Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hindle (Simon Rouse) with two nubile
young Kinda.
Four episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)
First broadcast Feb 1 to 9 1982
Average audience for serial: 8.80m


Peter Davison (The Doctor) Born Apr 13 1951 Click here for Peter Davison's entry on Logopolis

Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) Born Dec 19 1961 Click here for Matthew Waterhouse's entry on Full Circle

Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) Born Dec 12 1961 Click here for Sarah Sutton's entry on The Keeper of Traken

Janet Fielding (Tegan) Born Sep 9 1953 Click here for Janet Fielding's entry on Logopolis


Lee Cornes (Trickster) Born 1951
Career highlights
Lee made his acting debut in The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (1980), later taking roles in The Comic Strip Presents (1984), The Young Ones (1984), Blackadder II (1986), Blackadder the Third (1987), Red Dwarf (1988), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989), Colin's Sandwich (1988-90), The Trials of Oz (1991), French and Saunders (1993), Rab C Nesbitt (1990-93), The Detectives (1996-97), Loved By You (1997), Hustle (2005), Teenage Kicks (2008), PhoneShop (2010) and Toast of London (2012). He also had a regular role as Mr Hankin in Grange Hill (1990-2002) and Dick Head in Bottom (1991-95).
He originally auditioned for the role of Rimmer in sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf in 1988. Sometime stand-up comedian Lee has also written comedy for TV, notably Gophers! (1990) and Mr Bean: The Animated Series (2002-03), and in 2002 appeared in the video for S Club Juniors' One Step Closer (if your stomach can't manage to get you through the whole video, he appears right at the end!).

Nerys Hughes (Todd) Born Nov 8 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Todd in Kinda (1982)
Played: Brenda in Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008)
Career highlights
Nerys made her debut in Dixon of Dock Green in 1963, and then took roles in Taxi! (1964), The Marriage Lines (1964), Diary of a Young Man (1964), The Flying Swan (1965), The Likely Lads (1966), Blackmail (1966), Love Story (1968), If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (1968), Manhunt (1970), A Severed Head (1970), Take a Girl Like You (1970), How Green Was My Valley (1975-76), Third Time Lucky (1982), Tickle on the Tum (1986), Gallowglass (1993), The Queen's Nose (1998-2000), Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001) and The Secret (2002). Nerys's most famous roles are Sandra Hutchinson in sitcom The Liver Birds (1971-79 and 1996) and Megan Roberts in The District Nurse (1984-87). She was also producer on the 2001 series Is Harry on the Boat?.
In 1985 the band Half Man Half Biscuit released a song called I Hate Nerys Hughes! which culminates in the title being screamed over and over again. Nerys's husband is film cameraman Patrick Turley, who worked on series such as Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and The Kenny Everett Television Show, and films such as Eyes Wide Shut and Frailty.
This is Your Life: Nerys was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on February 22nd, 1984, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews at the reception desk of London's Hilton Hotel, helped by her Liver Birds co-star and Doctor Who actor Polly James.

Adrian Mills (Aris) Born Jul 16 1956
Career highlights
Adrian's acting career included roles in The Muscle Market (1981), Minder (1982), Brookside (1984), That's My Boy (1986), Waiting for God (1992) and Lords of Chaos (2018), but he is best known as a presenter, most notably on the show That's Life! (1985-94) and in later years on Sky Travel Shop. He's also presented shows such as Bite Back and Central Weekend Live.
Adrian appears in the 2003 video for Robbie Williams's Something Beautiful. He is the co-owner of London restaurant chain Thai Tho.

Roger Milner (Anicca) Apr 2 1925 to Feb 22 2014
Career highlights
Roger first appeared in 1954's Clementina, then A Man for All Seasons (1957), Rainbow City (1967), A Warning to the Curious (1972), Lost Hearts (1973), The Doll (1975), Raven (1977), Penmarric (1979), The Racing Game (1979), Brideshead Revisited (1981), Dombey and Son (1983), Lace II (1985), A Handful of Dust (1988), All Change (1989), Dark Season (1991), Middlemarch (1994) and Prime Suspect 4 (1995). He was also a writer, having penned The Queen's Guards (1961), Speed King (1974), PQ17 (1981), Reith (1983), Amy (1984) and Across the Lake (1988) for TV, and several stage plays, including 1965's How's the World Treating You?, which provided actress Patricia Routledge with her debut.
In the late 1970s Roger was involved in a serious car accident, from which the doctors did not expect him to recover. However, he did, and returned to acting, although it is said his previous comedy spark for written drama never fully recovered.

Mary Morris (Panna) Dec 13 1915 to Oct 14 1988 (heart failure)
Career highlights
Born in the Fiji Islands, Mary first appeared on stage at the age of 20, but her first screen credit was as the Duchess of Kent in Victoria the Great (1937). She then took roles in Prison Without Bars (1938), Who Killed Jack Robins? (1940), The Man from Morocco (1945), High Treason (1951), The Face of Love (1954), Tales of the Vikings (1960), An Age of Kings (1960), The Spread of the Eagle (1963), Ghost Squad (1963), The Prisoner (1967, as the only female Number Two), Kate (1971), Hunter's Walk (1973), Boy Dominic (1974), An Unofficial Rose (1974-75), Ballet Shoes (1975), The Haunting of Julia (1977), Anna Karenina (1977), Shades of Darkness (1983), Diana (1984), Campion (1989) and Sometime in August (1990). Mary played Professor Madeleine Dawnay in A for Andromeda (1961) and The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962).
Mary's father was the botanist and district commissioner for Fiji, Herbert Stanley Morris, who was killed in a flying accident when she was four. Mary replaced actor Trevor Howard as Number Two for The Prisoner episode Dance of the Dead after he pulled out at the last minute. Outspoken gay rights activist Mary reportedly wore motorcycle leathers well into her seventies at her home in Switzerland, and is thought to have had a long-standing lesbian affair with fellow actress Coral Browne (wife of horror actor Vincent Price).

Sarah Prince (Karuna)
Career highlights
Sarah's other work includes Ballet Shoes (1975), The Peppermint Pig (1977), Last Summer's Child (1981), Angels (1982), Scandal (1989) and The Bill (1989).
She is now an agent for TV and film industry creatives, working for Princestone.

Simon Rouse (Hindle) Born Jun 24 1951
Career highlights
Debuted in The Ragman's Daughter (1972), then took roles in Marked Personal (1973), Sam (1975), Crime and Punishment (1979), Smuggler (1981), Juliet Bravo (1983), Pop Pirates (1984), Albion Market (1986), Bread (1986-89, as Yizzel's mate), Hard Cases (1988), Casualty (1990), Dead Romantic (1992), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2012), Coronation Street (1988/2013), Broadchurch (2013), The Dumping Ground (2015) and Moving On (2018). He will be best known for playing DCI Jack Meadows in over 880 episodes of police soap The Bill (1990-2010).
Simon's wife is actor Ann Holloway, who appeared in Earthshock.
This is Your Life: Simon was the subject of BBC TV's This is Your Life on March 21st, 2001, surprised by host Michael Aspel on set for the drama The Bill.

Jeffrey Stewart (Dukkha) Born Oct 28 1955
Career highlights
Jeffrey debuted in soap Crossroads (1981), then The Nightmare Man (1981), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Hi-de-Hi! (1983), Help! (1988), A Dogges Tale (2006), Dead Man Running (2009), Under Jakob's Ladder (2011), The Third (2012), Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), The Thompsons (2012), Hot Wings (2013), How to Become a Criminal Mastermind (2013), The Hooligan Factory (2014), Ratted Out (2016), On the Run (2018) and 8ish (2019). The role of his career was PC Reg Hollis in over 1,000 episodes of police soap The Bill (1984-2008).
Jeffrey played the boyfriend in the music video for Sam Brown's single Can I Get a Witness? in 1989; 20 years later he appeared, rather hairier, in Miike Snow's video for Black and Blue. Between the mid-80s and 1997 Jeffrey was a self-confessed alcoholic. In 1996, a British tabloid claimed Jeff, who at the time was dating actress Joan Collins's daughter Katie Kass, was involved in sado-masochistic sex clubs in London and had "indoctrinated" Katie to attend orgies with him. In 2006, Jeff denied reports he had tried to commit suicide, claiming he was addicted to medication and spent some time in rehab clinic The Priory. In 2008, Jeffrey was hospitalised after slashing his wrists when he was told his contract for The Bill was not being renewed.  In 2011, Jeffrey won the Best Actor award at the Manhattan Film Festival for his role in Under Jakob's Ladder.

Richard Todd (Sanders) Jun 11 1919 to Dec 3 2009 (cancer)
Career highlights
Dublin-born Richard's extensive career began with uncredited bit parts in the Will Hay film Good Morning, Boys (1937) and Laurel and Hardy's A Yank at Oxford (1938), gaining his first credit in For Them That Trespass (1949). He then took roles in The Hasty Heart (1949, for which he was nominated for Best Actor Oscar, losing out to Broderick Crawford), Hitchcock's Stage Fright (1950), the title role in The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953), the title role in Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953), The Dam Busters (1955), The Virgin Queen (1955), D-Day the Sixth of June (1956), Saint Joan (1957), Why Bother to Knock (1961, for which he was also executive producer), The Longest Day (1962), the title role in Sanders (1963), Last of the Long-Haired Boys (1968), Dorian Gray (1970), Asylum (1972), Boy Dominic (1974-76), The Big Sleep (1978), Bloodbath (1979), House of the Long Shadows (1983), Jenny's War (1985), Murder She Wrote (1989), Virtual Murder (1992), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Midsomer Murders (2003), The Royal (2003) and Heartbeat (2007).
1950: Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer - Male (The Hasty Heart)
1993: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Richard, as a captain serving with the British 6th Airborne Division, took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944. Richard's life was tragically plagued by suicide - his mother killed herself when he was just 19, while two of his sons also committed suicide, by the same means of a gunshot wound to the head - Seamus in 1997, aged 20, and Peter in 2005, aged 53. Peter's reason was that his marriage was ending, while Seamus's was thought to be due to a depressive reaction to severe acne, and the anti-acne drug he was taking.
This is Your Life: Richard was the subject of the BBC's This is Your Life on March 7th, 1960, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews at the BBC's Lime Grove Studio H (Richard was TiYL's second ever Doctor Who subject), as well as Thames TV's This is Your Life on November 23rd, 1988, surprised on stage at the Theatre Royal, Windsor (the coincidence in this is staggering, as this is the date and location of the Doctor Who episode shown that very day - Silver Nemesis Part 1!). Link to The Red Book entry.

Anna Wing (Anatta) Oct 30 1914 to Jul 7 2013
Career highlights
Anna first appeared in Hyacinth Halvey (1938), followed by Smiling at Grief (1939), The Herries Chronicle (1960), The Ghost Sonata (1962), The Plane Makers (1964), Nelson: A Study in Miniature (1966), For the Love of Ada (1970), Fathers and Sons (1971), General Hospital (1972), Within These Walls (1975), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Anna Karenina (1977), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978), Maggie and Her (1978-79), Smiley's People (1982), The Woman in White (1982), The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983), The Invisible Man (1984), Spatz (1992), French and Saunders (1994), The Detectives (1997), Dog Eat Dog (2001), Doctors (2002), The Last Detective (2003), Tooth (2004), The Calcium Kid (2004), Son of Rambow (2007), Numbers Up (2009) and A Touch of Cloth (2013). She will be best known as playing Lou Beale in soap EastEnders (1985-88 - she reprised the role as Lou Beale's ghost in Harry Hill's TV Burp in 2002).
2009: Member of the order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to drama and charity
Anna's son with actor Peter Davey is actor Mark Wing-Davey, best known as Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series (1981). Anna had another son with surrealist poet and painter Philip O'Connor. In 2012, Anna demonstrated she still had plenty of fire in her belly when she played a crime lord wanting to rid the world of funk in Quarrel's video Is It Cool?. Anna left a £5 tip to Turkish restaurateur Kazim Akkus in her will as a token of his generosity over her 30 years as his customer.


Christopher Bailey (writer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Kinda (1982), Snakedance (1983)
Career highlights
Christopher was strongly interested in aspects of religion and philosophy, particularly Buddhism, and drew inspiration for his two Doctor Who stories from this. His later work included lecturing at Brighton Polytechnic/ University; other TV writing included Second City Firsts (1977) and an ITV Playhouse called Where the Heart Is (1979).
Christopher submitted further scripts to Doctor Who entitled May Time (aka Manwatch) and The Children of Seth, but these were not developed further (although the latter was adapted into an audio story by Big Finish in 2011). For many years there was an unsubstantiated fan rumour that singer Kate Bush, not Christopher, had written Kinda! Christopher gave his first and only interview for Doctor Who Magazine in March 2003.

Peter Grimwade (director) Jun 8 1942 to May 15 1990 (leukaemia) Click here for Peter Grimwade's entry on Full Circle

John Nathan-Turner (producer) Aug 12 1947 to May 1 2002 (liver failure) Click here for John Nathan-Turner's entry on The Leisure Hive

Eric Saward (script editor) Born Dec 9 1944 Click here for Eric Saward's entry on on Castrovalva

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