Friday, January 10, 2014

The Evil of the Daleks

Wide-eyed but no innocent:
Theodore Maxtible (Marius Goring)
Seven episodes (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6; Episode 7)
First broadcast May 20 to Jul 1 1967
Average audience for serial: 6.43m

CAST

Patrick Troughton (The Doctor) Mar 25 1920 to Mar 28 1987 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Dominators, The Mind Robber, The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The Space Pirates, The War Games (1966-69). Return appearances in The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Five Doctors (1983), The Two Doctors (1985).
Played: Salamander in The Enemy of the World (1967-68)
Career highlights
Patrick appeared in over 130 productions, starting in 1947's Hamlet and including the title role in Robin Hood (1953), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1956), The Moonraker (1958), Sir Francis Drake (1962), Compact (1962), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), A Family at War (1970-72, as Harry Porter), The Sweeney (1975), The Omen (1976), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), The Devil's Crown (1978), Nanny (1981-82, as Mr Jessop), The Box of Delights (1984), The Two of Us (1986, as Perce), Super Gran (1987) and Knights of God (1987).
Facts
When he was announced as William Hartnell's successor in the role of the Doctor, Hartnell said: "He's the only man in Britain who could do it!". When the Second World War broke out, Patrick was on a Belgian ship sailing from the US, but just in sight of the British coast it hit a mine and sank. He was fortunate enough to escape in a lifeboat. Patrick is the father of acting brothers Michael and David Troughton - Michael appeared in Doctor Who's Christmas special in 2014, and David appeared in the series four times, in 1966, 1969, 1972 and 2008. Patrick is grandfather to actor Harry Melling, better known as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, and actor Sam Troughton, whose most high profile role was as Much in Robin Hood (2006-07). Another grandchild, Jim Troughton, was a Warwickshire and England cricketer. Patrick died in Georgia, US, while attending a Doctor Who convention.

Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon) Born Sep 22 1944
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jamie McCrimmon in The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Dominators, The Mind Robber, The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The Space Pirates, The War Games (1966-69). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983), The Two Doctors (1985).
Career highlights
Frazer started as a child actor in Stock Car (1955), followed by roles in Peril for the Guy (1956), X: The Unknown (1956), Huntingtower (1957), alongside Charlie Chaplin in A King in New York (1957), The Silver Sword (1957-58), The Young Jacobites (1960), Smugglers' Cove (1963), Smuggler's Bay (1964), Coronation Street (1965), King of the River (1966), The Last Valley (1971), Expert Witness (1996), Out of Sight (1997-98), Dalziel and Pascoe (2006), Impurity (2014) and Outlander (2015). He also had a running role as Tim Birch in Emergency Ward 10 (1963-64), but it is as the long-running character Joe Sugden in the soap Emmerdale Farm that Frazer is best known (1972-94).
Facts
Frazer is a noted amateur jockey and Lords Taverners cricketer. During his time on Doctor Who, Frazer enjoyed modest pop success with the songs Who's Dr Who?Punch and Judy Man, Jamie's Awae in His Time Machine and Time Traveller. His brother was actor Roy Hines. Frazer's first wife was actress Gemma Craven (1981-84), and his second wife was Liz Hobbs (1994-2003), Water Ski Racing World Champion in 1981 and 1983. In 1999 Frazer was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and doctors gave him only a 25% chance of survival, but he fought against it. He was given the all-clear in 2010. Here's Frazer on Twitter.

Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) Jan 2 1948 to Jul 21 2017 (lung cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Victoria Waterfield in The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep (1967-68). Return appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993)
Career highlights
Debbie first appeared on TV at the age of 10 as Sally in 11 episodes of The Invisible Man (1958-59), then appeared in William Tell (1959), A Life of Bliss (1960), Alice in Wonderland (1965, as Alice), The Power Game (1966), This Man Craig (1966), Out of the Unknown (1966), Mister Misfit (1967), No Hiding Place (1967), Crime of Passion (1971), Doctor in Charge (1972), Arthur of the Britons (1973), That'll Be the Day (1973), Take Me High (1973), Electric Cinema (1975), A Roof Over My Head (1977), Rising Damp (1978), Lillie (1978), Accident (1979) and five editions of The Jim Davidson Show (1981). Other regular roles included Julie Robertson in 26 episodes of The Newcomers (1969) and Norma in Danger UXB (1979). She also reprised the role of Victoria Waterfield (alongside Nicholas Courtney's Brigadier, Elisabeth Sladen's Sarah Jane Smith and her father Jack as Professor Travers) in the fan spin-off production Downtime (1995).
Facts
Her father was actor Jack Watling, who appeared alongside her in the Doctor Who stories The Abominable Snowmen (1967) and The Web of Fear (1968), as well as spin-off Downtime (1995). Her mother was actor Patricia Hicks, while she also had several siblings: half-sister Dilys appeared in various light entertainment shows in the 1970s and 80s alongside the likes of Frankie Howerd, Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies; brother Giles was also an actor, best known as Oswald in the sitcom Bread (1988-91); her younger brother Adam died tragically in 1952 when he was buried by a snowdrift which slid off the roof; fourth sibling Nicola also acted on stage for a while. Between 1957-81 the Watling family lived at the Grade II-listed medieval farmhouse Alderton Hall, Loughton, which was said to be haunted by a poltergeist. In the late 1960s Deborah opened her own clothes boutique in Buckhurst Hill, Epping, called The Pink Clock. Deborah was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2017, and died in a care home the following month.

John Bailey (Edward Waterfield) Jun 26 1912 to Feb 18 1989
Doctor Who credits
Played: Commander in The Sensorites (1964)
Played: Edward Waterfield in The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Played: Sezom in The Horns of Nimon (1979-80)
Career highlights
Debuted as Till the End of Time (1946), then enjoyed roles in Romeo and Juliet (1947), It Happened in Soho (1948), The Night Won't Talk (1952), The Granville Melodramas (1955-56), The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957), Ivanhoe (1958/59), Ghost Squad (1963), Quick Before They Catch Us (1966), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Champions (1969), Journey to the Unknown (1969), Steptoe and Son (1970), Van der Valk (1973), Thriller (1976), Return of the Saint (1978), Tales of the Unexpected (1983) and Personal Services (1987).
Facts
Alison Bailey has compiled a professional history for John (who was her father's first cousin) here.

Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible) May 23 1912 to Sep 30 1998 (cancer)
Career highlights
Isle of Wight born Marius's earliest credit was in Consider Your Verdict (1937) and subsequently became one of Britain's most prolific actors, appearing in The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940), Night Boat to Dublin (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), Odette (1950), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Ill Met By Moonlight (1957), The Moonraker (1958), Anna Karenina (1961), The Mask of Janus (1965), Man in a Suitcase (1968), Zeppelin (1971), Fall of Eagles (1974), Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978), Levkas Man (1981), The Old Men at the Zoo (1983) and Strike It Rich (1990). Marius may be best remembered as Professor John Hardy in over 60 episodes of The Expert (1968-71/76), as well as Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1956). Marius also dabbled behind the camera, producing 12 episodes of The Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as writing one.
Awards
1991: Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama
Facts
He first hit the stage in 1925, became a founder member of British Equity in 1929 (of which he was an ardent supporter, even going as far as the courts to fight its cause, and serving as its vice president between 1963-65 and 1975-82) and during World War Two became supervisor of productions for the BBC's service broadcasts using the name Charles Richardson (the surname Goring wasn't too popular during the war!). His second wife was the German actor Lucie Mannheim, while his third was prolific TV director and producer Prudence Fitzgerald.

Brigit Forsyth (Ruth Maxtible) Born Jul 28 1940
Career highlights
Before Doctor Who, Brigit had appeared in R3 (1965) and a Wednesday Play (1966), and went on to appear in Adam Smith (1972), Holly (1972), The Sinners (1973), The Glamour Girls (1980-82), Tom, Dick and Harriet (1982-83), The Practice (1985), Sharon and Elsie (1984-85), The Practice (1986), Dark Season (1991), Dangerfield (1995), Children's Ward (1997), Playing the Field (1998-2002), The Bill (2002), Down to Earth (2005), Doctors (2006), Midsomer Murders (2008), Hollyoaks (2013), Still Open All Hours (2013-16, as Madge), Rovers (2016) and Holby City (2016). Her best known roles were as Thelma in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973-74, plus its 1976 film outing) and Helen Yeldham in Boon (1989).
Facts
Brigit is also an accomplished cellist and composer for the cello. She was married to prolific TV director Brian Mills until his death in 2006.
This is Your Life: Brigit was the subject of BBC TV's This is Your Life on April 24th, 2002, surprised by host Michael Aspel at BBC Broadcasting House. Doctor Who actors James Ellis and Elizabeth Spriggs appeared as guests on the show, as did Torchwood writer Jacquetta May. As of 2016, Brigit was the last Doctor Who actor to be honoured by the show, which ended in August 2003. Link to The Big Red Book entry.

Alec Ross (Bob Hall) May 23 1922 to Dec 4 1971 (cancer of the oesophagus)
Career highlights
Alec's career began in Jim the Penman (1947) and included appearances in The Golden Horseshoe (1952), Deadline Midnight (1961), Detective (1964), Gideon's Way (1965), The Borderers (1969) and Softly Softly (1971).
Facts
In 1948, the actor Kenneth Morgan walked out of his relationship with the playwright Terence Rattigan to be with Alec, despite Alec preferring women. Alec, who was a heavy drinker, was actress Sheila Hancock's first husband until his death. Sheila (who appeared in Doctor Who in 1988) then married actor John Thaw, who also died of cancer of the oesophagus in 2002. Alec's daughter is actress Melanie Thaw, who changed her surname when Sheila married John.

Griffith Davies (Kennedy)
Career highlights
Griffith's first credit was in The Terrorists (1961) and subsequently appeared in Coronation Street (1965), The Avengers (1966), Spindoe (1968), Department S (1970), Under Milk Wood (1972), Spring and Autumn (1974), Dick Turpin (1979) and Minder (1984).
Facts
In 1964, Griffith (full name, Michael Griffith-Davies) married the actor Jacqueline Ellis (who had previously been married to the journalist Jeffrey Bernard), but they later divorced. One evening in February 1970, Griffith got talking to a man in a pub in Berden, Essex, who boasted that he was going to become a millionaire. This man, Arthur Hosein, was put on trial at the Old Bailey six months later, along with his brother, for the abduction and murder of Muriel Mackay, although their intended victim was newspaper magnate Rupert Murdoch's wife Anna. Griffith was called as a witness at the trial, causing him to miss performances of the stage play he was in at the time at the Theatre Royal Stratford, Joan Littlewood's Forward, or Up Your End.

Geoffrey Colville (Perry) Oct 15 1926 to Apr 23 2006
Career highlights
Other credits include Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1953), The Night We Got the Bird (1961), Crane (1963), Strange Report (1969), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1973), Lillie (1978), The Sponge Man (1980), Bust (1988) and If You See God, Tell Him (1993). He also regularly played Dr Mike Beckett in Emergency Ward 10 (1963-67).

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.

Roy Skelton (Dalek voice) Jul 20 1931 to Jun 8 2011 (pneumonia following a stroke)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Monoids in The Ark (1966)
Played: Voice of the Cybermen in The Tenth Planet (1966), The Wheel in Space (1968)
Played: Control technician in The Tenth Planet (1966, uncredited)
Played: Voice of the Daleks in The Evil of the Daleks (1967), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Destiny of the Daleks (1979), The Five Doctors (1983), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Computer voice in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Voice of the Krotons in The Krotons (1968-69)
Played: Norton in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Wester in Planet of the Daleks (1973)
Played: James in The Green Death (1973)
Played: Chedaki in The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: King Rokon in The Hand of Fear (1976)
He also performed Dalek voices for the Comic Relief spoof The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)
Career highlights
As a specialist voice artist, Roy also provided voices for A Rubovian Legend (1958-59), Out of the Unknown (1967) and Ghosts of Albion (2003-04). Roy's most famous voices, apart from the Daleks, were for Zippy and George in the children's series Rainbow (1973-92), for which he also wrote over 25 scripts.

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).

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.

Murphy Grumbar (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991
Doctor Who credits
Played:
 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).
Facts
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.

Ken Tyllsen (Dalek operator) 1939 to Jun 11 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played:
 First Sensorite/ Scientist in The Sensorites (1964)
Played: Mechanoid in The Chase (1965)
Played: Dalek in The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Career highlights
Ken's other credited TV work included Doctor in the House (1970), but he had also worked for the Royal Ballet and National Theatre.
Facts
Since the 1980s Ken was a member and vice-president of the Adlerian Society, the Institute for Individual Psychology and Counselling, and worked closely with the mental health charity MIND. There are some lovely tributes to Ken from fellow Adlerians here.

Jo Rowbottom (Mollie Dawson) Born 1940
Career highlights
Jo's lengthy career began in Probation Officer (1962) and includes Steptoe and Son (1963), Dimensions of Fear (1963), The Troubleshooters (1965), Tom Grattan's War (1968), Little Women (1970), Smith (1970), The Befrienders (1972), Romany Jones (1972-73), Harriet's Back in Town (1973), Sam and the River (1975), My Son Reuben (1975), I, Claudius (1976), The Sun Trap (1980), Terry and June (1981), Going Out (1981), The Detective (1985), The Bretts (1987) and Love Hurts (1992).
Facts
Jo, who started out as a secretary at the BBC, originally auditioned for the role of Victoria Waterfield. She has appeared in a number of TV commercials, including Rose's lime marmalade (1977), British Gas (1987), the Milk Marketing Board (1990) and house insurance (1992).

Windsor Davies (Toby) Born Aug 28 1930
Career highlights
Windsor's first credit was in The Pot Carriers (1962) and he subsequently notched up appearances in productions such as Probation Officer (1962), Murder Most Foul (1964), The Corridor People (1966), Orlando (1966), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), UFO (1970), Callan (1972), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), Sam (1975), Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976), The New Statesman (1984), Old Scores (1991), Paris (1994), Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1997), Mosley (1998), Vanity Fair (1998), Gormenghast (2000), Cor Blimey! (2000) and My Family (2004). Windsor's best known roles were in two Carry On films (1975-76), as Sergeant-Major Williams in It Ain't Half Hot, Mum (1974-81), the voice of Sergeant Major Zero in Terrahawks (1983-86) and Oliver Smallbridge in the sitcom Never the Twain (1981-91).
Facts
He worked as both a miner and a teacher before turning to acting in the early 1960s. Windsor enjoyed a UK number one hit single with It Ain't Half Hot, Mum co-star Don Estelle in the form of Whispering Grass in June 1975. He also unsuccessfully auditioned to be the voice of the Speaking Clock in 1985. Sitcom casting director Jane Davies is his daughter.
This is Your Life: Windsor was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on January 7th, 1976, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews outside a Chelsea restaurant.

Gary Watson (Arthur Terrall) Born Jun 13 1930
Career highlights
Gary's earliest role was in The Last Enemy (1956) and he went on to appear in Out of This World (1962), The Baron (1966), The Three Musketeers (1966-67, as Aramis), The Devil in the Fog (1968), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970), War and Peace (1972-73), The Pallisers (1974), Z Cars (1972-74), The Hanged Man (1975), Anna Karenina (1977), Chocky (1984) and Hannay (1988).
Facts
Gary's most noted work was with George Rylands and the Marlowe Society of Cambridge, which enacted the complete works of Shakespeare for radio in the 1960s.

Sonny Caldinez (Kemel) Born Jul 1 1932
Doctor Who credits
Played: Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Played: Turoc in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Ice Warrior in The Seeds of Death (1969)
Played: Ssorg in The Curse of Peladon (1972)
Played: Sskel in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Career highlights
Trinidadian Sonny's other appearances include Scott On... (1964), Virgin of the Secret Service (1968), The Spy Killer (1969), White Cargo (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), Mind Your Language (1978), Sexton Blake and the Demon God (1978), Arabian Adventure (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997).
Facts
Sonny, who is 6ft 4in, emigrated to the UK in 1952 and started working on the railways and as a wrestler, before moving into stuntwork and acting. He also worked for a time as bodyguard for music legend Michael Jackson. He moved to Spain in 2005.

CREW

David Whitaker (writer) Apr 18 1928 to Feb 4 1980 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Story edited:
 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 (1963-64)
Wrote: The Edge of Destruction (1964), The Rescue (1965), The Crusade (1965), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The Enemy of the World (1967-68), The Wheel in Space (1968), The Ambassadors of Death (episodes 1-3, 1970)
Career highlights
David was a writer at heart, having begun writing the continuity script on A Christmas Night with the Stars in 1958, followed by Compact (1962), Undermind (1965), Mr Rose (1968), Paul Temple (1970) and Elephant Boy (1973).
Facts
He also wrote the Dalek comic strips in TV Century 21 magazine and the 1965 stage play The Curse of the Daleks. David was the first person to write a novelisation of a Doctor Who story, namely Doctor Who in An Exciting Adventure with the Daleks in 1964. He also novelised The Crusade, but died before completing a novelisation of The Enemy of the World (it was finished by Ian Marter).

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.

Timothy Combe (director) Born Oct 17 1936
Doctor Who credits
Assistant floor manager: The Keys of Marinus (1964)
Production assistant: The Reign of Terror (1964), The Evil of the Daleks (1967, uncredited)
Directed: The Reign of Terror (1964, episode 6, uncredited), The Evil of the Daleks (1967, fight sequence in episode 7), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970), The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Prisoner in The Mind of Evil (1971, uncredited)
Career highlights
Timothy later directed for Z Cars (1968-73), Ballet Shoes (1975), The Brothers (1976) and Angels (1979). He subsequently became an actors' agent.

Innes Lloyd (producer) Dec 24 1925 to Aug 23 1991
Doctor Who credits
Produced: The Celestial Toymaker, The Gunfighters, The Savages, The War Machines, The Smugglers, The Tenth Planet, The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Enemy of the World (1966-68)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was his first production job after directing the Eurovision Song Contest for the BBC and the soap United! (1965). Innes went on to produce Waugh on Crime (1970), Dead of Night (1972), The Stone Tape (1972), BBC2 Playhouse (1976-81), The Insurance Man (1986), Talking Heads (1987), Bomber Harris (1989) and A Question of Attribution (1992).
Facts
Along with script editor Gerry Davis, Innes came up with the idea of regeneration. He approached esteemed actors Peter Jeffrey, Ron Moody, Michael Horden and Trevor Howard to replace William Hartnell, before Patrick Troughton accepted the role. Throughout the 1970s and 80s Innes built up a reputation as one of the BBC's most respected producers, and his professional relationship with playwright Alan Bennett was among his most celebrated work. In October 2006, London's Time Out magazine asked Bennett why he no longer wrote for TV: "I think the one decisive factor was that the guy who used to produce all the things for television, Innes Lloyd, died. Innes used to prod you into doing things, and if you had a notion of something, you could go to him and he'd set about making it possible before you'd written it. I was never aware how much wheeling and dealing had to be done. In that sense, he was an ideal producer: he never let you know that it might be quite difficult to get yourself on. But I've felt it since he went; the first thing they talk about is cost and all that stuff." Innes died within days of colleague Gerry Davis.

Peter Bryant (associate producer and script editor) Oct 27 1923 to May 19 2006 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Associate producer: The Faceless Ones (1967 - credited on episodes 1-3 only), The Evil of the Daleks (1967, uncredited)
Story edited: The Evil of the Daleks (1967, episodes 4-7), The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors, The Enemy of the World (1967-68)
Produced: The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967), The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Dominators, The Mind Robber, The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The Space Pirates (1968-69)
Career highlights
Peter started out as an actor in TV such as BBC Sunday Night Theatre's Wuthering Heights (1953) and (playing Jack Grove) in The Grove Family (1954-57, the first British soap opera - here's a clip), and after a spell as a radio announcer, became head of the Drama Script Unit for BBC Radio. He later trained to go behind the camera, dabbling in a number of roles while on Doctor Who. After leaving the series, he worked as producer on Special Project Air (1969) and Paul Temple (1970-71), and then became a literary agent for actors and writers, including Eric Pringle, who would write for Doctor Who in 1984.
Facts
He was for a time married to actress Shirley Cooklin, who appeared in The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).

Gerry Davis (script editor) Feb 23 1930 to Aug 31 1991
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Celestial Toymaker (episode 1, 1966, uncredited), The Tenth Planet (1966), The Highlanders (1966-67), The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Script edited: The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (episode 4), The Ark, The Celestial Toymaker, The Gunfighters, The Savages, The War Machines, The Smugglers, The Tenth Planet, The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks (episodes 1-3) (1966-67)
Career highlights
Gerry started out writing for the soap Coronation Street (1960) and also penned for United! (1965), The First Lady (1968), Doomwatch (1970), The Bionic Woman (1976), Vega$ (1979), The Final Countdown (1980), Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987) and Deadly Nightmares (1989). He also script edited Doomwatch (1970-71) and Softly Softly: Task Force (1971-72).
Facts
In the 1970s, Gerry co-wrote three science-fiction novels with Dr Kit Pedler, and after moving to the USA in the 1970s teamed up with Dalek creator Terry Nation in an unsuccessful bid to buy the rights to make Doctor Who after the BBC ceased its production in 1989. He also taught screenwriting at the UCLA film school in the 1980s. Gerry died within days of colleague Innes Lloyd.

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