Friday, February 12, 2016

Time Heist

Clara (Jenna Coleman) is chased by
the Teller (Ross Mullan)
One episode (Time Heist)
First broadcast Sep 20 2014
Average audience for story: 6.99m + 1.19m iPlayer = 8.18m

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.

Keeley Hawes (Miss Delphox/ Madame Karabraxos) Born Feb 10 1976
Career highlights
Keeley (born Claire) made her debut in Forever Green (1989), followed by roles in Tricky Business (1989), Troublemakers (1990), Karaoke (1996), Cold Lazarus (1996), The Beggar Bride (1997), Our Mutual Friend (1998), The Avengers (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), A is for Acid (2002), Tipping the Velvet (2002), The Murdoch Mysteries (2004), The Best Man (2006), The Vicar of Dibley (2006/07), The Bank Job (2008), Identity (2010), The Lady Vanishes (2013), The Tunnel (2013), Line of Duty (2014), The Casual Vacancy (2015), High-Rise (2016) and The Hollow Crown (2016). Recurring roles include Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002-04), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008-10) and Lady Agnes Holland in Upstairs, Downstairs (2010-12). She has also been the voice of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider video games since 2006.
Facts
Keeley can be spotted in the music videos for the Lightning Seeds' Marvellous (1994), Suede's Saturday Night (1996), the Mutton Birds' Come Around (1996) and James's She's a Star (1997). Since 2004 she has been married to her Spooks co-star, actor Matthew Macfadyen, but her first husband was cartoonist Spencer McCallum, whom she left after only five months of marriage to be with Macfadyen. In the 1990s she worked as a model, having been spotted on Oxford Street in London by a talent scout. Here she is on Twitter.

Jonathan Bailey (Psi) Born Apr 25 1988
Career highlights
Jonathan debuted in Bramwell at the age of nine, before appearing in Bright Hair (1997), Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998), Baddiel's Syndrome (2001), Five Children and It (2004), Doctors (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), St Trinian's (2007), Fresh! (2008), Off the Hook (2009), Campus (2011), Me and Mrs Jones (2012), Testament of Youth (2014) and Crashing (2016). He has also enjoyed a handful of regular roles, including Tom in 26 episodes of Groove High (2012), Leonardo Da Vinci in 26 episodes of Leonardo (2011-12), Olly Stevens in 16 episodes of Broadchurch (2013-15) and Jack Patterson in W1A (2014-15).
Facts
His girlfriend is actor Flora Spencer-Longhurst, his co-star in Leonardo. Here's Jonathan on Twitter.

Pippa Bennett-Warner (Saibra) Born Jul 23 1988
Career highlights
Debuted in Holby City (2002), followed by Lenny Henry In Pieces (2003), Come Fly With Me (2010-11), Lewis (2011/12), Southcliffe (2013), Death in Paradise (2014), The Smoke (2014), The Trials of Jimmy Rose (2015) and River (2015).
Facts
Here's Pippa on Twitter.

Trevor Sellers (Mr Porrima)
Career highlights
Trevor's debut role was Rick Harris in Gems (1985), followed by parts in William Tell (1989), Brush Strokes (1990-91), The Piglet Files (1992), May to December (1994), 99-1 (1995), A Touch of Frost (1999), Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), Endgame (2009), Merlin (2008/10) and The Bastard Executioner (2015).

Ross Mullan (The Teller) Born Jan 5 1967
Doctor Who credits
Played: Silent in The Time of the Doctor (2013)
Played: The Teller in Time Heist (2014)
Played: Wraith in Hell Bent (2015)
Career highlights
Canadian Ross, who is 6ft 4in, debuted in the 2002 short film Blow Job, followed by work in Clash of the Titans (2010), When the Lights Went Out (2012), Bloody Cuts (2014-15), Howl (2015) and Il Sonnambulo (2016). He also played a White Walker in Game of Thrones (2012-14), and is the puppeteer and voice of Neville in 77 episodes of Bear Behaving Badly (2007-10) and the Numbertaker in Numberjacks (2008-09).
Facts
Here's Ross on Twitter.

Mark Ebulue (Guard)
Career highlights
Debuted in Julius Caesar (2012), then Casualty (2013), Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016) and Dark Ascension (2016).
Facts
Here's Mark on Twitter.

Junior Laniyan (Suited customer)
Career highlights
Other work includes Prime Suspect 2 (1992), The Demon Headmaster (1996), Family Affairs (1999-2001), 28 Days Later (2002), Holby City (2002-03), Coronation Street (2005), Doctors (2002/06) and Kill Kill Faster faster (2008).
Facts
Junior is founder of the London Tap Jam and is also a choreographer, having been a consultant on the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Here's his Twitter account.

CREW

Steve Thompson (writer) Born 1967
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Curse of the Black Spot (2011), Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013), Time Heist (2014)
Career highlights
Steve's screen writing career began with a stint on Doctors in 2005, followed by work for The Whistleblowers (2007), Mutual Friends (2008), Silk (2011), Upstairs, Downstairs (2012), Sinbad (2012) and Sherlock (2010-14).

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).

Douglas Mackinnon (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky (2008), The Power of Three (2012), Cold War (2013), Listen (2014), Time Heist (2014), Flatline (2014), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Career highlights
Douglas started out as a director on London's Burning in the early 1990s, then worked on The Bill (1994-95), Thief Takers (1996), The Grand (1997), Gentlemen's Relish (2001), Nice Guy Eddie (2001-02), Murder in Suburbia (2004), The Last Detective (2003/07), Jekyll (2007), Robin Hood (2009), Silent Witness (2004/13), Line of Duty (2012/14), Outlander (2015) and Sherlock (2016). He also wrote and directed the short Sealladh (1992) and Calum Dongle (2011).
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Peter Bennett (producer)
Doctor Who credits
First assistant director: Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways (2005), Attack of the Graske (2005), Tooth and Claw (2006), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), The Idiot's Lantern (2006), Fear Her (2006), Torchwood: Everything Changes (2006), Torchwood: Day One (2006), The Runaway Bride (2006), Daleks in Manhattan/ Evolution of the Daleks (2007), The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords (2007), Voyage of the Damned (2007), The End of Time (2009-10)
Production manager: The Doctor's Daughter (2008), Midnight (2008), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008)
Produced: Torchwood: Children of Earth (Days 1-5) (2009), The Beast Below (2010), Victory of the Daleks (2010), The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), Listen (2014), Time Heist (2014), Kill the Moon (2014), Mummy on the Orient Express (2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015), Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (2015)
Career highlights
Peter has been working in television and film since debuting as an assistant director on The Awakening of Emily in 1976. He also performed AD duties on Orca (1977), International Velvet (1978), Moonraker (1979), Hart to Hart (1983), Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), Ladyhawke (1985), A View to a Kill (1985), Inspector Morse (1987), Forever Green (1992), Minder (1991-94), Wycliffe (1995), Pie in the Sky (1995-97), The Avengers (1998), The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Sea of Souls (2004), Alexander (2004), Honest (2008) and Sherlock (2012). Other roles include directing the 1997 series Brigitte and Friends (a chat show vehicle for Brigitte Nielsen), being production unit manager on For Your Eyes Only (1981), Mrs Caldicott's Cabbage War (2002) and Casualty (2013), and location manager for The Watcher in the Woods (1980), The Dogs of War (1980), Octopussy (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Hostage (1992). Peter's other producing duties include Wizards vs Aliens (2013).

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.

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.

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