Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Into the Dalek

A Dalek was the location for the
Twelfth Doctor's first encounter with them
One episode (Into the Dalek)
First broadcast Aug 30 2014
Average audience for story: 7.29m + 0.85m iPlayer = 8.14m

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.

Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink) Born 1982
Doctor Who credits
Played: Danny Pink in Into the Dalek, Listen, Time Heist (uncredited), The Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, Last Christmas (all 2014)
Career highlights
Samuel made his debut in Doctors (2003), then Sons, Daughters and Lovers (2004), Hex (2004), Totally Frank (2005-06), The History Boys (2006), Highlight (2009), Gavin & Stacey (2007/09), DCI Banks (2011), Bedlam (2012), Midsomer Murders (2013), Death in Paradise (2014), Pleasure Island (2015), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Witless (2016). He also regularly played Daniel in Trollied (2014-15), but his breakthrough role was Ross Kirk in more than 100 episodes of soap Emmerdale (2007-09).
Facts
Samuel originated the character of Crowther in Alan Bennett's The History Boys when it was on stage at the National Theatre, London, in 2004, directed by Nicholas Hytner, then reprised the role in stage runs in the US, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as the movie adaptation. In 2011 he appeared as Mr Romantic in a series of TV commercials for Carte Noire coffee. Here he is on Twitter.

Zawe Ashton (Journey Blue) Born Jul 21 1984
Career highlights
Zawe debuted at the age of 11 in Game On (1995), then The Demon Headmaster (1996), In Deep (2002), NCS Manhunt (2002), The Bill (2000/08), St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), Sherlock (2010), Misfits (2010), Blitz (2011), Weekender (2011), Case Histories (2011-13), Psychobitches (2013/14), The Devil You Know (2015), Not Safe for Work (2015) and Little Soldier (2016). She also regularly played Vod in Fresh Meat (2011-13). In 2014 she also wrote, directed and produced two short films: Happy Toys and The Place We Go to Hide.
Facts
Zawe's mother is Ugandan and her father British (teacher Paul Ashton, who once worked for Channel 4 educational programming). Her grandfather was Paulo Muwango, President of Uganda briefly in 1980, and Prime Minister of Uganda briefly in 1985. Zawe is also an accomplished playwright and writer of slam poetry. In 2012 Cosmopolitan Magazine awarded her Ultimate Newcomer at their Women of the Year awards. Here she is on Twitter.

Michael Smiley (Colonel Morgan Blue) Born 1963
Career highlights
Belfast-born Michael debuted in Spaced (1999), followed by Burnside (2000), Time Gentlemen Please (2000-02), 15 Storeys High (2002), Murder Prevention (2004), Rose and Maloney (2005), Bleak House (2005), Outpost (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Wrong Door (2008), Wire in the Blood (2008), Burke and Hare (2010), Kill List (2011), Shell (2012), Ripper Street (2013), Utopia (2013), Black Mirror (2013), A Field in England (2013), The World's End (2013), Father Figure (2013), The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014), Glassland (2014), The Hallow (2015), The Lobster (2015), Orthodox (2015) and The Devil Went Down to Islington (2016). He also played Benny Silver in Luther (2010-15).
Facts
In 1993 Michael was a runner-up in the So You Think You're Funny contest at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is married to journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer, and is a good friend (and former flatmate) of actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, both fellow Doctor Who alumni. He is also an accomplished stand-up comedian and playwright. This is his Twitter feed.

Laura Dos Santos (Gretchen) Born 1980
Career highlights
Debuted in Innocent Party (1998), then Fingersmith (2005), Bad Girls (2006), The Bill (2005-06), Wallander (2012) and Doctors (2015).
Facts
Laura got her big break when she was championed by playwright Willy Russell to play Rita in Educating Rita, a role which won her a nomination for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2010.

Ben Crompton (Ross) Born 1974
Career highlights
Ben made his debut in a 1996 episode of the sitcom The Thin Blue Line, after which he secured work in City Central (1998), Les Miserables (1998), Normal Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (1998), Love in the 21st Century (1999), Doomwatch: Winter Angel (1999), 102 Dalmatians (2000), All or Nothing (2002), Sweet Medicine (2003), New Tricks (2005), The Outsiders (2006), Housewife, 49 (2006), Collision (2009), Nativity! (2009), The Sinking of the Laconia (2011), Kill List (2011), Blood (2012), Before I Go to Sleep (2014) and The Great Fire (2014). He has enjoyed several regular roles, including Barney Watson in Clocking Off (2001-03), various parts in Man Stroke Woman (2005-07), Colin in Ideal (2005-11), Keith Prince in Pramface (2012-14) and Eddison Tollett in Game of Thrones (2012-16).
Facts
Ben lives with both Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and wrote about these conditions in a BBC Radio play called Neurotics Anonymous in 2013.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Ben here.

Bradley Ford (Fleming)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Fleming in Into the Dalek, Dark Water (uncredited) (both 2014)
Career highlights
Other work includes 10 Minute Tales (2009), Law and Order UK (2010), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Candle to Water (2012) and Mr Sloane (2014).

Michelle Morris (School secretary)
Career highlights
Further work includes Reform School Girl (1994), Rebel Highway (1994), The Colour of Justice (1999), Bugs (1999), The Knock (2000), Big Kids (2000), Little Howard's Big Question (2011) and Endeavour (2013).

Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mr Armitage in Into the Dalek, The Caretaker, Dark Water (voice only) (all 2014)
Career highlights
Debuted in Jekyll & Hyde (1990), then The Whipping Boy (1994), Sharpe's Mission (1996), Coupling (2000), Barbara (2002), Thunderpants (2002), Paradise Heights (2002), Keen Eddie (2003), The Eustace Bros. (2003), Cheeky (2003), Grease Monkeys (2004), EastEnders (2006), Grange Hill (2007), Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007), The Catherine Tate Show (2006-07), Moving Wallpaper (2009), Lipstikka (2011), Downton Abbey (2013), The Christmas Candle (2013), Our Zoo (2014), The Wrong Mans (2014) and Boy Meets Girl (2015). Regular roles include Eddie Hope in Emmerdale (2003/07) and Alan Walker in You, Me & Them (2013-15).
Facts
Here's Nigel on Twitter.

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.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks) 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!

Barnaby Edwards (Dalek operator) Born 1969
Doctor Who credits
Played: Daleks in Thirty Years in the TARDIS (1993), Dalek (2005), Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), 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), 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)
Career highlights
Barnaby has worked a lot in the world of Doctor Who apart from operating Daleks, including voicing the Krarg commander in the 2003 web series Shada, and providing a number of voices for the Doctor Who Adventure Games (2010-11). Non-Doctor Who work includes The Giblet Boys (2005), Children of Men (2006), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011) and Shadows of a Stranger (2014).
Facts
Barnaby has also been an actor, writer and director for Big Finish Productions since the early days of Doctor Who audios, having directed (among others) Exotron, Doctor Who and the Pirates, Frozen Time and The Chimes of Midnight; he has written stories such as The Bride of Peladon, The wreck of the Titan and The Beast of Orlok. Barnaby is also an exhibited artist, as well as an art history lecturer.
Here he is on Twitter.

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Phil Ford (writer)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), Torchwood: Something Borrowed (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), Dreamland (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Waters of Mars (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (2010-11), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), Into the Dalek (2014)
Produced: The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The 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: The Eternity Trap, The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2008-09)
Career highlights
Phil's earliest screen writing job was on Taggart (1998), followed by Heartbeat (1998), Footballers' Wives (2002), Captain Scarlet (2005), Bad Girls (1999-2006), Waterloo Road (2007) and Wizards vs Aliens (2012-14, which he also co-created and produced).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

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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