Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 14 June

The War Games: Episode Nine premiered on BBC One in 1969 at 5:14pm BST, watched by 4.10 million viewers.

The rebels seize control of the aliens' HQ but the Doctor is forced to send a call for help to his own people, the Time Lords.

Midnight premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 7:10pm BST, watched by 8.05 million viewers.

Look Who's Talking premiered on BBC Three in 2008 at 7:45pm BST
Julia Joyce will be 23 - 6 credits, including Young Rose in Father's Day

Julia Joyce is an actress, known for her three appearances as a younger version of Billie Piper's characters in Doctor Who, Ruby in the Smoke and Mansfield Park. She is also the younger sister of the actress, model and Petits Filous advert star Lucy Joyce.

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

Paul O'Grady will be 66 - credited as Himself in The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

Paul  O'Grady MBE is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio DJ. He is best known for presenting the daytime chat television series, The Paul O'Grady Show and, more recently, Paul O'Grady Live, as well as his drag queen comedic alter ego, Lily Savage, as whom he performed in various television series including Blankety Blank (1997–1999) and Lily Live! (2000–2001). He also appeared in the comedy sitcom Eyes Down (2003–2004) and presented several travel documentaries.

Martin Johnson (died 2003 aged 64) would be 82 - 13 credits, including Designer for The Tomb of the Cybermen

Michael Ferguson will be 84 - 6 credits, including Director for The Ambassadors of Death

Michael Ferguson is a British script writer, television director and television producer.

Ferguson was executive producer of the BBC soap opera, EastEnders between 1989 and 1991, where he was responsible for the introduction of two of the soap's most popular and long-running characters, Phil and Grant Mitchell, in 1990. He has also contributed significantly to ITV's popular police drama, The Bill

He directed four stories of Doctor Who and worked on 28 episodes of the series. His last contribution was The Claws of Axos in 1971.

Ferguson started his career as an actor, before moving into directing. He began directing for the BBC in the 1960s, contributing to television shows such as Z-Cars (1962-1967), The Newcomers, Compact (1964), 199 Park Lane (1965), Out of the Unknown(1969), and Doctor Who for which he directed the serials The War Machines (1966), The Seeds of Death (1969), The Ambassadors of Death (1970) and The Claws of Axos (1971). He remained at the BBC during the 1970s, directing various programmes including Quiller (1975) and Colditz (1972), before moving to rival network ITV in 1976.

At ITV he directed Dickens of London (1976), directed and produced the wartime drama The Sandbaggers (1978), Flambards(1979), Airline (1982) and The Glory Boys (1984). In 1985 Ferguson began directing for ITV's police drama The Bill and rose to producer in 1988. 

He produced the popular hospital drama Casualty (1993-1994), before returning to ITV in 1996 to once again direct for The Bill. His last directorial credit for the programme was in 2002. 

Badi Uzzaman (died 2011 aged 72) - credited as Suzie's Father in They Keep Killing Suzie

Badi Uzzaman was a Pakistani British television and film actor. According to The Guardian, Uzzaman was perhaps best known for his role as a hospital patient in the 1985 television series, The Singing Detective, opposite actor Michael Gambon. He later appeared in numerous television roles during his career, often as a supporting character, including Torchwood, Inspector Morse, Coronation Street, Cracker, The Bill and Casualty.

Uzzaman was born on 8 March 1939, in Phulpur, Azamgarh, British India. His father worked for the railway industry, so he moved to the city of Abbottabad in present-day Pakistan. He continued to move with his family depending on his father's job transfers, which included time in both Quetta and Lahore. Uzzaman graduated from Government College, Abbottabad, in 1959, where he studied English and Urdu.

Uzzaman began his career as a radio presenter in Pakistan. He switched to acting, appearing in roles of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) following the state-owned channel's launch in 1964.

In 1984, Uzzaman was cast in Malia, a Pakistani film about a traveling fair with a strong, underlying theme against the martial law imposed by the government of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. In the film, Uzzaman played five different characters. The film was sharply rebuked by Zia's government, and had to be completed in London. Uzzaman left Pakistan and was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom soon after Malia's release. He became a British citizen.

He is also notable for playing two television characters who were subjected to racially motivated attacks. The first was in a 1989 episode of Casualty, where he appeared as a shopkeeper who was beaten up by two skinheads who had attacked his son in an earlier assault. In 1994 he played the role of Shahid Ali, a shopkeeper who was the first victim of a spree killer.

At the age of 72, Uzzaman died of a lung infection on 14 June 2011.

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

Jay Neill (died 2006 aged 74) - 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  

Max J. Rosenberg (died 2004 aged 89) - 2 credits, including Producer for Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

Max J. Rosenberg was an American film producer, whose career spanned six decades. He was particularly noted for his horror or supernatural films.

He produced the two films based on the Doctor Who: Dr Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966). 

With Milton Subotsky he founded the British company Amicus Productions in 1962.

Over the course of his career, Rosenberg produced more than 50 films. In 1957, he produced the first horror film in colour The Curse of Frankenstein. Among the other horror and supernatural films he produced were such titles as Tales from the Crypt (1972), The Land That Time Forgot (1975), and its sequel, The People That Time Forgot (1977).

Rosenberg also produced a children's film, Lad, a Dog (1962), director Richard Lester's first film, It's Trad, Dad! (1962), He produced the 1968 film of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, starring Robert Shaw and directed by William Friedkin.

Graham Leaman (died 1985 aged 64) - 5 credits, including Price in Fury From the Deep

Graham Leaman was a British actor. As a disabled actor many of his appearances in television shows involved him in parts that didn't require to walk far, ir at all: in Doctor Who, for instance, two roles were presented as "on monitor" appearances, and with Fury From the Deep his character was seen to be at a control panel (the animation features scenes with a futuristic wheelchair). Other roles included parts in  Upstairs, DownstairsPlay for TodayDead of Night,  DoomwatchThe First ChurchillsThe Power GamA Man for All Seasons, No Hiding PlaceAnna KareninaSuspenseJulius CaesarHancock's Half Hour.