Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead

If it's a skeleton inside,
what's filling out the suit?
Two episodes (Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead)
First broadcast May 31 to Jun 7 2008
Average audience for story: 7.06m

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.

Alex Kingston (River Song) Born Mar 11 1963
Doctor Who credits
Played: River Song in Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Let's Kill Hitler (2011), Closing Time (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Alex also appeared as River Song in the DVD extras Night and the Doctor (2011), and voiced her in the video game The Eternity Clock (2012).
Career highlights
Alex made her screen acting debut at the age of 17 in Grange Hill (1980), playing Jill Harcourt, then took roles in Henry's Leg (1986), Hannay (1989), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Soldier Soldier (1993), Crocodile Shoes (1994), The Knock (1996), The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996, for which she was BAFTA-nominated), Croupier (1998), Warrior Queen (2003), Alpha Dog (2006), Lost in Austen (2008), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008), Sordid Things (2009), Hope Springs (2009), Ben Hur (2010), FlashForward (2009-10), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2009-10, spookily playing Miranda Pond!), Marchlands (2011), Upstairs Downstairs (2012), NCIS (2012), Chasing Shadows (2014) and Bukowski (2015). Alex also played Dr Elizabeth Corday in 160 episodes of ER (1997-2004/09) and Dinah Lance in Arrow (2013-14).
Facts
Alex's first husband was fellow actor Ralph Fiennes between 1993-97, whom she met at drama school. In an interview she said she considered committing suicide following her separation from Fiennes, which was triggered by Fiennes having an affair with actress Francesca Annis (Fiennes and Annis stayed together for 11 years). Alex appeared in a TV commercial for QC sherry in 1990.

Colin Salmon (Dr Moon) Born Dec 6 1962
Career highlights
Colin debuted in Prime Suspect 2 (1992), then Between the Lines (1993), Soldier Soldier (1994), Shine On Harvey Moon (1995), Tales from the Crypt (1996), Band of Gold (1997), Immortality (1998), Dinotopia (2002), The Statement (2003), Keen Eddie (2003-04), AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004), Sea of Souls (2005), Bad Girls (2006), Party Animals (2007), The Bank Job (2008), Merlin (2009), Strike Back (2010), Stalker (2010), Death in Paradise (2011), Single Ladies (2011-12), Rita (2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), No Offence (2015) and The Musketeers (2015). Recurring roles include Chief of Staff Charles Robinson in the Bond films Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), David Tyrel in Hex (2004-05), James "One" Shade in Resident Evil (2002) and Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Walter Steele in Arrow (2012-14), Doug Greer in Law and Order UK (2009-14) and Rob Bennett in Some Girls (2012-14).
Facts
Between 1978-80 Colin was the drummer in a punk rock band called The Friction. Colin is still musical today, playing trumpet in his own jazz quartet. In 2012 he was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, being voted off in the fifth week. Colin, who has long been labelled as a "James Bond who never was", played 007 in screen tests for actresses auditioning for roles in Die Another Day. Here he is on Twitter.

Eve Newton (The Girl)
This is Eve's only role.

Steve Pemberton (Strackman Lux) Born Sep 1 1967
Career highlights
Steve is best known as one quarter of the comedy group The League of Gentlemen, alongside Mark Gatiss (prolific Doctor Who writer), Reece Shearsmith (who appeared in the 2015 story Sleep No More) and Jeremy Dyson. Steve debuted in In the Red (1998), then Gormenghast (2000), The League of Gentlemen (1999-2002), Shameless (2004), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Blackpool (2004), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005), Lassie (2005), Mr Bean's Holiday (2007), Minder (2009), Going Postal (2010), Psychoville (2009-11), Mr Stink (2012), Psychobitches (2013), Happy Valley (2014), Mapp and Lucia (2014), Inside No 9 (2014-15) and Lewis (2016). Recurring roles include Edward Buchan in Whitechapel (2009-13) and Mick Garvey in Benidorm (2007-15). He has also written The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville, Inside No 9, Benidorm, Whitechapel and Mapp and Lucia, directed two Inside No 9 episodes, and produced Psychoville and Inside No 9.
Awards
1997: Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as The League of Gentlemen)
2000: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (The League of Gentlemen)
2009: British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy (Psychoville)
2011: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama (Psychoville)

Harry Peacock (Proper Dave)
Career highlights
Debuted in Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1992), then No Bananas (1996), Pie in the Sky (1997), Roger Roger (1999), Harry and Cosh (1999), Jonathan Creek (2000), Band of Brothers (2001), Keen Eddie (2003), Judas (2004), Kingdom (2007), Wire in the Blood (2008), Star Stories (2006-08), Grandma's House (2012), Dracula (2013), Up the Women (2015) and Murder in Successville (2015). He also played Ray Purchase in Toast of London (2012-14).
Facts
Harry's father is actor Trevor Peacock (best known as Jim Trott in sitcom The Vicar of Dibley), while his brother is actor and writer Daniel Peacock (who appeared in Doctor Who story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy in 1988). Harry's wife is actress Katherine Parkinson.

O-T Fagbenle (Other Dave) Born Jan 22 1981
Career highlights
Debuted in EastEnders (2002), then Casualty (2004), As If (2004), Grownups (2006), The Last Detective (2007), Quarterlife (2008), Consuming Passion (2008), FM (2009), The Reeds (2010), Material Girl (2010), Thorne (2010), Quick Cuts (2013) and Pat and Cabbage (2013). He also regularly played Frank in Looking (2014-15) and Ash in The Interceptor (2015).
Facts
O-T's brother is Luti Fagbenle, the award-winning music video producer for artists such as One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg. The O-T in his name stands for Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun ("wealth comes again" in the Nigerian Yoruba language - no wonder he shortens it!). O-T is also a musician, and composed several songs for NBC drama Quarterlife; he also co-wrote the track Storm for Tyga's Black Thoughts Vol 2 mixtape. Here he is on Twitter.

Jessika Williams (Anita)
Career highlights
After debuting in Doctor Who, Jessika went on to appear in Taggart (2008), The Descent: Part 2 (2009) and Jewish Girls are Easy (2014).

Talulah Riley (Miss Evangelista) Born Sep 26 1985
Career highlights
Debuted in Agatha Christie: Poirot (2003), then Pride and Prejudice (2005), Agatha Christie's Marple (2006), Nearly Famous (2007), Inception (2010), White Frog (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and The Bad Education Movie (2015). She also played Annabelle Fritton in both St Trinian's (2007) and St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009). She has also acted in and written and directed Scottish Mussel (2015).
Facts
In 2010 Talulah married billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX; they divorced in 2012 but remarried in 2013. They divorced again in 2015, Musk granting Talulah a $16m cash settlement, but there were reports in May 2015 that they had reconciled once more. Talulah's father Doug Milburn was once the head of the UK's National Crime Squad (NCS); he now works as a TV scriptwriter on the likes of Silent Witness and Prime Suspect.

Mark Dexter (Dad) Born Apr 21 1973
Career highlights
Debuted in the children's show Your Mother Wouldn't Like It in 1985, aged 12, then found roles in Dramarama: Peter (1987), Palace Hill (1991), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1998), The Cazalets (2001), From Hell (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Space Race (2005), I Shouldn't Be Alive (2006), She Stoops to Conquer (2008), Coronation Street (2010), Red Dwarf (2012), Ripper Street (2012), Mr Selfridge (2013), The Assets (2014), 24: Live Another Day (2014) and Coalition (2015, playing UK Prime Minister David Cameron). Recurring roles include Matt Hinckley in The Bill (2006-07), Samuel Tuffley in Crusoe (2008-09) and Timothy Gray in The Bletchley Circle (2012/14).
Facts
Mark is a craft beer aficionado and blogs about it here. Here's Mark on Twitter.

Jason Pitt (Lee) Born 1966
Career highlights
Further work includes The Bill (1994/96), The Famous Five (1995), Animal Ark (1997), River City (2002), Doctors (2007) and providing voices in two video games - Dark Souls II (2014) and Lego The Hobbit (2014).

Eloise Rakic-Platt (Ella) Born 2001
Career highlights
Other appearances include Jonathan Creek (2009) and The Tomb Robbery Papyrus: Notes of a Past (2009).
Facts
Eloise, who also goes by the name Lulu, has three acting siblings - Abby (who regularly played Jackie Hopper in The Story of Tracy Beaker), Madeleine (who also appeared as Ella uncredited, and played Lilly Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)) and Jaime. Eloise can also be seen modelling in the children's activity book Make It! by Jane Bull. Here's Eloise on Twitter.

Alex Midwood (Joshua)
Career highlights
Alex's only other credit is Southcliffe (2013).
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Alex, as well as A Fix with Sontarans' Gareth Jenkins, here.

Sarah Niles (Node)
Career highlights
Debuted in A Touch of Frost (1999), then Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Peep Show (2008), Thorne (2010), Being Human (2011), Austenland (2013), Waterloo Road (2014), Catastrophe (2015) and Spotless (2015). She also had the regular role of Reba in Beautiful People (2008-09).
Facts
Sarah's Twitter.

Joshua Dallas (Node) Born Dec 19 1978
Career highlights
American Joshua debuted in Ultimate Force (2006), then appeared in 80 Minutes (2008), The Boxer (2009), The Descent: Part 2 (2009), Ghost Machine (2009), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Thor (2011) and Trigger Point (2012). However, he will be best known for playing David Nolan/ Prince Charming in the US series Once Upon a Time since 2011.
Facts
Between 2007-12 Josh was married to actress Lara Pulver; his second wife is his Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin. Here he is on Twitter.

CREW

Steven Moffat (writer) Born Nov 18 1961
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances (2005), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), Blink (2007), Time Crash (2007), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), The End of Time Part Two (additional dialogue, uncredited, 2010), The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Beast Below (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), A Christmas Carol (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Let's Kill Hitler (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011), The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Snowmen (2012), The Bells of Saint John (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Night of the Doctor (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (co-writer, 2014), Listen (2014), Time Heist (co-writer, 2014), The Caretaker (co-writer, 2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), Last Christmas (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), The Girl Who Died (co-writer, 2015), The Zygon Inversion (co-writer, 2015), Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
As well as being writer of these TV episodes, Steven has also written several of the minisodes and preludes accompanying them, as well as the 1999 Comic Relief special, The Curse of Fatal Death.
Executive producer: The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, 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, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, The Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, Last Christmas, The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar, Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent, The Husbands of River Song (2010-15)
As well as being executive producer of these TV episodes, Steven has also produced several of the minisodes, preludes and Adventure Games accompanying them, as well as Doctor Who Confidential (2010-11).
Career highlights
Steven's writing career stretches back to Stay Lucky in 1990, after which he wrote Exam Conditions (1992), 43 episodes of Press Gang (1989-93), Joking Apart (1991/93/95), The Office (1996), Chalk (1997), Murder Most Horrid (1994/96/99), Privates (1999), 34 episodes of Coupling (2000-04), Jekyll (2007), The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and Sherlock (2010-17). He has also acted as producer on Chalk, Coupling, Jekyll, Sherlock and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). In 2001 he acted as script editor of Office Gossip.
Awards
1991: BAFTA TV Award for Best Children's Programme (Entertainment/ Drama) (Press Gang)
2008: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Doctor Who)
2008: BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Screenwriter (Doctor Who)
2011: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (Sherlock)
2012: BAFTA Special Award
2012: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Sherlock)
2014: Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Sherlock)
2015: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Facts
Steven is married to TV producer Sue Vertue (whose mother is TV producer Beryl Vertue).

Euros Lyn (director) Born 1971
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The End of the World (2005), The Unquiet Dead (2005), Children in Need special (2005), Tooth and Claw (2006), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Fear Her (2006), The Runaway Bride (2006), Music of the Spheres (2008), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
Euros began directing in 1997 with Sunday Stories and the Welsh series Pam Fi Duw?, after which he directed episodes of Belonging (2000), A Mind to Kill (2002), Casualty (2002-03), All About George (2005), Jane Hall (2006), Sherlock (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Black Mirror (2011), Broadchurch (2013), Last Tango in Halifax (2012-13), Happy Valley (2014), Gracepoint (2014) and Cucumber (2015) and The Library Suicides (2015).
Facts
Euros won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Director on Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, as well as two more for Sherlock and Belonging. He also scooped a Hugo Award for The Girl in the Fireplace. Here's his Twitter account!

Phil Collinson (producer) Born Aug 26 1970
Doctor Who credits
Produced: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, Attack of the Graske, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, The Doctor's Daughter, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2005-08)
Executive producer: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Planet of the Ood (2008, uncredited), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Turn Left (2008)
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.

Helen Raynor (script editor) Born Mar 27 1972
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Unquiet Dead, Dalek, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Blink, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight (2005-08)
Wrote: Torchwood: Ghost Machine (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), Torchwood: To the Last Man (2008), The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Career highlights
Helen started out as a script editor on the daytime soap Doctors (2002-03) before moving on to Doctor Who. She also script edited The Chatterley Affair in 2006. As a writer, Helen has written for Brief Encounters (2006), Primeval (2011), Baker Boys (2011) and Mr Selfridge (2015). She now writes for the stage.

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