Saturday, March 21, 2015

Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel

The new look Cybermen.
Or should that be Cybusmen?
Two episodes (Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel)
First broadcast May 13 to 20 2006
Average audience for story: 8.43m
For TARDISodes, see bottom of this entry

CAST

David Tennant (The Doctor) Born Apr 18 1971
Doctor Who credits
Played: Caretaker in Scream of the Shalka (2003, uncredited)
Played: The Doctor in 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, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Infinite Quest, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, Music of the Spheres, 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 Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Dreamland, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time (2005-10). Return appearance in The Day of the Doctor (2013).
Career highlights
Debuted in the Dramarama episode The Secret of Croftmore (1988), followed by Strathblair (1992), The Brown Man (1993), Rab C Nesbitt (1993), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Jude (1996), Holding the Baby (1997), Duck Patrol (1998), Love in the 21st Century (1999), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (2000), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Foyle's War (2002), Posh Nosh (2003), Bright Young Things (2003), Terri McIntyre (2003), He Knew He Was Right (2004), Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), The Quatermass Experiment (2005), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Secret Smile (2005), The Chatterley Affair (2006), Recovery (2007), Learners (2007), Extras (2007), Einstein and Eddington (2008), St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), Rex is Not Your Lawyer (2010), Single Father (2010), United (2011), The Decoy Bride (2011), Fright Night (2011), True Love (2012), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2012), Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012), Spies of Warsaw (2013), The Politician's Husband (2013), Postman Pat: The Movie (2014), AKA Jessica Jones (2015) and I Feel Fine (2016). He has also provided narration for Twenty Twelve (2011-12) and its follow-up W1A (2014- ), voiced Twigs in the animation Tree Fu Tom (2012-13, alongside former Doctor Who companion Sophie Aldred), and played Alec Hardy and his US equivalent Emmett Carver in Broadchurch (2013-15) and Gracepoint (2014).
Facts
David has been nominated for countless awards over the years, and has won a Daytime Emmy for his performance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a Scottish BAFTA for The Escape Artist (2013), a Welsh BAFTA for Doctor Who (2006), a Crime Thriller Award for Broadchurch (2013), four National Television Awards for Best Actor for Doctor Who (2006/07/08/10) and five TV Quick Awards for Best Actor for Doctor Who (2006-08), Single father (2011) and Broadchurch (2013). On New Year's Eve 2011, David married actress Georgia Moffett, whom he'd met when she was a guest star in Doctor Who playing the Doctor's "daughter" Jenny. Georgia is also the real-life daughter of Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison, making the Tenth Doctor the Fifth Doctor's son-in-law, and the Doctor's daughter also his wife. David and Georgia have had two children together; these children now have Doctor Who for both their father and their grandfather! David's real surname is McDonald, but he changed his name to get into Equity, inspired by Pet Shop Boy singer Neil Tennant's surname (he changed his name to Tennant by deed poll in 2011 at Georgia's request). David's father Sandy appeared in the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008).

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!

Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith, Ricky 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!

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!).

Roger Lloyd-Pack (John Lumic) Feb 8 1944 to Jan 15 2014 (pancreatic cancer)
Career highlights
Roger made his screen debut uncredited in The Avengers in 1965, and then took roles in The Magus (1968), Figures in a Landscape (1970), The Go-Between (1971), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Within These Walls (1974), Churchill's People (1975), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Survivors (1976), Will Shakespeare (1978), Miracles Take Longer (1984), Moving (1985), Room at the Bottom (1988), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Mr Bean (1990), Byker Grove (1990), The Object of Beauty (1991), The Gravy Train Goes East (1991), Archer's Goon (1992), Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993), Princess Caraboo (1994), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Preaching to the Perverted (1997), Oliver Twist (1999), Murder Rooms (2001), Vanity Fair (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005, playing David Tennant's character's dad), What We Did on Our Holiday (2006), The Catherine Tate Show (2009), Survivors (2010), Made in Dagenham (2010), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Borgias (2012) and Law and Order UK (2014). Roger enjoyed several recurring roles, including Albert Mason in Spyder's Web (1972), Rex Regis in Health and Efficiency (1993-95) and Tom in The Old Guys (2009-10), but it is for two comedy roles that he will be best remembered - Trigger in 39 episodes of Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003) and Owen Newitt in 25 episodes of The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2013).
Facts
Roger, who was a close friend of Doctor Who companion actress Anneke Wills, was taught acting at RADA by Peter Barkworth (who appeared in Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors in 1967). His father was fellow actor Charles Lloyd Pack, and his brother was Christopher Lloyd Pack (stage manager on various 1980s children's TV shows and sitcoms). His first wife was theatrical agent Sheila Ball, with whom he had a daughter, the actress Emily Lloyd. His second wife was poet/ dramatist Jehane Markham, sister of actress Petra Markham, who appeared in Doctor Who story The Crusade in 1965. Roger was the only actor to appear in both versions of the BBC's Survivors (1970s and 2000s). When he died his coffin was made of straw and driven in a pink hearse.

Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmonds) Born Nov 5 1983
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jake Simmonds in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Doomsday (2006)
Career highlights
Andrew's acting debut came playing Ben Carter in children's serial Byker Grove between 1997-99, after which he appeared in Russell T Davies's other dramas Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015), as well as companion series Tofu (2015). Andrew also hosted the UK Top 40 TV show between 2004-05 and was a regular presenter for Children's BBC (2002-06). He also does voiceover work for ITV2.
Facts
Andrew, who is on Twitter, has been an out and proud gay TV personality since 2006, and has posed several times for gay magazines such as Attitude and Gay Times.

Don Warrington (The President) Born May 23 1951
Career highlights
Born in Trinidad, Don's screen debut came when he won the memorable role of Philip Smith in the sitcom Rising Damp (1974-78) and its 1980 film version. Other work includes Six Days of Justice (1975), The XYY Man (1976), Triangle (1981), Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), Red Dwarf (1992), Trainer (1992), To Play the King (1993), Hamlet (1996), Grange Hill (1997), Lighthouse (1999), Believe Nothing (2002), Manchild (2002-03), Fat Slags (2004), The Crouches (2003-05), Diamond Geezer (2007), It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010), This is Jinsy (2011), Voodoo Magic (2013) and Chasing Shadows (2014). Regular roles include Nigel Beaumont in CATS Eyes (1985-87), Judge Ken Winyard in New Street Law (2006-07) and Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in Death in Paradise (2011-15). In 2008 he was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, voted out in week 5.
Facts
Don was awarded the MBE in 2008 for services to drama. In 2013 he directed the first ever stage tour of Rising Damp in the UK. Don also played the role of Time Lord President Rassilon in Big Finish's audio plays. Here he is on Twitter.

Mona Hammond (Rita-Anne) Born 1931
Career highlights
Jamaican born Mona made her screen debut in Softly Softly (1968), followed by Callan (1970), Second City Firsts (1974), The Sweeney (1976), Jangles (1982), Juliet Bravo (1985), Black Silk (1985), Us Girls (1992), Porkpie (1996), Chef! (1996), Sunburn (1999), Pig Heart Boy (1999), White Teeth (2002), Babyfather (2002), The Crouches (2003-05), Kinky Boots (2005), New Tricks (2007), 10,000 BC (2008), Monroe (2011), Death in Paradise (2011), Whitechapel (2012) and Run (2013). Recurring roles include Aunty Susu in Desmond's (1989-94) and Blossom Jackson in 138 episodes of soap EastEnders (1994-97/2010).
Facts
Born Mavis Chin to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother, Mona came to the UK in 1959 to work for an architect's firm but soon got into black theatre. In 1985, Mona founded the black theatre company Talawa along with Inigo Espegel, Yvonne Brewster and (fellow Doctor Who actress) Carmen Munroe, and has for many years been at the forefront of developing black theatre in the UK. She was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.

Helen Griffin (Mrs Moore)
Career highlights
Helen started out as a presenter on children's series Playbus (1988), then secured acting credits in The Healer (1994), Twin Town (1997), Mortimer's Law (1998), Rhinoceros (1999), Human Traffic (1999), House! (2000), Little White Lies (2006, for which she won a BAFTA Cymru Best Actress award), Prime Suspect 7 (2006), The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (2007), Risen (2010), Coronation Street (2011), The Machine (2013) and Under Milk Wood (2015). Helen has also written for the screen, including The Sherman Plays (1994/96), Where the Heart Is (2003), No Angels (2005) and Y Syrcas (2013).
Facts
Helen studied at nursing college with comedian Jo Brand and worked as a psychiatric nurse until 1986; the two collaborated on the play Mental in 1997, which was updated and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003. She secured the role of Mrs Moore in Doctor Who after acting as a stand-in for other actors at various read-throughs. Helen is a political and anti-war activist, and in 2003 protested against the Iraq War in Swansea as spokesperson for Swansea Coalition Against the War. On the back of this she stood as a Respect Coalition candidate in the 2004 European Parliament election, but the party did not win any seats. In 2006 Helen was arrested and released without caution for daubing red paint on the National Museum of Wales as part of a protest against Israeli activity in the Lebanon.

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

Paul Antony-Barber (Dr Kendrick)
Career highlights
Paul debuted in Tycoon (1978), then found work in The Professionals (1979), The Brack Report (1982), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1986), Press Gang (1993), Maisie Raine (1998), EastEnders (2004), My Summer of Love (2004), V for Vendetta (2005), Time Trumpet (2006), The Golden Compass (2007), Skins (2010), The Royals (2015) and A Dark Reflection (2015). His most memorable role was as Eric Sweet in 113 episodes of House of Anubis (2011-13).
Facts
Between 1976-79 Paul was married to actress Glynis Barber.

Adam Shaw (Morris) Born Apr 11 1974
Career highlights
Adam debuted as Delancey in Saving Private Ryan (1998), followed by roles in Just Visiting (2001), Footballers' Wives (2002), Rockface (2003), Red Needles (2006), Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), Paradox (2009) and RED 2 (2013).

Andrew Ufondu (Soldier) Born 1974
Career highlights
Other credits include EastEnders (2005) and Harley Street (2008).

Duncan Duff (Newsreader) Born Feb 8 1964
Career highlights
Duncan debuted in King's Christmas (1986), then The Wreck on the Highway (1990), Carry On Columbus (1992), In Dreams (1992), May to December (1994), River City (2002), Broken News (2005), Festival (2005), Skins (2007), New Town (2009), The Tudors (2010), Burke and Hare (2010), Lip Service (2010), A Touch of Cloth (2013) and Waterloo Road (2014). He also enjoyed regular roles as Doc Brown in Hamish Macbeth (1995-97) and Dr Geoff Spiller in Big Kids (2000).

Paul Kasey (Cyber-Leader) Born Aug 5 1973
Doctor Who credits
Played: Auton in Rose (2005)
Played: Coffa (Forest of Cheem) in The End of the World (2005, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010)
Played: Zu-Zana in Bad Wolf (2005)
Played: Clockwork man in The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)
Played: Cyber-Leader in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), The Next Doctor (2008)
Played: Ood in The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006), Death is the Only Answer (2011)
Played: The Hoix in Love & Monsters (2006), Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2008, uncredited)
Played: Weevil in Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One (uncredited), Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: End of Days, Torchwood: Sleeper, Torchwood: Adam, Torchwood: Reset (uncredited), Torchwood: Dead Man Walking, Torchwood: A Day in the Death (uncredited), Torchwood: Fragments, Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2006-08)
Played: Blowfish in Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008)
Played: Robot Santa in The Runaway Bride (2006)
Played: Judoon in Smith and Jones (2007), The Stolen Earth (2008), The Pandorica Opens (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009)
Played: Hero pig man in Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007)
Played: Kudlak in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007)
Played: The Host in Voyage of the Damned (2007)
Played: Ood Sigma in Planet of the Ood (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Played: Hath Peck in The Doctor's Daughter (2008)
Played: Sorvin in Planet of the Dead (2009)
Played: Highwayman in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009)
Played: Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventurers: Death of the Doctor (2010)
Played: Red robot in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010)
Played: Nephew in The Doctor's Wife (2011)
Played: Cyberman in Closing Time (2011)
Played: The Metalkind in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011)
Played: Wooden Queen in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Played: Time zombie in Journey to the Center of the TARDIS (2013)
Played: Whisper Man in The Name of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Zygon in The Day of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Footman in Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Paul's earliest role was in Blade II (2002), followed by 28 Days Later (2002, on which he was also movement advisor), 1408 (2007), Inkheart (2008) and Scoop (2009). He also played the George in werewolf form in Being Human (2009-12), and has performed as various monsters at the BBC Proms and Symphonic Spectacular events. He has also donned costumes for TV commercials such as Foxy Bingo and Butlins and was a performer and movement advisor for London's 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen) Born Sep 29 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Nestene Consciousness in Rose (2005)
Played: Dalek voices in Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), Doomsday TARDISode (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), Victory of the Daleks (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), The Wedding of River Song (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Into the Dalek (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), Hell Bent (2015)
Played: Voice of the Jagrafess in The Long Game (2005, uncredited)
Played: Cybermen voices in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), The Next Doctor (2008), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Closing Time (2011), Nightmare in Silver (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014)
Played: Voice of the Judoon in Smith and Jones (2007), The Stolen Earth (2008, uncredited), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010, uncredited), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited)
Played: Rick Yates in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)
Played: National Museum Pandorica video narrator in The Big Bang (2010, uncredited)
Played: Voice of Skaldak in Cold War (2013)
Played: Voice of the Zygons in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Nicholas's career has been principally within the world of Doctor Who, starting out as the producer of the Myth Makers series of videos in the 1980s and 90s interviewing Doctor Who alumni. Also on video, Nicholas has been involved with Wartime (1987), The Airzone Solution (1993) and the Auton trilogy (1997-99), and was present for the infancy of what we now know as Big Finish Productions with his Audio Visuals unofficial audio dramas. Nicholas has been involved with Big Finish all through its life, from its birth in 1996 to being its current executive producer. He also writes, directs and composes for the Big Finish audios, and has also written Doctor Who books, including The Dalek Generation (2013).
Screen acting credits come in the form of The League of Gentlemen (2002), Adulthood (2008), Lewis (2009), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Cleaning Up (2011) and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 - in which he played original voice of the Daleks, Peter Hawkins).
Nicholas has also provided voices for a number of video games, namely Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death (2003) and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010), and provided optional 21st century voices for the Daleks in the special edition DVD of the 1972 Doctor Who story Day of the Daleks.
Facts
In his 1980s Audio Visuals series he played an indeterminate future version of the Doctor, who went on to immortalised in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip Party Animals in 1991. Here he is, on Twitter!

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Tom MacRae (writer) Born 1981
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), The Girl Who Waited (2011)
Career highlights
Tom's first scripting work was the TV movie School's Out in 2002, after which he put pen to paper for Coming Up (2003), Mayo (2006), Agatha Christie's Marple (2007), Lewis (2008), Bonekickers (2008), Pulse (2010), Casualty (2010) and Fungus the Bogeyman (2015). He also created and wrote the sitcom Threesome (2011-12). Tom also wrote the Doctor Who live theatrical experience The Crash of the Elysium (2011), part of the Manchester International Festival.
Facts
Tom was commissioned to write a story for Doctor Who's 2008 series called Century House but this was cancelled as it was too similar in tone to another story that year. Here's his Twitter.

Graeme Harper (director) Born Mar 11 1945
Doctor Who credits
Assistant floor manager: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Production assistant: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), The Seeds of Doom (1976), Warriors' Gate (1981)
Directed: Warriors' Gate (1981, uncredited), The Caves of Androzani (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), 42 (2007), Utopia (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), Time Crash (2007), Planet of the Ood (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009).
Career highlights
Graeme actually started out as a child actor, appearing as Moonface, aged 12, in Noddy in Toyland (1957), as well as The Secret Kingdom (1960). His directing credits include Angels (1982-83), Juliet Bravo (1984-85), Star Cops (1987), Boon (1989-91), The New Statesman (1991-92), September Song (1995), The Detectives (1995-97), Babes in the Wood (1999), Grange Hill (2001), EastEnders (2000-02), Byker Grove (2003-05), Robin Hood (2006-09), Dani's House (2009-10), House of Anubis (2012), Coronation Street (2005-13), Holby City (2013-14) and Casualty (1996-2015). 
Facts
Graeme won a BAFTA Children's Award in 2001 for his work on Custer's Last Stand-Up (2003), and a British Soap Award for directing the tram crash episode of Coronation Street in 2011.

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.

Helen Raynor (script editor) Born Mar 27 1972
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Unquiet Dead, Dalek, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Blink, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight (2005-08)
Wrote: Torchwood: Ghost Machine (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), Torchwood: To the Last Man (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Career highlights
Helen started out as a script editor on the daytime soap Doctors (2002-03) before moving on to Doctor Who. She also script edited The Chatterley Affair in 2006. As a writer, Helen has written for Brief Encounters (2006), Primeval (2011), Baker Boys (2011) and Mr Selfridge (2015). She now writes for the stage.

TARDISode 5
Made available as a mobile phone download and online in the week beginning May 8 2006

Cast: Noel Clarke (Ricky Smith); see above

Robert Booth (Voice of Gemini)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of Gemini in Rise of the Cybermen TARDISode (2006)
Played: Voice of Cybus Industries in The Age of Steel TARDISode (2006)
Played: Reporter in The Idiot's Lantern TARDISode (2006)
Career highlights
Robert's acting career took off with Barrett Keller: His Mark in 1966, followed by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1967), A Family at War (1971), Kisses at Fifty (1973), Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977), Confessions of a Summer Camp Councillor (1977), The Enigma Files (1980), Travelling Man (1985) and Not Without My Handbag (1993).

Crew: Gareth Roberts (writer), Ashley Way (director), Sophie Fante (producer), Jo Pearce (producer), Simon Winstone (script editor); see Attack of the Graske.

TARDISode 6
Made available as a mobile phone download and online in the week beginning May 15 2006

Cast: Robert Booth (Voice of Cybus Industries), Paul Kasey (Cyberman); see above

Handy Leah (Victim)
There is no more information on this actor.

Crew: Gareth Roberts (writer), Ashley Way (director), Sophie Fante (producer), Jo Pearce (producer), Simon Winstone (script editor); see Attack of the Graske.

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