Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 7 October

The Abominable Snowmen: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:25pm BST, watched by 6.00 million viewers.

Jamie and Victoria make an incredible discovery in a cave on the mountain. The Doctor is tied to the gates of the Detsen Monastery as a lure for the hostile Yeti.

The Pirate Planet: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1978 at 6:21pm BST, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

See Hear premiered on BBC2 in 2015 at 8:15am BST

Presented by Clive Mason. Erika Jones has a special investigation, uncovering historical abuse of children at a deaf school. Clive is at Holyrood in Edinburgh for the third and final stage of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill. What impact will it have on day-to-day life for deaf people in Scotland? And should the rest of the United Kingdom follow suit? And See Hear goes behind the scenes on the Doctor Who set, as a deaf signing character takes a leading role in two episodes.

The Woman Who Fell to Earth premiered on BBC One in 2018 at 6:45pm BST, watched by 10.96 million viewers.

Jodie Whittaker begins her time as the Doctor in startling fashion. A mysterious woman who can't remember her name falls out of the Sheffield sky. Can Graham, Ryan and Yasmin believe a word she says - and can she do anything about the weird events taking place across the city?

Mike Bartlett will be 41 - credited as Writer for Knock Knock

Mike Bartlett is a writer and playwright born in Oxford.

Bartlett is best known for writing the television drama series Doctor Foster for BBC One. He is currently writing a new drama for BBC One based on the Newspaper industry.

He has created a substantial body of work for the theatre with his  2013 play, Bull, winning the award for Best New Play at The National Theatre Awards.

Tony Way will be 43 - credited as Alf in Deep Breath

Tony Way is actor and writer from Rochford, Essex, who is currently familiar to viewers for his role as Dontos Hollard in Game of Thrones. His career is generally associated with comedy, having appeared as Gary in Mongrels, various characters in Dick and Dom's Funny Business and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, and roles stretching back to Barking and The Fast Show in the 1990s. He has also written for Shooting Stars and The Impressions Shows amongst other comedy series.

Film-wise, he has appeared in Finding Neverland, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Rad Kaim will be 48 - credited as Trepper in The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky

Katy Jarret will be 62 - 3 credits, including Anethan sacrifices in The Horns of Nimon

Tony Beckley (died 1980 aged 52) would be 94 - credited as Harrison Chase in The Seeds of Doom

Tony Beckley  was an English character actor. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Beckley went onto carve out a career on film and television throughout the 1960s and 1970s often playing villainous roles, as well as being a veteran of numerous stage productions.

He was best known for playing the villainous Harrison Chase in the 1975 story The Seeds of Doom

He made his film debut in 1965 as Ned Poins in Orson WellesChimes at Midnight, and appeared in a number of films for director Peter CollinsonThe Penthouse (1967); The Long Day's Dying(1968); and most memorably as Camp Freddie in The Italian Job (1969).

His only starring role was as the psychotic Kenny Wemys in The Fiend (1972), and he made his last film appearance in 1979 playing another psychopath in When a Stranger Calls. Other films include The Lost Continent (1968), Get Carter (1971), Assault (1971), Sitting Target (1972), Gold(1974), and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).

Television credits include The SaintZ-CarsManhuntCallanJason KingSpecial Branch, and perhaps most notably as the villainous Harrison Chase in the Doctor Who serial The Seeds of Doom.

Beckley was terminally ill at the time of filming When a Stranger Calls in 1979, and died of cancer shortly after principal photography was completed (spring 1980).

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Will Stampe (died 1981 aged 60) would be 101 - credited as 1st Man in The Massacre

Will Stampe played the first man in the Doctor Who story The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve.

Also worked on Cream in My CoffeeFoxBernieThe ProfessionalsCrime and PunishmentThe Strange Affair of Adelaide HarrisA Horseman Riding ByPennies from HeavenA Christmas CarolPlay for TodayJubileeMike Yarwood in PersonsWingsThe Hanged ManZ CarsNotorious WomanBedtime StoriesTill Death Us Do PartOnce Upon a TimeThe Roses of EyamThursday's ChildThe Flying SorcererThinking Man As HeroThe Alf Garnett SagaRentadickDr Jekyll & Sister HydeFor the Love of AdaWilliam Webb Ellis, Are You Mad?Never Mind the Quality, Feel the WidthThe Twelve ChairsThe Flaxton BoysITV Sunday Night TheatreDombey and SonW. Somerset MaughamMiddlemarchThe Railway ChildrenMan in a SuitcaseInspector ClouseauSmashing TimePoor CowThirty-Minute TheatreSat'day While SundayKenilworthSoftly SoftlyThe Wednesday PlayThe TroubleshootersGentleman JimTheatre 625Quick Before They Catch UsKing of the RiverThe SpiesMystery and ImaginationDixon of Dock GreenFor Whom the Bell TollsA Poor GentlemanHeiress of GarthCluffThe Mind of the EnemyGideon's WayReluctant BanditThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreDiary of a Young ManMartin ChuzzlewitThe Main ChanceMr. Toby's ChristmasArmchair TheatreSir Francis DrakeThe Greengage Summer

Betty Bowden (died 1991 aged 86) would be 117 - credited as Meg in Spearhead From Space

Betty Bowden was born in Wallington Surrey, and was an actress active in the 50's, 60's and 70's. She died in Fulham in 1991.

George Baker (died 2011 aged 80) - credited as Login in Full Circle

Baker was born in VarnaBulgaria. His father was an English businessman and honorary vice consul. He attended Lancing CollegeSussex; he then appeared as an actor in repertory theatreand at the Old Vic

Baker first made his name in The Dam Busters and his first starring role was in The Ship That Died of Shame with Richard Attenborough. This was followed by a string of Ealing films, and his film the 1950s swashbuckler, The Moonraker has been shown all over the world since 1958. However over time, Baker became more well known as a television actor. He was the second (to Guy Doleman) of many actors to portray the role of "Number Two" in the series The Prisoner, appearing in the series' first episode. He appeared in his own TV comedy series Bowler. He was also in the first episode of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, playing a company boss interviewing the show's hapless main character. In the acclaimed 1976 drama serial, I, Claudius, Baker played the emperorTiberius Caesar.

In the late 1970s, he starred as Inspector Roderick Alleyn in four adaptations of the mystery novels of Ngaio Marsh with New Zealand settings, in a production for New Zealand television. From 1988 to 2000, he played Inspector Reg Wexford in numerous television adaptations of mysteries by Ruth Rendell and this is probably the role for which he became best known. In 1993, following the death of his second wife, he married the actress Louie Ramsay, who played Mrs Wexford in the same television series.

He also appeared in The BaronSurvivorsMinder in Series 1's You Gotta Have FriendsCoronation Street (as brewery owner Cecil Newton) and in the Doctor Who story Full Circle.

Baker also appeared in the British comedy television series The Goodies' episode "Tower of London" as the "Chief Beefeater", as well as in the sitcom No Job for a Lady, and he is popularly known for playing Captain Benson, the James Bond ally in the film The Spy Who Loved Me and for his appearances as Sir Hilary Bray in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice[1]Ian Fleming considered Baker to be the ideal candidate to play James Bond in the films but the role went to Sean Connery because Baker had other commitments. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Baker dubbed George Lazenby's voice for the central segment of the film, where Bond is impersonating Sir Hilary Bray (Baker's character in the film), as can clearly be heard.

Baker's first theatre work was in repertory at Deal, Kent. His major stage credits include a season with the Old Vic company (1959�61), where he played Bolingbroke in Richard II, Jack in The Importance of being Earnest and Warwick inSaint Joan. In 1965 he started his own touring company, Candida Plays, based at the Theatre RoyalBury St EdmundsSuffolk. He was Claudius in Buzz Goodbody's celebrated, modern-dress Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Companyin 1975. 

In 1980 Baker wrote Fatal Spring, a play for television dealing with lives of poets Wilfred OwenSiegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves; this appeared on BBC 2 on 7 November 1980. It won him a United Nations peace award. His other writing credits included four of the Wexford screenplays.

In 2007, Baker was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire ("MBE") for his charitable work helping establish a youth club in his home village.


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Peter Copley (died 2008 aged 93) - credited as Dr. Warlock in Pyramids of Mars

Peter Copley was a British televisionfilm and stage actor.

He appeared in the 1975 story Pyramids of Mars

Copley was born in BusheyHertfordshire, son of the printmakers, John Copley and Ethel Gabain.

After changing his mind about joining the Royal Navy, he studied at the Old Vic School and started out as a stage actor, in 1932. He made his first film appearance in 1934, going on to play a wide variety of characters from the villainous to the meek and mild. In 1946 he appeared on stage in "Cyrano de Bergerac" at the New Theatre in London. Away from acting, Peter Copley was called to the bar in 1963, and was a sharp-witted legal expert and part-time lawyer who successfully handled several court cases in the 1960s.

TV credits include: ThorndykeDanger ManThe SaintThe AvengersThe Forsyte SagaThe TroubleshootersThe ChampionsDepartment SDoomwatchZ CarsFall of EaglesSurvivorsBless Me, Father (episode "A Legend Comes to Stay"), Father Brown Mysteries (episode "The Curse of the Golden Cross"), Sutherland's LawTales of the Unexpected,Miss MarpleLovejoyThe BillCadfael and One Foot in the Grave.

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