Friday, 18 August 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #231


1956 - Composer John Debney born in Glendale, California
1967 The Tenth Planet, Episode 2 repeated, The Power of the Daleks
Episode 5 repeated and Episode 6 first screened, all on ABC
1969 The Ice Warriors, Episode 1 repeated on ABC
1970 The Enemy of the World, Episode 1 repeated on ABC
1975 The Monster of Peladon, Part 6 repeated on ABC
1977 - The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on BBC1
1978 - The Ark in Space, Part 4, Pyramids of Mars, Part 1 and Planet of Evil,
Part 2 all repeated on ABC
1979 - The Hand of Fear, Part 1 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1980 The Power of Kroll, Part 3 first screened on TV2 (NZ); and City of 
Death, Part 1 and Destiny of the Daleks, Part 3 both repeated on ABC
1981 - Underworld, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Keeper of Traken
Part 2 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1982 - Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and Planet of 
Evil, Part 4 and Pyramids of Mars, Part 1 both repeated on ABC
1983 - The Monster of Peladon, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC; 
Underworld, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Visitation, Part 4 
repeated on BBC1
1984 - City of Death, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 - The Armageddon Factor and City of Death Omnibuses both repeated
on KQED Plus
1986 - The Green Death, Episode 2 repeated on ABC
1987 - Planet of the Daleks, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus; Genesis of 
the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on Super Channel (UK); and The Talons of Weng-
ChiangPart 1 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 The Deadly Assassin, Part 4 repeated on Super Channel (UK); Logopolis
Part 3 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and Frontios, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Robots of Death, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Twin 
Dilemma, Part 4 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1990 The Web Planet, Episode 3: Escape to Danger repeated on BSB; The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Curse of 
Fenric, Part 4 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1992 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Pyramids of 
Mars, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1994 Enlightenment, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1996 Enlightenment and The King's Demons Omnibuses both repeated on
UK Gold
1997 The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Robots 
of Death, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Mind Robber, Episode 2 repeated on Space
1999 The Chase, Episode 1: The Executioners repeated on Space; and 
The War Games, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Dominators, Episode 1 first screened on Prime; The Daemons,
Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 3 and
4 both repeated on BBC America
2001 Inferno, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KERA; The Creature from 
the Pit, Part 1 first screened on Prairie PTV; Nightmare of Eden Omnibus
repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Leisure Hive Omnibus repeated on UK Gold;
Warriors of the Deep, Part 4 repeated on BBC Prime; Vengeance on Varos,
Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) and Paradise Towers, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on MiND
2002 The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); The Talons
of Weng-Chiang, Part 6 and Horror of Fang Rock, Part 1 both repeated on MiND; 
The Sun Makers Omnibus repeated on MPT; Underworld, Part 3 repeated on 
WILL; The Creature from the Pit Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Frontios, Parts 
1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; and The Ultimate Foe Omnibus repeated on 
Iowa PTV
2003 The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Can); Revenge 
of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold; and Auton first
screened on KQED Plus
2004 The Green Death, Episode 1 repeated on ABC
2005 Four to Doomsday, Part 2 repeated on ABC; and The Long Game first screened on Prime
2006 Doctor Who Confidential: One Year On repeated on BBC3
2007 Human Nature first screened on ABC1
2008 Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 4 and Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 both
 first screened on MTV3 SciFi; Aliens of London repeated on UK Gold; Dalek 
repeated on Syfy (FRG); The Long Game and Doctor Who Confidential: The 
Dark Side both repeated on BBC3; and The Parting of the Ways first screened
 on Syfy (Russia)
2009 The End of the World repeated on Syfy (FRG); Fear Her and Doctor 
Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff both repeated on BBC3; and Blink and
Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Do You Remember the First Time? both
repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2010 Tooth and Claw and School Reunion both repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); 
The Satan Pit repeated on Syfy (Russia); Fear Her repeated on UKTV (Aus); 
The Poison Sky first screened on Space; and Amy's Choice and Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend both repeated on BBC3

2011 The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Paradise Towers, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; The Parting 
of the Ways repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on
Watch; and Daleks in ManhattanThe Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang all
repeated on BBC America
2013 Frontier in Space, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Robot,
Parts  1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Boom TownBad Wolf and The 
Parting of the Ways all repeated on France 4; The End of Time, Part 2 repeated
on Watch; The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America HD; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on BBC Entertainment
 LA; The Almost People and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated
on WTTW Prime; The God Complex repeated on MPTV; A Town Called Mercy 
first screened on Idaho PTV; The Doctors Revisited: The First DoctorThe 
Second DoctorThe Third Doctor and The Fourth Doctor all first screened on UKTV; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Ship Ahoy! and The Born Identity 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Doctor Who Confidential: Death in Venice
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 The Daemons, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Horror; Horror of 
Fang Rock, Part 4 repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, 
Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen, 
The Age of SteelThe Doctors Revisited: The First DoctorThe Second Doctor,
The Third DoctorThe Fourth DoctorThe Fifth DoctorThe Sixth DoctorThe 
Seventh DoctorThe Eighth DoctorThe Ninth Doctor and The Tenth Doctor all repeated on BBC America; The Shakespeare Code repeated on YLE TV2;
Evolution of the Daleks and The Lazarus Experiment both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Midnight repeated on Watch; Victory of the Daleks repeated on RAI4;
Vincent and the Doctor repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Lodger repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific and TV3; Night Terrors repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
The Girl Who Waited repeated on Syfy (Spain); Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 
repeated on Karusel; The Power of Three repeated on WSIU; The Name of the Doctor repeated on Ztélé; Deep Breath screened at Vivo Rio Auditorium, Rio
 De Janeiro for the Brazilian leg of the Doctor Who World TourDoctor Who 
Confidential: Extra Time repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and
Doctor Who Confidential: Alien Abduction repeated on BBC Nordic HD and
BBC Polska HD
2015 The Chase, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Retro TV; The Keeper 
of TrakenParts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Age of Steel repeated on Disney XD (US); Human Nature and The Family of Blood both repeated on BBC America; Partners in Crime repeated on Watch; The Beast Below repeated on
BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Amy's Choice repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Hungry Earth first screened on FX (India);
The Big Bang repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on
BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Hide repeated on TV Cultura; The Name of 
the Doctor repeated on ABC2 and Syfy (Aus); Robot of Sherwood repeated on
Prime; Mummy on the Orient Express repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia
Pacific; and The Ultimate Time Lord repeated on Space
2016 The Silurians, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; Rise of 
the Cybermen repeated on The Zone; Blink and Utopia both repeated on BBC 
America; Partners in Crime and Mummy on the Orient Express both repeated 
on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon both repeated 
on Syfy (Latin America); The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia 
Pacific and AXN Mystery (Jap); The Almost People repeated on AXN Mystery 
(Jap); A Town Called Mercy repeated on Space; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on BBC Polska HD; The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor 
and The Seventh Doctor both repeated on Watch; and The Destinations of 
Doctor Who repeated on ABC2
2017 - The Sea Devils, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; 
Pyramids of MarsPart 3 repeated on Jones! too; 
Fear Her, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones
and The Shakespeare Code all repeated on BBC America; 
Human Nature repeated on Syfy (Aus);
and Flesh and Stone repeated on Syfy (Brazil)

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Young Sherlock Holmes

Shown again on Film 4 today, this film - subtitled The Pyramid of Fear in the UK - depicts the first meeting of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as teenagers. As students at Brompton Academy, Holmes and Watson soon become embroiled in a  typical Amblin family adventure - they uncover the secret Egyptian cult of Rame Tep. Based inside a wooden pyramid, hidden in a warehouse in Wapping, the cult is led by Eh-Tar - an anagram of Rathe, Holmes' school master. A coda that follows the end credits sees the Professor (Anthony Higgins) flee London and adopt the alias of Moriarty!    Released by Paramount in 1985, Young Sherlock Holmes was produced by Steven Spielberg, and written by Chris Columbus - it featured these fifteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Nicholas Rowe (Holmes here; cameo in Mr. Holmes) voiced Rivesh Mantilax for Dreamland
  • Big Finish actor Alan Cox (Watson here; Professor James Moriarty for The Final Problem; and Agamemnon for The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes and The Prophet in the Rainvoiced John Matthews for The Roof of the World (2004), Mark Seven for The Daleks: The Destroyers (2010)Grenville for The Auntie Matter (2013), Dr. Gideon McDivett for The Ghosts of Gralstead (2014), the titular Grim Reaper for Death and the Queen, Robert Harley, Speravore and Warder all for The Diary of River Song 2 (both 2016), and Eamon Orensky for The Skin of the Sleek and The Thief of Time (both 2017)
  • Sophie Ward (Elizabeth) voiced the Storyteller for Serpent Crest: Aladdin Time (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Nigel Stock (Waxflatter here; Dr. Watson in the BBC's Sherlock Holmes) was Professor Hayter in Time Flight
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Inspector Lestrade) was Quayle in Robot of Sherwood
  • Donald Eccles (Nesbit) was Krasis in The Time Monster
  • Patrick Newell (Bobster here; Lestrade in Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson; and Blessington in The Resident Patient) was Colonel Faraday in The Android Invasion
  • Roger Brierley (Mr. Holmes) was Trevor in (episode 8 of) The Daleks' Master Plan, and provided the voice of Drathro in The Mysterious Planet
  • Nadim Sawalha (Khasek) voiced Swapnil Khan for The Magic Mousetrap (BF, 2009) and the Old Man for 1001 Nights (BF, 2012)
  • John Scott Martin (Caretaker) was a stalwart of the classic series, with appearances in seventy-six episodes (usually as a Dalek operator, from The Web Planet to Remembrance of the Daleks)
  • stunt performer Tracey Eddon doubled for Sophie Aldred, also for serial 7H
  • stunt arranger Marc Boyle was also a stuntman for Terror of the Autons, a fight arranger on The Time Warrior, and had roles as Prisoner and UNIT Motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil, Kronos in The Time Monster, and Exxilon in Death to the Daleks
  • fencing instructor Arthur Howell was a Confederate Horseman in The War Games
  • stuntman Steve Whyment was an extra in The Keeper of Traken and Snakedance
  • Peter Bennett was also the first assistant director on fourteen revived series episodes (from Bad Wolf to The End of Time)The Attack of the Graske and Torchwood, the production manager (on The Doctor's Daughter, Midnight, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End), and produced twenty-one stories (from The Beast Below to Twice Upon a Time)

Doctor Who On This Day #230


1968 - The Dominators, Episode 2 first screened on BBC1
1969 The Savages, Episode 4, The War Machines, Episode 1 and The 
Smugglers, Episode 3 repeated and The Tenth Planet, Episode 3 first 
screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1972 - Spearhead from Space, Episode 2 repeated on ABC
1973 The War Games, Episode 5, The Curse of Peladon, Episode 1 and 
The Mutants, Episodes 1 and 4 repeated and The Time Monster, Episode 
3 first screened, all on ABC
1978 - Robot, Part 1, The Ark in Space, Part 3, Terror the Zygons, Part 4 and
Planet of Evil, Part 1 all repeated on ABC; and The Sun Makers, Part 2 repeated
on BBC1
1982 - Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and Planet of Evil,
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1983 - Death to the Daleks, Part 4 and The Monster of Peladon, Part 1 both repeated on ABC; The Sun Makers, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and The 
Visitation, Part 3 repeated on BBC1
1984 - City of Death, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Five Doctors
Part 4 (of 4) repeated on BBC1
1985 Warriors of the Deep, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Pyramids of Mars Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 first screened on Super Channel (UK)
1988 The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 repeated on Super Channel (UK); and 
The Awakening, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Face of Evil, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Twin Dilemma,
Part 3 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1990 - Producer Graham Williams killed in shooting accident in Devon; The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Creature 
from the Pit, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1991 Spearhead from Space, Episode 4 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and Earth-
shock, Part 4 and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Omnibus both repeated on
KQED Plus
1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; and Planet of Evil,
Part 4 repeated on ABC
1994 Enlightenment, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Space Museum Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Mind Robber, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and Warriors of the 
Deep and The Curse of Fenric Omnibuses both repeated on KQED Plus
1999 The Space Museum, Episode 4: The Final Phase repeated on Space;
and The War Games, Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 4 repeated on Prime; The Daemons, Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both
repeated on BBC America
 2001 - Nightmare of Eden, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV; and
Castrovalva, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 - Robot Omnibus and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 both repeated on BBC 
Kids (Canada); The Robots of Death Omnibus repeated on KERA; City of Death
 Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Survival, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on
BBC Prime
2003 The Keys of Marinus, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Spear-
head from Space, Episodes 1 and 2 and City of Death Omnibus all repeated on
 UK Gold; Robot Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on WCNY; The Masque of Mandragora, Part 4 repeated on WSKG;
The Face of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Horns of Nimon
Part 3 repeated on WILL; KindaParts 1 and 2 both repeated on MiND; and 
Paradise Towers Omnibus repeated on MPT
2004 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 4 repeated on ABC

2005 Four to Doomsday, Part 1 repeated on ABC
2006 The Christmas Invasion repeated on BBC3; and The Age of Steel
first screened on Prime
2007 Rose, Aliens of London, The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances and Boom
Town all repeated on Syfy (US); World War Three repeated on Syfy (US), NET 
and S Oregon PTV; Dalek repeated on WCET and Oregon PB; The Parting of 
the Ways first screened on TV3 (RI); The Age of Steel and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: From Zero to Hero both repeated on BBC3; The Idiot's Lantern and
The Impossible Planet both repeated on UK Gold; Doctor Who Confidential: 
Why On Earth? repeated on NET; and Doctor Who Confidential: Daleks 
repeated on Oregon PB
2008 Aliens of London repeated on Ozarks PTV; The Christmas Invasion 
repeated on KQED Plus; New Earth repeated on WXXI and WTTW 11; The 
Idiot's Lantern first screened on UNC-TV and repeated on Idaho PTV; The
Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential: You've Got the Look both 
first screened on MPTV; Fear Her first screened on ProSieben, KERA and
WTVP; The Lazarus Experiment first screened on Jimmy; The Doctor's 
Daughter first screened on Prime; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: Nemesis both first screened on ABC1; Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff first screened on KERA; Doctor Who 
Confidential: The Writer's Tale both first screened on UNC-TV; and Daleks: 
Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on Syfy (Spain)
2009 Rose repeated on Syfy (FRG); Rise of the Cybermen and The Age 
of Steel both repeated on Syfy (Russia); Love & Monsters and Doctor Who 
Confidential: The New World of Dr. Who both repeated on BBC3; The Run-
away Bride repeated on ABC2; and The Shakespeare Code first screened on
WTTW 11
2010 The Parting of the Ways and New Earth both repeated on AXN SciFi
(Pol); The Impossible Planet repeated on Syfy (Russia); Love & Monsters, 
The Lazarus Experiment and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Monsters Inc. 
all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Sontaran Stratagem first screened on Space; and The Vampires of Venice and Doctor Who Confidential: Death in Venice 
both repeated on BBC3
2011 Robot, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Paradise Towers
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; Bad Wolf repeated
on UKTV (Aus); The Parting of the Ways repeated on Watch; and Vincent and the Doctor and The Lodger both repeated on BBC America
2012 Remembrance of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Aliens of London and The Beast Below both repeated on BBC America; Rise of 
the Cybermen repeated on UKTV (Aus); Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan both repeated on Watch; and The Curse of the Black Spot and Doctor Who Confiden-
tial Cutdown: Ship Ahoy! both repeated on ABC2
2013 The Long GameFather's DayThe Empty Child and The Doctor Dances 
all repeated on France 4; Forest of the Dead repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America; The Waters of Mars repeated on TV3 (Spain); Cold Blood and
Vincent and the Doctor both repeated on BBC Entertainment LA HD; Day of 
the Moon and The Curse of the Black Spot both repeated on BBC Nordic HD
and BBC Polska HD; Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited both repeated
on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Cold War repeated and Hide first screened, both on DR3
2014 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 3 repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Armageddon 
Factor, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Bad Wolf and The Parting of 
the Ways both repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Christmas Invasion repeated on 
UNC-TV and UNC-MX; Tooth and Claw and Doctor Who Confidential: Fear 
Factor both repeated on Iowa PTV; The Runaway Bride first screened on UNC-
TV and repeated on UNC-MX; The Fires of Pompeii repeated on BBC America;
Victory of the Daleks repeated on RAI4; The Time of Angels repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and RAI4; The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood both repeated on TV3 (Spain); Vincent and the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertain-
ment Asia Pacific; Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment LA; Let's 
Kill Hitler and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on Syfy (Spain); Night Terrors and The God Complex both repeated on BBC Entertainment LA and
Syfy (Spain); The Wedding of River Song repeated on Karusel; The Bells of 
Saint John and The Rings of Akhaten both repeated on Fox (FRG); Cold War 
and  Hide both repeated on UKTV (Aus) and Fox; The Name of the Doctor 
repeated on Idaho PTV; Deep Breath screened at the Teatro Metropólitan,
Mexico City for the Mexican leg of the Doctor Who World TourThe Ultimate Companion first screened on BBC America; Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: 
Bigger on the Inside repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Extra Time repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2015 City of DeathParts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; Enlightenment,
Part 2, The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rise
 of the Cybermen repeated on Disney XD (US); The Lazarus Experiment and
42 both repeated on BBC America; Planet of the Dead and The Waters of Mars 
both repeated on EBRU; Amy's Choice first screened on FX (India); Day of the 
Moon repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Cold War repeated on
TV Cultura; Nightmare in Silver repeated on ABC2 and WPT; Into the Dalek 
repeated on Prime; and Kill the Moon repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia
Pacific
2016 The Silurians, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; The Girl 
in the Fireplace repeated on The Zone; Human Nature and The Family of Blood both repeated on BBC America; Voyage of the Damned and Kill the Moon both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Big Bang and The Wedding of River 
Song both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Doctor's Wife repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on Space;
Hide repeated on BBC Polska HD and Einsfestival; Dark Water repeated on 
WTTW Prime; The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor repeated on Watch; 
and The Timey Wimey of Doctor Who repeated on ABC2
2017 - The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; 
Pyramids of MarsPart 2 repeated on Jones! too; Rise of the CybermenThe 
Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible PlanetThe Satan Pit and 
Love & Monsters all repeated on BBC America; Silence in the Library repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Time of Angels repeated on Syfy (Brazil); Death in Heaven
repeated on BBC First (Middle East); and Behind the Lens: The Time of the Doctor repeated on BBC Polska HD

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Saint (2017)

The long-running series of crime novels from Leslie
Charteris (1907-1993) were published between 1928
 and 1963. They all featured Simon Templar, the heroic career criminal known as the Saint who has also been portrayed in films, radio and TV since 1938.
The best known depiction of Templar was played by
Roger Moore for ITC's The Saint (1962-69). The series
was revived in 1978 (as The Return of the Saint, with
Ian Ogilvy in the title role), 1987 (for an American TV pilot), and 1989 (by LWT).
The recently proposed television reboot led to this one-
off TV movie with Adam Rayner as the latest incarnation
of Templar. Originally produced in 2013, The Saint was
only released last month, and is now available on Netflix
- it starred Ogilvy, a cameo from Moore, and four Doctor 
Who cast connections:

  • Christopher Villiers (Arthur Templar) was Hugh Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, Professor Moorhouse in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Cacothis for Big Finish's Absolution (2007)
  • Richard Ashton (Vadim) was Friday in Empress of Mars
  • Tomi May (Dimitri) was Dowell in Thin Ice
  • Caroline Royce (Model) was a Weeping Angel in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone

Doctor Who On This Day #229

1958 - Director Rachel Talalay born in Chicago
1965 Marco Polo, Episode 7: Assassin at Peking and The Keys of Marinus,
Episode 3: The Screaming Jungle both repeated and The Sensorites, Episode 
2: The Unwilling Warriors first screened, all on ABC
1968 The Romans, Episode 2: All Roads Lead to Rome repeated on TV1 (NZ); 
The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episodes 2 to 4 repeated and The Abominable Snowmen, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated and Episode 3 first screened, all 
on ABC
1970 The Invasion, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on ABC
1971 - The Wheel in Space, Episodes 1 to 3 repeated and Episode 4 first
screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1973 The War Games, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1978 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 6, The Ark in Space, Part 2 and Terror of
the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Robot, Part 4, The Ark in Space, Part 1 and The Sontaran Experiment,
Part 1 all repeated on ABC; and The Androids of Tara, Part 2 repeated on BBC1
1980 - Planet of Evil, Part 4 repeated on WTTW 11
1982 - Planet of Evil, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC; The Seeds of Doom,
Parts 1 to 3 all repeated on WTTW 11; and Earthshock, Parts 3 and 4 both
repeated on BBC1 (Doctor Who and the Monsters season)
1983 - Death to the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; The Sun 
Makers, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Visitation, Part 2 repeated 
on BBC1
1984 - City of Death, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Five Doctors,
Part 3 (of 4) repeated on BBC1
1985 Terror of the Autons, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on TV2 (NZ); and Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 4 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1987 Planet of Fire Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on Super Channel (UK); and 
The Awakening, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Face of Evil, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and 
The Creature from the Pit, Part 3 repeated on ABC
1991 Earthshock, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 Planet of the Spiders, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and Planet of Evil
Part 3 repeated on ABC
1994 Enlightenment, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 The Monster of Peladon, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Ark, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Face of Evil Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 Planet of Giants, Episode 3: Crisis repeated on Space; The Silurians 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold and WCET; The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 1
and 2 both repeated on LPB; Robot, Part 3 repeated on BBC America; Genesis 
of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on KSPS; City of Death Omnibus repeated on
WBTU; Castrovalva, Part 4 repeated on WUSF; The Five Doctors repeated
on MPT; Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 1 (of 4) repeated on KRCB; and
Revelation of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) both repeated on KBTC
1999 The Space Museum, Episode 3: The Search repeated on Space;
The Silurians Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and Resistance is Useless 
repeated on UKTV (Aus) 
2000 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 3 repeated on Prime; Colony in 
Space, Episode 6 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Ark in Space, Parts 3 and 
4 both repeated on BBC America
 2001 Castrovalva, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Warriors of the 
Deep, Part 4 repeated on BBC Prime
2002 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and
Real Time, Episode 3 released online
2003 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1 and 2 and The Androids of Tara 
Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold; and The Creature from the Pit, Parts 1
and 2 both repeated on  BBC Kids (Can)
2004 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 3 repeated on ABC
2005 Castrovalva, Part 4 repeated on ABC
2006 The Parting of the Ways repeated on BBC3 and Ztélé
2007 Rise of the Cybermen repeated on BBC3 and UK Gold; The Age of Steel 
repeated on UK Gold; and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen repeated on 
BBC3
2008 - Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi
and TV4; Bad Wolf repeated on Syfy (Russia); School Reunion repeated on
OETA; Fear Her and Army of Ghosts both repeated on UK Gold; Evolution of 
the Daleks repeated on Jimmy; and The Lazarus Experiment and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Monsters Inc. both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 - New Earth repeated and Doctor Who Confidential: New New Doctor 
first screened, both on Idaho PTV; Tooth and Claw repeated on Ozarks PTV;
Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen both repeated 
on MPTV; The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on France 4;
 Smith and Jones repeated on WTTW 11; Daleks in Manhattan repeated on 
WTVP; Last of the Time Lords repeated on WXXI; and Midnight repeated on
Syfy (Ben)
2010 The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Boom Town and Bad Wolf all
repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Syfy (Russia);
The Satan Pit repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Poison Sky and Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Sontar-Ha! both first screened on WTTW 11; and The End of Time,
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2011 Robot, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Time and the Rani,
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2 and TV4; Boom Town, Planet 
of the Ood and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Send in the Clones all 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); Bad Wolf repeated on Watch; The Shakespeare 
CodeThe Hungry Earth and Cold Blood all repeated on BBC America; and
Eggheads: Doctor Who edition repeated on BBC2 and BBC HD
2012 Dragonfire, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Unquiet 
Dead and The Eleventh Hour both repeated on BBC America; The Girl in the 
Fireplace repeated on UKTV (Aus); Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code 
both repeated on Watch; and Day of the Moon and Doctor Who Confidential 
Cutdown: Breaking the Silence both repeated on ABC2
2013 Tooth and Claw repeated on France 4; Daleks in Manhattan repeated 
on ABC2; Human Nature repeated on RAI4; The Fires of PompeiiPlanet of the 
OodThe Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky all repeated on Watch; Silence 
in the Library repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Impossible Astronaut repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Nordic
 HD; The God Complex repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Wedding of River Song 
repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Power of Three repeated on BBC3; Doctor Who Confidential: War Games repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; and Doctor Who Confidential: Arthurian Legend repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 - The Daleks, Episodes 1 to 4 repeated and The Keys of MarinusEpisode 
6 and The Sensorites, Episode 1: Strangers in Space both first screened, all on 
Retro TV; Father's Day repeated on UKTV (NZ); Evolution of the DaleksThe 
Lazarus Experiment and An Adventure in Space and Time all repeated on Space;
The Eleventh Hour repeated on RAI4; The Beast Below repeated on Syfy (Aus) 
and RAI4; Victory of the DaleksThe Time of AngelsFlesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut and
Day of the Moon both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Rebel Flesh repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); A Good Man Goes to War repeated on
Syfy (Portugal) and Syfy (Spain); Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
The God Complex repeated on Karusel; The Bells of Saint John and The Rings 
of Akhaten both repeated on UKTV (Aus); Hide repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America HD and CBeebies LA; The Time of the Doctor repeated on BBC3 
and ABC2; and Doctor Who Confidential: A Brush With Genius repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2015 The Ark in Space, Part 2 repeated on KRWG; Terminus, Parts 3 and
4, Enlightenment, Part 1 and Nightmare in Silver all repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The King's Demons Omnibus repeated on KBTC; The Shakespeare Code repeated
on Disney XD (US); The Family of Blood, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last 
of the Time Lords all repeated on Watch; Blink repeated on BBC America and Watch; Partners in Crime repeated on WILL; Turn Lefand The Stolen Earth both
 repeated on France 4; The Waters of Mars repeated on BBC America; The Beast Below repeated and Flesh and Stone first screened, both on FX (India); The Impossible Astronaut, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife and The 
Rebel Flesh all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Almost People repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD, BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Hide repeated on Iowa PTV; The Caretaker repeated
on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; and Mummy on the Orient Express repeated 
on Space
2016 The Krotons, Episode 4 and The Silurians, Episode 1 both repeated 
on Retro TV; School Reunion repeated on The Zone; The Lazarus Experiment 
and 42 both repeated on BBC America; Last of thTime Lords, The Caretaker 
and Mummy on the Orient Express all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Lodger 
and Closing Time both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Curse of the 
Black Spot repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Wedding of River Song repeated on Syfy (Brazil); Asylum of the Daleks repeated on Space; Cold War repeated on BBC Polska HD and Einsfestival; The Doctors Revisited: The 
Third Doctor and The Fourth Doctor both repeated on Watch; and The Women 
of Doctor Who repeated on ABC2
2017 - The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; 
Pyramids of MarsPart 1 repeated on Jones! too; The Christmas Invasion
New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School ReunionThe Girl in the Fireplace and
World Enough and Time all repeated on BBC America; The Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on Syfy (Aus); Victory of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Brazil);
The Girl Who Died repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Dark Water repeated on 
BBC First (Middle East); and Behind the Lens: The Day of the Doctor repeated
on BBC Polska HD