Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Daleks' Master Plan

The horrifying conclusion, in which
Sara Kingdom (Jean Marsh) ages to death
Twelve episodes (The Nightmare Begins, Day of Armageddon, Devil's Planet, The Traitors, Counter Plot, Coronas of the Sun, The Feast of Steven, Volcano, Golden Death, Escape Switch, The Abandoned Planet, Destruction of Time)
First broadcast Nov 13 1965 to Jan 29 1966
Average audience for serial: 8.61m
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.

Peter Purves (Steven Taylor) Born Feb 10 1939 For a full career biography of Peter Purves, click here.

Adrienne Hill (Katarina) Jul 22 1937 to Oct 6 1997 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Katarina in The Myth Makers, The Daleks' Master Plan (1965)
Career highlights
Adrienne's other work includes Compact (1964) and 199 Park Lane (1965). She also regularly played Myrna Podmore on the BBC Radio series Waggoners' Walk between 1969-71, and appeared in a few other radio productions, including the role of Gloria Watt in the BBC Light Programme's The Dales in 1965, and a part in Radio 4's Midweek Theatre: Fatty (1970). It is also thought that Adrienne may have had a role as a library assistant in New Zealand drama City Life (broadcast in January 1998, three months after her death), but this is unconfirmed. She also appeared at Children in Need's 1985 celebration of Doctor Who.
Facts
Adrienne had worked in repertory theatre before Doctor Who, and originally auditioned for the role of Joanna in The Crusade (1965). She moved to Holland and then the USA in the 1970s, returning to England in the 1980s to become a drama teacher.

Jean Marsh (Sara Kingdom) 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.

Nicholas Courtney (Bret Vyon) Dec 16 1929 to Feb 22 2011 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Bret Vyon in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart in The Web of Fear (then ranked as Colonel, 1968), The Invasion (1968), Spearhead from Space (1970), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970), The Ambassadors of Death (1970), Inferno (1970), Terror of the Autons (1971), The Mind of Evil (1971), The Claws of Axos (1971), Colony in Space (1971), The Daemons (1971), Day of the Daleks (1972), The Time Monster (1972), The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Green Death (1973), The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Mawdryn Undead (1983), The Five Doctors (1983), Battlefield (1989), Dimensions in Time (1993), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008)
Played: Brigade Leader Lethbridge Stewart in Inferno (1970)
Played: Tourist in Silver Nemesis (1988, uncredited)
Career highlights
His TV career began in Escape (1957), followed by roles in Looking About (1962), The Avengers (1962/67), The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), The Saint (1965), The Champions (1968), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), Jason King (1971), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1973), Shelley (1980), Then Churchill Said To Me (1982), Minder (1984), Yes, Prime Minister (1987), Only Fools and Horses (1988), Bullseye! (1990), French Fields (1990-91), Satellite City (1996), Doctors (2005), The Bill (2007) and Incendiary (2008).
Facts
Egypt born Nicholas also reprised the role of the Brigadier in the fan-made video production Downtime (1995), an episode of Harry Hill (2000) and a handful of Big Finish audio adventures. Nicholas acted alongside seven of the TV Doctors in the series, and on audio with Eighth Doctor Paul McGann. Nicholas was one of only two actors to have appeared in Doctor Who as the same character in its first three decades (1960s, 70s and 80s, along with Patrick Troughton). He also appeared in Dimensions in Time in the 1990s, and spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures in the 2000s - thus beating Troughton!

Kevin Stoney (Mavic Chen) Jan 22 1921 to Jan 22 2008 (skin cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Career highlights
Kevin's career began in 1950's The Gentle Gunman, followed by David Copperfield (1956), William Tell (1959), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1958-60), The Six Proud Walkers (1962), Murder at the Gallop (1963), The Prisoner (1967), Doomwatch (1970), Spy Trap (1972), The Tomorrow People (1973), The New Avengers (1976), Quatermass (1979), Bergerac (1981-83), Hannay (1988), Inspector Morse (1993) and Alleyn Mysteries (1993). Kevin also played the character Thrasyllus in both The Caesars (1968) and I, Claudius (1976).
Facts
Kevin was voted the Daily Mail's Villain of the Year in 1965 for his role in The Daleks' Master Plan. In 1985 Kevin's very premature death was announced in a Doctor Who fanzine, but he made an appearance at a 1987 convention to prove he was still alive and kicking!

Brian Cant (Kert Gantry) Jul 12 1933 to Jun 19 2017 (Parkinson's Disease)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Kert Gantry in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Tensa in The Dominators (1968)
Career highlights
Before Brian's appearance in Doctor Who, he had acted in The Long Way Home (1960), Sir Francis Drake (1961), Detective (1964), No Hiding Place (1964) and Detective (1964), but he is more familiar as a children's TV presenter and voiceover artist in series such as Camberwick Green (1966), Trumpton (1967), Chigley (1969), Playschool (1964-98), Playaway (1971-84), Bric-a-Brac (1980), Dappledown Farm (1990) and Milkshake! (1997). Other acting roles include Weavers Green (1966), Z Cars (1970), The Dragon's Opponent (1973), Ever Decreasing Circles (1989), Doctors (2000/09/11) and Casualty (2005).
Facts
Brian's son was actor Richard Cant, who appeared in Blink (2007), while his wife was Cherry Britton, sister to TV presenter Fern. In 1999, Brian was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

Pamela Greer (Lizan)
Career highlights
Pamela had previously appeared in Our House (1960), two Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1962/63), The Likely Lads (1965) and Riviera Police (1965). Shortly after appearing in Doctor Who, Pamela changed her name to Luanshya Greer, and went on to appear in Softly Softly (1966), Z Cars (1967, as WPC Shepherd), They Came from Beyond Space (1967), Man in a Suitcase (1968) and Armchair Theatre (1969). She then gave up acting to become a writer, penning scripts for Happy Ever After (1970), Harriet's Back in Town (1972-73), Dixon of Dock Green (1974), Thriller (1974), Triangle (1981), The Walls of Jericho (1981), Pas de Deux (1990) and Coup de Foudre (1992) under this name.
Facts
Luanshya, who has also written books such as Shadows in the Wind and Reap the Whirlwind, is married to actor John Carson, who appeared in Doctor Who story Snakedance in 1983.

Philip Anthony (Roald)
Career highlights
Philip debuted in Emergency Ward 10 (1959), then No Hiding Place (1960), The Big Pull (1962), The Avengers (1963/64), Coronation Street (1968), Menace (1970), Thriller (1973), The Internecine Project (1974), Lillie (1978), One By One (1984), Bergerac (1987), Casualty (1991), The Upper Hand (1992), Chandler & Co (1994), Silent Witness (1996), Baddiel's Syndrome (2001), Mayo (2006), Last of the Summer Wine (2007), Midsomer Murders (2011), Doctors (2003/08/09/12/14/15), Drifters (2013), Vicious (2015) and Heritage (2015).
Facts
Philip's daughter is actress Helen Pearson (best known as Frankie Dean in soap Hollyoaks). 

Michael Guest (Interviewer)
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Mongol bandit in Marco Polo (1964)
Played: Saxon hunter in The Time Meddler (1965)
Played: Interviewer in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
His acting debut came in Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59), then Pathfinders in Space (1960), R3 (1965), The Champions (1968), Menace (1970), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), Special Branch (1974) and Dixon of Dock Green (1975), after which he went into production, helming Memoirs of a Survivor (1981), Starship (1985), A Woman's Guide to Adultery (1993) and The Toybox (2005).

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.

Julian Sherrier (Zephon) Jun 21 1929 to Aug 2012
Career highlights
Julian debuted in Laughing Anne (1953), then A Mask for Alexis (1959), 633 Squadron (1963), Danger Man (1965), The Saint (1968), Barlow at Large (1973), Edward VII (1975), Lillie (1978) and Strong Medicine (1986).
Facts
Julian was also an Indologist and dealer in Gandharan Pakistani art and antiquities, and in 1988 was involved in a lawsuit with his former lover Bernice Richard which involved the ownership and theft of five Fasting Buddha statues. Here's a link to the appeal document - it makes for juicy but involved reading!

Roy Evans (Trantis) Born 1930
Doctor Who credits
Played: Trantis in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Bert in The Green Death (1973)
Played: Miner in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Career highlights
After debuting in Touch of Death (1961), Roy went on to appear in Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), Oliver! (1968), Budgie (1971), Poldark (1975), Jabberwocky (1977), Dick Turpin (1979), The Elephant Man (1980), The Black Adder (1983), Porterhouse Blue (1987), Only Fools and Horses (1989), Forever Green (1992), Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997), Children of the New Forest (1998), Fortysomething (2003) and Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003); he also appeared in Global Conspiracy (2004), an extra on the DVD for The Green Death in which he played the brother of the character he originally played.
Facts
Roy started out as a professional ballet dancer. 

Douglas Sheldon (Kirksen) Born 1936
Career highlights
Douglas other acting roles included The Long Way Home (1960), The Yellow Teddybears (1963), Up the Junction (1968), Ryan's Daughter (1970), Law and Order (1978), Secret Army (1979) and Iron Eagle II (1988). He regularly played Arthur Parker in soap Triangle (1981). In his pop star guise, he also appeared in Ready, Steady, Go! (1963/64), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961-63/66) and Disk-O-Tek Holiday (1966).
Facts
In the 1960s Douglas - real name Bernard Bobroff - shared a flat with Michael Caine and Sean Connery, and in 1961 was signed up by Decca Records with a recording contract, despite never having sung before. His first single was Book of Love, which failed to chart, but he did have hits with a cover of Runaround Sue, Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night, and I Saw Linda Yesterday. Douglas also performed an unsuccessful entry for 1962's A Song for Europe, entitled My Kingdom for a Girl, but this was beaten by Ronnie Carroll's Ring-a-Ding Girl. His pop career ended in 1964, and he returned to acting, although his entire back catalogue was released in 2007 by Vocalion Records.

Dallas Cavell (Bors) Sep 19 1925 to Feb 15 1993
Doctor Who credits
Played: Roadworks overseer in The Reign of Terror (1964)
Played: Bors in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Captain Jebb Trask in The Highlanders (1966)
Played: Quinlan in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Head of security in Castrovalva (1982)
Career highlights
Dallas (real first name Norman) debuted in The Voodoo Factor (1960), then Maigret (1961), The Avengers (1963), Crossroads (1964), The Caesars (1968), Brett (1971), The New Avengers (1976) and The Pickwick Papers (1985).
Facts
Dallas also worked as a bingo caller in London for a time.

Maurice Browning (Karlton) May 11 1919 to Dec 4 1983
Career highlights
Maurice's CV includes roles in Women of Dolwyn (1949), Interpol (1957), Compact (1965), The Saint (1967) and The Adventurer (1972). He also wrote a film adaptation of The Mikado in 1962 called The Cool Mikado, directed by Michael Winner and starring Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper and Doctor Who guest star Stubby Kaye, and staged 10 episodes of The Granville Melodramas for TV in 1955-56.
Facts
As a child, Maurice suffered from polio and spent some time in an iron lung. In the mid-1950s, he was working as a waiter in West End restaurants, as compere at the Players' Theatre, and as personal secretary to Carry On star Hattie Jacques. According to the autobiography of celebrity caterer Bruce Copp (Out of the Firing Line, Into the Foyer), Maurice suffered a stroke and was confined to a wheelchair for a period [in the 1950s?].

Geoffrey Cheshire (Garge) Mar 26 1927 to Oct 5 2004
Doctor Who credits
Played: Viking leader in The Time Meddler (1965)
Played: Garge in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Roboman in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966)
Played: Tracy in The Invasion (1968)
Career highlights
Geoffrey's other credits include The Skull (1965), The Saint (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Doctor in Charge (1972), The Thief of Baghdad (1978) and The Bill (1989).

Roger Avon (Daxtar) 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).

James Hall (Borkar) Died Dec 1989
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Soldier in The Reign of Terror (1964)
Played: Borkar in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
Other credits include Z Cars (1968), Paul Temple (1971), No Exit (1972), The Rough with the Smooth (1975), Poldark (1975), The Naked Civil Servant (1975) and Life of Shakespeare (1978).

Bill Meilen (Froyn) Sep 16 1932 to Sep 4 2006 (cancer)
Career highlights
Bill, who had a talent for dialect, first appeared on TV in The Six-Sided Triangle (1963), then Moulded in Earth (1965) and The Borderers (1969). After moving to Canada in 1969 as a drama professor, he went on to appear in The Grey Fox (1982), The Gunfighters (1987), Bingo (1991), Lonesome Dove (1995), The Outer Limits (2001), Just Cause (2003), Kingdom Hospital (2004), Scooby Doo 2 (2004), Smallville (2004), Battlestar Galactica (2004) and A Little Thing Called Murder (2006). He also provided voice for various video games of The Godfather (2006-07). He also wrote two TV plays in the 1960s.
Facts
Despite dying in 2006, Bill lives on through his website, particularly his guestbook.

John Herrington (Rhynmal)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rhynmal in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Holden in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
John's first role was uncredited in Quatermass II (1955), and he went on to take roles in Dixon of Dock Green (1959), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Timeslip (1971), Colditz (1972-73), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974), Second Verdict (1976) and The Woman in White (1982).

Norman Mitchell (First policeman) Aug 27 1918 to Mar 19 2001
Career highlights
Norman appeared in over 140 productions, starting in 1951's Kaleidoscope and taking in William Tell (1958), Maigret (1961), various Carry On films (1963-78), The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966), Man in a Suitcase (1967), Dad's Army (1969), On the Buses (1970-71), The Tomorrow People (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Ripping Yarns (1977), Come Back Mrs Noah (1978), The Jim Davidson Show (1980), Rentaghost (1980), Only When I Laugh (1982), Potter (1983), T-Bag Strikes Again (1986), You Rang, M-Lord? (1993), Last of the Summer Wine (1998) and Meanwhile (2003). He had a regular role as Piers Franklin in The Flying Swan (1965), Augustus Jones in Danger Island (1967), Charlie Mills in Beryl's Lot (1973-77) and PC Parsons in Worzel Gummidge (1979-80).
Facts
Norman's son was Christopher Mitchell, best known as Gunner "Parky" Parkin in It Ain't Half Hot Mum; Norman outlived his son by three weeks. Read about him on this tribute site (or buy the book!).

Malcolm Rogers (Second policeman) Born Nov 7 1936
Doctor Who credits
Played:
Count Dracula in The Chase (1965)
Played: Second policeman in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
Other credits include Compact (1964), The Big Spender (1965), Privilege (1967), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Napoleon and Love (1972), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Out (1978), Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982, as the Teacher), Ever Decreasing Circles (1986), Rumpole of the Bailey (1988), Cold Lazarus (1996), Pure Wickedness (1999), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Dirty Filthy Love (2004), Casualty (2006), Psychoville (2009) and The Man Who Married Himself (2010).

Kenneth Thornett (Detective Inspector) Sep 19 1925 to Jan 4 1983
Career highlights
Other credits include John and Paddy (1956), A Tale of Two Cities (1957), The Scales of Justice (1962), The Devil in the Fog (1968), Doctor in the House (1970), Jack the Ripper (1973), The Nine Tailors (1974), Upstairs, Downstairs (1975) and Rosie (1977). He also played PC Dickins in The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972-74).

Reg Pritchard (Man in mackintosh) 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).

Sheila Dunn (Blossom Lefevre) Apr 11 1940 to Mar 3 2004
Doctor Who credits
Played: Blossom Lefevre in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Computer voice/ telephone operator in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Petra Williams in Inferno (1970)
Played: Dr Petra Williams in Inferno (1970)
Career highlights
Sheila's other credits include R3 (1965), Z Cars (1967), Mistress of Hardwick (1972), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974), Accident (1978), Kessler (1981), The Bill (1997) and Harry Hill (1997-2000, in which she played Harry's mother).
Facts
Sheila was married to director Douglas Camfield, who cast her in three of his Doctor Who stories, and her father was Bill Dunn, inventor of the bullet-proof Spitfire engine and chairman of ICI. In the 1980s and 90s Sheila was a leading light in the Richmond Shakespeare Society (as Sheila Camfield), and popped up on TV in the oddest of places - including playing an old and obese Baby Spice in An Audience with the Spice Girls (1997)!

Leonard Grahame (Darcy Trenton) Jun 13 1928 to Jan 31 2000
Career highlights
Leonard also had credits in Emergency Ward 10 (1959), Softly Softly (1966), They Came from Beyond Space (1967) and Champion House (1968). He also wrote an episode of The Saint (1962).

Royston Tickner (Steinberger P Green) Sep 8 1922 to Jul 7 1997
Doctor Who credits
Played: Steinberger P Green in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Robbins in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Royston's long career began on screen in an Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960) and included roles in The Avengers (1963), Mrs Thursday (1967), ITV Playhouse (1968), Goodbye, Mr Chips (1969), Timeslip (1970), 10 episodes of Z Cars (1962-70), Emmerdale Farm (1973), Porridge (1974), Treasure Island (1977), Danger UXB (1979), Nanny (1981), Just Good Friends (1983-84) and One by One (1985).
Facts
Royston became an actor in the early 1940s on the stage, also working as a stage manager. Between 1947-58, he left acting to work as a lighthouse keeper, fireman, publican and miner.

Mark Ross (Ingmar Knopf)
Career highlights
Other CV entries include Suspense (1962) and Up the Junction (1968).

Conrad Monk (Assistant director)
Career highlights
Other credits include Emergency Ward 10 (1962), Compact (1964), Bud (1963), The Trygon Factor (1966) and The Champions (1969).
Facts
Conrad was a good friend of actor Alan Bates.

David James (Arab sheikh)
Career highlights
Other credits include Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), Quick Before They Catch Us (1966) and Sherlock Holmes (1968).

Paula Topham (Vamp) Born Feb 4 1944
Career highlights
Other credits include Watch the Birdies (1966), Mackenzie (1980) and Bergerac (1990).

Albert Barrington (Professor Webster)
This is Albert's only credit.

Bryan Mosley/ Buddy Windrush (Malpha, Prop man) Aug 25 1931 to Feb 9 1999 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Malpha in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66, as Bryan Mosley)
Played: Prop man in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66, as Buddy Windrush)
Career highlights
Buddy Windrush was actor Bryan Mosley's alias. Bryan will be best known as Coronation Street regular Alf Roberts (1961-99), but started acting in A Kind of Loving (1962). Other roles included The Villains (1964), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Queenie's Castle (1970-71), Kate (1971) and Get Carter (1971).
Facts
He was a founder member of the British Society of Fight Arrangers. Bryan, who'd suffered a heart attack in 1990 and respiratory problems in 1997, collapsed in the High Street, Shipley, West Yorkshire after visiting Barclays Bank (he was due to go on holiday to Venice the next day).
This is Your Life: Bryan was the subject of BBC TV's This is Your Life on November 3rd, 1997, surprised by host Michael Aspel on set of the soap Coronation Street.

Steve Machin (Cameraman) Born May 10 1929
Career highlights
Other work includes The Lads (1963), Mustang (1975) and The Edison Twins (1985).

Terence Woodfield (Celation) Died 2016
Doctor Who credits
Played: Celation in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Maharis in The Ark (1966)
Career highlights
Terence started out in Boyd QC (1961), then The Hidden Truth (1964), Object Z (1965), Object Z Returns (1966), Doctor in the House (1970), Robert's Robots (1973), Get Some In! (1978), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1979) and The Tomorrow People (1979).

Peter Butterworth (The Monk) Feb 4 1919 to Jan 16 1979 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played:
The Monk in The Time Meddler (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Career highlights
Peter's distinguished career began uncredited in William Comes to Town (1948), and he went on to appear in over 80 TV series and films, including Will Any Gentleman? (1953), Tom Thumb (1958), Moll Flanders (1965), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), Dad's Army (1975) and Alan Bennett's Afternoon Off (1979). Peter is best known for his varied roles in 16 Carry On films (1965-78), three Carry On Christmas specials (1969-73) and the Carry On Laughing series (1975). He had regular roles as Mr Oddy in Those Kids (1956), Groome in Catweazle (1970-71) and Wilf in Odd Man Out (1977).
Facts
Peter was in the British Navy during World War Two, and when the plane he was travelling in was shot down over Holland in 1940, he was sent to a Prisoner of War camp, where he met future Carry On writer Talbot Rothwell. He tried to escape the camp three times, one of which was later filmed as The Wooden Horse (1950), for which Peter auditioned but was told he didn't look heroic enough! Peter was married to actress and impressionist Janet Brown, and their son is actor Tyler Butterworth, who is married to actress Janet Dibley. Peter died while waiting in the wings to go on stage for a pantomime in Coventry.
This is Your Life: Peter was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on March 5th, 1975, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews while shopping with his wife Janet Brown at Selfridge's in London.

Roger Brierley (Trevor) Jun 2 1935 to Sep 23 2005 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Trevor in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Voice of Drathro in The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
Career highlights
6ft 6in Roger's long career began in an episode of The Likely Lads (1965) and he went on to take roles in Hadleigh (1969), Budgie (1972), Sykes (1973), Rising Damp (1977), Kids (1979), Superman II (1980), Wood and Walters (1982), Only Fools and Horses (1982), Shine on Harvey Moon (1984, as Mr Compton), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Victoria Wood (1989), Jeeves and Wooster (1990-91, as Sir Roderick Glossop), Bottom (1991), Mr Bean (1993), Pat and Margaret (1994), Have Your Cake and Eat It (1997), Tilly Trotter (1999), Ali G Indahouse (2002), About a Boy (2002), Spooks (2003), Footballers' Wives (2004), The Brief (2005) and The Alan Clark Diaries (2006). He also performed musical numbers in Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven (1978) and the game show 3-2-1 (1982).
Facts
A keen Manchester United fan, Roger was a founder member of the shareholders' independent organisation. Roger's partner for many years was actress Gillian McCutcheon, best known as Warren's therapist in This Life. For the last 20 years of his life he had suffered from angina.

Bruce Wightman (Scott) 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
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 Great Performances (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.

Jeffrey Isaac (Khepren)
Career highlights
His CV also includes Crossroads (1964), Vendetta (1966) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1966).

Derek Ware (Tuthmos) 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".

Walter Randall (Hyksos) 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.

Clifford Earl (Station sergeant) Aug 29 1933 to Jul 30 2015
Doctor Who credits
Played: Station sergeant in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Major Branwell in The Invasion (1968)
Career highlights
Clifford's CV also includes appearances in The History of Mr Polly (1959), Private Investigator (1959), The Franchise Affair (1962), Gideon's Way (1965), Department S (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Jason King (1972), Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978), Ike (1979), The Sea Wolves (1980), Third Time Lucky (1982) and The Upper Hand (1990). Clifford provided continuity announcements for Southern TV in the 1970s and TVS in the 1980s.
Facts
Clifford's real name was Kenneth Clifford Earl and he was a survivor/ victim of the Porton Down chemical tests into the common cold carried out on British soldiers by the MoD in the 1950s, which resulted in his colleague Ronald Maddison's death in 1953. Ken suffered from a number of health problems throughout his adult life, which he put down to being administered nerve agent sarin while at Porton Down - including prostate cancer, carcinoma, spondylosis, hepatic liver cysts, a lung embolism and depression.

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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).

Dennis Spooner (writer) 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.

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. 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).

John Wiles (producer) Sep 20 1925 to Apr 5 1999
Doctor Who credits
Produced: The Myth Makers, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve, The Ark (1965-66)
Career highlights
South Africa born John also wrote for The Dancing Bear (1954), The Vise (1955), Your World (1961), This Man Craig (1966), Dixon of Dock Green (1967), Judge Dee (1969), Out of the Unknown (1971), The Regiment (1972), Warship (1973-74), Ballet Shoes (1975), Poldark (1977), A Horseman Riding By (1978) and Tycoon (1978), and script edited on Compact (1963), The Midnight Men (1964), A Man Called Harry Brent (1965), Contract to Kill (1965), The Mind of the Enemy (1965) and Dixon of Dock Green (1967-69).
Facts
John came to the UK in 1949 and worked for a time as a furniture porter. John had a fascination for the Greek myths, and often worked on productions of them in schools.

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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