|Its chameleon circuit may have broken|
but the TARDIS fits right in this scene
First broadcast June 24 2006
Average audience for story: 7.14m
For TARDISode, see bottom of this entry
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).
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).
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).
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).
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!
Nina Sosanya (Trish) Born 1969
Nina debuted in The Bill (1992), then appeared in Prime Suspect 2 (1992), Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994), Jonathan Creek (2000), Urban Gothic (2000), The Jury (2002), Code 46 (2003), Love Actually (2003), Nathan Barley (2005), Casanova (2005), Sorted (2006), Wide Sargasso Sea (2006), Meadowlands (2007), Bonekickers (2008), FM (2009), Five Days (2010), Silk (2011), Vera (2012), Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13), Shetland (2014), W1A (2014) and Asylum (2015). She also had recurring roles as Jenny Paige in teachers (2001-02) and Kate in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-15).
Abisola Agbaje (Chloe) Born 1995
This is Abisola's sole acting credit to date. She was found by the casting director in an after-school drama club. Her sister is playwright Bola Agbaje, who in 2008 won an outstanding achievement Olivier award for her debut play Gone Too Far!
Edna Doré (Maeve) May 31 1921 to Apr 11 2014 (emphysema)
Edna's acting debut on screen came at the age of 38 in More Deadly Than the Male (1959), followed by Jungle Street Girls (1960), The Citadel (1960), The Old Curiosity Shop (1963), Sherlock Holmes (1968), Doctor at Large (1971), The Liver Birds (1974), Open All Hours (1976), Terry and June (1982), Tenko (1984), Tickets for the Titanic (1988), Hard Cases (1989), Streets Apart (1988-89), Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992), Love Hurts (1993), Westbeach (1993), No Bananas (1996), Nil By Mouth (1997), The Canterville Ghost (1997), Peak Practice (2000), Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001), Weak at Denise (2001), Time Gentlemen Please (2000-02), Roger Roger (2003), Eyes Down (2003-04), All About George (2005), Minder (2009), Gavin and Stacey (2008-09), Shameless (2010) and Midsomer Murders (2011). It is her role as Mo Butcher in soap EastEnders (1988-90) for which she may be most remembered.
Edna's husband was fellow actor and writer Alexander Doré. Edna specialised in characters affected by the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, which she portrayed to much acclaim in EastEnders, High Hopes (1988, for which she won a European Film Award) and Gavin and Stacey. When she was picking up her European Film award in Paris, she was called up to the stage as "Edna Door" (her surname had an accent over the "e"). As she left clutching her prize she muttered: "You'd think that at least in Paris they'd pronounce my bloody name right."
Tim Faraday (Tom's dad)
Debuted in Wycliffe (1997), then Silent Witness (1998), Killer Net (1998), Bugs (1998), Forgotten (1999), Do Not Disturb (1999), Bad Girls (2001), Murphy's Law (2004), My Dad's the Prime Minister (2004), North and South (2004), Secret Smile (2005), Rome (2007), Torn (2007), The Inbetweeners (2008), Primeval (2008-09), The Ghost Writer (2010), Call the Midwife (2012), Scar Tissue (2013), Jonathan Creek (2014), Ripper Street (2014), Critical (2015) and Harvest of the Dead (2015). He also plays Black Martin in Da Vinci's Demons (2013-14).
Abdul Salis (Kel) Born Jul 6 1979
Richard Nichols (Driver)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Fear Her (2006), The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People (2011)
Matthew started out writing for children's drama Byker Grove (1992), then put pen to paper for Thief Takers (1995), This Life (1996-97), City Central (1998), The Last Train (1999), Impact (2002), EastEnders (1992-2002), Spooks (2003), POW (2003, which he also created), Hustle (2004-05), Life on Mars (2006-07, which he also created), Bonekickers (2008, also creator), Ashes to Ashes (2008-10, also creator), Eternal Law (2012, also creator) and Childhood's End (2015).
Life on Mars has been his greatest critical success to date, scooping nominations for the BAFTAs, the Banff Television Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, TV Quick Awards and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards. Sequel series Ashes to Ashes was also nominated for a few of these accolades.
Euros Lyn (director) Born 1971
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The End of the World (2005), The Unquiet Dead (2005), Children in Need special (2005), Tooth and Claw (2006), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Fear Her (2006), The Runaway Bride (2006), Music of the Spheres (2008), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Euros began directing in 1997 with Sunday Stories and the Welsh series Pam Fi Duw?, after which he directed episodes of Belonging (2000), A Mind to Kill (2002), Casualty (2002-03), All About George (2005), Jane Hall (2006), Sherlock (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Black Mirror (2011), Broadchurch (2013), Last Tango in Halifax (2012-13), Happy Valley (2014), Gracepoint (2014) and Cucumber (2015) and The Library Suicides (2015).
Euros won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Director on Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, as well as two more for Sherlock and Belonging. He also scooped a Hugo Award for The Girl in the Fireplace. Here's his Twitter account!
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)
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.
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.
Simon Winstone (script editor) Born 1973
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Attack of the Graske (2005), all 13 TARDISodes (2006), Tooth and Claw (2006), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006), Love & Monsters (2006), Fear Her (2006), The Runaway Bride (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), Smith and Jones (2007), The Shakespeare Code (2007), Gridlock (2007), The Lazarus Experiment (2007), 42 (2007), Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (2007)
Simon started out as a publicity assistant for the BBC in 1994, then took on the roles of production assistant (1996-98), promotions director BBC trailers (1998-2000) and designer for BBC Online (2000-01). Between 2001-11 Andrew was involved in the BBC's interactive services, including BBCi and Red Button. Since leaving the BBC he has been a freelance web consultant and trainer, and has worked for Electronic Arts and Microsoft as a content producer. Simon has also script edited for other shows, including Emmerdale (1999) and EastEnders (2001-04), and has written for the drama series Death in Paradise (2014-15). Between 2004-05 he was producer on EastEnders and on Death in Paradise 2011-13.
Made available as a mobile phone download and online in the week beginning Jun 20 2006
Daniel Rochford (Presenter) Born 1974
Daniel's other work includes Hearts of Gold (2003), The Pet Shop Boys (2005), Hinterland (2013) and Followers (2015).
Daniel is an experienced role play workshop leader, and has also been a cameraman, presenter and director for BBC Choice and BBC Wales.
Crew: Gareth Roberts (writer), Ashley Way (director), Sophie Fante (producer), Jo Pearce (producer), Simon Winstone (script editor); see Attack of the Graske.