Saturday, January 03, 2015

Remembrance of the Daleks

Davros (Terry Molloy) was inside the
Emperor Dalek all along!
Four episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)
First broadcast Oct 5 to 26 1988
Average audience for serial: 5.35m


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).
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).

Sophie Aldred (Ace) Born Aug 20 1962
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ace in 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 appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993).
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Sophie's acting break; her subsequent acting roles have been in Rainbow (1990), Melvin and Maureen's Musicagrams (1992-96), Zzzap! (1999-2001), EastEnders (1993), Shadow Play (2004), The Search for Simon (2013) and Shadow Season (2013). She has also been a TV presenter, often for children, including Corners (1988-90), Words and Pictures (1993), Tiny and Crew (1995-99) and It's a Mystery (1996), and has also done voice work for Sergeant Stripes (2003), Noddy in Toyland (2008), Dennis and Gnasher (2008), Bob the Builder (2009-10), Bananas in Pyjamas (2010-13) and Tree Fu Tom (2012-14). Sophie has also appeared in a number of Doctor Who spin-off video productions, such as More Than a Messiah (1992), The Zero Imperative (1994), Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans (1994) and Mindgame (1998), and Big Finish's audio plays since 2000. In 1996, she wrote a book, Ace!, based on her time in Doctor Who. She has also presented several BBC Schools radio series, including Singing Together, Music Workshop, Time and Tune and Music Box.
In 1990 Sophie had an affair with TV actor/ comedian Les Dennis while he was married to his first wife (Dennis documents this in his 2008 autobiography). Les left his wife to be with Sophie, and met Amanda Holden - due to become his second wife - while they were together. In 1997 Sophie married TV quiz show and sports programme presenter Vince Henderson. She shares her birthdate with both Sylvester McCoy and Anthony Ainley. Here's Sophie's website and Twitter.

Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore) Born Jun 16 1946
Career highlights
Simon debuted in a 1967 episode of Man in a Suitcase, followed by The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), Three for All (1975), The Incredible Sarah (1976), Jabberwocky (1977), The Uncanny (1977), The Fiendish Plot of Dr Fu Manchu (1980), Kinvig (1981), Teachers (1984), Juliet Bravo (1985), First Among Equals (1986), The Return of Sam McCloud (1989), Cluedo (1990), Demob (1993), Law and Disorder (1994), The Opium War (1997), Once a Thief (1998), Killer Net (1998), Dinnerladies (1998), Pig Heart Boy (1999), The Gathering Storm (2002), Starhunter (2004), Family Affairs (2005), Sensitive Skin (2007), The Commander (2007), Spooks (2008), The Queen (2009), Merlin (2010), The Bletchley Circle (2012) and Father Brown (2015). Simon's regular roles include James Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-75), Laurence Lucas in Agony (1979-81) and Agony Again (1995), Dr Charles Cartwright in Don't Wait Up (1985-88), Sir Anthony Rose in The Mixer (1992) and Sir Charles Merrick in Holby City (2000-03).
Simon's first wife was actress Belinda Carroll (Rani actress Kate O'Mara's sister) while his second wife is actress Lucy Fleming, best known for her role as Jenny Richards in 1970s series Survivors (she is also James Bond creator Ian Fleming's niece). His father was actor Hugh Williams (best known as Inspector Marlowe in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan) while his mother was Australian actress and model Margaret Vyner and his brother is poet and journalist Hugo Williams. His late sister Polly was married to actor Nigel Havers. His son Tam (then 17, but now an actor in his own right) was an uncredited schoolboy in Remembrance of the Daleks. Since 2012 Simon has been revisiting the role of Gilmore for Big Finish's Counter-Measures audio series.
This is Your Life: Simon was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on April 2nd, 1986, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews at Fortnum and Mason in London. Doctor Who actors Colin Baker and Gareth Hunt were among the guests on the show.

Pamela Salem (Rachel Jensen) Born Jan 22 1950
Doctor Who credits
Played: Xoanon voice in The Face of Evil (1977)
Played: Toos in The Robots of Death (1977)
Played: Rachel Jensen in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Indian-born Pamela has one of the most familiar faces on British TV, her career starting with 1969's Happy Ever After, then Out of the Unknown (1971), Jason King (1971), The Onedin Line (1972), The Carnforth Practice (1974), Van der Valk (1977), Blake's 7 (1978), The Bitch (1979), Flesh and Blood (1980), Buccaneer (1980), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82), Never Say Never Again (1983, as Miss Moneypenny to Sean Connery's 007), The Tripods (1984), Ever Decreasing Circles (1984), Magnum P.I (1985), Howards' Way (1986), Succubus (1987), All Creatures Great and Small (1978/80/88, as Zoe Bennett), EastEnders (1988-89), French Fields (1989-91), Perfect Scoundrels (1992), ER (1996), Gods and Monsters (1998), Party of Five (2000), Licensed by Royalty (2003), The West Wing (2005, as the British PM!), Big Love (2010) and Pig (2011).
Pamela originally auditioned for the role of companion Leela in The Face of Evil, but instead got a guest role in the following story. She is married to prolific Irish actor Michael O'Hagan.

Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams) Born Aug 17 1960
Career highlights
Karen's CV also includes roles in Paperhouse (1988), Rockcliffe's Folly (1988), Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990), Poirot (1992), Peak Practice (1994), Grange Hill (1999), State of Mind (2003) and Wallander (2010).
Karen also works as a piano tutor, and is one of only six appointed Fellows of the Shakespeare Code (FSC).

Dursley McLinden (Mike Smith) May 29 1965 to Aug 7 1995 (AIDS-related illness)
Career highlights
Isle of Man born Dursley's brief career also included playing Tim Diamond in Just Ask for Diamond (1988) and The Diamond Brothers (1991). He also had roles in Freddie and Max (1990) and Mr Bean (1991), but also enjoyed success on stage, notably in the company of The Phantom of the Opera in the West End in the early 1990s, as well as in Gigi and Follies in London.
Dursley - who was a keen and experienced conjurer - was also heavily involved with West End Cares, the theatre arm of the AIDS charity Crusaid. He was first diagnosed with an AIDS-related illness soon after recording Doctor Who in 1988, and continued working until May 28th, 1995 - the day before his 30th birthday.

George Sewell (Ratcliffe) Aug 31 1924 to Apr 2 2007 (cancer)
Career highlights
Debuting in This Sporting Life (1963), George's further work took in Sparrows Can't Sing (1963), Londoners (1965), Mr Rose (1967), The Vengeance of She (1968), Spindoe (1968), The Haunted House of Horror (1969), Get Carter (1971), The Adventurer (1972), Home and Away (1972), Diamonds on Wheels (1974), Born Free (1974), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Sweeney (1978), Running Blind (1979), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979), The Chinese Detective (1982), Andy Robson (1983), Bulman (1985), Bleak House (1985), The Upper Hand (1993), Harry and the Wrinklies (1999), Doctors (2005) and Casualty (2006). He had regular roles as Frank Hagadan in The Power Game (1965-66), Detective Inspector Brogan in Z Cars (1967), Sammy Carson in Paul Temple (1970-71), Colonel Alec Freeman in UFO (1969-71), Detective Chief Inspector Alan Craven in Special Branch (1973-74), Robert Palmer in Homes James! (1987-90) and Superintendent Cottam in The Detectives (1993-97), and prior to that the Detectives sketches of Canned Carrot (1990).
His brother Danny (Dannis) Sewell was a promising heavyweight boxer before polio ended his career in 1947 and he turned to acting, becoming the first Bill Sikes in the stage musical Oliver! in the West End and on Broadway, and best known on TV as Gideon the jailer in Rogues' Gallery (1969). His father George was also a boxer who went by the name The Cobblestone Kid and who, one day in 1930, had his throat slashed by gangland criminals in the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho, London.
This is Your Life: George was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on December 19th, 1973, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews during the filming of Special Branch.

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.
In the 1960s Terry played saxophone in a soul band in Liverpool, even appearing at famous Beatles venue The Cavern Club.

Michael Sheard (Headmaster) Jun 18 1938 to Aug 31 2005 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rhos in The Ark (1966)
Played: Dr Summers in The Mind of Evil (1971)
Played: Laurence Scarman in Pyramids of Mars (1975)
Played: Lowe in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Mergrave in Castrovalva (1982)
Played: Headmaster in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Michael was a prolific character actor, appearing in over 120 productions, starting in a 1962 episode of Suspense. Further roles included The Likely Lads (1965), Adam Adamant Lives! (1966), The Borderers (1969), Albert! (1969), Paul Temple (1971), The Onedin Line (1972), On the Buses (1973), The Sweeney (1975), Space: 1999 (1975), The Tomorrow People (1978), Blake's 7 (1980), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983-84), The Invisible Man (1984), Hannay (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), 'Allo 'Allo (1992), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Another Life (2001), The Green Door (2005) and Shadows in the Woods (2006). Michael had a regular role as Mr Bronson in children's school series Grange Hill (1985-89).
During his career, he played Adolf Hitler five times, and Heinrich Himmler three times. He acted alongside five Doctors in the TV series, and a sixth (Paul McGann) in audio story The Stones of Venice (2001). Michael was the one to formally identify actor Declan Mulholland at the police mortuary after he was found dead on a train (as well as being the original actor to play Jabba the Hutt in a scene deleted from Star Wars, Declan also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Sea Devils and The Androids of Tara).

Harry Fowler (Harry) Dec 10 1926 to Jan 4 2012
Career highlights
Harry appeared in well over 100 productions, starting with Those Kids from Town (1942) and including Champagne Charlie (1944), Hue and Cry (1947), She Shall Have Murder (1950), Scarlet Thread (1951), The Pickwick Papers (1952), Up to His Neck (1955), Fire Maidens from Outer Space (1956), The Fighting Wildcats (1957), The Diplomatic Corpse (1958), On with the Show (1958), The Anne Shelton Show (1959), Jacks and Knaves (1961), Crooks Anonymous (1962), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Emergency Ward 10 (1964), The Nanny (1965), Secrets of a Windmill Girl (1966), Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), Crown Court (1973), The Melting Pot (1975), The Flockton Flyer (1978), The Little World of Don Camillo (1981), Educating Marmalade (1982), Dead Ernest (1982), Scarecrow and Mrs King (1984), Fresh Fields (1986), Super Gran (1987), Harry's Kingdom (1987), Sketch Pad (1989), Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990), Love Hurts (1993), The Famous Five (1997) and The Impressionable Jon Culshaw (2004). Harry made his name as Corporal Flogger Hoskins in The Army Game (1959-60), and later played Harry Danvers at Our Man at St Mark's (1964-66) and Harry the milkman in In Sickness and in Health (1985-92). He also appeared as himself in Going a Bundle (1976), Get This (1976) and Mike Reid's Mates and Music (1984).
Harry's career started on the radio during World War Two after starting out as a London newsboy. His first wife was actress Joan Dowling, until she committed suicide in 1954 aged just 26. Harry was awarded an MBE in 1970.

Jasmine Breaks (The Girl) Born Mar 27 1976
Career highlights
Jasmine grew up to be a researcher and presenter, working on Didn't They Do Well! (2004), as well as various weekday morning chat shows and Eurosport's coverage of the European Drag Racing Championships, and then becoming a DJ for Reading's New City FM and Newbury's Kick FM.

Peter Hamilton Dyer (Embery)
Career highlights
After Doctor Who, Peter appeared in EastEnders (2000), Table 12 (2001), The Fugitives (2005), Waking the Dead (2005), The Curse of Steptoe (2008), Silk (2011) and The Tempest (2014).

John Leeson (Voice of the Dalek battle computer) Born Mar 16 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of K-9 in The Invisible Enemy (1977), The Sun Makers (1977), Underworld (1978), The Invasion of Time (1978), The Ribos Operation (1978), The Pirate Planet (1978), The Stones of Blood (1978), The Androids of Tara (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979), The Leisure Hive (1980), Meglos (1980), Full Circle (1980), State of Decay (1980), Warriors' Gate (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), Journey's End (2008).
John has also voiced K-9 in Doctor Who's spin-offs, including K9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures stories Invasion of the Bane (2006), The Lost Boy (2007), the Comic Relief special From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love (2009), The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Gift (2009), The Nightmare Man (2010) and Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), and the K9 TV series stories Regeneration, Liberation, The Korven The Bounty Hunter, Siren of Ceres, Fear Itself, The Fall of the House of Gryffen, Jaws of Orthrus, Dream-eaters, Curse of Anubis, Oroborus, Alien Avatar, Aeolian, The Last Oak Tree in England, Black Hunger, The Cambridge Spy, Lost Library of UKKO, Mutant Copper, The Custodians, Taphony and the Time Loop, Robot Gladiators, Mind Snap, Angel of the North, The Last Precinct, Hound of the Korven, Eclipse of the Korven (2009-10). John has also voiced K9 in Search Out Space (1991), the BBC1 animated audio Shada (2003), on various episodes of Blue Peter (1977/2006), The Weakest Link (2007), Comic Relief (2009), Pointless (2013) and Stargazing Live: Back to Earth (2013-14), as well as in Big Finish audios since 2003.
Played: Voice of the Nucleus of the Swarm in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Dugeen in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Played: Voice of the Dalek battle computer in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
John's acting career began with The Spanish Farm in 1968, followed by roles in Dad's Army (1969), My Wife Next Door (1972), Headmaster (1977), Jigsaw (1979), Tarka the Otter (1979), Blake's 7 (1978/79), Sorry! (1981), Tucker's Luck (1985), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), 'Allo 'Allo (1989), The Bill (1993), Bugs (1995), Vanity Fair (1998), Doctors (2001), ChuckleVision (2007) and Rebels Without a Clue (2009). He also voiced Bungle in 50 episodes of children's programme Rainbow in the 1970s.
In the 70s John was a question writer for quiz show Mastermind. He is also a good chef, having prepared period feasts for Agatha Christie's Poirot (1993), been a wine consultant to five-star restaurant staff, and was a serving magistrate in Ealing, and adviser on court etiquette and procedures to film and TV. In 2002 John stood (under his birth name of John Ducker) as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the Ealing Council elections for the Perivale constituency (he got 326 votes, finishing in last place unelected). He stood again in 2010, attracting 1,104 votes, finishing seventh out of nine. His wife is Judy Ducker, a property buyer on productions such as Hugo, Snow White and the Huntsman and Diana.

Peter Halliday (Vicar) Jun 2 1924 to Feb 18 2012
Doctor Who credits
Played: Packer in The Invasion (1968)
Played: Silurian voices in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970)
Played: Alien voices in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Pletrac in Carnival of Monsters (1973)
Played: Soldier in City of Death (1979)
Played: Vicar in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Peter's career began with 1954's Fatal Journey and he then took roles in The Count of Monte Cristo (1956), Dunkirk (1958), The Citadel (1960), Garry Halliday (1962), Sierra Nine (1963), Danger Man (1965), Write a Play (1965), The Avengers (1968), UFO (1970-71), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), The Befrienders (1972), Bowler (1973), The Boy with Two Heads (1974), The Sweeney (1975), Keep It Up Downstairs (1976), Beasts (1976), Angels (1982), The Tripods (1984), Hannay (1989), The Remains of the Day (1993), Our Friends in the North (1996), Goodnight Sweetheart (1997), Esther (1999), Micawber (2001) and Lassie (2005). He also played Dr John Fleming in A for Andromeda (1961) and The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962).
Peter was for a time married to the actress Simone Lovell, daughter of the actors Raymond Lovell and Margot Collis (who had an affair with the poet W B Yeats during her marriage to Lovell).

Joseph Marcell (John) Born Aug 18 1948
Career highlights
Born in St Lucia in the Caribbean, Joseph made his first acting appearance in 1974 in Antony and Cleopatra, then Fancy Wanders (1980), Rumpole of the Bailey (1983), Cry Freedom (1987), Desmond's (1990), Sioux City (1994), Living Single (1997), Brothers and Sisters (1998), A Beautiful Life (2004), Jericho (2005), EastEnders (2006), A Touch of Frost (2008), Fedz (2013), Death in Paradise (2014) and Caesar (2015). Joseph found early recognition for playing Walter Isaacs in the short-lived soap Empire Road (1978-79) but is best known as well-spoken butler Geoffrey in 146 episodes of the American sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-96) and Hudson in US soap The Bold and the Beautiful (2003-04).
Joseph is on the board of the Globe Theatre in London, and also works with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the London Roundhouse Arts Project. Here he is, on Twitter!
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Joseph here.

William Thomas (Martin) Born 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Martin in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Mr Cleaver in Boom Town (2005)
Played: Geraint Cooper in Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008), Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, The Gathering, The Blood Line) (2011)
Career highlights
Debuted in Antony and Cleopatra (1974), then Casey's Shadow (1978), Grange Hill (1981), Taff Acre (1981), The District Nurse (1984), The Magnificent Evans (1984), Knights of God (1987), Only Fools and Horses (1989), After the War (1989), Forever Green (1992), Darklands (1996), Twin Town (1997), Satellite City (1998), Longitude (2000), Grass (2003), Midsomer Murders (2007), Freebird (2008), Mr Nice (2010) and Y Syrcas (2013). He played William George in The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981), Matthew Thomas in We Are Seven (1989-91), Ivor Thomas in Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001-02), Eric Miller in Welsh soap Pobol-y-Cwm (2004-05), William James in Belonging (2006-09), Father Chris in Gavin and Stacey (2007-10) and Wiliam in Alys (2011-12). 
William is the only actor ever to appear in Doctor Who's classic series, new series and spin-off Torchwood.

Derek Keller (Kaufman) Aug 5 1942 to Jan 11 2018 (lung cancer)
Career highlights
Doctor Who was Derek's final credit, after having appeared in Gazette (1968), Tom Grattan's War (1968), Parkin's Patch (1969), No Blade of Grass (1970), The Fenn Street Gang (1972), South Riding (1974) and Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977).
From 1985, Derek (also known as Bo) began working as an actors' agent for Mahoney Bannon Associates (MBA), based in Brighton.

Hugh Spight (Black Dalek operator) Born May 5 1947
Career highlights
Trained ballet dancer Hugh's other TV and film work includes The Elephant Man (1980), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Dark Crystal (1982), Luna (1983-84) and Chish 'n' Fips (1984-87). He also had a hand or two in the animatronics on The Tripods (1985) and was, among other characters, a Gamorrean guard on Return of the Jedi (1983, unfortunately credited as Hugh Spirit!).

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).
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).
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).
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.

Brian Miller (Dalek voice) Born Apr 17 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dugdale in Snakedance (1983)
Played: Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Harry in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009)
Played: Barney in Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Brian started out on Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life in 1965, after which he appeared in Mr Rose (1968), The Dustbinmen (1970), Hey Brian! (1973), A Raging Calm (1974), Sam (1975), Out of Bounds (1977), The Devil's Crown (1978), Blake's 7 (1979), Ladykillers (1980), Angels (1981), Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (1984), Brazil (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Strike It Rich! (1986-87), Grange Hill (1991), Stay Lucky (1993), The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000), Line of Duty (2012) and Wizards vs Aliens (2012).
Brian was married to Doctor Who's very own Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen from 1968 until her death in 2011.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Brian here.


Ben Aaronovitch (writer) Born 1964
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Remembrance of the Daleks (1988), Battlefield (1989)
Career highlights
Ben's other screen writing work includes Jupiter Moon (1990), Casualty (1990) and Dark Knight (2001). Ben has now become a successful author, penning the Rivers of London series of books since 2011, which follows his authorship of several Doctor Who novels, including Transit (1992) and The Also People (1995).
His father was economist and Communist Sam Aaronovitch, and his brothers are broadcaster and journalist David Aaronovitch and actor Owen Aaronovitch. Ben's website is called The Folly and his blog is Temporarily Significant.

Andrew Morgan (director) Born 1942
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Time and the Rani (1987), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Career highlights
Andrew's career began as a production assistant on 1974's The Gathering Storm, followed by similar work on The Onedin Line (1976), Wings (1977) and Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977). His first directing job was on The Onedin Line, followed by Sutherland's Law (1975), Everyday Maths (1978-79), Blake's 7 (1980), Triangle (1981), King's Royal (1982-83), Swallows and Amazons Forever! (1984), One By One (1987, which he also produced), Knights of God (1987), Hard Cases (1989), Casualty (1989-90), Rides (1992-93), The Famous Five (1995-96), Children of the New Forest (1998), Urban Gothic (2000), The Worst Witch (1998-2000), Heartbeat (2003-09) and That's English (2011/14).
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Andrew 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.
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.

Andrew Cartmel (script editor) Born 1958
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: 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)
Career highlights
Andrew's other TV work includes script editing Casualty (1990) and Dark Knight (2001), after which he left the industry to work on several computing magazines. He has also written comic strips for Doctor Who Magazine (1990-93) and Judge Dredd Megazine (1995), as well as four Doctor Who novels (1992-2005) and four audios (2000/11).
Here he is, on Twitter, and here's his film review blog.

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