Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Rescue

The Doctor squares up to the
terrifying Koquillion (Ray Barrett).
Two episodes (The Powerful Enemy, Desperate Measures)
First broadcast Jan 2 to 9 1965
Average audience for serial: 12.50m

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


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.


Ray Barrett (Bennett/ Koquillion) May 2 1927 to Sep 8 2009 (brain haemorrhage)
Career highlights
Ray's long career began in 1957's The Adventures of Long John Silver, followed by parts in Educating Archie (1959), Harpers West One (1962), The Avengers (1963), The Reptile (1966), Public Eye (1972), The Amorous Milkman (1975), The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Goodbye Paradise (1983), Waterfront (1984), The Flying Doctors (1986), Hotel Sorrento (1995), Adrenalin Junkies (1997), Stingers (2000), White Collar Blue (2003) and Australia (2008). Ray enjoyed regular roles in Emergency Ward 10 (1960-61) as Dr Don Nolan, Ghost Squad (1963-64) as Peter Clarke, The Troubleshooters (1965-72) as Peter Thornton, Bordertown (1995) as Colonel Forsythe, and Something in the Air (2000) as Len Taylor. He also had a strong association with the work of Gerry Anderson, providing numerous voices for Stingray (1964-65, including Sam Shore) and Thunderbirds (1965-66, including John Tracy).
Facts & Awards
Ray was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation drama section. He won Australian Film Institute awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role (1982) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (1978 and 1995), and was nominated a further four times. In 2005 he was given the Raymond Longford Award by the AFI, and in 2004 won a Silver Logie for his work in After the Deluge (2003).

Tom Sheridan (Space captain)
Career highlights
Other entries on Tom's CV include The Red Pony (1949), The Big Pull (1962), No Hiding Place (1962) and More Faces of Jim (1963).


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

Christopher Barry (director) Sep 20 1925 to Feb 7 2014 (following a fall) Click here for Christopher Barry's entry on The Daleks

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

Dennis Spooner (story editor) Dec 1 1932 to Sep 20 1986 (heart attack) Click here for Dennis Spooner's entry on The Reign of Terror

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