Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kinda

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

CAST

Peter Davison (The Doctor) Born Apr 13 1951
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in Logopolis, Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Time-Flight, Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King's Demons, The Five Doctors, Warriors of the Deep, The Awakening, Frontios, Resurrection of the Daleks, Planet of Fire, The Caves of Androzani (1981-84). Return appearances in Dimensions in Time (1993), Time Crash (2007)
Career highlights
Peter's earliest screen appearance was in a 1974 episode of Warship, after which he popped up in The Tomorrow People (1975), Saint Joan (1979), The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), Anna of the Five Towns (1985), Magnum PI (1985), Kinsey (1992), Harnessing Peacocks (1993), Black Beauty (1994), Jonathan Creek (1998), Wuthering Heights (1998), Parting Shots (1998), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (2000), The Complete Guide to Parenting (2006), Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (2007), Fear, Stress and Anger (2007), Unforgiven (2009), Miranda (2009), The Queen (2009), Sherlock (2010), New Tricks (2011), Pat and Cabbage (2013) and Death in Paradise (2014). Peter, whose birth surname is Moffett, has had lead or regular roles in many series, starting with Tom Holland in Love for Lydia (1977), Russell Milburn in Holding the Fort (1980-82), Brian Webber in Sink or Swim (1980-82), Dr Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice (1986-88) and its spin-off A Very Polish Practice (1992), Albert Campion in Campion (1989-90), Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small (1978-90), Ralph West in Fiddlers Three (1991), Clive Quigley in Ain't Misbehavin' (1994-95), David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites (2000-03), Bill Shore in Distant Shores (2005-08), DC "Dangerous" Davies in The Last Detective (2003-07) and Henry Sharpe in Law and Order UK (2011-14). He also appeared in a number of fan spin-off videos in the 1990s, and was the mastermind behind the Doctor Who 50th anniversary project The Five(ish) Doctors (Reboot) (2013).
Facts
Peter composed and sang the theme tune for the 1978 comedy Mixed Blessings and the 1980 children's series Button Moon. Between 1978-94 Peter was married to American actress Sandra Dickinson. In 2003 he married actress Elizabeth Morton. In 2001 Peter (on Twitter here) hit the headlines when he made a citizen's arrest after a 15-year-old youth allegedly stole a video camera from his car in Belsize Park, London. Peter gave chase and restrained the youth for 10 minutes before police arrived. Peter's daughter (with Dickinson) is actress Georgia Moffett, who appeared as the title character, Jenny, in The Doctor's Daughter (2008). As if to make matters even more complicated, Tenth Doctor David Tennant married Georgia in 2011 - making him Peter's son-in-law! - and the couple had a daughter together in 2011, Olivia. All this means that Olivia has a Doctor for her father and her grandfather, and the "Doctor's daughter" for her mother! Time for a lie-down...

Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) Born Dec 19 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Adric in Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black orchid, Earthshock, Time-Flight (1980-82). Return appearance in The Caves of Androzani (1984)
Career highlights
Matthew's only other TV work prior to Doctor Who was To Serve Them All My Days (1980), and after Doctor Who he pursued a career on the stage; in 2006 he self-published his debut novel, Fates, Flowers: A Comedy of New York, and has since written two more, as well as his autobiography Blue Box Boy (2010).
Facts
Matthew, who started at the BBC as a clerk in the news department, has lived in Connecticut, US, since 1998 with his partner, and since 2003 has also worked as a tour guide at the Mark Twain Museum, Hartford, Connecticut. He collects rare books by obscure mid-century poets. In 2014 Matthew appeared as Adric in a number of audio productions by Big Finish. Here he is on Twitter.

Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) Born Dec 12 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nyssa in The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Time-Flight, Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus (1980-83). Return appearances in The Caves of Androzani (1984) and Dimensions in Time (1993)
Played: Ann Talbot in Black Orchid (1982)
Career highlights
Prior to Doctor Who Sarah had appeared in Menace (1973), Alice Through the Looking Glass (1973, as Alice), Late Call (1975), Oil Strike North (1975), Westway (1976), The Moon Stallion (1978) and The Crucible (1980). After leaving Doctor Who she took roles in Casualty (1989) and Unnatural Pursuits (1992), but she then left her acting career to bring up a family. She has been playing Nyssa on Big Finish audios since 2000's Land of the Dead.

Janet Fielding (Tegan) Born Sep 9 1953
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tegan Jovanka in Logopolis, Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Time-Flight, Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King's Demons, The Five Doctors, Warriors of the Deep, The Awakening, Frontios, Resurrection of the Daleks (1981-84). Return appearance in The Caves of Androzani (1984), as well as the Jim'll Fix It sketch A Fix with Sontarans (1985)
Career highlights
Prior to Doctor Who, Australian born Janet had appeared in the Hammer House of Horror episode Charlie Boy (1980), and subsequent credits include Shelley (1982), Minder (1984), Hold the Back Page (1986) and Parnell and the Englishwoman (1991).
Facts
After training as an actor Down Under, Janet moved to the UK in 1977, but in 1991 gave up acting to work for pressure group Women in Film and Television. In the 1990s she became an actors' agent, representing Paul McGann when he was cast as the Eighth Doctor in 1996. In 1982, Janet married Daily Mirror and World in Action journalist Nicholas Davies, who later became notable for allegations of being an arms dealer and Mossad agent, as well as one of Diana, Princess of Wales's lovers. They divorced in 1991. Janet reprised her role as Tegan in 2006 for the Big Finish audio adventure The Gathering, and has played her ever since on audio. In 2012 it was revealed that Janet was fighting cancer. She is heavily involved in the community scheme Project MotorHouse in Ramsgate, UK, and successfully organised two fundraising events in 2013 which reunited firstly five Doctors (numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10) and then 12 companions (along with Peter Davison).

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?.
Facts
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.
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.

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 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).
Facts
Richard was nominated for an Oscar in 1950 for The Hasty Heart (1949), and won a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer for the same role. 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 - Seumas in 1997, aged 20, and Peter in 2005, aged 53. Peter's reason was that his marriage was ending, Seumas's was thought to be due to a depressive reaction to severe acne and the anti-acne drug he was taking. Richard was awarded an OBE in 1993 for services to drama.
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.

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) and Broadchurch (2013). He will be best known for playing DCI Jack Meadows in over 800 episodes of police soap The Bill (1990-2010).
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.

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) and Campion (1989). Mary played Professor Madeleine Dawnay in A for Andromeda (1961) and The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962).
Facts
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 the 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), Angels (1982), Scandal (1989) and The Bill (1989).
Facts
She is now an agent for TV and film industry creatives, working for Princestone.

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) and Waiting for God (1992), 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.
Facts
Adrian appears in the 2003 video for Robbie Williams's Something Beautiful.

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) and Numbers Up (2009). 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).
Facts
Anna, who was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to drama and charity, made a special appearance at the 2005 British Soap Awards and received a standing ovation. Her 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 child 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.

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.
Facts
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.

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), The Thompsons (2012), Hot Wings (2013) and The Hooligan Factory (2014). The role of his career was PC Reg Hollis in police soap The Bill (1984-2008).
Facts
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 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 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 2011 Jeffrey won the Best Actor award at the Manhattan Film Festival for his role in Under Jakob's Ladder.

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).
Facts
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!).

CREW

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 Mara 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).
Facts
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)
Doctor Who credits
Production assistant: Spearhead from Space (1970, uncredited), The Daemons (1971, uncredited), Robot (1974-75), Pyramids of Mars (1975), The Robots of Death (1977), Horror of Fang Rock (1977)
Directed: Full Circle (1980), Logopolis (1981), Kinda (1982), Earthshock (1982)
Wrote: Time-Flight (1982), Mawdryn Undead (1983), Planet of Fire (1984)
Career highlights
Peter also worked as production assistant on Five Red Herrings (1975), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979) and All Creatures Great and Small (1978-80). Further directing work was on The Omega Factor (1979) and a Dramarama story in 1986 entitled The Come-Uppance of Captain Katt, a thinly veiled attack on his former producer John Nathan-Turner (he also wrote it).
Facts
Peter was originally going to direct a Dalek story for Season 20 entitled The Return, but when the story was delayed a year due to industrial strikes, he lost the remount to Matthew Robinson. After Doctor Who, Peter mainly produced industrial training videos.

John Nathan-Turner (producer) Aug 12 1947 to May 1 2002 (liver failure)
Doctor Who credits
Floor assistant: The Space Pirates (1969, uncredited)
Assistant floor manager: The Ambassadors of Death (1970, uncredited), Colony in Space (1971, uncredited)
Production unit manager: 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)
Produced: The Leisure Hive, Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, K-9 & Company, Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Time-Flight, Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King's Demons, The Five Doctors, Warriors of the Deep, The Awakening, Frontios, Resurrection of the Daleks, Planet of Fire, The Caves of Androzani, The Twin Dilemma, Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, The Mark of the Rani, The Two Doctors, Timelash, Revelation of the Daleks, The Trial of a Time Lord, Time and the Rani, Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Happiness Patrol, Silver Nemesis, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Battlefield, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric, Survival (1980-89), plus Dimensions in Time (1993)
Wrote: Dimensions in Time (1993)
Career highlights
John started out as an assistant floor manager on Doctor Who, and also worked as a production assistant on programmes such as The Pallisers (1974), Barlow (1975) and How Green Was My Valley (1975-76). He soon graduated to become production unit manager on Doctor Who, as well as on series such as All Creatures Great and Small (1978-80) and Flesh and Blood (1980). After Doctor Who was taken off air in 1989, John maintained his links to the series by producing a number of special video releases, such as The Years Tapes which included various single episodes from partly lost 1960s stories, as well as the 1992 release of Shada.
Facts
John's long-time partner was Gary Downie, who acted as production manager on some of the 1980s serials. In the 2013 book The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, author Richard Marson alleges that John and partner Gary "preyed" sexually on young male teenage Doctor Who fans. The gay age of consent in the 1980s was 21.

Eric Saward (script editor) Born Dec 9 1944
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Castrovalva, Kinda, Black Orchid, Time-Flight, Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King's Demons, The Five Doctors, Warriors of the Deep, The Awakening, Frontios, Resurrection of the Daleks, Planet of Fire, The Caves of Androzani, The Twin Dilemma, Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, The Mark of the Rani, The Two Doctors, Timelash, Revelation of the Daleks, The Trial of a Time Lord (1982-86)
Wrote: The Visitation (1982), Earthshock (1983), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Attack of the Cybermen (1985, uncredited), Revelation of the Daleks (1985). He also wrote the BBC Radio story Slipback (1985), and the Jim'll Fix It sketch A Fix with Sontarans (1985)
Career highlights
In the 1960s Eric worked for a time as an estate agent before training to become an English teacher, but around 1975 decided to go into writing, and wrote a number of radio plays before being approached to get involved with Doctor Who. Since leaving the series (acrimoniously) in 1986, Eric has continued to write mainly radio scripts, often for German radio.

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