Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Dæmons

The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) found
 the May Day ribbons soft, strong
 and very long
Five episodes (Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Five)
First broadcast May 22 to Jun 19 1971
Average audience for serial: 8.34m

CAST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Damaris Hayman (Olive Hawthorne) Born Jun 16 1929
Career highlights
Damaris's career began with The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1953), then The Belles of St Trinian's (1954), The Citadel (1961), Mike (1964), Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), Gentleman Jim (1967), How We Used to Live (1969), Ours is a Nice House (1970), The Liver Birds (1971), Sez Les (1972), Mutiny on the Buses (1972), The Witches' Brew (1973), Happy Ever After (1974), The Tommy Cooper Hour (1974), Confessions of as Driving Instructor (1976), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Missionary (1982), The Young Ones (1984), Super Gran (1985), The Little and Large Show (1988), Memento Mori (1992), One Foot in the Grave (1992/95) and Nelson's Column (1995).
Facts
Damaris used to act as a stand-in for the actress Margaret Rutherford when she played Agatha Christie's sleuth Miss Marple in several films. The green shawl worn by Miss Hawthorne in The Daemons was given to Damaris by Rutherford. Damaris was also a close friend of comedian Tony Hancock before his death. Damaris reprised her role as Miss Hawthorne for a spin-off video White Witch of Devil's End (released 2016).

Stephen Thorne (Azal) Born May 30 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Azal in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Omega in The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Played: Ogron in Frontier in Space (1973)
Played: Eldrad (Kastrian version) in The Hand of Fear (1976)
Career highlights
Stephen's earliest role was in Jezebel ex UK (1963), followed by Z Cars (1971), Sexton Blake and the Demon God (1978), Crossroads (1978-79), Death of an Expert Witness (1983), David Copperfield (1986), EastEnders (1991), Madison (1993), Shakespeare: the Animated Tales (1992/94) and Last of the Summer Wine (2006). Stephen's voice can also be heard narrating numerous Fred Dibnah documentary series (1987-96), and playing Aslan in the 1979 animation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a prolific radio actor and audiobook narrator.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Stephen here.

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

Robin Wentworth (Professor Horner) Jul 20 1915 to Aug 16 1997
Career highlights
Robin's first role was in The Case of the Frightened Lady (1938), then The Stateless Man (1955), Francis Storm Investigates (1960), Kipps (1960), The Avengers (1962), The Larkins (1964), United! (1965), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Nearest and Dearest (1969), Albert and Victoria (1971), Nothing But the Night (1973), The Jensen Code (1973), Crossroads (1973), Alice Through the Looking Glass (1974), The Duchess of Duke Street (1976), Something in Disguise (1982), Forever Young (1986), House of Cards (1990) and Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1992). He also played Arthur Dewhurst in soap Coronation Street in 1961.

Rollo Gamble (Winstanley) Jun 24 1910 to Sep 11 1973
Career highlights
Rollo had a few strings to his bow, debuting as an actor in 1938's Cast Up By the Sea, and also appearing in The Deacon and the Jewess (1939), The Secret People (1952), The Onedin Line (1971), Tightrope (1972), War and Peace (1972) and Arthur of the Britons (1973). He also wrote Love on the Dole (1941), produced and directed Stars and Garters (1965), and directed Banff (1955), Keeping in Step (1958), Living for Kicks (1960), Here and Now (1962), London Wall (1963), Ready, Steady, Go! (1964-66), The British Song Festival (1965), Dionne in London (1965) and Crossroads (1968/69).
Facts
Rollo's brother was silent era actor Warburton (Charles) Gamble. Rollo was also founder of South Africa's Theatre Club in 1938.

Stanley Mason (Bok)
Career highlights
Stanley's only other credited work was on various episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1970-71) and The Morecambe and Wise Show (1971), although it's known he did play a robot (uncredited) in a 1964 Story Parade written by Terry Nation called The Caves of Steel. He was also a juggler, acrobat and circus performer.

Don McKillop (Bert the landlord) Nov 14 1929 to Dec 19 2005 (natural causes)
Career highlights
Debuting in The Sinister Man (1961), Don's further work includes Martin Chuzzlewit (1964), Redcap (1966), Driveway (1968), The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), The Liver Birds (1971), On the Buses (1971), Hine (1971), A Day Out (1972), Shades of Greene (1976), The Canal Children (1976), Star Maidens (1976), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Walter (1982), CATS Eyes (1987) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988). Don had regular roles as Jack in The Likely Lads (1964-66), Sergeant McKechnie in Sutherland's Law (1973) and Bill in Rosie (1978-79).

James Snell (Harry)
Career highlights
After debuting in The Last of the Mohicans (1971), James popped up in The Lovers! (1973), Sex Play (1974), The Sweeney (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Professionals (1980), The Borgias (1981), Gandhi (1982), Supergirl (1984), Bleak House (1985), Sid and Nancy (1986), Casualty (1986), God on the Rocks (1990), Prime Suspect (1991), Lipstick on Your Collar (1993), Harry (1993), To Play the King (1993) and Heartbeat (2002).

John Joyce (Garvin) Jun 4 1939 to Sep 15 2009 (oesophaegal cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Extra in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited)
Played: Garvin in The Daemons (1971)
Career highlights
John debuted in The Revenue Men (1967), followed by Dixon of Dock Green (1969), Callan (1972), The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972), The Onedin Line (1977), The Professionals (1980), Minder (1982), Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), Morons from Outer Space (1985), Prospects (1986), Porterhouse Blue (1987), Inspector Morse (1990), Thief Takers (1996), Wycliffe (1998) and Lifelines (2004).
Facts
In the early 1970s John was a member of the 7:84 fringe theatre company which brought him into contact with infamously unpredictable actor and director Ken Campbell (as well as Campbell alumni Sylvester McCoy). Through these connections James enjoyed the "peripheral communal pleasures" of soft drugs and drinking, which once led him to break his collarbone when he rode his scooter into a pothole in Liverpool. In the 21st century James worked as a "dummy patient" on doctors' training courses in London hospitals

Eric Hillyard (Dr Reeves) Mar 16 1915 to Dec 20 1985
Career highlights
Other credits include Romeo and Juliet (1947), Colonel Trumper's Private War (1961), Probation Officer (1961), The Villains (1964), Turn Out the Lights (1967), Paul Temple (1970), Edward the Seventh (1975) and The Crezz (1976).

Jon Croft (Tom Girton) Jul 30 1941 to Sep 27 2016 (possible kidney failure)
Career highlights
Jon made his first appearance in Kidnapped (1963), and forged a career in productions such as Public Eye (1966), Callan (1969), Z Cars (1970), Jason King (1972), Marked Personal (1974), Enemy at the Door (1978), Matilda's England (1979), The Enigma Files (1980), The Nightmare Man (1981), Gandhi (1982), Minder (1984), Bread (1987), Jack the Ripper (1988), Forever Green (1992, as John Hasty), The Chief (1993), Hamish Macbeth (1995), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996), Kavanagh QC (1999), The Gathering (2003), Powers (2004) and Florence Nightingale (2008).

Christopher Wray (PC Groom) Mar 8 1940 to Sep 12 2014
Doctor Who credits
Played: PC Groom in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Ldg Seaman Lovell in The Sea Devils (1972)
Career highlights
Other work included playing PC Anderson in Z Cars (1962-64), Ernest MacDonald in The Plane Makers (1963) and PC Ball in soap Emmerdale Farm (1972-73), as well as roles in No Hiding Place (1965), A Game of Murder (1966), The Big M (1967) and Upstairs, Downstairs (1972). Christopher - who had high hopes of becoming a magician when he left school at 17 - opened a stall on Chelsea Antiques Market in 1964 frequented by the likes of Twiggy and Dusty Springfield, and from there developed his hugely successful interior design and lighting business, based on London's King's Road.

Gerald Taylor (Baker's man) Oct 11 1940 to Dec 4 1994
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in The Daleks (1963-64), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Dr Who and the Daleks (1965, film), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967)
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Voice of WOTAN in The War Machines (1966)
Played: War Machines in The War Machines (1966)
Played: Damon's assistant in The Underwater Menace (1967)
Played: Baker's man in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Vega Nexos in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Career highlights
Gerald's acting career began in Thorndyke (1964), followed by St Ives (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Sex Thief (1974) and Moody and Pegg (1974).

Alec Linstead (Sgt Osgood) Born 1940
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sgt Osgood in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Jellicoe in Robot (1974-75)
Played: Stengos in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
After debuting in Doctor Who, Alec's further credits include The Man Outside (1972), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Professionals (1979), Suez 1956 (1979), Bulman (1985), The Tripods (1985), A Vote for Hitler (1988), Lovejoy (1993), Goodnight Sweetheart (1995), The Governor (1995), Silent Witness (1996/99), Lexx (2001) and The Bill (1993/2004).

John Owens (Thorpe) Born Jan 25 1942
Career highlights
John first appeared in Pardon the Expression (1966), followed by Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Hadleigh (1969), If It Moves, File It (1970), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973), The Kids from 47A (1974), Robert's Robots (1974), The Dick Emery Show (1976), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), Hannah (1980), Sense and Sensibility (1981), An American Werewolf in London (1981), The Professionals (1983), Open All Hours (1985), Mr Pye (1986), 21 episodes of The Two Ronnies (1971-87), Keeping Up Appearances (1991), Ellington (1996), Cardiac Arrest (1996), Alice in Wonderland (1999), From Hell (2001), Spooks (2002), Dinotopia (2002-03, as Minch), Look Around You (2005), Nighty Night (2005), Afterlife (2005), Time Trumpet (2006), Coronation Street (1977/2009), The Wolfman (2010) and Elementary (2013).
Facts
In 2014, John found he owned the only known existing script for the Two Ronnies' classic 1976 comedy sketch Four Candles.It was later auctioned for £3,995. John had the only other speaking part in the seven-minute sketch, concerning the "bill hooks" punchline!

Matthew Corbett (Jones) Born Mar 28 1948
Career highlights
Born as Peter, Matthew's acting CV is brief, as his career was soon dominated by becoming presenter of The Sooty Show between 1976-92 and Sooty & Co (which he also produced and wrote) between 1993-98, following in the footsteps of his father Harry Corbett, who was Sooty's human sidekick between 1952-76. Other non-puppet related acting includes Pardon My Genie (1972), Budgie (1972) and the role of Matt (as in Rod, Jane and Matt) in 147 episodes of children's series Rainbow between 1974-76.
Facts
In 1997 Matthew sold the rights to Sooty for £1.4m, and is now retired, although he did present the series Locks and Quays (2008). Since retiring from television he has taken up gigging in and around Manchester under his birth name. Matthew's great uncle was the fish and chip shop giant Harry Ramsden.

CREW

Robert Sloman (writer, under the pseudonym Guy Leopold) Jul 18 1926 to Oct 24 2005
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Daemons (1971, under the pseudonym Guy Leopold), The Time Monster (1972), The Green Death (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Career highlights
Starting out as an actor, Robert subsequently worked for the Sunday Times's circulation department, eventually becoming distribution manager. Robert also co-wrote the play The Tinker, on which the 1962 film The Wild and the Willing, starring (War Doctor) John Hurt and Ian McShane, was based.
Facts
He was a close friend of Doctor Who producer Barry Letts. One Sloman script which never saw the light of day was called The Daleks in London, intended to close Season 9 in 1972, but which was dropped for being too similar to The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964).

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

Christopher Barry (director) Sep 20 1925 to Feb 7 2014 (following a fall)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Daleks (episodes 1-2 & 4-5, 1963-64), The Rescue (1965), The Romans (1965), The Savages (1966), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Daemons (1971), The Mutants (1972), Robot (1974-75), The Brain of Morbius (1976), The Creature from the Pit (1979).
Career highlights
His directing career began on an episode of Starr and Company (1958) and through his long career he worked on series such as Private Investigator (1958-59), Take a Pair of Private Eyes (1966), Paul Temple (1970-71), Moonbase 3 (1973), Poldark (1975), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Onedin Line (1977), All Creatures Great and Small (1978-80), Juliet Bravo (1981-82) and The Tripods (1984-85). He was also producer on The Net (1962), No Cloak - No Dagger (1962), Broome Stages (1966) and Nanny (1981-83). His earliest TV work was as an uncredited third assistant director on A Run for Your Money (1949).
Facts
Christopher was also one of the many faces used during the mind battle sequence in The Brain of Morbius. In 1995 he directed the straight-to-video fan production Downtime. Christopher died following a fall down an escalator in a Banbury shopping centre.

Terrance Dicks (script editor) Born Apr 14 1935
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The War Games, Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Planet of the Spiders (1968-74)
Wrote: The War Games (1969), Robot (1974-75), The Brain of Morbius (1976, as Robin Bland), Horror of Fang Rock (1977), State of Decay (1980), The Five Doctors (1983)
Played: Man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Career highlights
Prolific writer Terrance also wrote for Crossroads (1964), The Avengers (1962-69), Moonbase 3 (1973), Space: 1999 (1976) and Beau Geste (1982). He took script editor duties on Moonbase 3 (1973), Great Expectations (1981), Stalky & Co. (1982), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, with Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes), Dombey and Son (1983), Jane Eyre (1983), The Invisible Man (1984) and The Pickwick Papers (1985). As a producer, he worked on Oliver Twist (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Brat Farrar (1986), David Copperfield (1986), The Diary of Anne Frank (1987) and Vanity Fair (1987).
Facts
Terrance has maintained his links to Doctor Who over the years, having written over 60 TV story novelisations, as well as two stageplays - Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday (1974) and The Ultimate Adventure (1989) - a number of spin-off video and audio dramas, and original titles in the Virgin New Adventures, Missing Adventures, BBC Books and Quick Reads ranges. Away from Doctor Who, Terrance has also written extensively for children's fiction and non-fiction book ranges since 1976, including Star Quest, The Mounties, The Baker Street Irregulars, Cry Vampire, The Adventures of Goliath, Chronicles of a Computer Game Addict, The Unexplained and many more.

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