Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Doctor Who On This Day #152


1965 - The Edge of DestructionEpisode 1 repeated and The Keys of Marinus
Episode 1: The Sea of Death first screened, both on ABC
1968 - The Reign of Terror, Episode 2: Guests of Madame GuillotineThe Rescue, Episode 1: The Powerful Enemy and The RomansEpisode 2: All 
Roads Lead to Rome all repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1969 - The War Games, Episode 7 first screened on BBC1
1970 The Dominators, Episode 5 and The Mind RobberEpisode 1 both 
repeated on ABC
1971 The Enemy of the WorldEpisodes 2 to 4 repeated and Episode 5 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1975 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1978 Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 repeated and The Green Death
Episode repeated and Episode 2 first screened, all on ABC
1979 Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 and Day of the Daleks, Episode
both repeated on ABC
1982 Earthshock, Part 2 repeated and Part 3 first screened, both on ABC
1983 Day of the Daleks, Episode 4 and Carnival of Monsters, Episode
both repeated on ABC
1984 - Horror of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and Kinda, Part
4 repeated on ABC
1985 Planet of the Spiders, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Silurians,
Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1986 Four to Doomsday, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 Arc of Infinity Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1988 - Meglos, Part 1 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and Castrovalva, Part 2 repeated 
on KQED Plus
1989 The Ark in SpacePart 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Timelash, Part 4 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1991 Nightmare of Eden, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Three Doctors, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold; Meglos Omnibus
 repeated on KQED Plus; and Resurrection of the DaleksPart 4 (of 4) repeated 
on ABC
1994 - Warriors' Gate, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Sea Devils, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold
1997 Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Aztecs, Episode 2: The Warriors of Death repeated on Space; and 
Terror of the Vervoids Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1999 The War Games, Episode 6 repeated on Space; The Green Death, Episode 
1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Hand of Fear Omnibus repeated on KQED
 2000 - The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 repeated on Prime; and The Seeds 
of Death, Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2001 - Pyramids of Mars, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; The
 Armageddon Factor, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); Nightmare of Eden, Part
2 repeated on Prime; and Terminus, Part 3 repeated on BBC Prime
2002 The Invisible Enemy, Part 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on NHPTV; and The Curse of Fenric, Part 3 repeated
on UKTV (Aus)
2003 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); 
Pyramids of Mars Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Snakedance Omnibus
repeated on KERA
2005 - City of Death, Part 4 repeated on ABC
2007 - Bad Wolf first screened on SVT2
2008 - Rose repeated on Syfy (Russia); Father's Day repeated on Jimmy; and Silence in the Library and Doctor Who Confidential: Shadow Play both first screened
2009 Smith and JonesThe Shakespeare CodeGridlockDaleks in Manhattan, 
Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature, The Family
 of Blood, Blink, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords all 
repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); and Planet of the Dead first screened on ABC1
2010 - Rose repeated on Syfy (Germany); Dalek and The Unicorn and the Wasp
both repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Doctor's Daughter repeated on Syfy (Spain) and Syfy (Netherlands); Cold Blood repeated on BBC3 and BBC HD; and The Beast 
of Orlok, Episode 1 repeated on Radio 7
2011 - The VisitationParts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; Gridlock 
repeated on Watch; The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on Space; Flesh and Stone and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Blinded by the Light both repeated
on UKTV (Aus); Greatest Moments: Martha repeated on ABC2; and Cradle of the Snake, Episode 3 repeated and Episode 4 first broadcast, both on Radio 4 Extra
2012 Silver Nemesis, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; Dalek 
repeated on BBC America; Tooth and Claw first screened on YLE TV2; The Idiot's Lantern and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The Writer's Tale both repeated
on ABC2; and The Architects of History, Episode 1 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2013 The Age of Steel repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Satan Pit and Love 
& Monsters both repeated on BBC America; Journey's End repeated on Watch; 
Vincent and the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol both first screened on YLE TV2; and The Almost People repeated on BBC 
Nordic
2014 The Hand of Fear Omnibus, The Deadly Assassin, Part 1, Warriors 
of the Deep, Parts 3 and 4, The Awakening, Part 1, RoseThe End of the World
The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London and World War Three all repeated on Syfy 
(Aus); The Long GameUtopia and The Sound of Drums all repeated on RAI4; 
The Parting of the Ways and New Earth both repeated on Space; Smith and JonesThe Shakespeare CodeGridlockDaleks in Manhattan and Evolution of 
the Daleks all repeated on Fox (Germany); The Next Doctor repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Beast Below repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Victory 
of the Daleks repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and OETA; The Time of Angels repeated on BBC America, BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice both repeated on BBC America; The Rebel Flesh repeated on Syfy (Spain) and Really Scary TV; The Almost PeopleA Good
Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler all repeated on Really Scary TV; Closing Time repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on France 4; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy both repeated on BBC Nordic; Cold War and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide both repeated on BBC3; Hide repeated on BBC3 and France 4; Journey 
to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on UKTV (NZ) and France 4; The Crimson 
Horror repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; 
Nightmare in Silver repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania, Middle 
East and France 4; and The Name of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2015 Inferno, Episode 7 and Terror of the Autons, Episodes 1 to 3 all repeated 
on Retro TV; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 2 and 3, Meglos, Part 4 and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on Horror; Arc of Infinity, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Long Game and 
Father's Day both repeated on France 4; The Satan Pit and Doctor Who Confidential: Religion, Myths and Legends both repeated on UNC-MX; Fear Her repeated on Iowa PTV; The Stolen Earth and Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look both 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Next Doctor repeated on KLRU; 
The Hungry EarthDoctor Who Confidential: After Effects and Arthurian Legend all repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; A Christmas Carol repeated on KCPT2; The Impossible AstronautDay of the Moon and The 
Curse of the Black Spot all repeated on Watch and KCPT2; The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh and Hide all repeated on Watch; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on 
OETA;The Girl Who WaitedThe God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song and Asylum of the Daleks all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; 
The Caretaker repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD; Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and Iowa PTV; Doctor Who Proms (2010) repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; 
and The Wrath of the Iceni repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2016 - Paradise Towers, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; Blink repeated on BBC Polska HD; Journey's End and Nightmare in Silver both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Victory of the Daleks repeated on TV Cultura; Day of the Moon repeated on Prime; The Almost People and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated 
on ABC2; The God Complex repeated on Einsfestival; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
 repeated on Syfy (Brazil) and Syfy (Latin America); The Angels Take Manhattan
 repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Snowmen repeated on BBC First (Middle East); and Death in Heaven repeated on Syfy (Latin America)

Monday, 30 May 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Where Eagles Dare

Released in late 1968, this classic World War Two film 
from MGM was shown again on Channel 5 tonight. The 
action centres on a fictional Allied rescue mission in the 
Bavarian Alps.
Scottish novelist Alistair MacLean (1922-1987) wrote both 
the screenplay and the book, his twelfth, at the same time.
The noted phrase used here ("Broadsword calling Danny 
Boy") was referenced by Mark Gatiss in his script for 
Victory of the Daleks.
The cast, headed by Richard Burton (1925-1984), Clint Eastwood (born 1930), Mary Ure, and Michael Hordern,
featured nineteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Peter Barkworth (Berkeley) played Clent in The Ice Warriors
  • William Squire (Thomas) was the Shadow in The Armageddon Factor
  • Jack Silk (Officer) was a stuntman on The Daemons 
  • Robert Beatty (Carnaby) was General Cutler in The Tenth Planet
  • Neil McCarthy (MacPherson) was Barnham in The Mind of Evil, and Thawn in The Power of Kroll
  • Anton Diffring (Kramer) was another Nazi, De Flores in Silver Nemesis
  • Derren Nesbitt (Von Hapen) was Tegana (pictured) in Marco Polo, and voiced Thomas Dodd for Big Finish's Spare Parts (2002) and Quences in Unbound: Auld Mortality (2003)
  • Ingrid Pitt (Heidi) and Ian McCulloch (Officer) both starred in Warriors of the Deep, as Solow and Nilson respectively, and the former was also Queen Galleia in The Time Monster - Pitt and her husband, Tony Rudlin, submitted a Doctor Who script in 1984, which was eventually produced as The Macros by Big Finish (2010)
  • Richard Beale (Orderly) voiced a Refusian in The Ark, and a Broadcaster for The Macra Terror, then appeared as Bat Masterson in The Gunfighters, and as a Minister in The Green Death
  • Derek Newark (Major) was Za in 100,000 BC, and Greg Sutton in Inferno
  • extra Jim Dowdall had three uncredited classic era roles - a Guerilla in Day of the Daleks, a Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, and a Warnsman in Frontios
  • Max Faulkner (Hartmann) was Corporal Adams in The Android Invasion, and Nesbin in The Invasion of Time, and had uncredited roles in eight other stories of the 1970's
  • Harry Fielder (Soldier) a veteran of fifteen 'classic' era appearances, was a Guard (in serials PP, ZZZ, 4L, 4P, 5A, 5F, 5Z), a Crewman (SS, 4T), a Vogan (4D), an Assassin (4Q), a Tigellan (5Q), and a Krarg in Shada 
  • Nigel Lambert (Soldier) was Hardin in The Leisure Hive
  • Jim Tyson (Innkeeper) was the Bald Man in The Chase: Flight Through Eternity
  • stuntman Alf Joint doubled for Burton here, and was later stunt arranger on Battlefield
  • Ted Lloyd and Anthony Waye both worked on Dr. Who and the Daleks - as the production manager and assistant director respectively

Doctor Who On This Day #151


1964 - The Aztecs, Episode 2: The Warriors of Death first screened on BBCtv
1966 - Associate Producer/Director Mervyn Pinfield died, aged 54; and
The Crusade, Episode 3: The Wheel of Fortune repeated on ABC
1968 - The Smugglers, Episode 2, The Tenth Planet, Episode 2, The Power of 
the DaleksEpisodes 2 and 6, The HighlandersEpisode 2 and The Underwater
 Menace, Episode 4 all repeated on ABC 
1970 Inferno, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1971 - The Space Pirates, Episode 4 repeated and The War Games, Episodes 
1, 2 and 4 repeated and Episode 5 first screened, all on ABC
1975 - Death to the Daleks, Part 3 repeated and The Monster of Peladon,
Parts 1 and 4 both repeated and Part 4 first screened, all on ABC
1976 The Ark in SpacePart 1 repeated oABC
1978 Spearhead from Space, Episode 2 and The Three Doctors, Episode
4 both repeated and The Green Death, Episode 1 first screened, all on ABC
1979 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 2 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1981 The Android Invasion, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 Planet of Evil Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - Day of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; and Kinda
Part 4 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1984 - Horror of Fang Rock, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and Kinda, Part
3 repeated on ABC
1985 The Monster of Peladon, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Four to DoomsdayPart 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Mind of Evil, Episode 6 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Seeds 
of DoomParts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1989 The Ark in SpacePart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Timelash, Part 3 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1991 Nightmare of Eden, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 The Mutants, Episode 6 and The Face of Evil Omnibus both repeated 
on KQED Plus
1993 Inferno Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Resurrection of the Daleks,
Part 3 (of 4) repeated on ABC
1994 Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Time and the Rani
Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 - The Sea Devils, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1997 Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 Planet of Giants, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and Revelation of the 
Daleks and The Mysterious Planet Omnibuses both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - Composer Don Harper died in Australia, aged 78; The Tomb of the 
Cybermen, Episode 3 repeated on WQED; The War Games, Episode 5 repeated
on Space; Inferno, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on KBTC; The Daemons,
Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; The Curse of Peladon, Episode 4 and 
The Sea Devils, Episode 1 both repeated on NHPTV; Planet of the Spiders, Parts 5
and 6 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Robot, Part 4 repeated on Twin Cities PTV;
Genesis of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on Lakeshore PTV and Omnibus repeated
on KNME; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MiND; The Brain of Morbius, Part 4 repeated on WQED; The Hand of Fear, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated
on MPBN; The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Logopolis Omnibus repeated on KSPS; and Enlightenment, Part 2 repeated on WUSF
2000 - The Edge of Destruction, Episode 1 repeated on Prime; The Seeds of 
Death, Episode 5 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Web of Fear premiered at
 the Portsmouth Arts Centre [Performed by the Bedlam Theatre Co. reworked
as two 50-minute plays, script adapted by Rob Thrush (also cast as Colonel
Lethbridge Stewart) Nick Scovell played the Doctor, John-Paul McCrohon was Jamie, and Nancy Holloway was Victoria]
2001 Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America; The Power 
of Kroll, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Nightmare of Eden, Part 1 repeated 
on Prime
2002 The Invisible Enemy, Part 1 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); The 
Happiness Patrol, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime; and The Curse of Fenric
Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2003 - Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 repeated on Tele 5 (Poland); Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); Pyramids of Mars
 Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Shada, Episode 5 released on BBCi
2004 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The 
Curse of Peladon, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Colorado PTV; Destiny of 
the DaleksParts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Kinda, Part 1 repeated on
 WILL; Mawdryn Undead, Part 3 repeated on KUED; and The Mark of the Rani,
Parts 1 and 2 (of 4) both repeated on MiND
2005 - City of Death, Part 3 repeated on ABC
2007 The Satan Pit repeated on UK Gold
2008 The Mind of EvilEpisodes 1 and 2 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi;
and The Runaway Bride repeated on BBC3
2009 The Girl in the Fireplace and Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on UNC-MX; The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: You've Got the Look both repeated on UKTV (Aus);
and Army of Ghosts repeated on Syfy (Russia)
2010 - The Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: You've Got 
the Look both repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sontaran Stratagem and Doctor Who Confidential: Send in the Clones both first screened on WXXI; Flesh and Stone
first screened on Prime; The Vampires of Venice first screened on Space; Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Arthurian Legend both first
screened on ABC1; and The Beast of Orlok, Episode 1 first broadcast on Radio 7
2011 - The VisitationParts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Satan Pit repeated on Watch; The Almost People repeated on BBC3; and Cradle of the Snake, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2012 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 
SciFi; World War Three repeated on BBC America; New Earth first screened on
YLE TV2; The Age of Steel and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: From Zero to 
Hero both repeated on ABC2;  Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: What Goes on 
Tour repeated on UKTV (Aus); Survival of the Fittest, Episode 4 repeated and
The Architects of History, Episode 1 first broadcast, both on Radio 4 Extra
2013 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Idiot's Lantern 
and The Impossible Planet both repeated on BBC America; The Poison Sky 
and Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on BBC
Entertainment Asia Pacific; Turn Left and The Stolen Earth both repeated on Watch; Cold Blood repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Pandorica Opens first screened
on YLE TV2; The Wedding of River Song repeated on DR3; The Name of the 
Doctor first screened on Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Open 
All Hours repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Ark in Space, Part 1, Warriors of the Deep, Part 2, RoseThe End 
of the WorldThe Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonThe Poison Sky and Cold 
Blood all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 both first
screened on Horror; The Long Game repeated on RAI4; Doomsday repeated on KCPT2; The Family of Blood and Blink both repeated on Fox (Germany); Journey's End and The Next Doctor both repeated on BBC America; The Eleventh Hour
 repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and KLRU; The Beast Below repeated
on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Rebel FleshThe Almost People and
A Good Man Goes to War all repeated on Really Scary TV; The Power of Three,
The Angels Take ManhattanThe Bells of Saint John and The Rings of Akhaten
 all repeated on BBC3; and The Day of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2015 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Parts 3 to 6 and Horror of Fang RockParts 
1 and 2 all repeated and The Mark of the RaniParts 1 and 2 (of 4) both first 
screened, all on Retro TV; Pyramids of Mars, Parts 2 and 3, Smith and Jones, 
The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the 
Daleks all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on
 Horror; Rose repeated on France 4; The Empty Child, The Doctor Dance and 
Boom Town all repeated on FX (India); The Impossible Planet repeated on UNC
-MX; Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran 
StratagemThe Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter all repeated on Fox 
(Germany); Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on UKTV (NZ); Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth and Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects all repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Impossible AstronautDay of the MoonThe Curse of the Black Spot and The Wife all repeated on BBC America; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on OETA; Night Terrors repeated on
Jeem TV (Middle East); The Girl Who WaitedThe God Complex, Closing Time, 
The Wedding of River Song and Asylum of the Daleks all repeated on BBC Nordic 
HD and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three and The Angels 
of Manhattan all repeated on UKTV (Aus); Listen repeated on RAI4; Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and UNC-MX; Doctor Who Confidential: Welcome to Torchwood repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Wrath of the Iceni first broadcast on Radio
4 Extra
2016 - Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on WETA-UK; Last 
of the Time Lords repeated on Watch; The Family of Blood repeated on BBC 
Polska HD; The Stolen Earth repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Beast Below repeated 
on TV Cultura; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Space; The Rebel Flesh
 and Doctor Who Confidential: Double Trouble both repeated on ABC2; Asylum
 of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Brazil) and Syfy (Latin America); The Power
 of Three repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and The Bells of Saint 
John repeated on BBC First (Middle East)

Doctor Who Vs. Messiah, Series 5: The Rapture

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

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Doctor Who On This Day #150


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