Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Partners in Crime

In 2008 Doctor Who and his companion
Donna fought off an invasion of Earth
by an army of fat. Basically.
One episode (Partners in Crime)
First broadcast Apr 5 2008
Average audience for story: 9.14m

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).

Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) Born May 12 1968
Doctor Who credits
Played: Donna Noble in Doomsday (2006, as The Bride), The Runaway Bride (2006), Partners in Crime (2008), The Fires of Pompeii (2008), Planet of the Ood (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Doctor's Daughter (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), Midnight (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Catherine's CV begins with Surgical Spirit in 1991, followed by Men Behaving Badly (1994), Barking (1998), London's Burning (1998), That Peter Kay Thing (2000), Harry Hill (2000), Attention Scum (2001), Big Train (1998-2002), Wild West (2002-04), Twisted Tales (2005), Bleak House (2005), Starter for 10 (2006), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Psychobitches (2012), Big School (2013-14) and Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? (2014). She is most remembered for her own sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show, which ran between 2004-9, and more recently for playing Nellie Bertram in the US version of The Office (2011-13). She has also written comedy material for herself and for the various sketch shows she has appeared in, and directed her own Little Cracker in 2010 for Sky TV.
Facts
Catherine's sketch show was nominated for a BAFTA five times between 2005-11 and has won Best Comedy TV Actress at the British Comedy Awards twice (as well as being nominated a further three times). Her sketch show has also been nominated for an International Emmy Award. As a child Catherine suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder.

Sarah Lancashire (Miss Foster) Born Oct 10 1964
Career highlights
Sarah debuted in a 1987 episode of soap Coronation Street, playing a different character to the one she would later go on to be so closely associated with. After that she appeared in a 1988 Dramarama called Forever Young, then Bradley (1989), Watching (1989), Bloomin' Marvellous (1997), Murder Most Horrid (1999), Clocking Off (2000), Chambers (2000), The Glass (2001), Sons and Lovers (2003), Angel Cake (2006), Skins (2007), Oliver Twist (2007), Wuthering Heights (2009), Upstairs Downstairs (2012), Happy Valley (2014) and Dad's Army (2016). She has had several recurring and lead roles, including Ruth Goddard in Where the Heart Is (1997-99), Rose Linden in Rose and Maloney (2002-05), the voice of adult Laura in Lark Rise to Candleford (2008-11), Miss Audrey in The Paradise (2012-13) and Caroline in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-15), but it is the role of Raquel Wolstenhulme/ Watts in more than 280 episodes of Coronation Street (1991-96/2000) that she may be best known for. Additionally, she directed a 2004 Afternoon Play called Viva Las Blackpool.
Facts
Sarah won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her work in Last Tango in Halifax. She is married to Peter Salmon, a British television executive who has worked for Channel 4, Manchester United FC TV and the BBC (he can be seen in the 2010 Doctor Who Confidential episode What Goes on Tour). Sarah's father was Geoffrey Lancashire, who wrote scripts for Coronation Street in the 1960s and 70s. In 2000 Sarah revealed that she used to suffer from clinical depression when she was a teenager, leading her to attempt suicide twice. She suffered a nervous breakdown in 1993.

Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sylvia Noble in The Runaway Bride (2006), Partners in Crime (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009/10)
Career highlights
Debuted in The New Adventures of Lucky Jim in 1982, followed by Andy Robson (1983), First and Last (1989), Deacon Brodie (1997), Casualty (2001), Lawless (2004), 55 Degrees North (2004-05), House of Saddam (2008), Missing (2009), Come Fly with Me (2010), Coronation Street (2011-12), Doctors (2005/07/13), Silk (2014) and Give Out Girls (2014).

Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) Born Dec 29 1928
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tom Campbell in Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966)
Played: Wilf Mott in Voyage of the Damned (2007), Partners in Crime (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Bernard is one of the most recognisable and well-loved faces on British TV and film of the last 60 years. He made his screen acting debut in The Black Tulip (1956), then took roles in David Copperfield (1956), Make Mine a Million (1959), Two Way Stretch (1960), The Army Game (1960), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963), The Mouse on the Moon (1963), Carry On Jack (1963), Carry On Spying (1964), Crooks in Cloisters (1964), She (1965), The Sandwich Man (1966), Casino Royale (1967), The Avengers (1966/68), It's Tommy Cooper (1970), Cribbins (1969-70), The Railway Children (1970), Frenzy (1972), Fawlty Towers (1975), Space 1999 (1976), The Water Babies (1978), The Plank (1979), Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981), Shillingbury Tales (1981), Worzel Gummidge (1981), Cuffy (1983), Alice in Wonderland (1985), Langley Bottom (1986), High and Dry (1987), Super Gran (1987), Carry On Columbus (1992), Last of the Summer Wine (2003), Blackball (2003), Coronation Street (2003), Down to Earth (2005) and Midsomer Murders (2014). He also regularly played the title character in the children's series Old Jack's Boat (2013-14). Bernard's voice is also well known thanks to narration duties on The Wombles (1973-75), Moschops (1983), Edward and Friends (1987) and Bertie the Bat (1990). He was also a prolific and popular host on children's storytelling series Jackanory (1966-70/74/79/91).
Facts
As well as narrating children's favourites, Bernard's voice may also be remembered as that of Buzby in TV commercials for British Telecom in the 1970s and 80s, as well as the narrator on the BBC's public safety films of the 1970s featuring Tufty the squirrel. His voice has also been used for singing too - he enjoyed a brief pop career in 1962 with the singles The Hole in the Ground (which peaked at number 9 in the UK singles chart), Right Said Fred (number 10) and Gossip Calypso (number 25; all songs were produced by the Beatles' producer George Martin). Bernard was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to drama.
This is Your Life: Bernard was the subject of Thames TV's This is Your Life on February 25th, 1981, surprised by host Eamonn Andrews dressed as a Womble in central London. Fellow Doctor Who actor Dinah Sheridan was a guest on the show.

Verona Joseph (Penny Carter) Born Apr 23 1974
Career highlights
Verona made her debut in Casualty (1999), then The Colour of Funny (1999) and Until Death (2002). She regularly played Jess Griffin in more than 130 episodes of medical soap Holby City between 2002-14).
Facts
In 2004 Verona was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with dancer Paul Killick: she was voted out in the fourth week. She is married to TV director Farren Blackburn, who directed episodes of Doctor Who in 2011 and 2013. In 2007 she left her home in Dublin, Ireland, with her family after being subjected to racist abuse.

Jessica Gunning (Stacey Campbell)
Career highlights
Jessica debuted in It's Adam and Shelley in 2007, after which she was cast in Mutual Friends (2008), Life of Riley (2009-10), Doctors (2010), White Heat (2012), Common Ground (2013), What Remains (2013), Pride (2014), That Day We Sang (2014), Inside No. 9 (2015), Fortitude (2015) and The Woman in Red (2015). She also played Angela in 29 episodes of Law and Order UK (2009-14).

Martin Ball (Roger Davey) Born Oct 10 1964
Career highlights
Martin debuted in Genghis Cohn (1993), then Anna Lee (1994), Wycliffe (1996), Badger (1999), The Armando Iannucci Shows (2001), Ali G Indahouse (2002), My Dad's the Prime Minister (2003), Strange (2003), Bernard's Watch (2004-05), The Thick of It (2005), My Family (2011) and Uncle (2015). Regular roles have included Dave Masters in Casualty (1993-94), Dan McGill in Chalk (1997), Andrew Beare in Keeping Mum (1997-98), David Moore in Home Farm Twins (1999-2000) and Tim Gibb in Down to Earth (2001-03).
Facts
Martin was once engaged to be married to actress Letitia Dean, best known for playing Sharon Watts in soap EastEnders (and Doctor Who's own Dimensions in Time (1993)!).

Rachid Sabitri (Craig Staniland)
Career highlights
Rachid, a British-born New Yorker of Moroccan descent, debuted in Casualty (2003), then Family Business (2004), Generation Kill (2008) and Madam Secretary (2015). He also performed voice dubs on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010).

Chandra Ruegg (Clare Pope) Born Sep 26 1984
Career highlights
After debuting aged 12 in The Bill (1996), Swiss-born Chandra was cast as regular Becky Scott in the soap Family Affairs and played the character in 86 episodes between 2000-03. She then took roles in Doctors (2004), Driving Lessons (2006), Albatross (2011), Misfits (2012) and Jaded (2013).
Facts
Chandra's brother is fellow actor and sometime production manager Emory Ruegg.

Sue Kelvin (Suzette Chambers) Born 1959
Career highlights
Sue debuted in Love Hurts (1994), then Red Dwarf (1999), Coupling (2001), Song of Songs (2005), The Worst Week of My Life (2005), Love Soup (2008), Doctors (2011) and Silent Witness (2012).
Facts
Sue is married to playwright and lyricist Chris Burgess.

Jonathan Stratt (Taxi driver)
Career highlights
Debuted in Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), then Mog (1985), Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1985), Eat the Rich (1987), The Return of Shelley (1988), Saracen (1989), No Job for a Lady (1991), The Upper Hand (1992), The Brittas Empire (1992), Keeping Up Appearances (1992), Bottom (1992), Terry and Julian (1992), Mr Bean (1992), Between the Lines (1994), The Glam Metal Detectives (1995), Porkpie (1995), Game On (1996) and The Alan Clark Diaries (2004). He also had the occasional role of Brad Williams in soap EastEnders (1986-89).

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!

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.

James Strong (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006), Torchwood: Cyberwoman (2006), Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), Voyage of the Damned (2007), Partners in Crime (2008), Planet of the Dead (2009)
Career highlights
James's first directing work came with The Clothes Show in the late 1990s, after which he moved into drama on series such as Doctors (2000-01), Mile High (2003), Casualty (2004), Holby City (2002-05), Rocket Man (2005), Bonekickers (2008), Monty Python in Aberystwyth (2009), Silent Witness (2011), United (2011), Downton Abbey (2011), Hunted (2012), Gracepoint (2014, which he also produced), Broadchurch (2013-15, also a producer) and Code of a Killer (2015).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

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.

Lindsey Alford (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, 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, Partners in Crime, Planet of the Ood, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Adrift, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song (2007-11; credited as script executive from A Christmas Carol onwards)
Lindsey also script edited Doctor Who - The Adventure Games (2010)
Career highlights
Lindsey's script editing career has been largely confined to the Doctor Who universe, although she did work on Casualty in 1992, 2001 and between 2004-06.
Facts
Lindsey is married to Brian Minchin, who became an executive producer on Doctor Who in 2013.

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