Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Father's Day

Oh look! The outside's bigger than
the inside!
One episode (Father's Day)
First broadcast May 14 2005
Average audience for story: 8.06m

CAST

Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor) Born Feb 16 1964
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005)
Career highlights
After debuting in Blood Rights in 1990, Christopher's career takes in Inspector Morse (1991), Let Him Have It (1991), Friday on My Mind (1992), Shallow Grave (1994), Hearts and Minds (1995), Our Friends in the North (1996), Jude (1996), Hillsborough (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Clocking Off (2000), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), The Others (2001), Linda Green (2001), Othello (2001), The League of Gentlemen (2002), 28 Days Later (2002), The Second Coming (2003), Heroes (2007), The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007), GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Lennon Naked (2010), The Shadow Line (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Legend (2015). Christopher also had recurring roles as DCI David Billborough in Cracker (1993-94), Matt Jamison in The Leftovers (2014) and Professor Stoddart in Fortitude (2015).
Facts
In 2007, Pendleton College in Christopher's home city of Salford named its new auditorium the Eccleston Theatre. Christopher also appears in two music videos for the band I Am Kloot - Proof (2003) and Northern Skies (2010). In Best Actor Royal Television Society Award in 2003 for Flesh and Blood, plus a Best Actor International Emmy for his role in Accused (2011).

Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) Born Sep 22 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rose Tyler in Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special (uncredited), The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Partners in Crime (2008), The Poison Sky (2008), Midnight (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time Part Two (2010) and The Day of the Doctor (2013).
Career highlights
Billie - birthname Lianne Paul Piper - started out as a poster girl in an advertising campaign for teen music magazine Smash Hits in 1997 ("100% pure pop!"). Record producers looking for a young female pop star to launch in the UK charts thought Billie would be ideal, and it wasn't long until she became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one hit in Britain, with Because We Want To. Billie went on to have two albums - Honey to the B (1998) and Walk of Life (2000) - and eight Top 30 hits, including the number ones Girlfriend (1998) and Day & Night (2000). She retired from the music industry following a court case in 2001 in which a woman named Juliet Peters was convicted of stalking and threatening her family.
Billie returned to her first love of acting. Her first role had been uncredited in 1996's The leading Man, after which she found roles in Music Chronicles (1999), Canterbury Tales (2003), Bella and the Boys (2004), The Calcium Kid (2004), Things to Do Before You're 30 (2005), Spirit Trap (2005), Mansfield Park (2007), A Passionate Woman (2010), True Love (2012) and Foxtrot (2014). She has also enjoyed a handful of regular roles, including Sally Lockhart in The Ruby in the Smoke 2006) and The Shadow in the North (2007) - in which she starred alongside a pre-Doctor Matt Smith - Belle/ Hannah in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007-11, on which she was also credited as an executive producer) and Brona Croft in Penny Dreadful (2014).
Facts
Billie performed at the 1999 Brit Awards as part of the performance of an ABBA medley, along with Steps, B*Witched, Tina Cousins and Cleopatra (she's the one in scarlet red!). Between 2001-07 Billie was married to British TV presenter and DJ Chris Evans (16 years her senior); her second husband is actor Laurence Fox, with whom she has two children. Here she is, on Twitter!

Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) Born Apr 18 1965
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jackie Tyler in Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Father's Day, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Career highlights
Camille's debut came in Life Without George (1987), after which she appeared in A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Campaign (1988), Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors (1989), Strapless (1989), Nuns on the Run (1990), King Ralph (1991), Rumpole of the Bailey (1992), The Famous Five (1996), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997), Mrs Caldicott's Cabbage War (2002), Family (2003), Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup (2006), Sinchronicity (2006), The Last Detective (2007), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Adulthood (2008), The Firm (2009), Ashes to Ashes (2010), Secrets and Words (2012), Edge of Heaven (2014), Flim: The Movie (2014) and Scottish Mussel (2015). She also had recurring roles as Lorraine Wilde in the sitcom Nelson's Column (1994-95) and Shelly in Him & Her (2010-13).
Facts
Camille is married to fellow actor Christopher Fulford, with whom she has two children - one of which is coincidentally named Rosa.

Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler) Born 1970
Doctor Who credits
Played: Pete Tyler in Father's Day (2005), Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Doomsday (2006)
Career highlights
Debuted in Genghis Cohn (1993), then Between the Lines (1993), The Chief (1994), A Breed of Heroes (1994), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1996), In a Land of Plenty (2001), Lloyd and Hill (2003), The Last King (2003), The Long Firm (2004), Color Me Kubrick (2005), Hannibal (2006), Spooks (2006), Outlanders (2007), Survivors (2008), Moses Jones (2009), The Young Victoria (2009), Rock and Chips (2010-11), Camelot (2011), Summer in February (2013), Vera (2013), Breathless (2013), The Driver (2014) and Silent Witness (2015). Shaun also regularly played Steve Evans in Soldier Soldier (1995-96), Mark Rivers in Touching Evil (1997-99) and Detective Inspector Mike Lewis in Above Suspicion (2009-12).
Facts
Shaun appears in the video for Faith No More's I Started a Joke (1998, looking remarkably like Pete Tyler!).

Robert Barton (Registrar)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Registrar in Father's Day (2005)
Played: Martin in Torchwood: Countrycide (2006)
Career highlights
Other work includes The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999) and Casualty (2004).

Christopher Llewellyn (Stuart Hoskins)
Career highlights
Further credits include The Black Dog (1999), Where Were We... (2002) and The Bill (1997/2007).

Frank Rozelaar-Green (Sonny Hoskins)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Stuart Hoskins in Father's Day (2005)
Played: Dance double for the Doctor in The Doctor Dances (2005, uncredited)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Vision in 1987, after which he took roles in Lucifer (1987), We Are Seven (1989), 1996 (1989), Minder (1991), Restoration (1995), 2point4 Children (1998), The Scarlet Pimpernel (2000), Shades (2001), Micawber (2002), Fat Slags (2004), Young Dracula (2006) and Trollied (2013).

Natalie Jones (Sarah Clarke)
Career highlights
Other work includes Casualty (1998), Cadfael (1998) and Cleanskin (2012).
Facts
Natalie is now a voiceover artist and has worked on a number of voice message services in the United States, as well as voice recognition systems.

Eirlys Bellin (Bev)
Career highlights
Eirlys debuted in Doctor Who, and then took roles in High Hopes (2008), Skellig: The Owl Man (2009), The Boy with a Camera for a Face (2013), Edge of Heaven (2014) and Stella (2014). She also provided the voice of the Girl in the animation The Magic Paintbrush (2000), and is credited as having written an episode of the 2008 series Tonightly. She also occasionally appears on S4C's Welsh language show Jonathan as her rugby fan character Rhian Madamrygbi.
Facts
Eirlys is also a voiceover artist and character comedian, working on the London comedy circuit in shows such as Spank! and Something for the Weekend at Soho's Revue Bar, and also at the Edinburgh Fringe. Here she is on Twitter.
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Eirlys here.

Rhian James (Suzie)
This is Rhian's only credit.

Julia Joyce (Young Rose) Born Jun 14 1998
Doctor Who credits
Played: Young Rose in Father's Day (2005)
Played: Holly Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2009)
Career highlights
Julia debuted at the age of five in Prime Suspect 6 (2003), and then made appearances in Life isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee (2005), January 2nd (2006), Waking the Dead (2007), Lewis (2007), Speed Racer (2008), Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), Doctors (2009) and The Day of the Triffids (2009). And Doctor Who isn't the only time Julia has played a younger version of Billie Piper - she did the same as a young Sally Lockhart in The Ruby in the Smoke (2006) and a young Fanny Price in Mansfield Park (2007).
Facts
Julia is the daughter of French actress and model Laurence Joyce, best known as the voice in the Petit Filous TV commercials, which Julia also appeared in once. Julia's sister Lucy is also an actress. Julia has appeared in many modelling promotions as a child, including for Woolworths, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Debenhams and French Connection, and a number of TV commercials, including France's Cedric magazine, Warburtons bread, British Airways, Nesquik and Persil.

Casey Dyer (Young Mickey)
This is Casey's only credit.

CREW

Paul Cornell (writer) Born Jul 18 1967
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Scream of the Shalka (2003), Father's Day (2005), Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007)
Career highlights
Paul's TV writing career began with a slot on Debut on Two in 1990, Kingdom Come, followed by Children's Ward (1996-99), Springhill (1996), Coronation Street (1997), Wavelength (1997), Love in the 21st Century (1999), Doctors (2000), Born and Bred (2003), Casualty (2001-03), Holby City (2004), Robin Hood (2006), Primeval (2008) and Pulse (2010). He also appeared as a panellist on the quiz show Only Connect in 2010, on the Fantasy Writers team.
Paul's writing career goes back further in the Doctor Who universe, when he made his fiction debut with the Virgin New Adventure Timewyrm: Revelation (1991), after which he write several more books, such as Love and War (1992, in which he created the Doctor's new companion Bernice Summerfield), No Future (1994), Goth Opera (1994), Human Nature (1995, on which he based his TV story of the same name), Happy Endings (1996) and The Shadows of Avalon (2000). He has also written several Bernice Summerfield books, and original novels of his own, including Something More (2001) and British Summertime (2002). In recent years Paul has been a writer for various comic books, with Marvel, Action and DC Comics, working on titles such as Doctor Who Magazine (199-95), Judge Dredd Magazine (1995-96), Young Avengers (2008), Fantastic Four (2008), Dark X-Men (2009), Black Widow (2010), Batman and Robin (2010-11) and Wolverine (2013-14).
Facts
Paul's wife is fellow Doctor Who writer Caroline Symcox, who has written both with her husband and alone, including for Big Finish. This is him on Twitter!

Joe Ahearne (director) Born Nov 23 1963 (a perfect birthday!)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Dalek, Father's Day, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005)
Career highlights
Joe is a writer and director for television, having worked in both capacities on This Life (1997), Ultraviolet (1998), Apparitions (2008, which he also created and executive produced) and The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012). He has also had writing duties on Da Vinci's Demons (2013), and directed for Dark Realm (2001), Strange (2003) and This Life +10 (2007).
Facts
Joe was nominated for Best Director for Doctor Who at the 2005 BAFTAs (he lost to Brian Percival for ShakespeaRe-Told). He has also twice been nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form at the Hugo awards (for Father's Day and Dalek). Joe wrote the four-issue Fantastic Force Marvel mini-series in 2009 (a spin-off from Fantastic Four) and Fantastic Four Annual 32 in 2010.

Phil Collinson (producer) Born Aug 26 1970
Doctor Who credits
Produced: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, Attack of the Graske, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, The Doctor's Daughter, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2005-08)
Executive producer: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Planet of the Ood (2008, uncredited), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Turn Left (2008)
Career highlights
Phil started out as an actor, playing the role of Bob Wright in a 1997 episode of Coronation Street before becoming a storyline writer on soap Emmerdale (1998). After dabbling on directing on a 2000 episode of Peak Practice, he became a producer on shows such as Linda Green (2001), Born and Bred (2002), Sea of Souls (2004), All the Small Things (2009, as executive producer) and Coronation Street (2010-13). In 2008 he became head of drama at BBC Manchester before moving to ITV in 2010.
Facts
Russell T Davies wrote the role of Alexander in Queer as Folk for Phil when he was an actor, but the part ultimately went to Antony Cotton. Phil's face can be seen on the fake £20 notes seen in the Doctor Who story The Runaway Bride.

Helen Vallis (associate producer)
Doctor Who credits
Associate producer: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern (2005-06)
Post-production supervisor: Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One, Torchwood: Ghost Machine, Torchwood: Small Worlds, Torchwood: Countrycide, Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie, Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: End of Days, Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Torchwood: Sleeper, Torchwood: To the Last Man, Torchwood: Meat, Torchwood: Adam, Torchwood: Reset, Torchwood: Dead Man Walking, Torchwood: A Day in the Death, Torchwood: Something Borrowed, Torchwood: From Out of the Rain, Torchwood: Adrift, Torchwood: Fragments, Torchwood: Exit Wounds, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2006-09)
Career highlights
Helen's earliest credit is as assistant floor manager on The District Nurse in 1987, after which she became associate producer on Streetlife (1995), Tiger Bay (1997), Harpur and Iles (1997), Care (2000), Hearts of Gold (2003) and then production executive on He Knew He Was Right (2004). She has no television production credits since Torchwood in 2009.

Elwen Rowlands (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, The Long Game, Father's Day, Boom Town (2005)
Career highlights
Elwen worked as a waitress in New York before breaking into television in the late 1990s as a researcher on Channel 4's McLibel (1998). Elwen's other script doctoring credits are on Carrie's War (2004) and Life on Mars (2006). She has since gone on to become a producer on series such as Wide Sargasso Sea (2006), Vera (2011), Playhouse Presents (2012, as executive and commissioning producer), Sinbad (2012, as executive producer) and Talking to the Dead (2013). She now works as an executive producer for Bonafide Films.

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