; The Lazarus Experiment and 42 both repeated on KCPT; Utopia, The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords and Voyage of the Damned all repeated on KCPT2; The Hungry Earth repeated on WPT; The Doctor's Wife repeated on KLRU; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on OETA; Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on RAI4; Listen repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Kill the Moon first screened on YLE TV2 and repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Mummy on the Orient Express first screened on BBC Polska; Flatline first screened on Prime and repeated on BBC America; In the Forest of the Night first screened on BBC America and Space and repeated on BBC3; Doctor Who Extra: 
In the Forest of the Night repeated on BBC Red Button; and The Ultimate Guide: Cutdowns, Part 2 repeated on BBC3

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock, Series 1


Sherlock was conceived in 2008 by current Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat and fellow writer Mark Gatiss, as a modern-day adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Both served as series executive producers and scripted the first and third stories respectively - Gatiss also played the elder Holmes brother, Mycroft (pictured right).
Departing Time Lord Matt Smith actually auditioned for the part of that other Doctor, Watson, now portrayed here by Martin Freeman (left). 
The untransmitted, hour-long pilot of A Study in Pink (filmed in 2009) was eventually remade a year later, and the three episodes (produced in reverse order) were first broadcast in the summer of 2010, on both BBC One and HD.

Twenty-eight regular cast and crew members here with links to Doctor Who are:
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, centre) voiced famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter in Forty Five: Fake Gods (Big Finish, 2008) - he is the son of Wanda Ventham, veteran of three 'classic' era adventures
  • Una Stubbs (Mrs Hudson) voiced Flo in Horror of Glam Rock (BF, 2007)
  • Rupert Graves (Inspector Greg Lestrade) played John Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) voiced Charlotte for The Foe from the Future (BF, 2012)
  • Vinette Robinson (DS Sally Donovan) was Abi Lerner in 42
  • cinematographer Steve Lawes was a focus puller on Rose, and the following four episodes
  • production designer Arwel Jones has worked on forty-two installments of the revived series, Time CrashAttack of the Graske, twenty-four episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Toby Ford was also first assistant director on A Good Man Goes to War
  • third assistant director Barry Phillips was a floor runner on The Runaway BrideThe Shakespeare CodeDaleks in Manhattan and The Lazarus Experiment
  • Richard Dyer was also the sound recordist on The Satan Pit two-parter
  • SFX supervisor Danny Hargreaves had worked on thirty recent episodes
  • VFX supervisor James Etherington was an artist on MidnightThe Next Doctor and The Big Bang
  • Marcus Shakesheff was a stuntman on The End of Time too
  • Lee Sheward was also the stunt co-ordinator on eleven stories, and Torchwood: Miracle Day
  • James Scott was focus puller on Closing Time too
  • Louise Martin was also costume assistant on eighteen episodes, from Voyage of the Damned to The End of Time
  • Lee Bhogal was assistant editor on four stories, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the most recent Torchwood series too
  • Nicky James was also the location manager on sixteen adventures, from The Curse of the Black Spot to The Name of the Doctor, and twenty Torchwood installments
  • script supervisor Llinos Wyn Jones was production assistant on Attack of the Cybermen, and later worked on the revivied series and Torchwood 
  • Doug Sinclair was also supervising sound editor on forty-two episodes, from Rose to The Waters of MarsTorchwoodand The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Dewi Thomas was stand-by props on Blink and Closing Time too 
  • Paul Jones was also stand-by carpenter on fifteen stories (from The Runaway Bride to Closing Time), Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • foley mixer Will Everett was foley editor on Planet of the DeadThe Waters of MarsThe End of TimeTorchwood: Children of Earth and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Julie Ankerson was also foley artist on over one-hundred installments, from Rose to The Name of the Doctor, and both spin-off TV series
  • art director Dafydd Shurmer was stand-by director on Blink,The Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks and Let's Kill Hitler
  • Christina Tom was also graphic designer on thirty-two stories, from Human Nature to The Day of the Doctor, andThe Sarah Jane Adventures
  • make-up designer Claire Pritchard was an artist on ten episodes, from Dalek to Love & Monsters and The Time of the Doctor
  • composer David Arnold had also provided a new arrangement of the Doctor Who theme tune for Big Finish's Eighth Doctor releases
This three-part series began another repeat run on BBC Three last night, and featured twenty-one other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
Pilot (Unaired)
  • Zawe Ashton (Donovan) played Journey Blue in Into the Dalek
  • Joseph Long (Angelo) was Rocco Colasanto in Turn Left
  • film editor Nick Arthurs also edited The Curse of the Fatal Death and Hide
  • Joelle Rumbelow was also set decorator (here and on The Great Game) on The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Waters of Mars and The Snowmen, after serving as props buyer on nine earlier episodes (from Boom Town to Forest of the Dead), then latterly as art director on The Crimson Horror
    A Study in Pink (BBC TX: July 25, July 26, November 9, November 28 2010/July 20, December 24 2011/May 17 2013/October 25 2014 - Alibi TX: Boxing Day 2013 January 7 & 8 2014)
    • Philip Davis (Jeff) and Victoria Wicks (Margaret) both featured in Fires of Pompeii, as Lucius and the High Priestess respectively
    • Peter Brooke (Passenger) was a Man in Daleks in Manhattan
    • stuntman Paul Heasman was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis, and the stunt arranger on Survival
    • Iwan Roberts was also the location manager on fourteen recent episodes, from A Christmas Carol to The Day of the Doctor
    The Blind Banker (BBC TX: August 1, August 2, November 16, December 5 2010/July 27, December 25 2011/May 24 2013/November 1 2014 - Alibi TX: January 14 & 15 2014)
    • penned by Steve Thompson, writer of The Curse of the Black Spot and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
    • director Euros Lyn had also helmed ten revived series adventures (from The End of the World to The End of Time), Music of the Spheres and Torchwood: Children of Earth
    • Gemma Chan (Soo Lin Yao) was Mia Bennett in Waters of Mars
    • Bertie Carvel (Wilkes) was the Mysterious Man in The Lazarus Experiment
    • Paul Chequer (DI Dimmock) voiced a Servo Robot for Serpent Crest: Tsar Wars (AudioGo, 2011)
    • Olivia Poulet (Amanda) voiced Myrren for the forthcoming Big Finish play, Requiem for the Rocket Men
    The Great Game (BBC TX: August 8, August 9, November 23, December 12 2010/August 3, December 26 2011/May 31 2013/November 8 2014 - Alibi TX: January 19 2014)
    • here we finally see James Moriarty (Andrew Scott, who appeared with Gatiss and David Tennant in The Quatermass Experiment remake of 2005)
    • John Sessions (Kenny) voiced General Tannis for Death Comes to Time, Mozart for 100: My Own Private Wolfgang (2007), Roland for Castle of Fear (2009, both for Big Finish), and provided the voice of Gus for Mummy on the Orient Express
    • David Ryall (Huxley) was Carthok/Valentine in Phantasmagoria (BF, 1999)
    • Rita Davies (Blind Lady) voiced Janneus in Primeval (BF, 2001)
    • Jason Hunjan was also a stuntman on Voyage of the Damned and The Next Doctor
    • Jeany Spark (Homeless Girl) voiced Jelena for Prisoner of the Sun (BF, 2010)
    • and Peter Davison as the Planetarium Voice

    Saturday, 25 October 2014

    Doctor Who On This Day #299


    1975 - Pyramids of Mars, Part 1 first broadcast
    1980 Full Circle, Part 1 first screened
    1986 Mindwarp, Part 8 first screened
    1989 The Curse of Fenric, Part 1 first screened
    1993 The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
    1994 - The Two Doctors, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
    1995 The Brain of Morbius, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
    1998 The Romans, Episode 2: All Roads Lead to Rome repeated 
    on Space; The Sea Devils Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Time 
    Monster, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on LPB; Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MPBN; Genesis of the Daleks, Part 
    3 repeated on WQED; The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on KSPS; State of Decay Omnibus repeated on WFWA; Logopolis Omnibus repeated on WTBU; The Visitation, Part 1 repeated on WUSF; The Caves of Androzani, Part 2 repeated on KRCB; Paradise Towers, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; and Survival Omnibus repeated on WCET
    1999 - The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 2 repeated on Space; 
    The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and 
    Nightmare of Eden Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
    2000 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
    2003 Inferno, Episodes 1 and 2 and Snakedance Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold; and Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on Sci Fi (UK)
    2005 Dalek and The Long Game both repeated on UK Gold
    2006 Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel both repeated on
    UK Gold; and The Evil of the Daleks premiered at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth (Licensed by the BBC and the Terry Nation estate, this 4-day stage version was adapted and directed by Nick Scovell, who also played the Doctor, and producer Rob Thrush provided the Dalek voices)
    2007 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on UK Gold
    2009 The Idiot's Lantern repeated on WXXI; and The Stolen 
    Earth repeated and Greatest Moments: Donna first screened, both
    on BBC3
    2010 -  Doctor Who Live moved to the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham; 
    Dalek and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Daleks both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Evolution of the Daleks repeated on BBC3; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Episode 1 first screened on CBBC
    2011 The Ribos Operation, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of the World repeated on BBC America; Journey's End and Amy's Choice both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and 
    Dreamland Omnibus repeated on CBBC
    2012 The Time Monster, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); A Good Man Goes to War repeated on BBC America; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Are We There Yet? repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2013 The Satan Pit repeated on BBC America; The Family of Blood repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Partners in CrimeThe Fires of Pompeii and Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Poison Sky repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Stolen EarthJourney's EndThe Next Doctor and The Eleventh Hour all repeated on Watch; The Hungry Earth repeated on France 4; Day of the Moon repeated on BBC3; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on TV3; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on ABC2; Closing Time repeated on BBC Nordic; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on RAI4; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Born Identity repeated on UKTV (Aus)
    2014 Terror of the Autons Omnibus repeated on Horror; Colony in Space, Episodes 4 and 5 both first screened on Retro TV; The Long Game repeated on UKTV (Aus); Father's Day and The Empty Child both repeated on Watch and UKTV (Aus)Daleks in Manhattan 
    repeated on UKTV (NZ); Blink, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Partners in Crime 
    repeated on Syfy (Aus) and KCPT2; Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead both repeated on Space; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on OETA and RAI4; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on RAI4; The God Complex and Closing Time both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); 
    The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan both repeated 
    on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Listen first screened on DR3; Kill the Moon repeated on BBC Nordic; Mummy on the Orient Express repeated on Fox, Germany; Flatline repeated on ABC2 and Fox; In the Forest of the Night first screened on BBC1, ABC1 and Fox; Doctor Who Extra: Flatline first screened on ABC2; Doctor Who Extra: In the Forest of the Night released on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; and The Ultimate Guide repeated on BBC3