Monday, November 11, 2013

The Savages

The Doctor (William Hartnell) and
Dodo (Jackie Lane) say goodbye to 
Steven (Peter Purves)
Four episodes (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4)
First broadcast May 28 to Jun 18 1966
Average audience for serial: 4.98m

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.

Jackie Lane (Dodo Chaplet) Born Jul 10 1941 For a full career biography for Jackie Lane, click here.


Edward Caddick (Wylda) Born 1931
Career highlights
Edward debuted in The Rag Trade (1961), then appeared in Contract to Kill (1965), The Vulture (1967), Department S (1969), The Ten Commandments (1971), Under Capricorn (1983) and Playing Beatie Bow (1986).
Edward wrote two novels, Paddy on Sundays (1965) and Hannah and the Peacocks (1967 - "a story of one girl and two men"). Until her death in 2007, Edward was married to actress Loelia Kidd.

Christopher Denham (Second assistant)
Career highlights
Other credits include An Enemy of the State (1965), Dr Finlay's Casebook (1967), Dead of Night (1972), The Crezz (1976), Blunt (1987) and Final Run (1988).

John Dillon (Savage)
This is John's only credit.

Geoffrey Frederick (Exorse) Born Jan 29 1933
Career highlights
Geoffrey's debut came in The Maitland Scandal (1958), then The History of Mr Polly (1959), Hell is a City (1960), The Chequered Flag (1960), 633 Squadron (1964), Riviera Police (1965), Out of the Unknown (1966), Paul Temple (1971), Barlow at Large (1974), The Orchard End Murder (1980) and Lifeforce (1985). He also regularly played Dr Robert Hamilton in Emergency Ward 10 (1962), Call Oxbridge 2000 (1962) and 24-Hour Call (1963).
Geoffrey's wife (until her death in 2010) was Irish actor Kerry Marsh, best remembered as Nurse O'Keefe in almost 100 episodes of Emergency Ward 10 in the late 1950s and early 60s.

Patrick Godfrey (Tor) Born Feb 13 1933
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tor in The Savages (1966)
Played: Major Cosworth in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Career highlights
Debuting in Tales from Dickens (1958), Patrick's CV includes roles in Gert and Daisy (1959), No Hiding Place (1963), Dixon of Dock Green (1966), The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970), A Family at War (1971), Ballet Shoes (1975), Enemy at the Door (1980), Edge of Darkness (1985), Blott on the Landscape (1985), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1986), Maurice (1987), Sleepers (1991), The Remains of the Day (1993), Bramwell (1995), Ever After (1998), Casualty (2000), My Family (2003), Oliver Twist (2005), The History Boys (2006), Fallen Angel (2007), The Duchess (2008), Les Miserables (2012), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Mr Turner (2014) and In Memory (2016).
Patrick is married to actress Amanda Walker, whose mother was actress Madeleine Christie. Their daughter is vocal coach Kate Godfrey.

Tim Goodman (Guard) Born Nov 9 1938
Career highlights
Also appeared in Theatre 625 (1964), The Last of the Mohicans (1971), The Persuaders! (1971), Fooling Hitler (2004) and Jane Eyre (2006).

Norman Henry (Senta) Jun 9 1902 to Feb 3 1985 (heart attack)
Career highlights
Norman's CV begins with Scotland Yard: The Never Never Murder (1961), and includes The Forsyte Saga (1967), Callan (1970), Napoleon and Love (1972), The Kids from 47A (1973), Lorna Doone (1976) and London Belongs To Me (1977).

Tony Holland (Third assistant) Jan 18 1940 to Nov 28 2007
Career highlights
Tony started out as an actor, appearing in Doctor Who and a 1967 Wednesday Play, before moving into script-writing, working on Z Cars (1972) where he met director/ producer Julia Smith (who directed two stories for Doctor Who in 1966/67). Other writing work included Angels (1980-82), The District Nurse (1984) and Civvy Street (1988). In 1983 Tony and Julia were approached by the BBC to come up with a new twice-weekly soap opera, and in 1985 their work together produced EastEnders, which is still running today as BBC1's main serialised drama. Tony left EastEnders as its writer and script editor in 1989, moving to work for Ireland's RTE before returning to the BBC to launch the less-successful soap opera Eldorado (1992-93).
Tony had been in poor health ever since being knocked down in a traffic accident in Chiswick, London several years before he died.

Frederick Jaeger (Jano) May 9 1928 to Jun 18 2004
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jano in The Savages (1966)
Played: Sorenson in Planet of Evil (1975)
Played: Professor Marius in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
German born Frederick's career began in 1950's Probation Officer and went on to see roles in The Grove Family (1955), The One That Got Away (1957), Ice Cold in Alex (1958), Interpol Calling (1960), Farewell Performance (1963), Hit and Run (1965), The Jazz Age (1968), Ryan International (1970), The Befrienders (1972), Scorpio (1973), The New Avengers (1976), The Omega Factor (1979), Yes, Minister (1980), Remington Steele (1984), The Chief (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), Keeping Up Appearances (1993) and Cold Comfort Farm (1995). He also played Dr James Austen in The Inside Man (1969), Commander Fletcher in Special Branch (1974) and Max Van Der Rheede in The Onedin Line (1980).
Frederick's family fled Berlin for France when the Nazi party took control in 1933, and then moved to the UK in 1939. He became a naturalized British citizen 11 years later.

Clare Jenkins (Nanina)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nanina in The Savages (1966)
Played: Tanya Lernov in The Wheel in Space (1968), The War Games (1969)
Career highlights
Clare's other credits include Crossroads (1964), Weavers Green (1966), Z Cars (1968), Ivanhoe (1970) and The Death of Adolf Hitler (1973).

Andrew Lodge (First assistant)
Career highlights
Tazmanian Andrew's career began in Consider Your Verdict (1962) and includes The Last Escape (1970), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), The Children of the New Forest (1977), Priest of Love (1981), Beau Geste (1982), The Collectors (1986), She-Wolf of London (1990) and Men Behaving Badly (1992).
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Andrew, and Peter Thomas, here.

Kay Patrick (Flower) Born Sep 2 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Poppaea in The Romans (1965)
Played: Flower in The Savages (1966)
Career highlights
Kay started her career in front of the cameras, appearing in The Call (1962), The Flying Swan (1965), Nana (1968) and The First Churchills (1969), but then moved behind the camera to become director on soaps such as Emmerdale (1998-99), Brookside and EastEnders (1986), as well as Jupiter Moon (1990), In Suspicious Circumstances (1993-94) and Sunburn (1999). In later years she became a producer on Coronation Street (1996-97), Crossroads (2001) and Mersey Beat (2002). Her latter career has concentrated on directing the soap opera Coronation Street (1994-2015).
In 2009 Kay was hit and injured badly by a car while working on Coronation Street (needing a plate in her shoulder and a reconstructed knee), but she was back on set in the new year.

Robert Sidaway (Avon) Born Jan 24 1942
Doctor Who credits
Played: Avon in The Savages (1966)
Played: Captain Turner in The Invasion (1968)
Career highlights
Further acting credits include It Happened Like This (1962), Out of the Unknown (1965), The Avengers (1968), A Nice Girl Like Me (1969), Crossroads (1973), Joy Division (2006) and Chuck the Eco Duck (as narrator, 2009). Robert also slipped behind the camera to become a producer on The Game of the Century (1978), The Optimist (1983-85), Best of British (1987-94), The World of Hammer (1994) and Chuck the Eco Duck. He also scripted many of the programmes he produced.
Robert is married to actor Maggie Don. In the 1970s Robert worked in public relations and marketing for London theatre managers. In 1987 he wrote a book based on his documentary series Best of British, focusing on the Rank Organisation, and in 1996 wrote a novelisation of his film Rainbow (which was the first theatrically distributed all-digital feature film). In 1995 Robert co-founded the International Football Hall of Fame.

Ewen Solon (Chal) Sep 7 1917 to Jul 7 1985
Doctor Who credits
Played: Chal in The Savages (1966)
Played: Vishinsky in Planet of Evil (1975)
Career highlights
Ewen was born in New Zealand and first acting credit was in The Fur Coat (1949), followed by roles in Valley of Eagles (1951), Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953), The Dam Busters (1955), Yangtse Incident (1957), Jack the Ripper (1959), The Sundowners (1960), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), Mystery Submarine (1963), No Hiding Place (1965), The Sandwich Man (1966), Bellbird (1967), The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968), Spyforce (1971), Moving On (1974), The Message (1976), Kidnapped (1978), The Doombolt Chase (1978), Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979), A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82) and Nutcracker (1983). He also played Sgt Lucas in 50 episodes of Maigret (1960-63) and Caesar Smith in almost 40 episodes of The Revenue Men (1967-68).
Before going into the acting profession, Ewen worked as a farmer, a dock labourer, a door to door salesman, a timber mill worker and a journalist. His wife was actor Vicki Woolf.

Peter Thomas (Captain Edal) Jan 23 1936 to Jan 5 2017
Career highlights
Peter's other credits include The Infamous John Friend (1959), Walk a Crooked Mile (1961), The Benny Hill Show (1965), The Baron (1966), Witchfinder General (1968), Department S (1969), Tales from the Crypt (1972), Nighthawks (1978), Sense of Enlightenment (2012), Day I Met God (2015) and Snapshot (2016).
The gap in Peter's CV is down to the fact he had to semi-retire in the late 1970s to look after his seriously ill wife and their young children.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Peter, and Andrew Lodge, here.


Ian Stuart Black (writer) Mar 21 1915 to Oct 13 1997
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Savages (1966), The War Machines (1966), The Macra Terror (1967)
Career highlights
Ian also wrote for series such as Shadow of the Past (1950), The Limping Man (1953), The Invisible Man (1959), William Tell (1959), Danger Man (1960-61), The Saint (1964), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), The Champions (1969), The Rebellious Red Gauntlets (1970), Elephant Boy (1972), Castaway (1974), Star Maidens (1976), The Outsiders (1976-77) and House of Glass (1992). He took editing duties on Invisible Man, Sir Francis Drake (1961-62), Man of the World (1962-63), The Sentimental Agent (1963), The Man in Room 17 (1965) and The Outsiders (1976), and produced Danger Man (1960-61) and Elephant Boy (1972).
Ian submitted a fourth script to Doctor Who in the early 1970s entitled The Space War, but this was not developed. His daughter is actress Isobel Black, best known for playing Eileen O'Rourke in The Troubleshooters (1967-68). Ian also wrote novels (such as 1953's In the Wake of a Stranger and 1961's The Passionate City) and plays (such as We Must Kill Toni (1953) and Nothing Legal (1964)).

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

Innes Lloyd (producer) Dec 24 1925 to Aug 23 1991 Click here for Innes Lloyd's entry on The Celestial Toymaker

Gerry Davis (script editor) Feb 23 1930 to Aug 31 1991 Click here for Gerry Davis's entry on The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

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