Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 30 June

The Infinite Quest premiered on BBC2 in 2007 at 10:29am BST, watched by 0.63 million viewers.

Last of the Time Lords premiered on BBC One in 2007 at 7:05pm BST, watched by 8.61 million viewers.

The Valiant Quest premiered on BBC Three in 2007 at 7:55pm BST
Ashley Walters will be 39 - credited as Gregor Van Baalen in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Ashley Walters portrayed Gregor Van Baalen in the 2013 story Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.

He previously had a recurring role in the BBC series Hustle, and has appeared in films such as Get Rich or Die Tryin' , and Speed Racer.

Kiaran Murray-Smith will be 47 - 2 credits, including First Assistant Director for The Lodger

Stuart Nurse will be 55 - credited as Thomason in The Categories of Life(TW)

Stuart Nurse played Thomason in the Torchwood television story The Categories of Life.

Also appeared in Twenty TwelveLittle DorritHotel BabylonGenie in the HouseThe BillBroken NewsMurder in SuburbiaThe FugitivesThe Government InspectorFat SlagsKeen Eddie

Martyn Geraint will be 58 - credited as Vinny in Delta and the Bannermen

Martyn Geraint played Vinny in the Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen.

Also appeared in A Mind to Kill

Rupert Graves will be 58 - credited as Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Rupert Graves is an English filmtelevision and theatre actor. He is known for his early roles in A Room with a View and Maurice as well as for his more recent role as DI Lestrade in the television series Sherlock.

He was born in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England, to Mary Lousilla (n�e Roberts) Graves, a travel coordinator, and Richard Harding Graves, a music teacher and musician.

Graves was educated at Wyvern Community School, a state comprehensive school in his home town of Weston-super-Mare, which he left at the age of fifteen.

Graves's first job after leaving school was as a circus clown. He has appeared in over twenty-five films and over thirty-five television productions; he has also appeared on stage. During his career, he has starred alongside actress Helena Bonham Carter four times in A Room with a ViewMauriceWhere Angels Fear to Tread and The Revengers' Comedies.

He first came to prominence in costume-drama adaptations of E. M. Forster's novels A Room with a View (1985) and Maurice (1987), before going on to appear in films including A Handful of Dust (1988), Different for Girls (1996) and Intimate Relations (1996).

His role in Intimate Relations won him the Best Actor award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival. He was also acclaimed for his portrayal of Jolyon Forsyte Jr. in the televisionminiseries The Forsyte Saga (2002).

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

Glyn Houston (died 2019 aged 93) - 2 credits, including Professor Watson in The Hand Of Fear
Glyn Houston is a british actor best known for his television work, with over 200 credits dating back to the 1950s and appearing in some of the most loved programmes in British TV history.

Houston served in the army prior to and during World War 2, and was briefly a stand-up comedian performing to soldiers during the war. He made his first film appearance playing a barrow boy in The Blue Lamp in 1950. In the 1970s he played Lord Peter Wimsey's valet Bunter opposite Ian Carmichael in the teleplays of several of Dorothy Sayers tales. He played Ronald Judge in The Sherman Plays and Bernard Ingham in Thatcher: The Final Days.

Other appearances include Better Days, Inspector Morse (TV series), Keep It in the Family (TV series),Minder (TV series), It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV series), The Sea Wolves , Breakaway (TV series),Shoestring,A Horseman Riding By, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Target, The XYY Man, Robin's Nest, Are You Being Served? , Beasts, Five Red Herrings, The Nine Tailors, Dixon of Dock Green , Sporting Scenes , Reg Varney, Jackanory, Clouds of Witness, Z Cars, Softly, Softly: Task Force.

Edward Burnham (died 2015 aged 98) - 2 credits, including Professor Watkins in The Invasion

Edward Burnham had two major roles in Doctor Who. In 1968 he played Professor Watkins, the uncle of Isobel, in 4 episodes of the second Doctor story The Invasion. He returned to the series at the end of 1974 in Tom Baker's début story Robot, playing Professor Kettlewell, the creator of the Experimental Prototype Robot K1. 

He was born in Stafford in England.

Edward Burnham was an actor for over 60 years, appearing on Television as early as 1938 in productions of The Marvellous History of St. Bernard and The Swiss Family Robinson. In 1959 he appeared in the science fiction series Quatermass and the Pit. Other roles followed in productions such as The Citadel, Z Cars, The Plane Makers, To Sir, with Love, The Pallisers, The Search for the Nile, Churchill's People, All Creatures Great and Small and Nicholas Nickleby. In the early 1960's he played Dr. Dorking and Dr. Danvers White in Emergency-Ward 10 and in 1985 he played Mr. Grimwig in Terrance Dicks's production of Oliver Twist. He also appeared in the feature films 10 Rillington Place, Young Winston and The Hiding Place


His Daughter Vin Burnham is a costume and puppet designer who worked as a free-lance contributor to several Creature Shop projects in the 80s and 90s. 

David Webb (died 2012 aged 81) - credited as Leeson in Colony In Space

Born in Luton in 1931, David Webb was an achiever in his early life, becoming best boy at Luton Grammar School and later a sergeant in the Army Education Corps, and then gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During his career he appeared in hundreds of television programmes, which as well as Leeson in Doctor Who also included a prominent role in the early days of Coronation Street - his prolific work earned him the title "Telly Tart"!

His career also encompassed films, such as The Battle of Britain, and he also served on the Equity Council. As well as being an actor, he was a major campaigner against censorship, being a founder and director of the National Campaign for the Reform of the Obscene Publications Acts. 

His CV included: Rescue Special OpsRakeGriff the InvisiblePacked to the RaftersOut of the BlueChandon PicturesKatoombaThe Starter WifeRoad RageClublandSuperman ReturnsSmall Claims: The ReunionUntold Stories of the ERHome and AwayRosemary & ThymeThe Junction BoysAlways GreenerThe Diamond of JeruStingersAll SaintsAirtightFirst DaughterSilent PredatorsBerkeley SquareMurder CallA Dance to the Music of TimeHeart of FireRebeccaWater RatsThe BeastTwistedFriskBabeG.P.Blue HeelersLethal NinjaPolice RescueCandid Camera on AustraliaTerminal ExposureDouble ScullsThe Black TowerMinderThe Road to 1984Tales of the UnexpectedBergeracRain on the RoofCrime and PunishmentITV PlayhouseBlakes 7Z CarsRumpole of the BaileyPennies from HeavenRogue MaleNot on Your NellieCrown CourtThe Rivals of Sherlock HolmesDoctor at LargeWhere Dead Men LiePlay for TodayBattle of BritainThe AvengersPrivate Investigator

Obituary: Digital Journal, Libertarian Alliance

David Ellis (died 1978 aged 60) - 2 credits, including Writer for The Faceless Ones
David Ellis was a writer on programmes such as Dixon of Dock Green and Z Cars.