Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 16 August

Real Time: Episode Three premiered on BBC Online in 2002 at 12:00pm BST
Rachel Talalay will be 63 - 7 credits, including Director for Dark Water / Death in Heaven

Rachel Talalay was born in Chicago, but her family moved to Baltimore when she was six. She gained a degree in mathematics at Yale University before becoming involved with films, her first undertaking being as a production assistant on Polyester, a film by John Waters who she knew as a child. Not long afterwards she began her long association and evolving career with the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of films, as assistant production manager on the first, production manager on the second, line producer on the third, producer on the fourth, and writer/director for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

Other directorial credits include, Ally McBeal, Unfabulous, Terminal City, Whistler, The Wind in the Willows, and Bomb Girls. Sci-fi/fantasy credentials include the remake of Randall & Hopkirk Deceased, Supernatural, Stephen King's Dead Zone, Haven, Continuum, and XIII.

She is married to producer Rupert Harvey.

John Challis will be 79 - 2 credits, including Scorby in The Seeds of Doom

John Challis is an English actor, best know for playing Boycie Boyce in the long running comedy show Only Fools and Horses, and its 2005 spin-off, The Green Green Grass.

He played Scorby in the 1975 story The Seeds of Doom. 

An early television role was in the gangster drama Big Breadwinner Hog in 1969 and he made regular appearances in Z Cars as Sergeant Culshaw between 1971�75.

His other television appearances include Dixon of Dock Green, The Sweeney, Beau Geste, Juliet Bravo,Coronation Street, Bloomers, Citizen Smith, Ever Decreasing Circles, Chance in a Million, The Bill,One Foot in the Grave, Open All Hours, The New Statesman, Don't Wait Up, Soldier Soldier, Brass Eye, My Family and Heartbeat.

On BBC radio, Challis played an interrogator in the play Rules of Asylum, by James Follett, broadcast on Radio 4 in 1973. He also played Dibden Purlew in Getting Nowhere Fast from 2001�04.

Janet Henfrey will be 86 - 6 credits, including Miss Hardaker in The Curse of Fenric

Janet E. A. Henfrey  is a British stage and television actress, best known for playing Mrs. Bale on As Time Goes By, and for her role as the schoolteacher in the 1986 BBC Dennis Potter serial The Singing Detective.

She played Miss Hardaker in the 1989 story The Curse of Fenric.

Other TV credits include: Victoria Wood As Seen On TV , Reilly, Ace of Spies, Jeeves and Wooster, Casualty, Lovejoy, and One Foot in the Grave

Murphy Grumbar (died 1991 aged 62) would be 93 - 12 credits, including Dalek Operator in The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Murphy Grumbar was a Dalek Operator in the 1960s and 1970s

He was sometimes credited as Murphy Grunbar or Peter Murphy

Peter Reynolds (died 1975 aged 49) would be 96 - credited as Man on Bicycle in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.(Aaru)

Peter Reynolds played the Man on Bicycle in the 1966 movie Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

He appeared in over 80 films

He tragically burned to death at his flat when he fell asleep whilst smoking. He moved to Australia in 1969 and in addition to playing in Australian television serials he portrayed a top-hatted Englishman in cigarette commercials.