Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People

The Doctor's bath was too hot
Two episodes (The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People)
First broadcast May 21 to 28 2011
Average audience for story: 7.04m (8.26m 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.

Mark Bonnar (Jimmy Wicks) Born Nov 19 1968
Career highlights
Mark made his screen debut in Rebus in 2001, after which he had roles in Wire in the Blood (2002), Afterlife (2005), The Bill (2007), Britz (2007), Paradox (2009), Psychoville (2011), The Paradise (2012), Case Histories (2013), Line of Duty (2014), X Moor (2014), Catastrophe (2015), Home Fires (2015) and Take Down (2015). Regular roles include Bruno Jenkins in Casualty (2005-06) and Duncan Hunter in Shetland (2013-14/2016).
Facts
Mark is married to actor Lucy Gaskell, who appeared in the Doctor Who story Blink (2007). Here he is on Twitter.

Marshall Lancaster (Buzzer Edwards) Born Oct 5 1974
Career highlights
Debuted in The Lakes (1999), then Where the Heart Is (1999), Peak Practice (2000), Lee Evans: So What Now? (2001), Grease Monkeys (2003), Outlaws (2004), The Street (2006), Boy Meets Girl (2009) and Casualty (2007/12). He played Gary Dugdale in Clocking Off (2002-03) and Slug in Coronation Street (2006-09), but will be best remembered as Chris Skelton in Life on Mars (2006-07) and its sequel series Ashes to Ashes (2008-10).
Facts
Marshall has heterochromia (his eyes are different colours - one blue, one green).

Sarah Smart (Jennifer Lucas) Born Mar 3 1977
Career highlights
Sarah made her earliest screen appearance was aged 12 in Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage (1989), followed by Woof! (1991-93), Backup (1995), The Locksmith (1997), Soldier Soldier (1997), Wuthering Heights (1998), David Copperfield (2000), Sparkhouse (2002), Funland (2005), Jane Hall (2006), City of Vice (2008), Identity (2010), Death in Paradise (2011), The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012) and Safe House (2015). She regularly played Virginia in At Home with the Braithwaites (2000-03), Ada Russell in Casualty 1907/1909 (2008-09) and Anne-Britt Hoglund in Wallander (2008-12).
Facts
Sarah's mother is scriptwriter Pat Smart, best known for writing episodes of daytime soap Doctors. She is also related to the 16th century Irish pirate Grace O'Malley, "Mother of All Rebellions". in a 2012 interview, Sarah said: "Matt Smith is absolutely brilliant, but my favourite Doctor will always be Peter Davison because he was my dad in At Home with the Braithwaites."

Raquel Cassidy (Miranda Cleaves) Born Jan 22 1968
Career highlights
Raquel debuted in Killer Net (1998), then Nature Boy (2000), Shooters (2002), Red Cap (2003), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), The Worst Week of My Life (2004), Blake's Junction 7 (2005), According to Bex (2005), Party Animals (2007), No Heroics (2008), Moving Wallpaper (2008-09), Land Girls (2011), Hustle (2012), A Touch of Cloth (2012), Uncle (2015) and Vera (2015). She has regularly played Susan Gately in Teachers (2001-02), Mel in Lead Balloon (2006-11) and Baxter in Downton Abbey (2013-15).
Facts
Raquel abandoned a career in biological anthropology for acting.

Leon Vickers (Dicken) Born 1987
Career highlights
Leon's further work includes Being Victor (2010), Garrow's Law (2010), Up There (2012) and Allies (2014).

Edmond Moulton (Adam)
Career highlights
After debuting in Doctor Who, Edmond's further work includes William's Wishes (2012), The Honourable Woman (2014) and Silent Witness (2015).
Facts
Edmond's mother is physical trainer Lorna Moulton and his brother is fellow actor Austin Moulton.

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.

CREW

Matthew Graham (writer) Born 1968
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Fear Her (2006), The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People (2011)
Career highlights
Matthew started out writing for children's drama Byker Grove (1992), then put pen to paper for Thief Takers (1995), This Life (1996-97), City Central (1998), The Last Train (1999), Impact (2002), EastEnders (1992-2002), Spooks (2003), POW (2003, which he also created), Hustle (2004-05), Life on Mars (2006-07, which he also created), Bonekickers (2008, also creator), Ashes to Ashes (2008-10, also creator), Eternal Law (2012, also creator) and Childhood's End (2015).
Facts
Life on Mars has been his greatest critical success to date, scooping nominations for the BAFTAs, the Banff Television Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, TV Quick Awards and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards. Sequel series Ashes to Ashes was also nominated for a few of these accolades.

Julian Simpson (director) Born Mar 6 1972
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Day of the Moon (2011, uncredited), The Curse of the Black Spot (2011, uncredited), The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People (2011). Julian directed the Eyepatch Lady segments of Day of the Moon and The Curse of the Black Spot
Career highlights
Julian made his directorial debut on The Criminal (1999), then Cutting Edge (2001), Murder Prevention (2004), Spooks (2005-06), Superstorm (2007), Hotel Babylon (2008), Hustle (2009) and New Tricks (2008-15). He is also a screenwriter, on projects such as The Criminal, Supervolcano (2005), Genghis Khan (2005), Spooks (2006), Superstorm and New Tricks (2009-15).
Facts
Julian is married to actress Jana Carpenter, who appeared in the 2005 Doctor Who episode Dalek. Here's Julian on Twitter.

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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