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First broadcast Nov 11 to Dec 16 1967
Average audience for serial: 7.33m
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)
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).
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).
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).
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)
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).
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.
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett) Born Dec 9 1932
Wendy's earliest credit was Playhouse 90: A Town Has Turned to Dust in 1960, followed by appearances in No Cloak - No Dagger (1963), Detective (1964), The Man in the Mirror (1966), The Troubleshooters (1965-66, as Hilary Dawson), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), The Gold Robbers (1969), Sentimental Education (1970), Spy Trap (1972), Man at the Top (1972), Harriet's Back in Town (1973), Shadows (1975), Couples (1976), Nobody's House (1976), Love for Lydia (1977), A Family Affair (1979), Champions (1984), Shine on Harvey Moon (1984), Boon (1989), Casualty (1991), ChuckleVision (1994), Where the Heart Is (1997) and Oktober (1998). She regularly played Laura Challis in The Plane Makers (1964-65).
Wendy married actor John Cater in 1963 (he appeared in Doctor Who story The War Machines (1966)). In July 1989, Wendy and John wrote a letter to Mark Fisher MP to be read out as part of his speech during a parliamentary debate about the taxation of actors, who invariably find themselves unemployed for erratic periods during a tax year. Wendy is also a qualified English and French teacher.
Peter Barkworth (Clent) Jan 14 1929 to Oct 21 2006 (broncho-pneumonia following a stroke)
Prolific Peter's CV begins with a BBC Sunday Night Theatre entitled Adam's Apple (1952), followed by appearances in A Touch of Larceny (1959), Maigret (1960), Tiara Tahiti (1962), Emergency Ward 10 (1963), The Protectors (1964), Undermind (1965), Haunted (1967), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Patton (1970), The Guardians (1971), Anyone for Sex? (1973), Good Girl (1974), Mr Smith (1976), Secret Army (1977), The Morecambe and Wise Show (1980), Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981), The Price (1985), London Embassy (1987), Heartbeat (1993) and Wilde (1997). Peter's best remembered roles were as Kenneth Bligh in The Power Game (1965-66), Vincent in Manhunt (1970) and Mark Telford in Telford's Change (1979).
1975: BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
1978: BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor (BBC2 Play of the Week: Professional Foul)
Peter was also an acting tutor at RADA, and taught Sir Anthony Hopkins and Simon Ward; his book About Acting is an oft-recommended read for drama students. Peter spent his final nine years in retirement, but his last interview was for Doctor Who missing episode reconstructors Loose Cannon, for whom he is pictured here in 2004, aged 75.
This is Your Life: Peter was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on March 14th, 1979, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews in a backstreet in central London, with the help of his Telford's Change co-star and fellow Doctor Who actor Hannah Gordon. His co-star in The Ice Warriors, Peter Sallis, was a guest on the show.
George Waring (Arden) Feb 20 1925 to Feb 15 2010 (cancer)
George's acting career began with The Big Pull (1962), then The Plane Makers (1964), Mrs Thursday (1966-67), Castle Haven (1969), Doomwatch (1971), Ace of Wands (1971), Tightrope (1972), Sam (1973), Emmerdale Farm (1974), Sam (1973), Marked Personal (1974), Six Days of Justice (1972-75), Dickens of London (1976), Love for Lydia (1977), Mixed Blessings (1978), Tarka the Otter (1979), Telford's Change (1979), Coronation Street (1980-81, as Arnold Swain, the bigamist husband of Emily Bishop), That's My Boy (1983), Terry and June (1985), God's Outlaw (1986), Andy Capp (1988), Forever Green (1992), As Time Goes By (1998), Casualty (1999) and Peak Practice (2000).
George's father was Wing Commander H J Barton-Chapple, who had worked alongside John Logie Baird in pioneering television, while his brother was fellow actor Derek Waring (who appeared in Castrovalva in 1982) and his sister-in-law was actress Dorothy Tutin. Extending the sibling connections further, George's other brother was Richard Waring, known as a writer on sitcoms such as The Marriage Lines, My Wife Next Door, And Mother Makes Three/ Five and Robin's Nest. George's son is graphic designer Geoffrey (whose handwriting makes up the logo for Red magazine).
Malcolm Taylor (Walters) Nov 8 1937 to Feb 6 2012 (heart attack)
Malcolm has worked both in front of and behind the cameras, having directed The First Lady (1968), Softly Softly (1968-69), The Troubleshooters (1969), Counterstrike (1969), Thriller (1974-75), Beryl's Lot (1975), Crossroads (1977), The Glamour Girls (1980-82), Me and My Girl (1985, which he also produced), EastEnders (1985), Coronation Street (1979-80/ 1984-87), Fair City (1988) and Ros na Run (1996). He has acted in The Plane Makers (1963), The New Forest Rustlers (1966), The Avengers (1962/67), The White Bus (1967), The Duchess of Duke Street (1977) and Blake's 7 (1978).
His wife was actress Anne Rutter. Film director Lindsay Anderson asked Malcolm to be Richard Harris's dialect coach in the 1963 film This Sporting Life, also starring William Hartnell. In the 1970s he was artistic director of York's Theatre Royal, and also set up a production company with actor David Jason called Topaz Productions. In 1994 he wrote the book The Actor and the Camera.
Peter Diamond (Davis) Aug 10 1929 to Mar 27 2004 (stroke)
Doctor Who credits
Stunts: The Daleks (1964, uncredited), The Rescue (1965, uncredited), The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Fight arranger: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Romans (1965), The Space Museum (1965), The Chase (1965), The Highlanders (1966-67), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The War Games (1969), The Daemons (1971)
Played: Delos in The Romans (1965)
Played: Morok technician/ guard in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Sailor in The Highlanders (1966-67)
Played: Davis in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Extra in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Double for Dr Who/ Salamander in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Confederate horseman in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Alien guard in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Peter was one of the most prolific stuntmen in the UK, starting out on The Three Musketeers (1954), followed by The Gordon Honour (1955-56), The Cabin in the Clearing (1959), Ghost Squad (1963), Children of the Damned (1964), Carry On Cleo (1964), Alfie (1966), Follyfoot (1971), Star Wars (1977), Poldark (1977), Return of the Saint (1978-79), Dick Turpin (1979), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Superman II (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Return of the Jedi (1983), Lifeforce (1985), Superman IV (1987), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), TECX (1990), Zorro (1990-93, some episodes of which he also directed), Highlander (1992-93), Hamish Macbeth (1995-96), One Foot in the Grave (1996), Oktober (1998), Monarch of the Glen (2002) and Heartbeat (1996-2004), as well as a great many James Bond and Hammer films.
Peter learnt his craft from Hollywood action man Errol Flynn. He will be remembered by a generation of Star Wars fans as the Tusken Raider who attacks Luke in the original film, as well as the man who devised the definitive method of handling a light saber! He died returning home to Durham from Yorkshire after being on the set of the drama Heartbeat as its stunt coordinator (aged 74!).
Angus Lennie (Storr) Apr 18 1930 to Sep 14 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played: Storr in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Angus in Terror of the Zygons (1975)
Angus first appeared in The Mortimer Touch (1957) and later Para Handy - Master Mariner (1959-60), Tunes of Glory (1960), Petticoat Pirates (1961), The Great Escape (1963), 633 Squadron (1964), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1967), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), The Borderers (1970), Paul Temple (1971), The Onedin Line (1973), One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975), Send in the Girls (1978), Doom Castle (1980), Lovejoy (1986), Hannay (1988), All Night Long (1994), The Upper Hand (1995), Dad (1997) and Monarch of the Glen (2002-03). His most famous role was as chef Shughie McFee in the soap Crossroads (1974-80/85), as well as Murdoch in HMS Paradise (1964-65).
Peter Sallis (Penley) Feb 1 1921 to Jun 2 2017
Peter first emerged in 1947's A Midsummer Night's Dream, then The March of the Peasants (1952), Strange Experiences (1956), The Black Arrow (1958), The Widow of Bath (1959), The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), The Mouse on the Moon (1963), Clash By Night (1964), Charlie Bubbles (1967), Scream and Scream Again (1970), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Wuthering Heights (1970), Catweazle (1970), The Moonstone (1972), The Pallisers (1974), The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976-78, as Mr Gudgin), The Haunting of Julia (1977), Leave it to Charlie (1978), Strangers and Brothers (1984), The New Statesman (1987), Rumpole of the Bailey (1992), Holby City (2001), Belonging (2004) and Kingdom (2009). He is best known as Norman Clegg in every single one of the 295 episodes of the world's longest running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine (1973-2010), as well as Clegg's father in spin-off First of the Summer Wine (1988-89). His distinctive voice is that of eccentric inventor Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit animations since 1989, and that of Ratty in The Wind in the Willows (1984-88) and Oh! Mr Toad (1989-90).
2007: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Peter was cast as Striker in the Doctor Who story Enlightenment (1983) until industrial action forced him to pull out (the role was eventually played by Keith Barron). Peter retired due to the effects of macular degeneration, and died peacefully in the actors' home Denville Hall. His son is production designer Crispian Sallis, who has worked on the sets for the likes of Camelot, The Tudors, Gladiator and 12 Monkeys.
Roy Skelton (Computer 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)
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.
Bernard Bresslaw (Ice Warrior Varga) Feb 25 1934 to Jun 11 1993 (heart attack)
6ft 7in Bernard made his first appearance in The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954), followed by roles in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956), Blood of the Vampire (1958), Too Many Crooks (1959), Meet the Champ (1960), Alice Through the Looking Box (1960), Our House (1961-62), Danger Man (1965), Emergency Ward 10 (1966), Mum's Boys (1968), Tickertape (1968, as presenter), Spring and Port Wine (1970), Up Pompeii (1971), Clochemerle (1972), Ooh La La! (1973), Vampira (1974), One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975), Jabberwocky (1977), Hawk the Slayer (1980), Terry and June (1982), Krull (1983), The Giddy Game Show (1985), Mann's Best Friends (1985), T-Bag Bounces Back (1987), The Book Tower (1987), Asterix and the Big Fight (1989), Virtual Murder (1992), Leon the Pig Farmer (1992) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993). Bernard is best remembered as one of the regular Carry On film gang, appearing in 14 movies (1966-75) as well as the Carry On Christmas specials (1969-73) and Carry On Laughing series (1975). He also secured earlier fame as Private "Popeye" Popplewell in The Army Game (1957-58, alongside William Hartnell) and its spin-off I Only Arsked! (1958).
Bernard had two Top 10 hits in 1958 - the solo release Mad Passionate Love, and along with Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson, The Signature Tune of The Army Game. In 1991 he appeared in an advert for British Telecom alongside The Idiot's Lantern's Maureen Lipman.
Roger Jones (Ice Warrior Zondal)
Other work includes Crossroads (1964), Ironhand (1965), The Wars of the Roses (1965-66), The Deadly Affair (1967) and Home Sweet Honeycombe (1968).
Sonny Caldinez (Ice Warrior Turoc) 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)
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).
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.
Tony Harwood (Ice Warrior Rintan) Dec 17 1929 to Aug 11 2005
Doctor Who credits
Played: Cyberman in The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967)
Played: Yeti in The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
Played: Ice Warrior in The Ice Warriors (1967), The Seeds of Death (1969), The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Flynn in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Further credits include Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Maigret at Bay (1969) and The Regiment (1972).
Michael Attwell (Ice Warrior Isbur) Jan 16 1943 to Mar 18 2006
Doctor Who credits
Played: Isbur in The Ice Warriors (1967)
Played: Bates in Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Doctor Who was Michael's first credit, after which he appeared in The First Churchills (1969), Turtle's Progress (1979-80), Bergerac (1983), Oliver Twist (1985), Are You Being Served? (1985), CATS Eyes (1987), Buster (1988), Westbeach (1993), The Scarlet and the Black (1993), Bugs (1995), Wycliffe (1997-98, as Stevens), My Family (2001), Daniel Deronda (2002), Dinotopia (2003), Trial and Retribution (2004), Hotel Babylon (2006) and Agatha Christie's Marple (2006). He may be best remembered as Kenny Beale in the soap EastEnders (1988).
Michael, 6ft 4in, was also a political cartoonist for the News of the World, The People and The Sun in the 1980s, using the name Zoke, and also drew comic strips for the likes of Bunty, Hotspur, Whizzer and Chips and Buster. His son is TV producer Jake Attwell.
Brian Hayles (writer) Mar 7 1931 to Oct 30 1978
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Celestial Toymaker (1966), The Smugglers (1966), The Ice Warriors (1967), The Seeds of Death (1969), The Curse of Peladon (1972), The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Brian had previously written for Suspense (1963), Public Eye (1965) and United! (1965), and went on to write for series such as Doomwatch (1971-72), The Regiment (1973), Warlords of Atlantis (1978), The Moon Stallion (1978) and Arabian Adventure (1979). Brian also wrote scripts for BBC radio soap The Archers, and wrote a novel based on the series in 1975. He penned numerous children's stage plays, including The Curse of the Labyrinth, The Doomsday Buttons and The Hour of the Werewolf.
In a rare interview, Brian said: "I wanted to keep the Toymaker very vague, I didn’t want to explain exactly who he was. At the time, I had grand visions of his becoming like the Daleks, coming back again and again, and then of course something very like that happened a few years later with the Master."
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).
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).
In his later years Derek was heavily involved with the Chiswick Pier Trust, of which he was a director.
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)
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).
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.
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)
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.
He was for a time married to actress Shirley Cooklin, who appeared in The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).