Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 3 June

The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:44pm BST, watched by 6.10 million viewers.

Jamie is exploring Maxtible's house, but unknown to him, the Doctor has been forced by the Daleks to subject his companion to a series of tests.

The Time Monster: Episode Three premiered on BBC One in 1972 at 5:51pm BST, watched by 8.10 million viewers.

Krasis, High Priest of Atlantis, has been summoned by the Master to help him find the crystal of Kronos. The Master uses TOMTIT to summon threats from the past to attack UNIT.

The Impossible Planet premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 7:00pm BST, watched by 6.32 million viewers.

You've Got the Look premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 7:45pm BST

The Lie Of The Land premiered on BBC One in 2017 at 7:38pm BST, watched by 4.82 million viewers.

Earth has been invaded and the Doctor is in prison. He seems to be on the side of the enemy and is flooding the airwaves with fake news. Can Bill and Nardole rescue him and lead the resistance against the new regime?

The Lie Of The Land premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 9:00pm EDT, watched by 0.59 million viewers.

Earth has been invaded and Bill is living alone, an isolated figure surviving in occupied Britain. The Doctor is imprisoned, and appears to be on the side of the enemy, flooding the airwaves with fake news.

The Lost premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 10:00pm EDT, watched by 0.22 million viewers.

The gang has splintered, they are alienated and alone, unable to recover from the truths they faced in detention. Miss Quill is in hibernation, but she's a ticking time bomb, ready for revenge when she wakes.

Sebastian Armesto will be 39 - 2 credits, including Broff in Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

Sebastian Armesto is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is the son of the historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. He was educated at Eton College.

Television and film

Armesto played Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in the series The Tudors. He starred in the 2008 ITV drama series The Palace as the King's carefree younger brother Prince George. He then played the character of Edmund Sparkler in the 2008 BBC version of Charles Dickens' novel Little Dorrit. In the 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Armesto played the Spanish King Ferdinand VI. He plays the poet and playwright Ben Jonson in Roland Emmerich’s feature film Anonymous.


Armesto has acted in high-profile theatre productions in Britain, including three shows at the National Theatre and one at the Royal Court. He also writes and directs theatre with company Simple 8. His productions include directing and adaptating Les Enfants du Paradis to great acclaim. Most recently, he co-wrote and directed a play based on William Hogarth's The Four Stages of Cruelty and new versions of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Moby-Dick.

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Susannah Constantine will be 59 - credited as Voice of Zu-Zana in Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

Susannah Constantine is an English fashion journalist, advisor, television presenter, author and designer. Her second book, entitled What Not to Wear, has won her a prestigious British Book Award and sold 670,000 copies.

Constantine was born into a wealthy family; her father was successful in property and shipping sectors. She was privately educated as a child and went on to date British royalty, David, Viscount Linley, during the 1980s. Constantine has been involved in fashion for a long period, originally working in America for Giorgio Armani and then John Galliano in London. She met Trinny Woodall in 1994 who both proceeded to write a weekly fashion column, Ready to Wear. They founded, a dot-com fashion advice business, and wrote their first fashion advice book in 2000, Ready 2 Dress, both of which failed. From there they were commissioned to BBC Two to host the style series, What Not to Wear, from 2001 to 2005. She made regular appearances as a style advisor on The Oprah Winfrey Show and following her success on the shows, she went on to co-host Trinny & Susannah Undress... on ITV in 2006 and Undress the Nation in 2007. Constantine and Woodall have now dressed over 5,000 women.

Constantine has been criticised as being fond of blood sports, recently appearing with her young daughter at a duck shoot where it appears Cece claimed her first kill and smeared the blood of the wild bird across her cheeks.

She has co-written many fashion advice books with Woodall, some of which have become best-sellers in the United Kingdom and United States. It is estimated that her various style advice books have sold 2.5 million copies in Britain and the United States. Constantine and Woodall have designed their own clothing range for Littlewoods which made its debut in 2007, followed by the release of their latest fashion advice book, The Body Shape Bible.

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Kevin Davies will be 60 - 4 credits, including Director for 30 Years In The TARDIS(Factual)

Kevin Davies is a British television and video director primarily associated with documentaries and spin-off videos associated with Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Blake's 7. He also worked on the BAFTA award-winning animation sequences of the 1981 Hitchhiker's Guide television adaptation.

Davies wrote and directed the documentaries The Making of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS. The latter was commissioned for and aired on BBC One in 1993, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who. Davies later expanded the documentary for video release under the title More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS. Portions of other interviews by Davies have also appeared on Doctor Who DVD releases, such as The Beginning box set, and the two-DVD set for City of Death. Davies has also worked on the DVD extras for other BBC titles, such as Dad's Army and The Andromeda Anthology.

Davies also directed the Doctor Who spin-off video Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans and two episodes of the Sky One science-fiction drama Space Island One.

In addition, Davies also worked in the animation department of the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Kevin also has one son, Liam, who is 17. Davies manages his own website on a Doctor Who classic series webzine blog. He illustrated the animated series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Ian Gelder will be 72 - 8 credits, including Zellin in Can You Hear Me?

Ian Gelder is an English actor who appeared in the TV movie of Rumpole of the Bailey as his university lecturer son. 

He has also played many other roles on stage and screen. His partner is actor Ben Daniels. He has appeared in television programmes such as Torchwood: Children of Earth2009, and Game of Thrones2011 as Mr Dekker and Kevan Lannister respectively.

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Penelope Wilton will be 75 - 3 credits, including Harriet Jones in Aliens of London / World War Three

Dame Penelope Wilton, OBE is an English actress of stage, film, and TV. She starred opposite Richard Briers in the BBC situation comedy Ever Decreasing Circles. She has also appeared in Doctor Who, and in the period drama Downton Abbey. She has twice won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award.

Early life and career

Penelope Alice Wilton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of Alice Travers, a tap dancer and former actress, and Clifford William Wilton, a businessman. She is a niece of actors Bill Travers and Linden Travers and a cousin of the actor Richard Morant. Her maternal grandparents owned theatres. She and her sisters, Rosemary and Linda, attended the convent school in Newcastle upon Tyne, at which their mother had previously taught. She attended the Drama Centre London.

Wilton had a successful stage career before transitioning into television acting, and her West End debut was opposite Sir Ralph Richardson. She played Ruth in the original 1974 London stage production of Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests trilogy.Her television acting career began in 1972, playing Vivie Warren in Mrs. Warren's Profession opposite Robert Powell. She then had several major TV roles, including two of the BBC Television Shakespeare productions (as Desdemona in Othello and Regan in King Lear ).

Wilton's film career includes roles in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Cry Freedom (1987), Iris (2001), Calendar Girls (2003) and Shaun of the Dead (2004), Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (2005), in Woody Allen's film Match Point (2005) and in The History Boys (2006).

However she did not become a household name until she appeared with Richard Briers in the 1984 BBC situation comedy, Ever Decreasing Circles, which ran for five years. She played Ann, long suffering wife of Martin (Briers), an obsessive pedant 'do-gooder'. Throughout the run, Ann seeks a more adventurous lifestyle than that offered as a pillar of the community, and mildly flirts with their considerably more charismatic neighbour Paul (Peter Egan) but ultimately she remains faithful to Martin.

In 2005, Wilton guest starred as Harriet Jones for two episodes in the BBC's revival of the popular TV science-fiction series Doctor Who. This guest role was written especially for her by the programme's chief writer and executive producer Russell T. Davies, with whom she had previously worked on Bob and Rose (ITV, 2001). The character of Jones returned as Prime Minister in the Doctor Who 2005 Christmas special "The Christmas Invasion". In the first part of the 2008 series finale, "The Stolen Earth", she made a final appearance, now as the former Prime Minister who sacrifices herself for extermination by the Daleks so that the Doctor's companions can contact him. She appeared in four episodes overall.

Wilton has also appeared on television as Barbara Poole, the mother of a missing woman, in the BBC television drama series Five Days in 2005; and in ITV's drama Half Broken Things (October 2007) and the BBC production of The Passion (Easter 2008). Since 2010, she has appeared as Isobel Crawley in the hit period drama Downton Abbey. She was the castaway on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs in April 2008. In December 2012 and February 2013, she was the narrator in Lin Coghlan's dramatisation of "The Cazalets" (Elizabeth Jane Howard) broadcast on BBC Radio.


Penelope Wilton commenced her professional career at the Nottingham Playhouse, and appeared alongside Nicholas Clay in The Dandy Lion. She was Regan to Michael Hordern's King Lear at Nottingham Playhouse in 1970; Anna Calder-Marshall played Cordelia, and Thelma Ruby was the elder sister, Goneril.

Personal life

Between 1975 and 1984, Wilton was married to the actor Daniel Massey. They had a daughter, Alice, born in 1977. Before this, she had a stillborn son born very premature. She has remarked that this was one of the saddest things in her life. In 1991 Wilton married Sir Ian Holm (in 1998, after he was knighted, she became Lady Holm) and they appeared together as Pod and Homily in the BBC's 1993 adaptation of The Borrowers. They were divorced in 2001.

On Saturday 11th June 2016 it was announced that she would be made a Dame Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire.


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Bill Paterson will be 76 - 3 credits, including Bracewell in Victory of the Daleks

Bill Paterson is a Scottish stage, film and television actor.

Early years

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Paterson spent three years as a quantity surveyor's apprentice, before attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He made his professional acting debut in 1967, appearing alongside Leonard Rossiter in Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre. In 1970, Paterson joined the Citizen's Theatre for Youth. He remained there as an actor and assistant director until 1972, when he left to appear with Billy Connolly in The Great Northern Welly Boot Show at the Edinburgh Festival. Paterson would work with Connolly again, some years later, when he performed in Connolly's play An Me Wi' a Bad Leg Tae.


Paterson spent much of the 1970s in John McGrath's theatre company, 7:84, touring the United Kingdom and Europe with plays such as The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil. He was a founding member of 7:84, and made his London debut in 1976 with the company. He appeared in the Edinburgh Festival and London with John Byrne's first play, Writer's Cramp, and he first appeared in the West End when he took over the lead role in Whose Life Is It Anyway? at the Savoy Theatre in 1979.

Paterson's career began to centre more on television than the theatre. His first appearances included the 1978 BAFTA award winning drama Licking Hitler, and playing King James in the UK television serial Will Shakespeare the same year. He played Lophakin in the BBC production of 'The Cherry Orchard' in 1981. Paterson did not, however, entirely neglect the theatre, and in 1982, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance as Schweyk in another Brecht play, Schweik in the Second World War at the National Theatre. He was in the original National Theatre production of Guys and Dolls (1982), Death and the Maiden at the Royal Court and Duke of York's (1991–92) and Ivanov at the Almeida, London and Maly Theatre, Moscow (1997). His most recent theatre is "Earthquakes in London" at the National Theatre in the summer of 2010

The early 1980s also saw Paterson beginning to appear in films, including The Killing Fields, Comfort and Joy and A Private Function (all 1984). Other film credits include Dutch Girls (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1987), The Witches (1990), Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), Chaplin (1992), Sir Ian McKellen's Richard III (1995), Bright Young Things (2003), Miss Potter (2006), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) and Creation (2009).

His extensive and award winning TV career includes a memorable portrayal of villain Ally Fraser in series 2 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1986), Smiley's People (1982), The Singing Detective (1986), Traffik (1988), The Crow Road (1996), and Doctor Zhivago (2002).

In 1997, he appeared as Brian in Spice World the movie.

Much of his later work has been for the BBC, starring as Dr. Douglas Monaghan in three seasons of the supernatural drama series Sea of Souls. He also played the role of Dr. Gibson in the 1999 production of Wives and Daughters, and appeared in the 2008 BBC production of the Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit as Mr. Meagles, as DS Box in the first series of Criminal Justice (2008), and as Dr. James Niven in Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen in 2009. Since 2009, he has appeared as George Castle, the head of the CPS in Law & Order: UK.

Throughout his career he has appeared regularly in radio drama and provided the narration for a large number of documentaries. He provided the voice of the Assistant Arcturan Pilot in Episode 7 of the original BBC Radio 4 version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in 1981. In 2005, he would take a similar role as Rob McKenna, a lorry driver and unknowing Rain God, in Fits the 19th, 20th, and 22nd of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Quandary Phase. He also played the key role of SIS Chief Percy Alleline in the 2009 BBC Radio 4 version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

In 2010, Paterson starred in Doctor Who as Professor Edwin Bracewell, in the episode "Victory of the Daleks", with his character making a second appearance in the opening half of the season finale, "The Pandorica Opens". Later in the year, Paterson narrated the BBC Four wildlife documentary Birds Britannia.

In 2011, Paterson starred in Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me as the Judge of Jonathan's case.

Paterson plays lawyer Ned Gowan in the 2014 Starz period TV series, Outlander.

Paterson has also narrated for various television and radio programmes. In 2003, Paterson began broadcasting radio stories about his childhood in Glasgow, Tales From the Back Green on BBC Scotland, which led to them being published by Hodder in 2008 and appearances at many book festivals throughout the UK. He narrated the 2009 BBC TV programme 1929 - The Great Crash which recalled the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and compared it to the recent financial turmoil of 2008. More recently, he narrated the DVD edition of the 2012 Edinburgh Military Tattoo and in 2013 appeared as Adam Smith in The Low Road at the Royal Court.

Personal life

Paterson is married to stage designer Hildegard Bechtler, with whom he has a son and a daughter. They live in London.

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Maurice Bush (died 1999 aged 68) would be 91 - 2 credits, including Ogron in Day of the Daleks

Kenneth Benda (died 1978 aged 76) would be 119 - credited as The Minister in The Claws of Axos

Kenneth Benda played the Defence Minister in the Doctor Who story The Claws of Axos.

Also worked on International VelvetThe Basil Brush ShowThe Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know ItWodehouse PlayhouseThe Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter BrotherChurchill's PeopleNo, HonestlyPlay for TodayFall of EaglesThe PallisersThe StudThe Dragon's OpponentA Pin to See the PeepshowHorror HospitalEmmerdaleThe EdwardiansArthur of the BritonsScoopThe VenturersDoomwatchThe Ruling ClassClouds of WitnessThe RegimentJusticeThe Search for the NileThe GuardiansPaul TempleThe BefriendersBiographyThe Private Life of Sherlock HolmesIf It Moves, File ItSecrets of SexOh Brother!Scream and Scream AgainDoctor in the HouseA Touch of LoveCallanBBC Play of the MonthThe Jazz AgeZ CarsDetectiveThe PrisonerThe Ragged Trousered PhilanthropistsTheatre 625Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSoftly SoftlyThe AvengersAdam Adamant Lives!Bindle (One of Them Days)The Wednesday PlayThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreGame for Three LosersCall the Gun ExpertThe SaintThe VerdictThe Scales of JusticeNo Hiding Place

Paul Darrow (died 2019 aged 78) - 3 credits, including Captain Hawkins in Doctor Who And The Silurians

Paul Darrow is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Kerr Avon in all but one episode of the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. 

He appeared twice on Doctor Who, playing Captain Hawkins in the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians and Maylin Tekker in the serial Timelash.

Darrow was born in Surrey, England, and attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Darrow's other TV appearances include: Emergency Ward 10, The Saint, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Within These Walls, as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1975 BBC series The Legend of Robin Hood, as Mr. Tallboy in the 1973 TV adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' Murder Must Advertise, as Thomas Doughty in the TV film Drake's Venture, Dombey and Son, Maelstrom, Making News, Pie in the Sky, Hollyoaks and Little Britain. He spoke the voiceover for Biblical quotations in Richard Dawkins's The Root of All Evil?.

Darrow has acted  unofficial spokesperson, for Blakes 7, both in the UK and during the late 80s, in the U.S. In the mid to late 1990s, he purchased the rights to Blake's 7 and attempted to produce a big-budget follow-up miniseries, Blake's 7: A Rebellion Reborn. According to Darrow, it would have begun 25 years after the ending of the original series and might have included an aged Avon passing the torch to a new generation.

Darrow records voiceovers and straplines for Jack FM, a radio station based in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Jack FM Hertfordshire,106 Jack FM Bristol and 106 Jack FM Southampton. He also provides the voice of the character Grand Moff Tarkin in the computer game Star Wars: Empire at War. He also voiced the character of Zarok in a PlayStation game titled Medievil. 

Pamela Ann Davy (died 2018) - credited as Janley in The Power of the Daleks

Pamela Ann Davy is an Australian actress, who was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and is best known for her roles on British television during the 1960s. 

She played Janley in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Power of the Daleks.

Also worked on FreewheelersDepartment SAmsterdam AffairThe First ChurchillsGazetteMr. RoseThe Ronnie Barker PlayhouseHalf Hour StoryNo Hiding PlaceThe SaintThe AvengersThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatrePity About the AbbeyBe My GuestChange PartnerThe VillainsSecond City ReportsTeletaleGhost SquadIt Happened Like ThisMore Deadly Than the MaleThe Adventures of Robin Hood

Gordon Gostelow (died 2007 aged 82) - credited as Milo Clancey in The Space Pirates

Gordon Gostelow  was a New Zealand actor. He was educated in Australia at North Sydney Boys High School and Sydney University where he graduated in Economics.

Gostelow went to England in the mid-1950s and worked in the theatre (pantomime and comedy), including the Royal Shakespeare Company and various roles on British television. He played the part of Perks in the 1968 TV serial of The Railway Children. He played the character of Milo Clancey in the Doctor Who serial The Space Pirates in 1969, and the Duke of Medina Sidoniain Elizabeth R. In 1984, he took the part of Alf Battle in the supermarket sitcom Tripper's Day. He appeared in a 1999 episode of Midsomer Murders, entitled "Death's Shadow".

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