Monday, 3 August 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #216

1916 - Writer Anthony Steven born in Britain
1968 - The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 7 repeated on BBC1
1969 The Savages, Episodes 2 and 3 and The Smugglers, Episode 1 repeated
and The Tenth Planet, Episode 1 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1973 The Curse of Peladon, Episode 3, The Sea Devils, Episode 5 and The 
Mutants, Episode 2 repeated and The Time Monster, Episode 1 first screened,
all on ABC
1978 The Monster of Peladon, Part 5 and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 4 and 6
all repeated on ABC; and The Invisible Enemy, Part 4 repeated on BBC1 (except
BBC Wales)
1981 - Full Circle, Part 1 repeated on BBC1
1982 Robot, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and Revenge of the Cybermen,
Part 4 repeated on ABC
1983 The Green Death, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on ABC; and The Invisible Enemy, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Armageddon Factor, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 Planet of the Daleks, Episode 2 and The Androids of Tara Omnibus both repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 2 repeated on ABC; and The Caves of Androzani, Part 3 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1990 Destiny of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on ABC
1991 Spearhead from Space, Episode 2 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1993 The Daemons, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Genesis of the Daleks,
Part 4 repeated on ABC
1994 Mawdryn Undead, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 - The Ambassadors of Death Omnibus screened at the NFT, London; and
Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1996 - 100,000 BC Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Pirate Planet Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 - The War Machines, Episode 4 repeated on Space; The King's Demons
Omnibus and I Was a Doctor Who Monster both repeated on KQED Plus; and
The Curse of Fenric, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Rescue, Episode 2: Desperate Measures repeated on Space; and
The Twin Dilemma, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 - The ArkEpisode 4: The Bomb repeated on Prime; The Claws of Axos,
Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Deadly Assassin, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America
2001 The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on Lakeshore PTV; and The Creature from the Pit, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV
2002 The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Twin Dilemma, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV
2003 The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Masque 
of Mandragora, Part 2 repeated on WSKG
2004 The Time Monster, Episode 6 repeated on ABC
2005 Logopolis, Part 1 repeated on ABC
2007 The Long Game and Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side both repeated
on BBC3; Boom Town first screened on TV3 (RI); and The Parting of the Ways 
repeated on UK Gold
2008 Boom Town, Bad Wolf and New Earth all repeated on UK Gold; Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen both first screened on UNC-TV;
The Satan Pit first screened on ProSieben; Doomsday first screened on WXXI;
Daleks in Manhattan first screened on Jimmy; The Poison Sky and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Sontar-Ha! both first screened on ABC1; and The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on BBC3
2009 New Earth and Doctor Who Confidential: New New Doctor both repeated
on BBC3; and Army of Ghosts and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Welcome 
to Torchwood both repeated on ABC1
2010 The Parting of the WaysDaleks in ManhattanDoctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: A New York Story and Greatest Moments: The Companions all repeated
on UKTV (Aus); The Beast Below and Doctor Who Confidential: All About The Girl 
both repeated on BBC3; and Doctor Who Confidential: Alien Abduction repeated
on BBC HD
2011 The End of the World and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: A Noble Return both repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Unquiet Dead repeated on Watch; and
The Idiot's LanternThe Doctor's Daughter and The Unicorn and the Wasp all
repeated on BBC America
2012 Terror of the Vervoids, Parts 9 and 10 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
Father's Day repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Doctor Dances repeated on Watch;
The Doctor's Daughter and The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on BBC America; and Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Arthurian Legend both repeated on ABC
2013 The Sound of DrumsThe Eleventh HourThe Beast BelowVictory of 
the DaleksThe Time of AngelsFlesh and Stone and Amy's Choice all repeated
on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Hungry Earth and The Vampires of Venice both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and France 4;
 Cold BloodVincent and the Doctor and The Lodger all repeated on France 4;
 The Big BangThe Impossible Astronaut and Doctor Who Confidential: Out of Time all repeated on BBC Nordic HD; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on BBC
Entertainment Europe, Middle East and Romania; Doctor Who Confidential: Eyes 
Wide Open repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Doctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 Planet of Evil, Part 4 repeated on KPTS; The Robots of Death, Part 4
repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Power of Kroll, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC;
The End of the World repeated on WILL; Father's Day and The Empty Child both
repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Girl in the Fireplace and Rise of the Cybermen 
both repeated on KCPT; The Next Doctor repeated on TV3 (Spain); The End of 
Time, Part 1 repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America, WPT and RAI4; The 
End of Time, Part 2 repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and RAI4;
The Vampires of Venice and Amy's Choice both repeated on KCPT2; The Hungry Earth repeated on KCPT2 and Karusel;Cold Blood repeated on KLRU and KCPT2;
The Lodger repeated on OETA; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Doctor, the Widow and the WardrobeThe Time of the DoctorAn Adventure in Space and Time and Doctor Who Explained all repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and MPB; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS 
repeated on LPB; The Crimson Horror repeated on Idaho PTV; Nightmare in Silver repeated on BBC Polska and WVPB; The Name of the Doctor repeated on
BBC Polska, KUED and Iowa PTV; Doctor Who Confidential: Call Me the Doctor 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe
2015 The Sun MakersParts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; Earthshock, Part
3 and The Beast Below both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Christmas Invasion and
New Earth both repeated on BBC America; The Impossible Planet repeated on Disney XD (US); Gridlock repeated on Watch; Planet of the Dead first screened
on FX (India); Closing Time repeated on TV Cultura; A Town Called Mercy 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and ABC2; The Rings of Akhaten 
repeated on Prime; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on WPT;
and The Name of the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific

The Ripper and the Whoniverse, Part 2 [Revised]

Analysing Doctor Who: Matrix, by Robert Perry 
and Mike Tucker (BBC Books,1998)

When the book's narrative first moves to London's 'Autumn of Terror' (page 63), East End local, Jed Barrow has been following "shadows" in the fog for months, and had even heard the "strangled screams" of the second Ripper victim at Hanbury Street [2] (we can actually dismiss the trademark 'pea-soup' fogs because it was never foggy during any of the slayings). Jed also watched the police search of the yard at number 29, and even "found two gold rings". In fact, two brass rings were apparently taken by the killer from Chapman's left hand, but never recovered (two similar cheap rings were discovered amongst suspect Francis Tumblety's belongings after his death in 1903).
Jed later meets Jacques Malacroix, the tyrannical circus-owner, at Mitre Square in Aldgate, as the police remove Eddowes' [4] body. Malacroix wants to find the Ripper to display with his other freaks, and so employs Jed as his "eyes".
There had already been a murder that night, the first of the so-called 'double event' when a prostitute had been "cut from ear to ear". This was the victim's only injury because the killer was supposedly disturbed by Louis Diemschutz, and he needed to sate his bloodlust by seeking another kill. The murder of this third canonical victim [3] has led to further speculation that she wasn't slain by the Ripper at all, but by a copycat killer (or that this single murder was hidden amidst the series).
Nearly six weeks later, Jed witnesses the arrival of the TARDIS at a Thameside wharf, and recalls similar magical scenes at Mr. Jago's Palace Theatre (p. 69, see The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Coming under immediate mental attack, the Doctor explains to Ace that according to the distorted version of history (studied from Barbara Wright's books in 1966), a sixth Ripper murder, one that should never have happened, occurs on the very wharf where the travellers have landed (p. 72).

 Coincidentally, John F Plimmer is convinced that the Ripper was based in docklands 
(In the Footsteps of the Whitechapel Murders, Book Guild, 1998). Trevor Marriott later named a German merchant seaman, Carl Feigenbaum, as the killer (2005), and even speculated that the murderer had first struck in 1863, then 1872.
In channel Five's Mapping Murder (2002), however, geographical profiler David Carter speculates that Jack's lair was in the Middlesex Street area - the actual location of Ripper 'diarist' James Maybrick's London rooms.

This would-be victim, a young woman wearing a cream dress (presumably the one that Ace changed into at Gabriel Chase in 1883, see Ghost Light) was never identified, and the subsequent 'Jacksprite' incidents spiralled out of control. Interestingly, the Ripper episode of The Outer Limits (1999) features a victim 
credited only as a "woman in [a] cream dress". ITV mini-series Jack the Ripper 
(1988) also includes a sixth (staged) murder attempt, whilst From Hell (2001) reinterprets the fifth canonical killing by presenting the murder of a French 
prostitute mistaken for Kelly [5].

TO BE CONTINUED

KEY Canonical Murders:
[1] Mary Ann Nichols - Buck's Row, Friday August 31st 1888
[2] Annie Chapman - Hanbury St. Saturday September 8th
[3] Elizabeth Stride - Berner St. Sunday September 30th
[4] Catherine Eddowes - Mitre Square, also September 30th
[5] Mary Jane Kelly - Miller's Court, Friday November 9th

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #215

1965 Marco Polo, Episode 5: Rider From Shang-Tu and The Keys of Marinus
Episode 1: The Sea of Death both repeated and The Aztecs, Episode 4: The Day 
of Darkness first screened, all on ABC
1968 - The Rescue, Episode 2: Desperate Measures repeated on TV1 (NZ); The Tomb of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated and The Abominable Snowmen, Episode
1 first screened, all on ABC
1970 The Invasion, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on ABC
1971 - The Web of Fear, Episodes 5 and 6 repeated and The Wheel in Space, Episode 1 repeated and Episode 2 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1978 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 4 and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 5 all repeated on ABC
1979 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 2, 3 and 5 all repeated on ABC; and The Pirate 
Planet, Part 4 repeated on BBC1
1982 Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 3 repeated on ABC; and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 4 to 6 all screened on BBC1 during the Doctor Who and the Monsters 
season
1983 The Green Death, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1985 - Inferno, Episodes 6 and 7 both first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1989 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1990 Destiny of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1993 The Daemons, Episode 3 repeated on UK Gold; and Genesis of the Daleks,
Part 3 repeated on ABC
1994 Snakedance, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 - 100,000 BC, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 - The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 100,000 BC, Episode 4: The Firemaker repeated on MPT; Planet of Giants, Episode 1 repeated on Space; Day of the Daleks, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated
on LPB; The Mutants, Episodes 3 to 6 all repeated on Colorado PTV; Robot, Part 1 repeated on BBC America and Part 3 repeated on WQED; The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on KSPS; The Power of Kroll Omnibus repeated  on WFWA; The Armageddon Factor Omnibus repeated on WBTU; Castrovalva, Part 2 repeated on
WUSF; Frontios, Part 3 repeated on KRCB; Timelash, Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) both repeated on KBTC; Paradise Towers Omnibus repeated on WCET; and Survival 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1999 The Rescue, Episode 1: The Powerful Enemy repeated on Space;
Underworld Omnibus repeated on KQED; and The Twin Dilemma, Part 3 repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The ArkEpisode 3: The Return repeated on Prime; The Mind of Evil,
Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Deadly Assassin, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America
2001 Warriors of the Deep, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime
2002 - Real Time, Episode 1 released on BBCi
2003 The Stones of Blood Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2004 The Time Monster, Episode 5 repeated on ABC
2005 The Keeper of Traken, Part 4 repeated on ABC
2007 Dalek and Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks both repeated on BBC3;
and Boom Town repeated on UK Gold
2008 The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances both repeated on UK Gold; and 
Daleks in Manhattan and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: A New York Story 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 The Christmas Invasion repeated on BBC3; and Utopia repeated on WXXI
2010 Bad Wolf repeated on UKTV (Aus); Amy's History Hunt launched online; and Doctor Who Confidential: Extra Time repeated on BBC HD
2011 Rose, Partners in Crime and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Oods 
and Ends all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The End of the World repeated on Watch;
The Age of SteelThe Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky all repeated on
BBC America; and Doctor Who Confidential: Out of Time repeated on BBC3
2012 - Mindwarp, Parts 7 and 8 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Long Game 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Empty Child repeated on Watch; The Poison Sky 
and Planet of the Dead both repeated on BBC America; and The Vampires of 
Venice and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Death in Venice both repeated 
on ABC2
2013 Dalek repeated on France 4; The Impossible Planet repeated on ABC2; 
Army of Ghosts repeated on RAI4; The Family of Blood repeated on Watch;
 Utopia repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Flesh and Stone repeated
on Syfy (Portugal); The Big Bang and Doctor Who Confidential: Out of Time both 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on Syfy (Spain); Dinosaurs 
on a Spaceship repeated on BBC3; and Doctor Who Confidential: Blinded by the Light and Death in Venice both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 Dalek repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Poison SkyThe Doctor's Daughter, 
The Unicorn and the WaspSilence in the Library and Forest of the Dead all repeated
on Syfy (Aus); MidnightPlanet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars all repeated on RAI4; The Vampire of Venice repeated on Karusel; Vincent and the Doctor repeated
on KCPT2; The Lodger repeated on Syfy (Portugal) and OETA; The Pandorica Opens repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on Jeem 
TV (Middle East); The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC Nordic 
HD; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on BBC Polska; The Crimson Horror repeated on BBC Polska and Syfy (Spain); Nightmare in Silver and The 
Name of the Doctor both repeated on ABC2; An Adventure in Space and Time
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;  Doctor Who Confidential: 
Call Me the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects repeated on BBC Entertainment Middle East; Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Best of the Doctor repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2015 Carnival of Monsters Omnibus repeated on KERA; Robot, Part 4 repeated
on KRWG; The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on KPTS; Earthshock,
Parts 1 and 2, The Eleventh Hour and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS all
repeated on Syfy (Aus); EnlightenmentParts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; 
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Omnibus repeated on Horror; Love & Monsters, 
Fear Her, Army of Ghosts, DoomsdaySmith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code all repeated on Watch; The Runaway Bride repeated on Disney XD (US); 
Daleks in Manhattan and Doctor Who Confidential: A New York Story both repeated 
on UNC-TV; Last of the Time Lords repeated on WILL; The Unicorn and the Wasp 
and Midnight both repeated on France 4; Journey's End repeated on FX (India);
 The Next Doctor repeated on KCPT2 and FX (India); Planet of the DeadThe 
Waters of Mars and The Name of the Doctor all repeated on KCPT2; The Time 
of Angels repeated on KLRU; The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC Entertainment
Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Rebel Flesh repeated on KCPT; The Girl 
Who WaitedThe God ComplexClosing Time and The Wedding of River Song all 
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; Dinosaurs 
on a SpaceshipThe Angels Take ManhattanInto the Dalek, Dark Water and Death 
in Heaven all repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Snowmen 
repeated on OETA and MPTV; The Rings of Akhaten repeated on Iowa PTV; Hide 
repeated on WPT; Nightmare in Silver repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Caretaker repeated on Space

Doctor Who: The Myth Makers Review


Story
The Doctor has adopted many guises in his time, so when the TARDIS lands on the plains of Asia Minor, near the besieged city of Troy, he is hailed as the god Zeus! Taken to the Greek camp by Achilles, the Doctor meets Agamemnon and Odysseus and is forced to admit his less-than-godlike status -  he is given just two days to come up with a strategy for defeating the Trojans.
Vicki meanwhile, has been captured by the Trojans who have taken the Ship into 
the city to be presented to King Priam. Her task - a plan to vanquish the Greeks!
The Doctor's initial scheme of a catapult is abandoned when the famed (but wholly fictional) wooden horse appears to be his only option. The Trojan horse is constructed, and as it delivers it's deadly cargo of Greeks, the Doctor is reunited with his companions. But as the sacking of Troy rages, Vicki elects to stay behind - like Susan before her, she has found love, with Troilus, and they escape the carnage. The badly injured Steven is helped onboard the departing TARDIS by handmaiden Katarina - The Daleks' Master Plan beckons.

Analysis
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy (located
in modern Turkey) by the Achaeans, after Paris seized Helen from her husband, Menelaus, the King of Sparta. The decade-long siege finally ended when the Greeks apparently sailed away, but the city fell to their Trojan Horse ruse. The end of the conflict is narrated by Homer in the Iliad. The Romans later settled on the site, now called Ilium - they believed that Trojan survivors had fled to ancient Italy.  

"The Myth Makers [set circa 1184 BC] carries the standard for that splendid diversity of styles for which Doctor Who is beloved" says the CD sleeve notes. The serial veers "ever so slightly from the 'history as education' brief agreed at the programme's inception, veteran TV and radio writer Donald Cotton (1928-1999) chose to retell ancient Greek myth as high comedy." This was Cotton's first script for the show - described by the BBC press release as "the most sophisticated used in the series" - and was intended to build on the success of The Romans
A tongue-in-cheek historical (no doubt based on his own radio plays) is very much in evidence in the first three episodes, and William Hartnell and company make the most of the Carry On style humour. The final installment however, sees a noticeable shift in tone, and much like The Massacre (only three months away), the full horror of the ensuing genocide is blatantly portrayed. "Not even the TARDIS crew emerges unscathed, the departure of [Vicki, and the] serious wounding of [Steven] left 1960's viewers shell-shocked." The prophetess Cassandra casts a dark shadow over future episodes, when she predicts the death of the newest time traveller, Katarina (Adrienne Hill) - she became the first of the Doctor's companions to die on-screen, in Day of Armageddon.

Background
  • this four-part adventure originally aired in October and November 1965, and achieved average ratings of 8.35M
  • the working titles were The Trojans and The Trojan War
  • the original title for episode one was Deux Ex Machina (literally a "god in the machine" meaning a contrived plot device) - a reference to the Doctor's alias as the Father of the gods, Zeus
  • the third installment was originally called Is There a Doctor in the Horse?
  • location filming took place at Frensham Ponds, Surrey - later used for The Highlanders
  • this was the ninth and final TV story for the much under-rated Vicki, played by Maureen O'Brien - here she is aged 16, and Priam christens her 'Cressida': later immortalised by Chaucer and Shakespeare (actual influences for Cotton) - Steven assumed the alias of 'Diomede' 
  • Keith Topping's novel Byzantium! (BBC Books, 2001) gave Vicki the surname 'Pallister'
  • John Wiles (1925-1999) became the series' second and shortest serving producer with The Myth Makers (he replaced Verity Lambert), and because he chose not to employ John Cura (1902-1969) and his telesnaps service, there is very little visual record left of his time on the show
  • all four episodes are missing from the BBC archives
  • Peter Purves (Steven Taylor) provided linking narration on the CD soundtrack, issued in 2001, 2003, and 2010
  • Cotton novelised his scripts for Target in 1985 (book #97 in the range) - he also penned The Gunfighters, and the rejected submission, The Herdsmen 
  • the cast included Barrie Ingham (as Paris) - recently seen as Alydon in the second Dalek film; Max Adrian (Priam) had appeared in Nothing Like Publicity (1936) with Hartnell; Francis de Wolff (Agamemnon) was Vasor in The Keys of Marinus; Tutte Lemkow (Cyclops) starred in two earlier historicals, Marco Polo and The Crusade; and Ivor Salter (Odysseus) featured in The Space Museum and Black Orchid
  • directing his only contribution to Doctor Who, Michael Leeston-Smith (born 1916) had been a cameraman on the first two Quatermass dramas of the 1950's

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #214


1964 - The Sensorites, Episode 6: A Desperate Venture first screened 
1971 - The War Games, Episodes 7 and 10 repeated and Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1 and 3 repeated and Episode 4 first screened, all on ABC
1978 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 3 and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 2 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1, 2 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1981 - Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The Green Death, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC; and Earthshock, Part 3 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1985 Slipback, Episodes 3 and 4 first broadcast on Radio 4
1987 - The Face of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 and The Deadly Assassin Omnibus all repeated on ABC
1989 The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 6 repeated on ABC
1990 The Armageddon Factor, Part 6 repeated on ABC
1993 The Monster of Peladon, Episodes 3 to 6 all repeated on UK Gold; and
Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on ABC
1994 Snakedance, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Time Warrior, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1996 - 100,000 BC, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Seeds of Doom, Part 5 repeated on UK Gold; and The Hand of Fear
Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 Planet of Giants Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The War Machines, Episode
3 repeated on Space; The Dominators, Episode 5 and The Mind Robber, Episode
1  both repeated on NHPTV; The Seeds of Death, Episode 6 and The War Games, Episode 1 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Mutants, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated
on Colorado PTV; The Face of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Prime;
Logopolis Omnibus repeated on WUFT; and Battlefield and Ghost Light Omnibuses
both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 6: Flashpoint repeated on Space;
The Silurians, Episode 7 repeated on WQED; Colony in Space, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; The Time Monster, Episode 6 and The Three Doctors, Episode 1 both repeated on NHPTV; Frontier in Space, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on
WCET; Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on Twin Cities PTV and Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Planet of Evil Omnibus repeated on Lakeshore PTV; The Android Invasion Omnibus repeated on KRWG; The Seeds of Doom, Part 3 repeated on WQED and Part 5 repeated on MiND; The Deadly Assassin Omnibus repeated on KNME; The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on MPBN; The Invasion of Time, Part 6 repeated on MiND; The Power of Kroll Omnibus repeated on UK Gold;
Snakedance Omnibus repeated on KSPS; Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 repeated on WUSF; and Dr. Who and the Daleks screened on Channel 4
2000 The ArkEpisode 2: The Plague repeated on Prime; The Mind of Evil,
Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Hand of Fear, Parts 3 and 4 both
repeated on BBC America
2004 Kinda Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 The Keeper of Traken, Part 3 repeated on ABC
200World War Three and Doctor Who Confidential: Why On Earth? both 
repeated on BBC3; and The Empty Child repeated on UK Gold
2008 - New Earth repeated on UK Gold
2009 - Doomsday and Doctor Who Confidential: Finale both repeated on UNC-MX;
42 and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Space Craft both repeated on UKTV 
(Aus); The Next Doctor repeated on BBC1; and Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle repeated on BBC3
2010 - Boom TownGridlock and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Are We There Yet? all repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2011 - Rose repeated on Watch; Rise of the CybermenThe Fires of Pompeii and 
Planet of the Ood all repeated on BBC America; The Big Bang repeated on BBC3;
 and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Alien Abduction repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 Mindwarp, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Dalek repeated
on UKTV (Aus); Father's Day repeated on Watch; The Sontaran Stratagem and
Journey's End both repeated on BBC America; Flesh and Stone and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Blinded by the Light both repeated on ABC2; and Greatest Moments: The Enemies repeated on BBC3
2013 World War Three repeated on France 4; The Idiot's Lantern repeated on
ABC2; Fear Her repeated on RAI4; Human Nature repeated on Watch; Blink 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Time of Angels repeated on
Syfy (Portugal); The Big Bang repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Day of the Moon repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Doctor's Wife repeated on WTTW Prime;
Doctor Who Prom (2010) repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;
Doctor Who Confidential: Bigger On The Inside repeated on UKTV (Aus) and
WTTW Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Green Death, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Father's Day and The Empty Child both repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on 
YLE TV2; The Satan PitThe Poison SkyThe Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Sound of Drums 
repeated on Watch; Midnight repeated on RAI4; Flesh and Stone repeated on
Karusel; Cold Blood repeated on BBC America, KCPT2 and KLRU; Vincent and the Doctor repeated on BBC America and BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;
The Lodger repeated on BBC America; The Pandorica Opens repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment South Africa; The 
Crimson Horror repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Best of the Doctor repeated on
BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD 
2015 Planet of GiantsEpisodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; Terror of 
the Autons Omnibus, Gridlock and Doctor Who Confidential: Are We There Yet? all
repeated on UNC-MX; Revenge of the Cybermen Omnibus repeated on Retro TV; 
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Omnibus repeated on Horror; Tooth and Claw, School Reunion and The Girl in the Fireplace all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Idiot's 
Lantern repeated on Disney XD (US); Midnight, Turn LeftThe Stolen Earth and
Journey's End all repeated on FX (India); The Next Doctor, Planet of the DeadThe Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on Fox (Germany);
The Lodger, The Pandorica OpensThe Big BangA Christmas Carol and The Impossible Astronaut all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Day of the Moon repeated on
UKTV (NZ); The Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife both repeated on
BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Night Terrors repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Jeem TV (Middle East); The Snowmen repeated
on OETA; The Name of the Doctor repeated on WGVU; and Deep Breath repeated
on Karusel

Doctor Who Vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark

The first installment in the Indiana Jones movie franchise was released by Paramount Pictures in 1981, and was directed by Steven Spielberg.
Star Wars creator George Lucas conceived the iconic archaeologist Jones in 1973 with The Adventures of Indiana Smith, and Raiders was eventually developed 
between 1978 and 1980. Harrison Ford (born in Chicago in 1942) was cast as Dr. Henry Walton 'Indy' Jones Jr. just three weeks before filming began.
The film garnered many prizes in 1982, including five Oscars, seven Saturn awards, a Grammy, a Hugo, and a BAFTA award. Following the popular and critical success of Raiders, a prequel (The Temple of Doom) and two 
sequels (The Last Crusade and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) were produced, and even spawned a spin-off series for American TV, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-96).
Raiders of the Lost Ark, shown again on BBC One today, featured these fourteen 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Paul Freeman (Dr. Belloq) voiced Jalnik for The Foe from the Futurean unused TV script by Robert Banks Stewart adapted by Big Finish in 2011
  • Vic Tablian (Barranca) made his TV debut as Ahmed in (part 1 of) Pyramids of Mars
  • Sonny Caldinez (Mongolian) was Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks, then titular Martians in The Ice Warriors (as Turoc), The Seeds of Death (a Warrior), The Curse of Peladon (Ssorg), and The Monster of Peladon (Sskel)
  • Tutte Lemkow (Iman) was Kuiju in Marco Polo, Ibrahim  in The Crusade: The Warlords, and Cyclops in The Myth Makers 
  • Kiran Shah (Abu) was the Figure (pictured) in Listen
  • John Rees (Sergeant) was Hardy in Frontier in Space (episodes 1 and 2)
  • Nick Gillard (German Soldier here, and Tank Crewman in The Last Crusade) was the stunt arranger on Silver Nemesis (part 2)
  • stunt performers Peter Diamond, Harry Fielder, Billy Horrigan, and Bill Weston all had uncredited roles in the classic run, from The Daleks to Shada collectively
  • stuntmen Martin Grace and Rocky Taylor were a Thal in Dr. Who and the Daleks, and a stuntman on The Idiot's Lantern respectively

Friday, 31 July 2015

Doctor Who On This Day #213

1970 The Moonbase, Episode 4 and The Macra Terror, Episode 2 both repeated on TV1 (NZ); The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 5 repeated and Episode 7 first screened, both on TV1; The Mind Robber, Episode 5 repeated on ABC; and The Invasion, Episodes 1, 3 and 4 repeated, and Episode 5 first screened, all on ABC
1977 The Time Warrior, Part 4, Death to the Daleks, Parts 1 and 4, The Monster of Peladon, Part 1 and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 all repeated on ABC
1978 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 2 and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 3 all repeated on ABC
1979 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 6 and Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 3 all repeated on ABC
1980 The Power of Kroll, Part 4 and The Armageddon Factor, Part 2 both
repeated on ABC
1989 The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 5 repeated on ABC
1990 The Armageddon Factor, Part 5 repeated on ABC
1994 The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Time Warrior, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Seeds of Doom, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold; and The Hand of Fear
Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The War Machines, Episode 3 repeated on Space; and Ghost Light, Part
3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 5: The Waking Ally repeated on
Space; The Time Monster, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Invasion 
of the Dinosaurs, Parts 2 to 6 all repeated on MPT; Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on Colorado PTV and Part 4 repeated on BBC Choice and Colorado PTV;
Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; The Brain 
of Morbius, Part 4 first screened on Prairie PTV;  The Androids of Tara, Part 4
repeated on BBC Prime; and Castrovalva Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The ArkEpisode 1: The Steel Sky repeated on Prime; The Mind of Evil, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Hand of Fear, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; and The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
2004 Four to Doomsday Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2005 Mindwarp Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Unquiet Dead repeated
on BBC3
2007 Aliens of London and Doctor Who Confidential: I Get A Sidekick Out Of You both repeated on BBC3; World War Three repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The 
Long Game repeated on UK Gold
2008 Bad Wolf repeated on UK Gold
2009 The Parting of the Ways and Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle 
both repeated on BBC3; and Doomsday and Doctor Who Confidential: Finale 
both repeated on UNC-MX
2011 Vincent and the Doctor repeated on MPTV; and The Big Bang repeated
on BBC3
2012 The Mysterious Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); World 
War Three and The Next Doctor both repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Long Game 
and Flesh and Stone both repeated on Watch; Planet of the OodTurn Left and The Stolen Earth all repeated on BBC America; The Time of Angels and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Eyes Wide Open both repeated on ABC2; and Greatest Moments: The Companions repeated on BBC3
2013 Aliens of London both repeated on France 4; The Age of Steel repeated
on ABC2; Love & Monsters repeated on RAI4; 42 repeated on Watch; The Family 
of Blood repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Victory of the Daleks
repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Hungry Earth first screened on Karusel; The 
Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD and Syfy (Netherlands); The Big Bang repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD;
 The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Syfy (Spain); and The Name of the Doctor 
first screened on Fox (Germany)
2014 100,000 BC, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Robots of Death,
Part 3 and The Impossible Planet both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Age of Steel
repeated on YLE TV2; Utopia repeated on Watch; Forest of the Dead repeated on RAI4; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on TV3; The End of Time,
Part 2 repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; The Time of Angels
repeated on Karusel; The Vampires of Venice and Amy's Choice both repeated
on BBC America; The Hungry Earth repeated on BBC America and KCPT2; The Lodger repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Impossible Astronaut repeated on BBC Entertainment South Africa; and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated 
on Syfy (Spain) 
2015 The Sensorites, Episode 7: A Desperate Venture and Planet of Giants
Episode 1 both repeated on Retro TV; Terror of the Autons Omnibus repeated on 
UNC-MX; The Sun MakersParts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Age of Steel repeated on Disney XD (US); The Shakespeare Code repeated on Watch;
Voyage of the Damned repeated on FX (India); The Waters of Mars repeated on 
KCPT2; The Eleventh Hour, The Lodger, The Pandorica OpensThe Big Bang and 
A Christmas Carol all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Time of Angels repeated on
KLRU; The Impossible AstronautThe Angels Take Manhattan and Hide all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The God Complex repeated on TV Cultura;
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on BBC America, BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska
HD and ABC2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC America; The Bells of Saint John repeated on Prime; Nightmare in Silver and Doctor Who Confidential: About a Boy both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Timey Wimey Stuff 
of Doctor Who and The Destinations of Doctor Who both repeated on UKTV (NZ)