Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Invisible Enemy

The Doctor (Tom Baker) inside the
Doctor (Tom Baker)
Four episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)
First broadcast Oct 1 to 22 1977
Average audience for serial: 7.93m

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.

Louise Jameson (Leela) Born Apr 20 1951
Doctor Who credits
Played: Leela in 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 (1977-78). Return appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993)
Career highlights
Louise made her screen debut in a 1971 adaptation of Tom Brown's Schooldays, and then took roles in Cider with Rosie (1971), Disciple of Death (1972), Emmerdale Farm (1973), Space: 1999 (1975), The Peddler (1976), Dominic (1976), The Gentle Touch (1984), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Age 13¾ (1985), The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987), Molly (1994), Wycliffe (1995), The Upper Hand (1996), River City (2008), Doc Martin (2011), Holby City (2012) and The Tractate Middoth (2013). She has had a number of regular roles over the years, including Dr Anne Reynolds in The Omega Factor (1979), Blanche Simmons in Tenko (1981-82), Susan Young in Bergerac (1985-90), Janet in Rides (1992-93) and Rosa Di Marco in soap EastEnders (1998-2000).
Facts
Louise was persuaded to become an actress when she was working as a prison visitor and met Leslie Grantham, then serving 12 years for manslaughter but later to become famous as EastEnders' Den Watts (and who was also in Resurrection of the Daleks in 1984).

John Leeson (Voice of K-9, Voice of Nucleus) Born Mar 16 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of K-9 in The Invisible Enemy (1977), The Sun Makers (1977), Underworld (1978), The Invasion of Time (1978), The Ribos Operation (1978), The Pirate Planet (1978), The Stones of Blood (1978), The Androids of Tara (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979), The Leisure Hive (1980), Meglos (1980), Full Circle (1980), State of Decay (1980), Warriors' Gate (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), Journey's End (2008).
John has also voiced K-9 in Doctor Who's spin-offs, including K9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures stories Invasion of the Bane (2006), The Lost Boy (2007), the Comic Relief special From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love (2009), The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Gift (2009), The Nightmare Man (2010) and Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), and the K9 TV series stories Regeneration, Liberation, The Korven The Bounty Hunter, Siren of Ceres, Fear Itself, The Fall of the House of Gryffen, Jaws of Orthrus, Dream-eaters, Curse of Anubis, Oroborus, Alien Avatar, Aeolian, The Last Oak Tree in England, Black Hunger, The Cambridge Spy, Lost Library of UKKO, Mutant Copper, The Custodians, Taphony and the Time Loop, Robot Gladiators, Mind Snap, Angel of the North, The Last Precinct, Hound of the Korven, Eclipse of the Korven (2009-10). John has also voiced K9 in Search Out Space (1991), the BBC1 animated audio Shada (2003), on various episodes of Blue Peter (1977/2006), The Weakest Link (2007), Comic Relief (2009), Pointless (2013) and Stargazing Live: Back to Earth (2013-14), as well as in Big Finish audios since 2003.
Played: Voice of the Nucleus of the Swarm in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Dugeen in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Played: Voice of the Dalek battle computer in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
John's acting career began with The Spanish Farm in 1968, followed by roles in Dad's Army (1969), My Wife Next Door (1972), Headmaster (1977), Jigsaw (1979), Tarka the Otter (1979), Blake's 7 (1978/79), Sorry! (1981), Tucker's Luck (1985), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), 'Allo 'Allo (1989), The Bill (1993), Bugs (1995), Vanity Fair (1998), Doctors (2001), ChuckleVision (2007) and Rebels Without a Clue (2009). He also voiced Bungle in 50 episodes of children's programme Rainbow in the 1970s.
Facts
In the 70s John was a question writer for quiz show Mastermind. He is also a good chef, having prepared period feasts for Agatha Christie's Poirot (1993), been a wine consultant to five-star restaurant staff, and was a serving magistrate in Ealing, and adviser on court etiquette and procedures to film and TV. In 2002 John stood (under his birth name of John Ducker) as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the Ealing Council elections for the Perivale constituency (he got 326 votes, finishing in last place unelected). He stood again in 2010, attracting 1,104 votes, finishing seventh out of nine. His wife is Judy Ducker, a property buyer on productions such as Hugo, Snow White and the Huntsman and Diana.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with John here.

Frederick Jaeger (Professor Marius) May 9 1928 to Jun 18 2004
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jano in The Savages (1966)
Played: Sorenson in Planet of Evil (1975)
Played: Professor Marius in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
German born Frederick's career began in 1950's Probation Officer and went on to see roles in The Grove Family (1955), The One That Got Away (1957), Ice Cold in Alex (1958), Interpol Calling (1960), Farewell Performance (1963), Hit and Run (1965), The Jazz Age (1968), Ryan International (1970), The Befrienders (1972), Scorpio (1973), The New Avengers (1976), The Omega Factor (1979), Yes, Minister (1980), Remington Steele (1984), The Chief (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), Keeping Up Appearances (1993) and Cold Comfort Farm (1995). He also played Dr James Austen in The Inside Man (1969), Commander Fletcher in Special Branch (1974) and Max Van Der Rheede in The Onedin Line (1980).
Facts
Frederick's family fled Berlin for France when the Nazi party took control in 1933, and then moved to the UK in 1939. He became a naturalized British citizen 11 years later.

Michael Sheard (Lowe) Jun 18 1938 to Aug 31 2005 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rhos in The Ark (1966)
Played: Dr Summers in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Laurence Scarman in Pyramids of Mars (1975)
Played: Lowe in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Mergrave in Castrovalva (1982)
Played: Headmaster in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Michael was a prolific character actor, appearing in over 120 productions, starting in a 1962 episode of Suspense. Further roles included The Likely Lads (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), The Borderers (1969), Albert! (1969), Paul Temple (1971), The Onedin Line (1972), On the Buses (1973), The Sweeney (1975), Space: 1999 (1975), The Tomorrow People (1978), Blake's 7 (1980), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983-84), The Invisible Man (1984), Hannay (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), 'Allo 'Allo (1992), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Another Life (2001), The Green Door (2005) and Shadows in the Woods (2006). Michael had a regular role as Mr Bronson in children's school series Grange Hill (1985-89).
Facts
During his career, he played Adolf Hitler five times, and Heinrich Himmler three times. He acted alongside five Doctors in the TV series, and a sixth (Paul McGann) in audio story The Stones of Venice (2001). Michael was the one to formally identify actor Declan Mulholland at the police mortuary after he was found dead on a train (as well as being the original actor to play Jabba the Hutt in a scene deleted from Star Wars, Declan also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Sea Devils and The Androids of Tara).

Brian Grellis (Safran) Born 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sheprah in Revenge of the Cybermen (1975)
Played: Safran in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Megaphone man in Snakedance (1983)
Career highlights
Brian's earliest credit was in The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre in 1963, followed by roles in Only When I Larf (1968), The First Lady (1969), Trial (1971), On the Buses (1971), Jason King (1972), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads (1973), The Brothers (1974), Circus (1975), The Good Life (1976), Survivors (1976), Room Service (1979), A Tale of Two Cities (1980), Bergerac (1983), Threads (1984), Brookside (1986) and Help! (1986). He also regularly played Detective Sergeant Bowker in Z Cars (1974-78).

Edmund Pegge (Meeker)
Career highlights
Australian Edmund started his career in The Tempest (1963), and later appeared in Mogul (1970), Escape Into Night (1972), Moonbase 3 (1973), Matlock Police (1974), When the Boat Comes In (1976), Luke's Kingdom (1976), Follow Me (1977), Secret Army (1977), Skyways (1979), Home Sweet Home (1980), Stage Fright (1980), Sorry! (1982), Tenko (1981-82), Gems (1985), Anzacs (1985), Big Deal (1985), Golden Fiddles (1991), Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999), Selkie (2000), Doctors (2003), Rosemary and Thyme (2006) and Swerve (2011).
Facts
Edmund tours schools giving workshops on expressive speech and poetry.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Edmund here.

Jay Neill (Silvey) May 21 1932 to Jun 14 2006
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guard in The Enemy of the World (1967-68, uncredited)
Played: Policeman in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Pikeman in The Masque of Mandragora (1976)
Played: Silvey in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Klimt in Underworld (1978)
Career highlights
Jay's career began in Softly Softly (1968), then The First Lady (1969), Trial (1971), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Not on Your Nellie (1975), Fawlty Towers (1975), The Emigrants (1976), Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978), The Dick Emery Show (1979), Yes, Minister (1981), Terry and June (1982), Sorry! (1985) and Kit Curran (1986).
Facts
Between 1958-63 Jay was a member of the Dior Dancers variety act, which specialised in apache/ adagio aerobatic dance and reached great success, including in Las Vegas and at the 1960 Royal Variety Performance.

Anthony Rowlands (Crewman) Born Jun 17 1947
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Anthony's final credit, after having worked on Jackanory (1969), Bizarre (1970), The Adventurer (1973), Big Zapper (1973) and Sadie, It's Cold Outside (1975).
Facts
Tony later became a drama teacher in Bristol, but has also written plays and poems, and keeps his hand in the drama genre through education.

Roy Herrick (Parsons) Jul 22 1936 to Oct 11 1988
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jean in The Reign of Terror (1964)
Played: Voice of Xoanon in The Face of Evil (1977)
Played: Parsons in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
Roy's further work included The Spread of the Eagle (1963), Object Z (1965), Macbeth (1970), Public Eye (1971), Colditz (1974), Survivors (1976), George and Mildred (1979), Tenko (1981), Fresh Fields (1984) and Howards' Way (1985). He regularly played Jeffrey Sissons in The Regiment (1972-73).

Elizabeth Norman (Marius's nurse)
Career highlights
Elizabeth's other credits are The Rough with the Smooth (1975), The Dick Emery Show (1976), Don't Forget to Write! (1977), Target (1977) and Charlie's Angels (1979).
Facts
Elizabeth has one of the most famous voices in the UK, as the BT announcer for the 1571 voicemail service. She is now part of the Swisser Swatter theatre company.

Nell Curran (Reception nurse)
Career highlights
Nell debuted in The Ten Commandments (1971), and also appeared in Made (1972), The Regiment (1973), Crossroads (1977), Sorry! (1982) and The Kit Curran Radio Show (1984).
Facts
In 1980 Nell married The Invisible Enemy director Derrick Goodwin.

Jim McManus (Opthalmologist)
Career highlights
Jim's first work was uncredited in The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), then Dixon of Dock Green (1975/76), The Sweeney (1976), The Professionals (1978), Silver Dream Racer (1980), Juliet Bravo (1980), Rosie (1981), Only Fools and Horses (1982), Casting Off (1988), Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989), Press Gang (1990), Buddy's Song (1991), Trouble in Mind (1991), Chef! (1994), Sharpe's Siege (1996), Goodnight Sweetheart (1999), EastEnders (2001), Tipping the Velvet (2002), Heartbeat (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Easy Virtue (2008).

Roderick Smith (Cruickshank) Born Jun 2 1952
Career highlights
Roderick debuted in Children Playing (1967), then appeared in Please Sir! (1971), Carry On Behind (1975), Z Cars (1977), Television Club (1978), Angels (1981), Boon (1987), The Paradise Club (1989), Specials (1991), Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1996), Beyond Fear (1997), The Rotters' Club (2005), The Alice (2005), The Story of Tracy Beaker (2008) and Lennon Naked (2010). He also had a recurring role as Sergeant Keith Lardner in Dangerfield (1995-99).
Facts
Roderick is also a writer, and once translated Homer's The Iliad into the Birmingham dialect, calling it The Brummie Patrocleia.

Kenneth Waller (Hedges) Nov 5 1927 to Jan 28 2000
Career highlights
Kenneth's debut was uncredited in Room at the Top (1959), after which he took roles in A Game for Murder (1966), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Scrooge (1970), On the Buses (1971), The Love Pill (1971), Romany Jones (1973), South Riding (1974), Carry On Behind (1975), Target (1977), The Famous Five (1978), All Creatures Great and Small (1980), Minder (1984), Boon (1987), Never the Twain (1988), Santa's First Christmas (1992), Romuald the Reindeer (1996) and The Queen's Nose (1999). He will perhaps be best remembered as Old Mr Grace in Are You Being Served? (1981, despite being 28 years younger than the actor who played Young Mr Grace!), Ferret in Big Deal (1984-86) and Grandad in the sitcom Bread (1986-91).
Facts
Kenneth was an accomplished pianist who played with leading orchestras, was a lover of opera and a keen follower in his home town of the Huddersfield Choral Society. Another institution he cherished was the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, which he served as both actor and supporter. His obituary in The Times read: "Waller lived modestly in a rented two-bedroom maisonette opposite Chalk Farm Tube station in London. His idea of a treat was a fresh Scotch salmon from Marks & Spencer and a half bottle of champagne."

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

John Scott Martin (Nucleus) 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.

CREW

Bob Baker (writer) Born Jul 26 1939
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Claws of Axos (1971), The Mutants (1972), The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), The Hand of Fear (1976), The Invisible Enemy (1977), Underworld (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979), Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Career highlights
With writing partner Dave Martin, Bob wrote eight Doctor Who serials, and a ninth on his own. Bob's writing career began with Doctor Who, followed by stints on Thick as Thieves (1971), Pretenders (1972), Arthur of the Britons (1972), Z Cars (1974), Public Eye (1975), Sky (1976), Machinegunner (1976), King of the Castle (1977), Follow Me (1977), Scorpion Tales (1978), Target (1977-78), Shoestring (1979), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82), Jangles (1982), Bergerac (1981/83), Call Me Mister (1986), Succubus (1987), The Jazz Detective (1992), Kipper (1997) and The Mysti Show (2004). As co-creator of the Doctor's robot dog K9, Bob was also series producer and one of the writers of the 2009 spin-off series K9. In recent years he has enjoyed international success as writer of the Wallace and Gromit Aardman animations, including The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008, for which he won a BAFTA and an Alexander Korda Award) and Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention (2010, which he also produced). Bob also acted as script editor on Pretenders, Shoestring, Jangles, Into the Labyrinth, Call Me Mister and Peace One Day (2004), and was producer on Function Room (2004).
Facts
The character of Baker Bob in A Matter of Loaf and death is named after Bob. Bob also helped create some of the animations for the BBC children's series Vision On in the late 1960s.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Bob here.

Dave Martin (writer) Jan 1 1935 to Mar 30 2007 (lung cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Claws of Axos (1971), The Mutants (1972), The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), The Hand of Fear (1976), The Invisible Enemy (1977), Underworld (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979)
Career highlights
With writing partner Bob Baker, Dave wrote eight Doctor Who serials. Dave's writing career began with Doctor Who, followed by stints on Thick as Thieves (1971), Pretenders (1972), Arthur of the Britons (1972), Z Cars (1974), Late Night Drama (1974), Public Eye (1975), Sky (1976), Machinegunner (1976), King of the Castle (1977), Follow Me (1977), Scorpion Tales (1978), Target (1977-78), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82) and Succubus (1987). He was also story editor, along with Bob Baker, on Pretenders. Dave also wrote a 1986 Doctor Who choose your own adventure book, entitled Search for the Doctor, featuring several of his previous inventions, including K9, Omega and Drax.
Facts
His second wife Celia was the daughter of prolific TV script writer Denis Constanduros.

Derrick Goodwin (director) Born Jul 6 1935
Career highlights
Derrick's directing career began with Albert! (1969-71), followed by stints on Never Say Die (1970), On the Buses (1971-72), The Train Now Standing (1973), Within These Walls (1975), Rough Justice (1977), Mixed Blessings (1978), Lovely Couple (1979), Holding the Fort (1980), Now and Then (1983-84), The Kit Curran Radio Show (1984), Mann's Best Friends (1985) and French Fields (1989). He also wrote 22 episodes of Albert!, and acted as producer on many of the series he directed.
Facts
In 1980 he married actress Nell Curran (who appears in this story). Derrick helped set up the Canadian Broadcasting Company's drama and entertainment department in Winnipeg.

Graham Williams (producer) May 24 1945 to Aug 17 1990 (shooting incident)
Doctor Who credits
Produced: 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) (1977-80)
Wrote: The Invasion of Time (1978, as David Agnew), City of Death (1979, as David Agnew)
Career highlights
Graham wrote for Target (1977), was script editor on The View from Daniel Pike (1971-73), Sutherland's Law (1973), Barlow at Large (1975) and Z Cars (1975-77), and produced Super Gran (1986-87).
Facts
In 1985 Graham helped design the text computer game Doctor Who and the Warlord. In 1986 Graham pitched a script for Doctor Who's 23rd season, The Nightmare Fair, but when the programme was put on hiatus for 18 months, he eventually wrote the story as a novel in 1989. It was adapted as an audio adventure featuring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant in 2009. At the time of his death Graham was running the Hartnoll Hotel in Tiverton, Devon. It is commonly believed that Graham may have accidentally shot himself while cleaning his firearm, although there is another, unsubstantiated, rumour that he may have committed suicide.

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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