Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Waters of Mars

Tarak (Chook Sibtain) had been in the
shower too long
One episode (The Waters of Mars)
First broadcast Nov 15 2009
Average audience for story: 10.32m

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).

Lindsay Duncan (Adelaide Brooke) Born Nov 7 1950
Career highlights
Lindsay debuted in Further Up Pompeii! (1975), followed by The New Avengers (1977), Muck and Brass (1982), The Brief (1984), Dead Head (1986), Kit Curran (1986), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Traffik (1989), Colin's Sandwich (1988/90), TECX (1990), GBH (1991), A Year in Provence (1993), Jake's Progress (1995), Get Real (1998), The Phantom Menace (1999), Mansfield Park (1999), Oliver Twist (1999), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Starter for 10 (2006), Spooks (2005/06), Frankenstein (2007), Lost in Austen (2008), Margaret (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Christopher and His Kind (2011), Black Mirror (2011), Absolutely Fabulous (2012), White Heat (2012), Merlin (2011/12), About Time (2013), Sherlock (2014), The Honourable Woman (2014), Birdman (2014) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). She also played Servilia of the Junii in 18 episodes of Rome (2005-07).
Awards
1986: Olivier Award for Best Actress (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)
2002: Olivier Award for Best Actress (Private Lives)
2002: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Private Lives)
2009: Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama
Facts
Lindsay appeared in a TV commercial for Head and Shoulders shampoo in 1979, when she was 29 years old. She has been nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA three times (1992, 2000 and 2002) but has never won. Lindsay's husband is actor Hilton McRae. Lindsay originally auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker's mother in The Phantom Menace; she didn't get the part, but did provide the voice for droid TC-14.

Peter O'Brien (Ed Gold) Born Mar 25 1960
Career highlights
Australian Peter made his acting debut in Carson's Law (1983), followed by Starting Out (1983), Prisoner: Cell Block H (1984), The Henderson Kids (1985), The Gift (1990), Cluedo (1992), Time Trax (1993), The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Big Sky (1997), Minty (1998), See How They Run (1999), Queer as Folk (1999), The Knock (2000), Shades (2001), The Bill (2004), All Saints (2009), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Underbelly (2009-10), Dance Academy (2010-12), The Killing Field (2014) and Winter (2015). One of his most memorable roles was as Shane Ramsay in more than 260 episodes of soap Neighbours (1985-87), but other recurring roles include Sam Patterson in The Flying Doctors (1987-91), Cyril "Scissors" Smedley in cardiac Arrest (1995-96), Carl in Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord (1997), Joe Hill in White Collar Blue (2002-03) and Theo "Stitch" Lambert in Casualty (2007).
Facts
Since 2003 Peter has been married to actress Miranda Otto, perhaps best known as Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings films (2002-03).

Chook Sibtain (Tarak Ital) Born 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mark Grantham in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007)
Played: Tarak Ital in The Waters of Mars (2009)
Career highlights
After debuting in the TV movie The Stretch (2000), Chook secured the regular role of Jack in EastEnders (2000-01), then found work in Bad Girls (2002), Grease Monkeys (2003), Footballers' Wives (2005), Holby City (2006), Robin Hood (2009), Hustle (2011), Naachle London (2012) and Ghost Recon: Alpha (2012).
Facts
In a 2010 interview he was asked what in his career he'd most like to forget: "I'd like to forget about Doctor Who because I was cold and wet for most of the time." Blink and you'll miss him in the music video for Sway and Jamie King's 2011 single This is the Life.

Alan Ruscoe (Andy Stone) Born Apr 14 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: Auton in Rose (2005)
Played: Lute (Forest of Cheem) in The End of the World (2005, uncredited)
Played: Slitheen in Aliens of London/ World War Three, Boom Town (2005)
Played: Anne Droid in Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005)
Played: Trine-E in Bad Wolf (2005)
Played: Clown in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008)
Played: Andy Stone in The Waters of Mars (2009)
Career highlights
Alan's earliest work was in The Fifth Element (1997), followed by The Phantom Menace (1999 - as Bib FortunaPlo Koon and Daultay Dofine), Attack of the Clones (2002 - as Lott Dod), Hex (2005) and Emmerdale (2013).
Facts
His performance as Bib Fortuna in The Phantom Menace ended up on the cutting room floor. Here he is on Twitter (Alan, not Bib)!

Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Maggie Cain) Born Feb 8 1976
Career highlights
Debuting aged 15 in 2point4 Children (1991), Sharon's other credits include Grange Hill (1992), Backup (1995), Maisie Raine (1998), Babyfather (2002), Coming Up (2007), A Deal is a Deal (2008), Blooded (2011), The Bible (2013), The Mimic (2013-14) and Cucumber (2015). She may be best remembered as Crystal Gordon in 44 episodes of prison drama Bad Girls (1999-2002), as well as Trina Johnson in EastEnders (2009) and Lisa in Top Boy (2011-13). She also provided the voice of Scratchy in the children's series Rastamouse (2011-12).
Facts
Here's Sharon on Twitter.

Gemma Chan (Mia Bennett) Born Nov 29 1982
Career highlights
Debuted in When Evil Calls (2006), then Exam (2009), Pimp (2010), Shanghai (2010), Sherlock (2010), Submarine (2010), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), Fresh Meat (2011), Bedlam (2012), Shetland (2013), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Humans (2015), Brotherhood (2015) and London Fields (2015).
Facts
In 2010 she appeared in a TV commercial for Bing. In 2006 Gemma was one of three models to reach the final of the reality series Project Catwalk (she lost to Jessica Roffey). However, Gemma has plenty of experienced as a model, having posed for Elle, Cosmopolitan and the Sunday Times Style magazine to help fund her drama training. In October 2012 Gemma was a witness to the murder of homeless man Colin Hammond outside a tube station in London. She gave evidence at the trial of Frederic Russell at the Old Bailey in September 2013, where it was revealed that Gemma stayed with the dying man until medics arrived. Here's Gemma on Twitter.

Aleksander Mikic (Yuri Kerenski)
Career highlights
Bosnian Aleksander debuted in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002), followed by Messiah 2 (2003), State of Play (2003), Ultimate Force (2003), Footballers' Wives (2006), Hotel Babylon (2007), Eastern Promises (2007), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007), The Fixer (2008), Survivors (2010), Identity (2010), Gates (2012), EastEnders (2013), RED 2 (2013) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).

Cosima Shaw (Steffi Ehrlich) Born Jul 20 1972
Career highlights
Cosima, who grew up in Berlin, made her acting debut in Sylter Geschichten (1993), followed by Second Nature (2003), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Alfie (2004), Casanova (2005), V for Vendetta (2005), Harley Street (2008), Zen (2011), Pete Versus Life (2011), Toast of London (2013) and Critical (2015).
Facts
Before becoming an actor, Cosima worked as a model in Paris, New York and London. She has a daughter with actor Alexis Conran (best known for The Real Hustle). Cosima is behind the Our Stories Now project, which aims to bring primary school children closer to their grandparents. Here's Cosima on Twitter.

Michael Goldsmith (Roman Groom)
Career highlights
Michael's other work includes Gotham (2015) and Irrational Man (2015).

Lily Bevan (Emily Brooke)
Career highlights
Lily's only other credit is in Sweet Revenge (2001).
Facts
Lily is a founding member of the London Collective theatre group. She also writes and directs for the stage, and has also worked as a researcher for actress Emma Thompson. Here she is on Twitter.

Max Bollinger (Mikhail Kerenski) Born Nov 29 1974
Career highlights
Russian Max debuted in The Cramp Twins (2003), then Holby City (2004), The Bill (2004), Space Race (2005), Ghostboat (2006) and The Crossing (2010).

Anouska Strahnz (Ulrika Ehrlich)
This is Anouska's only acting work to date.

Zofia Strahnz (Lisette Ehrlich)
This is Zofia's only acting work to date.

Charlie De'Ath (Adelaide's father)
Career highlights
Debuted in Fatherland (1994), then ID (1995), A Touch of Frost (1997), Sunburn (1999), Urban Gothic (2000), Emmerdale (1999-2000), As If (2001), A is for Acid (2002), Mile High (2003), Bonkers (2007), Moving On (2009), Secret State (2012), The List (2013), Our Zoo (2014) and That Day We Sang (2014). He has had regular roles as DS Pimlott in The Last Detective (2003-07) and Sergeant Sidney Felton in WPC 56 (2013-15).
Facts
Charlie's father is former BBC journalist Wilfred De'Ath, who worked for the Corporation in the 1960s and 70s. However, by the 1990s he was living homeless in France and appeared in court more than 30 times for petty thefts. In 2012, Wilfred De'Ath was arrested in connection with the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree investigations, which look into the Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations. He was released without charge after the complainant withdrew her charges. Charlie's sister is TV/ Open University producer Emma De'Ath.

Paul Kasey (Ood Sigma) 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.

Rachel Fewell (Young Adelaide)
This is Rachel's only acting work to date.

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.

Phil Ford (writer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), Dreamland (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Waters of Mars (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010-11), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), Into the Dalek (2014)
Produced: 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 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 (2008-09)
Career highlights
Phil's earliest screen writing job was on Taggart (1998), followed by Heartbeat (1998), Footballers' Wives (2002), Captain Scarlet (2005), Bad Girls (1999-2006), Waterloo Road (2007) and Wizards vs Aliens (2012-14, which he also co-created and produced).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Graeme Harper (director) Born Mar 11 1945
Doctor Who credits
Assistant floor manager: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), Planet of the Daleks (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Production assistant: Colony in Space (1971, uncredited), The Seeds of Doom (1976), Warriors' Gate (1981)
Directed: Warriors' Gate (1981, uncredited), The Caves of Androzani (1984), Revelation of the Daleks (1985), Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), 42 (2007), Utopia (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), Time Crash (2007), Planet of the Ood (2008), The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008), Turn Left (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009).
Career highlights
Graeme actually started out as a child actor, appearing as Moonface, aged 12, in Noddy in Toyland (1957), as well as The Secret Kingdom (1960). His directing credits include Angels (1982-83), Juliet Bravo (1984-85), Star Cops (1987), Boon (1989-91), The New Statesman (1991-92), September Song (1995), The Detectives (1995-97), Babes in the Wood (1999), Grange Hill (2001), EastEnders (2000-02), Byker Grove (2003-05), Robin Hood (2006-09), Dani's House (2009-10), House of Anubis (2012), Coronation Street (2005-13), Holby City (2013-14) and Casualty (1996-2015). 
Facts
Graeme won a BAFTA Children's Award in 2001 for his work on Custer's Last Stand-Up (2003), and a British Soap Award for directing the tram crash episode of Coronation Street in 2011.

Nikki Wilson (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Produced: 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 Waters of Mars (2009), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014), Robot of Sherwood (2014), The Caretaker (2014), Flatline (2014), Sleep No More (2015), Face the Raven (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Executive producer: 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)
Career highlights
Nikki's other credits include script editing duties on Mind Games (2001), Trial and Retribution (1999-2000), The Bill (2003) and New Street Law (2006), while she performed producing duties on New Street Law (2007), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Casualty (2011-13) and Wizards vs Aliens (2014).
Facts
In 2009 Nikki changed her screen name from Nikki Smith to Nikki Wilson.

Gary Russell (script editor) Born Sep 18 1963
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Torchwood: Dead Man Walking (2008), Torchwood: A Day in the Death (2008), Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008), Torchwood: Fragments (2008), Music of the Spheres (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Waters of Mars (2009), The End of Time (2009-10)
Directed: The Infinite Quest (2007), Dreamland (2009)
Career highlights
Lifelong Doctor Who fan Gary started out as a child actor, appearing in The Phoenix and the Carpet (1976-77), then The Famous Five (1978-79), Look and Read: Dark Towers (1981), Schoolgirl Chums (1982) and Octopussy (1983, uncredited). His achievements in the Doctor Who universe are legion - apart from working on the series itself, as well as its two spin-offs, Gary edited Doctor Who Magazine between 1992-95, and has written several novels, including Virgin New and Missing Adventures, BBC Eighth and Past Doctor books, and books for the new series of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He has also written Doctor Who and Torchwood comic strips, and was producer for the Big Finish audio adventures from their inception in 1998 until 2006. Beyond Doctor Who he has written books about The Lord of the Rings, Frasier and The Simpsons (the latter two as Warren Martyn). After leaving the BBC in 2011 Gary moved to Australia to become executive producer of the Planet 55 animation company, the firm responsible for the animated reconstructed episodes of The Tenth Planet and The Moonbase on DVD.

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