Monday, August 26, 2013

The Space Museum

The Doctor (William Hartnell) ignores
the "look but don't touch" rule at the
Space Museum's Dalek exhibition.
Four episodes (The Space Museum, The Dimensions of Time, The Search, The Final Phase)
First broadcast Apr 24 to May 15 1965
Average audience for serial: 9.18m

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.

Peter Sanders (Sita)
Career highlights
Other credits include Fact and Fiction (1960), Z Cars (1965), Dixon of Dock Green (1963-65) and The Dick Emery Show (1969).

Peter Craze (Dako) Born Aug 27 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dako in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Du Pont in The War Games (1969)
Played: Costa in Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Career highlights
Peter, who is the younger brother of actor Michael Craze (who played Doctor Who companion Ben Jackson), debuted in Probation Officer (1962), followed by Martin Chuzzlewit (1964), If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1968), The Beast in the Cellar (1970), My Old Man (1975), The Professionals (1978), Blake's 7 (1978/81), Bergerac (1983), The Dreamstone (1990), EastEnders (1998), Dangerous Parking (2007) and Limbo (2012). He also regularly played Kevin Barford in the soap United! (1965).
Peter went on to become a drama teacher, and was Principal of Drama Studio London between 2003-2012 and is now Artistic Consultant. His wife is actor Illona Linthwaite.

Bill Starkey (Xeron)
This is Bill's only credit.

Lawrence Dean (Morok guard) Died 2014
Lawrence's only other credit was an episode of Taxi! (1964).

Ken Norris (Morok guard) Died c.2008
Career highlights
Ken also appeared in Taxi! (1964), Front Page Story (1965), Octopussy (1983) and Too Scared to Scream (1985). He was the stunt double for Bond actor Roger Moore, stemming back to the actor's days in The Saint (1962-69). He was also an uncredited stunt double in Carry On Doctor (1967).

Salvin Stewart (Morok) Sep 9 1924 to Sep 20 1993
Career highlights
Other credits include As I Was Saying (1955), Passport to Treason (1956), The Worker (1965), The Power Game (1966), The Expert (1971), The Lotus Eaters (1973), Henry IV, Part II (1979) and The House of Elliot (1991).

Peter Diamond (Morok technician/ guard) Aug 10 1929 to Mar 27 2004 (stroke)
Doctor Who credits
Stunts: The Daleks (1964, uncredited), The Rescue (1965, uncredited), The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Fight arranger: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Romans (1965), The Space Museum (1965), The Chase (1965), The Highlanders (1966-67), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The War Games (1969), The Daemons (1971)
Played: Delos in The Romans (1965)
Played: Morok technician/ guard in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Sailor in The Highlanders (1966-67)
Played: Davis in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Extra in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Double for Dr Who/ Salamander in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Confederate horseman in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Alien guard in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Career highlights
Peter was one of the most prolific stuntmen in the UK, starting out on The Three Musketeers (1954), followed by The Gordon Honour (1955-56), The Cabin in the Clearing (1959), Ghost Squad (1963), Children of the Damned (1964), Carry On Cleo (1964), Alfie (1966), Follyfoot (1971), Star Wars (1977), Poldark (1977), Return of the Saint (1978-79), Dick Turpin (1979), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Superman II (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Return of the Jedi (1983), Lifeforce (1985), Superman IV (1987), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), TECX (1990), Zorro (1990-93, some episodes of which he also directed), Highlander (1992-93), Hamish Macbeth (1995-96), One Foot in the Grave (1996), Oktober (1998), Monarch of the Glen (2002) and Heartbeat (1996-2004), as well as a great many James Bond and Hammer films.
Peter learnt his craft from Hollywood action man Errol Flynn. He will be remembered by a generation of Star Wars fans as the Tusken Raider who attacks Luke in the original film, as well as the man who devised the definitive method of handling a light saber! He died returning home to Durham from Yorkshire after being on the set of the drama Heartbeat as its stunt coordinator (aged 74!).

Richard Shaw (Lobos) Nov 19 1920 to Apr 11 2010
Doctor Who credits
Played: Lobos in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Cross in Frontier in Space (1973)
Played: Lakh in Underworld (1978)
Career highlights
Richard's career began uncredited in Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946) and included roles in Black Orchid (1953), Man from Tangier (1957), Quatermass and the Pit (1958), Sir Francis Drake (1962), 633 Squadron (1964), Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966), Market in Honey Lane (1968-69), The Onedin Line (1976), The Sandbaggers (1978), Coronation Street (1980), Matlock (1987) and Young Toscanini (1988). He regularly played Ryan in Freewheelers (1971).
In interview, Richard said: "Bill Hartnell was a long standing friend and we had worked together many times. When I played Lobos I sustained a severe blow to my left eye which caused some problems for the first episodes but we had to carry on." Two years after Richard's death, someone called Sven posted this credulity-stretching comment on Toby Hadoke's obituary for him (did Richard really believe in alien lizards and UFOs?).

Jeremy Bulloch (Tor) Born Feb 16 1945
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tor in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Hal in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Career highlights
Jeremy has enjoyed a long and varied career, beginning in Violent Playground (1958). He has had roles in Carry On Teacher (1959), Counter-Attack! (1960), Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1961), Summer Holiday (1963), The Newcomers (1965-67, as Phillip Cooper), Hoffman (1970), The Pathfinders (1972), Man About the House (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Agony (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), Chocky (1984), Chocky's Children (1985), Robin of Sherwood (1984-86, as Edward of Wickham), Sloggers (1994), Maisie Raine (1999), Spooks (2002), Bonekickers (2008), Law and Order: UK (2009), Starhyke (2009) and That's English (2011). Jeremy's most famous role was as bounty hunter Boba Fett in the two Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as the 2015 short Bulloch Fett, while he also played Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Jeremy's strong links with the Star Wars franchise may be down to the fact his half-brother is Robert Watts, co-producer on Empire and Jedi. Jeremy's sister is Sally Bulloch, who played Maud Birdhanger in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960) and later ran the Athenaeum Hotel in London for 25 years. He is also distantly related to former US President Theodore Roosevelt.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Jeremy here.

Ivor Salter (Morok commander) Aug 22 1925 to Jun 21 1991
Doctor Who credits
Played: Morok commander in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Odysseus in The Myth Makers (1965)
Played: Sergeant Markham in Black Orchid (1982)
Career highlights
Ivor's career began in The Adventures of Peter Simple (1957), and went on to appear in The Heart Within (1957), Police Surgeon (1960), The Six Proud Walkers (1962), Dog Eat Dog (1964), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970), In for a Penny (1972), Westway (1976), All Creatures Great and Small (1978), Crossroads (1979-80), The Invisible Man (1984), In Loving Memory (1986) and Executive Stress (1987).

Michael Gordon (Xeron)
His only credit.

Edward Granville (Xeron)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Xeron in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Tavern customer in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966, uncredited)
Career highlights
His only other credit is No Hiding Place (1965).

David Woolliscroft (Xeron) Mar 6 1942 to Sep 16 2005 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Xeron in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: UNIT soldier in The Time Warrior (1973-74, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Played: Ice Warrior in The Monster of Peladon (1974, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Played: Thal soldier/guard in Genesis of the Daleks (1975, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Played: Radiation suit man in The Android Invasion (1975, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Played: An other in The Sun Makers (1977, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Played: Deon guard in Meglos (1980, uncredited - as David Cleeve)
Career highlights
Using the name David Cleeve, he also made small appearances in Z Cars (1971), Bless Me Father (1978) and Two People (1979).
David, who began his career as a child star on the radio on the 1950s, was the long-time partner of actor Charles Pemberton (who appeared in The Tomb of the Cybermen and The War Games).

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).
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.

Murphy Grumbar (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991
Doctor Who credits
 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).
Peter Stanley C Murphy performed as Peter Murphy until 1964, after which he 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.

Billy Cornelius (Morok guard) 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).


Glyn Jones (writer) Apr 27 1931 to Apr 2 2014 (heart condition leading to organ failure)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Krans in The Sontaran Experiment (1975)
Career highlights
Glyn's screen acting credits include Queen's Champion (1958), then The Secret Kingdom (1960), Strange Report (1969), Barlow (1974), Breakaway Girls (1978) and Bognor (1981), while he has written for A King's Story (1965), The Magnificent Six and a Half (1968-69), The Gold Robbers (1969), Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970-71, for which he was also script editor), The Chiffy Kids (1976) and Metal Matters (1978). In 1965 Glyn supplied the narration script for the documentary film A King's Story, which went on to be nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar.
South African Glyn is one of only a handful of people to have both written and appeared in Doctor Who credited (along with Victor Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Toby Whithouse). Glyn also acted and directed in the United States and at the London Fringe, and released a book of children's poetry called Hildegarde H and Her Friends In 2006 he created a new private eye named Thornton King, and wrote six books featuring his exploits. In 2008 he released his autobiography, No Official Umbrella.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Glyn here.

Mervyn Pinfield (director) 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).
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 for Doctor Who.

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).
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
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.
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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