Friday, October 02, 2015

A Good Man Goes to War (+ prelude)

Amy (Karen Gillan) with baby River
Prelude
One episode (untitled on screen)
First broadcast May 28 2011 (online)
Cast: Simon Fisher Becker (Dorium Moldovar); see below

Claudio Laurini (Headless monk)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ood in The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit (2006, uncredited), Planet of the Ood (2008, uncredited), The End of Time (2009-10, uncredited)
Played: Auton in Love & Monsters (2006, uncredited)
Played: "Ghost" in Army of Ghosts (2006, uncredited)
Played: Scarecrow in Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (2007, uncredited)
Played: Slab in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007, uncredited)
Played: Steward in Voyage of the Damned (2007, uncredited)
Played: Miss Foster's guard in Partners in Crime (2007, uncredited)
Played: Evil clown in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Day of the Clown (2008, uncredited)
Played: Headless monk in A Good Man Goes to War and its prelude (2011) and the 2013 Doctor Who Prom
Played: Dalek in Asylum of the Daleks (2012, uncredited)
Career highlights
Italian Claudio's other work includes Afterlife (2006), Summer Scars (2007) and Valley of the Demon (2014). In 2013 he wrote and directed the short DaiVerso.

Crew: Steven Moffat (writer), Peter Hoar (director), Marcus Wilson (producer); see below

A Good Man Goes to War
One episode (A Good Man Goes to War)
First broadcast Jun 4 2011
Average audience for story: 7.51m + 1.46m iPlayer = 8.97m

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.

Frances Barber (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.

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.

Simon Fisher Becker (Dorium Maldovar) Born Nov 25 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dorium Maldovar in The Pandorica Opens (2010), A Good Man Goes to War prequel (2011, uncredited), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011)
Played: General Nylan (voice) in Doctor Who: The Online Adventures (2014)
Career highlights
Simon's acting credits began with Arrivederci Millwall (1990), followed by An Ungentlemanly Act (1992), One Foot in the Grave (1993), Sweet Thing (1999), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Afterlife (2006), Chakan the Forever Man (2012), Les Miserables (2012), 3some (2013), Vicious (2013), Puppy Love (2014) and Dark Ascension (2015).
Facts
Simon, who can conduct a full symphony and choir, started out in the civil service before getting into acting, with Denholm Elliott as his mentor. His Wikipedia entry lists him as "Viscount of William & Mona". In 2009 Simon was attacked by youths at a petrol station and beaten badly, leaving him with permanent damage to his spine and knee and having to walk with a stick. Here he is on Twitter.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Simon here.

Hugh Bonneville (Henry Avery) Born Nov 10 1963
Doctor Who credits
Played: Henry Avery in The Curse of the Black Spot (plus prequel), A Good Man Goes to War (all 2011)
Career highlights
Debuted in Chancer (1990), as Richard Bonneville, the professional name he kept until 1995. Further work includes Dodgem (1991), Peak Practice (1994), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), The Vet (1995), Married for Life (1996), Get Well Soon (1997), Holding the Baby (1998), Mosley (1998), Notting Hill (1999), Mansfield Park (1999), The Cazalets (2001), Tipping the Velvet (2002), Daniel Deronda (2002), The Commander (2003-05), Stage Beauty (2004), Asylum (2005), The Robinsons (2005), Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006), The Vicar of Dibley (2007), Bonekickers (2008), Ben Hur (2010), The Silence (2010), Mr Stink (2012), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Paddington (2014) and The Hollow Crown (2016). He is most known for his regular roles as Ian Fletcher in Twenty Twelve (2011-12) and W1A (2014-15), and the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey (2010-15).
Facts
Hugh is much nominated for various awards: he's been nominated for both a British Comedy Award and a BAFTA twice for his work in Twenty Twelve (and a third BAFTA nom for W1A), and has been nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy and once for a Golden Globe for Downton Abbey. He has yet to win any of the top flight awards for any of these shows. Here's his Twitter.

Oscar Lloyd (Toby Avery) Born Sep 16 1997
Doctor Who credits
Played: Toby Avery in The Curse of the Black Spot, A Good Man Goes to War (2011)
Career highlights
Oscar debuted in Hancock and Joan (2008), then found work in Oscar and Michael's Phineas and Ferb Fan Club Show (2008-09), Lark Rise to Candleford (2009), One Night (2012), Blandings (2013) and Doctors (2011/15). He played Ryan in 29 episodes of 4 O'Clock Club (2012-14), but will be best recognised as playing Will Wylde in 134 episodes of soap Emmerdale between 2009-11.
Facts
In 2010 he was nominated for Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor at the British Soap Awards (he lost to Ami Metcalf from Doctors). Here he is on Twitter.

Danny Sapani (Colonel Manton) Born Nov 15 1970
Career highlights
Danny debuted in Between the Lines (1993), followed by Trial and Retribution (1998), Fish (2000), Judge John Deed (2001), Anansi (2002), Serious and Organised (2003), Little Britain (2005), The Oxford Murders (2008), Place of Execution (2008), Mercenaries (2011), The Jury (2011), Misfits (2009/11), The Fear (2012), The Bastard Executioner (2015) and Danny and the Human Zoo (2015). he also regularly played Corporal Ricky Mann in Ultimate Force (2002-05) and Sembene in Penny Dreadful (2014-15).
Facts
While rehearsing a stunt during filming Ultimate Force, Danny accidentally put a knife through his finger! Here he is on Twitter.

Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra) Born Apr 9 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: Alaya in The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (2010)
Played: Restac in Cold Blood (2010)
Played: Madame Vastra in A Good Man Goes to War (2011), The Great Detective (2012, uncredited), Vastra Investigates (2012, uncredited), The Snowmen (2012), The Battle of Demon's Run - Two Days Later (2013, uncredited), The Crimson Horror (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014)
Neve also played Vastra at the 2013 Doctor Who Prom.
Career highlights
Debuted in Renegade (1993), then The Leading Man (1996), Plunkett and Macleane (1999), Psychos (1999), Gormenghast (2000), The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002), The Trouble with Men and Women (2005), The Ghost Squad (2005), Low Winter Sun (2006), Sea of Souls (2007), Law and Order UK (2010), Single Father (2010), Lip Service (2012), Ripper Street (2013), Dracula (2013) and Critical (2015). She also enjoyed the recurring role of Donna Rix in 17 episodes of Bodies (2004-06).
Facts
Neve (real name Carol) divorced her husband Xandy Sahla - a prolific TV and film cameraman - in 2006, after meeting on the set of Psychos in 1999. Here's Neve's Twitter account.

Catrin Stewart (Jenny) Born Jan 29 1988
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jenny Flint in A Good Man Goes to War (2011), The Snowmen (2012), The Crimson Horror (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014)
Catrin also played Jenny in the minisodes The Great Detective (2012), Vastra Investigates (2012) and The Battle of Demon's Run - Two Days Later (2013)
Career highlights
Catrin's other work includes Hearts of Gold (2003), Crusade in Jeans (2006), All Shook Up! (2010), Misfits (2010-11), Frail (2012) and more than 30 episodes of Stella as Emma (2012-14).

Dan Starkey (Strax) Born Sep 27 1970
Doctor Who credits
Played: Commander Skorr in The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Played: Lieutenant Skree in The Poison Sky (2008, uncredited)
Played: Commander Jast in The End of Time Part Two (2010, uncredited)
Played: Commander Strax in A Good Man Goes to War (2011), The Snowmen (2012), The Crimson Horror (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014)
Played: Plark in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011)
Played: Sontaran in The Time of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Ian in Last Christmas (2014)
Dan also played Strax in the minisodes The Great Detective (2012), Vastra Investigates (2012) and The Battle of Demon's Run - Two Days Later (2013), as well as at the 2013 Proms live event. He played Commander Skorr at the 2009 Doctor Who Proms live event, and provided the voices of Field Major Kaarsh and other Sontarans in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - The Gunpowder Plot (2011).
Career highlights
Dan's other credits include Fix (2004), Casualty (2012), Alex the Vampire (2015) and Inside No 9 (2015). He also regularly played Randal Moon in children's series Wizards vs Aliens (2012-14).
Facts
Dan has had roles in four Doctor Who Christmas specials (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Dan was a member of the winning Trinity Hall, Cambridge team on the Christmas University Challenge special in 2015, beating Balliol College, Oxford, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Hull. His teammates were international rower Tom James, international cyclist Emma Pooley and writer Adam Mars-Jones. Dan's contribution to the Doctor Who universe also extends to audio, having performed in various Big Finish adventures since 2011 (including playing Sontarans). Here's Dan on Twitter.
In 2013 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Dan here.

Christina Chong (Lorna Bucket) Born Jan 1 1983
Career highlights
Debuted in Chemical Wedding (2008), then Freakdog (2008), W.E. (2011), Johnny English Reborn (2011), Whitechapel (2012), Monroe (2011-12), Black Mirror (2013), The Wrong Mans (2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Halo: Nightfall (2014), Dominion (2015) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

Dan Johnston (Thin man)
Career highlights
Dan's acting debut came in Casualty (1997), followed by World of Pub (2001), The Bill (2004), Tunnel of Love (2004), Sold (2007), After You've Gone (2008) and Navelgazing Presents (2011, which he also wrote and produced). Dan also wrote the short Uncle Douglas (2003) and two Comedy Lab installments - Anderson (2000) and Blowout (2007). In 2012 he produced the series Lemon La Vida Loca.

Charlie Baker (Fat man)
Career highlights
Debuted in The Long Firm (2004), then The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Miranda (2009), The IT Crowd (2010), Vexed (2012) and The Home Office (2013). Charlie is also a comedian and has made personal appearances on shows such as Let's Dance for Sport Relief (2011), Odd One In (2011), The Wright Stuff (2011), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (2010-11), A Short History of Everything Else (2012) and The Golden Rules of Porn (2014).

Joshua Hayes (Lucas)
Career highlights
Joshua has also had roles in Doctors (2011), Casualty (2013) and Siblings (2014). In 2014 he also appeared in, wrote and produced the short film Portrait of a Pugilist.

Damian Kell (Dominicus)
Career highlights
Damian debuted in Making Juice (2002), then The Dark Hunter (2002), My Dad's the Prime Minister (2004), Coming Up (2006), Comedy Cuts (2008), Kingdom (2009), Suspects (2014) and Trying Again (2014).

Richard Trinder (Captain Harcourt) Born 1968
Career highlights
Debuting in soap Brookside in 1995 as Shaun Brookes, Richard's CV also includes work on Silent Witness (1996), Coronation Street (1997), Emmerdale (1997), Elizabeth (2000), Casualty (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), The Agent (2008), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), Kon-Tiki (2012) and U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013).
Facts
Richard was married to actress Samantha Beckinsale in the early 1990s. Here he is on Twitter.

Annabel Cleare (Eleanor)
Career highlights
Annabel's other work includes JFK Revealed (2006) and Salvage (2015).
Facts
Annabel is the mother of Henry Wood, who also appeared in this story, and is married to actor Michael Woodford.

Henry Wood (Arthur) Born c.2001
Henry has also appeared in Breaking the Mould (2009). His mum is actor Annabel Cleare, who also appeared in this story.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen) Born Sep 29 1961
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Nestene Consciousness in Rose (2005)
Played: Dalek voices in Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), Doomsday TARDISode (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), Victory of the Daleks (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), The Wedding of River Song (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Into the Dalek (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), Hell Bent (2015)
Played: Voice of the Jagrafess in The Long Game (2005, uncredited)
Played: Cybermen voices in Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel (2006), Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (2006), The Next Doctor (2008), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Closing Time (2011), Nightmare in Silver (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014)
Played: Voice of the Judoon in Smith and Jones (2007), The Stolen Earth (2008, uncredited), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010, uncredited), The Pandorica Opens (2010, uncredited)
Played: Rick Yates in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)
Played: National Museum Pandorica video narrator in The Big Bang (2010, uncredited)
Played: Voice of Skaldak in Cold War (2013)
Played: Voice of the Zygons in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Nicholas's career has been principally within the world of Doctor Who, starting out as the producer of the Myth Makers series of videos in the 1980s and 90s interviewing Doctor Who alumni. Also on video, Nicholas has been involved with Wartime (1987), The Airzone Solution (1993) and the Auton trilogy (1997-99), and was present for the infancy of what we now know as Big Finish Productions with his Audio Visuals unofficial audio dramas. Nicholas has been involved with Big Finish all through its life, from its birth in 1996 to being its current executive producer. He also writes, directs and composes for the Big Finish audios, and has also written Doctor Who books, including The Dalek Generation (2013).
Screen acting credits come in the form of The League of Gentlemen (2002), Adulthood (2008), Lewis (2009), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Cleaning Up (2011) and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 - in which he played original voice of the Daleks, Peter Hawkins).
Nicholas has also provided voices for a number of video games, namely Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death (2003) and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010), and provided optional 21st century voices for the Daleks in the special edition DVD of the 1972 Doctor Who story Day of the Daleks.
Facts
In his 1980s Audio Visuals series he played an indeterminate future version of the Doctor, who went on to immortalised in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip Party Animals in 1991. Here he is, on Twitter!

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).

Peter Hoar (director)
Career highlights
Peter's first directorial work was on Hollyoaks in 2002, after which he worked on Grange Hill (2004-05), Dream Team (2006), Wire in the Blood (2006-08), Spooks (2008), Mistresses (2008-09), Breaking the Mould (2009), Vera (2011-12), Shetland (2013), The Last Kingdom (2015), Da Vinci's Demons (2014-15, which he has also produced) and Daredevil (2016). However, he started out as a location manager on Dressing for Breakfast (1998), The Wedding Tackle (2000) and Heartlands (2002).

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.

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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