Saturday, 23 May 2015

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.
The story has been adapted for television four times by the BBC (Anneke Wills played Bobbie in the 1957 series), then by ITV in 2000. The 1968 series starred Jenny Agutter as Bobbie who was later cast in the
cinematic remount. radio play and a stage musical followed in 1991 and 2005.
Released to great acclaim in 1970, the film featured
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 Finnish'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 seven-part TV 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 in The 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)

Doctor Who On This Day #144


1964 The Aztecs, Episode 1: The Temple of Evil first broadcast
1970 - Inferno, Episode 3 first screened
1993 The Ambassadors of Death, Episodes 5 to 7 repeated on UK Gold
1994 Meglos, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Curse of Peladon, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Sensorites, Episode 2: The Unwilling Warriors repeated on Space
1999 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 2 first screened on WQED; The Seeds of Death, Episode 4 repeated on Space; Inferno, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Colony in Space, Episode 6 and The Daemons, Episode 1 both repeated on WCET; The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on NHPTV; Robot,
Part 3 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Ark in Space, Part 4 repeated on Lakeshore 
PTV; Revenge of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on KNME; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MiND; The Android Invasion, Part 4 repeated on WQED; The Masque of Mandragora, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MPBN; Horror 
of Fang Rock Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Keeper of Traken Omnibus
repeated on KSPS; and Enlightenment, Part 1 repeated on WUSF
2000 The Krotons, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Claws of Axos, Episode 2 repeated on TG4
2001 The Androids of Tara, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Shada, Episode 4 released on BBCi
2004 The Pirate Planet Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 Tooth and Claw repeated on BBC3
2008 The Parting of the Ways repeated on ABC2
2009 - School Reunion and Doctor Who Confidential: Friends Reunited both repeated on UNC-MX; and The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Writer's Tale both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2010 - The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Writer's Tale both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Planet of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential: Oods and Ends both first screened on WXXI; The Hungry Earth repeated on BBC3; 
The Vampires of Venice and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Death in Venice both first screened on ABC1; and Orbis, Episode 2 first broadcast on Radio 7
2011 - Fear Her repeated on Watch; The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC3; and The Whispering Forest, Episode 2 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2012 Rose repeated on BBC America; Boom Town repeated on YLE TV2; New Earth and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: New New Doctor both repeated on 
ABC2; The Impossible PlanetThe Satan PitFear Her and Army of Ghosts all
repeated on France 4; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bad Blood repeated on
UKTV (Aus); A Thousand Tiny Wings, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra; and The Eternity Clock released for PS3
2013 The Parting of the Ways and The Sontaran Stratagem both repeated on BBC America; The Christmas Invasion repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Portugal); 
Partners in Crime repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Poison Sky 
repeated on BBC America and Watch; Amy's Choice first screened on YLE TV2;
Let's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors both repeated on DR3; Nightmare in Silver first screened on Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: About a Boy repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2014 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 5 and 6 both first screened on Horror;
Logopolis, Part 4, Enlightenment, Part 1, Last of the Time Lords and The Hungry Earth all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of the World repeated on RAI4; The Impossible Planet repeated on KCPT2; The Runaway Bride and The Time of the 
Doctor both repeated on Fox (Germany); The Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter both repeated on BBC America; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on KLRU; The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on Really Scary TV;
Cold War and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS both repeated on Syfy
(Portugal); Hide repeated on Syfy (Portugal) and WGVU; and The Best of the Doctor repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2015 - The Time Warrior, Parts 3 and 4, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 1 and 2,
The Robots of DeathParts 3 and 4 all repeated and The Caves of Androzani, Parts 
3 and 4 both first screened, all on Retro TV; Pyramids of Mars, Part 1, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of GhostsDoomsday and The Runaway Bride all repeated on Syfy (Aus); City of Death Omnibus repeated on Horror; The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead and Aliens of London all repeated on FX (India); The Idiot's 
Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on UNC-MX; Voyage of the Damned, Death in Heaven and Last Christmas all repeated on BBC America; The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential: Death in Venice all repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Rebel FleshLet's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and OETA; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Jeem TV (Middle East); The Doctor, the Widow and the WardrobeAsylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Snowmen
repeated on WGVU; The Name of the Doctor repeated on Space; The Day of the Doctor repeated on RAI4; Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Renaissance Man first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra; and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on GEM

Doctor Who Vs. Poirot, Series 9

David Suchet returned as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (pictures left) for another four feature-length serials, (first transmitted on ITV in December 2003 and the following April) all repeated on ITV Encore this week. 
The characters played by Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran (Captain
 Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon) 
were absent from all the episodes (from here to the penultimate twelfth series).
The ninth series featured Paul McGann 
and Geoffrey Beevers (as Dr Peter Lord and Seddon, both in the second mystery), and another twenty-one Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Five Little Pigs
(TX: December 14 2003 - Published 1942)
  • Rachael Stirling (Caroline) played Ada Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror, and voiced Demesne Furze for Big Finish's Trail of the White Worm (2012), and Adelaine Dutemps for Dark Eyes 4: The Monster of Montmartre
  • Marc Warren (Blake) was Elton Pope in Love & Monsters
  • Sophie Winkleman (Angela) voiced Kelly Westwood for The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (Big Finish, both 2009)
  • Talulah Riley (Young Angela) was Miss Evangelista in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
  • Annette Badland (Spriggs) was Margaret Blaine, alias Blon Fel Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, in Aliens of London, World War Three and Boom Town, and voiced Queen Karlina for Equilibrium and Thelma for Suburban Hell (BF, both 2015)
  • Roger Brierley (Judge) was Trevor in The Daleks' Master Plan: Volcano, and provided the voice of Drathro in The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet
  • production designer Stuart Walker designed The Savages too
  • Jason Gill was also costume assistant on Space, Time and all fourteen episodes from A Christmas Carol to The Wedding of River Song, then was costume designer on Death is the Only Answer 
Sad Cypress (TX: Boxing Day 2003 - Pub. 1940)
  • Diana Quick (Welman) voiced Prime for Scream of the Shalka
  • Jack Galloway (Marsden) was Joseph Willow in The Awakening
  • production designer Michael Pickwoad has designed forty-three stories since A Christmas Carol
Death On The Nile (TX: April 12 2004 - Pub.1937)
  • James Fox (Colonel Race) voiced Professor Chronotis for Shada
  • JJ Field (Doyle) voiced David McCallister for Blue Forgotten Planet (BF, 2009)
  • Barbara Flynn (Allerton) voiced Sister Chalice for The Skull of Sobek (BF, 2008)
  • Steve Pemberton (Dr Bessner) was Strackman Lux, also in the two-part Vashta Nerada adventure for Series 4
  • Alistair Mackenzie (Ferguson) voiced Galen for Prisoners of Fate (BF, 2013), Robots for The Entropy Plague (BF, 2015), and Julian St. Stephen for the Counter Measures spin-off series
The Hollow (TX: April 26 2004 - Pub. 1946)
  • Lysette Anthony (Veronica) voiced Clara Harris for Assassin in the Limelight (BF, 2008), Hazel Bright for Hothouse (BF, 2009), and Sophia for the upcoming release, The Secret History
  • Tom Georgeson (Grange) was Kavell in Genesis of the Daleks, and an Inspector in Logopolis
  • Ian Talbot (Simms) was Travis in The Silurians, and Klout in The Leisure Hive
  • new series executive producer Damien Timmer and Nigel Squibbs (dubbing mixer) both worked on An Adventure in Space and Time too

Friday, 22 May 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #143

1944 - Writer John Flanagan born in Sydney, Australia
1965 - The Chase, Episode 1: The Executioners first broadcast; and composer 
John Sponsler born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
1971 The Daemons, Episode 1 first screened
1994 The Armageddon Factor Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Curse of Peladon, Episode 1 repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Sensorites, Episode 2: The Unwilling Warriors repeated on Space
1999 The Seeds of Death, Episode 3 repeated on Space; Day of the Daleks
Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Curse of Peladon Omnibus 
repeated on MPT; Pyramids of Mars, Part 2 first screened on Prairie PTV; The Brain 
of Morbius, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on BBC America; The Pirate Planet
Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime; The Visitation Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); 
Ghost Light Omnibus repeated on WUFT; and Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on 
HBO Latin America
2000 - The Krotons, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2001 The Androids of Tara, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2004 The Invasion of Time Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 - Earthshock Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Empty Child repeated on BBC3
2006 New Earth repeated on BBC3
2009 The Christmas Invasion repeated on BBC3; and School Reunion and Doctor Who Confidential: Friends Reunited both repeated on UNC-MX
2010 - The Hungry Earth and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects both first screened
2011 The Beast Below and Doctor Who Confidential: All About the Girl both 
repeated on MPTV; Amy's Choice and The Doctor's Wife both repeated on BBC America; and The Rebel Flesh first screened on Space and repeated on BBC3 
and BBC America
2012 The Doctor Dances repeated on YLE TV2; The Christmas Invasion repeated 
on ABC2; The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang both repeated on BBC America; 
A Good Man Goes to War and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Alter Ego both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and A Thousand Tiny Wings, Episodes 1 repeated and 2 
first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2013 Boom TownBad WolfAmy's ChoiceThe Hungry Earth and Cold Blood all repeated on BBC America; The Parting of the Ways repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on Watch; Victory of the DaleksThe Time of 
Angels and Flesh and Stone all repeated on France 4; The Vampires of Venice first screened on YLE TV2 and repeated on BBC America; A Good Man Goes to War 
repeated on DR3; Closing Time repeated on WTTW Prime; and The Bells of Saint John first screened on Syfy (Netherlands)
2014 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on Horror;
Logopolis, Part 3, Terminus, Part 4 and The Sound of Drums all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of the World repeated on RAI4; The Idiot's Lantern repeated on 
KCPT2; Planet of the Ood and The Sontaran Stratagem both repeated on BBC America; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library both repeated on
TV3 (Spain); The Big Bang repeated on Really Scary TV; Cold War repeated on
Syfy (Portugal); Hide repeated on France 4; and The Day of the Doctor repeated
on Fox (Germany)
2015 - Inferno, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Horror; The Robots of DeathParts 1 and 2 both repeated and The Caves of Androzani, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened, all on Retro TV; World War Three repeated and Dalek first screened, both on FX (India); Boom Town, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday all repeated on Syfy (Aus); 42 repeated on TV Cultura;
The Sound of Drums repeated on ABC2; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars all repeated on BBC America; The Big Bang repeated on KCPT2; The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; A Good Man Goes to WarLet's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship both repeated on UKTV (NZ); Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and The Crimson Horror 
both repeated on Syfy Netherlands); The Name of the Doctor repeated on KLRU; and The Day of the Doctor repeated on RAI4

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #142


1966 The Gunfighters, Episode 4: The OK Corral first broadcast
1993 Inferno, Episode 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Day of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on UK Gold 
1998 The Sensorites, Episode 1: Strangers in Space repeated on Space
1999 The Seeds of Death, Episode 2 repeated on Space; The War Games, Episodes 1 to 5 all repeated on UK Gold; and The Curse of Fenric, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2000 Robot, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Revenge of the Cybermen
Part 4 repeated on KUED; Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on NHPTV; The Creature from the Pit, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MiND; 
Underworld Omnibus repeated on KNME; Warriors' Gate Omnibus repeated on MPT; Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on BBC Prime; The Two Doctors, Part 4 (of 6) repeated on WUSF; and The Ultimate Foe Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2001 The Androids of Tara, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2005 - Rose first screened on ABC; The Empty Child and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Special Effects both first screened; and Black Orchid Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 The Age of Steel repeated on BBC3
2008 - The Long Game repeated on Jimmy
2009 Human Nature and Doctor Who Confidential: Alter Ego both repeated 
on BBC3
2010 Amy's Choice repeated on BBC3
2011 The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit both repeated on Watch; MidnightTurn LeftThe Stolen EarthJourney's EndThe Next DoctorThe Hungry EarthCold Blood and Vincent and the Doctor all repeated on BBC America; Victory of the Daleks and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: War Games both repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Doctor's Wife and Doctor Who Confidential: Bigger on the Inside 
both first screened on ABC1 and repeated on BBC3; The Rebel Flesh and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Double Trouble both first screened; and The Whispering Forest, Episode 1 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2012 The Empty Child repeated on YLE TV2; The Parting of the Ways and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Last Battle both repeated on ABC2; Doctor Who
 Confidential Cutdown: Space Craft repeated on UKTV (Aus); and A Thousand Tiny Wings, Episode 1 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2013 The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances both repeated on BBC America; 
Bad Wolf repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Last of the Time Lords repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Planet of the Ood repeated on Watch; Flesh and Stone first screened on YLE TV2; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Horror;
Logopolis, Part 2, Terminus, Part 3 and Utopia all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rose 
repeated on RAI4; The Age of Steel repeated on KCPT2; Partners in Crime and The Fires of Pompeii both repeated on BBC America; The Doctor's Daughter repeated 
on TV3 (Spain); The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on KLRU; The Pandorica Opens 
repeated on Really Scary TV; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on WSIU; The Rings of Akhaten repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Hide repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; and Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor both repeated on Fox (Germany)
2015 - Inferno, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Horror; The Face of EvilParts 
3 and 4 both repeated and Planet of Fire, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened, all on 
Retro TV; The Leisure HivePart 3 and The Doctor Dances both repeated on Syfy 
(Aus); World War Three first screened on FX (India); The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on UNC-MX; The Lazarus 
Experiment repeated on TV Cultura; Utopia repeated on ABC2; The Doctor's Daughter repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Pandorica Opens 
repeated on KCPT2; The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill 
Hitler all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Journey to the Centre of 
the TARDIS repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); The Name of the Doctor repeated on RAI4; Mummy on the Orient ExpressFlatline and In the Forest of the Night all repeated on BBC America; and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on GEM

Doctor Who Vs. Waking The Dead, Series 7

Series regulars Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Félicité Du Jeu and Tara Fitzgerald all returned (as Metropolitan Police 'cold case' investigators, DS Peter Boyd, Dr Grace Foley, DI Spencer Jordan, DC Stella Goodman and Dr Eve Lockhart) for the seventh season
of this Emmy award-winning BBC crime drama.
The twelve-part series (first aired in the spring of 2008) began a repeat run on the Drama channel last night, and featured twenty-four Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Missing Persons (TX: April 14 & 15 2008)
  • George Rainsford (Luke Boyd) voiced Prince Kylo for Big Finish's The Burning Prince (2012)
  • Angus Wright (Carson) voiced Magnus Greel for The Butcher of Brisbane (BF, 2012), and Alek Zenos for the forthcoming release, We Are The Daleks
  • Justine Mitchell (Una) voiced Lucy Martin for Seasons of Fear (BF, 2002)
  • sound mixer Andy Hagon was a foley mixer on The Empty Child
  • Lindsay Grant was also script supervisor on A Good Man Goes to War, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy
  • SFX supervisor Graham Brown was a SFX assistant on Resurrection of the Daleks and (part 1 of) Attack of the Cybermen
  • make-up FX artist Waldo Mason was a SFX assistant on Aliens of London
Sins (TX: April 21 & 22)
  • David Schofield (Kelleher) voiced Billy for Death in Blackpool (BF, 2009) and Nostradamus for The Doomsday Quatrain (BF, 2011), and has been cast in Series 9
  • prolific Big Finish voice artist Michael Maloney (Hooper) voiced Simonsson for Grand Theft Cosmos (2008), Fratslin for Patient Zero, the Viryans for Blue Forgotten Planet, Farrow for Hornet's Nest: The Circus of Doom (all 2009), Rennol for Kiss of Death (2011), Hilary for Destiny of the Doctor: Enemy Aliens (2013), and Gregor Saraton for Zygon Hunt (2014)
  • Alexandra Moen (Cathy) was last seen as Lucy Saxon in The End of Time
  • Rob Dixon (Pike) voiced Sergeant Wood for No Man's Land (BF, 2006), and Reggie Mead for Project: Twilight (BF, 2001)
Duty and Honour (TX: April 28 & 29)
  • Sherlock actor Rupert Graves (Garrett) played John Riddell (pictured) in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • Jamie Sives (Lomax) was Captain Reynolds in Tooth and Claw
  • Nicholas Farrell (Malham) voiced Gammades for Time Reef and Phil for A Perfect World (BF, both 2008), Captain Frank for the upcoming release Last of the Cybermen, and was Brian Green PM in Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Tim Faraday (Samuels) was Tom's Dad in Fear Her
  • Ross Gurney-Randall (Barman) was Reg in An Adventure in Space and Time
Skin (TX: May 5 & 6)
  • Kelly Hunter (Marie) was the Shadow Architect in The Stolen Earth, and has been cast in Series 9
  • Selva Rasalingam (Said) was Ranjit in The Power of Three
  • David Gyasi (Ayanike) was Harvey in Asylum of the Daleks
  • Jo Woodcock (Natalie) voiced Ziv for Starlight Robbery (BF, 2013)
Wounds (TX: May 12 & 13)
  • Rob Jarvis (Hurst) was Abramal in The Time of the Doctor
  • for Gareth Milne see my blog for Series 6
Pieta (TX: May 19 & 20)
  • Ron Cook (Vaspovic) was Mr Magpie in The Idiot's Lantern
  • Adam Trotman was the film editor on Last Christmas too

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #141


1926 - Writer John Lucarotti born in Aldershot
1966 - Director Mervyn Pinfield died, aged 54
1967 The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 1 first broadcast
1972 The Time Monster, Episode 1 first screened
1977 - Director Lennie Mayne died at sea, aged 49
1990 The Daleks, Episode 4: The Ambush repeated on BSB
1993 Inferno, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold
1994 Meglos, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1996 - Actor John Devon Roland Pertwee died in Timber Lake, Connecticut, USA,
aged 76
1998 The Aztecs, Episode 4: The Day of Darkness repeated on Space
1999 The Seeds of Death, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and The Curse of Fenric, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Dominators Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Deadly Assassin, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 first screened on Prairie PTV; and Full Circle, Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime
2001 The Aztecs Omnibus repeated on MPT; and The Robots of Death Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 - The Age of Steel and Doctor Who Confidential: From Zero to Hero both first screened; and Totally Doctor Who (1.6) repeated on CBBC
2007 The End of the World and Doctor Who Confidential: Aliens, the Good, the 
Bad and the Ugly both first screened on UNC-TV and repeated on MPTV; Father's Day first screened on WSKG and WUFT; 42 repeated on BBC3; and Doctor Who 
Confidential: Time Trouble first screened on WUFT
2009 42 and Doctor Who Confidential: Space Craft both repeated on BBC3
2011 Love & Monsters and The Satan Pit both repeated on Watch; Last of the 
Time Lords repeated on Space; Journey's End repeated on BBC America; The 
Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC3 and HD; and The Whispering Forest, Episode 1 first broadcast and Cobwebs, Episode 4 repeated, both on Radio 4 Extra
2012 The Edge of Destruction Omnibus, Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 4 to 6 
and City of Death Omnibus all first screened on France 4; Colony in Space, Episode 
6 and The Daemons, Episode 1 both repeated on KBTC; Gridlock repeated on Watch; The Beast Below and Doctor Who Confidential: All About the Girl both 
repeated on MPTV; and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor Omnibus repeated on CBBC
2013 The Long Game and Father's Day both repeated on BBC America; The 
Empty ChildThe Doctor Dances and Boom Town all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); 
The Sound of Drums repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Partners in Crime and Silence in the Library both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Fires of Pompeii repeated on Watch; The Time of Angels first 
screened on YLE TV2; The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People both repeated on 
DR3; The Girl Who Waited repeated on Ztélé; Closing Time repeated on WTTW 
HD; and The Name of the Doctor and Greatest Moments: Aliens both repeated 
on ABC2
2014 Death to the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on Horror; Logopolis, Part 1, Terminus, Part 2 and Blink all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rise of the Cybermen 
repeated on KCPT2; Last of the Time Lords and Voyage of the Damned both repeated on BBC America; The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky both repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Lodger repeated on Really Scary TV; The Angels Take Manhattan and The Bells of Saint John both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Cold War 
repeated on WGVU; and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and The Crimson Horror both repeated on Fox (Germany)
2015 - The Silurians, Episode 7 and Inferno, Episode 1 both repeated on Horror; 
The Horns of NimonParts 3 and 4, The Leisure HivePart 2 and The Empty Child 
all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Face of EvilParts 1 and 2 both repeated and 
Planet of Fire, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Unquiet Dead 
repeated and Aliens of London first screened, both on FX (India); Evolution of the Daleks repeated on TV Cultura; Blink repeated on ABC2; The Poison Sky and Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; 
The Lodger repeated on KCPT2; The Rebel Flesh and A Good Man Goes to War both 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People repeated on
BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Jeem TV (Middle East); The Snowmen repeated
on WGVU; Cold War and Hide both repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Nightmare in Silver repeated on KLRU and RAI4; and Time Heist, The Caretaker and Kill the Moon 
all repeated on BBC America