Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 13 November

The Daleks' Master Plan: The Nightmare Begins premiered on BBC One in 1965 at 5:50pm GMT, watched by 9.10 million viewers.

The TARDIS lands on the planet Kembel and the Doctor goes to find help for the injured Steven. He discovers that the Daleks are on Kembel and are planning to conquer Earth.

The Deadly Assassin: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1976 at 6:07pm GMT, watched by 13.00 million viewers.

The Doctor enters the virtual world of the Matrix in the hope of tracking down the Master. He is then challenged by a masked opponent to a battle that only one of them can survive.

Away with the Fairies premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 2:15am GMT

Mona Lisa's Revenge: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 4:34pm GMT, watched by 0.92 million viewers.

Good Morning Britain (featuring Peter Capaldi) premiered on ITV in 2015 at 6:00am GMT

Peter Capaldi chats live from the Doctor Who Festival.

Camilla Power will be 45 - 6 credits, including Receptionist/Mademoiselle in Dark Eyes: 4(BF)

Camilla Power is an Irish-born English actress. 

She portrayed Jill Pole in BBC's TV adaptation of the book The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis, and in adult life she played teacher Lorna Dickey in BBC One serial Waterloo Road.

She played Pearl in the Torchwood television story From Out of the Rain. She also voiced Councillor Kostal in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story The Foe from the Future, which was part of the Lost Stories series.

Michael Osborne will be 74 - 2 credits, including Sorak in The Horns of Nimon

Michael Osborne is a British actor who played Sorak in the 1979 Fourth doctor story, Horns of Nimon.

He also appeared in Secret Army, Couples and Edward VII

Adrienne Corri (died 2016 aged 85) would be 91 - credited as Mena in The Leisure Hive

Adrienne Corri  is a Scottish-born actress of Italian parentage.

Despite having significant roles in many films, Adrienne Corri is likely to be remembered for one of her smaller parts, that of Mrs. Alexander, the wife of the writer Frank Alexander, in the 1971Stanley Kubrick dystopian film A Clockwork Orange. Though not the originally cast for this role, she was brought in after the first actress left. Clad in an eye catching bright red pajama suit, she answers the door to the hero of the film, Alex de Large, and in a scene redolent with black humor and violence is forcibly stripped and gang raped, Corri being thrust center stage in a exuberant quasi-theatrical spectacle, as Alex accompanies the stripping with a joyful rendition of 'Singing in the Rain'. Though the scene lasts barely three minutes and Corri's dialog is confined to some initial preliminaries, the nature of the scene and the manner of its presentation make it perhaps the most memorable scene in the entire film. Corri appeared in many excellent films, notably as Valerie in Jean Renoir's The River (1951), as Lara's mother in David Lean's Dr. Zhivago (1965) and in the Otto Preminger thriller Bunny Lake is missing . She also appeared in a number of horror and suspense films from the 1950s until the 1970s including Devil Girl from MarsThe Tell-Tale HeartA Study in Terror and Vampire Circus. She also appeared as Therese Duval in Revenge of the Pink Panther. The range and versatility of her acting is shown by appearances in such diverse productions as the 1969 science fiction movieMoon Zero Two where she played opposite the ever dependable character actor Sam Kyd (Len the barman), and again in 1969, in Twelfth Night, directed by John Sichel, as the Countess Olivia, where she played opposite Alec Guinness (Malvolio).

Her numerous television credits include Angelica in Sword of Freedom (1958), Yolanda in The Invisible Man tv series episode "Crisis in the Desert", a regular role in A Family At War and You're Only Young Twice, a 1971 television play by Jack Trevor Story, as Mena in the Doctor Who story "The Leisure Hive" and guest starred as the mariticidal Liz Newton in the UFO episode "The Square Triangle". In 1979 she returned to Shakespeare when she appeared in the BBC Shakespeare production of Measure for Measure, as the earthy, cheroot smoking keeper of a bawdy house, Mistress Overdone.

She had a major stage career, appearing regularly both in London and in the the provincial theaters. There is a story that, when the audience booed on the first night of John Osborne's The World Of Paul Slickey, Corri responded with her own abuse: she raised two fingers to the audience and shouted "Go fuck yourselves"[1] . Note that Billington only repeats the story, without confirming or providing any evidence of its truth. During the making of Moon Two Zero, she poured a glass of iced water inside James Olson's rubber space suit, in which uncomfortable state he was obliged to wear it for the remained of the day's shooting[2] .

She is the author of The Search for Gainsborough, a book written in diary form detailing her efforts to establish the provenance of a painting she believes to be by Gainsborough. It displays her wit and erudition, and her feisty character shines through the pages, as well as providing the reader with a fund of anecdotes regarding the actress herself. She was acquainted with many of the leading figures in the British theater, including Joe Orton, and he recounts in his dairies how he asked her advice on how best to end his relationship with his lover Kenneth Halliwell[3] . She enjoyed a good relationship with Stanley Kubrick, who joked with her that in the surprise visit sequence in A Clockwork Orange, where the two droogs, Alex and Dim, engage in a stylized display of libidinal excess, swinging her across the shoulders of Dim who marches gaily around the room, while Alex engages in a joyful rendition of 'Singing in the rain', skipping and dancing and swinging his cane until he approaches her, trousers around his ankles to commence the rape, she was cast in the "the Debbie Reynold's part"[4] . After finishing filming A Clockwork Orange, she kept in touch with Stanley Kubrick, who complained to her about the problem he had of losing socks whenever he did the washing, so for Christmas she gave him a pair of bright red socks, a wry comment on his domestic concerns and simultaneously a humorous reference to her now famous scene in A Clockwork Orange, where after Alex had finished snipping off her red pajama suit, she was naked except for a pair of red socks[5] .

Corri has married and divorced twice, to the actors Daniel Massey (1961-1967) and Derek Fowlds.

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Peggy Mount (died 2001 aged 86) - credited as Stallslady in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Peggy Mount OBE was an English actress of stage and screen. She was perhaps best known for playing battleaxe characters and for her distinctive voice.

Mount was born in Leigh-on-SeaEssex. Her love of acting had begun with the dramatic society of the Wesleyan chapel which she attended in Essex. She first worked as a secretary and took lessons from a drama tutor, Phyllis Reader, in her spare time.

She progressed through amateur theatre and wartime concert party productions, and in 1944 played her first straight part, in Hindle Wakes at the Hippodrome, Keighley, before joining the Harry Hanson Court Players for three years, then working in repertory theatre in ColchesterPrestonDundeeWolverhampton and Liverpool.

Mount shot to fame in London's West End playing the battleaxe mother-in-law Emma Hornett in Sailor Beware in 1955, having originated the role at Worthing Rep. She made her film début in the screen version of Sailor Beware! a year later.

However, Peggy Mount is best known for her many television comedy programmes. In 1958 Mount appeared as a landlady in The Adventures Of Mr. Pastry before landing to her official first television role was in The Larkins the same year, an early ITV comedy series featuring David Kossoff and herself as a Cockney couple, Alf and Ada Larkins, and their family.

The same time as the show, Mount appeared in another sitcom called Winning Widows in 1961-62, opposite Avice Landon as two widows who both had three husbands each then becoming widows.

She followed that from 1966 to 1968 with George and the Dragon, alongside Sid James and John Le Mesurier. From 1971 to 1972 she starred in Lollipop Loves Mr Mole with Hugh Lloyd and Pat Coombs. Between 1977 and 1981 she then starred in the Yorkshire Television sitcom You’re Only Young Twice, as the forthright Flora Petty who often bullied her friend Cissie Lupin (played by Pat Coombs).

Her other films included The Naked Truth alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in 1957 and Ladies Who Do alongside Harry H CorbettJon Pertwee and Robert Morley in 1963. She also played Mrs Bumble in the 1968 film of the musical Oliver!

However, Mount's career flourished most on stage. In 1960 she went to London's Old Vic as the Nurse to Judi Dench's Juliet, also appearing there in the play All Things Bright and Beautiful. In the West End she was another dreadful battleaxe in J B Priestley's When We Are Married in 1970.

For the next four years she toured, notably as Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals. At Birmingham Rep in 1977 she was a memorable Mother Courage and appeared in the Ben Travers farces Plunder and Rookery Nook.

In the 1980s she worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Barbican Centre, and made her final stage appearance in 1996 at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Uncle Vanya with Trevor EveImogen Stubbs and Frances Barber.

Mount later appeared on television in programmes such as Doctor Who (in "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" in 1988),The Tomorrow People (in which she played the cameo role of Mrs Butterworth in the second episode of the 1994 story "The Monsoon Man") and Inspector Morse ("Fat Chance"). Mount also appeared in the 1991 T-Bag Christmas special, "T-Bag's Christmas Turkey". She was awarded an OBE in 1995.

She appeared in several Radio Plays for the BBC. In 1985 Peggy performed as the medium Madame Arcati in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, on Radio 4.

In her later years she lost her sight and suffered a series of strokes, forcing her to retire. She died at Denville Hall, the actors' retirement home in North London. She never married and had no children.

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