Saturday, 31 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. The Omen (1976)

On location at Fulham: Troughton,
Peck and director Richard Donner
The classic, Oscar-winning horror film, The Omen (shown again on Channel 4 last night) featured an intense performance (and a memorable death scene) from Patrick Troughton as doomed Father Brennan.
Here, the US ambassador to Britain, Robert 
Thorn (Gregory Peck) learns the shocking 
truth about his son Damien (Harvey 
Stephens) - he is the Antichrist, with a 
666 birthmark, and must be slain by 
means of sacred daggers.
Three sequels followed: Damien: Omen II 
(in 1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict 
(1981), and the TV movie, Omen IV: 
The Awakening (1991). 
The Omen (released by Fox in 1976) also
starred Lee Remick, Billie Whitelaw and 
eight other Doctor Who connections:

  • veteran Northern screen actor and prolific Big Finish artist David Warner (Keith Jennings here) portrayed the Doctor for Sympathy for the Devil (2003), Masters of War (2008) and The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield 3: The Unbound Universe (2016), then voiced Sir Isaac Newton for Circular Time: Summer (2007), Co-ordinator Angell for Empathy Games (2008), Professor Boston Schooner for Deimos and The Resurrection of Mars (both 2010), Autarch Siris for The Children of Seth (2011), Biggs for The Rosemariners (2012), Cuthbert for the Fourth Doctor adventures The Sands of LifeWar Against the LaanThe Dalek ContractThe Final Phase (all 2013), Casualties of War and The Pursuit of History, and Shadovar for The War Doctor 2 (all 2016) - he also voiced Lord Azlok for Dreamland, then finally had a television role as Professor Grisenko in Cold War
  • Tommy Duggan (Priest) was Senator Alcott in The Mind of Evil
  • Roy Boyd (Reporter) was Driscoll in The Hand of Fear
  • Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Man) was Commanders, Julian Radnor in The Seeds of Death, and Stevenson in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • Eddie Powell (Policeman) was Thompson in the second Dalek film
  • Burnell Tucker (Agent) was Garner Two in The Angels Take Manhattan
  • Robert Rietty (Monk) voiced Bedloe for Death Comes to Time
  • Stuntman Alf Joint was a Heavy in The Ambassadors of Death
 The film was remade in 2006, and this (inferior) version of The Omen starred four further Doctor Who guest stars - Michael Gambon (from A Christmas Carol), Janet Henfrey (The Curse of Fenric and Mummy on the Orient Express), MyAnna Buring (The Impossible Planet), and Sara Houghton (daughter of Don Houghton and Pik Sen Lim)

Doctor Who On This Day #366


New Year's Eve
1965 - Marco Polo, Episode 2: The Singing SandsThe Aztecs, Episode 3: 
The Bride of Sacrifice and The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episodes 5 and 6 all 
repeated on ABC
1966 -The Highlanders, Episode 3 first broadcast on BBC1
1970 - The Wheel in SpaceEpisode 3 and The Dominators, Episode 3 both
repeated on ABC
1971 - The Krotons, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC 
1977 - The Robots of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC1 
1981 Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Ribos OperationPart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The VisitationPart 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Two Doctors, Part 2 (of 6) first screened on ABC
1986 The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 1: World's End repeated on KQED
Plus; and Robot, Part 2 repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1987 The Face of Evil, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 2 to 6 all repeated on KQED Plus
1988 - Inferno, Episode 7 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 Logopolis, Part 1 repeated on ABC; and Paradise Towers, Part 1 repeated
on KQED Plus
1992 The Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor repeated on UK Gold
1994 - Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1996 Inferno, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Ghosts of N-Space, Episode 2 first broadcast on Radio 2
1997 The Space Museum, Episode 3: The Search first screened on Space; and
Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Space Museum, Episode 4: The Final Phase repeated on Space; and
The Daemons, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Chase, Episode 6: The Planet of Decision repeated on Space; and
Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on BBC Prime
2000 Frontier in Space, Episode 1 repeated on Prime; The Time Warrior 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Ark in SpacePart 2 repeated on WILL; 
The Masque of Mandragora, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The Deadly Assassin
Part 3 repeated on Lakeshore PTV; The Talons of Weng-ChiangParts 1 and 
2 both repeated on KBTC and Part 6 repeated on WCET; Horror of Fang Rock,
Part 1 repeated on WCET; The Invisible Enemy, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated 
on NHPTV; Underworld, Part 3 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Pirate Planet
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on WQED; Destiny of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Arc of Infinity, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated
on iND; Mindwarp Omnibus repeated on MPT; and Paradise Towers, Part 2
repeated on WUSF
2001 Day of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KQED Plus
2002 - City of Death Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2003 The Time Meddler, Episode 2: The Meddling Monk repeated on ABC;
Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and
Scream of the Shalka, Episode 2 released on BBC Red Button
2005 -  Father's Day repeated on Jimmy; Boom Town repeated on BBC3 and
UK Gold; Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways both repeated on BBC3; and
The Chimes of Midnight, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 7
2006 - The Monster of Peladon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; RoseThe End 
of the WorldThe Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonWorld War ThreeDalekThe 
Long GameFather's DayThe Empty ChildThe Doctor DancesBoom Town,
Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways all repeated on UKTV (Aus); New Earth 
first screened on Jimmy; and Blood of the Daleks, Part 1 first broadcast on
Radio 7
2007 The Christmas Invasion and Doomsday both repeated on UK Gold
2008 Terminus, Part 4 and Enlightenment, Part 1 both first screened on 
MTV3 SciFi
2009 - The Impossible Planet repeated on Syfy (Spain); and Doctor Who 
Prom (2008) repeated on BBC HD
2010 - Planet of the Dead repeated on BBC1
2011 The Empty ChildThe Doctor Dances and Boom Town all repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Poison SkyThe Doctor's DaughterThe Unicorn and the Wasp,
Silence in the LibraryForest of the DeadMidnightTurn LeftThe Stolen 
EarthJourney's EndThe Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead all repeated on
BBC America; The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on Watch;
The God Complex repeated on WTTW HD; and Doctor Who Prom (2010) and
Doctor Who Confidential: The End of an Era both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 Tooth and ClawA Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler all
repeated on Watch; Voyage of the DamnedThe Next DoctorPlanet of the 
DeadThe Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on
BBC America; The Girl Who Waited repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Night Terrors 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on Really Scary TV; Hide repeated on RAI4; and Doctor Who Confidential: The Born Identity repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 - The Daemons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened on Retro TV; The Android Invasion
Parts 3 and 4 and The God Complex all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible PlanetThe Satan PitFear Her, Army of GhostsDoomsdayVoyage of the DamnedDeep BreathDark Water and Death in Heaven all repeated on BBC America; The Rebel Flesh repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Girl Who Waited repeated
on KLRU; Night Terrors repeated on KCPT2; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated
on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC
Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Watch; The Power of ThreeThe Angels Take Manhattan and The Bells of Saint John all repeated on Watch; Journey to the 
Centre of the TARDIS repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); The Crimson Horror first screened on KERA and repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Last Christmas repeated
on BBC2 and BBC America; and The Science of Doctor Who (2013) repeated on
BBC Knowledge
2015 The Face of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The Invisible 
Enemy, Part 2, Warriors of the DeepPart 2 and The Time of Angels all repeated
on Syfy (Aus); The Ribos Operation, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror;
 School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, 
The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, Voyage of the Damned and The Waters of Mars
all repeated on BBC America; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Doctor Who Confidential: Nemesis both repeated on UNC-TV; A Christmas Carol repeated on
TV Cultura; The God Complex and The Wedding of River Song both repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, 
The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen all repeated on Watch; A Town 
Called Mercy and The Power of Three both repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC 
Polska HD and Watch; Cold War repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Death in Heaven repeated on WTTW Prime; and Face the Raven repeated
on BBC First (Benelux)
2016 The Edge of Destruction Omnibus and The Ribos Operation, Parts 2 and
3 all repeated on Retro TV; Partners in Crime, The Eleventh Hour, The Beast
 Below, Victory of the DaleksThe Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone all 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Next Doctor repeated on RAI4; The Time of the 
Doctor and The Day of the Doctor both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe;
Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familiar
Under the Lake, Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, 
The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven,
Doctor Who Extra: Dark Water and Death in Heaven all repeated on BBC
Polska HD; Robot of Sherwood repeated on BBC Polska HD and Syfy (Brazil);
Heaven Sent, Hell Bent and The Husbands of River Song all repeated on BBC
Polska HD and Syfy (Latin America); The Return of Doctor Mysterio repeated
on BBC First (RSA) and Star World; Demon Quest: SepulchrePart 2 repeated 
on Radio Extra; and The Science of Doctor Who (2013) repeated on Watch

Friday, 30 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Another festive Harry Potter season continued on ITV last night - the sixth 
entry in the saga featured seven Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) has actually played the Doctor twice - in the Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV sketch, Terror of the Ming Mongs (in 1987) and The Curse of Fatal Death in 1999
  • Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) was Rosana Calvierri in The Vampires of Venice
  • Amelda Brown (Mrs. Cole) voiced Margaret for The Adventure Games: The Gunpowder Plot
  • David Hankinson (Office Worker) was a Dalek operator on eight episodes (from Bad Wolf to Journey's End)
  • Nina Armstrong, Helen Steinway Bailey and Chris Pollard were stunt performers on The Runaway Bride, Amy's Choice and Robot of Sherwood respectively

Doctor Who Vs. The Last Crusade

The third instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise was released by Paramount Pictures in 1989, and an Oscar, a Hugo award and a Saturn award.
Following mixed reactions to The Temple of Doom, director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas wanted to evoke the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Harrison Ford returned as the intrepid American archaeology professor, Dr. Henry 'Indiana' Jones (Junior), and was joined by Sean Connery as Professor Henry Jones Senior.
The trilogy even spawned a prequel in the form 
of a spin-off series for American TV, The Young 
Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-96), and after 
gap of almost twenty years, a fourth feature, 
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (starring Sir 
John Hurt).
The Last Crusade was shown again on BBC One yesterday, and featured these eighteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Julian Glover and his real-life wife, Isla Blair here played Mr. and Mrs. Donovan - Glover was King Richard in The Crusade, and Scaroth in City of Death, whilst Blair was Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, and voiced Paula for Big Finish's Exotron (2007)
  • Michael Sheard (Adolf Hitler) was a prolific guest actor with seven roles over thirty-five years - he was Rhos in The Ark: The Plague, Dr. Roland Summers in The Mind of Evil, Laurence Scarman in Pyramids of Mars, Lowe in The Invisible Enemy, Mergrave in Castrovalva, the Headmaster in Remembrance of the Daleks, and later voiced Orsino for The Stones of Venice (BF, 2001)   
  • Alexei Sayle (Sultan) was the DJ in Revelation of the Daleks
  • Kevork Malikyan (Kazim) was Kemel Rudkin in The Wheel in Space
  • Vernon Dobtcheff (Butler) was an Alien Scientist in The War Games, and voiced Dadda Desaka for The Cradle of the Snake (BF, 2010), and Shamur for The Children of Seth (BF, 2011)
  • Frederick Jaeger (WWI Ace, in deleted scenes) was Jano in The Savages, Sorenson in Planet of Evil, and Professor Marius, in The Invisible Enemy
  • Martin Gordon (Man at Rally) was a Prison Officer in The Mind of Evil
  • Nina Armstrong (Flower Girl) was a stunt performer on The Runaway Bride
  • Lee Richards (Passenger) was the 'Buxom' Romana in (part 1 of) Destiny of the Daleks
  • stuntman 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
  • stuntman Lee Sheward was the stunt co-ordinator on eleven adventures (from The End of the World to The End of Time)
  • stuntman Eddie Powell was Thompson in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD
  • for Martin Grace, Billy Horrigan, Rocky Taylor and Tip Tipping see my blog for The Temple of Doom
Produced for the ABC network, the big budget TV series ran for three seasons 
and won six Emmy awards. The childhood and teenage Indy was played by 
Corey Carrier and Sean Patrick Flanery respectively. The series was followed by 
four TV movies and was then re-edited in 1999 as The Adventures of Young 
Indiana Jones. A total of twenty-four TV stories guest starred Colin Baker 
and another forty-three Doctor Who cast and crew links:
  • Matthew Jacobs (writer of three episodes here) scripted the Doctor Who TV Movie too
  • Paul Freeman, Danny Webb, Tim McInnerny, Anna Massey, Michael McShane, Michael Maloney, Kenneth Cranham, Nickolas Grace, Patrick Ryecart, Ronald Fraser, Sam Kelly, Jacqueline Pearce, Stevan Rimkus, Colin Jeavons, Jamie Glover, Frederick Treves, Alan Cox, David Sibley, Bernard Bresslaw, Jeananne Crowley, Elizabeth Spriggs, Terrence Hardiman, Pip Torrens, Paul Brooke, Andrew McCulloch, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ann Tirard, Vic Tablian, Jimmy Gardner, Keith Marsh, Kevork Malikyan, Alan Talbot, Philip Davis, Stuart Milligan, Ed Bishop, Ben Miller, Peter Guinness, Trevor Bannister, Harry Fowler, Kevin McNally, Ashley Walters, Joseph Long and Derek Lea

Doctor Who On This Day #365


1965 - Marco Polo, Episode 1: The Roof of the World and The Aztecs, Episode 
2: The Warriors of Death both repeated on ABC
1967 - The Enemy of the World, Episode 2 first screened on BBC1
1969 The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 4 and The Ice Warriors, Episode 3 both
repeated on ABC
1970 - Director Saul Metzstein born in Scotland; and The Wheel in Space
Episode 2 and The Dominators, Episode 2 both repeated on ABC
1971 - The Krotons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC 
1972 - The Three Doctors, Episode 1 first screened on BBC1
1978 - The Power of Kroll, Part 2 first screened on BBC1
1981 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Invasion of TimePart 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The VisitationPart 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Awakening Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Planet of GiantsEpisode 3 and Terror of the Autons Omnibus both
repeated on KQED Plus; and Robot, Part 1 repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1987 The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Stones of Blood
Part 2 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 - Inferno, Episode 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Warriors' Gate, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 The Keeper of Traken, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1992 The Ark, Episode 4: The Bomb repeated on UK Gold
1993 Mawdryn Undead, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1995 The Sun Makers, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Space Museum, Episode 2: The Dimensions of Time first screened
on Space; and Full Circle, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Space Museum, Episode 3: The Search repeated on Space; and 
The Daemons, Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Chase, Episode 5: The Death of Doctor Who repeated on Space
2000 - The Pirate Planet, Part 3 first screened on Prairie PTV; City of Death
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Destiny of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 
both repeated on Colorado PTV; and The Visitation, Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime
2001 - The Mutants Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Face of Evil, Part 1 repeated
on WILL; Nightmare of Eden, Part 1 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Invasion of Time, Part 6 repeated on KUED; Meglos, Part 4 and Full Circle, Part 1 both repeated on WCET; CastrovalvaParts 3 and 4 both repeated on WQED and NHPTV; Arc of Infinity, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Five Doctors, Parts 3
and 4 (of 4) both repeated on Iowa PTV; and Paradise Towers Omnibus repeated
on UK Gold
2003 - The Time Meddler, Episode 1: The Watcher repeated on ABC; The Story
 of Doctor Who first screened on BBC1; and Scream of the Shalka, Episode 1 
released on BBC Red Button
2004 - The Seeds of Doom, Part 6 repeated on ABC
2005 Father's Day first screened on Jimmy; The Empty Child repeated on 
BBC3; and The Doctor Dances repeated on BBC3 and UK Gold
2006 Frontier in Space Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Bad Wolf and The 
Parting of the Ways both repeated on France 4; The Christmas Invasion 
repeated on France 4 and Jimmy; and The Runaway Bride repeated on BBC1
2007 Boom Town repeated on WXXI; Army of Ghosts repeated on UK Gold; and The Satan Pit repeated on BBC3
2008 Terminus, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; and Rose 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2010 - Gridlock and Doctor Who Confidential: Are We There Yet? both 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Next Doctor repeated on BBC1
2011 Pyramids of Mars, Part 5 broadcast on Radio 4 Extra; Blink and Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: Send in the Clones both repeated on UKTV (Aus);
and Greatest Moments: Rose repeated on ABC1
2012 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; Cold Blood 
and Vincent and the Doctor both repeated on Watch; The Girl Who Waited and
The God Complex both repeated on BBC America; The Wedding of River Song,
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and Doctor Who Confidential: When 
Time Froze all repeated on MPTV; Asylum of the DaleksDinosaurs on a 
SpaceshipA Town Called MercyThe Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan all repeated on Fox (Germany); The Snowmen repeated on BBC 
America and Fox; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Double Trouble 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 Partners in Crime and The Fires of Pompeii both repeated on BBC America;
A Christmas Carol repeated on Really Scary TV; The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People both repeated on Watch; A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Asylum of the Daleks repeated on Ztélé;
The Snowmen repeated on WPT; The Bells of Saint John first screened on KSB2; 
Cold War repeated on RAI4; Doctor Who Prom (2010) repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; and Doctor Who Confidential: Stage Fright repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East
2014 Terror of the Autons, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; Terror 
of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Retro TV; The Android 
Invasion, Parts 1 and 2, Cold Blood and The Girl Who Waited all repeated on Syfy (Aus); A Christmas Carol repeated on RAI4; The Doctor's Wife repeated on UKTV (NZ); Let's Kill Hitler repeated on KCPT2; Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song and Asylum of the Daleks all repeated on Watch; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 
repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and Watch; Hide repeated on Syfy (Benelux); Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS first screened on KERA; and 
An Adventure in Space and Time repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America
2015 The Deadly Assassin, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; The Invisible Enemy, Part 1, Warriors of the DeepPart 1, Victory of the DaleksThe Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Day of the Doctor all repeated on
Syfy (Aus); The Sun Makers, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Big Bang repeated on TV Cultura; Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex and The Wedding of River Song all repeated on Watch; Closing Time 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and Watch; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC 
Polska HD; Sleep No More repeated on BBC First (Benelux); and The Husbands 
of River Song repeated on FX (India)

2016 The Invasion of Time, Part 6 and The Ribos Operation, Part 1 both 
repeated on Retro TV; The Impossible Planet, The Eleventh Hour, The Beast 
Below, Victory of the DaleksThe Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone all 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Deep Breath, Into the Dalek and Time Heist all repeated 
on BBC Polska HD and Syfy (Brazil); Robot of Sherwood, Listen, The Caretaker
Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient ExpressFlatlineIn the Forest of the Night
Dark Water, Death in HeavenLast Christmas and Doctor Who Extra: In the Forest 
of the Night all repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Witch's FamiliarUnder the Lake, Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion, 
The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More and Face the Raven all repeated on Syfy
(Latin America); The Return of Doctor Mysterio repeated on BBC2 and BBC First (Middle East); Demon Quest: SepulchrePart 2 first broadcast on Radio Extra;
and The Science of Doctor Who (2013) repeated on Watch

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Another festive Harry Potter season continued on ITV last night -  the fifth 
entry in the saga featured David Tennant (as Barty Crouch Junior) and 
sixteen other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge)  provided the Interface voice for The Girl Who Waited
  • Jessica Hynes (Mafalda Hopkirk) was Joan Redfern in Human Nature and The Family of Blood, then (that character's great-grand daughter) Verity Newman in The End of Time, Part 2 - she also voiced Glory Bee for Big Finish's Invaders From Mars (2002)
  • Peter Cartwright (Elphias Doge) was Arnold Underwood in The Power of Three
  • Timothy Bateson (voice of Kreacher) was Binro in The Ribos Operation
  • Jim McManus (Aberforth Dumbledore) was an Opthalmologist in The Invisible Enemy
  • John Atterbury (Phineas Nigellus Black) made his acting debut as a White Robot in The Mind Robber, then as an Alien Guard in (episode 4 of) The War Games
  • Richard Trinder (Death Eater here and Augustus Rookwood in The Deathly Hallows) was Captain Harcourt in A Good Man Goes to War
  • Peter Roy (Wizard) was a Greek Soldier in The Myth Makers (1/3), Sergeant in The Faceless Ones (1), UNIT Bunker Soldier in The Invasion (1), Guard in The Seeds of Death (1), The Space Pirates (1), The Face of Evil (1), The Invasion of Time (1), The Androids of Tara (1) and The Armageddon Factor (1), Technic Obarl in The Hand of Fear (1), Policeman in Logopolis (1), Ambulance Man in Castrovalva (1), Market Man in Snakedance (1), and Extra in The Highlanders (1), The Silurians (6), The Sun Makers (1) and Resurrection of the Daleks (1)
  • Daisy Haggard (voice of Ministry lift) was Sophie in The Lodger and Closing Time
  • Miles Jupp (Weatherman) voiced Dominic for Power Play (2012), and Inquisitor Xavier for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield 1: The Revolution (2014)
  • Matthew Stirling was also a stuntman on The Angels Take Manhattan and The Name of the Doctor
  • Paul Kulik was a stuntman on Rose too
  • Sarah Franzl also a stunt performer on The End of the WorldThe Idiot's Lantern and The End of Time
  • Lucy Allen was a stunt performer on The Zygon Inversion too
  • James O'Donnell was also a stuntman on Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday
  • Tina Maskell was also a stunt performer on Boom Town and The Runaway Bride

Doctor Who Vs. The Temple of Doom

The second instalment in Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones
franchise was again directed by Steven Spielberg, 
and was released in 1984. The Temple of Doom was 
actually set in 1935, a year before the events of part one, Raiders of the Lost ArkHarrison Ford returned 
as the intrepid American archaeology professor, Dr. 
Henry 'Indiana' Jones. In 1985, the film won an
Oscar and a BAFTA award. 
Paramount Pictures had originally planned a run 
of five movies, whilst George Lucas had always 
intended to create a trilogy of stories - The Last 
Crusade completed Indy's saga in 1989. Then in 
2008, a fourth feature, The Kingdom of the Crystal 
Skull was released.
Disney now own the rights to the Indiana Jones
franchise, and a fifth adventure has been mooted.
The Temple of Doom was shown again on BBC One 
yesterday, and featured another thirteen Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

  • David Yip (Wu Han) was Veldan in Destiny of the Daleks
  • Philip Tan (Henchman) was a Chinaman in Four to Doomsday
  • Bhasker Patel (Guard) was Jival Chowdry in Turn Left
  • for stunt performers Peter Brace, Billy Horrigan, Rocky Taylor, Martin Grace and Kiran Shah see my blog for Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • stuntman Timothy 'Tip' Tipping was a stunt arranger on Remembrance of the DaleksThe Curse of Fenric and Survival
  • stuntman Chris Webb was a Monoid in The Ark
  • stuntman Terry Forrestal was a Tractor Driver in K9 and Company
  • stuntman Gareth Milne was George Cranleigh in Black Orchid, a Mortuary Attendant in Vengeance on Varos, and doubled for Peter Davison on Warriors of the Deep
  • stuntman Nick Hobbs made uncredited appearances in The Ambassadors of DeathTerror of the AutonsThe Mind of EvilThe Claws of AxosDay of the DaleksThe Time Monster, both Peladon stories (as Aggedor), The Ark in Space, then returned to the programme 35 years later, as Mr Nainby in Amy's Choice

Doctor Who On This Day #364


1928 - Actor Bernard Cribbins OBE born in Derker, Oldham
1965 - The Aztecs, Episode 1: The Temple of Evil repeated on ABC
1966 - Marco Polo, Episode 3: Five Hundred Eyes repeated on TV1 (NZ); Planet 
of Giants, Episode 3: CrisisThe Web Planet, Episode 5: InvasionThe Crusade, Episode 3: The Wheel of Fortune and The Massacre, Episode 3: Priest of Death 
all repeated and The Ark, Episode 3: The Return first screened, all on ABC
1967 The Moonbase, Episode 3 repeated and The Faceless Ones, Episode 
2 repeated and Episode 3 first screened, all on ABC
1968 - The Time Meddler, Episode 2: The Meddling Monk repeated and Galaxy 
4, Episode 2: Trap of Steel first screened, both on TV1 (NZ); The Enemy of the World, Episode 6 repeated on ABC; and The Web of Fear, Episodes 1 to 4 
repeated and Episode 5 first screened, all on ABC
1969 The Highlanders, Episodes 1 and 2 and The Underwater Menace, Episode
4 repeated and The Moonbase, Episode 4 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ); and 
The Evil of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 7 both repeated on ABC
1970 The Wheel in SpaceEpisode 1 and The Dominators, Episodes 1 and 
5 all repeated on ABC
1972 The Claws of Axos, Episode 1 first screened on ABC
1973 - The Time Warrior, Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1978 The Android Invasion, Part 1 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1979 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 4 first screened on TV2 (NZ); and 
The Horns of Nimon, Part 2 first screened on BBC1 
1980 Destiny of the Daleks, Part 4 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1981 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Invasion of TimePart 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The VisitationPart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Time Warrior, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 - The Caves of Androzani Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Face of Evil, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Stones of Blood
Part 1 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 - Inferno, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 State of Decay, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and Revelation of the 
Daleks, Part 3 (of 4) first screened on TV2 (NZ)
 1990 The Android Invasion, Part 3 and Black Orchid Omnibus both repeated
on KQED Plus
1992 The Ark, Episode 3: The Return repeated on UK Gold
1993 Day of the Daleks, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold; and Mawdryn 
Undead, Part 3 repeated on ABC
1994 - Silver Nemesis, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Sun Makers, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 - The Android Invasion, Part 1 first screened on ZTV (Sweden); Delta 
and the Bannermen and Dragonfire Omnibuses both repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Space Museum, Episode 1 first screened on Space; The Ribos Operation and The Pirate Planet Omnibuses both repeated on KQED Plus;
and Full Circle, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Space Museum, Episode 2: The Dimensions of Time repeated on 
Space; and The Daemons, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The Chase, Episode 4: Journey Into Terror repeated on Space; and 
Inferno, Episode 7 first screened on TG4
2000 Frontier in Space, Episode 1 repeated on Prime; Genesis of the Daleks
Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Dr. Who and the Daleks screened on 
Channel 4
2001 The Sea Devils, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KERA; RobotParts 
3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; Arc of Infinity, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated
on Colorado PTV; Enlightenment Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Two 
Doctors, Parts 3 and 4 (of 6) both repeated on BBC Prime; and Time and the Rani Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2002 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on WSKG; The Android Invasion
Part 1 repeated on WCNY; The Masque of Mandragora, Part 4 repeated on 
Lakeland PTV; The Stones of Blood, Part 2 repeated on WILL and Part 4 
repeated on MiND; The Androids of Tara, Part 1 repeated on MiND; The Armageddon Factor, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can); The 
Horns of Nimon, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The Keeper of Traken Omnibus
repeated on MPT; Terminus, Part 1 repeated on WQED; Warriors of the Deep
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on WCET; Timelash, Parts 1 and 2 (of 4) both 
repeated on NHPTV and KBTC; The Mysterious Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both 
repeated on Colorado PTV; Time and the Rani Omnibus repeated on UK Gold;
Ghost Light, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; and Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on SciFi (RSA)
2003 - The Chase, Episode 6: The Planet of Decision repeated on ABC; and
Nightmare of Eden Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 - The Seeds of Doom, Part 5 repeated on ABC
2005 Terror of the Vervoids, Parts 11 and 12 both repeated on ABC; The 
Empty Child repeated on UK Gold; and The Long Game and Father's Day 
both repeated on BBC3
2006 - The Parting of the Ways repeated on ΣΚΑΙ; and The Christmas 
Invasion first screened on France 4
2007 - The Girl in the Fireplace first screened on ΣΚΑΙ; Fear Her repeated
on UK Gold; and The Runaway Bride and Smith and Jones both repeated on
France 4
2008 Mawdryn Undead, Part 4 and Terminus, Part 1 both first screened on 
MTV3 SciFi
2009 - The Age of Steel repeated on Syfy (Spain); Journey's End and Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: The End of an Era both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Dreamland Omnibus repeated on CBBC
2010 - The Shakespeare Code repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Voyage of the 
Damned repeated on BBC1
2011 Pyramids of Mars, Part 4 broadcast on Radio 4 Extra; The Two Doctors
Parts 3 and 4 (of 6) both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Family of Blood and
Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Saxon Mystery both repeated on
UKTV (Aus); and Greatest Moments: The Master repeated on ABC1
2012 Amy's Choice and The Hungry Earth both repeated on Watch; and
The Snowmen repeated on BBC3
2013 The Face of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Doctor 
Dances and Boom Town both repeated on France 4; The Christmas Invasion 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and France 4; The Runaway Bride and Doctor Who Confidential: A Confidential Christmas both repeated on
BBC Entertainment Latin America; Human Nature repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
 A Christmas Carol repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and RAI4;
The Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife both repeated on Watch;
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America, BBC Nordic, BBC Polska, Iowa PTV and RAI4; The Bells of Saint John 
first screened on WPT; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on MPTV;
The Name of the Doctor repeated on Jeem TV (UK); The Day of the Doctor 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD and Fox (FRG); The Time of 
the Doctor first screened on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD and repeated
on BBC Entertainment Latin America and Fox; Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 
repeated on BBC3; and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 Terror of the Autons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror;
Pyramids of Mars, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of Time,
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on EBRU; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on
UKTV (NZ); A Good Man Goes to War, The Angels Take Manhattan and The Name
 of the Doctor all repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on BBC America and Watch; Night Terrors repeated on
Watch and Syfy (Aus); The God Complex repeated on Watch; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Cold War repeated on
Syfy (Netherlands); The Time of the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment
Europe, Romania and Middle East; and Hornet's Nest: Hive of Horrors, Part 2 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2015 The Deadly Assassin, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The Face 
of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Four; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4, 
EnlightenmentPart 4 and The Beast Below all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Sun Makers, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Pandorica Opens repeated
on TV Cultura; The Curse of the Black SpotThe Doctor's Wife, The Almost 
PeopleA Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler all repeated on Watch;
The Rebel Flesh repeated on Watch and Syfy (Aus); The God Complex repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Death in Heaven repeated on WGVU; The Zygon Inversion repeated on BBC First
(Benelux); and The Husbands of River Song repeated on BBC2 and screened 
at cinemas (US)
2016 The Invasion of Time, Parts 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; 
The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Syfy (Aus); Asylum of the DaleksDinosaurs 
on a SpaceshipTowCalled MercyThe Power of ThreeThe Angels Take ManhattanThe Bells of Saint JohnThe Rings of AkhatenCold War, Hide
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson HorrorNightmare in Silver, 
The Name of the Doctor and Doctor Who Extra: Flatline all repeated on BBC 
Polska HD; Listen repeated on Syfy (Brazil); The Zygon Invasion and The Return
 of Doctor Mysterio both repeated on BBC First (Middle East); and Demon Quest: SepulchrePart 1 first broadcast on Radio Extra