Thursday, May 08, 2014

Day of the Daleks

The Controller (Aubrey Woods)
 enters the Daleks' lair - in colour!
Four episodes (Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four)
First broadcast Jan 1 to 22 1972
Average audience for serial: 9.80m

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.

Wilfred Carter (Sir Reginald Styles) May 25 1908 to Feb 5 1998
Career highlights
Wilfred's earliest role was in a 1957 Dixon of Dock Green, followed by Frankie Howerd in... (1959), Silent Evidence (1962), To Bury Caesar (1963), Softly Softly (1967), Menace (1970), The Edwardians (1972), Barlow At Large (1974) and Oil Strike North (1975).

Jimmy Winston (Shura) Born Apr 20 1945
Career highlights
Jimmy's modest acting career also included roles in Doctor in the House (1969), UFO (1970), Justice (1973) and The Sweeney (1978), but he is more notable for being an original member of the pop group the Small Faces in 1965. Guitarist Jimmy (birth surname Langwith) switched to keyboard to be in the band, which was "discovered" by singer Elkie Brooks, and stayed with them for their first two UK singles - Whatcha Gonna Do About It (which peaked in the chart at number 14) and I've Got Mine. The band appeared in the film Dateline Diamonds (released 1966) after the Small Faces signed to Decca Records. Jimmy left the band acrimoniously in October 1965, reportedly because of creative differences with lead vocalist Steve Marriott, and was replaced by Ian McLagan. The Small Faces went on to find chart success, especially with the singles She-La-La-La-Lee, All or Nothing, Itchycoo Park and Lazy Sunday, while in 1966 Jimmy formed his own band, The Reflections, and released the single Sorry, She's Mine (a cover of a Small Faces song), and in late 1966, the UK's first psychedelia band, Winston's Fumbs (which released the single Real Crazy Apartment). In 1976 he released a solo single, Sun in the Morning, on the Nems label.
Facts
Nowadays, he runs his own sound equipment company. 

Anna Barry (Anat) Born Aug 30 1935
Career highlights
Anna first appeared in a 1956 adaptation of The Tempest, followed by A Time of Day (1957), The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967), Mad Jack (1970), Villains (1972), New Scotland Yard (1974), Hunter's Walk (1976), Don't Forget to Write! (1979), Casualty (2002), The Chatterley Affair (2006), The Bill (2007), Cemetery Junction (2010), Your Highness (2011), Dates (2013), A Dark Reflection (2014), Dig (2015) and The Silent Child (2017). She also had a recurring role as Sylvia Tate in General Hospital (1972).
Facts
Anna's father was Michael Barry, head of BBC drama in the 1950s and director/ producer of many productions in the 1930s and 40s. She is married to actor and writer Andrew Neil.

Scott Fredericks (Boaz) Mar 15 1943 to Nov 6 2017
Doctor Who credits
Played: Boaz in Day of the Daleks (1972)
Played: Maximillian Stael in Image of the Fendahl (1977)
Career highlights
Scott's earliest role was in The White Rabbit (1967), followed by Strange Report (1969), Dixon of Dock Green (1970), Dad's Army (1971), Crossroads (1973), Sutherland's Law (1973), The Deadly Females (1976), Last of Summer (1978), Blake's 7 (1979), Cribb (1981), Cal (1984), Charters and Caldicott (1985), Prince William (2002), Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007) and Rock Rivals (2008). Scott also had a regular role as Tom Kelly in the shipping soap Triangle (1983).
Facts
He later became a radio producer and director in Ireland. In a 2001 interview, Scott said: "I remember Peter Barkworth saying, 'My life with the BBC didn't start until I did Doctor Who'. And the same happened to me."

Aubrey Woods (Controller) Apr 9 1928 to May 7 2013
Career highlights
Aubrey's earliest role was in I Want to Be an Actor (1946), followed by roles in Nicholas Nickleby (1947 and 1957), Father Brown (1954), Bleak House (1959), Spare the Rod (1961), The Old Curiosity Shop (1962-63), Boy Meets Girl (1967), Sexton Blake (1967), Pickwick (1969), Up Pompeii (1969/71), Futtocks End (1970), Loot (1970), Wuthering Heights (1970), All the Right Noises (1971), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971), Up the Chastity Belt (1971), Menace (1973), Commander Badman (1974), My Honourable Mrs (1975), Rings on Their Fingers (1978), Blake's 7 (1979), Nice Work (1980), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1984), I'll Take Manhattan (1987), Turn on to T-Bag (1988), Night of the Fox (1990) and London's Burning (1995). He also appeared in the 1978 series The Songwriters.
Facts
Aubrey was a lifelong fan of the author E F Benson and adapted the book Secret Lives for BBC Radio 4 in 1987. He was a recognised face in a number of stage musicals of the 1960s and 70s. 

Jean McFarlane (Miss Paget)
Career highlights
Jean's other appearances include The Gold Robbers (1969), Doctor in the House (1970), The Insomniac (1971), Doctor at Large (1971), Brett (1971) and Man at the Top (1972).

Deborah Brayshaw (Girl technician) Born 1946
Career highlights
Deborah's work also includes Sentimental Education (1970), Z Cars (1971), Softly Softly (1974), Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977), Carry On Emmannuelle (1978) and Crossroads (1979).
Facts
In 1970, Deborah married fellow actor Stanley McGeagh, who appeared in Colony in Space (1971) and The Sea Devils (1972). They later divorced.

Gypsie Kemp (UNIT radio operator) 1937 to Jan 9 2015 (lung cancer)
Career highlights
Gypsie first appeared in Z Cars (1969), and later A Touch of the Other (1970), The Benny Hill Show (1972), Happy Ever After (1977) and Shoestring (1979). She then moved to Australia, where she changed her name to Sarah Kemp and landed a regular role as Charlie Bartlett in over 500 editions of soap Sons and Daughters (1982-87). Later work included Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993), GP (1994/95) and The Gift (2008).
Facts
In the 1990s Sarah became an English teacher in Sydney. In 1999 she ran for the New South Wales Legislative Council as a Unity Party candidate.

Tim Condren (Guerilla) Oct 22 1926 to Jul 19 2006 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Stunts: The Time Meddler (1965, uncredited)
Played: Saxon warrior in The Time Meddler (1965, uncredited)
Played: Rebelling Roboman in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966, uncredited)
Played: Soldier in The Web of Fear (1968, uncredited)
Played: Guerilla in Day of the Daleks (1972)
Career highlights
Tim was a fight arranger, bit part actor and stuntman in many productions, starting with Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), Carry On Cowboy (1966), You Only Live Twice (1967), The Viking Queen (1967), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Steptoe and Son (1974), The New Avengers (1976), Star Wars (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Superman (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Brazil (1985), Labyrinth (1986), Willow (1988), Spender (1991), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and In the Name of the Father (1993).
Facts
Tim, who was an expert archer and horseman, also taught his art at the London Stunt School. He also took part in American and Australian rodeos as a trick rider, in circuses, and played a knight in the Tower of London show The White Tower.

Valentine Palmer (Monia) Born Jul 24 1935
Career highlights
Debuted in The Yellow Hat (1966), then Moira Anderson Sings (1968), The Saint (1969), The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970), The Pathfinders (1972), Emmerdale (1973), The Sweeney (1976), The Chinese Detective (1982), Minder (1984) and Fanny Hill, a 1995 drama which he also wrote, directed and produced.
Facts
Valentine (dubbed The Voice Man) is now principal of the Academy of Communication, and coaches in communication skills as well as produces corporate videos and commercials. Valentine's great uncle, second officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, was the most senior officer to survive the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 (he was portrayed by Kenneth More in A Night to Remember (1958), Jonathan Phillips in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, and Steven Waddington in the 2012 TV series of the same name). Valentine wrote a book about his family's links to the Titanic, and the many theories surrounding it, in 2012.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Valentine here.

Peter Hill (Manager) Mar 9 1932 to Dec 29 1995
Career highlights
Peter debuted in Softly Softly (1971), and also took work in The Hole in the Wall (1972), General Hospital (1972), Dixon of Dock Green (1975), Rock Follies (1976), Big Boy Now! (1976), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1978), Dick Turpin (1980) and The Professionals (1980). He also had regular roles as Gates in The Cedar Tree (1976-78) and as Arthur Brownlow in soap Crossroads (1980-81). 

Andrew Carr (Senior guard) Died Nov 18 1992
Career highlights
Andrew's other roles included Z Cars (1969), Dixon of Dock Green (1971), War and Peace (1972), Rush (1974), The Woman in White (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) and Poirot (1993). 

George Raistrick (Guard at work centre) Mar 26 1931 to Sep 12 1995
Career highlights
Doctor Who was George's earliest work, followed by The Pallisers (1974), Count Dracula (1977), Smuggler (1981), The Professionals (1982), Norbert Smith, A Life (1989), Forever Green (1992), Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993), The Scarlet and the Black (1993), To Play the King (1993), Common As Muck (1994), The Tomorrow People (1995), The Thin Blue Line (1995) and Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1996).
Facts
Shakespearean actor George collapsed and died following a performance as Arturo Taddei in La Grande Magia at the Lyttleton Theatre.

Rick Lester (Ogron)
Doctor Who credits
Fight arranger: Day of the Daleks (1972)
Played: Ogron in Day of the Daleks (1972), Carnival of Monsters (1973, uncredited), Frontier in Space (1973)
Career highlights
Rick's stuntman CV stems back to the first ever James Bond film Dr No (1962), followed by From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Italian Job (1969), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Diamonds are Forever (1971), Dracula AD 1972 (1972), Live and Let Die (1973), Stardust (1974), Space: 1999 (1975-76), Star Wars (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Superman (1978), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).
Facts
After performing stunts on so many 007 films since 1962, the film franchise producers auditioned Rick to replace Sean Connery as Bond, but Roger Moore got the job. Rick was an original member of the British Jousting Society. Nowadays he is a voiceover artist and precision driving tutor.

Maurice Bush (Ogron) Jun 3 1930 to Aug 1999
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ogron in Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Career highlights
Actor-turned-boxer Maurice made his debut in Laughing Anne (1953), followed by The Frightened City (1961), Detective (1969), Hark at Barker (1970), Scars of Dracula (1970), Budgie (1971), The Creeping Flesh (1973), Son of Dracula (1974), Love Thy Neighbour (1975), Raffles (1977), Potter (1979), The Empire Strikes Back (1980, as Dengar the Bounty Hunter), Inspector Morse (1991) and The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992). Maurice (often also credited as Morris) was also on the set of the other two original Star Wars films - he plays Darth Vader's foot kicking Obi-Wan Kenobi's empty cloak in A New Hope (1977) and most of his scenes as Dengar were edited out of Return of the Jedi (1983), although he can be briefly glimpsed.

David Joyce (Ogron)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Technician in The Ambassadors of Death (1970, uncredited)
Played: Ogron in Day of the Daleks (1972)
Career highlights
David also appeared in Special Branch (1969), Doctor in the House (1970), Get Some In! (1976), Grange Hill (1993) and All Saints (2003). 

Frank Menzies (Ogron)
This is Frank's only credit. 

Bruce Wells (Ogron) Jul 7 1933 to Nov 14 2009
Doctor Who credits
Played: Thal in Doctor Who and the Daleks (1965)
Played: Cyberman in The Tenth Planet (1966, uncredited)
Played: Alien guard in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Union recruit in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Ogron in Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Career highlights
Further work includes The Servant (1963), Mr Aitch (1967), Romany Jones (1972), Get Some In! (1976) and Minder (1984).

Geoffrey Todd (Ogron)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ogron in Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Career highlights
Geoffrey also worked on Hunter (1968), Brett (1971), Within These Walls (1975), Law and Order (1978) and Rumpole of the Bailey (1978).

John Scott Martin (Dalek 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).
Facts
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.

Ricky Newby (Dalek operator)
Career highlights
Ricky's further roles included Doctor At Large (1971), The Dirtiest Soldier in the World (1972), Engelbert with the Young Generation (1972), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), The Goodies (1977, in which he was Bill Oddie's double), The Young Ones (1984) and Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).
Facts
Ricky is now a children's entertainer (Tricky Ricky the comedy magician and Mr Toots the magic clown), and entertained children at a 2003 Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Ricky here.

Murphy Grumbar (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991
Doctor Who credits
Played:
 Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64, as Peter Murphy), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964, as Peter Murphy), The Space Museum (1965, as Murphy Grumbar), The Evil of the Daleks (1967, as Murphy Grumbar), Day of the Daleks (1972, as Murphy Grumbar), Frontier in Space (1973, as Murphy Grumbar), Planet of the Daleks (1973, as Murphy Grumbar), Death to the Daleks (1974, as Murphy Grumbar)
Played: Mechanoids in The Chase (1965, as Murphy Grumbar)
Played: Arcturus in The Curse of Peladon (1972, as Murphy Grumbar)
Career highlights
Other credits include Moody and Pegg (1974), Churchill's People (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) and Jack of Diamonds (1983).
Facts
Peter Stanley C Murphy performed as Peter Murphy until 1964, after which he changed his professional name to Murphy Grumbar for the next decade (no doubt influenced by his marriage to the actor Dorothy Grumbar in 1963). From 1974 on he went by the name Peter Bex.

Oliver Gilbert (Dalek voice)
Career highlights
Voicing the Daleks was Oliver's first job, and he went on to appear in Warship (1973), Colditz (1974), Sex Play (1974), The Goodies (1975/76) and The Lost Boys (1978). 

Peter Messaline (Dalek voice) Apr 9 1944 to Dec 8 2016
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Canadian Peter's first job, after which he worked on Warship (1973), Scrooge (1978), Hot Paint (1988), The Raccoons (1989), Friday's Curse (1989), Street Legal (1991), Robocop (1994), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995), The Hardy Boys (1995), Goosebumps (1996), Animorphs (1998-99), The Famous Jett Jackson (2000), Deathlands (2003), Puppets Who Kill (2006), Above and Beyond (2006), Jeff Ltd (2007), Warehouse 13 (2009), Alphas (2011), Murdoch Mysteries (2013) and The Archivist (2013). Between 1984-86 he played the lead in the BBC Radio series Waggoner's Walk.
Facts
For many years he was a prolific writer within the acting genre, including editing The Agent's Book and co-writing The Actor's Survival Kit with wife Miriam Newhouse. He was also an expert on taxation for performers, linked to Equity, and campaigned for the rights of newcomers to the industry. 

Alex Macintosh (Television reporter) Nov 18 1925 to Sep 7 1997
Career highlights
Alex was an in-vision announcer on ABC TV between 1955-61 and BBC TV between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, and contributed to many shows, including Come Dancing (1957-72). It was Alex's voice that was heard on the UK's very first TV commercial, for SR Toothpaste, in September 1955, and he was often a BBC news relief in the 1960s. He worked for an Australian TV company in the 1970s, and appeared, often as a TV interviewer or reporter, in shows including There's Always a Thursday (1957), Fred Emney Picks a Pop (1960), The Dick Emery Show (1964), The Benny Hill Show (1964), R3 (1965), Help! (1965), The Troubleshooters (1969) and The Goodies (1971). He was also the UK vote presenter for the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Louis Marks (writer) Mar 23 1928 to Sep 17 2010
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Planet of Giants (1964), Day of the Daleks (1972), Planet of Evil (1975), The Masque of Mandragora (1976)
Career highlights
Louis's writing career began with Skyport (1959-60), followed by duties on The Four Just Men (1960), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1958-60), Ghost Squad (1963), Danger Man (1964), No Hiding Place (1966), Doomwatch (1971-72), Bedtime Stories (1974) and Silas Marner (1985). He was also a prolific script editor - working on The Four Just Men (1959), No Hiding Place (1965-66), No Exit (1972), The Stone Tape (1972), Orde Wingate (1976), Brensham People (1976) and Premiere (1977) - and producer on programmes such as Centre Play (1974-77), The Lost Boys (1978), Baal (1982), Time and the Conways (1985), Thunder Rock (1985), Precious Bane (1989), The Trial (1993), Middlemarch (1994), Plotlands (1997) and Daniel Deronda (2002).
Facts
In 1955 Louis founded the magazine Books and Bookmen, aimed at authors, illustrators and avid readers, which was published until 1980. Oxford University graduate Louis started out as a history teacher at a boarding school before moving into TV production, and after retiring in 2002 ran a B&B with his wife Sonia.

Paul Bernard (director) Jun 20 1929 to Sep 25 1997
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Day of the Daleks (1972), The Time Monster (1972), Frontier in Space (1973)
Career highlights
Paul's other direction work includes Emergency Ward 10 (1957), Z Cars (1964-65), Cluff (1964), Virgin of the Secret Service (1968, on which he was also supervising producer), Honey Lane (1969), Happy Ever After (1970), This Is Tom Jones (1970), The Tomorrow People (1973), Under the Same Sun (1979-80) and Coronation Street (22 episodes between 1971-87), although he had other talents too, including production design on ITV Television Playhouse (1958-59), Our House (1960), Ghost Squad (1961), Hugh and I (1962), The Avengers (1961-63), ITV Play of the Week (1960-65) and Virgin Witch (1972).
Facts
In later life, Paul became a successful artist. In a 1989 interview, Paul said: "Pertwee was a bit of a prima donna. He'd had a very successful career in music hall and, quite rightly, had a very high opinion of himself."

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.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder what happened to Jean McFarlane (Miss Paget) ? Presumably she has passed on by now. Her career seems to have ended in the early 1970's not long after 'Day of the Daleks'. She was unwell during the filming of Episode 4 and had to have her lines given to someone else during one of the final scenes.

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