Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smith and Jones

Judoon platoon on the moon!
One episode (Smith and Jones)
First broadcast Mar 31 2007
Average audience for story: 8.71m

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).

Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) Born Mar 20 1979
Doctor Who credits
Played: Adeola in Army of Ghosts (2006)
Played: Martha Jones in 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 (all 2007), Torchwood: Reset (2008), Torchwood: Dead Man Walking (2008), Torchwood: A Day in the Death (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Doctor's Daughter (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time Part Two (2010)
Career highlights
Freema's first acting part was playing Lola Wise in the rebooted soap Crossroads in 2003, after which she appeared in Casualty (2004), Silent Witness (2005), Rulers and Dealers (2006), Little Dorrit (2008), Survivors (2008), Rubenesque (2013), North v South (2015) and Sense8 (2015). Regular roles include Alesha Phillips in 39 episodes of Law and Order UK (2009-11), Shelly Periwinkle in children's series Old Jack's Boat (2013) and Larissa Loughton in The Carrie Diaries (2013-14). She also narrated 30 episodes of Bizarre ER (2008-10).
Facts
If you've ever wondered what Freema's favourite films are, they're The Matrix, Labyrinth and Napoleon Dynamite. Here's Freema on Twitter.

Anne Reid (Florence Finnegan) Born May 28 1935
Doctor Who credits
Played: Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenric (1989)
Played: Florence Finnegan in Smith and Jones (2007)
Career highlights
Anne made her debut in 1957 in The Benny Hill Show, then popped up in The Machine Breakers (1957), Hancock's Half Hour (1957-59), Buggins' Ermine (1972), Nightingale's Boys (1975), Heydays Hotel (1977), Strangers (1978), The Mallens (1979-80), My Father's House (1981), The Practice (1985), Bleak House (1985), Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1986), Victoria Wood (1989), Josie Smith (1991), Rich Tea and Sympathy (1991), Roughnecks (1994), Seaforth (1994), Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (1995, as the voice of Wendolene), Spark (1997), Playing the Field (1998-99), Peak Practice (1993/99), Linda Green (2001), Dalziel and Pascoe (2001-02), The Mother (2003), Rose and Maloney (2004), Bleak House (2005), The Booze Cruise trilogy (2003-06), Hot Fuzz (2007), In Love with Barbara (2008), Cemetery Junction (2010), Marchlands (2010), Prisoners' Wives (2013), Inside No 9 (2014) and Our Zoo (2014). She has had a number of recurring roles, starting with Valerie Barlow in soap Coronation Street (1961-71), Wendy Holmes in Firm Friends (1992-94), Jean in Dinnerladies (1998-2000), Brenda Thornhill in Life Begins (2004-06), Vera Small in Ladies of Letters (2009-10), Clarice Thackeray in Upstairs, Downstairs (2010-12) and Celia in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-15).
Facts
Anne, who received an MBE in 2010, was nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA, British Independent Film Award, Chlotrudis Award and European Film Award for The Mother in 2004: however, she only won London Critics' Circle Film Award. Her husband, until his death in 1981, was Head of Drama at Granada TV Peter Eckersley; their son is film editor Mark Eckersley.

Roy Marsden (Dr Stoker) Born Jun 25 1941
Career highlights
Roy made his screen debut in The Improbably Mr Claybill (1964), followed by Riviera Police (1965), The Flying Swan (1965), The Liars (1966), The Dick Emery Show (1967), The Fellows (1967), Vanity Fair (1967), Crown Court (1972), The Legend of Robin Hood (1975), The New Avengers (1976), Survivors (1977), Target (1977), Goodbye Mr Chips (1984), Inside Story (1986), Frank Stubbs (1994), Dangerous Lady (1995), Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005), Eleventh Hour (2006), Rebus (2006), The Palace (2008), Margaret (2009), Silent Witness (2011), Holy Flying Circus (2011) and The Escape Artist (2013). Roy had a recurring role as Danny Driscoll in Only Fools and Horses (1989) and its spin-off The Green Green Grass (2005-09), as well as recurring roles as Neil Burnside in The Sandbaggers (1978-80) and Jack Ruskin in Airline (1986). However, he is best known for playing Commander Adam Dalgleish in 10 PD James adaptations between 1983-98 (Death of an Expert Witness, Shroud for a Nightingale, Cover Her Face, The Black Tower, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, Unnatural Causes, A Mind to Murder, Original Sin and A Certain Justice).
Facts
Roy was once married to actress Polly Hemingway, but his partner is now producer Hilary Bevan Jones.

Adjoa Andoh (Francine Jones) Born Jan 14 1963
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sister Jatt in New Earth (2006)
Played: Francine Jones in Smith and Jones, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (all 2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008)
Career highlights
Adjoa's earliest credit was in the 1991 short London South West, followed by EastEnders (1991), The Brittas Empire (1994), The Tomorrow People (1995), Peak Practice (1997), Jonathan Creek (1999), Dalziel and Pascoe (2005), Chopratown (2005), The Shadow in the North (2007), Adulthood (2008), Invictus (2009), Scott and Bailey (2011), Chasing Shadows (2014), Wizards vs Aliens (2014), The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014), Broadchurch (2015) and Cucumber (2015). Recurring roles include Sister Beth Williams in the sitcom Health and Efficiency (1993-95), Colette Griffiths in almost 100 episodes of Casualty (2000-03), DCI Lauren Ford in Missing (2009-10), Head of MI9 in MI High (2008-11), Lilly in Law and Order UK (2011-14) and the voice of Colonel Casey in the rebooted Thunderbirds Are Go! (2015).
Facts
In 2009, Adjoa was licensed as a lay preacher in the Church of England. She is married to author Howard Cunnell. Adjoa and Howard's son Liam is transgender, having been born a girl but who felt from a young age that he was in the wrong body.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Tish Jones) Born Jun 30 1983
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tish Jones in Smith and Jones, The Lazarus Experiment, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (all 2007)
Career highlights
Debuted in Holby City (2005), followed by Legless (2005), Vital Signs (2006), Viva Blackpool (2006), Spooks (2006), Bad Girls (2006), Bonekickers (2008), Larry Crowne (2011), Belle (2013), Jupiter Ascending (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). She had regular roles as Samantha Bloom in Undercovers (2010-12) and Clea Hopkins in Touch (2012).
Facts
Gugu is short for Gugulethu (Zulu for "our pride").

Reggie Yates (Leo Jones) Born May 31 1983
Doctor Who credits
Played: Leo Jones in Smith and Jones, The Lazarus Experiment, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (all 2007)
Career highlights
Although known in the UK more as a presenter and radio DJ, Reggie has been acting since he debuted in Desmond's in 1993, aged 10. Since then he's appeared in Between the Lines (1993), Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars (1996), Crucial Tales (1996), The Bill (2000), The Crust (2005), Trinity (2009), The Pavement Psychologist (2013) and Thunderbirds Are Go! (2015). He has also had a handful of regular roles, including Carl Fenton in Grange Hill (2002), Calvin in UGetMe (2003-05) and the voice of children's cartoon character Rastamouse (2011-12). He has also written and directed two short films, Patriarch (2013) and Date Night (2014). As a presenter he has hosted The Disney Club (1997-98), Smile (2002-04), Dance Factory (2005), Keep Your Hair On (2006), Escape from Scorpion Island (2007), Get 100 (2007), Move Like Michael Jackson (2009), Top of the Pops (2003-12), The Voice UK (2012-13) and Release the Hounds (2013-14). He also regularly presents the BBC's live coverage of music festivals such as Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading and Leeds. Reggie has also been a DJ on BBC Radio 1, including the weekly Chart Show.
Facts
Reggie, who in 2007 appeared in Dizzee Rascal's music video for Flex, is on Twitter.

Trevor Laird (Clive Jones) Born Jul 11 1957
Doctor Who credits
Played: Frax in The Trial of a Time Lord Parts 5-8 (1986)
Played: Clive Jones in Smith and Jones, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (all 2007)
Career highlights
Trevor's debut came in Play Things (1976), followed by roles in Quadrophenia (1979), The Long Good Friday (1980), Maybury (1981), Babylon (1981), Walter (1982), Struggle (1983-84), The Flying Devils (1985), The New Statesman (1987), The Lenny Henry Show (1988), Slipstream (1989), Bernard and the Genie (1991), Secrets and Lies (1996), Casualty (1999), William and Mary (2003), The Last Detective (2004), Peep Show (2004), The Eagle (2005), Waking the Dead (2009), Thorne (2010), Holby City (2014) and Toast of London (2014).
Facts
He is one of the founder members of the Black Theatre Cooperative (now the Nitro Music Theatre).

Kimmi Richards (Annalise)
Kimmi's only other screen credit is as a dancer in Beyond the Sea (2004), but she has also appeared on stage in musical theatre. Here's her Twitter feed.

Ben Righton (Oliver Morgenstern)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Oliver Morgenstern in Smith and Jones (2007), Turn Left (2008)
Career highlights
Debuted in A Good Year (2006), then took roles in Flawless (2007), Bones (2008), Cuckoo (2009), Joe Maddison's War (2010), Law and Order UK (2011) and The Patrol (2013).
Facts
Ben can be seen in the Refreshingly Perfect advertising campaign for Carling lager. Here's his Twitter.

Vineeta Rishi (Julia Swales) Born Feb 15 1975
Career highlights
Vineeta's earliest roles were in The Bill in 2002 and 2004, followed by work in Lawless (2004), Outnumbered (2007), Criminal Justice (2008) and Stud Life (2012). She enjoyed the regular role of WPC Kapoor in The Last Detective (2003-07, opposite Peter Davison) and played Dr Jas Khella in daytime soap Doctors between 2012-13.
Facts
Vineeta qualified from university with a business management degree and also worked as a computer programmer for British Airways before getting into acting.

Paul Kasey (Judoon) 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 Judoon) 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!

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.

Charles Palmer (director) Born 1965
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Smith and Jones (2007), The Shakespeare Code (2007), Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007), Oxygen (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017)
Career highlights
Charles started his career as a lowly but always integral clapper loader on The Camomile Lawn in 1992 and has gradually worked his way up to director since, acting as focus puller on Sharpe's Battle and Sharpe's Sword (1995), Bent (1997) and A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), before becoming a camera operator on Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) (2001), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and The Biographer (2002). He got his directing breakthrough on the short The Magic of Vincent in 2000, and has since directed Linda Green (2001), Night & Day (2001), The Ghost Squad (2005), Vital Signs (2006, which he also created), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Lewis (2011), Death in Paradise (2011), By Any Means (2013) and Midsomer Murders (2015).
Facts
Cool Doctor Who links: Charles is married to actress Claire Skinner (who appeared in Doctor Who's 2011 Christmas episode) and his father is actor Geoffrey Palmer (who appeared in Doctor Who three times - in 1970, 1972 and 2007 (the Christmas episode, in fact!)). Charles's picture is used in the opening credits of the sitcom As Time Goes By, to represent his father's younger self.

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.

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