Thursday, May 01, 2014

Colony in Space

An utterly terrifying
Uxarien Guardian (Norman Atkyns)
Six episodes (Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Five, Episode Six)
First broadcast Apr 10 to May 15 1971
Average audience for serial: 8.53m


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).
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.
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).
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!

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).
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.

Nicholas Pennell (Winton) Nov 19 1938 to Feb 22 1995 (lymphatic cancer)
Career highlights
Debuting in Aren't We All (1960), then Emergency Ward 10 (1963), Detective (1964), The Brothers Karamazov (1964), A Tale of Two Cities (1965), The Woman in White (1966), The Forsyte Saga (1967, as Michael Mont), Battle of Britain (1969), Mr Forbush and the Penguins (1971), The Flaxton Boys (1971), Full House (1973), As You Like It (1983), The Comedy of Errors (1989) and Satie and Suzanne (1994).
Nicholas regularly performed at the Stratford Festival of Canada in the 1970s and 80s, and became a respected Shakespearean director in North America. Nicholas worked with actor Robin Phillips at the Stratford Festival when the latter was artistic director (Phillips had also appeared in The Keys of Marinus (1964)). In his final years he became something of a recluse. Mary Z Maher wrote a book about his career called Risking Enchantment (2005).

Bernard Kay (Caldwell) Feb 23 1928 to Dec 25 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played: Carl Tyler in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
Played: Saladin in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Inspector Crossland in The Faceless Ones (1967)
Played: Caldwell in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
Bernard's first acting job was in ITV Television Playhouse (1957), followed by Carry on Sergeant (1958), The Avengers (1962), Compact (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Breaking Point (1966), Witchfinder General (1968), The Hunting Party (1971), Warship (1974), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), Accident (1978-79), The Gentle Touch (1982), The Bill (1984), Remington Steele (1987), Bomber Harris (1989), Century Falls (1993), Jonathan Creek (1997), Foyle's War (2002), Harry Hill's TV Burp (2008), Casualty 1909 (2009) and Psychosis (2010).
Bernard began as a reporter on the Manchester Guardian and Bolton Evening News in the 1940s. In 2006 he won the creative non-fiction prize of the New Writing Ventures Awards for his account of life growing up in 1930s/40s Bolton. Between 1963-77 (until her death) Bernard was married to actress Patricia Haines (first wife of Michael Caine).
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Bernard here.

Morris Perry (Dent) Born Mar 28 1925
Career highlights
Making his first appearance in New Ramps for Old (1956), Morris went on to appear in The Man Who Was Two (1957), Cards with Uncle Tom (1959), Out of this World (1962), Diary of a Young Man (1964), The Rise and Rise of Cesar Birotteau (1965), Witch Hunt (1967), Sexton Blake (1968), Counterstrike (1969), War and Peace (1972), The Shadow of the Tower (1972), Blue Movie Blackmail (1973), Whodunnit! (1974), Survivors (1977), Secret Army (1979), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982), The Cleopatras (1983), Drummonds (1985-87), The Christmas Tree (1986), Shadow of the Noose (1989), Stay Lucky (1993), Crush (2001), The Royal (2004), Holby City (2007) and Not Going Out (2011). Morris's most high profile roles were as Charles Moxon in Special Branch (1969-70) and Detective Chief Superintendent Maynon in The Sweeney (1975-76) and its film Sweeney! (1977).
Morris's wife (until her death in 2016) was actress Margaret Ashcroft, best known for her long-running roles in both The Main Chance (1969-75) and The Brothers (1974-76).
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Morris here.

Tony Caunter (Morgan) Born Sep 22 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Thatcher in The Crusade (1965)
Played: Morgan in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Jackson in Enlightenment (1983)
Career highlights
Tony's long career stems back to 24-Hour Call (1963), then The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), The Likely Lads (1966), The Avengers (1967), The Queen Street Gang (1968), Parkin's Patch (1969), Ace of Wands (1970), War and Peace (1973), Marked Personal (1974), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), Blake's 7 (1978), Angels (1979), Home to Roost (1985), London's Burning (1988), Boon (1990), Westbeach (1993), May to December (1994), Down to Earth (2004) and Doctors (2004/08). Tony will be best known as Roy Evans in the soap EastEnders (1994-2003), but he also had regular roles in Queenie's Castle (1970-72) as Jack, All Our Saturdays (1973) as Ken Hicks, Beryl's Lot (1973-77) as Trevor Tonks, Juliet Bravo (1980-82) as Jim Logan, Big Deal (1984) as Henry Diamond and The Chief (1990-94) as Arthur Quine.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Tony here.

John Ringham (Ashe) Feb 10 1928 to Oct 20 2008
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tlotoxl in The Aztecs (1964)
Played: Josiah Blake in The Smugglers (1966)
Played: Ashe in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
John's acting career stretches as far back as Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans in 1957, and took in Very Important Person (1961), The Plane Makers (1963), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Railway Children (1968), Up Pompeii (1970), The Pallisers (1974), Poldark (1975-76), Pennies from Heaven (1978), Maybury (1981) The Tripods (1985), Terry and June (1987), And There's More (1988), The Darling Buds of May (1991), The Governor (1995), Out of Sight (1997), The Secret of Eel Island (2005-07), V for Vendetta (2005) and Wallander (2008). He also played Captain Bailey in Dad's Army (1969-70), Superintendent Lake in Juliet Bravo (1980), Norman Warrender in Just Good Friends (1983-86) and Mr Blocker in Woof! (1989-93).
John was a member of the ensemble cast in the pilot episode of sitcom Dad's Army, but his character was dropped for the series as he was considered too similar to the bumbling Private Godfrey. He starred in TV adverts for Terry's Chocolate Orange spoofing the Indiana Jones films. He also wrote a couple of stage plays which were both premiered at the Edinburgh Festival, in 1991 and 1999. John's first wife was actress Elizabeth Shepherd (1959-62).

Helen Worth (Mary Ashe) Born Jan 7 1951
Career highlights
Helen's CV is relatively slight as her career has been dominated since 1974 by playing Gail in over 2,100 episodes of the soap Coronation Street. Her other appearances include Scene at 6.30 (1961), Z Cars (1963, using her birth surname of Wigglesworth), Oliver! (1968), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Confession (1970), The Strauss Family (1972), Within These Walls (1974) and The Carnforth Practice (1974).
2000: British Soap Award for Best Storyline (shared with Tina O'Brien)
2014: British Soap Award for Lifetime Achievement
Helen was married to actor Michael Angelis between 1991-2001 (she forgave an affair he had in 1995, but not his second one in 2001). Her real name is Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth.

David Webb (Leeson) Mar 6 1931 to Jun 30 2012 (pancreatic cancer)
Career highlights
David debuted in a 1957 episode of Rupert of Hentzau, then appeared in The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff (1959), Hilda Lessways (1959), Tunes of Glory (1960), Emergency Ward 10 (1960-61), Crossroads (1964), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1967), Witchfinder General (1968), Wicked Women (1970), The Stanley Baxter Show (1971), The New Avengers (1976), A Tale of Two Cities (1980), The Pickwick Papers (1985), The Black Tower (1985), Rebecca (1997), A Dance to the Music of Time (1998) and Berkeley Square (1998).
David was for a time the lover of comedian Frankie Howerd. Libertarian David founded, in 1976, the National Council for the Reform of the Obscene Publications Acts and began his long campaign against the prudes and censors of every political and religious complexion (his motto: "So long as it's by and for consenting adults, nothing should be forbidden"). In the 1983 General Election he stood as a freedom of expression candidate in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's constituency of Finchley. He secured only 28 votes (0.1% of the vote).

Sheila Grant (Jane Leeson) Mar 7 1933 to Sep 14 1990
Doctor Who credits
Played: Quark voices in The Dominators (1968)
Played: Jane Leeson in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
Sheila's first credit was Madame Bovary (1964), then Up the Junction (1965), The Witness (1966), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966/67), Point Counterpoint (1968), Cold Comfort Farm (1968), Doomwatch (1971), Shoulder to Shoulder (1974), Yes, Honestly (1977), Funny Man (1981), Captain Zep, Space Detective (1983), The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), The Practice (1986) and The Bill (1990).

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

John Line (Martin)
Career highlights
Debuting in Rupert of Hentzau (1957), John's career has included roles in Rag Doll (1961), No Hiding Place (1964), Castors Away! (1968), Hadleigh (1969), Paul Temple (1971), Colditz (1973), Oil Strike North (1975), Out of Bounds (1977), To Serve Them All My Days (1980-81, as Garside), The Brack Report (1982), Another Country (1984), Howards' Way (1989), EastEnders (1990), Brookside (1995), The Grand (1998), Crust (2001) and My Last Five Girlfriends (2011). He also played Andrew Shaw in over 70 episodes of medical soap Emergency Ward 10 (1962-64). John played Captain Redway in the original stage production of The Curse of the Daleks in 1964, and returned to the story playing Professor Vanderlyn in the 2008 audio adaptation by Big Finish.

Mitzi Webster (Mrs Martin) Born Nov 18 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mrs Martin in Colony in Space (1971, as Mitzi Webster)
Played: Nancy in The Green Death (1973, as Mitzi McKenzie)
Career highlights
Mitzi had earlier appeared in The Wanderer (1959), Scotland Yard (1960), Resurrection (1968), Boys Meets Girl (1969) and Anne of Green Gables (1972), and later appeared with her new surname in The Hole in the Wall (1972), Upstairs, Downstairs (1974), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and The Darling Buds of May (1991).
She later became a schoolteacher.

Pat Gorman (Primitive and voice, Long, Colonist)
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).

John Scott Martin (IMC robot operator) Apr 1 1926 to Jan 6 2009 (Parkinson's Disease)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Daleks in The Chase (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Five Doctors (1983), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Mechanoids in The Chase (1965)
Played: IMC robot in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Charlie in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Mutt in The Mutants (1972)
Played: Gell Guard in The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Played: Hughes in The Green Death (1973)
Played: Reading guard in Robot (1974-75)
Played: Kriz in The Brain of Morbius (1975)
Played: Nucleus in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
John's long career began in 1952's The Life and Death of King John, and went to play usually bit-part roles in Quatermass and the Pit (1958), Ghost Squad (1963), The Likely Lads (1965-66), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Good Life (1975), The Duchess of Duke Street (1977), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), The Tripods (1984), Erik the Viking (1989), Bullseye! (1990), London's Burning (1991), Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Mine All Mine (2004).
John also appeared in Catatonia's video for Dead from the Waist Down (1999). In later years he was a church warden and school governor in Essex.

John Herrington (Holden)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rhynmal in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Holden in Colony in Space (1971)
Career highlights
John's first role was uncredited in Quatermass II (1955), and he went on to take roles in Dixon of Dock Green (1959), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Timeslip (1971), Colditz (1972-73), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974), Second Verdict (1976) and The Woman in White (1982).

Stanley McGeagh (Allen) Born 1940
Doctor Who credits
Played: Allen in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Castle guard Drew in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Stanley's other credits include Haunted (1967), Dad's Army (1969), Burke and Hare (1972), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), Law and Order (1978), Carry On Emmannuelle (1978), Blood Money (1981), Gandhi (1982), Big Deal (1986), Neighbours (1993), Worst Best Friends (2002) and You and Your Stupid Mate (2005).
In 1970, Stanley married fellow actor Deborah Brayshaw, who appeared in Day of the Daleks (1972). They later divorced.

Norman Atkyns (Guardian) Dec 13 1905 to Aug 7 1980
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guardian in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Rear Admiral in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Australian Norman debuted (uncredited) in Emil and the Detectives (1935), followed by roles in Anthony and Anna (1947), Playbox (1959), Idol on Parade (1959), followed by roles in Dr Finlay's Casebook (1965), Resurrection (1968), For the Love of Ada (1972), Follyfoot (1973), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973), The Good Life (1975), Doctor on the Go (1977) and A Tale of Two Cities (1980).
He was a close friend of Doctor Who director Michael Briant.

Roy Heymann (Alien priest) Sep 11 1941 to Feb 23 1996
Doctor Who credits
Played: Alien priest in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Gotal in Death to the Daleks (1974)
Career highlights
Roy's only other credit is a 1962 edition of Dixon of Dock Green.
If you've ever wondered what the human face is beneath the masks of the alien priest or Gotal, you can see Roy's picture on his Brazilian travel documents from 1963/4 here!

Peter Forbes-Robertson (Time Lord) Jan 16 1927 to Dec 7 1995
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guard in The Power of the Daleks (1966)
Played: Time Lord in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Chief Sea Devil in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Peter's first credit is in The Case of Charles Peace (1949) and over the years he appeared in Let's Have a Murder (1950), Those People Next Door (1953), Girl in the Headlines (1963), Take a Pair of Private Eyes (1966), Island of Terror (1966), The Persuaders! (1971), Scream... and Die! (1974), Sex Play (1974), Enemy at the Door (1980), The Tripods (1985), The Love Boat (1986) and Foreign Body (1986).
Little-known fact: Peter provided the spoken word parts on the 1974 ELO album Eldorado.

John Tordoff (Alec Leeson)
Career highlights
Making his debut in The Whisperers (1961), John's further work includes Nearest and Dearest (1969), The First Churchills (1969), Doctor in Charge (1972), Churchill's People (1975), The Sweeney (1975), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Rumpole of the Bailey (1978), Agony (1981), The Gaffer (1983), Without a Clue (1988), Campion (1990), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Merlin (1998), Parting Shots (1998), Coronation Street (1978/99), Another Life (2001) and Eyes Wide Open (2001). John also wrote TV movie Charlie Was a Rich Man in 1981, and wrote and directed the 2001 short Feeling Lucky.
John is now a keen artist and garden designer in Umbria, Italy.

John Baker (Time Lord) Aug 8 1917 to Dec 2 2002
Doctor Who credits
Played: Time Lord in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Audience member/ meditator in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Played: Ralph in The Visitation (1982)
Career highlights
John first appeared in Hotel Reserve (1944), and later had roles in Morning Departure (1946), RUR (1948), Midshipman Barney (1951), Five Children and It (1951), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954), The End of the Road (1957), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1957), Cover Girl Killer (1959), The Frightened City (1961), Echo Four Two (1961), Contract to Kill (1965), It! (1966), Trog (1970), War and Peace (1972), Are You Being Served? (1974), Blake's 7 (1978), Spy! (1980), Shine on Harvey Moon (1982), Bergerac (1985), The Dark Angel (1987), The Brittas Empire (1992) and Class Act (1994).

Graham Leaman (Time Lord) Aug 9 1920 to Jun 14 1985 (multiple sclerosis)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Controller in The Macra Terror (1967)
Played: Price in Fury from the Deep (1968)
Played: Grand Marshall in The Seeds of Death (1969)
Played: Time Lord in Colony in Space (1971), The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Career highlights
His earliest credit was in Where's Charley? (1952), then Before Your Very Eyes (1956), Hancock's Half Hour (1956-59), The Strange World of Gurney Slade (1960), Deadline Midnight (1961), Kenilworth (1967), The First Churchills (1969), Dead of Night (1972) and Father Brown (1974).
In 1943 Graham was on the selection panel for the formation of an entertainment troupe for 2 AGRA (Army Group Royal Artillery) in North Africa. Among those selected was comedian Spike Milligan. When the Battery Band held a reunion in 1983, Milligan noticed Graham's absence (due to him suffering from multiple sclerosis) and went to his home to transport him to the reunion. His brother John (Jack) was also an amateur actor.


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.

Michael Briant (director) Born Feb 14 1942
Doctor Who credits
Assistant floor manager: The Crusade (1965, uncredited)
Production assistant: The Power of the Daleks (1966, uncredited), Fury from the Deep (1968, uncredited)
Directed: Colony in Space (1971), The Sea Devils (1972), The Green Death (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975, as Michael E Briant), The Robots of Death (1977, as Michael E Briant)
Played: Radio DJ (voice) in The Sea Devils (1972, uncredited)
Played: Monitor voice in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975, uncredited)
Career highlights
Michael's first directing credit was on The Newcomers (1965), then The Doctors (1969), Z Cars (1970/74), Sutherland's Law (1973), Warship (1976-77), Treasure Island (1977), Blake's 7 (1978), The Onedin Line (1978), Secret Army (1978-79), Breakaway (1980), Blood Money (1981), Kessler (1981), One By One (1985), Howards' Way (1987), Spijkerhoek (1989-90), Zonder Ernst (1992) and EastEnders (1995). He had also taken an acting role in the 1952 series Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School, as well as The Little Round House (1955) and True as a Turtle (1957); he also wrote and directed the 1980 adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities.
Michael is now a keen Spain-based yachtsman and sailor and travels the world filming excursions - and occasionally getting attacked by pirates, according to his website! Michael says he was asked by Doctor Who producer Graham Williams to direct a Season 15 story, but was unavailable - after that, he was not asked back. Michael directed his final two Doctor Who stories as Michael E Briant (E for Edwin).
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Michael here.

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).
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).
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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