Friday, July 26, 2013

The Crusade

Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) comforts
 Maimuna (Sandra Hampton)
Four episodes (The Lion, The Knight of Jaffa, The Wheel of Fortune, The Warlords)
First broadcast Mar 27 to Apr 17 1965
Average audience for serial: 9.38m
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.

Maureen O'Brien (Vicki) Born Jun 29 1943 For a full career biography of Maureen O'Brien, click here.

Walter Randall (El Akir) 1918 to 2008
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tonila in The Aztecs (1964)
Played: El Akir in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Hyksos in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Patrolman in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Harry Slocum in Inferno (1970)
Played: Guard captain in Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Career highlights
Dancer/ actor Walter's long career began in Rock You Sinners (1958), then Nudist Paradise (1959), Man from Interpol (1960), The Hands of Orlac (1961), Ghost Squad (1963), Danger Man (1964), All Gas and Gaiters (1967), Trial (1971), Follyfoot (1973), The Double Dealers (1974), Target (1977), The Professionals (1980) and Yes, Minister (1982).
Facts
Former dancer Walter went into partnership with Jon Pertwee in the 1970s, owning a hamburger diner.

Roger Avon (Saphadin) Nov 23 1914 to Dec 21 1998
Doctor Who credits
Played: Saphadin in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Daxtar in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Wells in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966)
Career highlights
Roger started his career in Fun at St Fanny's (1956), followed by roles in Variety Incorporated (1957), The Benny Hill Show (1958/65), Hancock's Half Hour (1959), Citizen James (1961), The Likely Lads (1965), Quatermass and the Pit (1967), The Good Old Days (1967), On the Buses (1970), The First Train Now Arriving... (1975), The Likely Lads (1976), When the Boats Comes In (1976-81), The Baker Street Boys (1983), Black Adder the Third (1987), Grace and Favour (1993), Our Friends in the North (1996) and Grafters (1998).

Bernard Kay (Saladin) 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.

Julian Glover (Richard the Lionheart) Born Mar 27 1935
Doctor Who credits
Played: Richard the Lionheart in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Count Scarlioni/ Scaroth in City of Death (1979)
Career highlights
Prolific character actor Julian made his screen debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959), followed by roles in An Age of Kings (1960), The Alphabet Murders (1965), Quatermass and the Pit (1967), The Champions (1968), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Spy Trap (1972), Churchill's People (1975), Couples (1976), Blake's 7 (1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981), By the Sword Divided (1983), Remington Steele (1985), Cry Freedom (1987), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), King Ralph (1991), The Chief (1995), Holby City (2000), Troy (2004), Scoop (2006), Merlin (2012), Spies of Warsaw (2013), Atlantis (2013) and We Still Steal the Old Way (2016). He has also played Grand Maester Pycelle in Game of Thrones since 2011.
Awards
1993: Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Henry V)
2013: Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama
Facts
Julian was married to actress Eileen Atkins between 1957-66, and latterly actress Isla Blair (who appeared in 1983's The King's Demons) since 1968. Julian and Isla's son is actor Jamie Glover, who played William Russell in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). Julian's half-brother is musician Robert Wyatt, founder of the band Soft Machine.

Bruce Wightman (William de Tornebu) Mar 5 1925 to Jan 8 2009
Doctor Who credits
Played: William de Tornebu in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Scott in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Radio operator in Terror of the Zygons (1975)
Career highlights
Australian Bruce began his career in The Black Tulip (1956), then Blood of the Vampire (1958), The Rag Trade (1961), The Heart of Midlothian (1966), Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) and Count Dracula (1977).
Facts
Bruce co-founded London's Dracula Society in 1973 with fellow actor Bernard Davies (who appeared in The War Games in 1969). During the 1970s and 80s Bruce ran Dracula tours in Romania. In the 1990s he lived in Bulgaria working as an art critic and journalist, but moved to New Zealand in 2001 to continue writing about the career of Bram Stoker.

Reg Pritchard (Ben Daheer) 1925 to Jan 18 2013
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ben Daheer in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Man in mackintosh in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
Reg's CV begins with Dixon of Dock Green (1961), then No Hiding Place (1964), The Saint (1968), Budgie (1971), A Question of Guilt (1980) and Something in Disguise (1982).

Tony Caunter (Thatcher) Born Sep 22 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Thatcher in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Morgan in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Jackson in Enlightenment (1983)
Career highlights
Tony's long career stems back to 24-Hour Call (1963), then The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), The Likely Lads (1966), The Avengers (1967), The Queen Street Gang (1968), Parkin's Patch (1969), Ace of Wands (1970), War and Peace (1973), Marked Personal (1974), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Blake's 7 (1978), Angels (1979), Home to Roost (1985), London's Burning (1988), Boon (1990), Westbeach (1993), May to December (1994), Down to Earth (2004) and Doctors (2004/08). Tony will be best known as Roy Evans in the soap EastEnders (1994-2003), but he also had regular roles in Queenie's Castle (1970-72) as Jack, All Our Saturdays (1973) as Ken Hicks, Beryl's Lot (1973-77) as Trevor Tonks, Juliet Bravo (1980-82) as Jim Logan, Big Deal (1984) as Henry Diamond and The Chief (1990-94) as Arthur Quine.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Tony here.

John Flint (William des Preaux) Aug 1 1929 to Sep 9 1987
Doctor Who credits
Played: William des Preaux in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Captain Urquhart in Time-Flight (1982)
Career highlights
John's debut came in Jo's Boys (1959), then Emergency Ward 10 (1961), The Flying Swan (1965), Spyder's Web (1972), Upstairs, Downstairs (1973), Famous Five (1978), Bognor (1981), King John (1984) and The Fools on the Hill (1986).

David Anderson (Reynier de Marun)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Caravan warrior in Marco Polo (1964, uncredited)
Played: Palace guard in Marco Polo (1964, uncredited)
Played: Aztec captain in The Aztecs (1964)
Fight arranger: The Aztecs (1964), The Time Meddler (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Soldier in The Reign of Terror (1964, uncredited)
Played: Reynier de Marun in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Sven in The Time Meddler (1965)
Played: Egyptian warrior in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66, uncredited)

Derek Ware (Saracen warrior) Feb 27 1938 to Sep 22 2015 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Fight arranger: An Unearthly Child (1963, uncredited), The Crusade (1965), The Myth Makers (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Smugglers (1966), The Underwater Menace (1967), The Web of Fear (1968)
Stunts: The Aztecs (1964, uncredited), Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Saracen warrior in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Bus conductor in The Chase (1965, uncredited)
Played: Trojan soldier in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited)
Played: Tuthmos in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Spaniard in The Smugglers (1966)
Played: Soldier in The Web of Fear (1968, uncredited)
Played: UNIT sergeant in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Private Wyatt in Inferno (1970)
Played: Pigbin Josh in The Claws of Axos (1971)
Career highlights
Derek was a successful stuntman who worked in this capacity on The Spread of the Eagle (1963), The Changes (1975), Krull (1983), Hannay (1988), Willow (1988) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), as well as acting in small roles in An Age of Kings (1960), The Avengers (1965), Up the Junction (1968), Witchfinder General (1968), The Italian Job (1969), The Lotus Eaters (1972), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Mind Your Language (1979), London's Burning (1988), Haggard (1990) and Revenge of Billy the Kid (1992).
Facts
Derek sustained an injury in 1990 which brought an end to his stunting career, but he became a fencing tutor soon after. In 1965, Derek formed the stunt team HAVOC to work in TV (namely Doctor Who (1970-72), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67) and Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979)); the name hails from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: "And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war".

Valentino Musetti (Saracen warrior) Born Jan 7 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mongol bandit in Marco Polo (1964, uncredited)
Played: Saracen warrior in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Egyptian warrior in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66, uncredited)
Played: Prisoner in The Mind of Evil (1971, uncredited)
Played: Extra in Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), The Time Monster (1972, uncredited)
Career highlights
Other credited acting roles include The Avengers (1962-64), Callan (1972), The Professionals (1980), Bergerac (1988) and Batman (1989). Stuntwork includes The Eagle Has Landed (1976), The New Avengers (1977), Superman II (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), A View to a Kill (1985), Willow (1988), Nightbreed (1990), Alien 3 (1992), Pie in the Sky (1995), Bright Young Things (2003) and 55 Degrees North (2004).
Facts
Italian Valentino was British Junior Judo Champion in 1958 and later went on to become a motor racing driver, competing in the 1970 Brazilian series and in the MCD Formule Libre Championship (which he won), the ShellSport 5000 series and selected Formula 2 races.

Chris Konyils (Saracen warrior)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Saracen warrior in The Crusade (1965)
Played: African ISC officer in The Tenth Planet (1966, uncredited)
Played: Crewmember in The Wheel in Space (1968, uncredited)
Career highlights
Chris' other screen work includes The Bed-Sitting Room (1969) and Carry On Up the Jungle (1970).

Raymond Novak (Saracen warrior)
His only other CV entry is for Carry On Cowboy (1966).

Anthony Colby (Saracen warrior)
Career highlights
Anthony's other work includes No Hiding Place (1961/62), Redcap (1965), Sat'day While Sunday (1967) and Special Branch (1969).

Jean Marsh (Joanna) Born Jul 1 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played: Joanna in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Sara Kingdom in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Morgaine in Battlefield (1989)
Played: Party guest in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013, uncredited)
Career highlights
Jean's career began in The Infinite Shoeblack (1952), then The Limping Man (1953), The Twilight Zone (1959), I Spy (1967), UFO (1970), Frenzy (1972), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Hawaii Five-O (1978), Return to Oz (1985), Willow (1988), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989), The Tomorrow People (1994), Fatherland (1994), Dangerfield (1997), Sensitive Skin (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), Crooked House (2008), The Last Post (2011), Outlier (2014) and Grantchester (2014). Jean co-created the series Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-75 and 2010-12, and appeared in it as Rose Buck), and The House of Eliott (1991-94). She had regular roles as Sylvia Parrish in The Informer (1966-67), Roz Keith in 9 to 5 (1982-83) and Mrs Croker in The Ghost Hunter (2000-01).
Awards
1975: Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Upstairs, Downstairs)
2012: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Facts
Jean was married to Third Doctor Jon Pertwee between 1955-60, and trivia fans might like the fact she appeared in Nicholas Courtney's first and last stories in Doctor Who - The Daleks' Master Plan and Battlefield! In 2011 she suffered a minor stroke and heart attack, causing her to miss much of the filming for the second series of the Upstairs, Downstairs reboot. Jean studied ballet as a child in order to overcome a nervous paralysis she suffered as a result of witnessing deaths and bombings during World War Two.

Robert Lankesheer (Chamberlain) Apr 28 1914 to Dec 29 1993
Career highlights
Robert's earliest credit was in The Malory Secret (1951), followed by Emil and the Detectives (1952), Deadline Midnight (1961), Out of This World (1962), Dad's Army (1969), Doctor in Charge (1972), Beryl's Lot (1973), Fawlty Towers (1979), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983) and Mixed Doubles (1985).

Zohra Segal (Sheyrah) Apr 27 1912 to Jul 10 2014 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Attendant to Ping-Cho in Marco Polo (1964, uncredited)
Played: Sheyrah in The Crusade (1965)
Career highlights
Indian Zohra's career began in 1946's Neecha Nagar, then Afsar (1950), Heer (1956), The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), The Vengeance of She (1968), It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Mind Your Language (1978), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Caravaggio (1986), Tandoori Nights (1985-87), Never Say Die (1987), Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Firm Friends (1992-94), Dillagi (1999), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), The Mistress of Spices (2005) and Cheeni Kum (2007). Zohra also worked as choreographer on productions in the 1940s and 50s.
Facts
Zohra was born as Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan and is thought to be the longest-lived Doctor Who actor at 102; she was certainly its first centenarian.

Gabor Baraker (Luigi Ferrigo) Jun 10 1926 to Apr 30 1983
Doctor Who credits
Played: Wang-Lo in Marco Polo (1964)
Played: Luigi Ferrigo in The Crusade (1965)
Career highlights
After Doctor Who he appeared in Redcap (1965), George and the Dragon (1966), The Saint (1969) and From a Bird's Eye View (1971).

George Little (Haroun) Born 1928
Career highlights
George debuted in Close My Door (1957), then Maigret (1961), Man of the World (1962), The Plane Makers (1963), A Tale of Two Cities (1965), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), I, Claudius (1976), The Professionals (1980), Minder (1984), Boon (1986), Evita (1996) and The Brief (2005). George also had regular roles as Rev Edward Ruskin in Emmerdale Farm (1973-74/93) and Dicker in Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989-90).
Facts
George is an expert on the composer Frederick Delius, an appreciation of whom he passed on to his classical violinist daughter, Tasmin Little.

Petra Markham (Safiya) Born Mar 17 1944
Career highlights
Petra started her acting career playing Alice Beverley in The Children of the New Forest (1964), then appeared in Five More (1966), The Revenue Men (1967), The Expert (1969), Get Carter (1971), Marked Personal (1974), Angels (1983), Aliens in the Family (1987), Plotlands (1997), Doctors (2007), Hotel Babylon (2008), Criminal Justice (2009) and Back to the Garden (2013). She also had regular roles as Lydia Hackett in Albert and Victoria (1970-71), Mikki Diamond in Ace of Wands (1972) and Rose Chapman in EastEnders (1993).
Facts
Petra is the daughter of actor David Markham and radio dramatist Olive Dehn, and her sisters are actress Kika (widow of actor Corin Redgrave), Sonia (who worked as make-up artist on Doctor Who between 1964-66, including The Crusade) and writer Jehane (widow of actor - and Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel actor - Roger Lloyd-Pack).

John Bay (Earl of Leicester) Nov 30 1928 to Nov 7 1982 (brain cancer)
Career highlights
American-born John's CV began with O.S.S (1958), then Richard the Lionheart (1962), The Hanged Man (1975), Two's Company (1976) and The Professionals (1978).
Facts
At the time of his death John was married to actress Elaine Stritch (see them acting opposite one another in a 1975 episode of Two's Company). For the length of their nine-year marriage they lived in the Savoy Hotel, London. In 1933, John's family established Bay's English Muffins in Chicago, well-known in the USA and the muffins first used by McDonald's for their original Egg McMuffin in 1972.

David Brewster (Turkish bandit)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mongol bandit in Marco Polo (1964, uncredited)
Played: Turkish bandit in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Egyptian warrior in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66, uncredited)
Career highlights
David also made appearances in A for Andromeda (1961), The Big Pull (1962) and The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962).

Sandra Hampton (Maimuna)
Career highlights
Other work includes Up a Gum Tree (1962), The Mouse on the Moon (1963), Sherlock Holmes (1965), Three Hats for Lisa (1966) and The Cuckoo Patrol (1967). She was also a dancer and appeared in this capacity on the BBC's Jimmy Logan Show (1959-60).

Vivianne Sorrel (Fatima)
Career highlights
Vivianne's only other credit is Theatre 625's Enter Solly Gold (1965).

Diana McKenzie (Hafsa)
This is Diana's only known acting work.

Tutte Lemkow (Ibrahim) Aug 28 1918 to Nov 10 1991
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Kuiju in Marco Polo (1964)
Played: Ibrahim in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Cyclops in The Myth Makers (1965)
Choreographed: The Celestial Toymaker (1966)
Career highlights
Tutte had a long career appearing in The Lost People (1949), Moulin Rouge (1952), Hancock's Half Hour (1957), The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Moon-Spinners (1964), The Wrong Box (1966), Fiddler on the Roof (1971, as the title character), Theatre of Blood (1973), Huntingtower (1978), Sphinx (1981), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Red Sonja (1985). He was also an experienced choreographer, including on Casino Royale (1967), and helped adapt Ibsen's The Wild Duck (1983) for film, for which he was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award.
Facts
Tutte's first wife was Swedish actress Mai Zetterling.

Billy Cornelius (Man-at-arms) Born Aug 18 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played: Man-at-arms in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Morok guard in The Space Museum (1966)
Career highlights
Billy debuted in No Hiding Place (1963), and later appeared in Dave's Kingdom (1964), Redcap (1965), The Avengers (1965-67), The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (1968), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970), When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970), Sam and the River (1975), Law and Order (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980) and The Nightmare Man (1981). Carry On fans will also know Billy from his numerous appearances in the franchise between 1966-75, most memorably as hairy Oddbod Junior in Carry On Screaming! (1966).

CREW

David Whitaker (writer) 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).

Douglas Camfield (director) May 8 1931 to Jan 27 1984 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Production assistant: An Unearthly Child (uncredited, 1963), Marco Polo (uncredited, 1964)
Directed: An Unearthly Child (film inserts, uncredited, 1963), Planet of Giants (episode 4, material from which was edited into episode 3, 1964), The Crusade (1965), The Time Meddler (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Web of Fear (1968), The Invasion (1968), Inferno (1970), Terror of the Zygons (1975), The Seeds of Doom (1976).
Career highlights
Douglas's Doctor Who career began as production assistant on the very first story, and could have included a stint as its producer had he accepted the post when offered it in 1969. It may be just as well he didn't, as during production of Inferno the following year he was taken ill with a heart ailment, which he suffered with for the rest of his life. Formerly a lieutenant in the Army, Douglas also directed for Swizzlewick (1964), The Troubleshooters (1965), Out of the Unknown (1969), Z Cars (1969), Paul Temple (1969-71), Van der Valk (1972-73), Public Eye (1971-75), The Sweeney (1975-78), Blake's 7 (1978), The Professionals (1977/80), Shoestring (1979-80), The Nightmare Man (1981), Beau Geste (1982) and Missing from Home (1984). He also dabbled in writing, and had written Adventure to Order in 1961 before he pitched a script to Doctor Who in 1975 involving aliens, the French Foreign Legion and the death of companion Sarah Jane Smith, but this was never developed.
Facts
Douglas was married to actress Sheila Dunn, who he cast in three of his Doctor Who stories (The Daleks' Master Plan, The Invasion and Inferno). He made a cameo as one of the faces seen during the mind battle between the Doctor and Morbius in The Brain of Morbius (1976).

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.

Dennis Spooner (story editor) Dec 1 1932 to Sep 20 1986 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Reign of Terror (1964), The Romans (1965), The Time Meddler (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (episodes 6 & 8-12 based on an idea by Terry Nation, 1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (final version, uncredited, 1966)
Story edited: The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase (1965)
Career highlights
Dennis had already written for Coronation Street (1961) before Doctor Who, as well as No Hiding Place (1962) and Hancock (1963). He also wrote for Fireball XL5 (1962-63), Pardon the Expression (1965), Stingray (1964-65), Thunderbirds (1965-66), The Baron (1966-67), Man in a Suitcase (1967-68), The Avengers (1961/68), The Champions (1968-69), Department S (1969-70), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969-70), UFO (1970), Paul Temple (1971), Doomwatch (1970-71), Jason King (1971-72), The Protectors (1973), The Adventurer (1972-73), Thriller (1975), The New Avengers (1976-77), The Professionals (1978), Bergerac (1981/83), Remington Steele (1984), Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984) and Dramarama (1986). Dennis was instrumental in creating many ITC series in the 1960s, including Man in a Suitcase, The Champions, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Adventurer and Department S.
Facts
Dennis had just turned professional for Leyton Orient Football Club when he was called up for National Service in 1950; he was also a keen contract bridge player - often partnering his friend Omar Sharif - and even wrote two books on the subject (Useful Hints for Useless Players and Diary of a Palooka). Before settling on scriptwriting Dennis also tried entertaining himself, as a comedy double act with Leslie Garbon. Dennis was best man at the wedding of telefantasy legend Brian Clemens.

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