Monday, September 09, 2013

Mission to the Unknown (aka Dalek Cutaway)

Verity Lambert surrounded by some
 of the alien delegates on what
was her final episode as Doctor Who 
producer
One episode (Mission to the Unknown)
First broadcast Oct 9 1965
Average audience for serial: 8.30m
CAST

Note: The regular cast (William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien and Peter Purves) do not appear in this episode, although Hartnell was still credited

Edward de Souza (Marc Cory) Born Sep 4 1932
Career highlights
Edward has had a long acting career, beginning in A Tale of Two Cities (1957) and including The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), The Mill on the Floss (1965), Rocket to the Moon (1967), Department S (1970), Napoleon and Love (1972), Edward the King (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Sweeney (1978), Sapphire and Steel (1982), Hold the Back Page (1985), Hannay (1988), She-Wolf of London (1991), One Foot in the Grave (1993), Jane Eyre (1996), The Gist (2002), New Tricks (2006), Rome (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), The Borgias (2012) and Mr Turner (2014). He also had a regular role as Miles in Marriage Lines (1963-66), Charles Grandmercy in The Troubleshooters (1967-68), Sam Greenland in After Henry (1989-90) and Colin Grimshaw in Coronation Street (2008-09). He was writer and director of Madrid, fin de samana in 1966, and director of Pop sin paff in 1973.
Facts
Edward took over from Valentine Dyall as the Man in Black, narrating horror tales on BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s. In retirement, he enjoys watercolour painting and helping out at a Thameside nature reserve.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Edward here.

Jeremy Young (Gordon Lowery) Born 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Kal in An Unearthly Child (1963)
Played: Gordon Lowery in Mission to the Unknown (1965)
Career highlights
Debuting in Grip of the Strangler (1958), Jeremy has had a prolific career, appearing in Suspense (1963), Crossroads (1964), Court Martial (1965), Department S (1969), Up Pompeii (1970), Coronation Street (1972), The New Avengers (1976), The Tripods (1984), EastEnders (1988-89), The Scarlet and the Black (1993), Photographing Fairies (1997) and The Debt (2003). He played Neville Crane in Deadline Midnight (1960-61), Athos in The Three Musketeers and The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers (1966-67) and Klaus in Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979).
Facts
Jeremy was married to actress Kate O'Mara between 1961-76. Interviewed in 2005 by Kate Harris for the British Library/ University of Sheffield's Theatre Archive Project, Jeremy said: "I'd started Doctor Who, the very first adventure - my claim to fame in Doctor Who, because the people that write to you, you know the sort of anoraks, say 'You were the very first villain in Doctor Who, you know'. I still get letters these days, and go to conventions and things. They're all mad, they're very nice, very sweet, but they're all mad as hatters!"
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Jeremy here.

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 series such as 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).

John Scott Martin (Dalek operator) Apr 1 1926 to Jan 6 2009 (Parkinson's Disease)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Daleks in The Chase (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Five Doctors (1983), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Mechanoids in The Chase (1965)
Played: IMC robot in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Charlie in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Mutt in The Mutants (1972)
Played: Gell Guard in The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Played: Hughes in The Green Death (1973)
Played: Reading guard in Robot (1974-75)
Played: Kriz in The Brain of Morbius (1975)
Played: Nucleus in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
John's long career began in 1952's The Life and Death of King John, and went to play usually bit-part roles in Quatermass and the Pit (1958), Ghost Squad (1963), The Likely Lads (1965-66), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Good Life (1975), The Duchess of Duke Street (1977), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), The Tripods (1984), Erik the Viking (1989), Bullseye! (1990), London's Burning (1991), Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Mine All Mine (2004).
Facts
John also appeared in Catatonia's video for Dead from the Waist Down (1999). In later years he was a church warden and school governor in Essex.

Robert Cartland (Malpha) 1922 to Jul 14 2011
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Rill voice in Galaxy 4 (1965)
Played: Malpha in Mission to the Unknown (1965)
Career highlights
Robert's career began in A Gunman Has Escaped (1948) and his CV includes appearances in From Cover to Cover (1958), Compact (1962), Legend of Death (1965), Hadleigh (1969), Doomwatch (1970), Whodunnit! (1973), A Moment in Time (1979), Squaring the Circle (1984), Lytton's Diary (1985) and Covington Cross (1992).
Facts
He was artistic director at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre for a brief time in the 1960s. Carry On star Kenneth Williams referred to Robert as "coarse featured", "vulgar" and "singularly graceless" in his memoirs.

Barry Jackson (Jeff Garvey) Mar 29 1938 to Dec 5 2013
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ascaris in The Romans (1965)
Played: Jeff Garvey in Mission to the Unknown (1965)
Played: Drax in The Armageddon Factor (1979)
Career highlights
Barry enjoyed a long career, starting with An Age of Kings (1960) and taking in A for Andromeda (1961), The Desperate People (1963), Kenilworth (1967), Ryan's Daughter (1970), Doomwatch (1972), Diamonds on Wheels (1974), Poldark (1975), Moll Flanders (1975), The New Avengers (1976), Blake's 7 (1978), Churchill and the Generals (1979), Cribb (1981), Them and Us (1985), Fortunes of War (1987), Growing Rich (1992), Three Seven Eleven (1993-94), Bernard's Watch (1999-2000), Wimbledon (2004), Derailed (2005), Toscanini in His Own Words (2009), Foster (2011) and The Wedding Video (2012). He played Walter Peters in A Touch of Frost (1994/2002) and played Dr George Bullard in 76 episodes of Midsomer Murders (1997-2011). Barry also acted as a fight arranger under the name Jack Barry, most notably on Adam Adamant Lives! (1966).
Facts
Barry was named after the theatre impresario Sir Barry Jackson, founder of Birmingham Rep.

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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)

Derek Martinus (director) Apr 4 1931 to Mar 27 2014 (Alzheimer's Disease)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Galaxy 4 (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Tenth Planet (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The Ice Warriors (1967), Spearhead from Space (1970).
Career highlights
After appearing as an extra in Carry on Sergeant in 1958, Derek first directed the soap United! (1965) and also worked on The Expert (1969), Crown Court (1974), Angels (1975-76), The Paper Lads (1977), Blake's 7 (1979), Penmarric (1979), Spearhead (1978-81) and Dodger, Bonzo and the Rest (1985). He also adapted and directed Vargen (1984).
Facts
In his later years Derek was heavily involved with the Chiswick Pier Trust, of which he was a director.

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.

Donald Tosh (script editor) Born 1935
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Myth Makers, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (episodes 1-3) (1965-66)
Wrote: The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (episode 4, 1966), The Celestial Toymaker (from a story by Brian Hayles, 1966)
Career highlights
Donald also script edited Compact (1962), Sherlock Holmes (1968) and Ryan International (1970).
Facts
He helped create the format for what eventually became Coronation Street in 1960. In 1967, Donald submitted a script called The Rosemariners to the Doctor Who production team, but although this was not developed, it was made into a full-cast audio adventure by Big Finish in 2012. After leaving television, Donald worked for English Heritage and was also head custodian of Sherborne Old Castle in Dorset and St Mawes at Cornwall.

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