Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 21 May

The Gunfighters: The O.K. Corral premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:51pm BST, watched by 5.70 million viewers.

Despite the Doctor's efforts, a final showdown between the Clantons, Holliday, Earp and Ringo seems inevitable.

The Empty Child premiered on BBC One in 2005 at 6:29pm BST, watched by 7.11 million viewers.

At the height of the Blitz, Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness.

Doctor Who Confidential is at 7.10pm on BBC3.

Special Effects premiered on BBC Three in 2005 at 7:10pm BST

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Empty Child

Gone are the days wobbly sets- for this 21st-century transformationI of the perennial sci-fi classic, CGI effects have given the Doctor some state-of-the-art aliens to battle.

The Rebel Flesh premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 6:45pm BST, watched by 7.35 million viewers.

Double Trouble premiered on BBC Three in 2011 at 7:30pm BST

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Rebel Flesh

Confidential follows the Doctor inside a mysterious medieval monastery to find out just what is going on with 'The Flesh'.

We discover the truth behind Rory's latest love interest and learn the tricks about filming with doubles.

We find out what it's like to be a guest star on Doctor Who through the eyes of actor Marshall Lancaster and there are interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Sarah Smart, Mark Bonnar and writer Matthew Graham.

Calvin Dean will be 36 - 2 credits, including Ha-Ha in Nightmare in Silver

Calvin Dean was born in Truro, Cornwall. Having been part of the National Youth Theatre between 2001-2005, his break-through came in The Duchess, and was critically acclaimed for his first lead role, as Darren Mullet in Tormented. He has also appeared in shows like Demons, Casualty, and Law & Order UK

Juliet Cowan will be 47 - 7 credits, including Chrissie Jackson in Invasion of the Bane(SJA)

Juliet Cowan is an English television, film and stage actress.

She guest-starred in over 20 episodes of The Bill as Julie Saunders, the mother of the boy who accused PC Tony Stamp of sexual assault. She also starred in "The Wench is Dead", the penultimate episode of the Inspector Morse series, playing Joanna Franks, a Victorian woman who is murdered on board a canal boat. She has played recurring characters Nicki inThis Life (1997), Carla in Series 7 of The Queen's Nose, air stewardess Polly Arnold in the now-defunct Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs (2001), Tanya in Pulling (2003), and Chrissie Jackson in The Sarah Jane Adventures,  making her first appearance in the first episode "Invasion of the Bane" (2007).

She was also social worker Josie in two episodes of the Channel 4 series Shameless in 2009.

In 2006, Cowan appeared in a short film entitled Goodbye to the Normals. It was a promotional video for Robbie Williams, directed by Jim Field Smith and featuring the song "Burslem Normals".

Cowan was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny competition at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

On 5th March 2009, Cowan guest-starred in Episode 7, "JJ", of the third series of the teen drama Skins, playing the mother of the character JJ and returning in the sixth episode of the fourth series to reprise the role.

In 2010 she appeared in two episodes of PhoneShop as Lance's wife Shelley, as well as in a Christmas advert for Boots.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA  

Noel Fielding will be 48 - credited as Team Captain in Never Mind the Buzzcocks(Related)

 Noel Fielding is an English surrealist, comedian, actor, artist, DJ and musician. 

He is known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, which he co-wrote with comedy partner Julian Barratt, and is a team captain on the music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His solo comedy sketch show Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy began broadcasting in January 2012 on the UK's E4.

Trevor Cooper will be 68 - 10 credits, including Takis in Revelation of the Daleks

Trevor Cooper is an English actor.

He played Takis in the 1985 story Revelation of the Daleks. 

He also appeared in many Big Finish audio plays including playing Shanks in The Haunting of Thomas Brewster, Sir Ralph in The Doomwood Curse, Judah in The Beast of Orlok, Smithy in Castle of Fear and Captain Maddox in Army of Death. He has also appeared in the Kaldor City audio plays.

Cooper appeared in the films The Whistle Blower and The Ruby in the Smoke. He is also known for playing Colin Devis on the television series Star Cops. His other television roles include appearances in Outnumbered, Doctors, Kingdom, Trial & Retribution, The Bill, and Casualty. 

Jay Neill (died 2006 aged 74) would be 89 - 5 credits, including Silvey in The Invisible Enemy

Jay Neill was an English variety performer and television actor who often appeared in comedic roles.

Born in London, Neill started work as a stage hand at the Chiswick Empire theatre before auditioning for a role within the Dior Dancers adagio act. The Dior Dancers went on to achieve considerable success on the international variety circuit in the 1950s appearing in Las Vegas, as well the Royal Command Performance.

After leaving the Dior Dancers, Neill moved onto a successful career as a television actor, appearing in television programmes such as Doctor WhoThe Onedin LineFawlty TowersSykesTerry and June and Upstairs Downstairs.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA  

Royce Mills (died 2019 aged 77) - 3 credits, including Dalek Voice in Resurrection of the Daleks

Royce Mills was born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Originally studying fine art he went on to train as a theatre designer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, during which he decided upon acting as a career and graduated in 1967, receiving both the gold medal and the Shakespeare Prizeman Award.

Mills made his home in the theatre, starting his career at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford where he both acted and occasionally designed shows, notably for Sandy Wilson's The Boyfriend. He followed this production into the West End at the Comedy Theatre. Other theatrical appearances included The Bed Before Yesterday, Run For Your Wife, See How They Run, The Seven Year Itch, and The Phantom Of The Opera. After appearing in The Forest he became a regular with the D’Oyly Carte Company at the Savoy Theatre. He also appeared in a number of pantomimes for the festive season, making a name for himself as dame Widow Twankey, often back at the Yvonne Arnaud.

His television career began back in 1964 with an appearance in Crossroads; his first major role was as P.C. Dinkie Dinkworth in the 1971 comedy series Copper's End. Other notable roles included Uncle Peter in Come Back Lucy, Ken in Rings on Their Fingers and Andrew in Minder. He made numerous guest appearances in a variety of comedy shows in the 1970s starring the likes of Morecambe and Wise, Mike Yarwood in Persons andThe Les Dawson Show, and ensemble shows such as The Cut Price Comedy Show and the Kenny Everett Television Show.

His vocal talents could be heard on the radio, notaby on the satirical show Week Ending, and on many commercials. His voice is, of course, most recognisable as a voice of the Daleks during the 1980s.

He was a serving council member of Equity for a number of years.

Peter Rutherford (died 1995 aged 58) - credited as Roth in The Sontaran Experiment