Thursday, March 27, 2014

The War Games

"Well fancy meeting you chaps here!"
Ten episodes (Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Five, Episode Six, Episode Seven, Episode Eight, Episode Nine, Episode Ten)
First broadcast Apr 19 to Jun 21 1969
Average audience for serial: 4.94m


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).
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).
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.

Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot) Born Dec 7 1947
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zoe Heriot in 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 appearance in The Five Doctors (1983)
Career highlights
Coming second in the 1964 talent series Search for a Star (the winner was Judi Johnson, who appeared uncredited in two Carry On films, then disappeared back into obscurity), Wendy secured a role in the soap Crossroads as Stevie Harris, Meg Mortimer's foster daughter, and also appeared briefly in Charlie Bubbles (1967), Aladdin (1967) and The Dickie Henderson Show (1968) before getting the role of Zoe. After leaving Doctor Who she found work as a co-presenter on the second series of the musical game show Score with the Scaffold (1970), as well as acting roles in The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), Z Cars (1971), Seasons of the Year (1971), Crown Court (1974), The Many Wives of Patrick (1976), Emmerdale Farm (1987) and The Bill (1991). She also had a regular role as Sue Craig in Freewheelers (1971-73), and took presenting roles on You and Me (1976) and Merry-Go-Round (1977).
Wendy stopped acting in the early 1990s to become a theatrical agent, and counted Doctor Who luminaries Nicholas Courtney, Mark Strickson, Colin Baker and Matt Smith among her clients. Wendy was, until 1987, married to actor Melvyn Hayes. Wendy made a return to Doctor Who in 1974, playing companion Jenny to Trevor Martin's Doctor in the stageplay Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Her daughter is actress Charley Hayes.

Jane Sherwin (Lady Jennifer Buckingham)
Career highlights
Debuting in Doctor Who, Jane went on to appear in Paul Temple (1971), Barlow (1974), Blake's 7 (1979), Agony (1981) and Cribb (1981).
Jane was married to Doctor Who producer Derrick Sherwin between 1956-82.

John Livesey (German soldier)
Career highlights
Debuting in Doctor Who, John went on to appear in The Expert (1969), Special Branch (1969), Ivanhoe (1970), Colditz (1974), Love Among the Artists (1979), Threads (1984) and Minder (1985). He regularly played PC Stack in Z Cars in 1969.

Bernard Davies (German soldier) Nov 19 1923 to Sep 21 2010 (heart attack)
Career highlights
Bernard, who could speak six languages, debuted in The Wallet (1952), after which he appeared in The Human Jungle (1963), Danger Man (1964), Mystery Hall (1967), Hell Boats (1970) and Justice (1971).
In 1958 he won £6,000 on the quiz show Twenty One, and for several years, until the category was deleted, his name appeared annually in the Guinness Book of Records as winner of the largest cash prize ever on a British television quiz show. Bernard was also an avid Sherlock Holmes aficionado (for the last 20 years of his life he even lived in a house in Norwood, significant in Holmes lore), and in his essay The Back Yards of Baker Street (written for the Sherlock Holmes Society of London) he established beyond reasonable doubt the true location of the fictional 221B Baker Street (it's actually 31 Baker Street!). In 1973 Bernard and fellow actor Bruce Wightman (who also appeared in Doctor Who) established the Dracula Society, which took groups of tourists out to Transylvania and Whitby. In 1986 Bernard was made a Freeman of the City of London due to his extraordinary knowledge of the capital, and he was always so proud of the fact that one of his grandfathers was an investigating officer in Whitechapel at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. On August 24th, 2010, Bernard fell in the street near his house and broke his hip.

David Savile (Lieutenant Carstairs) Born Nov 3 1936
Doctor Who credits
Played: Lieutenant Carstairs in The War Games (1969)
Played: Winser in The Claws of Axos (1971)
Played: Crichton in The Five Doctors (1983)
Career highlights
David's career has been busy since he made his first appearance in a 1965 episode of Out of the Unknown, including Pride and Prejudice (1967), The Power Game (1969), Hell Boats (1970), The Man Who Was Hunting Himself (1972), The Big Sleep (1978), Out (1978), Kinvig (1981), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Shine On Harvey Moon (1985), Howards' Way (1988), Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992), The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995), Peak Practice (1999), Cambridge Spies (2003), New Tricks (2004) and Tan Lines (2005). He also regularly played Lieutenant Commander Beaumont in over 30 episodes of Warship (1973-76) and Max Barker in Kinsey (1991-92).
His wife is actress Lois Baxter, who appeared in The Androids of Tara (1978).

Terence Bayler (Major Barrington) Jan 24 1930 to Aug 2 2016
Doctor Who credits
Played: Yendom in The Ark (1966)
Played: Major Barrington in The War Games (1969)
Career highlights
New Zealander Terence's career began in Broken Barrier (1952) and has seen roles in Hamlet (1961), Moonstrike (1963), Mogul (1969), The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971), The Brothers (1974), The Rutles: All You Need is Cash (1978), Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), She-Wolf of London (1990), Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Dangerfield (1995) Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (2001), Life Begins (2005), Chemical Wedding (2008) and We Know What We Know (2010).
He was once married to actress Bridget Armstrong.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Terence here.

Brian Forster (Sergeant Willis) May 31 1936 to Sep 1999
Career highlights
Brian's other work included Blinker's Spy-Spotter (1972), Village Hall (1974) and A Question of Guilt (1980).

Noel Coleman (General Smythe) Nov 26 1919 to Oct 12 2007
Career highlights
Debuting in The Undefeated (1949), Noel's CV took in Five Children and It (1951), The Count of Monte Cristo (1956), Captain Pugwash (1957, as narrator), Emergency Ward 10 (1961), Lorna Doone (1963), The Revenue Men (1967), Ivanhoe (1970), Doctor At Large (1971), Sykes (1972), The Dick Emery Show (1973), The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (1974), Mind Your Language (1978), Don't Wait Up (1983), Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1985), The Monocled Mutineer (1986), Red Dwarf (1988), Chancer (1991), Land of Hope and Gloria (1992), The Detectives (1993) and Bermuda Grace (1994). He also had a regular role as Colonel Shaw-Camberley in Virgin of the Secret Service (1968).

Hubert Rees (Captain Ransom) Apr 27 1928 to Oct 20 2009
Doctor Who credits
Played: Chief engineer in Fury from the Deep (1968)
Played: Captain Ransom in The War Games (1969)
Played: John Stevenson in The Seeds of Doom (1976)
Career highlights
Hubert's career began with 1958's Uncle Harry, followed by roles in 1962's Richard the Lionheart, Ring Out an Alibi (1964), Menace (1970), Fish (1973), Public Eye (1971-75, as George), The Government Inspector (1976), Sweeney 2 (1978), The Sandbaggers (1978), Buccaneer (1980), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, as Inspector Lestrade to Tom Baker's Sherlock Holmes), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982), The Baker Street Boys (1983, as Dr Watson), Howards' Way (1985), Chance in a Million (1986), Jeeves and Wooster (1991), Dandelion Dead (1994), Class Act (1995), Darklands (1996) and Sunburn (2000).

Esmond Webb (Sergeant Major Burns) May 2 1927 to Jan 1981
Career highlights
Esmond's other work includes The Appleyards (1956), Kenilworth (1957), Private Investigator (1959), Z Cars (1965), The Jazz Age (1968), Sentimental Education (1970), Ivanhoe (1970), Woodstock (1973), The Brothers (1976), Poldark (1977), Thomas and Sarah (1979) and Cover (1981). His final role was as Man with Dog in Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle, which was filmed in 1976 but not broadcast until 1987, six years after Esmond's death. The film was banned for nine years as it included a rape scene.

Tony McEwan (Redcoat)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Redcoat in The War Games (1969)
Played: Baldwin in Planet of Evil (1975)
Career highlights
Tony's further credits include Z Cars (1972), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), Juliet Bravo (1982) and Howards' Way (1986).

Richard Steele (Commander Gorton) Nov 15 1926 to Apr 30 2004
Doctor Who credits
Played: Commander Gorton in The War Games (1969)
Played: Sergeant Hart in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Guard in The Mark of the Rani (1985)
Career highlights
Richard started his CV off with Quatermass and the Pit in 1959, then subsequently appeared in Suspense (1962), Sergeant Cork (1963), The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968), Coronation Street (1970), The Witch's Daughter (1971), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), The Venturers (1975), The Stars Look Down (1975), Within These Walls (1975-76), Grange Hill (1978), All Creatures Great and Small (1978), The Glums (1979), Juliet Bravo (1982), Bergerac (1983), No 73 (1983), Grange Hill (1984), First Among Equals (1986) and Three Up Two Down (1989). He also appeared regularly as PC Pierce in Andy Robson (1982-83).

Peter Stanton (Military chauffeur)
Career highlights
Peter's only other credits are Softly Softly (1969) and The Great Wall of China (1970).

Pat Gorman (Military policeman)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Freedom fighter/ Rebel in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964, uncredited)
Played: Planetarian in Mission to the Unknown (1965, uncredited)
Played: Greek soldier in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited)
Played: Guard in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966, uncredited), The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited), Day of the Daleks (1972, uncredited), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited), The Green Death (1973, uncredited), The Monster of Peladon (1974, uncredited), Robot (1974-75, uncredited), The Seeds of Doom (1976, uncredited), The Deadly Assassin (1976, uncredited)
Played: Worker in The War Machines (1966, uncredited), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited)
Played: Monk in The Abominable Snowmen (1967, uncredited)
Played: Cyberman in The Invasion (1968), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited)
Played: Military policeman in The War Games (1969)
Played: Silurian in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Technician in The Ambassadors of Death (1970, uncredited)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Played: Auton leader in Terror of the Autons (1971)
Played: Primitive in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Voice in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Long/ colonist in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Coven member in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Film cameraman in Day of the Daleks (1972, uncredited)
Played: Sea Devil in The Sea Devils (1972), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Played: UNIT soldier in The Three Doctors (1972-73, uncredited), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Played: 'Nuthutch' resident in The Green Death (1973, uncredited)
Played: Thal soldier in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Soldier in The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Caves of Androzani (1984, uncredited)
Played: Brother in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited)
Played: Medic in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Kro in The Ribos Operation (1978, uncredited)
Played: Pilot in The Armageddon Factor (1979)
Played: Thug in City of Death (1979, uncredited)
Played: Gundan in Warriors' Gate (1981, uncredited)
Played: Foster in The Keeper of Traken (1981, uncredited)
Played: Grogan in Enlightenment (1983, uncredited)
Career highlights
Many of Pat's roles in other TV shows and films went uncredited too, including Girl in the Headlines (1963), The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67), The Prisoner (1967), Dad's Army (1969), Trog (1970), Fawlty Towers (1975), The Sweeney (1975), The Sandbaggers (1978), The Tomorrow People (1979), Secret Army (1978-79), The Plank (1979), Hammer House of Horror (1980), The Elephant Man (1980), The Nightmare Man (1981), Blake's 7 (1978-81), Minder (1979-82), The Professionals (1978-82), The Young Ones (1982), Batman (1989), Dark Season (1991) and Soldier, Soldier (1994).

David Valla (Lieutenant Crane) Born Jan 17 1941
Career highlights
David's other credits include R3 (1965), Open All Hours (1973), The Nearly Man (1975) and The Liver Birds (1974/76), but his most memorable role was as barman Bill Warren in soap Crossroads in 1976.
David (real name Halliwell) left drama school in 1962 and spent the rest of the decade working for BBC Radio. His first marriage broke down in 1970, but he then met an American woman who he subsequently married, and much later moved to live in Los Angeles. In his time he has run a delicatessen, led radio broadcasts and tinkered with vintage cars (particularly Bentleys). His first wife was actor Wanda Moore, who appeared in The Time Monster (1972).

Gregg Palmer (Lieutenant Lucke)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Shav in The Tenth Planet (1966)
Played: Gern in The Tenth Planet (1966)
Played: Lieutenant Lucke in The War Games (1969)
Gregg had roles in the final stories of both the First and Second Doctors, which puts him in a very small club of people who appear in two different Doctors' regeneration stories (there are others, such as Patrick Troughton, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Barrowman and Matt Smith). Gregg - born Donald van der Maaten - is often confused with the American actor of the same stage name, but they are different performers. Unfortunately, unlike his Stateside counterpart, Gregg's CV is very short (in fact, just Doctor Who!).

David Garfield (Von Weich)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Von Weich in The War Games (1969)
Played: Neeva in The Face of Evil (1977)
Career highlights
David's debut came in 1962's The Keep, after which he appeared in Merry-Go-Round (1965), The Spies (1966), The Prisoner (1967), Manhunt (1970), Elizabeth R (1971), Fish (1973), Anne of Avonlea (1975), The Changes (1975), Poems and Pints (1975), Poldark (1975-76), Lorna Doone (1976), Everyman (1978), A Question of Guilt (1980), Citizen Smith (1980), The District Nurse (1987), Cadfael (1994), Born and Bred (2005), The IT Crowd (2006) and Stella (2012). He also wrote over 30 scripts for soap Crossroads between 1974-84.

Edward Brayshaw (War Chief) Oct 18 1933 to Dec 28 1990 (throat cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Leon Colbert in The Reign of Terror (1964)
Played: War Chief in The War Games (1969)
Career highlights
Edward's CV began with Trip-Tease and High C's (1959), then Mine Own Executioner (1960), 633 Squadron (1964), the title character in A Man Called Harry Brent (1965), Virgin of the Secret Service (1968), The Avengers (1969), Moonbase 3 (1973), Great Expectations (1974), The Changes (1975), Return of the Saint (1979), The Bill (1984) and Bergerac (1989). He also played Rochefort in The Three Musketeers and The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers (1966-67), and will be best remembered as Harold Meaker in Rentaghost (1976-84).

Bill Hutchinson (Sergeant Thompson) Jul 22 1920 to Sep 25 2006
Career highlights
Bill's further work included Softly Softly (1966), Battle Beneath the Earth (1967), The Adding Machine (1969), Carry On Emmannuelle (1978), Murrow (1986), Bullseye! (1990) and To Be the Best (1992).

Terry Adams (Corporal Riley) Died 2013
Career highlights
Terry also appeared in Gazette (1968) and When the Boat Comes In (1977).

Leslie Schofield (Leroy) Born Dec 12 1938
Doctor Who credits
Played: Leroy in The War Games (1969)
Played: Calib in The Face of Evil (1977)
Career highlights
Character actor Leslie debuted in The Body Stealers (1969), after which he became a prolific face on British screens, notably in Department S (1969), Manhunt (1970), New Scotland Yard (1972), Menace (1973), Boy Dominic (1974), Rentaghost (1976), Star Wars (1977), Blake's 7 (1978), Force 10 from Navarone (1978), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1978-79, as Tim), Grandad (1980), Hallelujah! (1983), Oliver Twist (1985), Clockwise (1986), Jonny Briggs (1985-87, as Jonny's dad), Gentlemen and Players (1988-89), Tricky Business (1991), Coronation Street (1992-93), The Brittas Empire (1994), Wokenwell (1997), The Last Detective (2003) and Midsomer Murders (2006). Two of his most memorable running roles were as Jeff Healy in soap EastEnders (1997-2000) and as security guard Len in sitcom The Smoking Room (2004-05).

Vernon Dobtcheff (Scientist) Born Aug 14 1934
Career highlights
The frighteningly prolific Vernon was born in France and made his screen debut in Compact (1963), followed by roles in Martin Chuzzlewit (1964), Front Page Story (1965), Breaking Point (1966), A Dandy in Aspic (1968), The Assassination Bureau (1969), The Beast in the Cellar (1970), Ace of Wands (1970), Them (1970), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), The Protectors (1973), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Fall of Eagles (1974), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Venturers (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Lillie (1978), Blake's 7 (1979), Nijinsky (1980), Condorman (1981), Marco Polo (1983), The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984), Much Ado About Nothing (1984), Caravaggio (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Mr Majeika (1988/90), The Krays (1990), Sharpe's Sword (1995), England, My England (1995), Jude (1996), Father Ted (1998), David Copperfield (2000), White Teeth (2002), An American Haunting (2005), Rome (2007), Grand Star (2007-08), Apparitions (2008), The Borgias (2011-13), Seven Lucky Gods (2014), The Invisible Boy (2014), Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (2015), Emerald City (2017) and Transfert (2017).
As his Doctor Who character, Vernon became the first actor to say the Time Lords' name on screen. In his 2006 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, actor Rupert Everett reveals Vernon's extraordinary reputation as the "patron saint" of the acting profession, stating that he was "legendary not so much for his acting as for his magical ability to catch every first night in the country". If unable to attend an opening night, Vernon will still send the cast a card wishing the production good luck.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Vernon here.

Rudolph Walker (Harper) Born Sep 28 1939
Career highlights
Trinidadian Rudolph debuted in Fable (1965), followed by United! (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), On the Buses (1969), 10 Rillington Place (1971), The Fosters (1976), The Chinese Detective (1982), Black Silk (1985), Mr Bean (1990), King Ralph (1991), Bodger and Badger (1991), Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bugs (1997), Ali G Indahouse (2002), Hit for Six (2007), Hero (2017) and Michael: The Michael Watson Story (2017). Recurring roles include Bill Reynolds in the sitcom Love Thy Neighbour (1972-76, the first mainstream black character role on British TV), Sebastian Moses in Empire Road (1978-79), PC Gladstone in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995-96) and Langley Crouch in The Crouches (2003-05), although he may be best recognised as playing Patrick Trueman in more than 1,000 episode of the soap EastEnders since 2001. He also provided voices for the children's series Teletubbies (1997).
2006: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
In 2009 he launched The Rudolph Walker Foundation, whose aims includes helping to provide opportunities and incentives for disadvantaged youth starting out on an entertainment career.
This is Your Life: Rudolph was the subject of BBC TV's This is Your Life on November 22nd, 1999, surprised by host Michael Aspel on his 60th birthday at Lord's Cricket Club.

John Atterbury (Alien guard) Born Aug 4 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: White Robot in The Mind Robber (1968)
Played: Alien guard in The War Games (1969)
Career highlights
John's other roles include Time of My Life (1980), Scarlett (1994), The Parent Trap (1998), Gosford Park (2001), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Robin Hood (2010) and Love's Kitchen (2011).
John acts a lot for radio plays and narrates audiobooks for the blind.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with John here.

Michael Lynch (Spencer) Died 2012
Doctor Who credits
Played: Spencer in The War Games (1969)
Played: Thal politician in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Morning After (1962), then The Saint (1964), The Woman in White (1966), The Avengers (1967), The Last of the Mohicans (1971) and Woodstock (1973).

Graham Weston (Russell) Born Sep 10 1944
Doctor Who credits
Played: Russell in The War Games (1969)
Played: De Haan in Planet of Evil (1975)
Career highlights
Graham's debut came in The Hen House (1964), followed by roles in Rainbow City (1967), Parkin's Patch (1969), Ivanhoe (1970), The Brothers (1972), The Dragon's Opponent (1973), My Brother's Keeper (1975-76), Crown Court (1974-77, as DS Fenton), Coronation Street (1978), Empire Road (1978), Tess (1979), Prisoners of Conscience (1981), Angels (1983), London's Burning (1989), Chalkface (1991) and Lovejoy (1992). He regularly played Gregg Harris in soap United! (1965-67) and Colin Dutton in Crossroads (1979).
Graham's wife was actor Pamela Greenall.

James Bree (Security Chief) Jul 20 1923 to Dec 1 2008
Doctor Who credits
Played: Security Chief in The War Games (1969)
Played: Nefred in Full Circle (1980)
Played: Keeper of the Matrix in The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
Career highlights
James's earliest appearance was in What's in Store (1953), then Give Them a Ring (1954), Stage By Stage: The Relapse, or Virtue in Danger (1954), Just My Luck (1957), Probation Officer (1962), R3 (1965), The Prisoner (1968), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), On the Buses (1971), Ace of Wands (1972), The Donati Conspiracy (1973), I, Claudius (1976), Secret Army (1977), Rumpole of the Bailey (1979), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Galloping Galaxies! (1985-86), Executive Stress (1986), Without a Clue (1988), Anna Lee (1994), Silent Witness (1996) and Ruth Rendell: The Orchard Walls (1998). James also appeared in the Doctor Who fan video spin-off Downtime (1995) and Lust in Space (1998, his final work).
He was a close friend of Doctor Who film actor Peter Cushing, and read a tribute out at his funeral. James suffered a stroke in 1998 which left him without the power of speech for the rest of his life. James was born as James Rutherfoord Worsfold Thomson, but became Thomson-Bree (just Bree professionally) after inheriting land from his great-uncle, Archdeacon William Bree. Through this inheritance, James became patron of the benefice and rectory of Allesley in Coventry. James's long-time partner, Albert Yates, died in 2006.

Charles Pemberton (Alien technician) Sep 19 1939 to May 13 2007 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Cyberman in The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967)
Played: Alien technician in The War Games (1969)
Career highlights
Charles' debut came in Crossroads (1964), The Man in Room 17 (1965), Callan (1970), My Wife Next Door (1972), Coronation Street (1973), Doctor in Charge (1973), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976), Sapphire and Steel (1979), Minder (1980), Sink or Swim (1981), A Fine Romance (1983), The Box of Delights (1984), Bread (1987), Simon and the Witch (1987-88), The Upper Hand (1990), Virtual Murder (1992), Pat and Margaret (1994), The Vicar of Dibley (1999) and Foyle's War (1994).
Charles' partner of 39 years was fellow actor David Cleeve (who himself appeared in Doctor Who several times as an uncredited extra between 1973-80, and credited as David Woolliscroft in The Space Museum (1965)). Charles, who was an accomplished magician and held the Inner Magic Circle Silver Star, had his own one-man show which he toured the world with entitled WS Gilbert: A Disagreeable Man?. Charles also played Yorkshireman Alf in a series of TV commercials for John Smith's Bitter.

David Troughton (Moor) Born Jun 9 1950
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guard in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Moor in The War Games (1969)
Played: King Peladon in The Curse of Peladon (1972)
Played: Professor Hobbes in Midnight (2008)
Career highlights
David - the son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton - made his acting debut aged 13 in The Tin Whistle Man in 1963, then appeared in two of his father's Doctor Who stories until moving on to roles in The Regiment (1972), Wessex Tales (1973), David Copperfield (1974), Our Mutual Friend (1976), Survivors (1976), Crime and Punishment (1979), Smuggler (1981), Dance with a Stranger (1985), Bergerac (1989), Tales of Sherwood Forest (1989), Rab C Nesbitt (1990), Boon (1992), Bonjour la Classe (1993), Underworld (1997), Cider with Rosie (1998), Paradise Heights (2002), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Jericho (2005), Outnumbered (2011), Father Brown (2014), The Interceptor (2015), Unforgotten (2015), Grantchester (2014-16), The Hollow Crown (2016), The Levelling (2016) and ChickLit (2016). David also enjoyed regular roles as Lieutenant Richard Bravington in Wings (1976-78), Dr Bob Buzzard in A Very Peculiar Practice (1986-88) and A Very Polish Practice (1992), Hurry Fenwick in Casualty 1906/1907/1909 (2006-09), Ricky Hanson in New Tricks (2006-09) and Stan Astill in The Cafe (2011-13). In 2014 he took over the role of Tony Archer in BBC radio soap The Archers, which had been played by Colin Skipp for 46 years.
David played his father's role of the Second Doctor in a 2011 BBC audio featuring Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor. Here's a quick Troughton dynasty rundown - David, who is married to actress Alison Groves, has an actor half-brother called Michael, while David's son Sam is also in the profession (memorably playing Much in the BBC's 21st century version of Robin Hood). Another son, Jim, is a professional cricket player, and last but not least there's William (Wigsy), who is also an actor. David's nephew (Michael's son) is Harry Melling, an actor best known as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. In the early 1970s David shared a flat with fellow actor Colin Baker, who would go on to become the Sixth Doctor and star opposite David's father in Doctor Who in 1985. Colin was also the best man at David and Alison's wedding, and is godfather to Sam Troughton. It's almost as involved as the Davison/ Tennant clan!
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with David here.

Philip Madoc (War Lord) Jul 5 1934 to Mar 5 2012 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Brockley in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD (1966)
Played: Eelek in The Krotons (1968-69)
Played: War Lord in The War Games (1969)
Played: Solon in The Brain of Morbius (1976)
Played: Fenner in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Career highlights
Prolific Philip made his debut in 1961's On the Fiddle and went on to appear in Out of This World (1962), The Monsters (1962), The Scarlet and the Black (1965), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1965), The Power Game (1966), five episodes of The Avengers (1962-69), Man in a Suitcase (1968), The Tyrant King (1968), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), Manhunt (1970), UFO (1970-71), Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971), Woodstock (1973), Dad's Army (1973), The Inheritors (1974), Barlow At Large (1973-75, as Rizzi), Space: 1999 (1975), Porridge (1975),Survivors (1976), Another Bouquet (1977), Target (1977-78, as DS Tate), Flickers (1980), The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981, as the title character), Ennal's Point (1982), If Tomorrow Comes (1986), The Ronnie Corbett Show (1987), First Born (1988), Moonacre (1994), A Mind to Kill (1991-2002, as Detective Chief Inspector Noel Bain), Best (2000), Spine Chillers (2003), He Knew He Was Right (2004), Midsomer Murders (2007), Y Pris (2007) and Hawk (2011).
Between 1961-81 he was married to Welsh actress Ruth Madoc (of Hi-De-Hi! and Little Britain fame). In 2001 Philip - who acted as an interpreter in languages such as Welsh, Swedish, German and even Huron Indian and Mandarin before becoming an actor - was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Glamorgan.

Peter Craze (Du Pont) Born Aug 27 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dako in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Du Pont in The War Games (1969)
Played: Costa in Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Career highlights
Peter, who is the younger brother of actor Michael Craze (who played Doctor Who companion Ben Jackson), debuted in Probation Officer (1962), followed by Martin Chuzzlewit (1964), If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1968), The Beast in the Cellar (1970), My Old Man (1975), The Professionals (1978), Blake's 7 (1978/81), Bergerac (1983), The Dreamstone (1990), EastEnders (1998), Dangerous Parking (2007) and Limbo (2012). He also regularly played Kevin Barford in the soap United! (1965).
Peter went on to become a drama teacher, and was Principal of Drama Studio London between 2003-2012 and is now Artistic Consultant. His wife is actor Illona Linthwaite.

Michael Napier-Brown (Arturo Villar) Mar 17 1937 to Aug 18 2016
Career highlights
After debuting in Maigret (1963), Michael then took roles in Les Miserables (1967), The Borderers (1970), The Troubleshooters (1970), The Dick Emery Show (1976-79), 1990 (1977) and Terry and June (1980).
His wife was actress Vilma Hollingberry, who appeared in The Doctor Dances (2005). Michael started out as a journalist on the Bournemouth Daily Echo in the early 1950s, but soon fell into acting and directing for the stage in the 1960s. Michael was artistic director at various theatres over the years, including the Everyman in Cheltenham, Derby Playhouse and the Royal in Northampton, where he stayed for over 20 years. It was here he discovered the young actor Gian Sammarco, who went on to find fame in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (and of course, Doctor Who's The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1988-89)). Michael also wrote plays and pantomimes during his stint at Northampton. When the Royal Theatre merged with Derngate Concert Hall, Michael moved on, to become director of Ludlow Shakespeare Festival and production director at the Orange Tree, Richmond, and Theatre Royal, Bath.

Stephen Hubay (Petrov) Jun 16 1932 to Jan 2004
Career highlights
Hungarian Stephen's CV began with 1964's The Sullavan Brothers, followed by roles in The Baron (1966), The Saint (1967), Softly Softly (1968), The Avengers (1969), Warship (1974) and Quiller (1975).

Bernard Horsfall (Time Lord) Nov 20 1930 to Jan 28 2013
Doctor Who credits
Played: Gulliver in The Mind Robber (1968)
Played: Time Lord in The War Games (1969)
Played: Taron in Planet of the Daleks (1973)
Played: Chancellor Goth in The Deadly Assassin (1976)
Career highlights
Prolific character actor Bernard debuted in The Steel Bayonet (1957) and went on to appear in Dancers in Mourning (1959), The Angry Silence (1960), Captain Moonlight: Man of Mystery (1960), Pathfinders to Space (1960), Family Solicitor (1961), Harpers West One (1962), Guns at Batasi (1964), The Avengers (1965/67/68), Department S (1969), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Ivanhoe (1970), Elizabeth R (1971), Freewheelers (1973), Harriet's Back in Town (1973), South Riding (1974), Within These Walls (1976), Big Boy Now! (1977), Enemy at the Door (1978-80, as Dr Philip Martel), Minder (1982), Gandhi (1982), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988), The Bill (1989), Thatcher: The Final Days (1991), Virtual Murder (1992), Braveheart (1995), Murder Rooms (2000), Doctors (2005) and Stone of Destiny (2008).
Bernard claimed he was a descendant of William the Conqueror. In the 1980s Bernard moved with his actress wife Jane Jordan Rogers to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he became a crofter, producing fruit and vegetables. His son Christian predeceased him in 2012.

Trevor Martin (Second Time Lord) Nov 17 1929 to Oct 5 2017
Doctor Who credits
Played: Time Lord in The War Games (1969)
Played: Doctor Who in Doctor Who and the Daleks in The Seven Keys to Doomsday (stage, 1974)
Played: Kaido in The Paradise of Death (radio, 1993)
Played: Guard in The Paradise of Death (radio, 1993)
Played: Ungar in The Paradise of Death (radio, 1993)
Played: Custodian of data store in The Paradise of Death (radio, 1993)
Played: Jenhegger in The Paradise of Death (radio, 1993)
Career highlights
Trevor made his screen debut in Tomorrow Mr Tompio! And About Time Too! (1958), followed by Medico (1959), Three Golden Nobles (1959), Sherlock Holmes (1965), Orlando (1966), The Troubleshooters (1967), Edward II (1970), Churchill's People (1975), The Onedin Line (1979), Krull (1983, as the uncredited voice of the Beast), Angels (1983), Coronation Street (1966/84), The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1991), Taggart (1996), Harry Enfield and Chums (1997), The Ambassador (1999), Beast (2001), The Romantics (2006), Whitechapel (2010) and Call the Midwife (2013).
Trevor was the first actor to portray the Doctor on stage. In 2008 Trevor returned to his role of an alternative Fourth Doctor for an audio adaptation of The Seven Keys to Doomsday. He was holidaying in Bulgaria when he was taken ill. His wife was actress Hermione Gregory, while one of his children is the Labour Party politician Sandy Martin, MP for Ipswich.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Trevor here.

Clyde Pollitt (Third Time Lord) Apr 17 1924 to Nov 10 1989
Doctor Who credits
Played: Time Lord in The War Games (1969), The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Career highlights
Clyde's work began with How Green Was My Valley (1960), after which he popped up in Scotland Yard (1960), Sherlock Holmes (1968), Ivanhoe (1970), Soap Opera in Stockwell (1973), Moll Flanders (1975), Clayhanger (1976), Lady Jane (1986) and The War of the Roses (1990).
His brother was actor Derek Pollitt, who appeared in Doctor Who three times himself. With Derek and second brother Brian, the siblings ran theatre companies in Clacton-on-Sea and North Wales in the 1950s and 60s, after which Clyde worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Shakespeare Company.

Clare Jenkins (Tanya Lernov)
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).

Note: Other actors credited in the Radio Times for Episode Ten but not on screen include Freddie Wilson (Quark - see The Dominators), John Levene (Yeti - see The Invasion), Tony Harwood (Ice Warrior - see The Ice Warriors), Roy Pearce (Cyberman - see The Mutants) and Robert Jewell (Dalek - see The Daleks).


Terrance Dicks (writer and script editor) Born Apr 14 1935
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The War Games, Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Planet of the Spiders (1968-74)
Wrote: The War Games (1969), Robot (1974-75), The Brain of Morbius (1976, as Robin Bland), Horror of Fang Rock (1977), State of Decay (1980), The Five Doctors (1983)
Played: Man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Career highlights
Prolific writer Terrance also wrote for Crossroads (1964), The Avengers (1962-69), Moonbase 3 (1973), Space: 1999 (1976) and Beau Geste (1982). He took script editor duties on Moonbase 3 (1973), Great Expectations (1981), Stalky & Co. (1982), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, with Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes), Dombey and Son (1983), Jane Eyre (1983), The Invisible Man (1984) and The Pickwick Papers (1985). As a producer, he worked on Oliver Twist (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Brat Farrar (1986), David Copperfield (1986), The Diary of Anne Frank (1987) and Vanity Fair (1987).
Terrance has maintained his links to Doctor Who over the years, having written over 60 TV story novelisations, as well as two stageplays - Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday (1974) and The Ultimate Adventure (1989) - a number of spin-off video and audio dramas, and original titles in the Virgin New Adventures, Missing Adventures, BBC Books and Quick Reads ranges. Away from Doctor Who, Terrance has also written extensively for children's fiction and non-fiction book ranges since 1976, including Star Quest, The Mounties, The Baker Street Irregulars, Cry Vampire, The Adventures of Goliath, Chronicles of a Computer Game Addict, The Unexplained and many more.

Malcolm Hulke (writer) Nov 21 1924 to Jul 6 1979
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Faceless Ones (1967), The War Games (1969), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970), The Ambassadors of Death (1970), Colony in Space (1971), The Sea Devils (1972), Frontier in Space (1973), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
Career highlights
He had earlier written for This Day in Fear (1958), Gert and Daisy (1959), Target Luna (1960), the Pathfinders series (1960-61), Ghost Squad (1961), Sergeant Cork (1963), The Protectors (1964) and Danger Man (1965), and his career also saw him penning nine scripts for The Avengers (1962-69), Woobinda, Animal Doctor (1969-70) and Crossroads (1972-74).
He was also author of the industry "bible" Writing for Television in the 70s (1974), and in the 1950s was a member of the British Communist Party. In 1959 he helped to set up the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. His other non-Who titles included Bring Your Own Towel (1977) and The Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine and Self-Help (1978). Malcolm's first connection with Doctor Who was in 1963 when he pitched scripts called The Hidden Planet and Britain 408AD for Season 1, but neither were developed. Malcolm also wrote a pilot for a planned radio series starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor in the late 1960s entitled Journey into Time which was produced but never aired.

David Maloney (director) Dec 14 1933 to Jul 18 2006 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Production assistant: The Rescue (1965, uncredited), The Romans (1965, uncredited), The Time Meddler (1965, uncredited), The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited), The Ark (1966, uncredited)
Directed: The Mind Robber (1968), The Krotons (1968-69), The War Games (1969), Frontier in Space (episode 6, 1973, uncredited), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), The Deadly Assassin (1976), The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977)
Career highlights
David also directed for Ivanhoe (1970), The Last of the Mohicans (1971), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), Woodstock (1973), Angels (1976), Blake's 7 (1979-80), Juliet Bravo (1982), Maelstrom (1985), Strike It Rich! (1986) and Family Pride (1991), while taking producing duties on Blake's 7 (1978-80), When the Boat Comes In (1981) and The Day of the Triffids (1981).
David started out as a jobbing repertory actor, as well as working for the Birmingham Mail.

Derrick Sherwin (producer) Born Apr 16 1936
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Dominators, The Mind Robber (all 1968), The Space Pirates (1969)
Produced: The War Games (1969), Spearhead from Space (1970)
Wrote: The Mind Robber (episode 1, 1968, uncredited), The Invasion (1968)
Played: UNIT commissionaire in Spearhead from Space (1970, uncredited)
Career highlights
First and foremost an actor, Derrick had appeared in William Tell (1959), Danger Man (1960), Saki (1962), The Spanish Sword (1962), The Plane Makers (1964), The Baron (1967) and The Vengeance of She (1968). He also wrote scripts for Theatre 625 (1965), Boy Meets Girl (1967), Thirty-Minute Theatre (1966-67), Paul Temple (1970-71), Kim & Co (1975), Nobody's House (1976) and Magic Circle (1977), while taking producer's duties on Paul Temple (1970-71), The Man Outside (1972) and The Perils of Pendragon (1974).
Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale, a big influence on the direction Derrick took Doctor Who in Seasons 6 and 7, was Sherwin's next-door neighbour in 1969, while his wife is actress Jane Sherwin, who appeared in The War Games.

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