Friday, March 11, 2016

The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived

Ashildr (Maisie Williams). Or is it Me?
Two episodes (The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived)
First broadcast Oct 17 to 24 2015
Average audience for story: 6.34m

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.

Maisie Williams (Ashildr/ Me) Born Apr 15 1997
Doctor Who credits
Played: Ashildr/ Me in The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived, Face the Raven, Hell Bent (all 2015)
Career highlights
The role for which Maisie is known around the world for is Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, which she has been playing since 2011, when she was aged 14. Further work includes The Olympic Ticket Scalper (2012), The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012), Heatstroke (2013), Gold (2014), The Falling (2014), Cyberbully (2015), The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2016) and A Storm in the Stars (2016).
Facts
Maisie's first name is really Margaret, but she goes by Maisie after the character in the Perishers comic strip. She also pops up in the music videos for Seafret's Oceans and the Vamps' Rest Your Love (both 2015). Here she is on Twitter.

David Schofield (Odin) Born 1951
Career highlights
Debuted in Z Cars (1972), after which he was found work in The New Avengers (1976), Kids (1979), The Dogs of War (1980), Funny Man (1981), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Icebound in the Antarctic (1983), Studio (1983), Boogie Outlaws (1987), Shadow of the Noose (1989), Jekyll and Hyde (1990), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Correlli (1995), Our Friends in the North (1996), Band of Gold (1995-96), Tangier Cop (1997), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Junk (1999), Gladiator (2000), Chunky Monkey (2001), The Musketeer (2001), From Hell (2001), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Blue Murder (2003-04), Beethoven (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Goldplated (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Valkyrie (2008), Merlin (2009), The Wolfman (2010), F (2010, which he also executive produced), The Shadow Line (2011), Land Girls (2011), Shameless (2013), The Great Fire (2014) and Father Brown (2016). He also played Piero Da Vinci in Da Vinci's Demons (2013-15).
Facts
David was hastily cast as Odin after the original actor hired for the part - Brian Blessed - suffered a heart attack in January 2015.

Simon Lipkin (Nollarr) Born 1986
Career highlights
Other work includes The Bill (2009), Casualty (2009) and Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? (2014).
Facts
Simon's mum worked in TV production, and claims to be the one to blame for the Sex Pistols swearing live on TV in 1976 when she was in the control box and fed the questions through to host Bill Grundy. In 2011, Simon stripped off for Gay Times magazine. Here's Simon on Twitter.

Ian Conningham (Chuckles) Born Oct 17 19??
Career highlights
Ian debuted in Millions (2004), then took roles in The Courtroom (2004), Casualty 1909 (2009), The Hollow Crown (2012), EastEnders (2012), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Moomins on the Riviera (2014), The Dresser (2015), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2016), Grantchester (2016) and Peaky Blinders (2016).
Facts
Here's Ian on Twitter.

Tom Stourton (Lofty) Born Mar 16 1987
Career highlights
Tom debuted in the Comedy Lab presentation Totally Tom (2011, which he co-wrote with Tom Palmer), and then took roles in Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (2012), Common Ground (2013, one episode of which he also wrote), About Time (2013), Scrotal Recall (2014), Up the Women (2015), Count Arthur Strong (2015), Horrible Histories (2015), Crackanory (2015) and Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2016). He also played Dan in Siblings (2014-16), and provides the voice of Duncan in Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (2014-15).
Facts
He is one half of comedy duo Totally Tom, alongside Tom Palmer (who appeared in Doctor Who story Human Nature in 2007). Tom is the son of BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton.

Alastair Parker (Limpy)
Career highlights
Debuted in the short Hell for Leather (1998), then The Merchant of Venice (2001), Crossroads (2001), White Teeth (2002), An Audience with Harry Hill (2004) and Sinchronicity (2006). He is also a prolific voice artist for video games, such as the Fable and Dragon Age franchises.
Awards
2004: Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (as part of the Chorus of Jerry Springer - The Musical)

Murray McArthur (Hasten) Born May 4 1966
Career highlights
Murray debuted in EastEnders (1994), and has since appeared in Stanley's Dragon (1994), The Famous Five (1995), Black Hearts in Battersea (1995), Tales from the Crypt (1996), Human Bomb (1998), Burnside (2000), Endgame (2001), Ella and the Mothers (2002), Finding Neverland (2004), Keeping Mum (2005), Commercial Breakdown (2006), The Last Legion (2007), Summerhill (2008), John Adams (2008), A Congregation of Ghosts (2009), Game of Thrones (2015) and Barbarians Rising (2016).

Barnaby Kay (Heidi) Born 1967
Career highlights
Barnaby made his screen debut in Minder (1994), followed by roles in The Vet (1995), Ghostbusters of East Finchley (1995), Cracker (1996), The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), Croupier (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Eisenstein (2000), The Bill (2000), Prime Suspect 6 (2003), The Fixer (2008), Wuthering Heights (2009), Without You (2011), Dead Boss (2012), Frankie (2013), New Tricks (2013-14), One Child (2014) and Wallander (2012/15).
Facts
Barnaby's father was actor Richard Kay, who tragically died in a road accident in 1985. Richard's wife, and Barnaby's mother, was Venetia Maxwell. Barnaby is married to actor Nicola Walker (best known for playing Ruth Evershed in Spooks, and Big Finish audio companion Lev Chenka). The couple have a son together called Harry, named after the character of Harry Pearce in Spooks.

Rufus Hound (Sam Swift) Born Mar 6 1979
Career highlights
Born Robert Simpson, Rufus made his screen acting debut in Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), followed by parts in The Wedding Video (2012), Cucumber (2015) and Scottish Mussel (2015). He is also known as a comedian and TV presenter, and in this capacity has appeared in Destination 3 (2005), Top of the Pops (2005-06), The Pyramid Game (2007), Would I Lie to You? (2010), Argumental (2008-10), What Do Kids Know? (2010), Hounded (2010), Celebrity Juice (2008-12), Mad Mad World (2012), The Xtra Factor (2009-12), Tofu (2015), Countdown (2015) and Too Much TV (2016). He also appeared on the sofa next to Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor (2013).
Facts
In 2014, Rufus stood in the European Parliament elections in the London constituency, representing the National Health Action Party. He came ninth, attracting just 1.06% of the ballot. Here's Rufus on Twitter.

Elisabeth Hopper (Lucie Fanshawe) Born 1988
Career highlights
Debuted in Scattered (2013), then Black Mirror (2013), Doctors (2013), The Smoke (2014), Cuckoo (2014), Home Fires (2015), Drifters (2015) and Endeavour (2016).
Facts
Here's Elisabeth on Twitter.

John Voce (Mr Fanshawe) Born Jan 7 1963
Career highlights
Debuted in My Parents are Aliens (2001), then Happy Hour (2001), Crush (2001), Penelope (2006), Primeval (2007), Clone (2008), Miranda (2010), Scoop (2011), Way To Go (2013), The Great Train Robbery (2013), Utopia (2014), Art Party (2014), Dough (2015), The Kennedys (2015) and Downton Abbey (2012/15). He also provides voices for video games, including the Assassins Creed franchise.
Facts
Here's John on Twitter.

Struan Rodger (Clayton) Born Sep 18 1946
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of the Face of Boe in New Earth (2006), Gridlock (2007)
Played: Clayton in The Woman Who Lived (2015)
Career highlights
Struan's CV stretches right back to Hobson's Choice in 1967, after which he appeared in The Regiment (1972), Look and Read: Joe and the Sheep Rustlers (1973), Warship (1974), Les Miserables (1978), Return of the Saint (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981), Boys from the Blackstuff (1984), Cover Her face (1985), The Detective (1985), Edge of Darkness (1985), Yesterday's Dreams (1987), Imaginary Friends (1987), Game, Set and Match (1988), Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990), Afraid of the Dark (1991), Spender (1993), Prime Suspect 3 (1993), Chandler and Co (1994), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Madness of King George (1994), Richard II (1997), Young Adam (2003), Sea of Souls (2004), Stardust (2007), Moses Jones (2009), The Thick of It (2009), Kill List (2011), Endeavour (2014), Prey (2014), Grantchester (2014) and Game of Thrones (2014-15, as the voice of the Three-Eyed Raven).

Gruffudd Glyn (Pikeman Lloyd Llewelyn) Born 1990
Career highlights
Debuted in Thor: The Dark World (2013), followed by Hinterland (2013), Stella (2014), The Theory of Everything (2014), Lewis (2014), Poldark (2015) and The Martian (2015).
Facts
Here's Gruffudd on Twitter.

Reuben Johnson (Pikeman William Stout)
Career highlights
Debuted in Weekender (2011), then Prisoners' Wives (2012), Casualty (2013), Territory (2014, which he also wrote and directed), Doctors (2015) and The Aliens (2016).
Facts
Reuben, who is also a playwright, is a founder of the production company Fiddy West. Here he is on Twitter.

Ariyon Bakare (Leandro) Born 1971*
Career highlights
Ariyon made his screen debut in Supply & Demand (1997), followed by roles in The Secret Laughter of Women (1999), Family Affairs (2000-01), Shoot the Messenger (2006), A Touch of Frost (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), Silk (2011), Full Firearms (2012), Dancing on the Edge (2013), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015), Tyrant (2015), Thirteen (2016), New Blood (2016) and Death in Paradise (2016). He also played Dr Ben Kwarme in more than 600 episodes of BBC daytime soap Doctors (2001-05). He also wrote and directed several episodes of Doctors between 2004 and 2007.
Facts
*Here's Ariyon on Twitter (his handle is @ariyon69, hinting at a birth year of 1969, but 1971 is more commonly reported).

Gareth Berliner (Coachman) Born 1972
Career highlights
Gareth's other acting work includes Coronation Street (2014-15) and The Bastard Executioner (2015), but he is best known as a comedian.
Facts
Gareth is married to Australian actress Kiruna Stamell, who suffers from a rare form of dwarfism called acromeseomerlic dysplasia and is 3ft 6in tall. Gareth himself suffers from osteoporosis as well as Crohn's Disease, which means he is unable to absorb nutrients in food. As a teenager he experienced drastic weight loss and now takes nutritional feed directly into his blood via a tube in his chest. Surgery also considerably shortened his intestines. There's a lovely article here about how he and Kiruna met and fell in love.

Daniel Fearn (Crowd) Born May 9 1977
Career highlights
Daniel's other work includes The Bill (1993/99/2006/08), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1997), Battle of Britain (2000), EastEnders (2001), Soccer AM (2005-07), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2008), Dave Shakespeare (2012), A Young Doctor's Notebook (2013), Call the Midwife (2014), Silk (2014), Peaky Blinders (2014), Ripper Street (2014), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015), The Five (2016), Sherlock (2016) and The Rat Pack (2016).
Facts
You can spot Daniel in the music video for Lily Allen's single Smile (2006). Here's his Twitter feed.

Karen Seacombe (Crowd)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sandra in The Lodger (2010)
Played: Crowd in The Woman Who Lived (2015)
Career highlights
Debuted in Reasons to be Cheerful (1981), then Miss Marple (1984), The Tripods (1985), Ping Pong (1987), 15 Storeys High (2002), Little Britain (2003), Magicians (2007), Made in Dagenham (2010) and Friday (2012).

John Hales (Hangman) Born Apr 1970
Career highlights
Other acting work includes Jonathan Creek (1998), One Foot in the Grave (2000), Office Gossip (2001) and Coming Home (2016). John also works behind the cameras and has written episodes of Doctors (2004-05) and Freak of Nurture (2015, which he also directed).
Facts
John runs his own production company, July 14, named after the day following the first of two heart attacks he suffered in 2012.

Will Brown (Voice of the Knightmare)
This is Will's only screen work. There is an actor called Will Brown working in theatre, but I have not ascertained that it is the same man.

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Jamie Mathieson (writer, The Girl Who Died)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Mummy on the Orient Express (2014), Flatline (2014), The Girl Who Died (2015), Oxygen (2017)
Career highlights
Jamie's other screenwriting credits include Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009), Becoming Human (2011), Dirk Gently (2012), Being Human (2010-13) and Tripped (2015).
Facts
Jamie is a former stand-up comedian who spoke to the Doctor Who production team in 2004 about writing for the series, but did not get a script successfully commissioned for another decade. Here he is on Twitter.
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Jamie, as well as Toby Whithouse, here.

Steven Moffat (writer, The Girl Who Died) 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).

Catherine Tregenna (writer, The Woman Who Lived)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Torchwood: Out of Time (2006), Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness (2007), Torchwood: Meat (2008), Torchwood: Adam (2008), The Woman Who Lived (2015)
Career highlights
Catherine started out as an actress, working on I Used to Live Here Before I Was Born (1990), Y Mapiwr (1995) and Satellite City (1996), as well as a regular character in Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm, but then moved into writing and worked on The Bench (2002), EastEnders (2003), Casualty (2003-06), Law and Order UK (2009-10), Lewis (2013) and DCI Banks (2014).

Ed Bazalgette (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Doctor's Meditation, The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived (all 2015)
Career highlights
Ed's career began as a dubbing editor on Campion in 1990, as well as Lovejoy (1991), The Long Roads (1993) and Great Moments in Aviation (1994), after which he was credited with editing the fly-on-the-wall series Airport (1996), and then broke into directing with Home Front in the Garden (1998). Further directing work includes Turner: The Man Who Painted Britain (2002), Genghis Khan (2005), Hannibal (2006), EastEnders (2007), Top Gear (2007), Casualty (2011), Holby City (2008-11), Endeavour (2013), DCI Banks (2014), Poldark (2015) and Houdini and Doyle (2016).
Facts
Ed was the lead guitarist with the band The Vapors, who scored a UK number three hit in 1980 with Turning Japanese. His great great grandfather was Sir Joseph Bazalgette, who designed and engineered the London sewer system. His third cousin Sir Peter Bazalgette is a leading figure on the British arts scene, as well as a creative force in the TV production company Endemol, responsible for shows such as Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Here he is on Twitter.

Derek Ritchie (producer) 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).

Nick Lambon (script editor)
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Under the Lake/ Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died/ The Woman Who Lived, Heaven Sent/ Hell Bent (all 2015), The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016)
Career highlights
Nick has also script edited DCI Banks (2012-14) and Wizards vs Aliens (2014), after acting as a story researcher on Holby City (2012).
Facts
In 2006 Nick joined Power Television and helped in the development of programmes such as Crusoe (2008-09) and The Day of the Triffids (2009). He became a script editor for Left Bank Pictures in 2011.

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