Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (+ prelude)

A Silent? The Silents? The Silence?
Aaargh!
Prelude
One episode (untitled on screen)
First broadcast Mar 25 2011 (online)
Cast: Stuart Milligan (President Richard Nixon), Sydney Wade (Little girl) and Marnix Van Den Broeke (The Silence); see below
Crew: Steven Moffat (writer), Toby Haynes (director), Marcus Wilson (producer); see below

The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon
Two episodes (The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon)
First broadcast Apr 23 to 30 2011
Average audience for story: 8.08m (9.91m with iPlayer)

CAST

Matt Smith (The Doctor) Born Oct 28 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor (2010-13). Return appearance in Deep Breath (2014)
Matt also played the Doctor in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010-11), various video games (2010-12), Space/ Time (2011), Night and the Doctor (2011), Good as Gold (2012), Pond Life (2012), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) and various other cameo appearances and DVD extras between 2010-13.
Career highlights
Matt made his debut playing Jim Taylor opposite Billie Piper in The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), a role he reprised for 2007's The Shadow in the North. Other work includes Party Animals (2007), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007, again with Billie Piper), The Street (2007), In Bruges (2008, deleted scene), Moses Jones (2009), Womb (2010), Christopher and His Kind (2011), Bert and Dickie (2012), Lost River (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015), Patient Zero (2015) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016). He also directed an episode of Playhouse Presents called Cargese in 2013.
Facts
Matt was nominated for a BAFTA in 2011 for Best Actor for Doctor Who (he lost to Daniel Rigby, but was the first to be BAFTA-nominated for playing the Doctor). Matt was discovered by acting agent Wendy Padbury (who played companion Zoe in Doctor Who 1968-69)). In May 2012 Matt carried the Olympic Torch through Cardiff, an honour the Tenth Doctor has in the TV episode Fear Her (2006). Matt's sister Laura Jayne was a dancer in the music video for Eric Prydz's 2004 song Call On Me.

Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) Born Nov 28 1987
Doctor Who credits
Played: Soothsayer in The Fires of Pompeii (2008)
Played: Amy Pond in The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, Space/ Time, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Good As Gold, Pond Life, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan (2010-12). Return appearance in The Time of the Doctor (2013).
She also provided the voice for Amy Pond in The Doctor Who Adventure Games (2010-11) and played Amy in the various Night and the Doctor shorts on the Series 6 DVD.
Career highlights
Karen debuted in Rebus (2006), then found roles in Harley Street (2008), Stacked (2008), New Town Killers (2008), The Kevin Bishop Show (2008-09), Outcast (2010), We'll Take Manhattan (2012), Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Oculus (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), A Touch of Cloth (2014), Selfie (2014) and 7 Days in Hell (2015).
Facts
Karen has leant her vocal talent to TV commercials for eHarmonyWarburtons bread and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Her cousin is actress Caitlin Blackwood, who played the younger version of Amy Pond in Doctor Who. Her father is singer John Gillan. In 2008 Karen modelled at the launch party for the Dainty Doll make-up range, "created" by Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts. She can also be seen in the 2014 music video for TV on the Radio's Happy Idiot.

Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) Born Jun 17 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Rory Williams in The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, Space/ Time, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Pond Life, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan (2010-12)
He also provided the voice for Rory Williams in The Doctor Who Adventure Games (2011) and played Rory in the various Night and the Doctor shorts on the Series 6 DVD.
Career highlights
Arthur made his screen debut in He Kills Coppers (2008), followed by Little Dorrit (2008), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Robin Hood (2010), Pelican Blood (2010), The Paradise (2012), The White Queen (2013) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016). He also played Reverend Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013-15).
Facts
Arthur's mother Ellie is also an actress, as well as a puppeteer, and was the voice behind Why Bird in children's series Playdays in the late 1980s (here she is on Twitter). His father Nigel is a member of Ricky Cool and the In Crowd and has in the past played keyboards and performed backing vocals for the likes of Duane Eddy, Edwin Starr, the Fine Young Cannibals and Runy Turner. Arthur is also a singer and songwriter and has written scores for stage shows such as Artefacts (2007) and The Frontline (2008); in 2009 he co-wrote a musical with Che Walker called Been So Long, and in 2013 The Lightning Child (in October 2012 Arthur lost all the music for the play's score in a house burglary and had to start from scratch). He was also a member of the band Edmund in his teenage years (named after the CS Lewis character Edmund Pevensie). Arthur, who collects taxidermy, is also on Twitter.

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

Mark Sheppard (Canton Delaware) Born May 30 1964
Career highlights
Mark is one of the most prolific character actors - particularly in genre television - working today. His earliest credit was for Silk Stalkings (1992), followed by roles in In the Name of the Father (1993), The X-Files (1993), MANTIS (1995), Sliders (1999), Star Trek: Voyager (2000), JAG (2000), The Invisible Man (2001), New Alcatraz (2001), Megalodon (2002), Charmed (2002), Firefly (2002), Las Vegas (2004), 24 (2006), Medium (2005-06), Bionic Woman (2007), Burn Notice (2009), Dollhouse (2009), Chuck (2010) and Sons of Liberty (2013). He has had a good many recurring roles too, including Christopher "CJ" Yates in Soldiers of Fortune (1997-98), Romo Lampkin in Battlestar Galactica (2007-09), Jim Sterling in Leverage (2008-12), Curtis Hagen in White Collar (2009/13-14), Benedict Valda in Warehouse 13 (2009-10/14) and Crowley in Supernatural (2009-15). In 2001 he wrote, produced and directed his own film, Room 101, and was also co-producer on Xtinction: Predator X (2010). He is occasionally credited as Mark A (for Andreas) Sheppard.
Facts
Mark is the son of actor William Morgan Sheppard, who appears in this Doctor Who story as his older self. As a teenager he became a session musician (drummer) for touring bands and artists, including The Soft Boys' Robyn Hitchcock, Light a Big Fire, and The Television Personalities. Since 2010 Mark has been the voice of BBC America's promos. Here he is on Twitter.

William Morgan Sheppard (Old Canton Delaware) Born Aug 24 1932
Career highlights
William debuted in the 1962 British film Strongroom, then took roles in Marat/ Sade (1967), The Roses of Eyam (1973), Crown Court (1974), Antony and Cleopatra (1974), The Sweeney (1975), The New Avengers (1976), London Belongs to Me (1977), When the Boat Comes In (1977), Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (1979), A Family Affair (1979), The Professionals (1979), Shogun (1980), The Elephant Man (1980), Hawk the Slayer (1980), The Day of the Triffids (1981), The Keep (1983), Return to Treasure Island (1986), Cry Freedom (1987), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Quantum Leap (1993), Frasier (1995), Babylon 5 (1994/95), Iron Man (1995), Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996), American Gothic (1996), Timecop (1997), JAG (1998), Star Trek: Voyager (1999), Days of Our Lives (2000-01), Gods and Generals (2003), Alias (2005), The Prestige (2006), Transformers (2007), Star Trek (2009), Meeting Spencer (2010), Legend of the Seeker (2010), Mad Men (2010), Dexter (2011) and April Apocalypse (2013). Regular roles include Blank Reg in Max Headroom (1985-88), the Professor in SeaQuest 2032 (1993-94) and the voice of Lawrence Limburger in Biker Mice from Mars (1993-96 & 2006-07). He is occasionally credited as W Morgan Sheppard or Morgan Sheppard.
Facts
William is the father of actor Mark Sheppard, who appeared as the younger version of Canton Delaware in this Doctor Who story.

Stuart Milligan (President Richard Nixon) Born Sep 10 1953
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tannoy voice in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007, uncredited)
Played: Colonel Stark (voice) in Dreamland (2009)
Played: President Richard Nixon in The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011) and its prelude
Career highlights
Boston-born Stuart made his acting debut in Secret Army (1979), followed by Oppenheimer (1980), Outland (1981), Juliet Bravo (1982), The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988), A Quiet Conspiracy (1989), Josie (1991), Prague Duet (1998), The Knock (2000), Crossroads (2003), The Romantics (2006), Lewis (2007), Land Girls (2011) and The Assets (2014). He also regularly played Adam Klaus in Jonathan Creek (1998-2010).

Chukwudi Iwuji (Carl) Born 1975
Career highlights
Nigerian born Chukwudi debuted in the 1996 short Short Change, then The Lane (2004, which he also wrote), Proof (2005), Exam (2009), Wizards vs Aliens (2012), Murder in Manhattan (2013), Crossing Lines (2015) and The Vote (2015).
Facts
Chuk was born in Nigeria, schooled in the UK, studied economics in the United States, and also trained as an actor in the US before moving back to the UK to work.

Mark Griffin (Phil) Born Feb 25 1968
Career highlights
Mark rose to prominence on the Saturday night game show Gladiators, playing Trojan between 1993-97 and in the 2008-09 reboot. Between 1995-96 he also played the title role in the TV series Action Man, and later found roles in Dr Dolittle 2 (2001), Daddy Day Care (2003), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2004), NCIS (2005), Days of Our Lives (2005), Mama's Boy (2007), The Smoke (2014), Dragons of Camelot (2014) and Strike Back (2015).
Facts
Former squash player and bodybuilder Mark has a daughter with fellow former Gladiator Kate Staples (Zodiac). Here's his fan club on Twitter.

Marnix Van Den Broeke (The Silence) Born Feb 24 1976
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Silence in The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011) and its prelude, The Wedding of River Song (2011)
Career highlights
Dutchman Marnix, who is 6ft 7in tall, debuted as the werewolf in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), then went on to play Death in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) and The Color of Magic (2008), and also played The Shadow in Inkheart (2008) and Mr Pump in Pratchett's Going Postal (2010).
Facts
Marnix trained as a ballet dancer and also provides life coaching using cognitive therapy and neuro-linguistic programming.

Sydney Wade (Little girl) Born Sep 20 2001
Career highlights
Sydney's first credit was in The Royal in 2007, aged six, followed by The Royal Today (2008), The Damned United (2009), Marchlands (2011), 360 (2011), Bedlam (2012), Sherlock (2012/14), Happy Valley (2014), North v South (2015) and Offside (2015). She also played Jade Hollis in Rocket's Island (2012-14).
Facts
Here's Sydney on Twitter.

Nancy Baldwin (Joy) Born 1956
Career highlights
New Yorker Nancy's earliest credit was The Mumbo Jumbo (2000), followed by Mad About Alice (2004), Mamma Mia! (2008), Some Dogs Bite (2010), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) and The Night Manager (2016).

Kieran O'Connor (Prison guard)
Career highlights
Kieran debuted as Lenny Scott in daytime soap Doctors (2009), then took roles in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Get Some (2014).

Adam Napier (Captain Simmons)
Career highlights
Adam's other work includes Disembraced (2004), Dance With Me (2010) and Folie a deux (2012).

Henrietta Clemett (Matilda)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Bill (2004), then Ultimate Force (2005), Run, Fatboy, Run (2007), Doctors (2010) and Alleycats (2015).

Paul Critoph (King Charles II)
Career highlights
Paul's debut came in Great Escape: The Untold Story (2001), then The Bill (2002), Kinky Boots (2005), Casualty (2007), PhoneShop (2011) and Down the Road (2013).
Facts
Here's Paul's review blog, where he scores films and videogames in Pauls out of Critoph...

Emilio Aquino (Busboy)
Career highlights
Full name Hermeilio Miguel Aquino, Emilio was born in the Bronx and made his credited debut in Lower East Side Stories (2005), then The Empty Hands (2011) and Four One Nine (2012). In 2015 he wrote, directed and produced the short Macro.

Kerry Shale (Dr Renfrew) Born Jun 17 1958
Career highlights
Canadian Kerry debuted in the sitcom Sorry! in 1981, after which his career became prolific (often in voiceover roles), with turns in Yentl (1983), Labyrinth (1986), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Superman IV (1987), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988), Club X (1989), Time Riders (1991), Sharpe's Rifles (1993), The Tomorrow People (1994), Dr Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop (1994), Budgie the Little Helicopter (1994-96), Jude (1996), Fierce Creatures (1997), Dennis the Menace (1997-98), 102 Dalmatians (2002), Believe Nothing (2002), The Jacket (2005), Love Soup (2005), MI High (2007), Not Going Out (2007), Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009), The Trip (2010), Arthur Christmas (2011), Red Dwarf (2012), Hello Carter (2013), Blood Moon (2014), Moonwalkers (2015) and New Tricks (2015). He has also provided several voices for both the UK and US versions of Thomas and Friends since 2010.
Facts
Kerry is a prolific audiobook narrator and video game voice artiste. Here he is on Twitter.

Glenn Wrage (Gardner) Born May 25 1959
Career highlights
Debuting in MIA (1996), American Glenn's further work includes Saving Private Ryan (1998), Wilderness Men (2000), Dark Realm (2001), Thunderpants (2002), Shane (2004), Captain Scarlet (2005), The Philanthropist (2009), Dani's House (2010), Cleanskin (2012) and Veep (2014). He has also provided several voices for the US version of Thomas and Friends since 2010.
Facts
Glenn is a prolific video game voice artiste, and has also been a model.

Peter Banks (Dr Shepherd) Born 1943
Career highlights
Peter was born in New York, educated in Canada and emigrated to the UK in 1968. He made his debut in Carry On England in 1976, followed by Suez 1956 (1979), Escape (1980), Juliet Bravo (1980), Dreamchild (1985), Death Wish 3 (1985), Highlander (1986), Chalkface (1991), In Suspicious Circumstances (1994), The Shaft (2001), The Murder Room (2005) and Any Human Heart (2010).

Ricky Fearon (Tramp) Born 1960
Doctor Who credits
Played: Foreman in Torchwood: To the Last Man (2008)
Played: Tramp in Day of the Moon (2011)
Career highlights
Debuted in Casualty (2006), then took roles in Break Clause (2010) and Julius Caesar (2012).
Facts
Ricky is fellow actor Ray Fearon's brother.

Frances Barber (Eye Patch Lady/ Madame Kovarian) Born May 13 1957
Doctor Who credits
Played: Eye Patch Lady/ Madame Kovarian in Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot (uncredited), The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song (all 2011)
Career highlights
Frances debuted in the 1978 short Wings of Ash, then found work in The Missionary (1982), Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), Castaway (1986), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Behaving Badly (1989), Red Dwarf (1989), Inspector Morse (1992), Chef! (1994), Space Precinct (1995), Rhodes (1996), Real Women (1998-99), Shiner (2000), Gimme Gimme Gimme (2001), Manchild (2002), Having It Off (2002), My Family (2003), According to Bex (2005), Funland (2005), Hustle (2007), Casualty (2008), The Fattest Man in Britain (2009), Pete Versus Life (2011), Great Expectations (2011), The Spa (2013), Silk (2012-14), Psychobitches (2013-14), Mr Holmes (2015) and Flack (2015).
Facts
When Frances studied drama at Bangor University she was dating fellow alumni, director Danny Boyle. She has worked with the Pet Shop Boys twice - she appeared in their 2001 musical Closer to Heaven, and also sang live at one of their concerts in 2006 (the song Friendly Fire). One of her closest friends is actor Ian McKellen (whose voice can be heard in the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special), and he funded a library in her name in India. Here she is on Twitter.

Jeff Mash (Grant)
Career highlights
Jeff debuted in Eve (2009), then Breakout (2010), Spooks (2011), Resident Evil: First Hour (2011), Red Lights (2012), Dark Shadows (2012), Byzantium (2012), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) and You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015).

Tommy Campbell (Sergeant) Born Oct 6 1978
Career highlights
Canadian Tommy's earliest credit was providing the English translation for Kosei Hida in the anime series Angel Links aka Seiho tenshi Angel Links (1999). The following year he dubbed the English voice of Aki Mikage in the anime series Ayashi no Ceres. Subsequent acting work includes Coil (2001), The Dark Knight (2008), Green Zone (2010), Spooks (2011), The President's Staff (2013), Supernatural (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Arrow (2014). Between 2011-14 Tommy provided the voice of the title character in the animated series The Mad Hatter Chronicles.
Facts
Tommy, who is also a stand-up comedian, making a name for himself for his spontaneous responses to @UberFacts on Twitter, is married to actress Samantha Glenn (best known as Jessica Davenport in soap Family Affairs), making him actress Wendy Glenn's brother-in-law. Here's his Twitter.

CREW

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

Toby Haynes (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), A Christmas Carol (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011)
Toby also directed the TARDIS scene shown on screens at the 2010 Doctor Who Prom.
Career highlights
Toby's directing debut came with the short Looking for Al Bowlly (2003), followed by Lost and Found (2003), Hollyoaks (2007), MI High (2007-08), Spooks: Code 9 (2008), Being Human (2009), Five Days (2010), Sherlock (2012), The Musketeers (2014) and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (2015).
Facts
Toby is the first director ever to helm three consecutive Doctor Who stories (The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang; A Christmas Carol; The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon - actually equalling five consecutive episodes, plus the Proms TARDIS scene in the middle!).

Marcus Wilson (producer) Born Jul 4 1973
Doctor Who credits
Produced: The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor (2011-13)
Career highlights
Marcus's earliest screen credit is as unit manager on soap Emmerdale in 1997, followed by floor manager on Verdict (1998) and production manager on Cutting It (2002) and No Angels (2004). He also acted as first assistant director on At Home with the Braithwaites (2000-01), Heartbeat (2000-02), The Royal (2003), No Angels (2004) and All the Small Things (2009). Other producing work includes Cutting It, No Angels, Life on Mars (2006-07), True Dare Kiss (2007), Whitechapel (2009), Paradox (2009), Taggart (2010) and Our Zoo (2014).
Facts
Marcus's wife is film and TV sound recordist Helen McIlveen (she was sound recordist on the Doctor Who story Closing Time). Here he is on Twitter.

Caroline Henry (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, Let's Kill Hitler, The Girl Who Waited, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (all 2011; credited as script executive on last episode)
Career highlights
Caroline's other script editing work includes Ultimate Force (2006), Midsomer Murders (2007), The Bill (2008-10) and Inspector George Gently (2012). She was also assistant producer on the 2013 TV movie Lawless.

Lindsey Alford (script executive)
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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