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
REGULAR 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.

GUEST CAST

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).
Facts
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.

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).

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).
Facts
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.

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

Peter Diamond (Morok technician/ guard) Aug 10 1929 to Mar 27 2004 (stroke) Click here for Peter Diamond's entry on The Romans

Michael Gordon (Xeron) Nov 2 1947 to Jan 2 2018
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).

Murphy Grumbar (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991 Click here for Murphy Grumbar's entry on The Daleks (as Peter Murphy)

Peter Hawkins (Dalek voice) Apr 3 1924 to Jul 8 2006 Click here for Peter Hawkins' entry on The Daleks

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).

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).

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).

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).
Facts
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?).

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

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).

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).
Facts
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).

CREW

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.
Facts
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 Click here for Mervyn Pinfield's entry on An Unearthly Child

Verity Lambert (producer) Nov 27 1935 to Nov 22 2007 (cancer) Click here for Verity Lambert'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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