Monday, 30 May 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Where Eagles Dare

Released in late 1968, this classic World War Two film 
from MGM was shown again on Channel 5 tonight. The 
action centres on a fictional Allied rescue mission in the 
Bavarian Alps.
Scottish novelist Alistair MacLean (1922-1987) wrote both 
the screenplay and the book, his twelfth, at the same time.
The noted phrase used here ("Broadsword calling Danny 
Boy") was referenced by Mark Gatiss in his script for 
Victory of the Daleks.
The cast, headed by Richard Burton (1925-1984) and Clint Eastwood (born 1930), featured nineteen Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:
  • Peter Barkworth (Berkeley) played Clent in The Ice Warriors
  • William Squire (Thomas) was the Shadow in The Armageddon Factor
  • Jack Silk (Officer) was a stuntman on The Daemons 
  • Robert Beatty (Carnaby) was General Cutler in The Tenth Planet
  • Neil McCarthy (MacPherson) was Barnham in The Mind of Evil, and Thawn in The Power of Kroll
  • Anton Diffring (Kramer) was another Nazi, De Flores in Silver Nemesis
  • Derren Nesbitt (Von Hapen) was Tegana (pictured) in Marco Polo, and voiced Thomas Dodd for Big Finish's Spare Parts (2002) and Quences in Unbound: Auld Mortality (2003)
  • Ingrid Pitt (Heidi) and Ian McCulloch (Officer) both starred in Warriors of the Deep, as Solow and Nilson respectively, and the former was also Queen Galleia in The Time Monster - Pitt and her husband, Tony Rudlin, submitted a Doctor Who script in 1984, which was eventually produced as The Macros by Big Finish (2010)
  • Richard Beale (Orderly) voiced a Refusian in The Ark, and a Broadcaster for The Macra Terror, then appeared as Bat Masterson in The Gunfighters, and as a Minister in The Green Death
  • Derek Newark (Major) was Za in 100,000 BC, and Greg Sutton in Inferno
  • extra Jim Dowdall had three uncredited classic era roles - a Guerilla in Day of the Daleks, a Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, and a Warnsman in Frontios
  • Max Faulkner (Hartmann) was Corporal Adams in The Android Invasion, and Nesbin in The Invasion of Time, and had uncredited roles in eight other stories of the 1970's
  • Harry Fielder (Soldier) a veteran of fifteen 'classic' era appearances, was 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 in Shada 
  • Nigel Lambert (Soldier) was Hardin in The Leisure Hive
  • Jim Tyson (Innkeeper) was the Bald Man in The Chase: Flight Through Eternity
  • stuntman Alf Joint doubled for Burton here, and was later stunt arranger on Battlefield
  • Ted Lloyd and Anthony Waye both worked on Dr. Who and the Daleks - as the production manager and assistant director respectively

Doctor Who On This Day #151

1964 - The Aztecs, Episode 2: The Warriors of Death first screened on BBCtv
1966 - Associate Producer/Director Mervyn Pinfield died, aged 54
1970 Inferno, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1993 Inferno Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1994 Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1995 - The Sea Devils, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1998 Planet of Giants, Episode 1 repeated on Space
1999 - Composer Don Harper died in Australia, aged 78; The Tomb of the 
Cybermen, Episode 3 repeated on WQED; The War Games, Episode 5 repeated
on Space; Inferno, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; The Daemons
Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; The Curse of Peladon, Episode 4 and 
The Sea Devils, Episode 1 both repeated on NHPTV; Planet of the Spiders, Parts
5 and 6 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Robot, Part 4 repeatd on Twin Cities PTV; Genesis of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on KNME and Part 1 repeated 
on Lakeshore PTV; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; The 
Brain of Morbius, Part 4 repeated on WQED; The Hand of Fear, Parts 1 and 2 both
repeated on MPBN; The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Logopolis 
Omnibus repeated on KSPS; and Enlightenment, Part 2 repeated on WUSF
2000 - The Seeds of Death, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Web 
of Fear premiered at the Portsmouth Arts Centre [Performed by the Bedlam 
Theatre Co. and reworked as two 50-minute plays, the script was adapted by 
Rob Thrush (also cast as Colonel Lethbridge Stewart) Nick Scovell played the 
Doctor, John-Paul McCrohon was Jamie, and Nancy Holloway was Victoria]
2001 The Power of Kroll, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 - Pyramids of Mars Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Shada, Episode 
5 released on BBCi
2007 The Satan Pit repeated on UK Gold
2008 The Runaway Bride repeated on BBC3
2009 The Girl in the Fireplace and Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on UNC-MX; and The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: You've Got the Look both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2010 - The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: You've Got 
the Look both repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sontaran Stratagem and Doctor Who Confidential: Send in the Clones both first screened on WXXI; The Vampires 
of Venice first screened on Space; Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: Arthurian Legend both first screened on ABC1; and The Beast of Orlok, Episode 1 first broadcast on Radio 7
2011 - The Satan Pit repeated on Watch; The Almost People repeated on BBC3; and Cradle of the Snake, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2012 World War Three repeated on BBC America; New Earth first screened on
YLE TV2; The Age of Steel and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: From Zero to 
Hero both repeated on ABC2;  Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: What Goes on 
Tour repeated on UKTV (Aus); Survival of the Fittest, Episode 4 repeated and The 
Architects of History, Episode 1 first broadcast, both on Radio 4 Extra
2013 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Idiot's Lantern 
and The Impossible Planet both repeated on BBC America; The Poison Sky and 
Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on BBC
Entertainment Asia Pacific; Turn Left and The Stolen Earth both repeated on Watch; Cold Blood repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Pandorica Opens first screened
on YLE TV2; The Wedding of River Song repeated on DR3; The Name of the Doctor 
first screened on Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Open All Hours 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Ark in Space, Part 1, Warriors of the Deep, Part 2, RoseThe End of 
the WorldThe Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonThe Poison Sky and Cold Blood all 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 both first screened 
on Horror; The Long Game repeated on RAI4; Doomsday repeated on KCPT2; 
The Family of Blood and Blink both repeated on Fox (Germany); Journey's End 
and The Next Doctor both repeated on BBC America; The Eleventh Hour repeated 
on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and KLRU; The Beast Below repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Rebel FleshThe Almost People and A Good 
Man Goes to War all repeated on Really Scary TV; The Power of ThreeThe Angels Take ManhattanThe Bells of Saint John and The Rings of Akhaten all repeated on BBC3; and The Day of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2015 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 3 to 6 and Horror of Fang RockParts 
1 and 2 all repeated and The Mark of the RaniParts 1 and 2 (of 4) both first 
screened, all on Retro TV; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 2 and 3, Smith and Jones, 
The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the 
Daleks all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated 
on Horror; Rose repeated on France 4; The Empty Child, The Doctor Dance and 
Boom Town all repeated on FX (India); The Impossible Planet repeated on UNC
-MX; Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran 
StratagemThe Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter all repeated on Fox 
(Germany); Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on UKTV (NZ); Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects all repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Impossible AstronautDay of the MoonThe Curse of the Black Spot and The Wife all repeated on BBC America; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on OETA; Night Terrors repeated on
Jeem TV (Middle East); The Girl Who WaitedThe God Complex, Closing Time, 
The Wedding of River Song and Asylum of the Daleks all repeated on BBC Nordic 
HD and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three and The Angels 
of Manhattan all repeated on UKTV (Aus);  Listen repeated on RAI4; Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and UNC-MX; Doctor Who Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Wrath of the Iceni first broadcast on Radio
4 Extra

Doctor Who Vs. Messiah, Series 5: The Rapture

Again co-produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Great Meadow, this dark and gritty two-part thriller (the fourth and final sequel to Messiahwhich was based on the 1999 crime novel by Boris Starling), was an original sceenplay from Oliver Brown. 
Northampton-born actor Marc Warren  now led the cast as new DCI Joseph Walker, alongside Marsha Thomason and Daniel Ryan as Detective Sergeants Mel Palmer and Terry Hedges.
First shown over two consecutive nights in January 2008, Messiah V began another repeat run on the
Drama channel last night, and featured thirteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Warren appeared in Love & Monsters as Elton Pope (pictured)
  • Ryan played Biff Cane in Midnight
  • Rory Kinnear (Dean) voiced Samuel Belfrage for Big Finish's Industrial Evolution (2011)
  • Big Finish artist Niall Macgregor (Moore) voiced Robert for Home Truths (2008), The Drowned World (2009), and The Guardian of the Solar System (2010)
  • Nina Sosanya (Sarah) was Trish Webber in Fear Her, and voiced Captain Anna Maynard for Aquitaine (BF, 2016)
  • Sasha Behar (Salma) was Spurrina in The Fires of Pompeii
  • Paul Kennington was also a stuntman on Rise of the CybermenThe Age of SteelArmy of GhostsDoomsday and The Doctor's Daughter 
  • Nicholas Brown was also first assistant director on eight episodes (from The Curse of the Black Spot to The Name of the Doctor)
  • Roger Dobson (ADR editor), Nigel Squibbs (dialogue editor) and Tony Gibson (sound FX editor) all worked on An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • Adam Ridge was a boom operator on Music of the Spheres too
  • ADR recordist Paul McFadden was dialogue or sound editor on eighty-one installments of the revived run (from Rose to The Power of Three), Time CrashThe Infinite QuestTorchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Doctor Who On This Day #150

1965 - The Chase, Episode 2: The Death of Time first screened on BBC1
1968 - The Smugglers, Episode 1, The Tenth Planet, Episode 1, The Power of 
the Daleks, Episodes 1 and 5, The Highlanders, Episode 1 and The Underwater 
Menace, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC 
1970 The Dominators, Episodes 2, 4 and 5 repeated and The Mind Robber,
Episode 1 first screened, all on ABC
1971 - The Daemons, Episode 2 first screened on BBC1
1976 The Ark in SpacePart 1 first screened oABC 
1977 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 5 first screened on TV2 (NZ); and Robot
Part and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 repeated and Revenge of the
Cybermen, Part 3 repeated and Part 4 first screened, all on ABC
1978 Spearhead from Space, Episode 1 and The Three Doctors, Episodes 
3 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1979 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1 and 3 both repeated on ABC
1980 Image of the Fendahl, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1981 The Android Invasion, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 Destiny of the DaleksPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - Horror of Fang Rock, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and Kinda, Part
2 repeated on ABC
1985 The Monster of Peladon, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - The Sea Devils, Episode 3 repeated on ABC; and Four to Doomsday,
Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - Actress Pearl Mackie born in Brixton; and The Mind of Evil, Episode 
4 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Invasion of the Dinosaurs Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Timelash, Part 2 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1991 The Creature from the Pit, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 The Mutants, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 - The Time Meddler, Episode 4: Checkmate repeated on TV2 (NZ); and
The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1994 The Creature from the Pit Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Sea Devils, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Horns 
of Nimon Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 Planet of Giants, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and The Mysterious Planet, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The War Games, Episode 4 repeated on Space; Day of the Daleks, Episode
 4 and The Curse of Peladon, Episode 1 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Sea Devils
 Omnibus repeated on MPT; Planet of the Spiders, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Pyramids of Mars, Part 3 first screened on Prairie PTV; The Brain of Morbius, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on BBC America; The Pirate Planet, Part
3 repeated on BBC Prime; The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus);
and The Curse of Fenric Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus) and WUFT
2000 The Daleks, Episode 7: The Rescue repeated on Prime; The Seeds of 
Death, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The King's Demons Omnibus
repeated on KQED Plus 
2001 Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; The Power 
of Kroll, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Creature from the Pit, Part
4 repeated on Prime
2002 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); The 
Happiness Patrol, Part 1 repeated on BBC Prime; and The Curse of Fenric, Part
1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 4 repeated on Tele 5 (Poland); and Revenge 
of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2004 - The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV
2005 - Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Doctor Dances 
repeated on BBC3
2007 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on UK Gold; and The Idiot's Lantern 
repeated on BBC4
2008 Terror of the AutonsEpisodes 3 and 4 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi
2009 The Girl in the Fireplace and Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on UNC-MX; and Last of the Time Lords repeated on BBC3
2010 - Boom Town repeated on Syfy (Russia); The Fires of PompeiiPlanet 
of the OodThe Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky all repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Cold Blood first screened on BBC1 and BBC HD; and Doctor Who
Confidential: What Goes on Tour first screened on BBC3 and repeated on BBC HD
2011 - The Keeper of TrakenLogopolis and Four to Doomsday Omnibuses all
 repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Impossible Planet and Army of Ghosts both repeated
on Watch; Victory of the Daleks and Doctor Who Confidential: War Games both repeated on MPTV; Cold Blood first screened on KBS2; The Rebel Flesh repeated
on BBC America; and The Almost People repeated on BBC3
2012 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; Rose and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: After Effects both 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Unquiet Dead and Aliens of London both repeated
on BBC America; The Christmas Invasion repeated on YLE TV2; Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Cybermen both repeated
on ABC2; and Survival of the Fittest, Episode 3 repeated and Episode 4 first
broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2013 The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Rise of the 
CybermenThe Age of SteelVincent and the DoctorThe Pandorica Opens and
The Big Bang all repeated on BBC America; The Sontaran Stratagem and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Friends Reunited both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia
 Pacific; Forest of the Dead and Midnight both repeated on Watch; The Hungry
 Earth repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Lodger first screened on YLE TV2 and
repeated on BBC America; Closing Time repeated on DR3; and The Rings of
Akhaten first screened on Syfy (Netherlands)
2014 Robot, Part 4, Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 and The Sontaran Stratagem 
all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened
on Horror; Dalek repeated on RAI4; Army of Ghosts repeated on KCPT2; 42 and 
Human Nature both repeated on Fox (Germany); Turn Left repeated on BBC
America; The Stolen Earth repeated on BBC America and TV3 (Spain); Journey's 
End repeated on TV3; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on Really Scary TV;
and The Name of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2015 The Daemons, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Talons 
of Weng-ChiangParts 5 and 6 both repeated and Attack of the CybermenParts
 3 and 4 (of 4) both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Doctor Dances repeated 
and Boom Town first screened on FX (India); New Earth, Tooth and Claw, Smith 
and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan all repeated 
on Syfy (Aus); The Sound of Drums repeated on TV Cultura; Planet of the Ood 
repeated on ABC2; The Stolen EarthDoctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look and Welcome to Torchwood all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific;
The Next Doctor repeated on KLRU; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on 
KCPT2; The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Closing 
Time and The Wedding of River Song both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC 
Polska HD; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and 
BBC Entertainment Latin America; A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three 
both repeated on UKTV (NZ); Hide and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS both 
repeated on DR3; Listen repeated on RAI4; and Dr. Who and the Daleks screened
on TCM (US)
2016 The Silurians, Episodes 5 to 7 and The Ambassadors of Death, Episode
 1 all repeated on Retro TV; The Mutants, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on 
WVPB; The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on KERA; Planet of Evil Omnibus
repeated on WFWA and WYCC; The Android Invasion Omnibus repeated on
WSRE; The Seeds of Doom, Part 2 repeated on KRWG; The Talons of Weng-
Chiang, Part 3 repeated on KPTS; Dragonfire, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on 
KBTC; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on EBRU; Evolution of the Daleks repeated 
on KCPT and EBRU; 4and Human Nature both repeated on BBC Polska HD;  
Turn Left and The Crimson Horror both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Victory of the Daleks repeated on Watch; The Wedding of River Song repeated on BBC First 
(Middle East); A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific;  
Time Heist repeated on Iowa PTV; Kill the Moon repeated on WILL and Fox (Germany); Mummy on the Orient Express repeated on Fox; Flatline repeated on WXXI; Death in Heaven repeated on MPTV; The Magician's Apprentice repeated on Syfy (Brazil) and Syfy (Latin America); The Witch's Familiar repeated on Syfy
(Brazil); and Under the Lake repeated on BBC First (Benelux)

Doctor Who Vs. The Railway Children

Shown again on ITV3 today, this much-loved period drama was based on the classic children's novel by Edith Nesbit (1858-1924). 
In The Railway Children (published
 in 1906), three Edwardian siblings embark on a series of adventures when they are forced to move from London to Yorkshire (after their father is wrongly accused of treason).
The story has been adapted for
television four times by the BBC
(in 1951 and the 1957 run was 
reworked in 1958), then by Carlton 
TV in 2000. The 1968 adaptation 
starred Jenny Agutter as Bobbie 
who was later cast in the cinematic
 remount. A BBC Radio 4 play and 
stage musical followed in 1991 
and 2005.
Scripted and directed by Lionel
Jeffries, the film was released to great acclaim in 1970, and starred Bernard Cribbins (pictured as porter Albert Perks) and seven other Doctor Who cast connections:
  • Dinah Sheridan (Mrs. Waterbury) played Chancellor Flavia in The Five Doctors
  • William Mervyn (Old Gentleman) was Sir Charles Summer in The War Machines
  • Iain Cuthbertson (Charles Waterbury) was Garron in The Ribos Operation
  • Jenny Agutter (Roberta 'Bobbie' Faraday) voiced Sekhmet for Big Finish's The Bride of Peladon (2008)
  • Erik Chitty (Photographer) was Charles Preslin in The Massacre: War of God, and Co-ordinator Engin in The Deadly Assassin
  • Dominic Allan (CID Man) was a Policeman in (episode 5 of) The Invasion
  • Richard Leech (Doctor) was Gatherer Hade in The Sun Makers
The BBC's eight-part series of 1957 featured Anneke Wills (as Bobbie), and 
seven other Doctor Who links:
  • Cavan Kendall (Peter) and Ivor Salter (Driver) both later appeared in The Myth Makers, as Achilles and Odysseus respectively - Salter was also the Morok Commander in The Space Museum, and Sergeant Markham in Black Orchid
  • John Baskcomb (Blacksmith) was Rossini in Terror of the Autons
  • Alan Curtis (Farmhand) was Major Green in The War Machines
  • Ysanne Churchman (Ruth) provided the voice of Alpha Centauri for both Peladon adventures, and voiced the titular villains for Planet of the Spiders
  • Leonard Kingston (Extea) was a Militiaman in The Smugglers (4)
  • Peter Sargent was also film cameraman on The Power of the Daleks, (part 1 of) The Curse of Peladon, and The Sea Devils
The seven-part version of 1968 (placed 96th in the BFI's 100 Greatest British Television Programmes poll of 2000) was directed by Julia Smith and starred another eight Doctor Who guest actors:
  • Gordon Gostelow (Perks) was Milo Clancey in The Space Pirates
  • John Ringham (Dr. Forrest) was Tlotoxl in The Aztecs, Josiah Blake inThe Smugglers, and Ashe in Colony in Space
  • Frederick Treves (Father) was Lieutenant Brotadac in Meglos
  • Mary Healey (Ruth) was a Killjoy in (part 1 of) The Happiness Patrol
  • Bart Allison (Signalman) was Maximus Pettulian in The Romans: The Slave Traders
  • Roy Denton (Valuer) was a Tribesman in 100,000 BC: The Cave of Skulls, and an Extra in The Silurians (6)
  • Colin Douglas (Farmer) was Donald Bruce in The Enemy of the World, and Reuben in Horror of Fang Rock
  • Will Stampe (Driver) was the First Man in The Massacre: Priest of Death
Agutter even appeared in ITV's dramatisation (now as Bobbie's mother), 
opposite Sir Richard Attenborough, Geoffrey Beevers and these six further 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • director Catherine Morshead and writer Simon Nye both later held the same posts on Amy's Choice, the former also helmed The Lodger
  • Howard Burden was also the costume designer on twenty-eight adventures, from Asylum of the Daleks to the present
  • Jemima Rooper (Bobbie) voiced Izzy Sinclair for The Company of Friends (BF, 2009)
  • David Bamber (Dr. Forrest) was Captain Quell in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Emperor Constantine for The Council of Nicaea (BF, 2005), and both Colonel Ulrik and Whitmore for The Four Doctors (BF, 2010)
  • JJ Field (Jim) voiced David McCallister for Blue Forgotten Planet (BF, 2009)

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Doctor Who On This Day #149

1940 - Director Frank Cox born in London
1965 - The Edge of DestructionEpisode 2 repeated on TV1 (NZ); and Marco
 Polo, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on ABC
1966 The Savages, Episode 1 first screened on BBC1
1968 - The War Machines, Episode 4, The Smugglers, Episode 4, The Tenth 
Planet, Episode 4, The Power of the Daleks, Episodes 4 and 6 and The Underwater
 Menace, Episode 2 all repeated on ABC
1972 - The War Games, Episode 2 repeated on ABC
1976 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 1 and The Sontaran ExperimentPart 2 both
repeated oABC
1979 - Spearhead from Space, Episode 2 and The Armageddon Factor, Part 
6 both repeated on ABC
1980 Image of the Fendahl, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC
1981 The Android Invasion, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 Destiny of the DaleksPart 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 first screened on KSPS; and Pyramids 
of MarsPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 Kinda, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1985 The Monster of Peladon, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - The Sea Devils, Episode 2 repeated on ABC; and Castrovalva, Part 
repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Mind of Evil, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 LogopolisParts 1 and 2 and The Visitation Omnibus all repeated on
 KQED Plus; and Castrovalva, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 - Revelation of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1991 The Creature from the Pit, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 The Mutants, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Three Doctors, Episode 1 repeated on UK Gold
1994 Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 The Curse of Peladon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 Terror of the Zygons, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Sensorites, Episode 6: A Desperate Venture repeated on Space;
 and The Mysterious Planet, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The War Games, Episode 3 repeated on Space and Episodes 6 to 10 all repeated on UK Gold; and The Green Death, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Robot, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Revenge of the Cybermen
Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on 
KUED; Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV; The Face of Evil, Part 
1 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Robots of Death, Part 4 repeated on Lakeshore PTV; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 repeated on WQED; The Creature from the Pit
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; The Invasion of Time Omnibus repeated 
on KNME; State of Decay, Part 1 repeated on BBC Prime; The Keeper of Traken 
Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Two Doctors, Part 5 (of 6) repeated on WUSF; and Time and the Rani Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2001 The Krotons Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; Terror of the Zygons
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America; The Power of Kroll, Part 2 repeated
on UKTV (Aus); and The Creature from the Pit, Part 3 repeated on Prime
2002 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); and Ghost Light, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on Tele 5 (Poland); and Revenge 
of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2005 - Time Flight Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The End of the World first 
screened on ABC1; and The Doctor Dances and Doctor Who Confidential: Weird Science both first screened
2006 The Empty Child repeated on People+ Arts; and The Idiot's Lantern 
repeated on BBC3
2007 The Empty Child repeated on People+ Arts
2008 - Terror of the AutonsEpisodes 1 and 2 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi;
and Father's Day repeated on Jimmy
2009 The War Games, Episodes 9 and 10 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; and
The Sound of Drums and Doctor Who Confidential: The Saxon Mystery both
repeated on BBC3
2010 World War Three repeated on Syfy (Spain); Boom Town repeated on
Syfy (Russia); The Poison Sky repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); and The Hungry Earth repeated on BBC3
2011 - LogopolisPart 3 repeated on MTV3 SciFi; Doctor Who TV MovieThe Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead all repeated on Watch; The Eleventh HourThe Beast BelowVictory of the DaleksFlesh and StoneAmy's ChoiceThe Hungry EarthCold BloodThe Pandorica OpensThe Big BangThe Impossible AstronautDay of the MoonThe Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife all repeated on BBC America; The Time of Angels repeated on BBC America and UKTV (Aus); The Rebel Flesh and Doctor Who Confidential: Double Trouble both first screened on ABC1 and repeated on BBC3; The Almost People first screened on BBC1; Doctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: Eyes Wide Open repeated on UKTV (Aus); Doctor Who 
Confidential: Take Two first screened on BBC3 and repeated on BBC HD; and 
Cradle of the Snake, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2012 - Delta and the BannermenPart 3 and Dragonfire Omnibus all repeated 
on MTV3 SciFi; The Parting of the Ways repeated on YLE TV2; The Girl in the
 Fireplace and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: From Script to Screen both repeated on ABC2; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Arthurian Legend repeated
on UKTV (Aus); and Survival of the Fittest, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio
4 Extra
2013 School Reunion repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Portugal); The Girl 
in the Fireplace repeated on BBC America; Planet of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential: Fear Factor both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The 
Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library both repeated on Watch; Amy's Choice repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Vincent and the Doctor first screened on 
2014 Robot, Part 3, Enlightenment, Part 4 and Planet of the Ood all repeated 
on Syfy (Aus); Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror; 
World War Three repeated on RAI4; Fear Her repeated on KCPT2; Evolution of 
the Daleks and The Lazarus Experiment both repeated on Fox (Germany); Forest of the Dead and Midnight both repeated on BBC America; The End of Time, Part
2 repeated on KLRU; The Almost People repeated on Really Scary TV; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on WSIU; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; and Nightmare in Silver repeated on Syfy
2015 The Daemons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Meglos, Part
3 and New Earth both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated and Attack of the CybermenParts 1 and 2 (of 4) both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Doctor Dances first screened on FX (India); The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look 
both repeated on UNC-MX; Utopia repeated on TV Cultura; The Fires of Pompeii 
repeated on ABC2; Turn Left and Doctor Who Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood 
both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Day of the Moon repeated on
KCPT2; The God Complex, Closing Time and The Wedding of River Song all 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Rings of Akhaten and Cold War both repeated on DR3; Robot of Sherwood repeated on RAI4; and Doctor 
Who Confidential: The Italian Job repeated on ABC2 (iView only)
2016 The Keys of Marinus, Episode 5: Sentence of Death repeated on KMOS;
Arc of Infinity, Parts 3 and 4, Snakedance, Parts 1 and 2 and Time and the Rani
Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on Retro TV; Daleks in ManhattanEvolution of the 
Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42 and Human Nature all repeated on BBC 
Polska HD; The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead, 
Midnight and Turn Left all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Closing Time, The Wedding 
of River Song and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific, Syfy 
(Brazil) and Syfy (Latin America); The Rings of Akhaten repeated on Jeem TV 
(Middle East); The Magician's Apprentice repeated on Syfy (Brazil) and Syfy 
(Latin America); The Witch's Familiar repeated on BBC First (Middle East), Syfy
 (Brazil) and Syfy (Latin America); Under  the Lake and Before the Flood both
 repeated on BBC First (RSA); The Crimes of Thomas Brewster, Part 1 first 
broadcast and Who Made Who repeated, both on Radio 4 Extra; and Doctor 
Who Explained repeated on Syfy (Latin America)