Wednesday, May 06, 2015

42

Burn with me!
One episode (42)
First broadcast May 19 2007
Average audience for story: 7.41m

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.

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.

Michelle Collins (Kath McDonnell) Born May 28 1962
Career highlights
Michelle made her screen debut in Good Neighbours (1984), followed by Marjorie and Men (1985), Gems (1986), Personal Services (1987), Full House (1987), The Word (1990-91, as a presenter), Baywatch (1992), Blossom (1993), Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996), Real Women (1998-99), Daylight Robbery (1999), Ella and the Mothers (2002), The Illustrated Mum (2003), Sea of Souls (2004), French and Saunders (2004), Rock Rivals (2008) and Death in Paradise (2015). Michelle has had a few regular roles, as Nicki Matthews in Sunburn (1999-2000) and Abby Wallace in Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001-02), but it is for her soap roles she is most remembered - playing Cindy Beale in EastEnders (1988-98) and Stella Price in Coronation Street (2011-14).
Facts
Michelle sang the theme song for her TV series Sunburn (beware: once it's in your head, it's hard to remove. That doesn't make it good). Rather more acceptably, she also appeared in the music video for Squeeze's 1978 hit Up the Junction, and sang backing vocals on their 1979 hit Cool for Cats. Around 1981-82 Michelle spent 18 months touring the UK as Candide, as part of Mari Wilson and the Wilsations, working for the likes of Marc Almond, Level 42 and Kid Creole. In 1999 she appeared on a celebrity edition of Stars in Their Eyes as Chrissie Hynde. In 2009 Michelle appeared in a TV commercial for Daz washing powder, riffing on her EastEnders character. In 1998 Michelle attempted suicide while filming Sunburn in Cyprus following the break-up of her relationship. Here she in on Twitter.

William Ash (Riley Vashtee) Born Jan 13 1977
Career highlights
William debuted in How We Used to Live in 1987, aged 10, then took roles in The Sign of Four (1987), Love Birds (1988), Making Out (1989-91), Soldier Soldier (1993-94), The Bare Necessities (1996), Born to Run (1997), Anorak of Fire (1998), Fanny and Elvis (1999), Dark Realm (2001), Clocking Off (2001-02), Having It Off (2002), Burn It (2003), Conviction (2004), Lilies (2007), Hush (2008), Shameless (2011), Great Night Out (2013), Being Eileen (2013), Vera (2014) and Death in Paradise (2015). Regular roles include Darren Walsh in Children's Ward (1989-91), Stephen Snow in Where the Heart Is (1997-98) and Chris Mead in Waterloo Road (2009-11).
Facts
William's second cousin, Peter Ash, is also an actor.

Anthony Flanagan (Orin Scannell) Born Apr 11 1972
Career highlights
After debuting in Holby City (2002), Anthony's CV includes roles in Buried (2003), State of Play (2003), Lie With Me (2004), Life on Mars (2006), Mayo (2006), Spooks (2006), Red Riding (2009), Blue Murder (2009), Survivors (2008/10), Being Human (2012), Private Peaceful (2012), Shetland (2014) and Inspector George Gently (2015). Regular roles include policeman Tony in Shameless (2004-06) and Arnold Hankin in The Village (2013-14).
Facts
Anthony is married to actress Rebekah Staton, who appeared in the Doctor Who story Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007). Actress Gemma Arterton was a bridesmaid at their wedding.

Matthew Chambers (Hal Korwin) Born Aug 20 1968
Career highlights
Former model Matthew's earliest credit was in Final Demand (2003), followed by Mile High (2003), Family Affairs (2005), Lady Godiva (2008) and Patient 17 (2011). However, he is best known for his long-running role as Dr Daniel Granger in daytime soap Doctors (2005-15). Matthew also branched into directing a few episodes of Doctors in 2015.
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Vinette Robinson (Abi Lerner) Born 1981
Career highlights
Vinette started out as a child actor, appearing in Children's Ward at the age of eight in 1989, then securing roles in City Central (1998), Cold Feet (1999), Fat Friends (2000), Vera Drake (2004), Party Animals (2007), The Passion (2008), Hope Springs (2009), Vera (2013), The Red Tent (2014) and Waterloo Road (2009). She also regularly plays Sgt Sally Donovan in Sherlock (2010-14).

Gary Powell (Dev Ashton) Born Sep 10 1963
Career highlights
Debuted in Blind Justice (1988), then Rules of Engagement (1989), EastEnders (1989-90), Minder (1991), She's Out (1995), Sharman (1996), Lock, Stock... (2000), Crush (2001), Beech is Back (2001), From Hell (2001), The Golden Hour (2005), Another Year (2010), Grimm (2013) and The Librarians (2014).

Rebecca Oldfield (Erina Lessak) Born 1986
Career highlights
Rebecca's CV includes work on Holby City (2006), Silent Witness (2006), The Silence (2010), Doctors (2014) and Beautality (2014).
Facts
Rebecca is the niece of fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, who has designed for, among many others, Helen Mirren, Bianca Jagger, Sienna Miller and Princess Diana. In 2011 Rebecca began to model for her uncle.

Elize du Toit (Miss Dexter/ Sinister woman) Born Feb 21 1980
Doctor Who credits
Played: Miss Dexter/ Sinister woman in 42 (2007), The Sound of Drums (2007)
Career highlights
South African Elize made her debut as Izzy Davies in Hollyoaks, which she played between 2000-04/07, before notching up further credits in Dalziel and Pascoe (2006), The Line of Beauty (2006), In Your Dreams (2008), Casualty (2008), Homeland (2009), Material Girl (2010), Lewis (2011) and Skyfall (2012).
Facts
Elize is married to fellow actor Rafe Spall, son of actor Timothy Spall.

Joshua Hill (Countdown voice)
Nothing more is known about this voiceover actor.

CREW

Chris Chibnall (writer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Torchwood: Day One (2006), Torchwood: Cyberwoman (2006), Torchwood: Countrycide (2006), Torchwood: End of Days (2007), 42 (2007), Torchwood: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2008), Torchwood: Adrift (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008), Torchwood: Exit Wounds (2008), The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (2010), Pond Life (2012), Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012), The Power of Three (2012)
Produced: 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, 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
Chris also received on-screen thanks on Torchwood: Miracle Day (The Blood Line) (2011)
Career highlights
Chris's first writing job was for Born and Bred, which he also created (2002-05), followed by All About George (2005), Life on Mars (2006-07), Spooks: Code 9 (2008), Law and Order UK (2009), United (2011), Camelot (2011, which he also created) and The Great Train Robbery (2013). He is also one of the major writers and co-creator behind the smash hit series Broadchurch (2013/15, for which he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for Best Writer) and its American adaptation Gracepoint (2014). Chris was also a producer on most of these productions.
Facts
Chris's career began as a football archivist and floor manager for Sky Sports. In 1986, Chris appeared on the BBC discussion programme Open Air criticising what he saw as the poor quality of Doctor Who's Season 23. This footage can be seen on the DVD of The Trial of a Time Lord. Here he is on 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.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Graeme here.

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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