Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End

Davros (Julian Bleach) and the Doctor
(David Tennant) reunited after 20 years
Two episodes (The Stolen Earth, Journey's End)
First broadcast Jun 28 to Jul 5 2008
Average audience for story: 9.68m

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.

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!

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.

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) Born Mar 11 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Captain Jack Harkness in The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, 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, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The End of Time Part Two, 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) (2005-11)
Career highlights
Scotsman John's screen acting career began uncredited in The Untouchables (1987), followed by roles in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2003), De-Lovely (2004), The Producers (2005), Hotel Babylon (2008), My Family (2009), Desperate Housewives (2010), Hustle (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), All Stars (2013), Scandal (2013) and Gilded Lilys (2013). He has had recurring roles as Peter Fairchild in CPW (1995-96), Peter Williams in Titans (2000-01) and has played Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow since 2012.
However, John is nothing if not multi-talented and prolific, and has also presented a great many TV shows, such as Live and Kicking (1993-94), The Movie Game (1994-95), The Kids are All Right (2008), Tonight's the Night (2009-11), Animals at Work (2011), Attack of the Show! (2012), Pressure Pad (2013), Sing Your Face Off (2014) and Small Animal Hospital (2014). He was also a judge on the talent search shows How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2006), Any Dream Will Do (2007) and I'd Do Anything (2008), and a contestant on Dancing On Ice (2006) and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2010).
John also has a well-established career in musical theatre, appearing in everything from Anything Goes and Miss Saigon to Sunset Boulevard and The Phantom of the Opera. He has also recorded several of his own albums, including Songs from Grease (1994), Aspects of Lloyd Webber (1997), Music Music Music (2008) and You Raise Me Up (2014).
He has also, along with his sister Carole, written fiction books, including Hollow Earth (2012), Torchwood: Exodus Code (2012), Bone Quill (2013) and The Book of Beasts (2014).
Facts
John made the final three in auditions for the role of Will in the US sitcom Will and Grace; when he asked why he didn't get the part and straight actor Eric McCormack did, he was told he "wasn't gay enough"! He was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to light entertainment and charity.

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Feb 1 1946 to Apr 19 2011 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sarah Jane Smith in The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Death to the Daleks (1974), The Monster of Peladon (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), The Ark in Space (1975), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), The Brain of Morbius (1976), The Seeds of Doom (1976), The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Hand of Fear (1976), K9 & Company (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (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), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011).
Elisabeth also played Sarah in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, two BBC Radio stories - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996) - and the fan video production Downtime (1995), as well as reprising the role for various Big Finish audio plays.
Career highlights
Elisabeth's earliest (uncredited) role was in Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), then Coronation Street (1970), Z Cars (1971/72), Doomwatch (1972), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Hickory House (1973), Merry-Go-Round (1977), Send in the Girls (1978), Take My Wife (1979), Silver Dream Racer (1980), In Loving Memory (1980), Name for the Day (1980), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), The Bill (1989), Men of the World (1994), Peak Practice (1996) and Faith in the Future (1996).
Facts
She was married to actor Brian Miller, also a Doctor Who alumni. Elisabeth appeared alongside seven of the TV Doctors (Doctors 1-5 either during her own era or in The Five Doctors, plus the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in either 21st century Doctor Who or her own spin-off series). The Impossible Astronaut (2011) was dedicated to Elisabeth on its transmission, while a special programme entitled My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen aired on Children's BBC. BBC4 also repeated The Hand of Fear (1976) as a tribute.

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.

Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) Born Dec 6 1975
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mickey Smith in Rose, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Boom Town, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, School Reunion TARDISode (uncredited), School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Played: Ricky Smith in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Age of Steel TARDISode (2006, uncredited)
Wrote: Torchwood: Combat (2006)
Career highlights
Noel's earliest acting work was on the 1999 short Take 2, after which he appeared in Metrosexuality (1999), The Bill (2000), Waking the Dead (2001), Casualty (2001), Adventure Inc (2003), Holby City (2004), Kidulthood (2006), Jane Hall (2006), Dubplate Drama (2007), Adulthood (2008), Doghouse (2009), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Centurion (2010), Screwed (2011), Storage 24 (2012, which he also wrote and produced), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), The Assets (2014), Chasing Shadows (2014) and The Throwaways (2015). He regularly played Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002-04). Noel has also been a success behind the cameras, having written Kidulthood and Adulthood (which he also directed), as well as West 10 LDN (2008), 4.3.2.1. (2010, which he also directed and produced) and The Knot (2012). Further producing duties include We Are Monster (2014), Legacy (2015) and Scottish Mussel (2015).
Facts
In 2003 he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2009 Noel won a Rising Star BAFTA. Noel appears in The Prodigy's 2008 music video for Invaders Must Die. In 2015, rapper and Adulthood actor Adam Deacon appeared in court to deny charges he had harassed Noel in various abusive messages on social media. Here's Noel, on Twitter!

Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) Born Apr 18 1965
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jackie Tyler in Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Father's Day, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2005-06). Return appearances in Journey's End (2008) and The End of Time Part Two (2010).
Career highlights
Camille's debut came in Life Without George (1987), after which she appeared in A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Campaign (1988), Morris Minor's Marvellous Motors (1989), Strapless (1989), Nuns on the Run (1990), King Ralph (1991), Rumpole of the Bailey (1992), The Famous Five (1996), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997), Mrs Caldicott's Cabbage War (2002), Family (2003), Pickles: The Dog Who Won the World Cup (2006), Sinchronicity (2006), The Last Detective (2007), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Adulthood (2008), The Firm (2009), Ashes to Ashes (2010), Secrets and Words (2012), Edge of Heaven (2014), Flim: The Movie (2014) and Scottish Mussel (2015). She also had recurring roles as Lorraine Wilde in the sitcom Nelson's Column (1994-95) and Shelly in Him & Her (2010-13).
Facts
Camille is married to fellow actor Christopher Fulford, with whom she has two children - one of which is coincidentally named Rosa.

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.

John Leeson (Voice of K-9) Born Mar 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of K-9 Mk I in The Invisible Enemy, The Sun Makers, Underworld, The Invasion of Time (1977-78)
Played: Voice of the Nucleus in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Voice of K-9 Mk II in The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Armageddon Factor, The Leisure Hive, Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate (1978-81)
Played: Dugeen in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Played: Voice of K-9 Mk III in K-9 & Company (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), School Reunion (2006)
Played: Voice of the Dalek battle computer in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Voice of K-9 Mk IV in School Reunion (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010)
John also played the voice of an unidentified model of K-9 in Dimensions in Time (1993), as well as a regenerated K-9 in the TV series K-9 (2009-10), and has also voiced K-9 in various other programmes, such as Blue Peter (1977/2006), Weakest Link (2007) and Stargazing Live (2013-14), and in audio adventures since 2003.
Career highlights
John's acting career began with The Spanish Farm in 1968, followed by roles in Dad's Army (1969), My Wife Next Door (1972), Headmaster (1977), Jigsaw (1979), Tarka the Otter (1979), Blake's 7 (1978/79), Sorry! (1981), Tucker's Luck (1985), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), 'Allo 'Allo (1989), The Bill (1993), Bugs (1995), Vanity Fair (1998), Doctors (2001), ChuckleVision (2007) and Rebels Without a Clue (2009). He also voiced Bungle in 50 episodes of children's programme Rainbow in 1972.
Facts
In the 1970s he was a question writer for Mastermind. He is also a good chef, having prepared period feasts for Agatha Christie's Poirot (1993), been a wine consultant to five-star restaurant staff, and has been a serving magistrate and adviser on court etiquette and procedures to film and TV. His wife is Judy Ducker, a property buyer on productions such as Hugo, Snow White and the Huntsman and Diana.

Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones) Born Jun 3 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Harriet Jones in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), The Christmas Invasion (2005), The Stolen Earth (2008)
Career highlights
Prolific character actor Penelope made her debut in An Affair of Honour (1972), followed by The Pearcross Girls (1973), The Norman Conquests (1977), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Clockwise (1986), The Monocled Mutineer (1986), Cry Freedom (1987), Blame It on the Bellboy (1992), Screaming (1992), Kavanagh QC (1999), Victoria and Albert (2001), Bob and Rose (2001), Iris (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), The History Boys (2006), Five Days (2007), Margot (2009), South Riding (2011), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), The Girl (2012) and The Second Best Marigold Hotel (2015). Penelope also played Homily in The Borrowers (1992) and its follow-up The Return of the Borrowers (1993), and most recently regularly played Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey (2010-14). However, it is her role as Ann Bryce in the sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles (1984-89) which was her breakthrough part.
Awards
2004: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
2015: Olivier Award for Best Actress (Taken at Midnight)
Facts
Penelope has been married (and divorced) twice to fellow actors - firstly Daniel Massey (who went on to marry Penelope's sister Lindy after they divorced) and then Ian Holm.

Julian Bleach (Davros) Born 1964
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ghostmaker in Torchwood: From Out of the Rain (2008)
Played: Davros in The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015)
Played: The Nightmare Man in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010)
Julian also played Davros at the 2009 Doctor Who Prom
Career highlights
Julian's earliest screen credit is for Beg! (1994), followed by Topsy-Turvy (1999), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Fall (2006), Frankenstein (2007), Criminal Justice (2008), Psychoville (2010), Les Miserables (2012), Ripper Street (2012), The Fallen Word (2013), This is Jinsy (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He also played The Grand Master in 29 episodes of MI High (2008-13) and Niccolo Machiavelli in The Borgias (2011-13).
Facts
Julian co-devised the musical Shockheaded Peter in 2002, which won the 2002 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Julian is one of very few actors to have credited roles in Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) Born Jul 26 1978
Doctor Who credits
Played: Gwyneth in The Unquiet Dead (2005)
Played: Gwen Cooper in 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), 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) (2006-11)
Career highlights
Debuting in the 1999 TV series Hang the DJ, Eve's career has seen her take roles in Nuts and Bolts (2000), Score (2001), Tales from the Pleasure Beach (2001), EastEnders: Dot's Story (2003), Colditz (2005), Merlin (2008), Little Dorrit (2008), Framed (2009), Baker Boys (2011), Frankie (2013), You, Me & Them (2013) and Broadchurch (2015). She also played Ceri in 85 episodes of the Welsh drama Belonging (2000-09).
Facts
Eve, whose husband is actor Bradley Freegard, has been nominated for three BAFTA Cymru Awards, and won Best Actress for Torchwood in 2007. Here she is on Twitter.

Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) Born Mar 28 1981
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ianto Jones in 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-4) (2006-09)
Career highlights
Debuted in Absolute Power (2003), then Rosemary and Thyme (2004), Mine All Mine (2004, playing "Ianto Jones"), Caerdydd (2009), Girl Number 9 (2009), Sherlock Holmes (2010), Red Faction: Origins (2011), Warehouse 13 (2011), Holby City (2012), Waterloo Road (2015) and I Am Alone (2015). He also appeared in, produced and composed the music for Casimir Effect (2011).
Facts
Gareth is also a singer and fronts the prog-metal band Blue Gillespie (aka A Breath of Blue Fire). Here he is on Twitter.

Tommy Knight (Luke Smith) Born Jan 22 1993
Doctor Who credits
Played: Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: 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 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: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The End of Time Part Two, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2007-11)
Tommy also played Luke in The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief special (2009) and SJA: Alien Files (2010)
Career highlights
Debuted in TV to Go (2002), then The Impressionists (2006), Doctors (2006), Sorted (2006), Casualty (2005/08), Myths (2009), The Bill (2006/10), Stitches (2012) and Glue (2014). He also played Kevin Chalk in 52 episodes of Waterloo Road (2012-15).
Facts
As from 2014 Tommy's professional name has been Tommy Lawrence Knight. Here he is on Twitter.

Alexander Armstrong (Mr Smith [voice]) Born Mar 2 1970
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mr Smith (voice) in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: 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 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: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2007-11)
Alexander also voiced Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief special (2009) and SJA: Alien Files (2010)
Played: Reg Arwell in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Career highlights
Actor and comedian Alexander debuted in A Breed of Heroes in 1994, after which he appeared in There's No Business (1994), The Thin Blue Line (1995), Never Mind the Horrocks (1996), Brass Eye (1997), Is It Legal? (1998), Plunkett and Macleane (1999), Cinderella (2000), Murder Rooms (2001), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), I Saw You (2002), tlc (2002), Match Point (2005), Saxondale (2006), Scoop (2006), The Trial of Tony Blair (2007), To the Manor Born (2007), Mutual Friends (2008), Skellig: The Owl Man (2009), Rev (2010), Reggie Perrin (2010), Hacks (2012), Hunderby (2012), Not Going Out (2014) and Cockroaches (2015). Alexander has also had a number of recurring roles, including Nick in sitcom Beasts (2000-01), various characters in The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997-2001 & 2007-10, which he also wrote for and produced, and which won a BAFTA in 2010), Phil Mee in Life Begins (2004-06) and the voice of Danger Mouse (2015). He is also known as a presenter, having worked on The Best of the Worst (2006), Don't Call Me Stupid! (2007-09), Have I Got News for You (2003-15), Epic Win (2011), Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask (2011-13), The One Show (2010-11), and most famously of all, the game show Pointless (since 2009).
Facts
Alexander's longtime comedy partner is Ben Miller (who appeared in the Doctor Who story Robot of Sherwood in 2014). In 2008 he appeared in a TV commercial for Pimm's, and in 2011 he recorded a series of adverts for Direct Line car insurance with Chris Addison (who had a recurring role as Seb in Doctor Who's 2014 series). Alexander is broadcaster Giles Coren's brother-in-law. He is a descendant of William the Conqueror. He is a supporter of the Countryside Alliance and appears in their publicity promoting countryside shooting.

Michael Brandon (General Sanchez) Born Apr 20 1945
Career highlights
New Yorker Michael debuted in 1969's Medical Center, then 1970's Lovers and Other Strangers, Jennifer on My Mind (1971), The Strangers in 7A (1972), Hitchhike! (1974), Police Story (1975), James Dean (1976), Scott Free (1976), A Vacation in Hell (1979), St Elsewhere (1983), Emerald Point NAS (1983-84), Dynasty: The Reunion (1991), Home Fires (1992), Murder, She Wrote (1994), The Marshal (1995), Deja Vu (1997), Ally McBeal (1998), The Knock (1999), JAG (1997/99), Dark Realm (2001), Dinotopia (2002-03), Dead Man Weds (2005), The Catherine Tate Show (2004-05), The Bill (2007), Bones (2008), Hustle (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Mr Selfridge (2013), Galavant (2015) and Episodes (2012-15). Michael also played Tom Lepski in four TV movies - Try This One for Size, Have a Nice Night, Want to Stay Alive and Presume dangereux between 1989-90, and has narrated more than 230 episodes of Thomas and Friends in the US since 2004. However he will be best remembered for playing James Dempsey in Dempsey and Makepeace between 1985-86.
Facts
Michael's first wife was actress Lindsay Wagner (best known as the Bionic Woman in the 1970s), while his second wife is his Dempsey and Makepeace co-star Glynis Barber. Here he is on Twitter.

Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect) Born 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Shadow Architect in The Stolen Earth (2008), The Magician's Apprentice (2015)
Career highlights
Debuted in Agony (1981), then Supergirl (1984), Boon (1989), The House of Eliott (1991), Prime Suspect 3 (1993), Resort to Murder (1995), Soldier Soldier (1996), The Vice (2001), Vanity Fair (2004), Bleak House (2005), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Waking the Dead (2008). She has also narrated several episodes of science series Horizon since 2010.
Facts
Kelly is also a director and acting tutor, specialising in introducing Shakespeare to children to unlock the communicative blocks of autism. Her mother is actress Maria Charles (best known as the overbearing mother in sitcom Agony), while her father was actor Robin Hunter, son of actor Ian Hunter. Kelly is married to theatre director Simon Usher. Here's her Twitter account.

Amy Beth Hayes (Albino servant) Born Oct 8 1982
Career highlights
Amy made her screen debut in Doctor Who, after which she secured roles in The Children (2008), Micro Men (2009), Misfits (2009), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), Sirens (2011), Black Mirror (2011), Shameless (2012), The Syndicate (2012), Lilyhammer (2013) and United We Fall (2014). She also plays Kitty Edwards in Mr Selfridge (2013-15).
Facts
Amy's Twitter feed.

Andrea Harris (Suzanne) Born 1972
Career highlights
American Andrea made her credited debut in Casualty (2004), followed by My Hero (2005), Doctors (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008) and Hamlet (2009).
Facts
Andrea's husband is journalist David Richard Smith. They met in 2009 when Andrea was doing temp work at the Observer newspaper. A colleague pointed Smith out to Andrea, saying: "See that guy over there? He's your biggest fan and slept outside all night to see the show" [Andrea had appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, featuring David Tennant, the previous year]. At first Andrea thought "he was a David Tennant fan or a Doctor Who weirdo", but they soon rooted out one another's similarities.

Paul O'Grady (Paul O'Grady) Born Jun 14 1955
Career highlights
Paul is one of the UK's best-loved personalities, having started out appearing as his drag persona Lily Savage in shows such as Camp Christmas (1993), The End of the Year Show (1995), The Lily Savage Show (1998) and hosting Blankety Blank (1997-2002). His acting appearances include The Bill (1988, playing drag queen Roxanne in episodes written by former Doctor Who writer Kevin Clarke (Silver Nemesis, 1988), then Chimera (1991), The New Statesman (1992, as Marlene Dietrich), In the Name of the Father (1993), Eyes Down (2003-04), Nellie and Melba (2012) and Holby City (2013). He has also hosted his own shows, including Paul O'Grady Live (2010-11), For the Love of Dogs (2012-14) and The New Paul O'Grady Show (2004-15).
Facts
Paul has won a BAFTA, a National Television Award and a British Comedy Award for The Paul O'Grady Show, and has been nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter at the NTAs six times (but never winning). He was awarded an MBE in 2008.

Richard Dawkins (Richard Dawkins) Born Mar 26 1941
Career highlights
Kenyan born Richard is one of the best known scientists and thinkers in the UK, and is also known to Doctor Who fans as the husband of Lalla Ward, who played Romana in the show between 1979-81. Richard came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which introduced the gene-centred view of evolution, and has gone on to be an outspoken crusader for atheism and humanism. In 2006 he wrote the best-selling book The God Delusion, claiming that a supernatural deity does not exist and that faith is a delusion.
Facts
Richard's first wife was fellow biologist Marian Stamp, who specialises in researching vision in birds and animal synchronicity. He met third wife Lalla through a mutual friend, one-time Doctor Who writer and script editor Douglas Adams. Richard coined the word "meme" in his book The Selfish Gene. Richard's forthright and outspoken views on creationism and faith make him on of the most controversial figures to appear in Doctor Who. Here he is on Twitter.

Lachele Carl (Reporter [Trinity Wells])
Doctor Who credits
Played: Reporter/ Trinity Wells in Aliens of London/ World War Three (2005), The Christmas Invasion (2005), The Sound of Drums (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Poison Sky (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 3 & 4) (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Career highlights
American Lachele's debut came in Midnight (1982), after which she secured work in Star Cops (1987), Maigret (1988), Batman (1989), Firestar: First Contact (1991), Grange Hill (1991), A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Guru in Seven (1998), Superstition (2001), Murder in Mind (2002), Alien Autopsy (2006), MI High (2007), The Philanthropist (2009), Tati's Hotel (2011), Ambassadors (2013) and The Honourable Woman (2014). Lachele is also a voice artist, playing Muck in the Bob the Builder cartoons (2009-12) and Mayor Pullman in the US dub of Chuggington (2010-14).
Facts
Lachele is one of only two actors to play the same (assumed) character in Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures (the other being Anthony Debaeck, who plays the French newsreader). She is married to the Argentinean composer Alejandro Vinao. If you've ever wondered what Lachele's top 10 favourite recipes are, you're in luck.

Jason Mohammad (Newsreader) Born Nov 20 1975
Doctor Who credits
Played: Newsreader in The Christmas Invasion (2005), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Voyage of the Damned (2007), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011)
Career highlights
Jason joined the BBC in 1997 as a reporter for Wales Today, and stayed with BBC Wales as a presenter until 2013 when he became the host of Final Score on BBC1. He is also a snooker commentator for the Corporation, and has a weekday morning show on BBC Radio Wales.
Facts
Jason gets fan mail for his part in Doctor Who: "So many people ask me about my roles in Doctor Who. I get fan mail from all over the world - the best one was from a guy in New Zealand who said he thought I played the role of a newsreader so well that he thought I was a real newscaster!"

Marcus Cunningham (Drunk man)
Career highlights
Other work includes The Fugitives (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Doc Martin (2011) and Silk (2014).

Gary Milner (Scared man)
Career highlights
Gary's other work includes Murphy's Law (2005), Spooks (2006), The Bill (2008), John Carter (2012), EastEnders (2013), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2014) and Outliving Emily (2015).
Facts
Gary is married to Sally Ann Triplett, who has represented the UK twice in the Eurovision Song Contest - first in 1980 as the lead vocalist in Prima Donna, singing Love Enough for Two (finishing third), and then in 1982 as half of double act Bardo, singing One Step Further (finishing seventh; the single got to number two in the UK singles chart). This success brought Sally Ann fame and numerous appearances on Crackerjack and Cheggers Plays Pop. Gary has adopted Sally Ann's son from a previous relationship, singer Max Milner, who in 2012 was mentored by The Script lead singer Danny O'Donoghue on The Voice UK. Max released a single called Free Fallin' in 2012, but it only reached number 63 on the singles chart. Here's Gary on Twitter.

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 Daleks) 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!

Barnaby Edwards (Dalek operator) Born 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Thirty Years in the TARDIS (1993), Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), 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), 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)
Career highlights
Barnaby has worked a lot in the world of Doctor Who apart from operating Daleks, including voicing the Krarg commander in the 2003 web series Shada, and providing a number of voices for the Doctor Who Adventure Games (2010-11). Non-Doctor Who work includes The Giblet Boys (2005), Children of Men (2006), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011) and Shadows of a Stranger (2014).
Facts
Barnaby has also been an actor, writer and director for Big Finish Productions since the early days of Doctor Who audios, having directed (among others) Exotron, Doctor Who and the Pirates, Frozen Time and The Chimes of Midnight; he has written stories such as The Bride of Peladon, The wreck of the Titan and The Beast of Orlok. Barnaby is also an exhibited artist, as well as an art history lecturer.
Here he is on Twitter.

Nicholas Pegg (Dalek operator)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), 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), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015)
Career highlights
Nicholas has featured highly in the Doctor Who universe since the 1980s when he began producing his own fanzines. He also played the Cyber Leader in the 1993 documentary Thirty Years in the TARDIS and voiced Think Tank in the 2003 audio adventure of Shada (which he also adapted and directed). Nicholas also contributed to many of the extras on the BBC's Doctor Who DVD range, and also writes and directs audios for Big Finish. Acting work outside Doctor Who has included two small roles in Doc Martin (2005/06).
Facts
Nicholas is an authority on the life and work of David Bowie, having written books on him, contributed to TV documentaries and helped curate the 2013 David Bowie Is... exhibition for the Victoria and Albert Museum. Nicholas's bio claims he could well be the only Equity member to have played Hamlet, a Dalek and an otter. Here's his Twitter feed.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Nicholas here.

David Hankinson (Dalek operator)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008)
Career highlights
David's other work has largely been in the Doctor Who world, including an appearance in the 1996 fan spin-off video Ghosts of Winterborne. David has been a writer and copywriter, often for the BBC, since 2001.

Anthony Spargo (Dalek operator)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), Daleks in Manhattan (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008)
Career highlights
Other credits include A Woodcutter's Tale (2014) and Beautiful Relics (2014). Anthony is also a stand-up comedian on the London circuit and a stage actor (including for Horrible Histories live).

Valda Aviks (German woman)
Career highlights
Valda's other work includes Santa Fe (1986), Words of Love (1989), Nightbreed (1990), Little Britain (2003) and Into the Woods (2011).
Facts
Valda was born in a camp for displaced persons in Germany and emigrated with her Latvian parents to the USA, and then the UK. She is a prolific and experienced performer in musical theatre.

Elizabeth Tan (Chinese woman [Anna Zhou]) Born Jan 6 1986
Career highlights
Elizabeth debuted in Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (2006), followed by Hotel Babylon (2007), Intergalactic Combat (2007), Witch House: The Legend of Petronel Haxley (2008), Spirit Warriors (2010), Spooks (2010), Way to Go (2013), Waterloo Road (2013) and Casualty (2015). She also played Xin Proctor in 46 episodes of soap Coronation Street (2011).
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

Michael Price (Liberian man)
Career highlights
Michael debuted in Casualty (1996), then Dream Team (1997), Ultraviolet (1998), Sorted (2000), Hollyoaks (1999-2000), Judge John Deed (2001), Holby City (2003), Coupling (2001/04) and The Bill (2003/05).
Facts
Michael was allegedly sacked from his role of Taylor James in Hollyoaks for being persistently late to set.

Shobu Kapoor (Scared woman) Born May 28 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Gita Kapoor in Dimensions in Time (1993)
Played: Scared woman in Journey's End (2008)
Career highlights
Shobu debuted in Family Pride in 1991, and then secured the role of Gita in EastEnders which she would play in more than 270 episodes between 1993-98. After leaving EastEnders, Shobu found roles in Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Nevermind Nirvana (2004), Chicken Tikka Masala (2005), Banglatown Banquet (2006), Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006), Fair City (2006), Shameless (2007), The Infidel (2010), The Jury (2011), Silent Witness (2012) and Some Things (2014). She has also had the regular role of Mrs Khan in the sitcom Citizen Khan (2012-14).
Facts
In 2013 she appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind, her specialist subject being the author Roald Dahl. Here she is, on Twitter!

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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.

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.

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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