Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Planet of the Dead

Professor Malcolm Taylor (Lee Evans).
Just annoying.
One episode (Planet of the Dead)
First broadcast Apr 11 2009
Average audience for story: 9.54m

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).

Michelle Ryan (Lady Christina de Souza) Born Apr 22 1984
Career highlights
Michelle made her debut in children's series The Worst Witch (2000), then secured the role of Zoe Slater in soap EastEnders, which she played in more than 530 episodes between 2000-05. Other work includes Brookside (2000), Cashback (2006), Mansfield Park (2007), I Want Candy (2007), Jekyll (2007), Bionic Woman (2007), Merlin (2008), Girl walks Into a Bar (2011), The Man Inside (2012), Covert Affairs (2013), Death in Paradise (2014) and The Last Photograph (2016).

Lee Evans (Professor Malcolm Taylor) Born Feb 25 1964
Career highlights
Lee is known principally as a stand-up comedian, making his debut in 1988 on After Ten with Tarbuck, then making appearances on Viva Cabaret (1993), The World of Lee Evans (1995), The Clive James Show (1998), Cardboard Boxers (1999), Lee Evans: So What Now? (2001), Just for Laughs (2005), as well as a number of stand-up videos and DVDs of his live shows since 1994. Acting work has included Clair de Lune (1995), Funny Bones (1995), The Fifth Element (1997), Mousehunt (1997), There's Something About Mary (1997), The Martins (2001), Freeze Frame (2004), The History of Mr Polly (1997) and The Dinner Party (2007).
Facts
In 2011, former boxer Lee was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Comedy at the British Comedy Awards, while his role in Funny Bones won him Best Actor at the 1995 Paris Film Festival. Throughout his stand-up career Lee (who was born with a hole in his heart) has referred to a character called Malcolm who works in various places and is the centre of some of his comedy routines: Prof Taylor is obviously just another of those Malcolms!

Noma Dumezweni (Captain Magambo) Born 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Captain Erisa Magambo in Turn Left (2008), Planet of the Dead (2009)
Career highlights
Born in Swaziland, Noma's earliest credit was Macbeth (2001), followed by Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Mysterious Creatures (2006), After Thomas (2006), Shameless (2007), EastEnders (2007), The Colour of Magic (2008), Casualty (2012), Frankie (2013), Midsomer Murders (2015) and The Incident (2015).
Facts
Her surname means "famous in the world" in Xhosa. Here's Noma on Twitter.

Adam James (DI Macmillan)
Career highlights
Prolific Adam debuted in Sharpe's Regiment (1996), then Cold Lazarus (1996), The Bill (1996), Island (1997), Table 12 (2001), Band of Brothers (2001), As If (2004), Casualty (2005), The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006), Judge John Deed (2007), Waking the Dead (2007), Extras (2007), Ashes to Ashes (2008), Bonekickers (2008), Hustle (2009), A Touch of Frost (2010), Lewis (2010), Law and Order: LA (2011), Vexed (2012), Kilimanjaro (2013), Law and Order UK (2013), The Crimson Field (2014), Grantchester (2014) and The Game (2015).
Facts
Adam's godfather was Third Doctor Jon Pertwee.

Reginald Tsiboe (Lou) Born Sep 7 1950
Career highlights
Ghana-born Reginald's further work includes A Hymn from Jim (1977), The Thin End of the Wedge (1977), Love Brewed in the African Pot (1981), West of Paradise (1986), After the War (1989), London Bridge (1996), Moses Jones (2009) and Doctors (2011).
Facts
Reginald started out as an actor before making a name for himself in the music industry, becoming a member of the disco group Boney M between 1982-86 and 1989-90 (originally replacing Bobby Farrell, but when Farrell rejoined in 1984, they became a quintet). Reggie appeared on Boney M's final three albums - Ten Thousand Light Years (1984), 16 Happy Songs (1984) and Eye Dance (1985), and sang lead vocals on their 1984 single Kalimba De Luna and Happy Song. However, before his Boney M fame he'd released his own single called Please Don't Bring Your Sister (1975) and written for the German band Love Generation, as well as been a member of the disco group Sugar Cane, which had a number 54 hit single in the UK in 1978 with Montego Bay.

Ellen Thomas (Carmen) Born Nov 16 1956
Doctor Who credits
Played: Clockwork woman in The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)
Played: Carmen in Planet of the Dead (2009)
Career highlights
Ellen debuted in the Sunday Night Thriller Dark Secret in 1981, then took roles in OTT (1982), Don't Wait Up (1983), Shroud for a Nightingale (1984), French and Saunders (1988), Grange Hill (1991), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1996), London Bridge (1996), Holding On (1997), Ultraviolet (1998), South West 9 (2001), Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002), Strange (2003), Basic Instinct 2 (2006), Outnumbered (2007), Moses Jones (2009), Come Fly with Me (2011), Johnny English Reborn (2011), Man Down (2013), Critical (2015) and Golden Years (2015). Ellen has enjoyed regular roles as Rose in The Lenny Henry Show (1987-88), Sister Jackie Landers in Cardiac Arrest (1994-96), Liz Webb in Teachers (2001-04), the Principal in Coming of Age (2008-11), Grace Olubunmi in EastEnders and its spin-off E20 (2010-11), and Adoha Onyeka in the sitcom Rev (2010-14). She returned to EastEnders in 2015 as the new character of Claudette.
Facts
In 2014 it was reported that Carmen had been declared bankrupt over an unpaid tax bill, forced into insolvency by HM Revenue and Customs. Here's Ellen's Twitter feed.

Victoria Alcock (Angela) Born Mar 7 1965
Career highlights
Victoria's breakthrough role was as Agnes Clarke in 26 episodes of The House of Eliott (1991-94); her other work includes Agatha Christie's Poirot (1991), Lovejoy (1992), Castles (1995), Grange Hill (1997), Coronation Street (1998), Locked Up Abroad (2009), Combat Kids (2010), Call the Midwife (2012), Whitechapel (2012), The Bletchley Circle (2014) and Birds of a Feather (2015). Her most memorable role was as Julie Saunders in almost 100 episodes of prison drama Bad Girls (1999-2006).

Daniel Kaluuya (Barclay) Born May 8 1989
Career highlights
Daniel debuted in Shoot the Messenger (2006), then The Whistleblowers (2007), Delta Forever (2008), Silent Witness (2008), Lewis (2009), FM (2009), Bellamy's People (2010), Chatroom (2010), Johnny English Reborn (2011), The Fades (2011), Black Mirror (2011), Welcome to the Punch (2013), Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Babylon (2014). However, it's for his roles as Tealeaf in Psychoville (2009-11) and, particularly, Posh Kenneth in Skins (2007-09) that he'll be best remembered. He also wrote two episodes of Skins (2008-09).
Facts
In 2013 it was reported that Daniel was suing the Metropolitan Police for £50,000 in the High Court for assault and false imprisonment after he was wrongly suspected of being a drug dealer in an incident in 2010. He was arrested and removed from a bus, taken into custody and strip-searched, which Daniel claimed was because officers had racially stereotyped him.

David Ames (Nathan) Born Aug 10 1983
Career highlights
Debuted in He Kills Coppers (2008), then The Telemachy (2012) and has been playing Dominic Copeland in Holby City since 2013. David also provided the voice of Thomas Percy in the Doctor Who Adventure Game The Gunpowder Plot in 2011.
Facts
David has posed for naked shoots in Attitude and Gay Times magazines. Here's David on Twitter.

Keith Parry (Bus driver)
Career highlights
Keith debuted in The Journey Home (2008), followed by The Drummond Will (2010), Stranger Things (2010), The Jury (2011), Doctors (2012) and Delicious (2013).
Facts
Keith trained as an actor in the 1960s but did not join the profession properly until decades later.

Glenn Doherty (Sgt Dennison)
Career highlights
Glenn made his screen debut in Arrivederci Millwall (1990), after which he secured roles in Coasting (1990), Specials (1991), Paul's Lucky Day (2001), Liar (2005), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Being Human (2009), Five Daughters (2010), Silent Witness (2012), Byzantium (2012), Doctors (2013) and The Great Fire (2014).

James Layton (Sgt Ian Jenner) Born Jan 11 1977
Career highlights
James's acting credits are relatively slight, having made a name for himself in the little-known cult film The Wolves of Kromer in 1998, and appearing in Irreparable (2009), Barry Brown (2009) and The Symmetry of Love (2010). However, James has made a much more prolific career for himself behind the cameras, operating cameras on productions such as Strippers vs Werewolves (2012), Dates (2013), Skins (2013), Sherlock (2014), The Quiet Ones (2014), Atlantis (2014), Downtown Abbey (2014-15), Episodes (2015) and Humans (2015). He also worked as a model for some time.

Paul Kasey (Sorvin) 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.

Ruari Mears (Praygat)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Monk in Tooth and Claw (2006, uncredited)
Played: Cyberman in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006, uncredited), The Pandorica Opens (2010)
Played: Ood in The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006, uncredited) and their respective TARDISodes, The End of Time (2009-10)
Played: Judoon Captain in Smith and Jones (2007, uncredited)
Played: Pig man in Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007, uncredited)
Played: Scarecrow in Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen/ Blathereen in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009)
Played: Host in Voyage of the Damned (2007, uncredited)
Played: Miss Foster's guard in Partners in Crime (2008, uncredited)
Played: Clone - developing stage in The Sontaran Stratagem (2008, uncredited)
Played: Hath Gable in The Doctor's Daughter (2008)
Played: Cybershade in The Next Doctor (2008)
Played: Praygat in Planet of the Dead (2009)
Played: Smiler in The Beast Below (2010, uncredited)
Played: Spaceship guard in The Time of Angels (2010, uncredited)
Played: Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010)
Played: Yellow robot in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010)
Played: Time zombie in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013)
Ruari also played a creature at the 2009, 2010 and 2013 BBC Doctor Who Proms.
Career highlights
Ruari's other work includes playing the werewolf incarnation of Tom in Being Human (2011-13).

CREW

Russell T Davies (writer) Born Apr 27 1963
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Rose, The End of the World, Aliens of London/ World War Three, The Long Game, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, Children in Need special, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Torchwood: Everything Changes, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, Gridlock, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, Music of the Spheres, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1, 3 and 5), The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World and The Blood Line) (2005-11)
Executive producer: Rose, The End of the World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London/ World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, Attack of the Graske, New Earth, Tooth and Claw, School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Fear Her, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, Torchwood: Everything Changes, Torchwood: Day One, Torchwood: Ghost Machine, Torchwood: Cyberwoman, Torchwood: Small Worlds, Torchwood: Countrycide, Torchwood: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Torchwood: They Keep Killing Suzie, Torchwood: Random Shoes, Torchwood: Out of Time, Torchwood: Combat, Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: End of Days, The Runaway Bride, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, Blink, Utopia/ The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy, Time Crash, Voyage of the Damned, Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Torchwood: Sleeper, Torchwood: To the Last Man, Torchwood: Meat, Torchwood: Adam, Torchwood: Reset, Torchwood: Dead Man Walking, Torchwood: A Day in the Death, Torchwood: Something Borrowed, Torchwood: From Out of the Rain, Torchwood: Adrift, Torchwood: Fragments, Torchwood: Exit Wounds, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood, The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead, Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Day of the Clown, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, Torchwood: Miracle Day (The New World, Rendition, Dead of Night, Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, The Middle Men, Immortal Sins, End of the Road, The Gathering, The Blood Line), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2005-11)
As well as being executive producer on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Russell also acted in this capacity on TARDISodes (2006), Totally Doctor Who (2006-07), The Infinite Quest (2007), Torchwood Declassified (2006-09), Doctor Who Greatest Moments (2009), Dreamland (2009), Doctor Who Confidential (2005-10) and SJA: Alien Files (2010).
Career highlights
The ridiculous list of Doctor Who universe programmes Russell has been involved with provides the bulk of his television output, but it is by no means representative of it. He started out working in children's TV, even presenting an edition of Play School in 1987 before becoming producer, writer and various other roles on the activity series Why Don't You...? (1986-88). In 1988 he became script editor and writer on the children's magazine show On the Waterfront, after which he wrote for Breakfast Serials (1990), Dark Season (1991), ChuckleVision (1992), Def II (1992), Century Falls (1993), Cluedo (1993), Children's Ward (1994), Revelations (1994-95), Springhill (1996), Touching Evil (1997), The Grand (1997-98), Queer as Folk (1999-2000, which got its own US remake 2000-05), Bob & Rose (2001), Linda Green (2001), The Second Coming (2003), Mine All Mine (2004), Casanova (2005), Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13), Old Jack's Boat (2013), Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015).
Facts
The T in his name does not stand for anything but does distinguish him from radio presenter Russell Davies (his real name is Stephen Russell Davies). He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to drama. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award nine times, and has won three, including the Dennis Potter Award in 2006. He also won the 2001 Writer of the Year British Comedy Award, and has been nominated five times for a Hugo Award (he won in 2010 for Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars). In 2009 Russell was approached by Lucasfilm to contribute to the proposed (but ultimately never made) Star Wars live action TV series.

Gareth Roberts (writer) Born Jun 5 1968
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Attack of the Graske (2005), all 13 TARDISodes (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), The Shakespeare Code (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), Planet of the Dead (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Lodger (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), Closing Time (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011), The Caretaker (2014)
Career highlights
Gareth has always been involved in Doctor Who, writing books for the Virgin novel range (including The Highest Science (1993), The Romance of Crime (1995), The English Way of Death (1996) and The Well-Mannered War (1997)) and more recently the BBC (including Only Human (2005) and I Am a Dalek (2006)). He has also written for Doctor Who Magazine, Big Finish and the BBC Doctor Who DVD range. Outside of Doctor Who, Gareth has written for soaps such as Emmerdale (1998-99), Brookside (1999-2003), Springhill (1996) and Coronation Street (1997-98), as well as Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2001), Swiss Toni (2003), Swinging (2005), Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13) and Jekyll & Hyde (2015).
Facts
Gareth wrote the long-awaited novelisation of Shada in 2012, and was initially to pen one for City of Death too, but pulled out in 2014, to be replaced by James Goss. Here's Gareth on Twitter.

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

Tracie Simpson (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Production manager: 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, New Earth, School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel, The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Gridlock, The Lazarus Experiment, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood, The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords, Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Turn Left (2005-08)
Produced: Planet of the Dead (2009), The End of Time (2009), The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), Vampires of Venice (2010), Amy's Choice (2010), Vincent and the Doctor (2010), The Lodger (2010), Deep Breath (2014), Kill the Moon (2014), Mummy on the Orient Express (2014)
Career highlights
Tracie has also acted as production coordinator on Tiger Bay (1997), Jack of Hearts (1999) and Care (2000), and been a producer on The Bench (2001), Baker Boys (2011) and Casualty (2011-13).
Facts
It was Tracie's red-varnished hand seen picking up the Master's ring from the flames at the end of Last of the Time Lords (2007). She also made an uncredited cameo as a horrified party guest in 2007's The Lazarus Experiment.

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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