Monday, March 14, 2016

The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion

A Zygon, right up close!
Two episodes (The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion)
First broadcast Oct 31 to Nov 7 2015
Average audience for story: 5.90m

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, Bonnie) 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.

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.

Jaye Griffiths (Jac) Born Sep 24 1963
Doctor Who credits
Played: Jac in The Magician's Apprentice (2015), The Zygon Invasion (2015)
Career highlights
Jaye made her credited debut in 1987's A Killing on the Exchange, after which she appeared in Damon and Debbie (1987), Rockcliffe's Babies (1988), Hard Cases (1988), Moon and Son (1992), Drop the Dead Donkey (1993), Peak Practice (1993), Between the Lines (1992-93), Love Hurts (1994), Unfinished Business (1998-99), Care (2000), Rocket Man (2005), Criminal Justice (2008), A Touch of Frost (2010), Skins (2011), Coronation Street (2011), Sherlock (2012), Wizards vs Aliens (2013), EastEnders (2015) and Casualty (2016). She has had a number of regular roles, including Jenny Wendle in Weirdsister College (2001-02), Sally Johnson in more than 70 episodes of The Bill (1991-95/2003), Dr Elizabeth Croft in more than 70 episodes of Doctors (2006) and Janet Mander in Silent Witness (2008-12), but it is for her role as Ros Henderson in Bugs (1995-99) that she may be best remembered. She also presented two children's series, Watch and Storytime.
Facts
In 2013 Jaye appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, and her specialist subject was the life and career of racing driver Ayrton Senna (she came joint second).

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.

Rebecca Front (Colonel Walsh) Born May 16 1964
Career highlights
Rebecca made her debut in Tricky Business (1991), followed by work in Dizzy Heights Hotel (1992), Saturday Zoo (1993), The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (1993), The Day Today (1994), Absolutely Fabulous (1995), Coogan's Run (1995), Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994-95), England, My England (1995), Fist of Fun (1995-96), Never Mind the Horrocks (1996), Have Your Cake and Eat It (1997), Kavanagh QC (1998-99), Jonathan Creek (1999), Stressed Eric (1998-2000), Big Train (2002), Eyes Down (2003), Suzie Gold (2004), Color Me Kubrick (2005), The Catherine Tate Show (2004-06), Love Soup (2008), Just William (2010), Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011), Grandma's House (2010-12), The Spa (2013), Outnumbered (2014), The Wrong Mans (2013-14), Up the Women (2013-15), Humans (2015), War and Peace (2016) and Doctor Thorne (2016). Rebecca has also enjoyed regular roles as Vicky Jackson in Time Gentlemen Please (2000-02), Cathy Cole in Nighty Night (2004-05), Nicola Murray in The Thick of It (2009-12), Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent in Lewis (2006-14), the therapist in Psychobitches (2012-14) and has also narrated The Supervet since 2014. She also wrote material for The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You and Big Train.
Awards
2010: BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role (The Thick of It)
2012: British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress (The Thick of It)
Facts
Rebecca is married to TV producer Phil Clymer, while her brother is television scriptwriter Jeremy Front, and her father is Charles Front, an illustrator who came up with the distinctive lettering for the Beatles' Rubber Soul album in 1965. In 2014 Rebecca, who suffers from claustrophobia, wrote a book of memoirs entitled Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections. Here she is on Twitter.

Cleopatra Dickens (Claudette)
Cleopatra's sister is Sasha Dickens, who also appeared in this story. In 2015 she appeared in a production of Oresteia at the Almeida Theatre, London.

Sasha Dickens (Jemima)
Sasha's sister is Cleopatra Dickens, who also appeared in this story. She is a member of Guildford's Performance Preparation Academy's Children's Dance Academy.

Abhishek Singh (Little boy)
This is his only credit.

Samila Kularatne (Little boy's mum) Born Jul 1977
Samila's only other work is the short film Killing My Girl (2014).

Todd Kramer (Hitchley) Born Apr 7 1972
Career highlights
American Todd made his credited screen debut in Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), followed by parts in Rex-patriates (2004), Pterodactyl (2005), Running Scared (2006), Hannibal Rising (2007), Solomon Kane (2009), Grandpa in My Pocket (2014) and Five-Card Draw (2015).
Facts
Todd also works as an improvisation tutor. Here he is on Twitter.

Karen Mann (Hitchley's mum)
Karen's only other credited screen work is for Episodes (2015), although she has worked extensively in theatre.

Jill Winternitz (Lisa) Born 1988
Career highlights
American Jill's other work includes The Replacement Child (2007), Strays (2011), Mindset: A Grimm Ending (2012), Pleasure Island (2015) and A Street Cat Named Bob (2016).
Facts
Here's Jill on Twitter.

Gretchen Egolf (Norlander) Born Sep 9 1973
Career highlights
American Gretchen debuted in Quiz Show (1994), followed by Cracker (1997), The Talented Mr Ripley (1999), Roswell (2000), Law and Order (2002), The Namesake (2006), Journeyman (2007), Medium (2008), NCIS (2008), Knight Rider (2008), Ghost Whisperer (2009), Blue Bloods (2011), The Good Wife (2011), Made in Jersey (2012), Elementary (2014) and Reckless (2014). She regularly played Amy Dylan in Martial Law (1999-2000) and Kendra Gill in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2009-12).
Facts
Gretchen's brother was the late Tristan Egolf, author and musician, who committed suicide in 2005, aged 33. Gretchen's husband is British installation artist Adam Chodzko, while her mother is painter Paula Egolf.

Nicholas Asbury (Etoine)
Career highlights
Debuted in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1998), then Silent Witness (2002), He Knew He Was Right (2004), The Legend of Dick and Dom (2009), The Inbetweeners (2010), Coronation Street (2011), Shadow Dancer (2012), Sherlock (2014), 37 Days (2014), Da Vinci's Demons (2013-14), Drifters (2014) and Chewing Gum (2015).
Facts
Nick was in the ensemble from the Royal Shakespeare Company who, over the course of two and a half years, performed eight history plays by Shakespeare in repertory, a sequence of productions both critically acclaimed and watched by over 250,000 people. To keep a record of his involvement in this project, Nick wrote a blog which then became the book Exit Pursued by a Badger (2009). Nick's role in Coronation Street was as the vet who had to put down Chesney's beloved dog Schmeichel (for which Nick got some grief in the street!).

Aidan Cook (Zygon)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Mummy in The Rings of Akhaten (2013)
Played: The Crooked Man in Hide (2013)
Played: Cyberman in Nightmare in Silver (2013), The Time of the Doctor (2013)
Played: Zygon in The Day of the Doctor (2013), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Robot in The Husbands of River Song (2015)
Career highlights
Aidan started out as one of the animatronics operators on children's series Fimbles in 2002, for which he also provided voice work. He was also movement director on the 2009 adaptation of The Day of the Triffids, and was the children's acting coach on the 2011 film Horrid Henry. Further acting work includes Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Warrioress (2011), Restless (2012) and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013).

Tom Wilton (Zygon)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Zygon in The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015)
Played: Sandman in Sleep No More (2015)
Career highlights
Tom is also a puppeteer, physical actor and movement director, and worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), as the Luggabeast, droid B-U4D and Sarco Plank.

Jack Parker (Zygon)
Career highlights
Jack is also a puppeteer, physical actor and movement director, having worked on the stage production of War Horse, as well as conducting motion capture performances for Animal Farm (2013) and Jungle Book (2016), and the 2015 videogame Until Dawn.
Facts
Here he is on Twitter.

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Zygons) 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!

CREW

Peter Harness (writer) Born 1976
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: Kill the Moon (2014), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015), The Pyramid at the End of the World (2017)
Career highlights
Peter's writing career kicked off with A View from a Hill (2005), after which he worked on Heist (2008), City of Vice (2008), Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (2008), Case Histories (2011/13), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015, which he also produced) and Wallander (2012/15).
Facts
Here's Peter on Twitter.
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Peter here.

Steven Moffat (writer, The Zygon Inversion) 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).

Daniel Nettheim (director)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: K9: Sirens of Ceres, K9: Dreameaters, K9: Oroborus, K9: Fall of the House of Gryffen (all 2010), The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion (2015), Extremis (2017), The Pyramid at the End of the World (2017)
Career highlights
Australian Daniel made his directing debut with the 1995 shorts The Beat Manifesto and The Third Stroke, after which he found work on Driven Crazy (1998), Angst (2000), Love is a Four-Letter Word (2001), Fat Cow Motel (2003), White Collar Blue (2002-03), Last Man Standing (2005), The Secret Life of Us (2001-05), Headland (2005-06), The Elephant Princess (2008), Raggs (2007-09), All Saints (2007-09), Snake Tales (2009), Rush (2009-10), The Hunter (2011), Mr and Mrs Murder (2013), Whitechapel (2013), Dance Academy (2012-13), Line of Duty (2014), Humans (2015) and Jack Irish (2016).
Facts
Daniel's brother Matt is an on-set feature films stills photographer, while his uncle David Nettheim was an actor, who appeared in the Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World (1967-68). Here's Daniel 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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