Thursday, June 26, 2014

Genesis of the Daleks

Did he have the right...?
Six episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six)
First broadcast Mar 8 to Apr 12 1975
Average audience for serial: 9.57m

CAST

Tom Baker (The Doctor) Born Jan 20 1934
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy, Image of the Fendahl, The Sun Makers, Underworld, The Invasion of Time, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor, Destiny of the Daleks, City of Death, The Creature from the Pit, Nightmare of Eden, The Horns of Nimon, Shada (unbroadcast), The Leisure Hive, Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis (1974-81). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983, archive footage), Dimensions in Time (1993), The Day of the Doctor (2013, as The Curator - but I think we all know who he was really!).
Tom also played the Doctor in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, and in several BBC and Big Finish audios since 2009.
Played: Meglos in Meglos (1980)
Career highlights
Tom's career began with a 1968 adaptation of The Winter's Tale, followed by roles in George and the Dragon (1968), Z Cars (1968), Softly Softly (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), The Canterbury Tales (1972), The Vault of Horror (1973), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), The Mutations (1974), Piccadilly Circus (1977), Late Night Story (1978), The Book Tower (1979-81), The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, as Sherlock Holmes), Jemima Shore Investigates (1983), Remington Steele (1984), Blackadder II (1986), Roland Rat: The Series (1986), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1986), The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986), The Silver Chair (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), The Law Lord (1992), Cluedo (1992), Backtime (1998), Max Bear (2000), Dungeons and Dragons (2000), Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001), Strange (2003), Fort Boyard (2003), Swiss Toni (2003), The Magic Roundabout (2005), Agatha Christie's Marple (2007), The Beeps (2007-08) and The Genie in the Bottle (2010). Tom has also had regular roles as Prof Geoffrey Hoyt in Medics (1992-95), Professor Wyvern in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000-01) and Donald MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen (2004-05). He is probably most famous in his latter career for providing the eccentric narration for sketch series Little Britain between 2003-08.
Facts
Tom left home at 15 to become a monk with the Brothers of Ploermel on Jersey, but abandoned this profession at the age of 21 in favour of National Service. In 1971 Tom was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal of Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra (he was beaten by Ben Johnson and Desi Arnaz Jr). In December 1980 he married actress Lalla Ward (who had been companion Romana in Doctor Who since 1979), but the marriage ended 18 months later. He married third wife Sue Jerrard in 1986, previously an assistant editor on Doctor Who. Tom's old drinking buddies in the 1960s and 70s included artist Francis Bacon at the infamous Colony Room. Tom has several links to popular music - appearing on Technocat's single Only Human (1995), and providing a monologue on Witness to a Murder (Part Two) by Mansun (1998 - his Doctor and the TARDIS also appeared on the cover of the band's album Six). Pop band The Human League released a song entitled Tom Baker in 1980. In 1999 Tom published a short fairytale novel called The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, which has since been adapted for the stage. Tom's distinctive vocals can also be heard at various tourist attractions in the UK, such as the London Dungeon, Natural History Museum and Alton Towers' Nemesis ride. In 2006 Tom recorded 11,593 phrases so his voice could be used for BT's text messaging service to raise money for homeless charity Shelter - as a result record producer Mark Murphy created a single of Tom "singing" You Really Got Me by the Kinks.

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Feb 1 1946 to Apr 19 2011 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sarah Jane Smith in The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Death to the Daleks (1974), The Monster of Peladon (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), The Ark in Space (1975), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), The Brain of Morbius (1976), The Seeds of Doom (1976), The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Hand of Fear (1976), K9 & Company (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011).
Elisabeth also played Sarah in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, two BBC Radio stories - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996) - and the fan video production Downtime (1995), as well as reprising the role for various Big Finish audio plays.
Career highlights
Elisabeth's earliest (uncredited) role was in Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), then Coronation Street (1970), Z Cars (1971/72), Doomwatch (1972), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Hickory House (1973), Merry-Go-Round (1977), Send in the Girls (1978), Take My Wife (1979), Silver Dream Racer (1980), In Loving Memory (1980), Name for the Day (1980), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), The Bill (1989), Men of the World (1994), Peak Practice (1996) and Faith in the Future (1996).
Facts
She was married to actor Brian Miller, also a Doctor Who alumni. Elisabeth appeared alongside seven of the TV Doctors (Doctors 1-5 either during her own era or in The Five Doctors, plus the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in either 21st century Doctor Who or her own spin-off series). The Impossible Astronaut (2011) was dedicated to Elisabeth on its transmission, while a special programme entitled My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen aired on Children's BBC. BBC4 also repeated The Hand of Fear (1976) as a tribute.

Ian Marter (Harry Sullivan) Oct 28 1944 to Oct 28 1986 (diabetes-related heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: John Andrews in Carnival of Monsters (1973)
Played: Harry Sullivan in Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, The Android Invasion (1974-75)
Career highlights
Ian played John Andrews in Carnival of Monsters (1973) and companion Harry Sullivan in seven serials between 1974-75. Ian's first acting credit was in Doctor Faustus (1967), followed by roles in The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971), Holly (1972), The Venturers (1975), Softly Softly (1975), The Brothers (1976), The Medusa Touch (1978, in which he was wrongly credited as Ian Master), ten episodes of Crown Court (1972/74/78), Hazell (1979), The Specialist (1980), Close to Home (1982), Shine On Harvey Moon (1984), Bergerac (1985) and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986).
Facts
He left Oxford University in 1969 to become a stage manager at the Bristol Old Vic circa 1970. He auditioned for the role of Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who in 1970, and in later years took to writing, including nine novelisations of Doctor Who TV stories (courting controversy by using the word "bastard" in The Enemy of the World), as well as the original novel Harry Sullivan's War (1986), set a decade after Harry stopped travelling with the Doctor (Marter originally planned to kill Harry off at the end, but the publisher banned the idea). Ian died before completing his adaptation of The Rescue, which had to be completed by Nigel Robinson, and before he could adapt his promised sequel to Harry Sullivan's War. With the pen-name Ian Don, he also wrote the novelisation of the Hollywood films Splash (1984), Baby (1985), Tough Guys (1986) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), and several unpublished books based on the cartoon series The Gummi Bears. Another writing project that never saw the light of day was the script for an unmade film called Doctor Who Meets Scratchman, which he co-wrote with Tom Baker and James Hill in the mid-1970s.

Michael Wisher (Davros) May 19 1935 to Jul 21 1995 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: John Wakefield in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Rex Farrel in Terror of the Autons (1971)
Played: Kalik in Carnival of Monsters (1973)
Played: Dalek voice in Frontier in Space (1973), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975, uncredited)
Played: Davros in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Magrik in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Played: Morelli in Planet of Evil (1975)
Career highlights
Michael made his acting debut in a 1963 edition of Suspense, and also appeared in No Hiding Place (1963), Adventure Weekly (1969), Colditz (1972), Moonbase 3 (1973), Dixon of Dock Green (1975), The Prince and the Pauper (1976), Airline (1982), Cover Her Face (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Vanity Fair (1987), The Bill (1989) and EastEnders (1991).
Facts
Michael also appeared in a number of Doctor Who spin-off videos, such as Wartime (1987), Summoned by Shadows (1992), The Airzone Solution (1993) and Shakedown (1994). He also briefly appeared in the 1995 documentary Dalekmania. He was asked to reprise his iconic role of Davros in both 1979 and 1984, but stage tours restricted his availability. However, he did play Davros again in the 1993 stage play The Trial of Davros. Michael's son Andrew is also an actor.

Peter Miles (Nyder)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dr Lawrence in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Professor Whitaker in Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
Played: Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Tragan in The Paradise of Death (1993, radio)
Career highlights
Peter made his first appearance in The Ballad of the Artificial Mash (1968), followed by Softly Softly (1968), The Borderers (1970), Colditz (1972), The Sweeney (1975), Survivors (1975), The Hill of the Red Fox (1975), The Eagle Has Landed (1976, uncredited as Hitler), Disraeli (1978), Blake's 7 (1978-79, as Rontane), The Whistle Blower (1986), Little Dorrit (1987), Bergerac (1990), The Punk (1993) and Monarch (2000).
Facts
Peter is also an accomplished jazz singer, and enjoyed a primetime set with his band at the 2006 Ealing Jazz Festival. He was a childhood friend of legendary singer Dusty Springfield - in fact the first recording Dusty ever made was with Peter. He appeared in a South Bank Show special about Dusty in 2006.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Peter here.

Dennis Chinnery (Gharman) May 14 1927 to Feb 29 2012
Doctor Who credits
Played: Albert C Richardson in The Chase (1965)
Played: Gharman in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Professor Sylvest in The Twin Dilemma (1984)
Career highlights
Dennis's career began with White Fire (1953), then Great Scott, It's Maynard (1956), Mostly Maynard (1957), Hancock's Half Hour (1957-59), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), The Avengers (1967), Orlando (1966-68), Hadleigh (1969), Harriet's Back in Town (1973), Survivors (1975), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), The Bill (1989) and The Right Impression (2005).
Facts
The character of the accident-prone vet in black comedy The League of Gentlemen was named Mr Chinnery after Dennis.

Guy Siner (Ravon) Born Oct 16 1947
Career highlights
New York born Guy made his earliest appearance in Z Cars (1972), followed by I, Claudius (1976), Secret Army (1979), You Rang, M'Lord? (1990), The Brittas Empire (1994), Seinfeld (1995), Leprachaun 4 (1997), Lost Highway (1997), Babylon 5 (1997), Diagnosis Murder (1999), Return to the Secret Garden (2000), That's My Bush! (2001), Star Trek: Enterprise (2002), The Agency (2002), Spongebob Squarepants (2001-02), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Doctors (2005), ChuckleVision (2008), Ironclad (2011) and Mr Sloane (2014). His most recognisable role was as Lieutenant Hubert Gruber in over 80 episodes of sitcom 'Allo 'Allo (1982-92), and has also provided the voice for various Imperial officers on Star Wars computer games since 1994.
Facts
His cousins are fellow actors Selina and Simon Cadell, the latter best known from the sitcom Hi-De-Hi!.

John Franklyn-Robbins (Time Lord) Dec 14 1924 to Mar 21 2009
Career highlights
John debuted in The Haven (1955), followed by roles in The Victorians (1963), It's Dark Outside (1965), The Baron (1967), Christ Recrucified (1969), Ivanhoe (1970), Jude the Obscure (1971), Cider with Rosie (1971), Running Scared (1972), Asylum (1972), The Edwardians (1972), Napoleon and Love (1974), Whodunnit! (1975), I, Claudius (1976), This Year Next Year (1977), Atom Spies (1979), In Loving Memory (1979), Get Lost! (1981), The Black Tower (1985), The Storyteller (1988), Campion (1989), The Woman in Black (1989), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1994), Emma (1996), Mrs Dalloway (1997), A Christmas Carol (1999), Bright Young Things (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Sergeant Pepper (2004), Hogfather (2006) and The Golden Compass (2007). John, who was also a classical theatre director, had a regular role as Detective Superintendent Adler in Softly Softly (1972-73). 

Harriet Philpin (Bettan)
Career highlights
Harriet debuted in the soap Crossroads, and then took roles in Doctor in Charge (1973), The Sweeney (1975), Blake's 7 (1979) and Number on End (1980).
Facts
Harriet famously appeared in the 1970s and 80s as the wife of the Secret Lemonade Drinker in the popular TV commercials for R Whites lemonade.

Stephen Yardley (Sevrin) Born Mar 24 1942
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sevrin in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Arak in Vengeance on Varos (1985)
Career highlights
Stephen's earliest appearance was in The Flying Swan in 1965, since when he has appeared in Danger Man (1965), The Champions (1968), Villains (1972), Harriet's Back in Town (1972), Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall (1972), Oranges & Lemons (1973), The Brothers (1974), Coronation Street (1974), Thriller (1976), The Gentle Touch (1980), Blake's 7 (1981), The Day of the Triffids (1981), Funny Money (1983), Morgan's Boy (1984), Widows 2 (1985), The Doctor and the Devils (1985), Remington Steele (1987), Virtual Murder (1992), Heartbeat (1996), Bugs (1998), Holby City (2000) and Hex (2004). He has enjoyed a number of regular roles in ongoing dramas, including PC May in Z Cars (1967-68), William "Spider" Scott in The XYY Man (1976-77), Max Brocard in Secret Army (1978) and most successfully, Ken Masters in Howards' Way (1985-90).
Facts
Stephen is married to his Howards' Way co-star Jan Harvey.

James Garbutt (Ronson) Born 1925
Career highlights
Debuting in Codename: Portcullis in 1969, James's other credits include The Borderers (1970), The Witch's Daughter (1971), Woodstock (1973), Warship (1973), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1974), The Stars Look Down (1975), Bill Brand (1976), Superman (1978), One By One (1985), Ladies in Charge (1986), Brookside (1988), Gems (1988), The Manageress (1989-90), Spender (1992), Between the Lines (1993), Middlemarch (1994), Coronation Street (1997), Badger (1999) and Night Flight (2002). James had a regular role in The Onedin Line as Robert Onedin (1972-74) and Bill Seaton in When the Boat Comes In (1976-77).

Drew Wood (Tane)
Career highlights
Drew debuted in Dr Finlay's Casebook (1967), followed by roles in Codename (1970), And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973), Assassin (1973), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight (1976) and Television Club (1977).

Jeremy Chandler (Gerrill)
Career highlights
Jeremy also appeared in The Revenue Men (1967) and Dr Faustus (1967).

Andrew Johns (Kravos) Born Jun 10 1949
Career highlights
Debuting in a 1969 Play of the Month, Andrew's other roles include The Merchant of Venice (1973), Rooms (1975), Sadie, It's Cold Outside (1975), Pride and Prejudice (1980), Lady Killers (1980-81), Shakedown (1988), Strange But True (1994) and Gentlemen's Relish (2001).

Pat Gorman (Thal soldier)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Freedom fighter/ Rebel in The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964, uncredited)
Played: Planetarian in Mission to the Unknown (1965, uncredited)
Played: Greek soldier in The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited)
Played: Guard in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966, uncredited), The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited), Day of the Daleks (1972, uncredited), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited), The Green Death (1973, uncredited), The Monster of Peladon (1974, uncredited), Robot (1974-75, uncredited), The Seeds of Doom (1976, uncredited), The Deadly Assassin (1976, uncredited)
Played: Worker in The War Machines (1966, uncredited), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited)
Played: Monk in The Abominable Snowmen (1967, uncredited)
Played: Cyberman in The Invasion (1968), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited)
Played: Military policeman in The War Games (1969)
Played: Silurian in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Technician in The Ambassadors of Death (1970, uncredited)
Played: Primord in Inferno (1970)
Played: Auton leader in Terror of the Autons (1971)
Played: Primitive in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Voice in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Long/ colonist in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Coven member in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Film cameraman in Day of the Daleks (1972, uncredited)
Played: Sea Devil in The Sea Devils (1972), Frontier in Space (1973, uncredited)
Played: UNIT soldier in The Three Doctors (1972-73, uncredited), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Played: 'Nuthutch' resident in The Green Death (1973, uncredited)
Played: Thal soldier in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Soldier in The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Caves of Androzani (1984, uncredited)
Played: Brother in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited)
Played: Medic in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Kro in The Ribos Operation (1978, uncredited)
Played: Pilot in The Armageddon Factor (1979)
Played: Thug in City of Death (1979, uncredited)
Played: Gundan in Warriors' Gate (1981, uncredited)
Played: Foster in The Keeper of Traken (1981, uncredited)
Played: Grogan in Enlightenment (1983, uncredited)
Career highlights
Many of Pat's roles in other TV shows and films went uncredited too, including Girl in the Headlines (1963), The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67), The Prisoner (1967), Dad's Army (1969), Trog (1970), Fawlty Towers (1975), The Sweeney (1975), The Sandbaggers (1978), The Tomorrow People (1979), Secret Army (1978-79), The Plank (1979), Hammer House of Horror (1980), The Elephant Man (1980), The Nightmare Man (1981), Blake's 7 (1978-81), Minder (1979-82), The Professionals (1978-82), The Young Ones (1982), Batman (1989), Dark Season (1991) and Soldier, Soldier (1994).

Tom Georgeson (Kavell) Born Aug 8 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Kavell in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Detective inspector in Logopolis (1981)
Career highlights
Prolific Tom's earliest credit was in The Assistant (1969), and later took roles in Shabby Tiger (1973), Lizzie Dripping (1975), Rooms (1975), Headmaster (1977), When the Boat Comes In (1981), Maybury (1981), Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), Juliet Bravo (1983), The Last Place on Earth (1985), Strike It Rich! (1986), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Les Girls (1988), The Manageress (1989-90), Stay Lucky (1990), GBH (1991), Bramwell (1996), Fierce Creatures (1997), Cadfael (1997), Liverpool 1 (1998), City Central (2000), Ultimate Force (2002), Bleak House (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Angel (2007), Ashes to Ashes (2009), Justice (2011), The Crimson Petal and the White (2011), The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011), The Hollow Crown (2012) and Electricity (2014). He also had a long-standing role as Harry Naylor in Between the Lines (1992-94).

Ivor Roberts (Mogran) Jul 19 1925 to Sep 5 1999
Career highlights
Ivor's earliest role was in the soap Coronation Street in 1972 playing Tommy Silcock, followed by Ace of Wands (1972), Marked Personal (1973), Sam (1974), Edward the King (1975), Secret Army (1977), Alternative 3 (1977), Crossroads (1978), The Legend of King Arthur (1979), Agony (1980), The Talisman (1980-81), Shackleton (1982), Death of an Expert Witness (1983), The New Statesman (1984), Sorry! (1985), Personal Services (1987), Inspector Morse (1989), The Nineteenth Hole (1989), The Piglet Files (1990), You Rang, M'Lord? (1990-93, as Mr Barnes) and Peak Practice (1999). He also had a regular role as Arnold Thomas in sitcom Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995-97).
Facts
Before becoming an actor Ivor had been an in-vision announcer for the Welsh ITV companies between 1962-68. Ivor also appears as a lascivious businessman in the video for Barbra Streisand's Emotion (1984).

Michael Lynch (Thal politician) Died 2012
Doctor Who credits
Played: Spencer in The War Games (1969)
Played: Thal politician in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Morning After (1962), then The Saint (1964), The Woman in White (1966), The Avengers (1967), The Last of the Mohicans (1971) and Woodstock (1973).

Hilary Minster (Thal soldier) Mar 21 1944 to Nov 24 1999 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Marat in Planet of the Daleks (1973)
Played: Thal soldier in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Career highlights
Debuting in Z Cars (1967), Hilary's other credits include Timeslip (1970), The Long Chase (1972), Man About the House (1975), Poldark (1977), The Tomorrow People (1978), Crossroads (1979), Secret Army (1979), Strike It Rich! (1986), The Girl in a Swing (1988) and Bugs (1998). His most memorable role was as General Erich von Klinkerhoffen in almost 60 episodes of sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! (1984-92).
Facts
He occasionally wrote scripts for the variety programme International Cabaret with host Kenneth Williams, and in the 1980s was producer and presenter of Central Television's Here and Now documentary strand.

Max Faulkner (Thal guard) 1931 to Feb 13 2010
Doctor Who credits
Played: UNIT soldier in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Exxilon in Death to the Daleks (1974, uncredited)
Played: Miner in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Played: Second guard captain in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Played: Guard in Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Face of Evil (1977, uncredited)
Played: Crewmember in Planet of Evil (1975, uncredited)
Played: Corporal Adams in The Android Invasion (1975)
Fight/ stunt arranger: The Hand of Fear (1976)
Played: Rebel in The Sun Makers (1977, uncredited)
Played: Nesbin in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Career highlights
Prolific stuntman Max debuted in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1957), later appearing in Private Investigator (1959), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1957-60), From Russia with Love (1963), The Ipcress File (1965), The Prisoner (1968), Poldark (1976), The Goodies (1977), Blake's 7 (1980), The Day of the Triffids (1981), Krull (1983), Robin of Sherwood (1984-86), Willow (1988), Nightbreed (1990), Far and Away (1992) and Goldeneye (1995).

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

Peter Mantle (Kaled guard) Born Apr 17 1950
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Peter's acting debut, after which he appeared in Rooms (1977), Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978), The Boy Merlin (1979), Fox (1980), Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) and The Shadow of the Noose (1989).
Facts
Peter now runs his own actors' agency called The Elliott Agency.

John Gleeson (Thal soldier)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Thal soldier in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Charles Winlett in The Seeds of Doom (1976)
Career highlights
John's other credits include Public Eye (1975), The Sweeney (1978), Accident (1978), Butterflies (1978), To the Manor Born (1979-80), Terry and June (1985), Lovejoy (1986), The Les Dennis Laughter Show (1991) and Lexx (2001).
Facts
John's father was early cinema and Broadway actor Leon Quatermaine.

Richard Reeves (Kaled leader)
Career highlights
Richard's short acting career includes Dixon of Dock Green (1973), Upstairs Downstairs (1974), Katy (1976) and Secret Army (1977).

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.

Cy Town (Dalek operator) Born 1931
Doctor Who credits
Played: Technician in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Medical orderly in The Mind of Evil (1971, uncredited)
Played: Dalek operator in Frontier in Space (1973), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Destiny of the Daleks (1979), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Extra in Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974, uncredited), The Invisible Enemy (1977, uncredited), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited)
Played: Vogan in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975, uncredited)
Played: Brother in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited)
Played: Guard in The Sun Makers (1977, uncredited)
Played: Harold V's brother in The Happiness Patrol (1988, uncredited)
Played: Haemovore in The Curse of Fenric (1989, uncredited)
Career highlights
Other acting work includes All Gas and Gaiters (1970), Steptoe and Son (1972), Moonbase 3 (1973), Carry On Girls (1973), Dad's Army (1973), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), Star Wars (1977), Blake's 7 (1981) and Crown Prosecutor (1995).

Keith Ashley (Dalek operator) Died 2007
Doctor Who credits
Played: Extra in The Savages (1966, uncredited), Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Played: Firing squad member in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Technician in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Villager in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Dalek operator in Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
Played: Zygon in Terror of the Zygons (1975)
Played: Sir Colin's aide in The Seeds of Doom (1976, uncredited)
Played: Brother in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited)
Career highlights
Keith's earliest credit was in The Love of Mike (1960), followed by roles in The Cheaters (1962), Frankie Howerd (1966), No, That's Me Over Here! (1970), The Adventurer (1972), Upstairs Downstairs (1972/73), Marked Personal (1973), Colditz (1974), The Onedin Line (1976), Get Some In! (1977) and Three Piece Suite (1977).

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Terry Nation (writer) Aug 6 1930 to Mar 9 1997 (emphysema)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Daleks (1963-64), The Keys of Marinus (1964), The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), The Chase (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
Career highlights
Terry's writing career began in the 1950s writing radio scripts for comedians such as Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd, Eric Sykes and Terry Scott, before working with legendary comic actor Tony Hancock in 1962. Terry turned down an initial offer to write for Doctor Who, but when he was sacked by Hancock he approached the production team and came up with the serial The Daleks. He also created the cult shows Survivors (1975-77 - in a British High Court of Justice case in the mid-1970s, which was abandoned by both sides due to escalating costs, writer Brian Clemens claimed he had told Nation the concept for Survivors in the late 1960s and had registered the idea with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain in 1965. Nation strenuously denied this) and Blake's 7 (1978-81), worked for a time on Out of This World (1962), The Baron (1966-67), The Saint (1964-68), Department S (1969), The Avengers (1968-69), The Persuaders! (1971-72), The House in Nightmare Park (1973), The Protectors (1973-74), Thriller (1974) and Ticket to Ride (1989), and toward the end of his career in the US helped create the action series MacGyver (1985).

David Maloney (director) Dec 14 1933 to Jul 18 2006 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Production assistant: The Rescue (1965, uncredited), The Romans (1965, uncredited), The Time Meddler (1965, uncredited), The Myth Makers (1965, uncredited), The Ark (1966, uncredited)
Directed: The Mind Robber (1968), The Krotons (1968-69), The War Games (1969), Frontier in Space (episode 6, 1973, uncredited), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), The Deadly Assassin (1976), The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977)
Career highlights
David also directed for Ivanhoe (1970), The Last of the Mohicans (1971), Hawkeye, the Pathfinder (1973), Woodstock (1973), Angels (1976), Blake's 7 (1979-80), Juliet Bravo (1982), Maelstrom (1985), Strike It Rich! (1986) and Family Pride (1991), while taking producing duties on Blake's 7 (1978-80), When the Boat Comes In (1981) and The Day of the Triffids (1981).
Facts
David started out as a jobbing repertory actor, as well as working for the Birmingham Mail.

Philip Hinchcliffe (producer) Born Oct 1 1944
Doctor Who credits
Produced: The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1975-77)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was one of Philip's first TV jobs, after being script editor on Alexander the Greatest (1971), You're Only Young Twice (1971), The Jensen Code (1973) and The Kids from 47A (1973-74). After leaving Doctor Who, Philip became producer on Target (1977-78), Private Schulz (1981), Nancy Astor (1982), Strangers and Brothers (1984), The Charmer (1987), Bust (1987-88), Friday On My Mind (1992), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Seesaw (1998), McCallum (1998), Rebus (2000-01) and Taggart (1999-2001). Philip has also written scripts for Crossroads (1970), Target (1977) and Bust (1987-88), and novelised three Doctor Who stories for Target Books.
Facts
Philip won the 1990 Prix Europa Fiction Prize for And a Nightingale Sang, a film adapted from C P Taylor's play by screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. In 1977 he was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Doctor Who, and received a further nomination for Private Schulz. There was also an Emmy nomination for Nancy Astor, a mini-series he produced in 1982. His daughter Celina Hinchcliffe is a British TV sports presenter, including for SkySports. His brother-in-law is actor Geoffrey Whitehead. In 2014 Philip returned to the world of Doctor Who by writing two new audio serials for the Fourth Doctor and Leela for Big Finish Productions.

Robert Holmes (script editor) Apr 2 1926 to May 24 1986 (chronic liver ailment)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Krotons (1968-69), The Space Pirates (1969), Spearhead from Space (1970), Terror of the Autons (1971), Carnival of Monsters (1973), The Time Warrior (1973-74), The Ark in Space (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975, uncredited), The Brain of Morbius (1976, uncredited), The Deadly Assassin (1976), The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), The Sun Makers (1977), The Ribos Operation (1978), The Power of Kroll (1978-79), The Caves of Androzani (1984), The Two Doctors (1985), The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
Script edited: Robot, The Ark in Space (uncredited), The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin (uncredited), The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang (uncredited), Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy, Image of the Fendahl, The Sun Makers (uncredited) (1974-78)
Career highlights
He began writing for TV as early as Knight Errant Limited (1960), and went on to write scripts for Deadline Midnight (1961), Ghost Squad (1962), Emergency Ward 10 (1962-63), Dr Finlay's Casebook (1964-65), Undermind (1965), No Hiding Place (1965-67), Public Eye (1965-68), Mr Rose (1967-68), Doomwatch (1971), Spyder's Web (1972), Dixon of Dock Green (1974), Jukes of Piccadilly (1980), The Nightmare Man (1981), Blake's 7 (1979/81), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82) and Bergerac (1983-87). He was also story editor on Armchair Thriller and Shoestring, both in 1980.
Facts
Robert was the youngest ever commissioned officer in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, serving in Burma. After he left the Army he joined the police, then became a journalist and sports writer - he was the last ever editor of British lifestyle publication John Bull Magazine in 1964. He was originally going to write Doctor Who's 20th anniversary tale in 1983, but when he found the numerous elements he'd been asked to incorporate unworkable, he was replaced by Terrance Dicks. Robert died while writing the final two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord, and due to tensions in the Doctor Who production office at the time, his original ending for the story had to be changed and written afresh by Pip and Jane Baker. His face was also one of those seen during the Time Lord mind battle in The Brain of Morbius.

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