Monday, March 02, 2015

Boom Town

Dining with monsters... The Doctor
(Christopher Eccleston) breaks bread
with Margaret (Annette Badland)
One episode (Boom Town)
First broadcast Jun 4 2005
Average audience for story: 7.68m

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!

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) Born Mar 11 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Captain Jack Harkness in The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One, Torchwood: Ghost Machine, Torchwood: Cyberwoman, Torchwood: Small Worlds, Torchwood: Countrycide, Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie, Torchwood: Random Shoes, Torchwood: Out of Time, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: End of Days, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The End of Time Part Two, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, Rendition, Dead of Night, Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Immortal Sins, End of the Road, The Gathering, The Blood Line) (2005-11)
Career highlights
Scotsman John's screen acting career began uncredited in The Untouchables (1987), followed by roles in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2003), De-Lovely (2004), The Producers (2005), Hotel Babylon (2008), My Family (2009), Desperate Housewives (2010), Hustle (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), All Stars (2013), Scandal (2013) and Gilded Lilys (2013). He has had recurring roles as Peter Fairchild in CPW (1995-96), Peter Williams in Titans (2000-01) and has played Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow since 2012.
However, John is nothing if not multi-talented and prolific, and has also presented a great many TV shows, such as Live and Kicking (1993-94), The Movie Game (1994-95), The Kids are All Right (2008), Tonight's the Night (2009-11), Animals at Work (2011), Attack of the Show! (2012), Pressure Pad (2013), Sing Your Face Off (2014) and Small Animal Hospital (2014). He was also a judge on the talent search shows How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2006), Any Dream Will Do (2007) and I'd Do Anything (2008), and a contestant on Dancing On Ice (2006) and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2010).
John also has a well-established career in musical theatre, appearing in everything from Anything Goes and Miss Saigon to Sunset Boulevard and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also recorded several of his own albums, including Songs from Grease (1994), Aspects of Lloyd Webber (1997), Music Music Music (2008) and You Raise Me Up (2014).
He has also, along with his sister Carole, written fiction books, including Hollow Earth (2012), Torchwood: Exodus Code (2012), Bone Quill (2013) and The Book of Beasts (2014).
Facts
John made the final three in auditions for the role of Will in the US sitcom Will and Grace; when he asked why he didn't get the part and straight actor Eric McCormack did, he was told he "wasn't gay enough"! He was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to light entertainment and charity.

Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) Born Dec 6 1975
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mickey Smith in Rose, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Boom Town, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion TARDISode (uncredited), School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Played: Ricky Smith in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Age of Steel TARDISode (2006, uncredited)
Wrote: Torchwood: Combat (2006)
Career highlights
Noel's earliest acting work was on the 1999 short Take 2, after which he appeared in Metrosexuality (1999), The Bill (2000), Waking the Dead (2001), Casualty (2001), Adventure Inc (2003), Holby City (2004), Kidulthood (2006), Jane Hall (2006), Dubplate Drama (2007), Adulthood (2008), Doghouse (2009), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Centurion (2010), Screwed (2011), Storage 24 (2012, which he also wrote and produced), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), The Assets (2014), Chasing Shadows (2014) and The Throwaways (2015). He regularly played Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002-04). Noel has also been a success behind the cameras, having written Kidulthood and Adulthood (which he also directed), as well as West 10 LDN (2008), 4.3.2.1. (2010, which he also directed and produced) and The Knot (2012). Further producing duties include We Are Monster (2014), Legacy (2015) and Scottish Mussel (2015).
Facts
In 2003 he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2009 Noel won a Rising Star BAFTA. Noel appears in The Prodigy's 2008 music video for Invaders Must Die. In 2015, rapper and Adulthood actor Adam Deacon appeared in court to deny charges he had harassed Noel in various abusive messages on social media. Here's Noel, on Twitter!

William Thomas (Mr Cleaver) 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). 
Facts
William is the only actor ever to appear in Doctor Who's classic series, new series and spin-off Torchwood.

Annette Badland (Margaret Blaine) Born Aug 26 1950
Doctor Who credits
Played: Margaret Blaine in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), Boom Town (2005)
Career highlights
Annette made her acting debut in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant, followed by Jabberwocky (1977), Crossroads (1978), Shoestring (1980), Bognor (1981), Nanny (1982), Lace (1984), Lace II (1985), All Creatures Great and Small (1989), Making Out (1991), Archer's Goon (1992), 2point4 Children (1991/93), Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993), Blue Heaven (1994), Outside Edge (1996), Black Hearts in Battersea (1995-96), Holding On (1997), Little Voice (1998), A Christmas Carol (1999), Oliver Twist (1999), Redemption Road (2001), Coronation Street (2005), Valiant (2005), Casanova (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Miss Marie Lloyd (2007), Land Girls (2011), Skins (2012), 3some (2013), Man Down (2013) and Outlander (2014). Annette has also had a number of recurring roles, including Charlotte in Bergerac (1981-84), Christine in Troubles and Strife (1985-86), Mrs Tapioca in The Worst Witch (1998-99), Mrs Dooley in The Queen's Nose (2000-01), Brawdie Henshall in Cutting It (2002-05), Ursula Crowe in Wizards vs Aliens (2012-14) and Babe Smith in EastEnders (2014-15). She also presented the children's series You & Me for a time in the early 1990s.

Mali Harries (Cathy) Born 1976
Career highlights
Mali debuted in The Levels (1996), then Dalziel and Pascoe (1999), Midsomer Murders (2000), Byron (2003), May 33rd (2004), Brief Encounters (2006), Sixty Six (2006), Murderland (2009), Pen Talar (2010), Casualty (2011), Baker Boys (2011) and Being Human (2012). She also had the recurring roles of Jane Milner in Foyle's War (2002/03/07), Megan Evans in The Indian Doctor (2010-13), DI Mared Rhys in Hinterland (2013) and Nerys Merrick in Critical (2015).
Facts
Mali is married to fellow Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle, who has appeared in Torchwood (2007) but is best known as Joe Miller in Broadchurch (2013-15). Here she is on Twitter.

Aled Pedrick (Idris Hopper)
Career highlights
Aled's only other screen credit to date has been Lewis (2009), although he continues to work as a stage actor, director and playwright. In 2016 he wrote the TV short Fan Club.

Alan Ruscoe (Slitheen) Born Apr 14 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: Auton in Rose (2005)
Played: Lute (Forest of Cheem) in The End of the World (2005, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen in Aliens of London/ World War Three, Boom Town (2005)
Played: Anne Droid in Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005)
Played: Trine-E in Bad Wolf (2005)
Played: Clown in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008)
Played: Andy Stone in The Waters of Mars (2009)
Career highlights
Alan's earliest work was in The Fifth Element (1997), followed by The Phantom Menace (1999 - as Bib FortunaPlo Koon and Daultay Dofine), Attack of the Clones (2002 - as Lott Dod), Hex (2005) and Emmerdale (2013).
Facts
His performance as Bib Fortuna in The Phantom Menace ended up on the cutting room floor. Here he is on Twitter (Alan, not Bib)!

CREW

Russell T Davies (writer) Born Apr 27 1963
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, The Long Game, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Torchwood: Everything Changes, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, Gridlock, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Music of the Spheres, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1, 3 and 5), The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World and The Blood Line) (2005-11)
Executive 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, 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, Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One, Torchwood: Ghost Machine, Torchwood: Cyberwoman, Torchwood: Small Worlds, Torchwood: Countrycide, Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie, Torchwood: Random Shoes, Torchwood: Out of Time, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: End of Days, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, 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, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Day of the Clown, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, Rendition, Dead of Night, Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Immortal Sins, End of the Road, The Gathering, The Blood Line), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2005-11)
As well as being executive producer on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Russell also acted in this capacity on TARDISodes (2006), Totally Doctor Who (2006-07), The Infinite Quest (2007), Torchwood Declassified (2006-09), Doctor Who Greatest Moments (2009), Dreamland (2009), Doctor Who Confidential (2005-10) and SJA: Alien Files (2010).
Career highlights
The ridiculous list of Doctor Who universe programmes Russell has been involved with provides the bulk of his television output, but it is by no means representative of it. He started out working in children's TV, even presenting an edition of Play School in 1987 before becoming producer, writer and various other roles on the activity series Why Don't You...? (1986-88). In 1988 he became script editor and writer on the children's magazine show On the Waterfront, after which he wrote for Breakfast Serials (1990), Dark Season (1991), ChuckleVision (1992), Def II (1992), Century Falls (1993), Cluedo (1993), Children's Ward (1994), Revelations (1994-95), Springhill (1996), Touching Evil (1997), The Grand (1997-98), Queer as Folk (1999-2000, which got its own US remake 2000-05), Bob & Rose (2001), Linda Green (2001), The Second Coming (2003), Mine All Mine (2004), Casanova (2005), Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13), Old Jack's Boat (2013), Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015).
Facts
The T in his name does not stand for anything but does distinguish him from radio presenter Russell Davies (his real name is Stephen Russell Davies). He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to drama. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award nine times, and has won three, including the Dennis Potter Award in 2006. He also won the 2001 Writer of the Year British Comedy Award, and has been nominated five times for a Hugo Award (he won in 2010 for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars). In 2009 Russell was approached by Lucasfilm to contribute to the proposed (but ultimately never made) Star Wars live action TV series.

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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