Monday, June 24, 2013

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The Daleks patrol Trafalgar Square
Six episodes (World's End, The Daleks, Day of Reckoning, The End of Tomorrow, The Waking Ally, Flashpoint)
First broadcast Nov 21 to Dec 26 1964
Average audience for serial: 11.90m
CAST

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 8 1940 For a full career biography for Carole Ann Ford, click here.

Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler) Feb 23 1928 to Dec 25 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played: Carl Tyler in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Played: Saladin in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Inspector Crossland in The Faceless Ones (1967)
Played: Caldwell in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
Bernard's first acting job was in ITV Television Playhouse (1957), followed by Carry on Sergeant (1958), The Avengers (1962), Compact (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Breaking Point (1966), Witchfinder General (1968), The Hunting Party (1971), Warship (1974), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), Accident (1978-79), The Gentle Touch (1982), The Bill (1984), Remington Steele (1987), Bomber Harris (1989), Century Falls (1993), Jonathan Creek (1997), Foyle's War (2002), Harry Hill's TV Burp (2008), Casualty 1909 (2009) and Psychosis (2010).
Facts
Bernard began as a reporter on the Manchester Guardian and Bolton Evening News in the 1940s. In 2006 he won the creative non-fiction prize of the New Writing Ventures Awards for his account of life growing up in 1930s/40s Bolton. Between 1963-77 (until her death) Bernard was married to actress Patricia Haines (first wife of Michael Caine).
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Bernard here.

Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Career highlights
Peter's other work included ITV Television Playhouse (1959), Ghost Squad (1963), Out of the Unknown (1965) and The Sorcerers (1967). He also had a regular role as Dick Seton in Deadline Midnight (1961).

Alan Judd (Dortmun) Oct 10 1909 to Apr 23 1988
Career highlights
Alan's career began in a 1946 adaptation of Saint Joan, followed by roles in Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1950), 13 East Street (1952), The Golden Spur (1959), Crossroads (1964), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Scoop (1972), The Adventurer (1973), The Pallisers (1974), The Devil's Crown (1978), Jury (1983) and Storyboard (1986).

Martyn Huntley (Roboman)
Doctor Who credits
Played:
First human in The Sensorites (1964)
Played: Roboman in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Played: Warren Earp in The Gunfighters (1966)
Career highlights
Martyn subsequently appeared in United! (1965), A Farewell to Arms (1966), The Spanish Farm (1968) and Z Cars (1969).

Peter Badger (Roboman)
Career highlights
Peter's CV also includes The Long Way Home (1960), Z Cars (1965), Dixon of Dock Green (1966), Public Eye (1969), Softly Softly: Task Force (1972), The Nation's Health (1983) and Great Performances: Degas and the Dance (2004).

Robert Aldous (Insurgent) Born 1934
Career highlights
Other appearances include She Stoops to Conquer (1956), Redgauntlet (1959), The Man in the Mirror (1966), Dad's Army (1969), Tom Grattan's War (1970), Warship (1973), 'Allo! 'Allo! (1986) and Jeeves and Wooster (1991).
Facts
Until the age of 12, Robert suffered from infantile eczema and was often covered in bandages. You can read an in-depth interview conducted in 2010 with Robert about his theatrical career here.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Robert here.

Ann Davies (Jenny) Born Nov 25 1934
Career highlights
Ann had previously appeared in Robert's Wife (1955), The Secret Kingdom (1960) and Harpers West One (1962), and went on to take roles in Mr Digby Darling (1971), Poldark (1976), Within These Walls (1975/78), The Nation's Health (1983), Widows 2 (1985), Ever Decreasing Circles (1987/89), Peter's Friends (1992), The Sculptress (1996), Grange Hill (1998-99), Doctors (2003), Run for Your Wife (2012) and Whitechapel (2013).
Facts
Ann was married to actor Richard Briers, who appeared in the 1987 Doctor Who story Paradise Towers (as well as spin-off Torchwood in 2008). Their daughter is actress Lucy Briers. Ann (and Richard) were good friends with Jacqueline Hill (companion Barbara Wright) and enrolled with the Open University in the 1980s together.

Michael Goldie (Craddock) Feb 26 1932 to Jun 17 2013
Doctor Who credits
Played: Craddock in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Played: Elton Laleham in The Wheel in Space (1968)
Career highlights
Having previously appeared in The Avengers (1963), Michael later appeared in The Children of the New Forest (1964), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), Smith (1970), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1973), Secret Army (1978), Matilda's England (1979), Get Lost! (1981), Fighting Back (1986), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Wycliffe (1996). Michael also played Bob Statham, owner of the Weatherfield Recorder, in soap Coronation Street (1983 & 1987-88).
Facts
Coincidentally, Michael's character in The Dalek Invasion of Earth was played by his Wheel in Space co-star Kenneth Watson in the movie version, Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966).

Michael Davis (Thomson)
Career highlights
Other appearances include Mandy (1952), The Music Box (1957), The Siege of Manchester (1965), Before the Party (1969), Germinal (1970) and Churchill's People (1975).

Richard McNeff (Baker) Feb 27 1921 to Jan 7 2006
Career highlights
Debuted in Shooting Star (1956), followed by roles in Suspended Alibi (1957), Our House (1961), The Saint (1963), Redcap (1966), Up Pompeii (1969), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Warship (1977), Born and Bred (1980) and Chance in a Million (1984).
Facts
Richard's brother Samuel became a major in the Intelligence and fought with Tito and the partisans in Yugoslavia. In 1971 the BBC's Thirty Minute Theatre adapted Richard's play The Room They Left for TV. Richard's son (also Richard) has dedicated a page of his website to his father here.

Graham Rigby (Larry Madison) Born 1927
Career highlights
Other work includes The Avengers (1961), Swizzlewick (1964), Cluff (1965), The Onedin Line (1972), The Befrienders (1972), A Traveller in Time (1978), Crossroads (1979), Emmerdale Farm (1981), All Creatures Great and Small (1985-89), Cluedo (1990), Last of the Summer Wine (1991), Stay Lucky (1993) and Like Father (2001).

Nicholas Smith (Wells) Mar 5 1934 to Dec 6 2015
Career highlights
Debuted uncredited in Pathfinders to Mars (1960), followed by roles in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), The Frost Report (1966), Danger Island (1967), The Saint (1968), Ace of Wands (1971), Z Cars (1972-75, as PC Yates), Harriet's Back in Town (1973), Worzel Gummidge (1979), Martin Chuzzlewit (1994), Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (2008), M.I High (2010) and Charlie's Angels (2011). Nicholas will be most recognised as jug-eared Mr Rumbold in the sitcoms Are You Being Served? (1972-85) and Grace and Favour (1992-93).
Facts
Nicholas, whose first speaking screen role was Doctor Who, is the father of actress Catherine Russell. He died following seven weeks of hospitalisation following a fall.

Patrick O'Connell (Ashton) Born Jan 29 1934
Career highlights
Debuted in Armchair Theatre (1960), then The Big Spender (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), Cromwell (1970), Elizabeth R (1971), The Protectors (1972), Mind Your Language (1978), We'll Meet Again (1982), The Shooting Party (1985), She-Wolf of London (1990), Inspector Morse (1993) and As Time Goes By (1996). He had regular roles as Detective Inspector Gamble in Fraud Squad (1969-70) and Edward Hammond in The Brothers (1973-77).
Facts
Patrick retired from acting to become a painter.

Jean Conroy (Woman in the Woods) Dec 1934 to Nov 14 1964 (accident in street)
Career highlights
Other work included Boyd QC (1961), No Hiding Place (1962), The Rag Trade (1962), Sergeant Cork (1964), The Children of the New Forest (1964) and The Unbearable Bassington (1965).
Facts
Jean's early death at the age of 29 means she is the first person to die after taking a part in Doctor Who. Jean's episode The Waking Ally was recorded on Friday, October 16th, 1964 - a month later, she was dead, and only a short time before her 30th birthday. The Waking Ally was broadcast posthumously on December 19th (with special thanks to Tom Lingwood). Her final appearance in the Story Parade production of The Unbearable Bassington was broadcast in April 1965, so must have been pre-recorded months in advance (this seems unlikely for the time, but there you are...)

Meriel Hobson (Woman in the Woods) Sep 22 1905 to Apr 1997
Career highlights
Meriel had previously appeared in Break in Festivities (1959), Dixon of Dock Green (1962) and Cluff (1964), and later appeared in soap Crossroads (1965). Meriel was a member of the Quince Players amateur theatrical society in Berkshire in the 1950s/60s and also directed productions for them, often pantomimes. The Players are still going today.

Peter Hawkins (Dalek voice) Apr 3 1924 to Jul 8 2006
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Space Museum (1965), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966, film), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Played: Voice of the Cybermen in The Tenth Planet (1966), The Moonbase (1967), The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967), The Wheel in Space (1968)
Played: Voice of Marc Cory in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
Peter also provided memorable voices for series such as Whirligig (1950), The Flowerpot Men (1952), The Woodentops (1955), A Rubovian Legend (1955-56), Captain Pugwash (1957), Bleep and Booster (1963), Stories from ToyTown (1972), Rainbow (1972, as Zippy), The Perishers (1978), SuperTed (1982-84), The Family Ness (1984), Jimbo and the Jet-Set (1986) and Penny Crayon (1989-90), among others. He was also the legendary announcer for "Herge's Adventures of Tintin!" and the laughing Martian robots from the Smash adverts. Acting credits include The Machine Breakers (1957), Softly Softly (1966), A Family at War (1971), Dial M for Murder (1974) and The Four Corners of Nowhere (1995).
Facts
Peter was originally going to provide the voice of Gromit the dog of Wallace and Gromit fame (1989), but animator Nick Park decided he was more expressive without a voice. However, none of the legendary voices Peter created in his lifetime would have happened if he had not survived the sinking of HMS Limbourne in Canada in 1943. Ironically, Peter died on the same day Doctor Who's first ever Dalek/ Cyberman battle was broadcast in Doomsday (2006). He was married to actress Rosemary Miller.

David Graham (Dalek voice) Born Jul 11 1925
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966, film)
Played: Voice of the Mechanoids in The Chase (1965)
Played: Charlie in The Gunfighters (1966)
Played: Professor Kerensky in City of Death (1979)
Career highlights
David's acting career began in 1952 with the TV movie Portrait of Peter Perowne, followed by roles in Dial 999 (1959), The Avengers (1963), Danger Man (1965), Late Night Horror (1968), Timeslip (1970-71), Supergirl (1984), Shadow of the Noose (1989), Casualty (2002) and The Fixer (2008). David has also given his vocal skills to many series over the years, including Four Feather Falls (1960, as Fernando and Grandpa Twink), Sara and Hoppity (1962), Supercar (1961-62, as Dr Horatio Beaker, Mitch the Monkey and Bill Gibson), Fireball XL5 (1962-63, as Prof Matthew Matic, Lieutenant Ninety and Zoonie the Lazoon), Stingray (1964-65), Thunderbirds (1965-66, as Gordon Tracy, Parker and Brains), The Secret Service (1969), Space Precinct (1995) and Peppa Pig (2011-12, as Grandpa Pig). He also provided English voices for Moomin (1990) and had a recurring role in the sitcom So Haunt Me (1992-94) as Mr Bloom.

Robert Jewell (Dalek operator) Jan 20 1920 to May 10 1998
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966, film), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The War Games (1969)
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Clown in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Macra in The Macra Terror (1967)
Career highlights
His other credits include Consider Your Verdict (1962), The Terrornauts (1967), various roles in Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979-86) and The Flying Doctors (1987).

Kevin Manser (Dalek operator) Feb 16 1929 to Dec 21 2001 (bowel cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966)
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Career highlights
Kevin was born in Australia and after starting his acting career in the UK in the 1960s in The Big Spender (1965) and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), he returned Down Under in 1969 to continue in series such as Spyforce (1972), Shannon's Mob (1975), A Country Practice (1982), Prisoner: Cell Block H (1983-84), Richmond Hill (1988) and All Saints (2001).
Facts
He wrote his autobiography Memoirs of a Dalek in 2001, a copy of which is part of the Performing Arts Collection of South Australia in Adelaide.

Gerald Taylor (Dalek operator) Oct 11 1940 to Dec 4 1994
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Voice of WOTAN in The War Machines (1966)
Played: War Machines in The War Machines (1966)
Played: Damon's assistant in The Underwater Menace (1967)
Played: Baker's man in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Vega Nexos in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Career highlights
Gerald's acting career began in Thorndyke (1964), followed by St Ives (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Sex Thief (1974) and Moody and Pegg (1974).

Peter Murphy (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991
Doctor Who credits
Played:
 Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64, as Peter Murphy), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964, as Peter Murphy), The Space Museum (1965, as Murphy Grumbar), The Evil of the Daleks (1967, as Murphy Grumbar), Day of the Daleks (1972, as Murphy Grumbar), Frontier in Space (1973, as Murphy Grumbar), Planet of the Daleks (1973, as Murphy Grumbar), Death to the Daleks (1974, as Murphy Grumbar)
Played: Mechanoids in The Chase (1965, as Murphy Grumbar)
Played: Arcturus in The Curse of Peladon (1972, as Murphy Grumbar)
Career highlights
Other credits include Moody and Pegg (1974), Churchill's People (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) and Jack of Diamonds (1983).
Facts
Peter Stanley C Murphy performed as Peter Murphy until 1964, after which he changed his professional name to Murphy Grumbar for the next decade (no doubt influenced by his marriage to the actor Dorothy Grumbar in 1963). From 1974 on he went by the name Peter Bex.

Nick Evans (Dalek operator, Slyther)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dalek in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Power of the Daleks (1966, uncredited)
Played: Slyther in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Played: Didius in The Romans (1965)
Career highlights
Nick had previously appeared in The Forgotten Faces (1961).

CREW

Terry Nation (writer) Aug 6 1930 to Mar 9 1997 (emphysema)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Daleks (1963-64), The Keys of Marinus (1964), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
Career highlights
Terry's writing career began in the 1950s writing radio scripts for comedians such as Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd, Eric Sykes and Terry Scott, before working with legendary comic actor Tony Hancock in 1962. Terry turned down an initial offer to write for Doctor Who, but when he was sacked by Hancock he approached the production team and came up with the serial The Daleks. He also created the cult shows Survivors (1975-77 - in a British High Court of Justice case in the mid-1970s, which was abandoned by both sides due to escalating costs, writer Brian Clemens claimed he had told Nation the concept for Survivors in the late 1960s and had registered the idea with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain in 1965. Nation strenuously denied this) and Blake's 7 (1978-81), worked for a time on Out of This World (1962), The Baron (1966-67), The Saint (1964-68), Department S (1969), The Avengers (1968-69), The Persuaders! (1971-72), The House in Nightmare Park (1973), The Protectors (1973-74), Thriller (1974) and Ticket to Ride (1989), and toward the end of his career in the US helped create the action series MacGyver (1985).
Awards
1975: Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Children's Drama Script (Season 11, shared with Robert Holmes, Malcolm Hulke, Brian Hayles and Robert Sloman)

Richard Martin (director) Born 1930
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Daleks (episodes 3, 6-7, 1963-64), The Edge of Destruction (episode 1, 1964), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Web Planet (1965), The Chase (1965).
Career highlights
Richard's TV career began as an actor in the 1958 series Ivanhoe, but he soon went into directing, with Doctor Who among his earliest work. Richard also directed for Compact (1962), Suspense (1963), Late Night Horror (1968), Elizabeth R (1971), Adam Smith (1972), Headmaster (1977), The Mallens (1979), Take Three Women (1982), Capstick's Law (1989) and All Creatures Great and Small (1990). He also directed and produced the 1976 B-movie King Monster.
Facts
Richard's wife is actress Suzanne Neve.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Richard here.

Verity Lambert (producer) Nov 27 1935 to Nov 22 2007 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Produced: An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Edge of Destruction, Marco Polo, The Keys of Marinus, The Aztecs, The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror, Planet of Giants, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase, The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown (1963-65)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Verity's first producing job on TV, quite an achievement for a woman of 28, and during her first months was accompanied by the more experienced Mervyn Pinfield as associate producer. Verity left the series to produce The Newcomers (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67), Detective (1968), various Somerset Maugham adaptations (1969-70), Budgie (1971-72), Between the Wars (1973), Shoulder to Shoulder (1974), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Rock Follies (1976), Couples (1975-76), The Norman Conquests (1977), Quatermass (1979), Fox (1980), Widows (1983), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Minder (1979-84), Dreamchild (1985), Clockwise (1986), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Evil Angels (1988), GBH (1991), Eldorado (1992-93), So Haunt Me (1992-94), May to December (1989-94), She's Out (1995), Class Act (1995), Jonathan Creek (1998-2004), The Cazalets (2001) and Love Soup (2005-08).
Awards
1970: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (W. Somerset Maugham)
1989: Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film (Evil Angels)
1997: British Film Institute Fellowship
2002: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to film and television
Facts
Verity was married to director Colin Bucksey between 1973-87.

Mervyn Pinfield (associate producer) Feb 28 1912 to May 20 1966
Doctor Who credits
Associate producer: An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Edge of Destruction, Marco Polo, The Keys of Marinus, The Aztecs, The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror, Planet of Giants, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Rescue, The Romans (1963-65)
Directed: The Sensorites (episodes 1-4, 1964), Planet of Giants (episodes 1-3, 1964), The Space Museum (1965)
Career highlights
Mervyn was a BBC stalwart, joining the Corporation in the 1950s to produce live drama at Alexandra Palace. He was coupled with Verity Lambert to watch over the cub producer in her early days. His previous credits included directing Saturday Playhouse (1960), Compact (1962) and The Monsters (1962).
Facts
He was the inventor of a very early version of the Teleprompter or Autocue called the Piniprompter. He died almost exactly a year after his final work on Doctor Who.

David Whitaker (story editor) Apr 18 1928 to Feb 4 1980 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Story edited: An Unearthly Child, The Daleks, The Edge of Destruction, Marco Polo, The Keys of Marinus, The Aztecs, The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror, Planet of Giants, The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1963-64)
Wrote: The Edge of Destruction (1964), The Rescue (1965), The Crusade (1965), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The Enemy of the World (1967-68), The Wheel in Space (1968), The Ambassadors of Death (episodes 1-3, 1970)
Career highlights
David was a writer at heart, having begun writing the continuity script on A Christmas Night with the Stars in 1958, followed by Compact (1962), Undermind (1965), Mr Rose (1968), Paul Temple (1970) and Elephant Boy (1973).
Facts
He also wrote the Dalek comic strips in TV Century 21 magazine and the 1965 stage play The Curse of the Daleks. David was the first person to write a novelisation of a Doctor Who story, namely Doctor Who in An Exciting Adventure with the Daleks in 1964. He also novelised The Crusade, but died before completing a novelisation of The Enemy of the World (it was finished by Ian Marter).

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