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Posted Yesterday, 04:25 AM

The actor Barrie Ingham has died at 83. He played the part of the Thal leader Alyddon in the Peter Cushing film Dr Who and the Daleks .He also appeared in The Myth Makers as Prince Paris http://www.palmbeach...se-detec/njwfS/


Vinegar Tits

Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:02 PM

Fiona Cumming, who directed Castrovalva, Snakedance, Enlightenment and Planet Of Fire, died of cancer on New Year's Day.

Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

Just heard the actress Bridget Turner has died.She played the part of Alice in the 2007 Dr Who story Gridlock http://www.dorsetech...BRIDGET_TURNER/

Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

I know the death of actor Bernard Kay has been mentioned elsewhere on the forum but I thought I would post it here s well since he appeared in noless than 4 Doctor Who stories. He was Carl Tyler in the Dalek Invasion of Earth, Saladin in The Crusades,Inspector Crosland in The Faceless Ones and Caldwell in Colony in Space. He was a great actor .Sad start to the year for Doctor Who fans http://www.digitalsp...~p08VwaobsAkFCN

Bibliogryphon

Posted 05 December 2014 - 12:18 PM







As mentioned in the Bellingham thread, I have just started watching Trial of a Timelord for the first time. I had no idea she was in it and I actually thought the Inquisitor was Jacqui Pearce at first.

I am up to Terror of the Vervoids, written by Pip and the also-recently-deceased Jane Baker and to my surprise:

1. The script doesn't totally suck (so far, at any rate)
2. Mel isn't a screaming abomination yet in her first appearance. In fact, she's almost a relief after Peri's whining.


1. Terror is quite fun. Its got a lot of really daft lines which I shan't spoil, but yeah, Pip and Jane are actually quite fun if you are in the right mood. It's also got a surprisingly strong cast for that era - Honor Blackman, Denys Hawthorne, Malcolm Tierney and Bellingham/Michael Jayston too.
2. Unfortunately, she gets worse.

1. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:
2. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:


1. A good point, well made!

2. A good point, well made!

:D

Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice.

I finished Trial last night. I can honestly say that Lynda Bellingham is probably the best person in it.

So the Doctor really did commit genocide against the Vervoids and got away with it! :o

I am now watching the "Trials and Tribulations" feature and it is more gripping than the story itself. Whilst all that politics was going on at the BBC, with Saward lashing out, Baker being fired, Grade trying to wrap the show up and so on, Jimmy Savile was fiddling kids down the corridor. What a screwed up organisation. :(


And...

"So, this big 14 part story. Surely we've worked out how we're going to tie it all up?"
"Don't worry, I've set acclaimed writer Bob Holmes on it."
"Thank god."

(a day later)

"Err, about acclaimed writer Bob Holmes?"
"Yeah?"
"He's dead."
"Bugger."

My opinion of Pip and Jane Baker has gone up. Only by a tiny half-notch but it has gone up all the same, having to deal with that situation and producing a Vervoids script that was, well, at least workable. They definitely needed to deal with the genocide issue though.

Trials and Tribulations shows just how slapdash everything was though: JN-T thought Colin was an amusing raconteur at a wedding, so hires him on the basis of that alone. He then arbitarily decides he wants a redhead so hires Bonnie even though she is unproven as an actress and only begrudginly auditions her. Meanwhile, writers start dropping off the project so they have to hire Pip and Jane whilst bad blood is brewing between JN-T and Saward and there has been no budget increase despite everyone acknowledging how old and shoddy the show looks. Far out.


As much as it galls me to defend Bonnie Langford I do not think we can say she was unproven as an actress when she had been in many things from a young age including Just William and The Wombles movie. OK its not Hamlet but there again neither is Trial of a Timelord.

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:00 AM

My opinion of Pip and Jane Baker has gone up. Only by a tiny half-notch but it has gone up all the same, having to deal with that situation and producing a Vervoids script that was, well, at least workable. They definitely needed to deal with the genocide issue though.



Not to mention they also had to write up their own version of Episode 14 at short noticed after Robert Holmes died after only submitting a brief outline and Eric Saward resigning and withdrawing his script.

yes, that's what I meant. That doesn't excuse their crime against humanity (Time and the Rani) though!

Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:59 AM

My opinion of Pip and Jane Baker has gone up. Only by a tiny half-notch but it has gone up all the same, having to deal with that situation and producing a Vervoids script that was, well, at least workable. They definitely needed to deal with the genocide issue though.



Not to mention they also had to write up their own version of Episode 14 at short noticed after Robert Holmes died after only submitting a brief outline and Eric Saward resigning and withdrawing his script.

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:38 PM






As mentioned in the Bellingham thread, I have just started watching Trial of a Timelord for the first time. I had no idea she was in it and I actually thought the Inquisitor was Jacqui Pearce at first.

I am up to Terror of the Vervoids, written by Pip and the also-recently-deceased Jane Baker and to my surprise:

1. The script doesn't totally suck (so far, at any rate)
2. Mel isn't a screaming abomination yet in her first appearance. In fact, she's almost a relief after Peri's whining.


1. Terror is quite fun. Its got a lot of really daft lines which I shan't spoil, but yeah, Pip and Jane are actually quite fun if you are in the right mood. It's also got a surprisingly strong cast for that era - Honor Blackman, Denys Hawthorne, Malcolm Tierney and Bellingham/Michael Jayston too.
2. Unfortunately, she gets worse.

1. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:
2. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:


1. A good point, well made!

2. A good point, well made!

:D

Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice.

I finished Trial last night. I can honestly say that Lynda Bellingham is probably the best person in it.

So the Doctor really did commit genocide against the Vervoids and got away with it! :o

I am now watching the "Trials and Tribulations" feature and it is more gripping than the story itself. Whilst all that politics was going on at the BBC, with Saward lashing out, Baker being fired, Grade trying to wrap the show up and so on, Jimmy Savile was fiddling kids down the corridor. What a screwed up organisation. :(


And...

"So, this big 14 part story. Surely we've worked out how we're going to tie it all up?"
"Don't worry, I've set acclaimed writer Bob Holmes on it."
"Thank god."

(a day later)

"Err, about acclaimed writer Bob Holmes?"
"Yeah?"
"He's dead."
"Bugger."

My opinion of Pip and Jane Baker has gone up. Only by a tiny half-notch but it has gone up all the same, having to deal with that situation and producing a Vervoids script that was, well, at least workable. They definitely needed to deal with the genocide issue though.

Trials and Tribulations shows just how slapdash everything was though: JN-T thought Colin was an amusing raconteur at a wedding, so hires him on the basis of that alone. He then arbitarily decides he wants a redhead so hires Bonnie even though she is unproven as an actress and only begrudginly auditions her. Meanwhile, writers start dropping off the project so they have to hire Pip and Jane whilst bad blood is brewing between JN-T and Saward and there has been no budget increase despite everyone acknowledging how old and shoddy the show looks. Far out.

msc

Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:19 PM





As mentioned in the Bellingham thread, I have just started watching Trial of a Timelord for the first time. I had no idea she was in it and I actually thought the Inquisitor was Jacqui Pearce at first.

I am up to Terror of the Vervoids, written by Pip and the also-recently-deceased Jane Baker and to my surprise:

1. The script doesn't totally suck (so far, at any rate)
2. Mel isn't a screaming abomination yet in her first appearance. In fact, she's almost a relief after Peri's whining.


1. Terror is quite fun. Its got a lot of really daft lines which I shan't spoil, but yeah, Pip and Jane are actually quite fun if you are in the right mood. It's also got a surprisingly strong cast for that era - Honor Blackman, Denys Hawthorne, Malcolm Tierney and Bellingham/Michael Jayston too.
2. Unfortunately, she gets worse.

1. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:
2. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:


1. A good point, well made!

2. A good point, well made!

:D

Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice.

I finished Trial last night. I can honestly say that Lynda Bellingham is probably the best person in it.

So the Doctor really did commit genocide against the Vervoids and got away with it! :o

I am now watching the "Trials and Tribulations" feature and it is more gripping than the story itself. Whilst all that politics was going on at the BBC, with Saward lashing out, Baker being fired, Grade trying to wrap the show up and so on, Jimmy Savile was fiddling kids down the corridor. What a screwed up organisation. :(


And...

"So, this big 14 part story. Surely we've worked out how we're going to tie it all up?"
"Don't worry, I've set acclaimed writer Bob Holmes on it."
"Thank god."

(a day later)

"Err, about acclaimed writer Bob Holmes?"
"Yeah?"
"He's dead."
"Bugger."

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:05 PM




As mentioned in the Bellingham thread, I have just started watching Trial of a Timelord for the first time. I had no idea she was in it and I actually thought the Inquisitor was Jacqui Pearce at first.

I am up to Terror of the Vervoids, written by Pip and the also-recently-deceased Jane Baker and to my surprise:

1. The script doesn't totally suck (so far, at any rate)
2. Mel isn't a screaming abomination yet in her first appearance. In fact, she's almost a relief after Peri's whining.


1. Terror is quite fun. Its got a lot of really daft lines which I shan't spoil, but yeah, Pip and Jane are actually quite fun if you are in the right mood. It's also got a surprisingly strong cast for that era - Honor Blackman, Denys Hawthorne, Malcolm Tierney and Bellingham/Michael Jayston too.
2. Unfortunately, she gets worse.

1. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:
2. I have seen Time and the Rani. :puke:


1. A good point, well made!

2. A good point, well made!

:D

Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice.

I finished Trial last night. I can honestly say that Lynda Bellingham is probably the best person in it.

So the Doctor really did commit genocide against the Vervoids and got away with it! :o

I am now watching the "Trials and Tribulations" feature and it is more gripping than the story itself. Whilst all that politics was going on at the BBC, with Saward lashing out, Baker being fired, Grade trying to wrap the show up and so on, Jimmy Savile was fiddling kids down the corridor. What a screwed up organisation. :(

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