Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Love & Monsters

The terrifying Abzorbaloff (Peter Kay)
One episode (Love & Monsters)
First broadcast June 17 2006
Average audience for story: 6.66m
For TARDISode, 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!

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.

Peter Kay (Victor Kennedy/ Abzorbaloff) Born Jul 2 1973
Career highlights
Peter is one of the UK's most successful and best loved comedians who made his screen debut in 1996's Two Minutes. Other appearances include Barking (1998), The Services (1998), Butterfly Collectors (1999), City Central (1999), The Secret World of Michael Fry (2000), Blow Dry (2001), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Linda Green (2002), Coronation Street (1997/2004), Mrs Brown's Boys (2005), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005), Little Britain (2006) and Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice (2008). However, it is for his own comedy series that he is best known, including That Peter Kay Thing (2000), Phoenix Nights (2001-02), Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004), Car Share (2015) and as the voice of Big Chris in the children's series Roary the Racing Car (2007-09). Peter also writes, produces and directs much of his own work for TV.
Facts
In 2005 Peter won the Golden Rose at the Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival for Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere, while he has also been nominated for a BAFTA, a British Comedy Award and a Royal Television Society Award for Phoenix Nights. As a child Peter was an altar boy, and was taught metalwork at school by fellow comedian Steve Coogan's father. In 2005 he scored a number one hit on the UK singles chart with Is This the Way to Amarillo?, created in aid of Comic Relief. It sold over 1.3 million copies, spent seven weeks at the top and was the biggest selling single of the year (strictly speaking, it was a hit for Tony Christie, who can be heard on the single; Peter only appears in the video). In 2007 he released his own version of the Proclaimers' (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles in aid of Comic Relief, which also topped the chart, this time for three weeks, and was the eighth biggest selling single of the year. The video features many Doctor Who luminaries, including Bonnie Langford, June Whitfield, Paul O'Grady, Frazer Hines, Burt Kwouk, David Walliams and, of course, David Tennant. Peter scored a third number one in 2009 in aid of Children in Need with the Peter Kay All Star Animated Band. Also, in 2008 Peter dragged up to portray the character of Geraldine McQueen, a spoof on contestants from The X Factor, and scored two top ten singles with The Winner's Song and Once Upon a Christmas Song. Peter, a tee-totaller, also fronted a series of TV commercials for John Smith beer.

Marc Warren (Elton Pope) Born Mar 20 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Extra in Battlefield (1989, uncredited)
Played: Elton Pope in Love & Monsters (2006)
Career highlights
Marc made his credited debut in a 1991 episode of Casualty, followed by Grange Hill (1992), Sam Saturday (1992), Boston Kickout (1995), Ghostbusters of East Finchley (1995), Shine (1996), Highlander (1997), Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (1997), Alice Through the Looking-Glass (1998), Oliver Twist (1999), The Vice (1999-2000), Men Only (2001), Band of Brothers (2001), The Principles of Lust (2003), State of Play (2003), Twisted Tales (2005), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Color Me Kubrick (2005), Hogfather (2006), Dracula (2006), Life on Mars (2007), Strutter (2006-07), Ballet Shoes (2007), Wanted (2008), Mutual Friends (2008), Ben Hur (2010), Without You (2011), The Good Wife (2012) and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015). He also played Danny Blue in Hustle (2004-12), Rick in Mad Dogs (2011-13) and Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (2015-16).
Facts
Marc was a stand-in for Ewan McGregor during the production of digital storyboards for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).

Shirley Henderson (Ursula Blake) Born Nov 24 1965
Career highlights
Debuted in Shadow of the Stone (1987), followed by Wish Me Luck (1990), Clarissa (1991), Rob Roy (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Wonderland (1999), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Afterlife (2003), Yes (2004), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Wild Child (2008), The Crimson Petal and the White (2011), Treasure Island (2012), The Look of Love (2013), Southcliffe (2013), Jamaica Inn (2014), Urban Hymn (2015) and The Tale of Tales (2015). She regularly played Isobel Sutherland in Hamish Macbeth (1995-97).
Facts
Shirley was nominated for a BAFTA for Southcliffe (and won a Scottish BAFTA). She broke into entertainment by winning a talent contest at a holiday camp and then touring the gig circuit as a singer.

Simon Greenall (Mr Skinner) Born Jan 3 1958
Career highlights
Simon's career began with Life Without George in 1987, followed by work in One Foot in the Grave (1990), Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (1993), Soldier Soldier (1993), Harry Enfield and Chums (1994/97), The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997-98), Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round (1998), Barking (1998), Smith and Jones (1997-98), Big Train (1998), Boyz Unlimited (1999), Tube Tales (1999), Kiss Me Kate (2000), Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (1999-2000), Holby City (2001), World of Pub (2001), I'm Alan Partridge (1997-2002), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Swiss Toni (2004), Bromwell High (2005), Funland (2005), Popetown (2006), Lead Balloon (2006), The Charlotte Church Show (2006-07), Saxondale (2007), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008), The Wrong Door (2008), Star Stories (2006-08), Horne and Corden (2009), Life of Riley (2010), Trapped! (2007-10), Phoneshop (2011), Pete Versus Life (2010-11), Spy (2012), Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (2010-12), Drifters (2013), W1A (2014), Cardinal Burns (2014) and Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015). He has also voiced Captain Barnacles in almost 100 episodes of The Octonauts (2010-15). Simon is also a comedy writer, and has provided material for Harry Enfield's programmes as well as Don't Watch That, Watch This (2005). He was also a producer on the 2011 film We Have to Talk About Kevin.
Facts
Simon is the face behind the voice of Aleksander Orlov the meerkat in the TV commercials for CompareTheMarket.com.

Moya Brady (Bridget) Born Sep 8 1962
Career highlights
Debuted in The Road (1987), then Vroom (1988), Little Dorrit (1988), Life is Sweet (1990), Sawdust for Brains (1992), Mr Wroe's Virgins (1993), Inside Victor Lewis-Smith (1993), The Never-Ending Story III (1994), Loop (1997), Gimme Gimme Gimme (2000), My Hero (2000), Pride and Prejudice (2005), MI High (2007), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), The Crimson Petal and the White (2011), Cucumber (2015) and Schadenfreude (2016). Moya's most memorable roles are as Klepto in Making Out (1989-91), Roberta Cryer in The Bill (2002-03), and Remona in Shameless (2013).

Kathryn Drysdale (Bliss) Born Dec 1 1981
Career highlights
Kathryn debuted in People Like Us (1999), and then found work in Swivel on the Tip (2001), Chambers (2001), Rockface (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Tripping Over (2006), St Trinian's (2007), Benidorm (2011), Suspects (2015) and Urban and the Shed Crew (2015). She is best remembered as Louise in the sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001-09).

Bella Emberg (Mrs Croot) Born Sep 16 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nurse in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Kitchen maid in The Time Warrior (1973-74, uncredited)
Played: Mrs Croot in Love & Monsters (2006)
Career highlights
Bella - born Sybil Dyke - made her screen debut in 1964's The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr, followed by roles in Love Story (1965), Father Dear Father (1969), Villette (1970), Callan (1972), Sykes (1973), Father Brown (1974), Big Boy Now! (1977), The Foundation (1977), Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Basil Brush Show (2002), Trial and Retribution (2002), Casualty 1906 (2006) and Pompidou (2015). However, it is for her various roles in a number of comedy sketch series which she will be most associated with, including The Benny Hill Show (1966/ 1971-82), Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse (1982-84), The Les Dennis Laughter Show (1987) and The Russ Abbot Show (1988-91/94). She also played Aunt Barbara in the children's series Bear Behaving Badly (2008-10).
Facts
Bella reprised her role as Mrs Croot from this story in The Runaway Bride (2006), but her scene was cut. One of Bella's most memorable roles during her time with Russ Abbot was Blunderwoman to his Cooperman.

Paul Kasey (The Hoix) 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.

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.

Dan Zeff (director) Born 1973
Career highlights
After learning his trade as a camera assistant or runner on productions such as The Long Day Closes and The Crying Game in 1992, Dan qualified to become a director and debuted with Never Mind (1994), followed by stints on Coping with Christmas (1995), Black Eyes (1996), Sunburn (1999), Linda Green (2001), The Worst Week of My Life (2004), Ideal (2005-06), Lost in Austen (2008), Hattie (2011), Pramface (2012), Siblings (2014) and Inside No.9 (2015). He has also written for the screen, including the shorts That Sunday (1994), Dual Balls (1997, nominated for a BAFTA), Too Many Gods (2003) and Sweetnightgoodheart (2005, with David Tennant), as well as an edition of Pramface.

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.

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)
Career highlights
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.

TARDISode 10
Made available as a mobile phone download and online in the week beginning Jun 12 2006

Cast:

Olwen Rees (Secretary)
Career highlights
Olwen's debut came with Under Milk Wood (1972), followed by Strife (1975), Fallen Hero (1978), Poems and Pints (1975/78), The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (1981), The Lifeboat (1994), My Family (2007), Rocket's Island (2014) and Followers (2015). Olwen has appeared in a great many Welsh language programmes, including playing Lena in Rownd a Rownd.
Facts
Olwen's husband is the entertainer Johnny Tudor.

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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