Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Caves of Androzani

The Doctor (Peter Davison) protects a
frightened Peri (Nicola Bryant) from
Sharaz Jek (Christopher Gable)
Four episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)
First broadcast Mar 8 to 16 1984
Average audience for serial: 7.28m

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...

Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) Born Oct 11 1960
Doctor Who credits
Played: Peri Brown in 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 (1984-86). Return appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993).
Nicola also played Peri in the BBC Radio story Slipback (1985)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Nicola's first acting role, after which she was cast in Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988), The Biz (1995), The 10 Percenters (1996), Animal Ark (1998), Parting Shots (1998), Casualty (2000), My Family (2009/10) and Scoop (2010). She also appeared in a number of fan spin-off videos between 1992-93, and Big Finish audios as Peri since 1999.
Facts
Nicola was encouraged to audition for the role of Peri by agent Terry Carney, who was actually first Doctor William Hartnell's son-in-law! Nicola is also a songwriter, and occasionally pops up in television commercials, such as for Nurofen. Here she is, on Twitter!
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Nicola here.

Christopher Gable (Sharaz Jek) Mar 13 1940 to Oct 23 1998 (cancer)
Career highlights
Christopher was a promising ballet star with the Royal Ballet before he was afflicted by osteoarthritis in his feet and moved into acting, portraying Eric Fenby in the Omnibus film on Frederick Delius in 1968, and Richard Strauss in the same strand's Dance of the Seven Veils in 1970. However, he never turned his back on ballet, and in 1982 co-founded the Central School of Ballet in Clerkenwell, London; five years later he became artistic director of the Northern Ballet Theatre. Other screen work included 1969's Women in Love, The Distracted Preacher (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Crown Court (1972), Vienna 1900 (1973-74), The Slipper and the Rose (1976), The Devil's Crown (1978), Tycoon (1978), Wagner (1983), A Woman of Substance (1985), The Lair of the White Worm (1988) and The Rainbow (1989).
Facts
Much of Christopher's film and TV work was with and for director Ken Russell. Christopher himself directed an adaptation of A Christmas Carol in 1994. He received a CBE in 1996 for services to drama and dance. The role of Romeo in Kenneth Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet in 1965 was created for Christopher, although Rudolf Nureyev danced the premiere, much to Christopher's chagrin.

John Normington (Morgus) Jan 28 1937 to Jul 26 2007 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Morgus in The Caves of Androzani (1984)
Played: Trevor Sigma in The Happiness Patrol (1988)
Played: Tom Flanagan in Torchwood: Ghost Machine (2006)
Career highlights
John, who originally trained as an opera singer, debuted in a 1963 adaptation of As You Like It, then Inadmissable Evidence (1968), Sexton Blake (1968), The Caesars (1968), Canterbury Tales (1969), The Reckoning (1970), On the House (1970-71), The Edwardians (1972), A Day Out (1972), The Song of Songs (1973), Stardust (1974), Rollerball (1975), The Medusa Touch (1978), Life of Shakespeare (1978), Strangers and Brothers (1974), A Private Function (1984), Yes, Prime Minister (1986), My Family and Other Animals (1987), Jack the Ripper (1988), The Paradise Club (1989), In Sickness and in Health (1992), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996), Coronation Street (1997), David Copperfield (1999), Longitude (2000), Thieves Like Us (2007), Trial and Retribution (2007) and Atonement (2007).
Facts
John was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004, but recovered well enough to continue acting until his death. His longtime partner was theatrical wig maker John Anderson.

Robert Glenister (Salateen) Born Mar 11 1960
Career highlights
Debuted in Crown Court (1979), then appeared in Escape (1980), The Lonelyheart Kid (1984), Cover Her Face (1985), Blood Rights (1990), Kinsey (1991), Soldier Soldier (1991), Only Fools and Horses (1992), Pie in the Sky (1994), Persuasion (1995), Bramwell (1996), Midsomer Murders (2001), Heartbeat (2002), Roger Roger (2003), Between the Sheets (2003), The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), Jane Hall (2006), Appropriate Adult (2011), The Cafe (2013), Vera (2014) and Code of a Killer (2015). Robert has had regular roles as Steve Webber in Sink or Swim (1980-82), Colin Morris in Chancer (1990), Detective Sergeant Terrence Reid in A Touch of Frost (2001-03), the Home Secretary in Spooks (2006-10) and Ash Morgan in Hustle (2004-12). He was also the narrator for Law and Order UK (2009-14).
Facts
Robert was married to actress Amanda Redman until 1992, with whom he had a daughter, Emily, who has also acted on screen. His father is prolific director John Glenister and his brother the actor Philip Glenister (making him actress Beth Goddard's brother-in-law).

Maurice Roëves (Stotz) Born Mar 19 1937
Career highlights
Debuted in The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966), then Ulysses (1967), Scobie in September (1969), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Doomwatch (1970), Paul Temple (1971), Jason King (1972), The Scobie Man (1972), Scotch on the Rocks (1973), Oil Strike North (1975), The Sweeney (1975), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), SOS Titanic (1979), The Nightmare Man (1981), On the Line (1982), Magnum PI (1984), Remington Steele (1984), Days of Our Lives (1986), Tutti Frutti (1987), Bookie (1988), Spender (1991), El CID (1991), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Baywatch (1992), Cheers (1993), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1994), Judge Dredd (1995), Hillsborough (1996), Grafters (1998), Beautiful Creatures (2000), EastEnders (2003), Hallam Foe (2007), Skins (2008), Brighton Rock (2010), Southcliffe (2013) and Macbeth (2015). He also played Sergeant James in Danger UXB (1979).
Facts
Maurice, whose Prussian surname is pronounced "roh-eevs", was treated for lung cancer in 2007. His first wife was actress Jan Wilson.

Martin Cochrane (Chellak) Born 1946
Career highlights
Martin first appeared in 1967's The Revenue Men, after which he appeared in The Long Chase (1972), The View from Daniel Pike (1973), The Haggard Falcon (1974), The Omega Factor (1979), Are You Being Served? (1981), Angels (1983), Taggart (1985), Dear John (1987), No Frills (1988), War and Remembrance (1988), Specials (1991), Patriot Games (1992), The Upper Hand (1993), The Knock (1996) and Heartbeat (1997). Martin also had a regular role as David Drummond in Sutherland's Law (1975-76) and Alan McIntyre in soap Take the High Road (1980).
Facts
Coincidentally, Martin was married to actress Jan Wilson for a time, as was his Caves co-star Maurice Roëves. Martin is now married to Adrienne Burgess (who appeared in The Sun Makers (1977)). Martin now works as a freelance performance consultant and has coached actors as well as business figures from Tate and Lyle and the Royal Bank of Canada.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Martin and his wife Adrienne here.

Roy Holder (Krelper) Born Jun 15 1946
Career highlights
Roy debuted as a teenager in The Train Set (1961), followed by Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Dixon of Dock Green (1963), Badger's Bend (1963), Othello (1965), Here We Round the Mulberry Bush (1968), The Virgin Soldiers (1969), Loot (1970), Tom Grattan's War (1970), The Pathfinders (1972), All Our Saturdays (1973), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Pennies from Heaven (1978), Penmarric (1979), The Invisible Man (1984), Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (1984), Dodger, Bonzo and the Rest (1986), Star Cops (1987), Mack the Knife (1990), The Les Dennis Laughter Show (1991), Middlemarch (1994), Outside Edge (1994), Bugs (1998), Murder City (2004), Pride and Prejudice (2005), Fantabulosa! (2006), Waking the Dead (2007), Robin Hood (2010) and Spilt Milk (2010). Roy also had regular roles as Chas Diamond in Ace of Wands (1971-72), Sergeant Bilinski in Spearhead (1978-81) and Frank in the sitcom Sorry! (1981-88).
Facts
He is married to make-up artist Pauline Cox, who worked on Doctor Who in 1977 and 1981.

Barbara Kinghorn (Timmin) Born Nov 21 1944
Career highlights
Barbara's other credits include One for the Pot (1968), Sorry! (1982), One By One (1984), Kit Curran (1986) and Chance in a Million (1986).
Facts
Barbara was born in South Africa of Scottish descent, becoming South Africa's national champion for Highland dancing in 1961, and was named South African Actress of the Year in 1973. She emigrated to the UK in 1975 and married actor Paul Jericho (who appeared in Doctor Who in 1983), becoming a leading light on the Shakespearean stage and establishing a company which took members of the public on backstage tours. An amusing story from News of the Weird says: "In April 1994 assault and indecent exposure charges were filed against Shakespearean actress Barbara Kinghorn in St Joseph, Missouri, after she, naked, allegedly attacked a 52-year-old woman on the indoor track at Northwest Missouri State University. Kinghorn allegedly had first thrown herself at the woman's husband, asking him: 'Can I give it to you?', and when the woman objected, Kinghorn attacked her. Kinghorn was in town to play Lady Macbeth in a local production." Barbara wrote the lively autobiography Miss McKirdy's Daughters Will Now Dance the Highland Fling in 1997.

David Neal (President) Feb 13 1932 to Jun 27 2000 (natural causes)
Career highlights
David's earliest role was in Emergency Ward 10 (1963), then The First Churchills (1969), Julius Caesar (1970), Crown Court (1972), Fall of Eagles (1974), The Flockton Flyer (1977-78), Superman (1978), Noah's Castle (1980), Flash Gordon (1980), Blake's 7 (1981), The Borgias (1981), By the Sword Divided (1983), Hands of a Murderer (1990), Covington Cross (1992), Middlemarch (1994) and Crime Traveller (1997).

Ian Staples (Soldier)
Career highlights
Ian's other acting credits include Sacred Hearts (1985), A Mind to Kill (1997) and Welsh language programmes such as Pobol y Cwm (2004), Caerdydd (2006) and Y Pris (2007). He more recently became a writer, for Welsh drama series Pam Fi Duw? (1997-2002) and Caerdydd. Ian also works with schools as part of the National Youth Theatre of Wales.

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).

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.

Mark Strickson (Turlough) Born Apr 6 1959
Doctor Who credits
Played: Vislor Turlough in 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 (1983-84)
Career highlights
Before Doctor Who Mark had appeared in Angels, Strangers and Juliet Bravo (all 1982), and later took roles in A Christmas Carol (1984), Bergerac (1985), David Copperfield (1986), Strike It Rich! (1987), Flying Lady (1987), Casualty (1988), Minder (1993) and Police Rescue (1993).
Mark's first acting job in 1980 was as part of the Mikron Theatre Company, which travelled the canals of Britain on a narrow boat performing up and down the country. He wrote many of the plays and songs performed by the company over the two years he worked with them (they were even committed to tape at Abbey Road Studios - listen to him singing Superhutch). He gave up acting to go into TV production, specifically that of wildlife documentaries, after emigrating to Australia in 1988 and studying for a degree in zoology (his thesis was on the over-wintering biochemistry of the light brown apple moth!). He has worked on Australia's Kangaroos (2000), Industrial Revelations (2002), Nature (2003), Mark Williams on the Rails (2004), Massive Engines (2004), Up Close and Dangerous (2006) and Dark Days in Monkey City (2009).
Facts
It was Mark who was responsible for bringing the late naturalist Steve Irwin into the public gaze in series such as The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World. Mark has revisited the character of Turlough in Big Finish audio plays since 1999. Between 2001-04 Mark was head of programming for Oxford Scientific Films in New Zealand, where he oversaw a range of productions, from natural history to presenter-led science and history films. He has since worked for stations such as Al-Jazeera and the Discovery Channel.

Gerald Flood (Voice of Kamelion) Apr 21 1927 to Apr 12 1989 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: King John in The King's Demons (1983)
Played: Voice of Kamelion in The King's Demons (1983), Planet of Fire (1984), The Caves of Androzani (1984)
Career highlights
Gerald first found fame as Conway Henderson in the Pathfinders series (in Space, to Mars and to Venus, 1960-61), followed by even more renown as Mark Bannerman in Plateau of Fear and its sequels City Beneath the Sea and Secret Beneath the Sea (1961-63). Later work includes Out of This World (1962), Smokescreen (1964), Callan (1967), Two in Clover (1969), Strange Report (1969), Patton (1970), Steptoe and Son (1970), Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971), Bachelor Father (1970-71), The Main Chance (1972), Second Time Around (1974), Raffles (1977), The Racing Game (1979), Third Time Lucky (1982), Bleak House (1985) and Mornin' Sarge (1989). He also enjoyed regular roles as Colonel Sharif Mahmoud in Crane (1963-65) and Peregrine Smith in The Rat Catchers (1966-67).
Facts
Gerald's grandson is Newcastle and England rugby union player Toby Flood. Gerald suffered a heart attack in 1984 while appearing in pantomime in Portsmouth, UK.

Anthony Ainley (The Master) Aug 20 1932 to May 3 2004 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tremas in The Keeper of Traken (1981)
Played: The Master in The Keeper of Traken (1981), Logopolis (1981), Castrovalva (1982), Time-Flight (1982), The King's Demons (1983), The Five Doctors (1983), Planet of Fire (1984), The Mark of the Rani (1985), The Trial of a Time Lord (1986), Survival (1989) - as well as a brief cameo in The Caves of Androzani (1984), and the BBC computer game Destiny of the Doctors (1997).
Career highlights
Anthony's earliest role was aged 10 in The Foreman Went to France (1942), followed by roles in It's Dark Outside (1965), Exorcism at Midnight (1966), Champion House (1967), Inspector Clouseau (1968), The Avengers (1968), Joanna (1968), Oh! What a Lovely War (1968), Department S (1970), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), In the Devil's Garden (1971), Elizabeth R (1971), The Adventurer (1972), Spyder's Web (1972, as regular Clive Hawksworth), Upstairs, Downstairs (1973), The Pallisers (1974), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Devil's Crown (1978), Mackenzie (1980) and The Boy Who Won the Pools (1983).
Facts
Anthony's brother was actor Richard Ainley and his father was silent film star Henry Ainley. Anthony adored cricket (he was a member of the London Theatres' Cricket Club). Anthony shared his birthdate with Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy and Ace actress Sophie Aldred (August 20th). Before his acting career took off, he was well known as a rugby player in London, playing under the name of A A Holmes (his mother's surname). For several seasons in the 1960s he played regularly for Richmond and Middlesex.

Colin Baker (The Doctor) Born Jun 8 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Maxil in Arc of Infinity (1983)
Played: The Doctor in 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 (1984-86). Return appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993). Colin also played the Doctor in the radio play Slipback (1985), the Jim'll Fix It sketch A Fix with Sontarans (1985) and the stage play The Ultimate Adventure (1989)
Career highlights
Colin made his debut in The Adventures of Don Quick (1970), followed by Roads to Freedom (1970), Cousin Bette (1971), The Moonstone (1972), The Carnforth Practice (1974), Doctors and Nurses (1979), Blake's 7 (1980), Juliet Bravo (1982), The Citadel (1983), Swallows and Amazons Forever! (1984), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), Harry's Mad (1995), The Famous Five (1997), Jonathan Creek (1997), The Knock (1997), Sunburn (1999), Dangerfield (1999), Hollyoaks (2000), Your Mother Should Know (2006), Kingdom (2009), Hustle (2010), Shadows of a Stranger (2014) and The Mild Bunch (2015). He also enjoyed great success as the villainous Paul Merroney in The Brothers (1974-76), and in 2012 took part in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (finishing eighth out of 12). Colin appeared in numerous fan spin-off videos through the 1990s, and since 1999 has been playing his Doctor in Big Finish's audio adventures.
Facts
Colin's first wife was the actress Liza Goddard, who appeared in Terminus (1983). Shortly before Colin took the role of the Doctor, he and his second wife Marion suffered the loss of their baby son Jack to cot death syndrome. Colin subsequently became a passionate fundraiser for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, with many of his personal appearance fees being donated to the charity. Colin was the roommate of David Troughton, son of Second Doctor Patrick, during the 1960s and later became his best man. Colin has been writing a regular column for his local newspaper the Bucks Free Press since 1995. Here he is, on Twitter!

CREW

Robert Holmes (writer) 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.

Graeme Harper (director) Born Mar 11 1945
Doctor Who credits
Assistant floor manager: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Production assistant: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), The Seeds of Doom (1976), Warriors' Gate (1981)
Directed: Warriors' Gate (1981, uncredited), The Caves of Androzani (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), 42 (2007), Utopia (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), Time Crash (2007), Planet of the Ood (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009).
Career highlights
Graeme actually started out as a child actor, appearing as Moonface, aged 12, in Noddy in Toyland (1957), as well as The Secret Kingdom (1960). His directing credits include Angels (1982-83), Juliet Bravo (1984-85), Star Cops (1987), Boon (1989-91), The New Statesman (1991-92), September Song (1995), The Detectives (1995-97), Babes in the Wood (1999), Grange Hill (2001), EastEnders (2000-02), Byker Grove (2003-05), Robin Hood (2006-09), Dani's House (2009-10), House of Anubis (2012), Coronation Street (2005-13), Holby City (2013-14) and Casualty (1996-2015). 
Facts
Graeme won a BAFTA Children's Award in 2001 for his work on Custer's Last Stand-Up (2003), and a British Soap Award for directing the tram crash episode of Coronation Street in 2011.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Graeme here.

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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