Saturday, April 12, 2014

Inferno

A Primord, yesterday.
Seven episodes (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7)
First broadcast May 9 to Jun 20 1970
Average audience for serial: 5.57m

CAST

Jon Pertwee (The Doctor) Jul 7 1919 to May 20 1996 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in 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 (1970-74). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993).
Jon also played the Doctor in two BBC radio plays - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996)
Career highlights
Jon made his acting debut in an uncredited role in A Yank at Oxford (1938), and then took roles in The Four Just Men (1939), Toad of Toad Hall (1946), Murder at the Windmill (1949, in which his surname was mis-spelt as Pertwer), Helter Skelter (1949), Will Any Gentleman...? (1953), Ivanhoe (1958), Just Joe (1960), Nearly a Nasty Accident (1961), four Carry On films (1964-92), Ollie and Fred's Five O'Clock Show (1965), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), The Jon Pertwee Show (1966), Beggar My Neighbour (1967), The Avengers (1967, ironically as a Brigadier), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Whodunnit! (1974-78), The Goodies (1975), One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), Wombling Free (1977), The Water Babies (1978), The Curious Case of Santa Claus (1982), The Boys in Blue (1982), Virtual Murder (1992) and Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen (1995). Aside from Doctor Who, he was most famous for playing scatty scarecrow Worzel Gummidge (1979-81 and 1987-89), voicing Spotty in the SuperTed cartoons (1982-84 & 1989), playing Chief Petty Officer Pertwee (among others) in the radio series The Navy Lark (1959-77) and hosting TV murder mystery series Whodunnit (1972-78). Jon also appeared in a number of Doctor Who spin-off videos, including The Airzone Solution (1993) and The Zero Imperative (1994).
Facts
Born John Devon Roland Pertwee (the anglicised version of the real family name of Perthuis de Laillevault), he was the son of scriptwriter Roland Pertwee, brother of writer Michael Pertwee, and cousin to actor Bill Pertwee (best known for his role in the sitcom Dad's Army). His children are actress Dariel Pertwee and actor Sean Pertwee, and he was married to actress (and Doctor Who luminary) Jean Marsh between 1955-60. During World War Two he served in the Navy aboard HMS Hood, and luckily managed to return to shore shortly before it was sunk by the Bismarck. According to his biography Moon Boots and Dinner Suits, as a young boy he played with the son of the gamekeeper on the family estate. The gamekeeper was A A Milne, and his son was Christopher, the inspiration for Milne's later tales of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. Jon was a founder member of The Waistcoat Club (of which he owned more than 300, some dating back hundreds of years to King George III), set up to counter the drabness of men's dress (film Doctor Peter Cushing was also a member). Jon's godfather was the actor Henry Ainley, father to Anthony, who would play the Master in Doctor Who in the 1980s. Jon's musical efforts should also be remembered, including his 1972 vocal version of the Doctor Who theme, Who is the Doctor?, and his 1980 Top 40 single Worzel's Song. Following instructions in his will, Jon was cremated with an effigy of Worzel Gummidge attached to his casket. The British premiere of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie was dedicated to Jon Pertwee, as it was broadcast just seven days after his death.

Caroline John (Liz Shaw) Sep 19 1940 to Jun 5 2012 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Elizabeth Shaw in Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno (all 1970). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983) and Dimensions in Time (1993).
Career highlights
Caroline made her debut uncredited in Raising a Riot (1955), then The King's Breakfast (1963), Much Ado About Nothing (1967), The Power Game (1969), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971), Z Cars (1972), The Roses of Eyam (1973), Crown Court (1973), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, starring Tom Baker), The Bill (1985), Santa Claus (1985), A Perfect Spy (1987), The Woman in Black (1989), Wish Me Luck (1990), Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1990), London's Burning (1992), The House of Eliott (1994), The Choir (1995), EastEnders (1995), Silent Witness (1996), Midsomer Murders (2000), Love, Actually (2003), Vital Signs (2006) and Doctors (2008).
Facts
Caroline, who was married to actor Geoffrey Beevers (who played the Master in The Keeper of Traken (1981)), also appeared in various Doctor Who spin-off videos, including Breach of the Peace (1994), and reprised her role as Liz Shaw in The Zero Imperative (1994), The Devil of Winterborne (1995), Ghosts of Winterborne (1996) and Unnatural Selection (1996).

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

John Levene (Benton) Born Dec 24 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Cyberman in The Moonbase (1967, uncredited)
Played: Yeti in The Web of Fear (1968), The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Sergeant/ RSM Benton in The Invasion (1968), The Ambassadors of Death (1970), Inferno (1970), Terror of the Autons (1971), The Mind of Evil (1971), The Claws of Axos (1971), The Daemons (1971), Day of the Daleks (1972), The Time Monster (1972), The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Green Death (1973), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), Terror of the Zygons (1975), The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: Platoon Under Leader Benton in Inferno (1970)
Career highlights
John's other appearances include Undermind (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), Z Cars (1967), Germinal (1970), UFO (1970), Callan (1972), Psychomania (1973), The Jensen Code (1973), Carry On Laughing! (1975), Big Bad Beetleborgs (1997), CanniBallistic! (2002), Automatons (2006) and Satan Hates You (2010).
Facts
John was inspired to become an actor after meeting Telly Savalas in a men's clothing shop. He quit acting in 1977 and set up his own audio-visual production company, before moving to America, where he started acting once more after working for some years as an entertainer on cruise liners. In 1987 he reprised the role of Benton for the fan video spin-off Wartime. John's wife Jeni is an executive at Warner Bros Studios. If you have a desire to hear John sing, then why not try out his 2012 album The Ballads of Sergeant Benton?

Olaf Pooley (Stahlman) Mar 13 1914 to Jul 14 2015
Career highlights
Olaf made his acting debut in Penny and the Pownall Case (1948), and then appeared in She Shall Have Murder (1950), The Woman's Angle (1952), Gravelhanger (1954), Leave It to Todhunter (1958), Deadline Midnight (1961), The Password is Courage (1962), The Master (1966), The Assassination Bureau (1969), Doomwatch (1971), Fall of Eagles (1974), Killers (1976), A Horseman Riding By (1978), The Sandbaggers (1978), Scarecrow and Mrs King (1984), MacGyver (1985), Nightmare Classics (1989), LA Law (1992), Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman (1996), Star Trek: Voyager (2000) and Fellini's Donut (2005). Olaf has also written screenplays for The Corpse (1971), The Johnstown Monster (1971, which he also appeared in and directed), The Godsend (1980), Falcon's Gold (1982) and Lifeforce (1985, uncredited).
Facts
Olaf's uncle was Sir Ernest Pooley, who was made a baronet of Westbrook House in 1953 and served as chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain between 1946-53. Ernest was also a professional tennis player, having played two matches at the 1914 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles and two in the Gentlemen's Doubles (partnered with H S Milford). Olaf and his first wife, the actress Irlin Hall, had two children - the actress Kirstie Pooley and the one-time comedian Seyton Pooley. Olaf's second wife Gabrielle Beaumont directed numerous episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. He was a lifetime professionally trained painter, having studied under Marcel Grommaire in Paris, and had an art studio at Santa Monica Airport. Three months before Olaf died aged 101, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to raise money to buy Olaf new dentures. After his death, it became a memorial fund and raised $1,850. Read an interview with Olaf published just weeks before he died on StarTrek.com.

Christopher Benjamin (Sir Keith Gold) Born Dec 27 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sir Keith Gold in Inferno (1970)
Played: Henry Gordon Jago in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977)
Played: Colonel Hugh Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008)
Career highlights
Prolific character actor Christopher first appeared in Suspense (1962), and then popped up in The Man in Room 17 (1965), Orlando (1966), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Late Night Horror (1968), Ring of Bright Water (1969), Ace of Wands (1970), Jason King (1971), The Strauss Family (1972), Baffled! (1973), Father Brown (1974), Poldark (1975-76, as Sir Hugh Bodrugan), When the Boat Comes In (1976), Rooms (1977), Dick Turpin (1979-80, as Sir John Glutton), Shoestring (1980), Chintz (1981), Holding the Fort (1980/82, as Colonel Aubrey Sanderson), It Takes a Worried Man (1981/83, as the Old Man), Minder (1984), Dempsey and Makepeace (1986), The Diary of Anne Frank (1987), Young Charlie Chaplin (1989), Anything More Would Be Greedy (1989), Campion (1990), Maigret (1992), The Tomorrow People (1994), Hard Times (1994), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Treasure Island (1999), Judge John Deed (2003/06, as Steve Gaydon), Angel (2007), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).
Facts
Christopher reprised the role of Jago in 2009 for Big Finish audios and has been playing him alongside Trevor Baxter as Litefoot ever since.

Derek Newark (Greg Sutton) Jun 8 1933 to Aug 11 1998 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Za in An Unearthly Child (1963)
Played: Greg Sutton in Inferno (1970)
Career highlights
Derek made his screen debut in Out of This World (1962), followed by roles in Redcap (1964), Front Page Story (1965), The Baron (1967), The Caesars (1968), three episodes of The Avengers (1964-68), Fragment of Fear (1970), Dad's Army (1971), Budgie (1971-72), Private Schulz (1981), Travelling Man (1984), Dempsey and Makepeace (1986), War and Remembrance (1988), The Nineteenth Hole (1989) and 99-1 (1994). Derek is fondly remembered as DI Tucker in Barlow at Large (1974-75), and Detective Chief Superintendent Sullivan in Travelling Man (1984), while he had the memorable role of wrestler tenant Spooner in two episodes of sitcom Rising Damp (1974-75).
Facts
Derek served in the Merchant Navy and Coldstream Guards before becoming a Services DJ in Singapore.

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

David Simeon (Private Latimer) Born May 17 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Private Latimer in Inferno (1970)
Played: Alastair Fergus in The Daemons (1971)
Career highlights
Debuting in Sexton Blake (1967), David went on to appear in Paul Temple (1970), The Liver Birds (1972/76), Casanova (1973), Fawlty Towers (1975), The Dick Emery Show (1976), The Other One (1977), Sykes (1979), End of Part One (1979-80, as a celebrity impersonator), Vice Versa (1981), The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (1982), Angels (1978-80/83), The Lenny Henry Show (1984), Ever Decreasing Circles (1986), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Moon and Son (1992), Woof! (1994), An Independent Man (1995), The Grand (1997), Silent Witness (2000), Tipping the Velvet (2002), Eat Yourself Slim (2005) and Doctors (2005). He also had regular roles as Detective Constable Mickey Finn in Hunter's Walk (1973-76), Richard Woodford in The Many Wives of Patrick (1976-78) and David Farrell in Jury (1983) and Ken Kennedy in Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (1999-2000).
Facts
His wife in the 1970s was actress Elizabeth Counsell, best known for playing Veronica Bainbridge in sitcom Brush Strokes. You can listen to an audio interview conducted with David in 2006 for the British Library's Theatre Archive Project.

Derek Ware (Private Wyatt) Feb 27 1938 to Sep 22 2015 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Fight arranger: An Unearthly Child (1963, uncredited), The Crusade (1965), The Myth Makers (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Smugglers (1966), The Underwater Menace (1967), The Web of Fear (1968)
Stunts: The Aztecs (1964, uncredited), Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Saracen warrior in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Bus conductor in The Chase (1965, uncredited)
Played: Trojan soldier in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited)
Played: Tuthmos in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Spaniard in The Smugglers (1966)
Played: Soldier in The Web of Fear (1968, uncredited)
Played: UNIT sergeant in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Private Wyatt in Inferno (1970)
Played: Pigbin Josh in The Claws of Axos (1971)
Career highlights
Derek was a successful stuntman who worked in this capacity on The Spread of the Eagle (1963), The Changes (1975), Krull (1983), Hannay (1988), Willow (1988) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), as well as acting in small roles in An Age of Kings (1960), The Avengers (1965), Up the Junction (1968), Witchfinder General (1968), The Italian Job (1969), The Lotus Eaters (1972), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Mind Your Language (1979), London's Burning (1988), Haggard (1990) and Revenge of Billy the Kid (1992).
Facts
Derek sustained an injury in 1990 which brought an end to his stunting career, but he became a fencing tutor soon after. In 1965, Derek formed the stunt team HAVOC to work in TV (namely Doctor Who (1970-72), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67) and Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979)); the name hails from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: "And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war".

Walter Randall (Harry Slocum) 1918 to 2008
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tonila in The Aztecs (1964)
Played: El Akir in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Hyksos in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Patrolman in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Harry Slocum in Inferno (1970)
Played: Guard captain in Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Career highlights
Dancer/ actor Walter's long career began in Rock You Sinners (1958), then Nudist Paradise (1959), Man from Interpol (1960), The Hands of Orlac (1961), Ghost Squad (1963), Danger Man (1964), All Gas and Gaiters (1967), Trial (1971), Follyfoot (1973), The Double Dealers (1974), Target (1977), The Professionals (1980) and Yes, Minister (1982).
Facts
Former dancer Walter went into partnership with Jon Pertwee in the 1970s, owning a hamburger diner.

Ian Fairbairn (Bromley) Aug 8 1930 to Dec 2 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played: Questa in The Macra Terror (1967)
Played: Gregory in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Bromley in Inferno (1970)
Played: Dr Chester in The Seeds of Doom (1976)
Career highlights
Ian's career began with a 1960 episode of Scotland Yard, and then appeared in Emergency Ward 10 (1961-62), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), The Troubleshooters (1969), The Lotus Eaters (1973), The Professionals (1977/80), Dramarama (1986) and Last of the Summer Wine (1991). Self-confessed hoarder Ian, who played Dr Frazer in Timeslip between 1970-71, retained the only original Timeslip scripts known to exist!

Roy Scammell (RSF sentry) Born Jul 28 1932
Doctor Who credits
Played: Soldier in The Ambassadors of Death (1970, uncredited)
Played: Technician in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: RSF sentry in Inferno (1970)
Stunt arranger: Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited), Delta and the Bannermen (1987, uncredited)
Played: Prison officer in The Mind of Evil (1971, uncredited)
Played: UNIT motorcyclist in The Mind of Evil (1971, uncredited)
Career highlights
Debuting in Circus of Fear (1966), stuntman Roy's other credits include The Dirty Dozen (1967), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Onedin Line (1971-72), The Benny Hill Show (1972), Psychomania (1973), The Sexplorer (1975), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Midnight Express (1978), The World is Full of Married Men (1979), Alien (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82), Nuns on the Run (1990), Goldeneye (1995), Do Not Disturb (1999), Ultra Obscura (2008), Tell Him Next Year (2010) and Seize the Night (2015).
Facts
Roy's extensive daredevil career has taken in acting, stuntwork, ice skating (which he did for the Festival of Britain in 1951), roller skating, hockey, gymnastics - and lithographic printing.
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Roy, along with stuntmen Royston Farrell and Derek Martin, here.

Keith James (Patterson) Dec 10 1937 to Dec 5 1996
Career highlights
Keith first appeared in Maupassant (1963), then The Villains (1964), Dutchman (1967), Coronation Street (1967), Mr Rose (1968), Castle Haven (1969), Paul Temple (1971), Holly (1972), North and South (1975), The Battle of Billy's Pond (1976), Bernie (1978/80), Graham's Gang (1979), Dick Turpin (1979-80, as Davy) and The Chinese Detective (1982). He also wrote a 1968 episode of Coronation Street (as S Keith James), making him one of seven people to both appear in and write for the soap.

Pat Gorman (Primord)
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).

Dave Carter (Primord)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rebel in The Power of the Daleks (1966, uncredited)
Played: Guard in The Invasion (1968, uncredited), The Mutants (1972, uncredited)
Played: Silurian/ Old Silurian in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Ambulance man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Played: Museum attendant in Terror of the Autons (1971)
Played: Prisoner officer in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Roundhead officer in The Time Monster (1972)
Played: Sergeant Duffy in Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
Played: Grierson in The Android Invasion (1975)
Career highlights
Non-Doctor Who work includes Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), Callan (1969), The Love Box (1972), New Scotland Yard (1972), The Sex Thief (1974), Eskimo Nell (1975), The Sexplorer (1975), Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), Poldark (1975/77), The Tomorrow People (1978), Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978), Worzel Gummidge (1980) and The Bill (1989). But it wasn't all fleeting bit-parts - Dave also had the recurring role of Brigadier Stribos in detective series Van der Valk (1972-73).

Philip Ryan (Primord) 1921 to 2009
Doctor Who credits
Played: Soldier in The Web of Fear (1968, uncredited)
Played: Redcoat in The Mind Robber (1968)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Career highlights
Philip's first credit was in The Hands of Orlac (1960), followed by Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), Paul Temple (1971), North and South (1975), Shoestring (1979), Sorry! (1985), Dempsey and Makepeace (1986), The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986) and Me and My Girl (1987).

Peter Thompson (Primord) Born 1925
Doctor Who credits
Played: Workman in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Career highlights
Peter made his debut in Stranger on the Shore (1961), and then popped up in Z Cars (1964), Six Shades of Black (1965), Frankie Howerd (1966), Ollie and Fred's Five O'Clock Club (1966), Freewheelers (1968), Kemek (1970), Twins of Evil (1971), Plugg (1975), High Rolling (1977), Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979/80), The Other Woman (1981), Channel Chaos (1984) and Neighbours (1986).

Walter Henry (Primord) Oct 24 1921 to Feb 21 2005 (heart attack in his sleep)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Extra in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Played: Brother in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited)
Career highlights
Walter's other appearances include Emma (1960), Public Eye (1965), The Goodies (1971), The Troubleshooters (1971), Rumpole of the Bailey (1979), Blake's 7 (1981), Father's Day (1984) and The Whistle Blower (1986).
Facts
Before World War Two, Walter (birthname Israel W Nagelkop!) was employed by the Max Factor cosmetics company, and soon after the war he worked as a film publicist and began to do occasional extra work on films such as 1948's The First Gentleman and 1949's I Was a Male War Bride.

CREW

Don Houghton (writer) Feb 2 1930 to Jul 2 1991
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Inferno (1970), The Mind of Evil (1971)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was one of Paris-born Don's earliest scripting commissions for TV after having written for radio since the 1950s, and he later went on to write for The Flaxton Boys (1969-70, which he also script edited), Ace of Wands (1970), New Scotland Yard (1972-73), Dracula Today (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), The Doombolt Chase (1978), The Professionals (1978-79), Take the High Road (1980-95, which he also created), Sapphire and Steel (1981), CATS Eyes (1985) and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984, which he also story edited). He also acted as a producer and script editor for Hammer Films in the 1970s and 80s.
Facts
Don was married to actress Pik-Sen Lim, who appeared in The Mind of Evil, while their daughter is actress Sara Houghton (who appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2011). He also wrote novels, including Column of Thieves and Blood Brigade, and the Take the High Road spin-off Summer's Gloaming.

Douglas Camfield (director) May 8 1931 to Jan 27 1984 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Production assistant: An Unearthly Child (uncredited, 1963), Marco Polo (uncredited, 1964)
Directed: An Unearthly Child (film inserts, uncredited, 1963), Planet of Giants (episode 4, material from which was edited into episode 3, 1964), The Crusade (1965), The Time Meddler (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Web of Fear (1968), The Invasion (1968), Inferno (1970), Terror of the Zygons (1975), The Seeds of Doom (1976).
Career highlights
Douglas's Doctor Who career began as production assistant on the very first story, and could have included a stint as its producer had he accepted the post when offered it in 1969. It may be just as well he didn't, as during production of Inferno the following year he was taken ill with a heart ailment, which he suffered with for the rest of his life. Formerly a lieutenant in the Army, Douglas also directed for Swizzlewick (1964), The Troubleshooters (1965), Out of the Unknown (1969), Z Cars (1969), Paul Temple (1969-71), Van der Valk (1972-73), Public Eye (1971-75), The Sweeney (1975-78), Blake's 7 (1978), The Professionals (1977/80), Shoestring (1979-80), The Nightmare Man (1981), Beau Geste (1982) and Missing from Home (1984). He also dabbled in writing, and had written Adventure to Order in 1961 before he pitched a script to Doctor Who in 1975 involving aliens, the French Foreign Legion and the death of companion Sarah Jane Smith, but this was never developed.
Facts
Douglas was married to actress Sheila Dunn, who he cast in three of his Doctor Who stories. He made a cameo as one of the faces seen during the mind battle between the Doctor and Morbius in The Brain of Morbius (1976).

Barry Letts (director (uncredited) and producer) Mar 26 1925 to Oct 9 2009 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Enemy of the World (1967-68), Inferno (1970, episodes 3-7 (studio), uncredited), Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited), Carnival of Monsters (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974), The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: Man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Police radio voice in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Wrote: The Daemons (1971, as Guy Leopold), The Time Monster (1972, uncredited), The Green Death (1973, uncredited), Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Produced: 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 (uncredited), Robot (1970-75)
Executive producer: The Leisure Hive, Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis (1980-81)
Barry also wrote two BBC Radio serials starring Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996).
Career highlights
Barry started out as an actor in San Demetrio London (1943), and also popped up in Scott of the Antarctic (1948), The Cruel Sea (1953), The Silver Sword (1957-58), The Black Arrow (1958), The Moonstone (1959), Coronation Street (1961), City Beneath the Sea (1962), The Avengers (1964), The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), Z Cars (1963-64/65), Softly Softly (1966), The Man Who Never Was (1966) and This Man Craig (1966). His directing career began with The Newcomers (1965), and also included Z Cars (1967-68), Adventure Weekly (1969), The Prince and the Pauper (1976), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Brookside (1982), David Copperfield (1986), Alice in Wonderland (1986) and EastEnders (1990-92). As a producer, he worked on and helped create Moonbase 3 (1973), Lorna Doone (1976), Katy (1976), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Children of the New Forest (1977), Sexton Blake and the Demon God (1978), Pinocchio (1978), The Old Curiosity Shop (1979-80), A Tale of Two Cities (1980), Sense and Sensibility (1981), Great Expectations (1981), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, starring Tom Baker), Dombey and Son (1983), Goodbye Mr Chips (1984), The Invisible Man (1984) and The Pickwick Papers (1985).
Facts
His sister was actress Pauline Letts, while his sons are actors Dominic and Crispin Letts. The 2009 Doctor Who story The Waters of Mars was dedicated to his memory.

Terrance Dicks (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).
Facts
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.

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