Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Dark Water/ Death in Heaven

Missy (Michelle Gomez) tells the
Doctor (Peter Capaldi) who she
really is!
Two episodes (Dark Water, Death in Heaven)
First broadcast Nov 1 to 7 2014
Average audience for story: 7.47m (9.12m with iPlayer)

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.

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.

Chris Addison (Seb) Born Nov 5 1971
Doctor Who credits
Played: Seb in The Caretaker, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (all 2014)
Career highlights
Chris, who is principally a stand-up comedian, got his acting debut in Lab Rats (2008), followed by Apocalypse 2012 (2012), The Look of Love (2013) and Trying Again (2014, which he also created). He will be best known for playing David Blood in Skins (2010-12) and Oliver Reeder alongside Peter Capaldi in The Thick of It (2005-12). As a writer he has worked on Harry Hill's TV Burp (2002), Lab Rats and My Funniest Year (2011), while he has also directed The Thick of It (2012) and nine episodes of Veep (2013-15). Chris was also an executive producer on Trying Again and Veep. Chris also appears on many TV comedy and panel shows, including 8 Out of 10 Cats, What the Dickens?, Argumental, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and QI.
Facts
In 2011-12, Chris took part in a series of TV adverts for Direct Line car insurance alongside fellow Doctor Who alumni Alexander Armstrong. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times, and in 2011 released his own live stand-up DVD. He has also written books: Cautionary Tales for Grown-Ups (2006) and It Wasn't Me: Why Everybody is to Blame and You're Not (2008). Here he is on Twitter.

Sheila Reid (Clara's gran) Born Dec 21 1937
Doctor Who credits
Played: Etta in Vengeance on Varos (1985)
Played: Clara's gran in The Time of the Doctor (2013), Dark Water (2014)
Career highlights
Sheila's earliest TV credit was in Mr Nobody (1960), after which she appeared in The Alphabet Murders (1965), A Flea in Her Ear (1967), Three Sisters (1970), Justice (1973), Moll Flanders (1975), Flickers (1980), Get Lost! (1981), The Home Front (1983), Miracles Take Longer (1984), Brazil (1985), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987), American Friends (1991), Oliver's Travels (1995), Where the Heart Is (1998), Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002), Sea of Souls (2006), Bones (2008), Holby City (2009), Psychoville (2009/11), Psychobitches (2012-13) and Miller's Mountain (2014). Her most memorable role is as mobility scooter driver Madge Harvey in the comedy drama Benidorm (2007-15).

Andrew Leung (Dr Chang)
Career highlights
Andrew's debut came in PhoneShop (2011), followed by Dirk Gently (2012), The List (2013), Lilting (2014) and Containment (2015).

Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) Born Feb 25 1977
Doctor Who credits
Played: Petronella Osgood in The Day of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Zygon Osgood in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Ingrid debuted in the 2005 TV movie Footprints in the Snow, followed by work in Doc Martin (2005), Biffovision (2007), The Gym (2008), Peep Show (2008), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), The Wrong Door (2008), Plus One (2009), The Persuasionists (2010), Material Girl (2010), Lead Balloon (2011) and GameFace (2014). She has also played two characters in The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret (2012/16 - including Yancy McPickles and Vanessa Blojabditz!). Ingrid also had her own comedy sketch series between 2012-13 called Watson & Oliver, co-starring Lorna Watson.
Facts
In 2014 Ingrid took part in a series of TV commercials for Maltesers. Here's Ingrid on Twitter.

Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) Born Jan 14 1965
Doctor Who credits
Played: Kate Stewart in The Power of Three (2012), The Day of the Doctor (2013), Death in Heaven (2014), The Magician's Apprentice (2015), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Career highlights
Jemma (real name Jemima) made her debut in a 1988 episode of Tales of the Unexpected, followed by roles in Dream Demon (1988), All Good Things (1991), Howards End (1992), The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), Mosley (1998), Cry Wolf (2000), Fish (2000), My Family (2002), The Grid (2004), Lassie (2005), Mansfield Park (2007), Unforgiven (2009), Frankie (2013), Dracula (2013-14), The Afghan (2015) and Love and Friendship (2016). She had her greatest screen success playing Dr Eleanor Bramwell in the ITV series Bramwell (1995-2000), and also regularly played Eve Granger in Cold Blood (2007-08).
Facts
Jemma appeared in a TV commercial for Rover cars in 1989. She is from the famous Redgrave dynasty of actors - her grandparents were Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, her father was Corin Redgrave, her aunts Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, and her cousins Joely Richardson and the Natasha Richardson (which makes actor Liam Neeson her brother-in-law). Jemma's brother is film and TV cameraman Luke Redgrave.

Sanjeev Bhaskar (Colonel Ahmed) Born Oct 31 1963
Career highlights
Sanjeev made his TV debut in various roles in The Real McCoy (1991), followed by Porkpie (1995), Captain Butler (1997), We Know Where You Live (1997), Keeping Mum (1998), Jonathan Creek (1998), Notting Hill (1999), Small Potatoes (1999-2001), The Guru (2002), Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee (2005), Chopratown (2005), Love Soup (2008), Mumbai Calling (2007-08), Grandpa in My Pocket (2008), London Boulevard (2010), Outnumbered (2012), The Zero Theorem (2013), Indian Summers (2015), Absolutely Anything (2015) and Unforgotten (2015). However, he will be best remembered for being part of the ensemble for the sketch show Goodness Gracious Me (1998-2014), and playing Sanjeev Kumar in The Kumars at No. 42 (2001-06) and The Kumars (2014). He also played Dr Prem Sharma in The Indian Doctor (2010-13). Sanjeev is also a comedy writer, having worked on Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42 and Mumbai Calling, while he also presented the 2007 series India with Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Awards
2006: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Facts
Sanjeev, who is married to actor Meera Syal (who appeared in the Doctor Who story The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood in 2010) can be seen in the music video for Gareth Gates's Spirit in the Sky (2003, with the Kumars). In 1996, Sanjeev formed the double act The Secret Indians (non-Asian) with college friend (and musician) Nitin Sawhney. Here he is on Twitter.

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.

Joan Blackham (Woman) Born 1946
Career highlights
Joan's earliest screen credit is on The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin in 1977, in which she played Miss Erith, after which she appeared in The Other One (1977), The Goodies (1980), To the Manor Born (1980), Chintz (1981), Take a Letter, Mr Jones (1981), Sweet Sixteen (1983), Brookside (1984), Lytton's Diary (1986), Chocky's Challenge (1986), Home to Roost (1987), On the Up (1990), Lovejoy (1992), Kavanagh QC (1995), Soldier Soldier (1996), The Grand (1997), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Babyfather (2002), Mothers and Daughters (2004), Honest (2008), The Sweeney (2012), Whitechapel (2013), New Tricks (2015), Raised By Wolves (2015) and several roles in Doctors between 2005-15. She also regularly played Lady Vera Everard in Judge John Deed (2003-06).
Facts
Joan is also a special needs supply teacher. Here she is on Twitter.

Antonio Bourouphael (Boy)
This is Antonio's only screen credit to date, although he has also appeared in a TV commercial for Cadbury's Marvellous Creations.
Facts
In 2011, Antonio took part in the World Championships of Modern Dance, and in 2013 won gold in Hungary.

James Pearse (Graham) Born 1950
Career highlights
Other work includes In Defence (2001), The Hutton Inquiry (2003), EastEnders (2003), Rose and Maloney (2004), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2005) and Doctors (2007).
Facts
James has also worked as a London tour guide, a teacher and in the flooring industry.

Shane Keogh-Grenade (Teenage boy)
Career highlights
Also appeared in Sadie J (2011) and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012). He also played young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live in 2012-13. He can also be seen in the music video for Party Animal by Ghetts (2013). In 2012 he won an Amy Winehouse Scholarship.

Katie Bignell (Teenage girl) Born 1999
Career highlights
Katie's other work includes File 25 (2010), What Do Kids Know? (2010), House of Anubis (2011), Ebony Road (2011) and The Door (2011).
Facts
Katie also appeared in the music videos for Mujde's Distorted Pictures (2009) and Regency's The Bones of Ya (2010).

Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman) Born Aug 1974
Career highlights
Colombia-born Jeremiah has also appeared in Nuzzle and Scratch: Frock and Roll (2011) and Pixelface (2012). He played Zak in 54 episodes of children's series ZingZillas (2010-12) and in 2015 landed the role of Tinky Winky in the rebooted Teletubbies. He trained as a TV presenter and has presented for the BBC's Earth YouTube channel.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen) 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!

Nick Frost (Santa Claus) Born Mar 28 1972
Doctor Who credits
Played: Santa Claus in Death in Heaven, Last Christmas (both 2014)
Career highlights
Debuted in Jim's Gift (1996), then Big Train (1998), Black Books (2000/04), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Straight 8 (2004), Kinky Boots (2005), Green Wing (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Wild Child (2008), Paul (2011, which he also wrote), Attack the Block (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The World's End (2013), Cuban Fury (2014), Mr Sloane (2014), Unfinished Business (2015), Syrenia (2015), Galavant (2016) and The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016). He will be best known for playing Mike Watt in the sitcom Spaced (1999-2001), various roles in Man Stroke Woman (2005-07) and Commander Henderson in Hyperdrive (2006-07). Nick was also executive producer on The World's End, Cuban Fury and Mr Sloane.
Facts
Nick is a frequent collaborator with actor Simon Pegg (who appeared in the Doctor Who story The Long Game (2005)). In the 1990s Nick appeared in a TV commercial for Aero. His past jobs include rugby player, Mexican restaurant chef and waiter, and a kibbutz volunteer. Here's Nick on Twitter.

CREW

Steven Moffat (writer) Born Nov 18 1961
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances (2005), The Girl in the Fireplace (2006), Blink (2007), Time Crash (2007), Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (2008), The End of Time Part Two (additional dialogue, uncredited, 2010), The Eleventh Hour (2010), The Beast Below (2010), The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone (2010), The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), A Christmas Carol (2010), The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon (2011), A Good Man Goes to War (2011), Let's Kill Hitler (2011), The Wedding of River Song (2011), The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011), Asylum of the Daleks (2012), The Angels Take Manhattan (2012), The Snowmen (2012), The Bells of Saint John (2013), The Name of the Doctor (2013), The Night of the Doctor (2013), The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013), Deep Breath (2014), Into the Dalek (co-writer, 2014), Listen (2014), Time Heist (co-writer, 2014), The Caretaker (co-writer, 2014), Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), Last Christmas (2014), The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar (2015), The Girl Who Died (co-writer, 2015), The Zygon Inversion (co-writer, 2015), Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (2015), The Husbands of River Song (2015)
As well as being writer of these TV episodes, Steven has also written several of the minisodes and preludes accompanying them, as well as the 1999 Comic Relief special, The Curse of Fatal Death.
Executive producer: The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut/ Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/ The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver, The Name of the Doctor, The Night of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood, Listen, Time Heist, The Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, Last Christmas, The Magician's Apprentice/ The Witch's Familiar, Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent, The Husbands of River Song (2010-15)
As well as being executive producer of these TV episodes, Steven has also produced several of the minisodes, preludes and Adventure Games accompanying them, as well as Doctor Who Confidential (2010-11).
Career highlights
Steven's writing career stretches back to Stay Lucky in 1990, after which he wrote Exam Conditions (1992), 43 episodes of Press Gang (1989-93), Joking Apart (1991/93/95), The Office (1996), Chalk (1997), Murder Most Horrid (1994/96/99), Privates (1999), 34 episodes of Coupling (2000-04), Jekyll (2007), The Adventures of Tintin (2011) and Sherlock (2010-17). He has also acted as producer on Chalk, Coupling, Jekyll, Sherlock and An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). In 2001 he acted as script editor of Office Gossip.
Awards
1991: BAFTA TV Award for Best Children's Programme (Entertainment/ Drama) (Press Gang)
2008: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Doctor Who)
2008: BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Screenwriter (Doctor Who)
2011: BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series (Sherlock)
2012: BAFTA Special Award
2012: BAFTA TV Award for Best Writer (Sherlock)
2014: Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Sherlock)
2015: Officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama
Facts
Steven is married to TV producer Sue Vertue (whose mother is TV producer Beryl Vertue).

Rachel Talalay (director) Born Aug 16 1958
Doctor Who credits
Directed: Dark Water/ Death in Heaven (2014), Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (2015), World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls (2017)
Career highlights
Chicago born Rachel began her career on the production team of productions such as Polyester (1981), Android (1982), The House on Sorority Row (1983), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Black Moon Rising (1986) and Sif and Nancy (1986), then moved into directing on the film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, which she also provided the story for), followed by duties on Ghost in the Machine (1993), Tank Girl (1995), Band of Gold (1997), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000), That's Life (2001), Wolf Lake (2001), Ally McBeal (1999-2002), Unfabulous (2004-05), Whistler (2006), Supernatural (2007), The Dead Zone (2002-07), Greek (2007), Kyle XY (2007), Flash Gordon (2008), Haven (2010), Continuum (2012), South of Hell (2015), The Flash (2016), Legends of Tomorrow (2016), Supergirl (2016) and Sherlock (2017). She has also been a producer on many productions, including A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987) and 4 (1988), Hairspray (1988), The Borrowers (1997) and Touching Evil (2004).
Facts
Rachel is the first American to direct Doctor Who. She is married to film producer Rupert Harvey (Critters, The Blob, Pump Up the Volume). Rachel is also a film professor at the University of British Columbia. Here's Rachel 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).

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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