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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:30 pm

tygerbug wrote:  Power of the Daleks was Patrick Troughton's first story as the rejuvenated Doctor, and he underplays his role, letting the audience wonder like Ben and Polly whether this man is really The Doctor as we knew him ...

  None of this story survives. It happens to have a fine supporting cast. If we check IMDB and look for the cast's appearances around this time, in shows that have had a good life on video, we get a few leads. In a moment, we'll be following those leads ...

Robert James
"Steptoe and Son" Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs  20 October 1974 (Season 8, Episode 5)
"The Avengers" Death a La Carte  21 December 1963 (Season 3, Episode 13)
"The Avengers" Too Many Christmas Trees 25 December 1965 (Season 4, Episode 13)
The Avengers" Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...  8 May 1968 (Season 7, Episode 11)
Partly Missing: "The Avengers" Hot Snow (1961) 7 January 1961 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Missing: The Avengers" Brought to Book  14 January 1961 (Season 1, Episode 2)


Peter Bathurst
"Doctor at Large" Trains and Notes and Veins  18 April 1971 (Season 1, Episode 8 )
"Doctor in the House" All for Love...  26 September 1969 (Season 1, Episode 12)
"Doctor in the House" Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor?  12 July 1969 (Season 1, Episode 1)
"Moonbase 3" Castor and Pollux 7 October 1973 (Season 1, Episode 5)
"Moonbase 3" Achilles Heel 23 September 1973 (Season 1, Episode 3)
"Moonbase 3" Departure and Arrival  9 September 1973 (Season 1, Episode 1)

Peter Bathurst also played Chinn in Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos, which is worth looking at.

Pamela Ann Davy
"The Saint" To Kill a Saint (1967)  24 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 19)
The Avengers" The Living Dead (1967) 22 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 7)
The Avengers" Mission to Montreal (1962)  27 October 1962 (Season 2, Episode 5)

Nicholas Hawtrey
"Danger Man" Don't Nail Him Yet (1964) 22 December 1964 (Season 1, Episode 11)

Bernard Archard
"Danger Man" I Can Only Offer You Sherry (1966)
20 January 1966 (Season 2, Episode 17)

Bernard Archard of course appeared later in Doctor Who: The Pyramids of Mars.
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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:Robert James, who played Dalek-loving mad scientist Lesterson in The Power of the Daleks, also appeared in The Avengers, five times.

HIs first appearance was in "Hot Snow," the first ever Avengers episode, which is now missing apart from the first act, which survives in great quality. As far as I can tell, you only hear Robert James in the existing footage. He had a much larger part in the next episode, but that episode is missing.

So, let's go on to:
"The Avengers" Death a La Carte - 21 December 1963 (Season 3, Episode 13)

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Robert James plays the main villain in this episode (spoiler alert), which involves a Middle Eastern ruler and expensive poisoned food.

This being a season 3 episode with Cathy Gale, this was shot on video and the quality of the episode on the DVD is poor. Still, Robert James gets plenty of good screentime.

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:More of Robert James in "The Avengers" Death a La Carte -  21 December 1963 (Season 3, Episode 13)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:More of Robert James in "The Avengers" Death a La Carte -  21 December 1963 (Season 3, Episode 13)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:More of Robert James in "The Avengers" Death a La Carte -  21 December 1963 (Season 3, Episode 13)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:Pamela Ann Davy played Janley, assistant to Lesterson, in Power of the Daleks.

Here's Pamela Ann Davy in "The Avengers" - The Living Dead - 22 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 7)

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My copy of this episode isn't very high quality, and Ms. Davy spends much of her screentime being rather odd, so this isn't absolutely the best reference I could have come up with, but it should still be very helpful for this character.

At first seeming quirky and harmless, she turns out to be a baddie under the employ of Julian Glover. I didn't actually watch the episode, but I gathered that much from the visuals.

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:More of Pamela Ann Davy in "The Avengers" - The Living Dead - 22 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 7)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:31 pm

tygerbug wrote:More of Pamela Ann Davy in "The Avengers" - The Living Dead - 22 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 7)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

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tygerbug wrote:More of Pamela Ann Davy in "The Avengers" - The Living Dead - 22 February 1967 (Season 5, Episode 7)

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Re: Doctor Who: Reference Time

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:32 pm

tygerbug wrote:Robert James appears in "The Avengers" Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...  8 May 1968 (Season 7, Episode 11)  ...

.... credited as "Merlin," it's probably a small role and I didn't go looking for it. [I've had a copy on VHS somewhere for 15 years ....]

What I looked up next was ...

Robert James in "The Avengers" - Too Many Christmas Trees - 25 December 1965 (Season 4, Episode 13)

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Not a large part - he plays an evil butler called Jenkins. This is a Diana Rigg episode and therefore nicely shot on film. If he has more closeups in this I missed them. The episode is about psychic powers and murder at a Dickensian Christmas party.
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