Monday, November 02, 2015

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (+ prelude)

The Wooden King (Spencer Wilding)
Prelude
One episode (untitled on screen)
First broadcast Dec 6 2011 (online)
Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor); see below
Crew: Steven Moffat (writer), Farren Blackburn (director), Marcus Wilson (producer); see below

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
One episode (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
First broadcast Dec 25 2011
Average audience for story: 10.77m + 0.84m iPlayer = 11.61m

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.

Claire Skinner (Madge Arwell) Born 1965
Career highlights
Claire made her screen acting debut in 1988's South of the Border, followed by work no The Rachel Papers (1989), Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), Chef! (1993), Coogan's Run (1995), Brass Eye (1997), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Bedtime (2001), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), The Trial of Tony Blair (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), Trinity (2009), Homefront (2012), Silk (2014), Critical (2015) and Inside No 9 (2015). She also played Clare in the series Life Begins (2004-06), but will be best remembered as long-suffering mum Sue Brockman in the sitcom Outnumbered (2007-14).
Facts
Claire is married to director Charles Palmer, who directed four episodes of Doctor Who in 2007. This makes the daughter-in-law of actor Geoffrey Palmer, who himself appeared in Doctor Who in 1970, 1972 and 2007.

Alexander Armstrong (Reg Arwell) Born Mar 2 1970
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mr Smith (voice) in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, 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, The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: 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: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2007-11)
Alexander also voiced Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief special (2009) and SJA: Alien Files (2010)
Played: Reg Arwell in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Career highlights
Actor and comedian Alexander debuted in A Breed of Heroes in 1994, after which he appeared in There's No Business (1994), The Thin Blue Line (1995), Never Mind the Horrocks (1996), Brass Eye (1997), Is It Legal? (1998), Plunkett and Macleane (1999), Cinderella (2000), Murder Rooms (2001), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), I Saw You (2002), tlc (2002), Match Point (2005), Saxondale (2006), Scoop (2006), The Trial of Tony Blair (2007), To the Manor Born (2007), Mutual Friends (2008), Skellig: The Owl Man (2009), Rev (2010), Reggie Perrin (2010), Hacks (2012), Hunderby (2012), Not Going Out (2014) and Cockroaches (2015). Alexander has also had a number of recurring roles, Nick in sitcom Beasts (2000-01), various characters in The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997-2001 & 2007-10, which he also wrote for and produced, and which won a BAFTA in 2010), Phil Mee in Life Begins (2004-06) and the voice of Danger Mouse (2015). He is also known as a presenter, having worked on The Best of the Worst (2006), Don't Call Me Stupid! (2007-09), Have I Got News for You (2003-15), Epic Win (2011), Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask (2011-13), The One Show (2010-11), and most famously of all, the game show Pointless (since 2009).
Facts
Alexander's longtime comedy partner is Ben Miller (who appeared in the Doctor Who story Robot of Sherwood in 2014). In 2008 he appeared in a TV commercial for Pimm's, and in 2011 he recorded a series of adverts for Direct Line car insurance with Chris Addison (who had a recurring role as Seb in Doctor Who's 2014 series). Alexander is broadcaster Giles Coren's brother-in-law. He is a descendant of William the Conqueror. He is a supporter of the Countryside Alliance and appears in their publicity promoting countryside shooting.

Maurice Cole (Cyril Arwell) Born 2002
Career highlights
Maurice debuted in Foster (2011), then secured a regular role as Arthur in the series Spy (2012). He also plays John in Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J M Barrie (2015).

Holly Earl (Lily Arwell) Born Aug 31 1992
Career highlights
Holly made her debut aged five playing Louise Creegan in Touching Evil (1997-98), then found roles in Red Dwarf (1999), My Hero (2000), Wild at Heart (2006), Casualty (2010-11), Skins (2012), Dracula: The Dark Prince (2013), Benidorm (2014), The Musketeers (2014), Cuckoo (2012/14) and Beowulf (2016).
Facts
Holly's sister is actress Elizabeth Earl. If you've ever wanted to see Holly dance to Hello by Dragonette in her underwear, click here! Here she is on Twitter.

Sam Stockman (Co-pilot) Born 1982
Career highlights
Sam debuted as a ten-year-old in B&B (1992), then The Upper Hand (1993), Hard Times (1994), Wire in the Blood (2008), Scoop (2009) and Crime Stories (2012). Recurring roles include Lewis Davenport in 86 episodes of soap Family Affairs (2002-04), DC Emerson Kent in Whitechapel (2009-13) and James Hope in Holby City (2006-07/14).
Facts
Sam is also a musician and has played in bands called Shepherd's Pi, The Circus Electric and Colour of Bone.

Spencer Wilding (Wooden King) Born Jul 26 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Creature (minotaur) in The God Complex (2011)
Played: Wooden King in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)
Played: Skaldak in Cold War (2013)
Career highlights
At two metres (6ft 7in) high, Spencer specialises in playing creatures and supernatural beings. He started out playing a werewolf in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), after which he appeared in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Eragon (2006), Stardust (2007), The Golden Compass (2007), The Wolfman (2010), Game of Thrones (2011), Wrath of the Titans (2012), Atlantis (2013), The Legend of Hercules (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Pan (2015) and Victor Frankenstein (2015).
Facts
Spencer is on Twitter. He was once crowned British/ Welsh kickboxing champion. To see a photo of 6ft 7in Spencer with 7ft actor Phill Martin and 3ft 8in Jimmy Vee (also a Doctor Who alumni), click here.

Paul Kasey (Wooden Queen) 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.

Paul Bazely (Ven-Garr)
Career highlights
Debuted in Making Out (1991), then Resnick (1992-93), Medics (1993), Heartbeat (1998), Vanity Fair (2004), Chopratown (2005), The IT Crowd (2008), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Critical (2015), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2016) and The Hollow Crown (2016). He also played Troy in 22 episodes of Benidorm (2007-11).
Facts
Paul's wife is playwright Charlotte Jones. Here's his Twitter feed.

Bill Bailey (Droxil) Born Jan 13 1964
Career highlights
Bill is principally a stand-up comedian and TV personality whose earliest screen appearance as an actor was in Tygo Road (1990), followed by roles in Blue Heaven (1994), Saving Grace (2000), Spaced (1999/2001), Jonathan Creek (2001/03), Wild West (2002-04), Hot Fuzz (2007), Skins (2008), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Hustle (2009/12) and It's Kevin (2013). He also played Manny in the sitcom Black Books (2000-04). In his stand-up persona he has appeared on the quiz show Space Cadets (1997), Is It Bill Bailey? (1998), Wild Thing: I Love You (2006), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1998-2008), Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza (2010), Have I Got News for You (1999-2011) and QI (2003-14). He has also released several of his own live stand-up videos/ DVDs, including Bewilderness (2001), Tinselworm (2008), Dandelion Mind (2010) and Qualmpeddler (2013).
Facts
Here's Bill on Twitter.

Arabella Weir (Billis) Born Dec 6 1957
Career highlights
Arabella was born in San Francisco and made her acting debut in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), followed by Othello (1981), Jury (1983), The Frog Prince (1986), Shades of Darkness (1986), The Corner House (1987), Les Girls (1988), Traffik (1989), KYTV (1992), One Foot in the Grave (1993), Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), Shooting Fish (1997), Ted and Ralph (1998), The Creatives (1998-2000), Posh Nosh (2003), Skins (2007-08), Citizen Khan (2013), House of Fools (2014) and Drifters (2013-15). She was also a regular performer on the comedy sketch show The Fast Show (1994-2000/2014). Arabella has also written for the TV, including The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1995), The Fast Show (1994-96) and Posh Nosh.
Facts
In 2003 she played an alternative female Doctor in the Big Finish audio play Exile. She has also appeared in TV commercials for Weetabix, Bran Flakes, Nescafe and Alpen, and in 1998 wrote the book Does My Bum Look Big in This? Arabella's father was former British ambassador to Egypt Sir Michael Scott Weir, while Tenth Doctor David Tennant is godfather to one of her children (Tennant lodged with Arabella for five years when he first moved to London from Scotland).

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).

Farren Blackburn (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (and its prelude) (2011), The Rings of Akhaten (2013)
Career highlights
Debuted as a director on shorts Looters (2000) and The Game (2000) before securing work on Panorama (2004), Waterloo Road (2007), Doctors (2005-07), Rock Rivals (2008), Holby City (2007-09), Survivors (2010), The Fades (2011), Hammer of the Gods (2013), Luther (2013), Daredevil (2015) and The Interceptor (2015).
Facts
As a young man Farren was on the books of Cambridge United FC and represented England at youth level. He is married to actress Verona Joseph, who appeared in the Doctor Who story Partners in Crime (2008). Here he is 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 executive)
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.

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