Thursday, January 29, 2015

Doctor Who (TV Movie)

The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)
wearing the first of his three outfits
One episode (untitled on screen)
First broadcast May 12 1996 - on CITV in Canada; May 14 in the USA and May 27 in the UK
Audience for story: 9.1m

CAST

Paul McGann (The Doctor) Born Nov 14 1959
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in Doctor Who (1996), The Night of the Doctor (2013). Paul also played the Doctor in the BBC audio adventure Shada (2003), and for Big Finish since 2000
Career highlights
After making his debut in Whistling Wally (1982), Paul appeared in Gaskin (1983), The Importance of Being Earnest (1986), Withnail & I (1987), Empire of the Sun (1987), The Rainbow (1989), Paper Mask (1990), Alien 3 (1992), Nice Town (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Hanging Gale (1995), Fairytale: A True Story (1997), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Forgotten (1999), Nature Boy (2000), Fish (2000), Queen of the Damned (2002), Lie With Me (2004), Sea of Souls (2006), Tripping Over (2006), True dare Kiss (2007), Vampire Killers (2009), Collision (2009), Jonathan Creek (2010), A Mother's Son (2012), Ripper Street (2013), The Bletchley Circle (2014) and The Pit and the Pendulum: A Study in Torture (2015). Prolific documentary voiceover artist Paul rose to fame as Percy Toplis in The Monocled Mutineer (1986, for which he was BAFTA nominated); other recurring roles include Mo Morris in Give Us a Break (1983-84), Lieutenant Bush in the Hornblower series (2001-03) and Mark North in Luther (2010-11).
Facts
Paul was originally cast as the lead in ITV's Sharpe adaptations, but broke his leg playing football a few days into filming Sharpe's Rifles (1993) and had to be replaced by Sean Bean, who went on to keep the role. Bean's replacement of McGann triggered the largest insurance settlement in British television history, valued at £2.13m, but Paul retains a connection with Sharpe by narrating the audiobooks. Paul also narrowly missed out on replacing Michael Praed in Robin of Sherwood in 1986. Paul, along with his acting brothers Mark, Stephen and Joe, was once a member of the group The McGanns, which continues today as a trio (minus Paul). Paul was involved with just one single, in 1983, entitled Shame About the Boy backed with Red Light. Paul separated from his wife Annie after 14 years together in 2006, and began a two-year relationship with actress Susannah Harker, who had been a guest performer in the audio Shada. Here he is, on Twitter.

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor) Born Aug 20 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in 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 (1987-89). Return appearances in Dimensions in Time (1993) and Doctor Who (1996)
Career highlights
Sylvester - birth name Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith - started out as a variety performer and comedian, appearing on shows such as Vision On (as Pepe, who lived in a mirror) in the late 1970s and early 80s, as well as Robert's Robots, Tiswas, Eureka, No 73, What's Your Story? and Jigsaw (as one of the two O-Men). Acting roles include Lucky Feller (1975), For the Love of Albert (1977), Dracula (1979), All the Fun of the Fair (1979), Big Jim and the Figaro Club (1979-81), Electric in the City (1980), Starstrider (1984), The Last Place on Earth (1985), Three Kinds of Heat (1987), Jackanory (1979/93), Frank Stubbs Promotes (1994), Leapin' Leprachauns! (1995), Rab C Nesbitt (1996), Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprachauns (1997), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997), Beyond Fear (1997), The Mumbo Jumbo (2000), See It Saw It (1999/2001), Hollyoaks (2002), Still Game (2004), Mayo (2006), The Bill (2002/06), Doctors (2008), The Academy (2009/12), The Christmas Candle (2013) and The Candy House (2015). Aside from the Doctor, his other memorable role is Radagast the Brown in the three Hobbit films - An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies (2012-14). He also appeared in The Secret Policeman's Ball in 1981, on Comic Relief in 1988, Space Cadets in 1997, Hell's Kitchen in 2004 and Tiswas Reunited in 2007. He has regularly played his Doctor in a number of fan audio adventures since 1999, as well as BBCi's webcast story Death Comes to Time (2001).
Facts
Before becoming an actor, he trained as a priest (1955-59), sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. Sylvester was second choice for the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In the early 1990s Sylvester was to play Governor Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl when the film was to be made by Steven Spielberg, but Disney refused permission and made it a decade later with Jonathan Pryce in the role. His stage name originates from when he was a part of Ken Campbell's variety roadshow, playing a stuntman by the same name (the name was dreamt up by roadshow colleague, actor Brian Murphy).

Daphne Ashbrook (Dr Grace Holloway) Born Jan 30 1963
Career highlights
Californian Daphne debuted in Hardcastle and McCormick (1983), then took roles in Knight Rider (1984), Fame (1984), Street Hawk (1985), The A Team (1985), The Fall Guy (1985), Our Family Honor (1985-86), Carly's Web (1987), Falcon Crest (1988), Hooperman (1988), Rock Hudson (1990), Intruders (1992), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Diagnosis Murder (1994), Sisters (1994), Charlie Grace (1995), Murder, She Wrote (1990/94/95), The Burning Zone (1996), Pacific Palisades (1997), JAG (1995-98), Delia's Song (2000), The Guardian (2001), Crossing Jordan (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005), The OC (2003/06), Cold Case (2007), Ghost Whisperer (2008), Without a Trace (2008), NCIS (2011) and A Wild Endeavour (2015). She also played Jackie Kowalski in more than 60 episodes of Hollywood Heights (2012).
Facts
Daphne's sister is director/ producer Taylor Ashbrook, while her brother is actor Dana Ashbrook, perhaps best known as Bobby Briggs in the series Twin Peaks. In 1988 Daphne gave birth to a daughter, Paton, while in a relationship with actor Lorenzo Lamas. In 2010 Daphne released her first music album, Grace Notes (and for the best type of fun, click the link to see Daphne singing I Don't Need No Doctor with Yee Jee Tso and Paul McGann as her backing vocalists!). Here's Daphne on Twitter!

Eric Roberts (The Master) Born Apr 18 1956
Career highlights
Eric's CV is vast, appearing in hundreds of productions since the soap Another World in 1977, followed by roles in King of the Gypsies (1978), Raggedy Man (1981), Star 80 (1983), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Runaway Train (1995), Nobody's Fool (1986), Rude Awakening (1989), Blood Red (1989), The Ambulance (1990), Lonely Hearts (1991), By the Sword (1991), Final Analysis (1992), Babyfever (1994), Freefall (1994), The Specialist (1994), The Immortals (1995), The Grave (1996), It's My Party (1996), The Cable Guy (1996), American Strays (1996), Frasier (1997), Oz (1997), The Shadow Men (1997), TNT (1997), C-16: FBI (1997-98), Wildflowers (1999), Spawn (1999), The Hunger (1999), Tripfall (2000), Falcone (2000), Mercy Streets (2000), The King of Queens (2001), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2001), The Beatniks (2001), Wrong Number (2002), Wolves of Wall Street (2002), Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004), Justice League (2002/04), CSI: Miami (2005), 8 of Diamonds (2006), Hollywood Dreams (2006), Aurora (2006), The L Word (2006-07), Pandemic (2007), Fear Itself (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), The Cleaner (2008), Cyclops (2008), The Butcher (2009), Crash (2009), The Expendables (2010), Sharktopus (2010), Chuck (2010), Burn Notice (2011), The Finder (2012), Bullet in the Face (2012), The Child (2012), Eric's Place (2013), Sink Hole (2013), Tainted Love (2013), So This is Christmas (2013), Spanners (2013), Chicks Dig Gay Guys (2014), Justified (2014), Suits (2014), The Opposite Sex (2014), The Human Centipede III (2015), Hawaii Five-O (2015), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2013/15), Starcrossed (2015) and Santa's Boot Camp (2015) - and that's just a fraction of his CV! Eric's regular roles include Will Butler in Less Than Perfect (2002-05), Thompson in Heroes (2007-10) and Vance Abrams in The Young and the Restless (2010-11).
Facts
He has also appeared in a number of music videos, including Ja Rule's Down Ass Chick (2001), Akon's Smack That (2006), Godhead's Hey You (2006), Mariah Carey's It's Like That and We Belong Together (both 2005) and the Killers' Mr Brightside (2004) and Miss Atomic Bomb (2012). In 1986 he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar and Golden Globe for Runaway Train (1985). In 1981 he suffered a serious car accident and spent three days in a coma and permanently disfigured his left-hand ring finger, and in the late 1980s had a long-standing cocaine problem (in 1987 he was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana as well as resisting arrest after trying to assault a New York policeman. His addiction also led to him being arrested after shoving his wife into a wall in 1995). Eric's wife is actress Eliza Roberts, who also appeared in the Doctor Who TV movie, while his sisters are Hollywood actress Julia Roberts (with whom he has a strained relationship) and producer/ actress Lisa Roberts Gillan. His daughter is Emma Roberts, who found success in the series Unfabulous and, more recently became a member of the American Horror Story "repertory company" of actors. In 2014 Eliza and Eric appeared on the US version of Wife Swap. Here is Eric's Twitter feed.

Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee) Born Mar 10 1975
Career highlights
Hong Kong born Yee Jee made his debut playing Jock in Fifteen (1991), after which he secured the role of Grant Wong in Madison (1994-95). Subsequent roles include Sliders (1995), Highlander (1995), The Outer Limits (1997), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1998), The Sentinel (1999), The Net (1999), Cold Squad (2000), Antitrust (2001), Stargate SG-1 (2001), Dark Angel (2001), Tom Stone (2002), Da Vinci's Inquest (2001-03), Battlestar Galactica (2005), Da Vinci's City Hall (2005), Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles (2006), The 4400 (2006), Blade: The Series (2006), Intelligence (2006), Psych (2007), Stargate: Atlantis (2007), Alcatraz (2012), XIII: The Series (2012), Witches of East End (2014), Gracepoint (2014) and Arrow (2014).
Facts
Since 2011 Yee Jee has occasionally been re-teamed with Daphne Ashbrook to play Charlie Sato to her Ruth Matheson in the Big Finish productions Tales from the Vault, Mastermind and The Screaming Skull. Here he is on Twitter.

John Novak (Salinger) Born Sep 9 1955
Career highlights
Venezuela born John's first acting credit was in As You Like It (1983), after which he took roles in The Blue Man (1985), War of the Worlds (1989), The Twilight Zone (1989), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1989), 21 Jump Street (1987/89), The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), MacGyver (1988/89), GI Joe (1990-91, character voices), The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990), Diagnosis Murder (1992), Sweating Bullets (1993), Cobra (1993), Hawkeye (1994), MANTIS (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Marshal (1995), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1996), Sliders (1995-96), Darkman III (1996), Highlander (1992/94/96), Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996-97), Born Free (1998), First Wave (1998-99), Crusade (1999), Phantom of the Megaplex (2000), Relic Hunter (2000), Wishmaster III (2001), X-Men: Evolution (2002), Wishmaster 4 (2002), Stargate SG-1 (2003-04), The Collector (2006), Dr Doolittle 3 (2006), Smallville (2005/06), War (2007), BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007), Flash Gordon (2007), Sanctuary (2011), Supernatural (2013) and Killer Photo (2015). He also played Keith Timmons in more than 50 episodes of the US soap Santa Barbara (1990-91) and Uzumi Nara Athha in 50 episodes of the Japanese manga Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002-03). He is best recognised in Canada for his role as the hapless Park Ranger in the Kokanee beer commercials.

Michael David Simms (Swift)
Career highlights
Michael debuted in Zack (1983), then Hard Rock Zombies (1985), Simon and Simon (1986), Scarecrows (1988), Alien Nation (1988), Dallas (1991), Tina: What's Love Got To Do With It (1993), NYPD Blue (1994), White Tiger (1996), Underworld (1996), The X-Files (1994-96), Millennium (1997), Dead Man's Gun (1997/99), Stargate SG-1 (1999), Harsh Realm (1999), Dark Angel (2001), Night Visions (2001), Cold Squad (2000-02), The Dead Zone (2002), Smallville (2003), The Twilight Zone (2003), X-Men 2 (2003), Jeremiah (2003), Premonition (2005) and Eight Below (2006).

Catherine Lough (Wheeler)
Career highlights
For the first seven years of her career, Catherine went under this name and appeared in A Killer Among Friends (1992), Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993), The X-Files (1994), MANTIS (1994), Highlander (1992-95), The Net (1999) and Seven Days (2000). After marrying, she changed her stage name to Catherine Lough Haggquist and enjoyed roles in The Unprofessionals (2001), Dark Angel (2000-01), Stargate SG-1 (2002), Smallville (2002), Just Cause (2003), Rockpoint PD (2002-03), Paycheck (2003), Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Alone in the Dark (2005), The L Word (2005), Killer Instinct (2006), Kyle XY (2006), Flash Gordon (2007), Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007), Psych (2010), Tron: Legacy (2010), Fringe (2011), Once Upon a Time (2011), It's Christmas, Carol! (2012), Supernatural (2012), Bates Motel (2013), Elysium (2013), Godzilla (2014), The 100 (2014), Continuum (2013-14) and The Whispers (2015).
Facts
Catherine opened Biz Books in Vancouver in 1996, which has become an international resource for people looking to expand their knowledge of all things film, television and theatre.

Dolores Drake (Curtis)
Career highlights
Dolores's work includes Housekeeping (1987), Cousins (1989), American Boyfriends (1989), 21 Jump Street (1990/91), I Dream of Jeannie (1991), Party of Five (1994), Strange Luck (1996), The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1997), Super Dave's All Stars (1997), Ms Bear (1997), Police Academy: The Series (1997), Mr Magoo (1997), The Spiral Staircase (2000), Ratz (2000), Mentors (2001), Touching Evil (2004), Bob the Butler (2005), Aliens in America (2007), Mrs Miracle (2009), Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010), Hats Off to Christmas! (2013), Bates Motel (2014) and Elephant Joe (2015).
Facts
Dolores regularly works as an acting coach in Vancouver for Crichlow Actors' Studio.

William Sasso (Pete) Born May 24 1975
Career highlights
Debuting in Neon Rider (1991), William's other credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993), The Odyssey (1994), Ernest Goes to School (1994), Magic in the Water (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Sixth Man (1997), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The X-Files (2000), Best in Show (2000), Southland Tales (2006), Entourage (2007), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007), October Road (2007), Two and a Half Men (2009), $#*! My Dad Says (2010-11), How I Met Your Mother (2008/12), The Three Stooges (2012), Finding Mrs Claus (2012), Justified (2014), Modern Family (2014), About a Boy (2014), Anger Management (2014), Hot in Cleveland (2014-15) and Trigger Finger (2015). Regular roles include Derek Wakaluk in Madison (1994-98), Gomez Calhoun in Sliders (1995-96) and Carl Monari in Less Than Perfect (2003-06). He is also a prolific voice artist for various American animation series, including The Cleveland Show, Neighbors from Hell and Family Guy. William, who also appears in Sum 41's video for Still Waiting (2002), became well known in the US in the sketch show MADtv (1997-2004/09, which he also wrote material for), in which he played various characters such as Paul Timberman, Senor Bag of Crap and Honey Dipper Dan, as well as a vast array of celebrity impressions.
Facts
Here he is, on Twitter!

Jeremy Radick (Gareth) Born Nov 10 1976
Career highlights
Jeremy debuted as Winston Mackay-Solms in Time Exposures (1988-89), then appeared in The Comic Book Christmas Caper (1990), Max Glick (1990-91), The Girl from Mars (1991), The Marshal (1995), The X-Files (1996), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1999), Y2K (1999), Beer Money (2001), Psych (2007), Reaper (2007) and Ice Twisters (2009). He also played Fractal/ Nathan in The Odyssey (1993-94).
Facts
These days Jeremy is a huge Doctor Who fan and self-confessed geek. He has his own Twitter and blog.

Eliza Roberts (Miranda)
Career highlights
Eliza's other acting work includes Schlock (1973), All in the Family (1976), Animal House (1978), Bare Essence (1982), St Elsewhere (1986), Knots Landing (1988), Midnight Caller (1990), Dream On (1990), Car 54, Where Are You? (1994), Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994), Kicking and Screaming (1995), The Alternate (2000), Killer Weekend (2004), Light Years Away (2008), Letting Go (2012), The Book of Esther (2013), The M Word (2014), Joker's Wild (2015) and Minutes After Midnight (2015). Eliza, who married fellow TV Movie star Eric Roberts in 1992, has also been casting consultant on a number of productions, including Throb (1986), You Again? (1986-87), Midnight Caller (1990-91), I'll Fly Away (1992) and Luck of the Draw (2000). In 2014 Eliza and Eric appeared on the US version of Wife Swap.
Facts
Her first husband was James Simons, producer of series such as The New Adventures of Superman and Malcolm in the Middle. Eliza's parents were screenwriters David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett.

Bill Croft (Motorcycle policeman)
Career highlights
Bill debuted in Mania: The Intruder (1986), then The Beachcombers (1986), Bullies (1986), Airwolf (1987), Earth Star Voyager (1988), Body of Evidence (1988), 21 Jump Street (1988), Bordertown (1990), Stephen King's It (1990), Nightmare Cafe (1992), Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures (1992), Needful Things (1993), Lonesome Dove (1994), MANTIS (1994), Highlander (1992/94), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995), The X-Files (1995/97), The Sentinel (1997), Millennium (1997), Police Academy: The Series (1997), Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998), Cold Squad (1998), Harsh Realm (2000), Andromeda (2000), Stargate SG-1 (2001), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007), The Dead Zone (2007), Killer Wave (2011), Alcatraz (2012), Arrow (2012-13) and Supernatural (2014).

David Hurtubise (Professor Wagg)
Career highlights
David debuted in The Commish (1991), followed by Northern Exposure (1993), The Outer Limits (1995), The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995), The X-Files (1994/97), Millennium (1998), Cold Squad (1999), Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1999-2000), So Weird (2000), Voyage of the Unicorn (2001), The Twilight Zone (2002), The New Beachcombers (2002), Dead Like Me (2003), The Collector (2004) and Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009).

Joel Wirkkunen (Ted)
Career highlights
Joel's other credits include Lonesome Dove (1994), Highlander (1995), The Net (1998), Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians (2007) and Psych (2007).

Dee Jay Jackson (Security guard)
Career highlights
Dee Jay debuted in Airwolf (1987), followed by appearances in Wiseguy (1989), Unsub (1989), Look Who's Talking (1989), MacGyver (1990), Needful Things (1993), Highlander (1993), MANTIS (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Sliders (1996), Disturbing Behavior (1998), NightMan (1999), Screwed (2000), The Lone Gunmen (2001), K-9: PI (2002), Mysterious Ways (2002), Agent Cody Banks (2003), Tarzan (2003), Scary Movie III (2003), Stargate SG-1 (2004), The Mountain (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Supernatural (2006), Psych (2006), The 4400 (2007), Case 39 (2008), Fringe (2009), Tooth Fairy (2010), Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010), The Killing (2011), Godzilla (2014) and The Flash (2014). He also regularly played Lou in Da Vinci's Inquest (2000-05) and Da Vinci's City Hall (2005-06) and provided character voices for RoboCop: Alpha Commando (1998-99).

Mi-Jung Lee (News anchor) Born Sep 12 1966
Career highlights
Born in South Korea, Mi-Jung debuted in Doctor Who, then took roles in The Sentinel (1997), The 6th Day (2000), Stargate SG-1 (2002), X-Men 2 (2003), The Chris Isaak Show (2005), Supernatural (2005), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Watchmen (2009), Tron: Legacy (2010) and Arrow (2012-13). She specialises in playing television newsreaders, and that's because she has been a newsreader and investigative reporter on various Canadian TV stations since 1990.
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

Joanna Piros (News anchor)
Career highlights
Polish-born Joanna has appeared in MacGyver (1989), Street Justice (1991), Sliders (1995), First Wave (1998), Reindeer Games (2000), Screwed (2000), Traffic (2004) and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), and has worked in North American journalism since the 1980s.
Facts
She now runs a communications company called Counterpoint in Vancouver. Here is her Twitter feed.

Gordon Tipple (The Old Master)
Career highlights
Gordon's debut came in Neon Rider (1991), then Mom PI (1991), Street Justice (1992), Highlander (1994), Sliders (1995), The X-Files (1993/94/95/98), The Immortal (2000), Dark Water (2001), Dead Like Me (2003), Intelligence (2006), Mrs Miracle (2009) and Psych (2014).

CREW

Matthew Jacobs (writer) Born Jul 1 1956
Career highlights
British-born Matthew's first writing credit was The Ninja Mission (1984), followed by Lorca and the Outlaws (1984), Smart Money (1986), Paperhouse (1988), Monster Maker (1988), Lorna Doone (1990), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1990-92), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-2000/07), Lassie (1994), Mothertime (1997), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Mr St Nick (2002), Your Good Friend (2013) and Bar America (2014). He also penned the videogame Star Wars: Starfighter in 2001. Multi-talented Matthew has also directed some of his work (Mothertime, Your Good Friend and Bar America, as well as 1991's Hallelujah Anyhow, which he also wrote) and has also dabbled in front of the camera, acting in Point Counterpoint (1973), By Common Consent (1975), The Kreutzer Sonata (2008), Mr Nice (2010), Boxing Day (2012), Art School of Horrors (2015) and Frankenstein (2015).
Facts
His father was actor Anthony Jacobs, who appeared in Doctor Who story The Gunfighters (1966) and took his ten-year-old son onto the set during filming - 30 years later, Matthew was writing Doctor Who!
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Matthew here.

Geoffrey Sax (director)
Career highlights
After starting out as an assistant on series such as Thriller in the 1970s, Geoffrey became a director, debuting with various episodes of The London Weekend Show in 1978, followed by Cannon and Ball (1979), Him and His Magic (1980), End of Part One (1979-80), Spitting Image (1986), The New Statesman (1987-90, for which he shared a BAFTA win), Bergerac (1988-90), Sleepers (1991), Lovejoy (1992-93), Van Helsing Chronicles (1997), Killer Net (1998), Clocking Off (2000), Widows (2002), Tipping the Velvet (2002), White Noise (2005), Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006), Christopher and His Kind (2011), Blandings (2014), Endeavour (2014) and Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death (2014).
Facts
It was Geoffrey who provided the uncredited Dalek voices in the opening scene of the TV movie (so you know who to blame now!). Geoffrey has directed no fewer than four different Doctors - McCoy and McGann in the TV movie, Christopher Eccleston in a 2001 adaptation of Othello, and Matt Smith in Christopher and His Kind.

Peter V Ware (producer)
Career highlights
Peter first gained a credit as producer on Hollywood Close-Up (1981), followed by Country Days, Nashville Nights (1981), Pros & Cons (1986), The New Leave It to Beaver (1987), Columbo (1989-90), This Gun for Hire (1991), The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995), Asteroid (1997), Gargantua (1998) and The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye (1998), but he is most prolific in the field of visual effects, working on Third Watch (1999), 2000 AD (2000), Little Richard (2000), The Expendables (2000), Tomcats (2001), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002), 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), The Guru (2002), Helen of Troy (2003), CSI: Miami (2002-03), Traffic (2004), Spartacus (2004), Desperate Housewives (2004), Earthsea (2004) and the Scooby Doo films The Mystery Begins (2009) and Curse of the Lake Monster (2010). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his work on Race Against Time in 2000 and a Visual Effects Society Award for Earthsea in 2005. In 2013 Peter joined Drawn By the Light visual effects, which has worked on productions such as Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Houdini and Californication.

Alex Beaton (executive producer)
Career highlights
Alex is a seasoned producer, having previously worked on 61 episodes of Kung Fu (1972-75), Harry O (1973-76), Dr Scorpion (1978), 33 episodes of Black Sheep Squadron (1976-78), Dr Strange (1978), The Duke (1979), The Night Rider (1979), The Greatest American Hero (1981), Otherworld (1985), 40 episodes of Wiseguy (1987-90), Knight Rider 2010 (1994), Vanishing Son III and IV (1994) and Murder, She Wrote (2000-03). Alex was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his work on Wiseguy (1989).

Philip Segal (executive producer) Born 1962
Career highlights
Doctor Who was the first time Philip had ever sat in the producer's chair, having previously been executive in charge of production on SeaQuest DSV between 1993-94. After Doctor Who he went on to produce Gundam Savior (2000), The Challenge (2003), Tattoo Wars (2007), LA Hard Hats (2008), America's Toughest Jobs (2008), Verminators (2008-09), Lobstermen (2009), Wild Justice (2010-11), Whisker Wars (2011), 1,000 Ways to Die (2008-12), Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? (2013), American Hoggers (2012-13), Appalachian Outlaws (2014), Ax Men (2008-14), Ice Road Truckers (2007-14) and Storage Wars (2011-15). He has also directed a couple of drama productions, including Andromeda (2002) and Mutant X (2003).
Facts
After emigrating to the US from the UK in the late 1970s Philip got into the film production business, variously working in different capacities for Columbia, ABC Television, Amblin Entertainment (for which he became Vice-President), Tribune Entertainment, Fremantle Media and Discovery Channel.

Jo Wright (executive producer)
Career highlights
Jo's first producership was on Tracy Ullman: A Class Act in 1992, followed by Lovejoy (1993), Out of the Blue (1995), The Sculptress (1996), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996-97), Wuthering Heights (1998), Othello (2001), 55 Degrees North (2004), Coup! (2006) and Midsomer Murders (2012-15). Jo was nominated in the Outstanding International Producer (Drama) and Outstanding European Producer (Drama) categories at the 2012 Monte-Carlo TV Festival.
Facts
Jo was part of the team that launched Channel 4 in the UK in 1982, after which she worked for Thames TV and then became an executive producer for BBC Drama, followed by the role of Head of Drama Series for the BBC. After that she became Head of Drama at London Weekend Television and worked for a time in South Africa for the CW Network.

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