Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Deep Breath

The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)
arrives
One episode (Deep Breath)
First broadcast Aug 23 2014
Average audience for story: 9.17m + 2.06m iPlayer = 11.24m

CAST

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) Born Apr 14 1958
Doctor Who credits
Played: Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii (2008)
Played: John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009)
Played: The Doctor in The Day of the Doctor (uncredited), 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 Doctor's Meditation, 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, Friend from the Future, Class: For Tonight We Might Die, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, The Pilot, Smile, Thin Ice, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis, The Pyramid at the End of the World, The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls, Twice Upon a Time (2013-17)
Career highlights
Peter made his screen acting debut in Living Apart Together (1982), followed by Local Hero (1983), Turtle Diary (1985), Minder (1985), Travelling Man (1985), John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985), The Love Child (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Dangerous Liaisons (1989), Chain (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), The Cloning of Joanna May (1992), Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1993), Prime Suspect 3 (1993), Chandler and Co (1994), Neverwhere (1996), The Crow Road (1996), The Vicar of Dibley (1996), Bean (1997), Shooting Fish (1997), Psychos (1999), Fortysomething (2003), Sea of Souls (2004), My Family (2004), Pinochet's Last Stand (1996), Magicians (2007), Skins (2007-08), The Devil's Whore (2008), Getting On (2009-10), The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2010), The Field of Blood (2011), Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), The Hour (2012), World War Z (2013, ironically playing W.H.O Doctor!), The Fifth Estate (2013), Shetland (2014) and The Complete Walk: Titus Andronicus (2016). He also played Cardinal Richelieu in the first series of The Musketeers (2014), and Mr Curry in the films Paddington (2014) and Paddington 2 (2017), but will be better known as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in 21 episodes of the comedy The Thick of It (2005-12) and its film spin-off In the Loop (2009).
Peter is also talented behind the cameras, having written the film Soft Top Hard Shoulder (which was, incidentally, directed by Stefan Schwartz, who appeared in the Doctor Who story Battlefield (1989)), as well as writing and directing the Oscar-winning short Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1995), which starred alternative Ninth Doctor (and later Great Intelligence) Richard E Grant, and Crispin Letts, son of 1970s Doctor Who producer Barry Letts. Peter also wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra (2001) and The Cricklewood Greats (2012), and wrote nine episodes of the series Getting On (2009-10).
Awards
1993: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
1993: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor - Film (Soft Top Hard Shoulder)
1994: BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
1995: Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action (Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life)
2009: BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Acting Performance in Film (In the Loop)
2010: BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role (The Thick Of It)
2010: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (The Thick Of It)
2012: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor (The Thick Of It)
Facts
In 1973, a teenage Peter wrote to the Radio Times in tribute to the late Roger Delgado (the Master). In 1980 Peter (middle name Dougan) was the singer in a band called the Dreamboys (along with comedian Craig Ferguson and storyboard artist Temple Clark) and released an EP comprising the songs Bela Lugosi's Birthday, Outer Limits and Shall We Dance. It's a cross between punk and goth with some heavy Bowie influence. In 1997, Peter appeared in a TV commercial for Michelob beer, "playing with his model collection". Peter's wife is fellow actor Elaine Collins, who was producer on shows such as Shetland and Vera. Peter was offered an audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor in 1995 but did not take it up as he didn't think he'd get the job (Doctor 12 awaited!). Peter has reportedly declined an OBE for services to drama.

Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) Born Apr 27 1986
Doctor Who credits
Played: Oswin Oswald in Asylum of the Daleks (2012, as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Played: Clara Oswald [Victorian splinter] in The Snowmen (2012, as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Played: Clara Oswald [contemporary splinter] in The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, She Said, He Said, The Name 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 (2012-15 - credited as Jenna-Louise Coleman between The Snowmen and The Name of the Doctor; Jenna Coleman after that)
Jenna also played Clara in the DVD extra Clara and the TARDIS (2013, uncredited) and the Doctor Who Prom (2013)
Played: Bonnie in The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015, as Jenna Coleman)
Career highlights
Jenna debuted in the regular role of Jasmine Thomas in rural soap Emmerdale (2005-09), followed by roles in Waterloo Road (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Titanic (2012), Room at the Top (2012), Dancing on the Edge (2013), Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) and Victoria (2016).
Facts
Jenna was twice nominated for a British Soap Award (Best Newcomer and Best Dramatic Performance). Jenna has been in a relationship with actor Richard Madden since 2011. Here she 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.

Peter Ferdinando (Half-Face Man)
Career highlights
Peter debuted in The Bill (1989), followed by Between the Lines (1992), Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1993), Casualty (1993), Soldier Soldier (1996), Bodywork (2001), My Family (2004), Hustle (2006), Holby Blue (2007), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Ripper Street (2014), A Field in England (2013), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Safe House (2015) and Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (2017).
Facts
Peter is a regular collaborator with director Ben Wheatley, and is also the cousin of singer songwriter Matt Johnson from rock band The The, the late artist Andy Dog Johnson, and film director Gerard Johnson. Here's Peter on Twitter.

Paul Hickey (Inspector Gregson)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Inspector Gregson in Vastra Investigates (2012, uncredited), Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Debuted in Cardiac Arrest (1994), then The Governor (1995), Father Ted (1996), Moll Flanders (1996), Michael Collins (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000), Murder City (2004), Sunshine (2008), Whitechapel (2009), Noble (2014), Critical (2015) and Bitter Harvest (2016). He also had a recurring role as Lafferty in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2005-07).

Tony Way (Alf) Born Oct 7 1978
Career highlights
Tony made his acting debut as various characters in The Fast Show in 1997, after which he appeared in Barking (1998), Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer (1999), Spaced (1999), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1999), Black Books (2000), Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001-02), Ali G Indahouse (2002), Swiss Toni (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), Extras (2005), Saxondale (2006), Blunder (2006), Tittybangbang (2005-07), No Heroics (2008-09), London Boulevard (2010), Dick and Dom's Funny Business (2011), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Mongrels (2010-11), Sherlock (2012), Game of Thrones (2012-14), Derek (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Pompidou (2015), Inside No.9 (2015), High-Rise (2015), Jekyll and Hyde (2015) and The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014-16). Tony is also a comedy writer, and has contributed to Barking, The 11 O'Clock Show (1999), Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009), Shooting Stars (2010) and Crackanory (2014-15).
Facts
Here's Tony on Twitter.

Maggie Service (Elsie)
Career highlights
Maggie debuted in Hyperdrive (2006-07, as a computer voice), then appeared in Foyle's War (2010), Miranda (2010), Call the Midwife (2015) and London Road (2015).
Facts
Here's Maggie on Twitter.

Brian Miller (Barney) Born Apr 17 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Dugdale in Snakedance (1983)
Played: Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks (1984), Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
Played: Harry in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009)
Played: Barney in Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Brian started out on Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life in 1965, after which he appeared in Mr Rose (1968), The Dustbinmen (1970), Hey Brian! (1973), A Raging Calm (1974), Sam (1975), Out of Bounds (1977), The Devil's Crown (1978), Blake's 7 (1979), Ladykillers (1980), Angels (1981), Eh Brian! It's a Whopper (1984), Brazil (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Strike It Rich! (1986-87), Grange Hill (1991), Stay Lucky (1993), The Ghost of Greville Lodge (2000), Line of Duty (2012) and Wizards vs Aliens (2012).
Facts
Brian was married to Doctor Who's very own Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen from 1968 until her death in 2011.
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Brian here.

Ellis George (Courtney Woods) Born 1999
Doctor Who credits
Played: Courtney Woods in Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, The Caretaker, Kill the Moon (all 2014)
This is Courtney's only work to date. Here she is on Twitter.

Mark Kempner (Cabbie) Born Jul 21 1957
Career highlights
Debuted in Tale of a Vampire (1992), then London Bridge (1995), Jackanory (1996, as Mr Floppy, the country dancing teacher!), Pie in the Sky (1996), Get Fit with Brittas (1997), EastEnders (2004), The Worst Week of My Life (2005), Little Dorrit (2008), Peep Show (2009), Kill List (2011), The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2013), The World's End (2013) and Stains of Staines (2014).
Facts
Before becoming a professional actor, Mark worked as a farmer (both in the UK and Israel), an agricultural engineer, an industrial engineer at Gatwick Airport and a lawnmower and horsebox repairman! He also performs as a Groucho Marx lookalike, runs a murder mystery event company, and edits talent showreels for other actors. His cousin is actor Teddy Kempner, while his son is actor Luke Kempner.

Graham Duff (Waiter) Born Apr 13 1964
Career highlights
Graham made his screen acting debut in Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), followed by parts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (2010-11, as a Death Eater), Hunderby (2012), Hebburn (2012-13) and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2012/16). He also played Brian in 50 episodes of the sitcom Ideal (2005-11), and contributed to the writing and production of Dr Terrible's House of Horrible, Ideal and Hebburn.
Facts
In the 1980s Graham performed with the performance art groups Theatre of the Bleeding Obelisk and Wax Cabinet, and also worked as an assistant editor at Ikon, the video arm of Factory Records. In the 1990s he was a member of the comedy group Fish-heads, and contributed sketches for BBC Radio.

Peter Hannah (Policeman [PC Stanmore]) Born 1988
Career highlights
Peter also appeared as Lucas in Mr Turner (2014).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Paul Kasey (Footman) 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.

Michelle Gomez (Missy) Born Nov 23 1966
Doctor Who credits
Played: Missy in Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014, uncredited), The Caretaker (2014, uncredited), Flatline (2014), In the Forest of the Night (2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), Extremis (2017), The Lie of the Land (2017), Empress of Mars (2017), The Eaters of Light (2017), World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2017)
Career highlights
Michelle made her debut in the 1989 TV movie First and Last, followed by roles in The Acid House (1998), Taggart (1992/99), Highlander: The Raven (1999), The Escort (1999), Offending Angels (2000), Rebus (2001), My Family (2002), Manchild (2003), Murder in Suburbia (2005), Carrie & Barry (2004-05), Feel the Force (2006, which she also sang the theme tune for), Oliver Twist (2007), Bad Education (2012-13), Psychobitches (2013-14), The Brink (2015) and Gotham (2015). She also played Janice McCann in The Book Group (2002-03) and Sue White in Green Wing (2004-06).
Facts
Michelle has been married to fellow actor Jack Davenport since 2000.

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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).

Ben Wheatley (director) Born 1972
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Deep Breath, Into the Dalek (both 2014)
Career highlights
Ben's first directorial credit was on Modern Toss (2008), after which he worked on The Wrong Door (2008), Steve Coogan: The Inside Story (2009), Ideal (2009-10), Kill List (2011), Sightseers (2012), The ABCs of Death (2012), A Field in England (2013), High-Rise (2015) and Free Fire (2016). Ben is also a writer, and penned material for Time Trumpet (2006) and The Wrong Door, as well as films such as Kill List and A Field in England.
Facts
Ben also directed the music video for The Editors' single Formaldehyde (2013). Here's his Twitter feed, and the blog he runs with his wife, Amy Jump.

Nikki Wilson (producer)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008)
Produced: The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The Waters of Mars (2009), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014), Robot of Sherwood (2014), The Caretaker (2014), Flatline (2014), Sleep No More (2015), Face the Raven (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Executive producer: The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010)
Career highlights
Nikki's other credits include script editing duties on Mind Games (2001), Trial and Retribution (1999-2000), The Bill (2003) and New Street Law (2006), while she performed producing duties on New Street Law (2007), Upstairs, Downstairs (2010), Casualty (2011-13) and Wizards vs Aliens (2014).
Facts
In 2009 Nikki changed her screen name from Nikki Smith to Nikki Wilson.

Derek Ritchie (script editor) Born 1978
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Time of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (2014), The Caretaker (2014). Derek also script edited the 50th anniversary sketch The Five(ish) Doctors (Reboot) (2013)
Produced: The Doctor's Meditation, Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived (all 2015). He also produced Strax's cinema introduction for Deep Breath (2014)
Career highlights
Derek first worked as a locations assistant on The Book Group (2003), and has also edited script for Wizards vs Aliens (2012-13). He also produced that series in 2014. As an assistant director he has worked on The Planman (2003), AfterLife (2003), Shoebox Zoo (2004), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Still Game (2002-07), Identity (2010), Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds (2011), Becoming Human (2011) and Being Human (2008-12).

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