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

REGULAR CAST

Jon Pertwee (The Doctor) Jul 7 1919 to May 20 1996 (heart attack) Click here to see Jon Pertwee's entry on Spearhead from Space

Katy Manning (Jo Grant) Born Oct 14 1946 Click here for Katy Manning's entry on Terror of the Autons

Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart) Dec 16 1929 to Feb 22 2011 (cancer) Click here for Nicholas Courtney's entry on The Daleks' Master Plan

Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates) Born Jan 15 1936 Click here for Richard Franklin's entry on Terror of the Autons

John Levene (Benton) Born Dec 24 1941 Click here for John Levene's entry on The Web of Fear

GUEST CAST

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.

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.

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.
Facts
Maurice was a member of Thanet's Busy Bee Motorcycle Club, and was also a sparring partner to British and European Light Heavyweight champion boxer Don Cockle.

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).

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).

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.

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."

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), The Bunny Caper (1974), The Goodies (1975/76) and The Lost Boys (1978).

Murphy Grumbar (Dalek operator) Aug 16 1928 to May 5 1991 Click here for Murphy Grumbar's entry on The Daleks (as Peter Murphy)

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).
Facts
When Peter left Crossroads, he was determined to leave for good. He demanded that his part be written out and asked that Arthur Brownlow be gotten rid of permanently. In a 1985 interview, co-star Ronald Allen recalled: "He simply didn't want to be tempted back ever, so Arthur was killed off. It's easy in this business to look down on soap operas, but in the end most actors are glad of the regular money."

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).

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.

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 Danger Man in 1960, followed by Dr No (1962), 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), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), Batman (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
Facts
After performing stunts on 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.

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.

John Scott Martin (Dalek operator) Apr 1 1926 to Jan 6 2009 (Parkinson's Disease) Click here for John Scott Martin's entry on The Web Planet

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).

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

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. 

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.

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.

George Raistrick (Guard at work centre) Mar 26 1931 to Sep 12 1995
Career highlights
Beggar My Neighbour (1968) was George's earliest work, followed by Jack the Ripper (1973), The Pallisers (1974), Count Dracula (1977), Smuggler (1981), The Professionals (1982), Norbert Smith, A Life (1989), Forever Green (1992), Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993-95), 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.

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).

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), Fast Hands (1976), Get Some In! (1976) and Minder (1984).
Facts
Bruce's main career was as an amateur boxer. He won the Junior ABA welterweight title in both 1949 and 1950, and also claimed a gold star, beating heavyweight boxer Joe Erskine. In 1953 and 1954 he was crowned ABA Light Middleweight Champion, and also clinched Gold in the 1953 European Amateur Boxing Championships. Also in 1953, Bruce was named as one of the Sports Writers Association's Sportsmen of the Year, alongside Sir Stanley Matthews. After retiring from boxing he became a stuntman, and was also a PE teacher in the late 1960s, but kept his fists in with boxing, including taking part in a charity match with Muhammad Ali in 1977.

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. 

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. 

CREW

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) Click here for Barry Letts's entry on The Enemy of the World

Terrance Dicks (script editor) Born Apr 14 1935 Click here for Terrance Dicks's entry on The Invasion

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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