Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Revelation of the Daleks

That's a wig, you know.
Two episodes (Part One, Part Two)
First broadcast Mar 23 to 30 1985
Average audience for serial: 7.55m

CAST

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!

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.

Terry Molloy (Davros) Born Jan 4 1947
Doctor Who credits
Played: Davros in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Russell in Attack of the Cybermen (1985)
Career highlights
Debuted in God's Wonderful Railway (1980), then Radio Phoenix (1982), Connie (1985), Oliver Twist (1985), A Sort of Innocence (1987), French and Saunders (1988), Tales of Sherwood Forest (1989), Chalkface (1991), Dangerfield (1998), Urban Gothic (2000), Kingdom (2008) and In Love with Alma Cogan (2011). Terry has been playing Davros for Big Finish audio productions since 2003. His voice will be well-known to fans of BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers as that of Mike Tucker since 1973.
Facts
In the 1960s Terry played saxophone in a soul band in Liverpool, even appearing at famous Beatles venue The Cavern Club.

Eleanor Bron (Kara) Born Mar 14 1938
Doctor Who credits
Played: Art gallery visitor in City of Death (1979)
Played: Kara in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
Eleanor's acting career began with 1964's Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life and Second City Reports, later appearing in the Beatles' Help! (1965), BBC3 (1965-66), Alfie (1966), Bedazzled (1967), Women in Love (1969), The National Health (1973), After That, This (1975), The Day Christ Died (1980), Yes Minister (1982), Alice in Wonderland (1985), Little Dorrit (1988), French and Saunders (1990), Heartbeat (1992), Micky Love (1993), Black Beauty (1994), Wycliffe (1995), Vanity Fair (1998), Hippies (1999), Iris (2001), Wimbledon (2004), Fat Friends (2000-05), Streetdance 3D (2010) and The Tractate Middoth (2013). She may also be recognised as Patsy's mother in Absolutely Fabulous (1992/94/2003). Eleanor is also a writer, for series such as Where Was Spring? (1969), Six Days of Justice (1975), Couples (1976) and Crown Court (1978).
Facts
Eleanor turned down the role of Emma Peel in The Avengers, and was in Paul McCartney's mind when he wrote the Beatles track Eleanor Rigby. Her brother is record producer Gerry Bron, who worked on albums by Uriah Heep, Motorhead and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Eleanor's husband until his death in 2003 was the architect Cedric Price, who in 1984 proposed the redevelopment of London's South Bank and anticipated the London Eye by suggesting a giant ferris wheel was erected next to the River Thames. She has also been a leading light in the various Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows. She was one of the first female performers of the Cambridge Footlights Reuve in 1959. It used to be all male with the female characters portrayed by men in drag. In 1985, Eleanor was selected for her authoritative tone to become "the voice of British Telecom" and can still be heard on various error messages such as "Please hang up and try again" and "The number you have dialled has not been recognised".

Clive Swift (Jobel) Born Feb 9 1936
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jobel in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Played: Mr Copper in Voyage of the Damned (2007)
Career highlights
Clive is one of the UK's busiest actors, making his debut in Love Story (1963), then Having a Wild Weekend (1965), The Expert (1968), Dombey and Son (1969), Waugh on Crime (1970-71), The Stalls of Barchester (1971), Frenzy (1972), Dead of Night (1972), A Warning to the Curious (1972), The National Health (1973), Raw Meat (1973), South Riding (1974), The Brothers (1976), Clayhanger (1976), Nigel Kneale's Beasts (1976), 1990 (1978), Hazell (1979), The Nesbitts are Coming (1980), Excalibur (1981), The Barchester Chronicles (1982), A Passage to India (1984), The Pickwick Papers (1985), First Among Equals (1986), Les Girls (1988), The Return of Shelley (1990), Woof! (1994), Peak Practice (1998), The Old Guys (2009-10), Hustle (2011) and Valentine's Kiss (2015). He had a regular role in Born and Bred as the Reverend Brewer (2002-05) but will always be remembered as Richard Bucket in sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990-95).
Facts
Between 1960-75 Clive was married to the British playwright and novelist Margaret Drabble. His brother is actor David Swift (best remembered as Henry Davenport in sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey), while his son is television gardener Joe Swift and his niece is actress Julia Swift (who is, incidentally, married to actor David Bamber, who also appeared in a Doctor Who story about a space-faring Earth vessel, Mummy on the Orient Express (2014)).

Alexei Sayle (DJ) Born Aug 7 1952
Career highlights
Alexei is better known for his comedy work in the UK than for his acting. His earliest screen credit was in 1979's Repeater, followed by Wolcott (1981), Whoops Apocalypse (1982), Gorky Park (1983), The Young Ones (1982-84), Give us a Break (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Gravy Train (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), Carry On Columbus (1992), Lovejoy (1993), The Comic Strip Presents (1988-93), Paris (1994), Common as Muck (1997), Tipping the Velvet (2002), Keen Eddie (2003-04), Agatha Christie's Marple (2009), Horrible Histories (2010), New Tricks (2012) and Holby City (2014). He has also enjoyed several of his own comedy series, such as Alexei Sayle's Stuff (1988-91), The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994-95), Alexei Sayle's Comedy Hour (1997), Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (1998) and Alexei Sayle's Liverpool (2008), plus countless guest appearances on other comedy/ sketch shows. He has also written comedy for the TV, including The Young Ones, his own programmes and Spine Chillers (2003).
Facts
In 1989 Alexei won an International Emmy for his series Alexei Sayle's Stuff, but the first he knew about it was when he saw it on the TV news and saw, to his amazement, comedian Benny Hill accepting the award on his behalf. In 1990 Alexei had a fatwa taken out on him by a Syrian Muslim cleric after a joke on his TV series (the fatwa has never been withdrawn). In 1992 he signed a seven-year deal to appear in the The Golden Palace, a spin-off from US sitcom The Golden Girls, but only lasted two weeks, saying: "Those old ladies are horrible". Alexei also has a musical string to his bow, releasing a number of (usually comedic) singles, including Pop-up Toasters (1981), Albania! Albania! (Albanixey! Albanixey!) (1982), Ullo John, Gotta New Motor (1982, reissued in 1983, which peaked at number 15 in the UK singles chart in 1984), Didn't You Kill My Brother? (1985) and Meanwhile (1986). On top of all that he has also published several novels and a graphic novel, Geoffrey the Tube Train and the Fat Comedian (1987). Alexei, who identifies as a Marxist, is also outspoken on political issues and often writes for various British newspapers on politics, and another of his passions, motoring.

Jenny Tomasin (Tasambeker) Mar 22 1938* to Jan 3 2012 (heart disease)
Career highlights
Although a familiar face on British TV, Jenny's CV was relatively modest. Her earliest role was in The Adventures of Barry Mackenzie (1972), after which she secured the role of scullery maid Ruby in Upstairs, Downstairs (1972-75). After leaving the series she found work in Crossroads (1974-79), Brensham People (1976), The Onedin Line (1977), Midnight is a Place (1977-78), Man and Superman (1982), Tripper's Day (1984), Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) and Emmerdale Farm (1981-82/2005-06).
*Jenny's date of birth is one of some confusion: some sources/ obituaries put it on March 22nd, others November 30th; some say 1936, others 1938. I've gone with the later date, out of kindness to Jenny, but if anybody has any concrete proof of the real date, please leave a comment.

William Gaunt (Orcini) Born Apr 3 1937
Career highlights
William's earliest credit was as Lieutenant Hastings in Colonel Trumper's Private War (1961), after which he appeared in Out of This World (1962), The Avengers (1962), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1968-69), The Ten Commandments (1971), The Challengers (1972), Holly (1972), Nobody's House (1976), Claire (1982), The Far Pavilions (1984), The Practice (1986), Capstick's Law (1989), GBH (1991), The Preventers (1996), Holby City (2005), Life of Riley (2011) and Without You (2011). William has also enjoyed several regular starring roles: as Bob Marriott in over 60 episodes of Sergeant Cork (1963-68), Richard Barrett in 30 episodes of The Champions (1968-69), Gareth Brown in The Foundation (1977-78), Arthur Crabtree in 43 episodes of sitcom No Place Like Home (1983-87) and Andrew in sitcom Next of Kin (1995-96).
Facts
His wife is actress Carolyn Lyster.

John Ogwen (Bostock) Born Apr 25 1944
Career highlights
Debuted in Barlow (1971), then Fish (1973), The Inheritors (1974), Hawkmoor (1978), A Mind to Kill (1994), Eldra (2003) and Patagonia (2010). He also regularly played David Price in The District Nurse (1984).
Facts
John, who is married to prominent Welsh actress Maureen Rhys, has been a major figure in Welsh language television since the 1970s and in 2004 received a special award from BAFTA Cymru. He played football for Bangor City FC while still in sixth form in the 1950s.

Stephen Flynn (Grigory) Aug 17 1953 to Sep 12 2000 (brain tumour)
Career highlights
Stephen's other work includes Tuxedo Warrior (1982), Howards' Way (1986-87), One Man's Meat (1989) and The Bill (1989).

Bridget Lynch-Blosse (Natasha) Born Feb 10 1958
Career highlights
Bridget's further work includes Juliet Bravo (1985), Star Cops (1987) and Party Time (1992).
Facts
She is now a singer, based in Australia.

Trevor Cooper (Takis) Born Sep 21 1953
Doctor Who credits
Played: Takis in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Played: Friar Tuck in Robot of Sherwood (2014)
Career highlights
Trevor's CV begins with Fatal Spring (1980), then Baal (1982), Moonlighting (1982), Terry and June (1985), Mr Pye (1986), The Singing Detective (1986), Star Cops (1987), London's Burning (1988), Mother Love (1989), Kinsey (1991), Love Hurts (1992), Wuthering Heights (1992), Framed (1992), Gallowglass (1993), KYTV (1993), Ivanhoe (1997), Underworld (1997), Duck Patrol (1998), Gangs of New York (2002), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Chromophobia (2005), Stan (2006), The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), Murphy's Law (2007), George Gently (2009), Spooks (2010), Vikings (2013), Wizards vs Aliens (2014) and The Wrong Mans (2014).
Facts
Trevor originally studied law and graduated with a Masters degree, after which he lectured in law for two years before going into acting. Here he is, on Twitter!
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Trevor here.

Colin Spaull (Lilt) Born May 19 1944
Doctor Who credits
Played: Lilt in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Played: Mr Crane in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006)
Career highlights
Colin's debut came voicing the title character in children's series Noddy in Toyland in 1957, when he was just 13, after which he secured acting roles in All My Sons (1958), Jennings at School (1958), Great Expectations (1959), Heidi (1959), The Secret Garden (1960), Benny Hill (1963), The Larkins (1963), Frankie Howerd (1966), Before Winter Comes (1969), Coronation Street (1969), Frenzy (1972), Seven Faces of Woman (1977), Agony (1980), L for Lester (1982), The Collectors (1986), Stay Lucky (1990), Birds of a Feather (1991), Get Back (1992), The Brittas Empire (1994), Nelson's Column (1995), Inspector More (2000), Down to Earth (2001-03), The Last Detective (2004), Doctors (2007), The Hour (2011) and Holby City (2004/08/12).
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Colin here.

Ken Barker (Mutant) Jun 19 1928 to Jun 24 1998 (prostate cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Stunts: Castrovalva (1982, uncredited)
Played: Mutant in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
Actor-turned-stuntman-turned magician Ken worked on many productions, beginning with Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956), then Redcap (1965), The Baron (1967), The Avengers (1969), The Last of the Mohicans (1971), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Moonbase 3 (1973), The Chinese Puzzle (1974), Give Us Tomorrow (1978), Escape (1980), Cowboys (1980), An American Werewolf in London (1981), The Boys in Blue (1982), The Goodies (1982), Octopussy (1983), Superman III (1983), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Only Fools and Horses (1986), Consuming Passions (1988), Willow (1988), Batman (1989), Laura and Disorder (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
Facts
Ken started out working with the professional surname Haward, until he changed it to Barker in 1976.

Hugh Walters (Vogel) Mar 2 1939 to Feb 13 2015
Doctor Who credits
Played: William Shakespeare in The Chase (1965)
Played: Commentator Runcible in The Deadly Assassin (1976)
Played: Vogel in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
Other credits include The Larkins (1963), Nicholas Nickleby (1968), Ivanhoe (1970), Never Say Die (1970), Doctor at Large (1971), The Fenn Street Gang (1971-72), Jason King (1972), Survivors (1975), Clayhanger (1976), Thomas and Sarah (1979), Holding the Fort (1982), Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984), Chance in a Million (1986), The Russ Abbot Show (1991), The Brittas Empire (1996), Bernard's Watch (1999), Cor Blimey! (2000, as Charles Hawtrey), Doctors (2006), Sold (2007) and M.I High (2011). He also wrote for and played Peter Pringle in the series The Train Now Standing (1971-72).
Facts
Some lovely tributes to Hugh can be found here.

Alec Linstead (Stengos) Born 1940
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sgt Osgood in The Daemons (1971)
Played: Jellicoe in Robot (1974-75)
Played: Stengos in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
After debuting in Doctor Who, Alec's further credits include The Man Outside (1972), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Professionals (1979), Suez 1956 (1979), Bulman (1985), The Tripods (1985), A Vote for Hitler (1988), Lovejoy (1993), Goodnight Sweetheart (1995), The Governor (1995), Silent Witness (1996/99), Lexx (2001) and The Bill (1993/2004).

Royce Mills (Dalek voice) Born May 12 1942
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Debuted in Fraud Squad in 1969, then Charley's Aunt (1969), Coppers End (1971), Up Pompeii! (1971), Queenie's Castle (1972), The Kids from 47A (1974), The Tomorrow People (1977), Marti (1977), The Rather Reassuring Programme (1977), Come Back, Lucy (1978), Bernie (1978), Sykes (1979), Mike Yarwood In Persons (1977/79), Rings on Their Fingers (1978/80), The Jim Davidson Show (1980), The Cut Price Comedy Show (1982-83), See How They Run (1984), Alice in Wonderland (1985), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1982-83/86), Edward and Friends (1987), Never the Twain (1990), Fiddlers Three (1991), Polterguests (1999), Bernard's Watch (2001) and Run for Your Wife (2012). Royce also had the occasional role of Andrew in Minder (1984-85/89).
Facts
Royce initially qualified in fine art to become a theatre set designer before branching in front of the cameras and on stage.

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

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

John Scott Martin (Dalek operator) Apr 1 1926 to Jan 6 2009 (Parkinson's Disease)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zarbi in The Web Planet (1965)
Played: Daleks in The Chase (1965), Mission to the Unknown (1965), The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66), The Power of the Daleks (1966), The Evil of the Daleks (1967), Day of the Daleks (1972), Frontier in Space (1973), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Death to the Daleks (1974), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Five Doctors (1983), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Mechanoids in The Chase (1965)
Played: IMC robot in Colony in Space (1971)
Played: Charlie in The Daemons (1971, uncredited)
Played: Mutt in The Mutants (1972)
Played: Gell Guard in The Three Doctors (1972-73)
Played: Hughes in The Green Death (1973)
Played: Reading guard in Robot (1974-75)
Played: Kriz in The Brain of Morbius (1975)
Played: Nucleus in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Career highlights
John's long career began in 1952's The Life and Death of King John, and went to play usually bit-part roles in Quatermass and the Pit (1958), Ghost Squad (1963), The Likely Lads (1965-66), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Good Life (1975), The Duchess of Duke Street (1977), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), The Tripods (1984), Erik the Viking (1989), Bullseye! (1990), London's Burning (1991), Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Mine All Mine (2004).
Facts
John also appeared in Catatonia's video for Dead from the Waist Down (1999). In later years he was a church warden and school governor in Essex.

Tony Starr (Dalek operator) Died Jan 6 2015
Doctor Who credits
Played: British soldier in The War Games (1969, uncredited)
Played: Dalek operator in Planet of the Daleks (1973, uncredited), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Tony's other screen work includes The Boys of San Francisco (1981), Little Miss Perkins (1982), Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse (1982) and Couchers (2012).
Facts
Tony was also a singer and songwriter. In 1964 he wrote and recorded two rare, collectible singles for Decca, I'll Take a Rocket to the Moon and The Next Train Leaving from Platform 2.

Toby Byrne (Dalek operator)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Career highlights
Further work includes The Last Window Cleaner (1979), Blake's 7 (1979/81), The Hard Word (1983), Crossfire (1988), Children of the North (1991) and Beyond Reason (1995).

CREW

Eric Saward (writer and 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.

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.

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.

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