Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Edge of Destruction (aka Inside the Spaceship)

Barbara, the Doctor and Ian on
the brink of disaster
Two episodes (The Edge of Destruction, The Brink of Disaster)
First broadcast Feb 8 to 15 1964
Average audience for serial: 10.15m

Read an episode-by-episode review of this story at Time Space Visualiser here!


William Hartnell (The Doctor) Jan 8 1908 to Apr 23 1975 (heart failure after a series of strokes) For a full career biography for William Hartnell, click here.

William Russell (Ian Chesterton) Born Nov 19 1924 For a full career biography for William Russell (aka Russell Enoch), click here.

Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright) Dec 17 1929 to Feb 18 1993 (bone cancer) For a full career biography for Jacqueline Hill, click here.

Carole Ann Ford (Susan) Born Jun 16 1940 For a full career biography for Carole Ann Ford, click here.


David Whitaker (writer and story editor) Apr 18 1928 to Feb 4 1980 (cancer) Click here for David Whitaker's entry on An Unearthly Child

Richard Martin (director, episode 1) Born Jan 3 1935 Click here for Richard Martin's entry on The Daleks

Frank Cox (director, episode 2) Born May 28 1940
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Edge of Destruction (episode 2, 1964), The Sensorites (episodes 5-6, 1964)
Career highlights
Frank's first directing job was on Doctor Who, followed by work on The Revenue Men (1967), The Troubleshooters (1969), Doomwatch (1970), The View from Daniel Pike (1973), Warship (1973), Sutherland's Law (1974), Softly Softly: Task Force (1969-1976), Byron: A Personal Tour (1981), The Brief (1984), Flying Lady (1987), EastEnders (1988) and High Road (1990-91). He also produced Sutherland's Law (1974-76), A Life at Stake (1978), Spy! (1980), Escape (1980), CATS Eyes (1985) and High Road (1992-93).
Frank's wife was actress Bridget Turner, who appeared in the 2007 Doctor Who story Gridlock.

Verity Lambert (producer) Nov 27 1935 to Nov 22 2007 (cancer) Click here for Verity Lambert's entry on An Unearthly Child

Mervyn Pinfield (associate producer) Feb 28 1912 to May 20 1966 Click here for Mervyn Pinfield's entry on An Unearthly Child

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