Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Mind of Evil

The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and
Jo (Katy Manning) wave to the camera
Six episodes (Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Five, Episode Six)
First broadcast Jan 30 to Mar 6 1971
Average audience for serial: 7.45m

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.

Katy Manning (Jo Grant) Born Oct 14 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Josephine Grant in 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 (1971-73). Returned in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010).
Career highlights
Katy made her debut in two episodes of the series Man At the Top (1971), followed by roles in The Golden Road (1973), Serendipity (1973, as presenter), Whodunnit? (1975), Target (1977), All Saints (2002), Oakie's Outback Adventures (2011) and The Haunting of Harry Payne (2014). Katy has voiced numerous cartoons and won several awards including Best Supporting Actress at the Melbourne Film Festival and several European awards as the voice of the ten-year-old Gloria in the animated cartoon Gloria’s House. On Australian TV Katy even had her own chat show, interviewing the likes of Lenny Henry, Robson Green and even Basil Brush! Since 2002 Katy has also played scatty Time Lady Iris Wildthyme in Big Finish audio plays.
Facts
Since the age of 12, Katy (who was offered, but turned down, a five-year contract with MGM in the early 1960s) has been a lifelong friend of actress and singer Liza Minnelli, who is one of 12 godparents to her two children - along with the actor Derek Fowlds, director Douglas Camfield, actor Derek Nimmo, entertainer Lionel Blair and actor Jimmy Edwards. Her partner is the actor/ singer Barry Crocker (the man who wrote the theme tune to Australian soap Neighbours) and in 1977 Katy appeared in the Australian magazine Girl Illustrated, posing nude with a Dalek (Katy says: "The Dalek pics in the Australian mag were never approved and in those days there was no comeback, so I live with and accept my responsibility (or lack of) but always hope that my career has been a little more than that!"). In 1962 Katy was involved in a car accident ("We went over a roundabout and into a garage. There were no seatbelts in those days. I was thrown through the windscreen and a plate-glass window") which left her with broken ribs and legs, an injured back and facial injuries which required reconstructive surgery. Katy's father was journalist James L Manning OBE, whose most notable journalistic achievement may be his expose of the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the 1967 Tour de France, specifically by British cyclist Tom Simpson, who died during the race. He also fought to have a doctor at the side of the ring in professional boxing matches, fought against apartheid in schools in Africa, for pensions for journalists' families and for the rights of female journalists, and was carried through the streets of Wales after fighting for miners' rights.
Note: This biog has been put together with the kind personal involvement of Katy herself, who was determined to make sure the facts were present - even down to her birth year! Any professional work listed on other websites which does not appear here may well be inaccurate, or indeed the work of another person (ie, Kate Manning). Thanks Katy!

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?

Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates) Born Jan 15 1936
Doctor Who credits
Played: Captain Mike Yates in Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Time Monster, The Green Death, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Planet of the Spiders (1971-74). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993).
Career highlights
Richard debuted in Dixon of Dock Green (1966), then appeared in The Saint (1968), Crossroads (1969), Little Women (1970), The Pathfinders (1973), Blake's 7 (1980), Harry (1993), Heartbeat (1997), Feedback (2004), Chemical Wedding (2008) and Twilight of the Gods (2013), although he was in advertising before he went into acting. He also had a recurring role as Denis Rigg in soap Emmerdale (1988-89). Richard wrote, directed and performed in a stage play called Recall UNIT - The Great T-Bag Mystery at the 1984 Edinburgh Festival.
Facts
Richard is a fiercely political man and has stood as a candidate in four UK General Elections - in 1992 he stood for the Liberal Democrats in Sheffield Brightside, receiving 12.5% of the vote (placing third); in 1997 he stood for the Referendum Party in Hackney South and Shoreditch, garnering 1.8% of the vote (placing fifth); in 2001 he stood for the UK Independence Party in Hove, attracting 0.9% (placing sixth); and in 2005 he represented the Silent Majority Party in Hove, securing 0.2% (placing eighth). In 1993 he gave a speech at the Liberal Democrat conference. In 2009 he appeared in music videos by band Noah and the Whale.

Roger Delgado (The Master) Mar 1 1918 to Jun 18 1973 (car accident)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Master in Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, The Sea Devils, The Time Monster, Frontier in Space (1971-73)
Career highlights
Born Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto in London, Roger made his first appearance in Operation Diplomat (1952), followed by The Belles of St Trinian's (1954), The Three Musketeers (1954, as Athos), Quatermass II (1955), The Battle of the River Plate (1956), First Man Into Space (1959), Danger Man (1961), The Terror of the Tongs (1961), The Road to Hong Kong (1962), Hot Enough for June (1964), The Sandwich Man (1966), The Mummy's Shroud (1967), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), The Avengers (1961/69), Underground (1970), Antony and Cleopatra (1972), Jason King (1972) and The Zoo Gang (1974).
Facts
For years it was reported that Roger died when the car he was travelling in on the way to film the never-completed comedy movie Bell of Tibet in Turkey plunged into a ravine outside Nevsehir. However, in 2015 it came to light that Roger in fact did do Bell of Tibet. In actual fact, it was a French TV series called La Cloche tibétaine. Roger appears in episode 4 (transmitted December 23, 1974). The story goes that his plane had to be diverted to another airport due to bad weather. Roger then called for a taxi to take him to the shoot. However, the driver was running late and to save time, took a mountain path. There, the car collided with another and plunged down a ravine, killing Delgado and a technician. It was Delgado's death which contributed to Jon Pertwee's decision to leave Doctor Who in 1974. Roger's body is thought to have been donated to medical research, although there is also a belief he was cremated at Mortlake, London. He had been a Major in the Royal Signals in India during World War Two. Roger, whose wife Kismet provided the voice of the Queen Spider in Planet of the Spiders, also appeared in the 1966 radio play The Slide, upon which writer Victor Pemberton based his Doctor Who story Fury from the Deep (1968).
Note: Very special thanks to Tom Lingwood for the information regarding La Cloche tibétaine.

Simon Lack (Professor Kettering) Dec 19 1913 to Aug 8 1980*
Doctor Who credits
Played: Professor Kettering in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Zadek in The Androids of Tara (1978)
Career highlights
Born Alexander MacAlpine, Simon's earliest credit was in Ah, Wilderness! (1938), and he later took roles in Just William (1940), Silver Darlings (1947), The Creature (1955), Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960), On the Fiddle (1961), The Durant Affair (1962), R3 (1964-65, as Dr Jack Morton), City 68 (1967-68), The Avengers (1968), The Borderers (1970), Trog (1970), Jason King (1971-72), Weir of Hermiston (1973), The Fortunes of Nigel (1974), South Riding (1974), Killers (1976), Enemy at the Door (1978-80, as Major Freidel), Telford's Change (1979), Love in a Cold Climate (1980) and The Borgias (1981).
Facts
*A report on Simon's death appeared in The Times on August 12th, 1980 which gave his birth year as 1917 and the day he died as August 6th. The dates given here are more commonly reported, however.

Pik-Sen Lim (Captain Chin Lee) Born Sep 15 1944
Career highlights
Malaysia born Pik-Sen (which translates as "pure jade") made her debut in Emergency Ward 10 (1964) as Nurse Kwei, then Sorry I'm Single (1967, as Suzy), The Flaxton Boys (1970), Madame Sin (1972), Within These Walls (1974-75, as Sister Ling), The New Avengers (1976), Shoestring (1980), Albion Market (1985-86, as Ly Nhu Chan), Medics (1990), Cracker (1996), London's Burning (1998), Miranda (2002), Night & Day (2003), Little Britain (2004), The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), Granny's Ghost (2008), Psychoville (2010), Johnny English Reborn (2011), Holby City (2013) and Fortune Cookies (2014). She regularly played Chung Su-Lee in the sitcom Mind Your Language (1977-79) and Tsai Adams in Spearhead (1978-81).
Facts
Pik-Sen (the daughter of Malaysian coconut and palm oil millionaire Lim Cheng-Taik) was married to writer Don Houghton, who wrote Inferno (1970) and The Mind of Evil, with whom she had a daughter, actress Sara Houghton (who appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2011).

Fernanda Marlowe (Corporal Bell) Born 1942
Doctor Who credits
Played: Corporal Bell in The Mind of Evil (1971), The Claws of Axos (1971)
Career highlights
Fernanda's other credits include Ghost Squad (1963), My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen (1963) and Dixon of Dock Green (1965).

Michael Sheard (Dr Summers) Jun 18 1938 to Aug 31 2005 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rhos in The Ark (1966)
Played: Dr Summers in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Laurence Scarman in Pyramids of Mars (1975)
Played: Lowe in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Mergrave in Castrovalva (1982)
Played: Headmaster in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Michael was a prolific character actor, appearing in over 120 productions, starting in a 1962 episode of Suspense. Further roles included The Likely Lads (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), The Borderers (1969), Albert! (1969), Paul Temple (1971), The Onedin Line (1972), On the Buses (1973), The Sweeney (1975), Space: 1999 (1975), The Tomorrow People (1978), Blake's 7 (1980), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983-84), The Invisible Man (1984), Hannay (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), 'Allo 'Allo (1992), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Another Life (2001), The Green Door (2005) and Shadows in the Woods (2006). Michael had a regular role as Mr Bronson in children's school series Grange Hill (1985-89).
Facts
During his career, he played Adolf Hitler five times, and Heinrich Himmler three times. He acted alongside five Doctors in the TV series, and a sixth (Paul McGann) in audio story The Stones of Venice (2001). Michael was the one to formally identify actor Declan Mulholland at the police mortuary after he was found dead on a train (as well as being the original actor to play Jabba the Hutt in a scene deleted from Star Wars, Declan also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Sea Devils and The Androids of Tara).

Raymond Westwell (Prison governor) Jan 6 1919 to Nov 23 1982
Career highlights
Debuting in They Flew Through Sand (1946), Raymond's other work includes a 1955 adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, Othello (1965, which he also adapted for the screen), Homicide (1967), Hunter (1968), Softly Softly (1972), Antony and Cleopatra (1974), Killers (1976) and a BBC2 Playhouse: The Enigma (1980).

Neil McCarthy (Barnham) Jul 26 1932 to Feb 6 1985 (motor neurone disease)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Barnham in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Thawn in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Career highlights
Neil's career had been prolific since his debut in 1959's Dial 999, after which he appeared in Sands of the Desert (1960), Barnaby Rudge (1960), The Pot Carriers (1962), The Young Detectives (1963), The Cracksman (1963), Zulu (1964), Great Expectations (1967), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Department S (1970), Albert and Victoria (1971), The Hole in the Wall (1972), Freewheelers (1973), Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973), The Nine Tailors (1974), A Little Bit of Wisdom (1976), The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976), Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977), The Boy Merlin (1979), The Monster Club (1980), George and Mildred (1980), Clash of the Titans (1981), The Gentle Touch (1981) and Only When I Laugh (1982). Neil also had a regular role as Sam Woodyard in Catweazle (1970).
Facts
Neil had studied languages and was qualified to teach both French and Latin. Neil suffered from acromegaly, the disease that causes gigantism.

Clive Scott (Linwood) Born Jul 4 1937
Career highlights
South African Clive made his uncredited debut in Battle of Britain (1969), then The Last of the Baskets (1971), Sell a Million (1975), The Diamond Mercenaries (1976), Skelms (1980), Magic is Alive, My Friends (1985), Killer Instinct (1990), Where Angels Tread (1994), The Adventures of Sinbad (1997), the Operation Delta Force franchise (1997-2000), Isidingo: The Need (1999), Red Water (2003), Duma (2005), The Devil's Whore (2008) and Winnie Mandela (2011).
Facts
Clive also lectures in esoteric studies, and practices as a masseur and healer.

Roy Purcell (Chief prison officer Powers) Jan 26 1919 to Jul 31 2000 (complications from an operation)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Chief prison officer Powers in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: President of the Council in The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Career highlights
Roy made his first appearance in The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (1952), then The Secret of the Forest (1956), Beyond Mombasa (1956), William Tell (1958), House of Mystery (1961), Emergency Ward 10 (1961), The Avengers (1963), R3 (1965), The Three Musketeers (1966), That's Your Funeral (1971), Doomwatch (1971), The Dragon's Opponent (1973), I, Claudius (1976), The New Avengers (1977), Angels (1979), The Cleopatras (1983), The Collectors (1986) and Casualty (1987). He also had various roles in 23 episodes of The Buccaneers (1956-57).

Eric Mason (Senior prison officer Green) Died Jun 7 2010
Doctor Who credits
Played: Senior prison officer Green in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: CPO Smedley in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Eric's first credit was in They Met in the Dark (1943), and other work includes Dual Alibi (1948), Suspense (1963), The Baron (1967), The Limbo Line (1968), Arthur of the Britons (1973), The Hanged Man (1975), Accident (1978), Dick Turpin (1979), Fox (1980), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1986), Perfect Scoundrels (1990), London's Burning (1992), Pie in the Sky (1997), Grafters (1998), Shiner (2000), Sea of Souls (2004), The Calcium Kid (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

Haydn Jones (Vosper) Dec 7 1920 to Nov 7 1984
Doctor Who credits
Played: Auton voice in Terror of the Autons (1971)
Played: Vosper in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Career highlights
Hadyn's debut came in Touch Wood (1958), then Dancers in Mourning (1959), Out of This World (1962), The Avengers (1963), The Villains (1964), United! (1965), Counterstrike (1969), Elizabeth R (1971), War and Peace (1972), The Pallisers (1974) and Bergerac (1983). He also enjoyed regular roles as Professor Westfield in City Beneath the Sea (1962) and Ernest Carter in Swizzlewick (1964).
Facts
Haydn was the voice of Joe Grundy in BBC radio soap The Archers until his death. Ironically, when Haydn met his acting friend Edward Kelsey (also a Doctor Who alumni) in 1984, he suggested Kelsey would be ideal for a role in The Archers. When Jones passed away soon after, Kelsey auditioned to replace him, and made his debut as Joe Grundy in February 1985.

William Marlowe (Mailer) Jul 25 1930 to Jan 31 2003
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mailer in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Lester in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Career highlights
Debuting in Tunes of Glory (1960), William's other credits include The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse (1962), Emergency Ward 10 (1963), Crane (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965), Wuthering Heights (1967), The Avengers (1969), Zeppelin (1971), Villains (1972), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Breakaway (1980), Revolution (1985), Cry Freedom (1987) and EastEnders (1991). William also had a regular role as Brian Kettle in Rooms (1977) and DCI Bill Russell in The Gentle Touch (1980-84).
Facts
William had two wives, both of them Doctor Who actresses - Catherine Schell between 1968-77 (who was in 1979's City of Death) and Kismet Delgado from 1979 (who was in Planet of the Spiders (1974) and was also Master actor Roger's widow). Many sources claim he was also married to actress Fernanda Marlowe (who played Corporal Bell in The Mind of Evil and The Claws of Axos in 1971), but this is incorrect.

Kristopher Kum (Fu Peng) Jun 23 1929 to Mar 15 2013
Career highlights
Debuting in The River Flows East (1962), Singapore-born Kristopher also appeared in Crossroads (1964), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), The Avengers (1969), Rentadick (1972), Reg Varney (1974), Gangsters (1976-78, as Mr Yang), The New Avengers (1977), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), The Professionals (1980), Tenko (1982), Are You Being Served? (1983), Edge of Darkness (1985) and Rockcliffe's Babies (1988).
Facts
Kristopher also ran a casting agency for actors of south-east Asian backgrounds.

Tommy Duggan (Senator Alcott) Jul 22 1909 to Nov 2 1998
Career highlights
Tommy's first credit was in Dangerous Moonlight (1941), then Thunder Rock (1942), Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948), The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951), The Belles of St Trinian's (1954), The Buccaneers (1957), OSS (1957), And the Same to You (1960), Gorgo (1961), Don't Bother to Knock (1961), No Cloak - No Dagger (1963), Let's Not Get Angry (1966), The Adding Machine (1969), The Revolutionary (1970), The Omen (1976), Beryl's Lot (1977), Superman II (1980), One By One (1984), The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) and Father Ted (1995).

David Calderisi (Charlie) Born Jun 21 1940
Career highlights
Canadian David's career began with Suspense (1962) and includes The Big Noise (1964), Mrs Thursday (1967), The Baron (1967), The Protectors (1972), The New Avengers (1977), The Great Detective (1980), The Littlest Hobo (1979/80/82), Skullduggery (1983), Seeing Things (1982/85), The Cuckoo Bird (1985), War of the Worlds (1989), Matrix (1993), Forever Knight (1995), Due South (1994-95), Tommy Boy (1995), TekWar (1995, as Alessandro Rossi), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995), La Femme Nikita (1997), Earth: Final Conflict (1997-99, as Barry Calvert), The Associates (2001-02, as Arthur Harris), Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), The Firm (2012) and Havana 57 (2012).

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

Johnny Barrs (Fuller) Born Mar 1 1933
Career highlights
Further work includes In Loving Memory (1986), Red Dwarf (1988), Chris Cross (1993) and Girl from Rio (2001).
Facts
Johnny's professional career as a comedy actor began when he was employed as a comedian at Warner's holiday camp on the Isle of Wight in 1963. In the 1990s he wrote, staged and starred in a musical called The Flanagan and Allen Story (playing Bud Flanagan). In 2011 he published his memoirs, From Rags to Riches.

Bill Matthews (Prison officer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Davis in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Prison officer in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Draconian in Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Played: Extra in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Career highlights
Other work includes Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59), A for Andromeda (1961), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), Doomwatch (1970) and Spy Trap (1975).

Dave Carter (Prison officer)
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: Prison 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).

Barry Wade (Prison officer) Died 2011
Career highlights
Barry also took roles in Imperial Palace (1969), The First Churchills (1969) and Minder (1980).

Martin Gordon (Prison officer)
Career highlights
Martin debuted in Good Wives (1958), then Sweet Beat (1959), The Big Pull (1962), Redcap (1965), Doctor in the House (1969), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972), Barlow (1973), Law and Order (1978), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Miss Julie (1999), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001) and Parson and Son (2013).

Matthew Walters (Main gate prisoner)
Career highlights
Matthew also appeared in This Man Craig (1966), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Champion House (1967) and Poldark (1975).

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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.

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

Barry Letts (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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