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History Of Doctor Who
DOCTOR WHO is a British television science-fiction series, produced and screened by the British Broadcasting Corporation on their BBC
BBC
1 channel from 1963 to 1989 in its original form, with a new series launched in early 2005. In between the two, there was a one-off television movie co-produced with Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
and 20th Century Fox Television , screened on the Fox Network
Fox Network
in the United States in 1996
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The Prisoner
THE PRISONER is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in Canada beginning on 6 September 1967 then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967 and in the United States on 1 June 1968. It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama. The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although the show was sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), its combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching influence on science fiction and fantasy TV programming, and on narrative popular culture in general
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Bbc Radiophonic Workshop
The BBC
BBC
RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, one of the sound effects units of the BBC
BBC
, was created in 1958 to produce effects and new music for radio . It was closed in March 1998, although much of its traditional work had already been outsourced by 1995. The original Radiophonic Workshop was based in the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in Delaware Road, Maida Vale
Maida Vale
, London
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Hugh David
HUGH DAVID (17 July 1925 – 11 September 1987) was an actor turned television director . David was born in Aberystwyth , Wales . His directorial credits include Compact , Z-Cars , The Pallisers and Doctor Who , for which he directed two stories in the Patrick Troughton era. While still an actor in the early 1960s, he had actually turned down the leading role in Doctor Who when it was offered to him by his friend, the producer Rex Tucker . David later stated that as he had recently starred in the Granada Television series Knight Errant and disliked the high public profile it brought him, he was not keen to take on another leading role
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Geoffrey Bayldon
ALBERT GEOFFREY BAYLDON (7 January 1924 – 10 May 2017) was an English actor. After playing roles in many stage productions, including the works of William Shakespeare , he became known for portraying the title role of the children's series Catweazle (1970–71). Bayldon's other long-running parts include the Crowman in Worzel Gummidge (1979–81) and Magic Grandad in the BBC television series Watch (1995). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 TV and film credits * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEBayldon was born in Leeds and attended Bridlington School and Hull College of Architecture. Following service in the Royal Air Force during World War II , he appeared in amateur theatricals and then trained at the Old Vic Theatre School
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Ron Grainer
RONALD ERLE "RON" GRAINER (11 August 1922 – 21 February 1981) was an Australian composer who worked for most of his professional career in the United Kingdom. He is mostly remembered for his film and television music, especially the theme music for Doctor Who , The Prisoner , and Tales of the Unexpected . CONTENTS * 1 Childhood * 2 Education * 3 RAAF * 4 Early musical education and career * 5 London * 6 Maigret and after * 7 Portugal * 8 Return * 9 Final year * 10 Compilations * 11 Awards and nominations * 11.1 Awards * 11.2 Nominations * 12 Partial filmography * 13 Television * 14 Musicals * 15 References * 16 External links CHILDHOODRon Grainer was born on 11 August 1922 in Atherton, Queensland , Australia, the first child of Margaret Clark, an amateur pianist, and Ronald Albert Grainer, a storekeeper and postmaster
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Police Box
A POLICE BOX, used in the United Kingdom throughout the 20th century, is a public telephone kiosk or callbox for the use of members of the police , or for members of the public to contact the police. Unlike an ordinary callbox, its telephone was located behind a hinged door so it could be used from the outside, and the interior of the box was, in effect, a miniature police station for use by police officers to read and fill in reports, take meal breaks and even temporarily hold prisoners until the arrival of transport. Police
Police
boxes predate the era of mobile telecommunications ; now members of the British police carry two-way radios and/or mobile phones rather than relying on fixed kiosks. :2 Most boxes are now disused or have been withdrawn from service
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Script Editor
A SCRIPT EDITOR is a member of the production team of scripted television programmes, usually dramas and comedies. The script editor has many responsibilities including finding new script writers, developing storyline and series ideas with writers, and ensuring that scripts are suitable for production. The script editor will work closely with the writer at each draft of the script, giving the writer feedback on the quality of the work, suggesting improvements that can be made whilst also ensuring that practical issues like show continuity and correct running time are adhered to. Unlike the writers, script editors will usually be full-time members of the production team, working closely with the producer , if the script writer isn't a producer. SEE ALSO * Script doctor * Story editor * Showrunner REFERENCES * ^ Script editor description, Skillset
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Rex Tucker
REX TUCKER (20 February 1913 - August 10, 1996) was a British television director in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in March in the Isle of Ely , Cambridgeshire . Tucker joined the BBC in 1937 to work in radio where he remained for several years before moving to TV work. In 1954 Tucker wrote and directed The Three Princes which featured future Doctor Who producer Barry Letts and actor Roger Delgado who later became well known for playing the Doctor's opponent The Master. Amongst his work, he was a driving force during the formative stages of Doctor Who in 1963, acting as a caretaker producer prior to the arrival of Verity Lambert
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Anthony Coburn
JAMES ANTHONY COBURN (10 December 1927 – 28 April 1977) was an Australian television writer and producer, who spent much of his professional career living and working in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. He moved to the UK around 1950, where he joined the staff of BBC Television
Television
. While working as a staff writer for the BBC in 1963 and living in Herne Bay, Kent
Kent
that he became involved in the early development of the science-fiction series Doctor Who
Doctor Who
. He liaised closely with the series' first story editor, David Whitaker , on establishing the format and characters of the show, which had been initiated by various BBC drama executives before being handed on to the new production team
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Waris Hussein
WARIS HUSSEIN (born 9 December 1938) is a British-Indian television director and film director best known for his many productions for British television
British television
, including Doctor Who
Doctor Who
and the Play of the Month version of A Passage to India (1965). CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYHussein was born in Lucknow
Lucknow
, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
, British India, into a Saidanpur ( Barabanki District
Barabanki District
) Taluqdar background, and grew up mainly in Bombay
Bombay
. He came to the UK with his family in 1946, when his father, Ali Bahadur Habibullah, was appointed to the Indian High Commission
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William Hartnell
WILLIAM HENRY HARTNELL (8 January 1908 – 23 April 1975), also known as BILLY HARTNELL or BILL HARTNELL, was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who
Doctor Who
, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Doctor Who
Doctor Who
(1963–66) * 3.1 Portrayals in fiction * 4 Later life and death * 5 Filmography * 5.1 Film * 5.2 Television * 6 References * 6.1 Bibliography * 7 External links EARLY LIFEHartnell was born in St Pancras, London , England, the only child of Lucy Hartnell, an unmarried mother
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An Unearthly Child
AN UNEARTHLY CHILD (sometimes referred to as 100,000 BC) is the first serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who . It was first broadcast on BBC TV in four weekly parts from 23 November to 14 December 1963. Scripted by the Australian writer Anthony Coburn , it introduces William Hartnell as the First Doctor and original companions; Carole Ann Ford as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman , with Jacqueline Hill and William Russell as school teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton . The first episode deals with Ian and Barbara's discovery of the Doctor and his time-space ship TARDIS in a junkyard in contemporary London. The remaining episodes are set amid a power struggle between warring Stone Age factions who have lost the secret of making fire. The first episode was recorded in September 1963 on 405-line black and white videotape
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John F. Kennedy Assassination
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES * Presidency * Timeline -------------------------* 1960 Campaign * Election * Inauguration * New Frontier * Foreign Policy * Doctrine * "A Strategy of Peace" * Bay of Pigs * Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis
* Civil Rights Address
Civil Rights Address
* Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty * Clean Air * Peace Corps * "We choose to go to the Moon" * Space programs * Mercury * Gemini * Apollo -------------------------ASSASSINATION AND LEGACY * November 22, 1963 * State Funeral * Eternal Flame * Memorials * Library * Legacy ------------------------- * v * t * e John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
, the 35th President of the United States
United States
, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m
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The Daleks
THE DALEKS (also known as THE MUTANTS and THE DEAD PLANET) is the second serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who , which was first broadcast in seven weekly parts from 21 December 1963 to 1 February 1964. It is the first serial to be entirely set on an alien planet. It was written by Terry Nation
Terry Nation
and directed by Christopher Barry and Richard Martin . This story marks the first appearance of the Doctor\'s greatest extraterrestrial enemies, the Daleks , and is also the first to feature recurring Skaro people, the Thals
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William Russell (actor)
WILLIAM RUSSELL ENOCH (born 19 November 1924), better known as WILLIAM RUSSELL, is an English actor. He was born in Sunderland , County Durham and played the role of companion Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who , from the show's first episode in 1963 until 1965. CONTENTS * 1 Doctor Who * 2 Personal life * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Film * 3.2 Television * 3.3 Theatre * 4 References * 5 External links DOCTOR WHOIn 1963 he was cast in Doctor Who as the Doctor\'s first male companion, science teacher Ian Chesterton , appearing in most episodes of the first two seasons of the programme. Russell was one of the four original cast members of Doctor Who, starring opposite William Hartnell as the Doctor, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright , Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman and later Maureen O\'Brien as Vicki. His first involvement in the series took the form of the untransmitted pilot episode, which was eventually reshot and broadcast as "An Unearthly Child "
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