Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Robot of Sherwood

Robin Hood (Tom Riley) is just as real
as the Doctor is...
One episode (Robot of Sherwood)
First broadcast Sep 6 2014
Average audience for story: 7.28m + 1.38m iPlayer = 8.66m

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.

Tom Riley (Robin Hood) Born Apr 5 1981
Career highlights
Tom's first screen credit was A Few Days in September (2006), followed by Casualty 1906/07 (2006-08), I Want Candy (2007), Lewis (2008), Lost in Austen (2008), Happy Ever Afters (2009), St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010), Bedlam (2011), Inside No.9 (2015), Kill Your Friends (2015) and Starfish (2016). He also played Lawrence Shepherd in Monroe (2011-12) and Leonardo Da Vinci in Da Vinci's Demons (2013-15, which he also co-produced).
Awards
2014: BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Actor (Da Vinci's Demons)
Facts
Here's Tom on Twitter.

Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Quayle) Born Jan 19 1957
Doctor Who credits
Played: Mr Garrett in Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006)
Played: Quayle in Robot of Sherwood (2014)
Career highlights
Roger's earliest screen credit is in the sitcom The Young Ones (1982), followed by The Nation's Health (1983), Brazil (1985), Dreamchild (1985), Prospects (1986), Haunted Honeymoon (1986), Jack the Ripper (1988), Grange Hill (1990), Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990), King Ralph (1991), Shadowlands (1993), The Madness of King George (1994), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Ivanhoe (1997), Merlin (1998), A Knight's Tale (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Color of Magic (2008), The Tudors (2009), The Musketeers (2014), Grace of Monaco (2014), Mr Turner (2014), Coronation Street (2014-15), The Lobster (2015) and Father Brown (2016). He also regularly plays Mace Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2014-16).
Facts
Roger was a singer with the English National Opera between 1979-81. In 2003 he graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of East London, and in 2015 was awarded a PhD in creative and critical writing by the University of East Anglia. Here he is on Twitter.

Sabrina Bartlett (Quayle's ward [Marian])
Career highlights
Debuted in Suspects (2014), then The Passing Bells (2014), Poldark (2015) and Da Vinci's Demons (2015).
Facts
Here she is on Twitter.

Ben Miller (Sheriff of Nottingham) Born Feb 24 1966
Career highlights
Actor and comedian Ben debuted in Murder Most Horrid in 1991, after which he appeared in French and Saunders (1993), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), Paul Merton: The Series (1993), Casualty (1995), Sardines (1995), Plunkett and Macleane (1999), Cinderella (2000), The Blind Date (2000), The Parole Officer (2001), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), The Book Group (2002), Johnny English (2003), Doc Martin (2004/05), Popetown (2006), Saxondale (2006), Razzle Dazzle (2007), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Episodes (2011), This is Jinsy (2014), The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (2014), Horrible Histories (2015), Asylum (2015), Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015), Ballot Monkeys (2015) and I Want My Wife Back (2016). Ben has also had a number of recurring roles: various characters in The Armstrong and Miller Show (1997-2001 & 2007-10, which he also wrote for and produced), Howard Steel in The Worst Week of My Life (2004-06), Jonathan Pope in Moving Wallpaper (2008-09), James Lester in Primeval (2007-11) and Richard Poole in Death in Paradise (2011-14). He also directed and script edited Saxondale.
Awards
2010: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (The Armstrong and Miller Show)
Facts
Ben's longtime comedy partner is Alexander Armstrong (aka the voice of Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as having a role in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)). Since 2007 he has been the voice of Monkey in TV adverts for PG Tips. Ben's first wife was actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson, perhaps best known as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners (2008-10) and its two film spin-offs. His second wife Jessica Parker is the daughter of musician Alan Parker (who played the guitar riff on David Bowie's Rebel Rebel). Ben abandoned a PhD in solid state physics at Cambridge University in 1992 (his thesis was on novel quantum effects in quasi-zero dimensional mesoscopic electrical systems!). In the late 1980s he dated actress Rachel Weisz. Here's Ben on Twitter.

Ian Hallard (Alan-a-Dale) Born Nov 9 1974
Doctor Who credits
Played: Richard Martin in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Played: Alan-a-Dale in Robot of Sherwood (2014)
Career highlights
Ian's first screen acting credit was actually an appearance in the specially-filmed extra Global Conspiracy? on the 2004 DVD for The Green Death (written by and starring Mark Gatiss). Further work includes Agatha Christie's Marple (2006), Ideal (2006), Suburban Shootout (2006), Where the Heart Is (2005-06, as the barman), The Worst Journey in the World (2007, written by and starring Mark Gatiss), Crooked House (2008, written by and starring Mark Gatiss), The First Men in the Moon (2010, written by and starring Mark Gatiss), Hustle (2011), Sherlock (2012, starring Mark Gatiss), Agatha Christie's Poirot (2010/13, written by Mark Gatiss), Doctors (2011/13/15) and The Dark Room (2015). Ian also worked as a script associate on Agatha Christie's Poirot (2008-10) and co-wrote the screenplay for The Big Four in 2013 (withy Mark Gatiss).
Facts
Ian's husband is actor and prolific Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss. Here's Ian on Twitter.

Trevor Cooper (Friar Tuck) Born Sep 21 1953
Doctor Who credits
Played: Takis in Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Played: Friar Tuck in Robot of Sherwood (2014)
Career highlights
Trevor's CV begins with Fatal Spring (1980), then Baal (1982), Moonlighting (1982), Terry and June (1985), Mr Pye (1986), The Singing Detective (1986), Star Cops (1987), London's Burning (1988), Mother Love (1989), Kinsey (1991), Love Hurts (1992), Wuthering Heights (1992), Framed (1992), Gallowglass (1993), KYTV (1993), Ivanhoe (1997), Underworld (1997), Duck Patrol (1998), Gangs of New York (2002), Trevor's World of Sport (2003), Vanity Fair (2004), Chromophobia (2005), Stan (2006), The Ruby in the Smoke (2006), Murphy's Law (2007), George Gently (2009), Spooks (2010), Vikings (2013), Wizards vs Aliens (2014) and The Wrong Mans (2014).
Facts
Trevor originally studied law and graduated with a Masters degree, after which he lectured in law for two years before going into acting. Here he is, on Twitter!
In 2017 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Trevor here.

Rusty Goffe (Little John) Born Oct 30 1948
Career highlights
Rusty made his TV debut in The Dave Allen Show in 1968, after which he appeared in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, as an Oompa-Loompa), Crackerjack (1972), Look and Read: The King's Dragon (1977), Star Wars (1977, as a Jawa), Hazell (1978), 3-2-1 (1978), The Little and Large Show (1978), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), The Paul Squire Show (1981), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1982), Are You Being Served? (1981/83), 'Allo 'Allo (1985), Willow (1988), Through the Dragon's Eye (1989), The Brian Conley Show (1994), The League of Gentlemen (2000/02), Dwarves in Showbiz (2002), Cold Feet (2003), Mirrormask (2005), Fred Claus (2007), Bear Behaving Badly (2009), Borgia (2014) and Spidarlings (2015). He has also appeared in four Harry Potter films as a goblin (2001-11) and played Goober the purple gremlin butler in 20 episodes of Stupid! (2004-05). Between 1995-99 he was also the presenter on L!ve TV's Britain's Bounciest Weather, jumping up and down on a trampoline as he forecast the weather for the weekend.
Facts
In 2007, 4ft 2in Rusty played the lead role in the short film A Kitten for Hitler, directed by Ken Russell, which was made with the intention of being as universally offensive as possible (Rusty plays a Jewish boy with a swastika-shaped birthmark on his stomach who is killed by Hitler, and his skin used to make a bedside lampshade. After the war the lampshade is returned to the boy's mother as a memento. When she touches it, the lamp lights up and the swastika transforms into a Star of David. Do you think it's offensive enough?). In 1997 Rusty appeared in the video for Monaco's Top 20 single What Do You Want from Me?, and in 1999 played an alien in the video for Geri Halliwell's chart-topping Lift Me Up. Here he is on Twitter.

Joseph Kennedy (Will Scarlet) Born 1981
Career highlights
Joseph debuted in the title role in the TV movie Bobby Moore (2006), after which he found work in Midsomer Murders (2006), Where the Heart Is (2006), Housewife, 49 (2006), Robin Hood (2007), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Women in Love (2011), The Grind (2012), Rev (2014) and Gozo (2015).
Facts
Joseph was once the lead singer of indie band Captive State.

Adam Jones (Walter)
Career highlights
Adam's other work includes Les Miserables (2012) and playing Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the Olympics Opening Ceremony in London in 2012. He has also performed in many stage musicals, often for Cameron Mackintosh.

David Benson (Herald) Born Jan 11 1962
Career highlights
David's other screen acting credits include Goodnight Sweetheart (1998-99, playing Noel Coward), Little Britain (2005) and Cirque du Mort (2010).
Facts
At the age of 13, David was the winner of a Jackanory Young Writers competition when he wrote The Rag and Bone Man, which was read on the programme by Carry On star Kenneth Williams (the tapes have since been wiped, but luckily David managed to record the audio!). As an adult David toured with the one-man show Think No Evil of Us: My Life with Kenneth Williams (1996). David is something of an authority on both Williams and Coward. Here's David on Twitter.

David Langham (Guard) Born Jul 24 1970
Career highlights
David's other work includes White Teeth (2002), Keen Eddie (2004) and Banana (2015).
Facts
David on Twitter.

Tim Baggaley (Knight) Born 1965
Career highlights
Tim has also appeared in Strange (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), I'm Spazticus (2012) and Ibiza Undead (2016).
Facts
In 2001 Tim was in a serious motorbike accident and his left collarbone was shattered, and his left arm had to be amputated. In 2003 he became the first patient in the world to have an artificial clavicle made of metal fitted. He now uses a prosthetic arm. Tim has always been active, being an avid sportsman and ballroom dancer, as well as a graphic artist.

Richard Elfyn (Voice of the knights) Born 1961
Career highlights
Debuted on screen in Moonacre (1994), followed by Satellite City (1996), Hafod Haidd (1998-99), The Dark (2005), The Story of Tracy Beaker (2005), Belonging (2006), The History of Mr Polly (2007), Young Dracula (2008), Alys (2012), Emmerdale (2013), Stella (2013-15) and Hinterland (2015). Richard also provided the Welsh language voiceovers for children's series such as Spongebob Squarepants, Ben 10 and Fireman Sam.

CREW

Mark Gatiss (writer) Born Oct 17 1966
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Unquiet Dead (2005), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Victory of the Daleks (2010), Night Terrors (2011), Cold War (2013), The Crimson Horror (2013), Robot of Sherwood (2014), Sleep No More (2015)
Played: Professor Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment (2007)
Played: Voice of Danny Boy in Victory of the Daleks (2010, uncredited)
Played: Gantok in The Wedding of River Song (2011, as Rondo Haxton)
Career highlights
The frighteningly prolific and multi-talented Mark began his acting career in Harry (1993), after which he appeared in The Dwelling Place (1994), In the Red (1998), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), Barbara (2000), Spaced (2001), Dr Terrible's House of Horrible (2001), Bright Young Things (2003), Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), The Quatermass Experiment (2005), Funland (2005), Starter for 10 (2006), Fear of Fanny (2006), Jekyll (2007), Consenting Adults (2007), Sense and Sensibility (2008), Clone (2008), Crooked House (2008), Psychoville (2009), The First Men in the Moon (2010), The Crimson Petal and the White (2011), Being Human (2012), Horrible Histories (2012), Psychobitches (2013), Mapp & Lucia (2014), Wolf Hall (2015), Games of Thrones (2014-15) and Dad's Army (2016). He also regularly plays Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock (2010-15) and had a recurring role as Glenn Bulb in Nighty Night (2004-05), but will forever be known as a member of the League of Gentlemen comedy team, who had three series between 1999-2002 as well as the film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005).
Mark is also a prolific writer, having written various Doctor Who novels and audio adventures since the 1990s, as well as spin-off video productions such as The Zero Imperative (1994) and Unnatural Selection (1996). For the screen he has written Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2001), The League of Gentlemen (1999-2002), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005), Nighty Night (2004-05), Crooked House (2008), A History of Horror (2010), Agatha Christie's Poirot (2008/10/13), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), The Tractate Middoth (2013) and Sherlock (2010-16). He has also been producer on a number of these productions, and also directed The Tractate Middoth. Mark acted as script editor on the sketch series Little Britain (2003).
Awards
1997: Perrier Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as The League of Gentlemen)
2000: BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Programme or Series (The League of Gentlemen)
2011: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (Sherlock)
Facts
Mark is married to the actor Ian Hallard, who appeared in his Doctor Who story Robot of Sherwood (2014). Along with his fellow League of Gentlemen Mark won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Perrier Award in 1997. In 1999 Mark played a new incarnation of the Doctor in the sketch The Web of Caves, filmed for Doctor Who Night on BBC2 (this can be seen either here, or on the Doctor Who: The Beginning DVD collection - you may recognise the alien in it too!). He has also used the pseudonym Sam Kisgart when writing for Doctor Who Magazine, and when playing the Master in the Big Finish audio Sympathy for the Devil (2003) and for his cameo in Psychoville (it's an anagram of his name). Mark has also published a trilogy of books featuring the detective Lucifer Box - The Vesuvius Club (2004), The Devil in Amber (2006) and Black Butterfly (2008). Mark is on Twitter.

Paul Murphy (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Robot of Sherwood (2014), The Caretaker (2014)
Career highlights
Paul has also directed episodes of Grange Hill (2003-05), Trexx and Flipside (2008), The Case (2011), Waterloo Road (2012), Trollied (2012-13), Wizards vs Aliens (2013), Hollyoaks (2014), Casualty (2006-14, which he has also produced) and Death in Paradise (2015).

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.

David P Davis (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: 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, The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, The Husbands of River Song (2014-15)
Career highlights
David has also edited scripts for Merlin (2010) and Casualty (2011-14), as well as being a researcher on Holby City (2009-10). He wrote an episode of Casualty in 2012.
Facts
Here's David on Twitter.

Richard Cookson (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Night of the Doctor (2013), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Last Day (2013), Robot of Sherwood (2014), Time Heist (2014), Flatline (2014)
Wrote: Strax's cinema introduction to The Day of the Doctor (2013, uncredited)
Career highlights
Richard's earliest script doctoring duties were on Criminal Justice (2009), then Survivors (2010), Five Daughters (2010), The Fades (2011), Ripper Street (2012-13) and Peaky Blinders (2013). He has also worked as a production assistant on The Curse of Steptoe (2008), Hughie Green, Most Sincerely (2008), Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008) and Consuming Passion (2008). In 2015 he also directed and produced an episode of current affairs show Panorama dealing with the tobacco industry.
Facts
Between 2012-13 Richard was also responsible for all of Doctor Who's spin-off fictional content through BBC Books, Penguin Books, IDW Comics, Immediate Media, Big Finish and Audio Go. In 2013, Richard became Head of Development for Lovely Day Productions, which makes programmes such as Grantchester and The Daltons.

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