Wednesday, 30 March 2022

585 Time-Flight Part Four

EPISODE: Time-Flight Part Four
TRANSMITTED: Tuesday 30 March 1982
WRITER: Peter Grimwade
PRODUCER: John Nathan-Turner
RATINGS: 8.3 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Time-Flight/ Arc of Infinity

"Devious to the last, Doctor!"

The part of the Xeraphin that is Professor Hayter projects himself into the Tardis control room taking it to the sarcophagus chamber to rescue The Doctor, Nyssa & Tegan. The Doctor moves the Tardis outside the chamber and dispatches it with Nyssa & the Concorde crew to prepare the aircraft for take off. He and Tegan attempt to recover the pieces of the Tardis the Master has stolen but discover the Master has gutted the Kalid's control room. The Master discovers he cannot leave this time period because he stole the wrong component from the Doctor's Tardis and bargains the lives of the original Concorde's crew & passengers for the correct circuits. The Doctor cobbles together a replacement using it to get the Tardis and Concorde back to Heathrow where the Master's Tardis appears and is deflected into the time vortex by the Doctor's toward the present day planet of Xeraphas. In some confusion with policemen the Doctor is forced to make a quick exit in the Tardis resulting in Tegan being left behind.

STAPLEY: Happy landings, Doctor.
TEGAN: Happy landings, Doctor.
STAPLEY: Hello. I thought you were going with the Doctor.
TEGAN: So did I.

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Tegan being left behind is quite a clever little touch which got the series a few column inches in print as people threw their arms up at another companion vanishing so soon after Adric's Death. As we'll see that may be another slight bit of misdirection....

I missed the first few minutes of this on the original broadcast and it didn't make sense. I've watched it all the way through now and it still doesn't. I'll accept that maybe the Xeraphin are powerful enough to be able to project Hayter into the Tardis but to suddenly control it with that much precision?

And why have a projection of Hayter? His appearance here, albeit mute, would have surely caused him to be paid a fee for the episode and as one of the guest stars that'll be a penny or two. Thought maybe that does explain something later on....

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MASTER: Very well, Doctor. What are your terms?
DOCTOR: You return all the passengers, we have access to both aircraft, you return all the components of my Tardis not necessary for the normal functioning of your machine.
MASTER: And what will you give me?
DOCTOR: A temporal limiter.

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Last time I blogged this I asked

How is the Doctor able to cobble together replacement circuits to enable his Tardis to move in time when the Master couldn't & didn't?
I'd missed Nyssa explaining this bit in the script.
TEGAN: If the Doctor gives the Master a bit of the Tardis, how do we get back?
NYSSA: He must be giving him a redundant circuit. You know how the Doctor collects spare parts.
Then we have what happens to the Master's Tardis when they arrive at Heathrow:
NYSSA: The Master can't land.
DOCTOR: No. Same coordinates as the Tardis, but we got here first. Just.

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NYSSA: It's gone.
DOCTOR: Knocked back into time-space like a straight six into the pavilion.
NYSSA: The Xeraphin will never be able to regenerate.
DOCTOR: Oh, they stand a much better chance on their own planet.
NYSSA: You sent them to Xeraphas? But the radiation will
DOCTOR: That was millions of years ago. The atmosphere will be perfectly clear by now. Not a very nice climate for the Master, though.
NYSSA: He'll just take off again.
DOCTOR: Well, I think with that extra energy on board, my temporal limiter will need replacing.
NYSSA: He's stuck on Xeraphas?
DOCTOR: Yes. Let's hope it's for good.

Just how does the "knocking the Master's Tardis back into the Time Vortex" work? How does the Doctor know where he'll end up? I suppose he may have hard coded both the Heathrow co-ordinates and those for Xeraphas into the component before giving it to the Master but really I just don't care cos it's an awful mess from start to finish.

Last time round I said that this

is going straight on the "I don't have to watch you again" pile with The Sensorites, The Space Pirates, Face of Evil & Underworld.
Writing these four Blog entries is the first time I've seen Time Flight since. The gap from the previous story, the superb Earthshock to here is HUGE.
TEGAN: The passengers are coming too?
STAPLEY: The passengers are your responsibility, Tegan. When you get them on board, stand by these tyres.
TEGAN: Ladies and gentlemen, we do apologise for the delay. Your flight is now ready for boarding. Would you care to proceed to your aircraft immediately?

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We return to the matter of Stewardess Angela Clifford, played by Judith Byfield. She was last seen entering The Master's Tardis in episode 3, yet when the passengers and crew of Concorde Victor Foxtrot are released in this episode, she's nowhere to be seen!

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There's a few new Passengers in this episode:

In the studios is Graham Jarvis, who was also a Plasmaton in this and the first episode, returns as a Lazar in Terminus. In Blake's 7 he had been a Pyroan in Volcano.

On Location, presumably during the sequence where Tegan wanders round the Terminal Building we have a couple more Passengers. The Male, Fred Redford, was Visitor Lomon in The Leisure Hive and a Foster & Citizen in Keeper of Traken. He returns as a Demon in Snakedance.

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Val McCrimmon makes the second of her two onscreen appearances in Doctor Who as the female passenger, having played a female crew member in the previous story Earthshock. I think she could be the woman with the BA bag. She had been the Assistant Floor Manager on Nightmare of Eden, Shada, The Leisure Hive, Warrior's Gate, Logopolis, Four to Doomsday, Kinda & Black Orchid, a role she'd go on to fill on Enlightenment, Resurrection of the Daleks, Paradise Towers & Remembrance of the Daleks. She can also be seen in the Porridge spin off Going Straight as a Shop Assistant in Going Off the Rails.

There's two Policemen in this episode and they're both very familiar names:

Derek Suthern, who I think is the bearded Policeman, was a Path Lab Technician in The Hand of Fear, a Mentiad in The Pirate Planet, a Gracht Guard in The Androids of Tara, a Mute in The Armageddon Factor, a Guard in The Creature from the Pit, a Mandrel in Nightmare of Eden and a Guard in The Horns of Nimon. He was only stopped from appearing in FIVE consecutive stories by his role as a Krarg in Shada not being broadcast: he's the Krarg that was recorded rampaging round the decaying Think Tank in episodes 4 & 5. He then played an Argolin Guides in The Leisure Hive, the ill fated PC Davis in Logopolis and a Cricketer in Black Orchid. He returns as a Man in Market in Snakedance. In Blake's 7 he plays a Federation Trooper in The Way Back, a Scavenger in Deliverance, a Federation Trooper in both Trial & Countdown, a Customer/Gambler in Gambit, a Hommik Warrior in Power and a Space Princess Guard/Passenger in Gold. He too was in The Spy Who Loved Me as an Atlantis Guard. He's a Hotel Guest in the Fawlty Towers episodes The Germans and The Psychiatrist and appears as an Atlantis Guard in the Roger Moore James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

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The clean shaven policeman is Les Conrad who had been a Tavern Customer in The Massacre, a Unit Soldier in The Invasion, a Pirate in The Space Pirates, an 1862 Union Soldier and an Alien Guard in The War Games, a UNIT Soldier in Doctor Who and the Silurians, a UNIT Soldier, Control Room Assistant & Policeman in The Ambassadors of Death, a RSF soldier in Inferno, a UNIT soldier again in Terror of the Autons, a Prisoner & Military Policeman in The Mind of Evil, a Colonist in The Colony in Space, a UNIT Soldier in Time Monster and a Technician/Guard/Citizen in Pirate Planet. He returns as a 1983 Schoolmaster in Mawdryn Undead, a Gunrunner in Caves of Androzani, a Jacondan Guard in The Twin Dilemma, which also features his twin sons as the Sylvest twins, and a guard in Vengeance on Varos. He'd been a British Soldier in The Andromeda Breakthrough: Gale Warning, a man in Doomwatch: Burial at Sea, appears in the Blake's 7 episode Gold as a Space Princess Guard/Passenger, is a soldier in The Day of the Triffids and is a Legionnaire in the Douglas Camfield helmed classic serial of Beau Geste

Having looked the transmission times for the episodes up I discover *why* I missed the start. In general odd numbered Season 19 episodes, on a Monday, aired at 18.55 and the even numbered episodes, on a Tuesday, aired at 19.05. Confusing to start with I know, you'd have thought they'd be on at the same time. Well for some reason this episode aired at 18:50 an entire 15 minutes earlier than normal.

Thankfully, later that summer, the BBC provided a repeat season of earlier stories to wipe away the memory of this tosh. My memory has it that Doctor Who & The Monsters came into existence when the the BBC's Monday night American import series (possibly Bret Maverick) ended early. Three stories were chosen to represent each of the Doctor's major monsters and each edited into two 50 minute compilations. On the 12th to 19th July the recently recovered colour copy of the Curse of Peladon (representing the Ice Warriors) was aired followed by Genesis of the Daleks on 26th July & 2nd August and finally Earthshock (for the Cybermen) on the 9th & 16th August. There were no summer repeats of other stories from season 19 shown that year, but two would be shown during the summer of 1983 and another during the summer of 1984.

Later that autumn, in the penultimate weekend of October, two science fiction landmarks occurred on ITV. On Saturday 23rd the first episode of Star Fleet, the English translation of X-Bomber, aired. Then on the Sunday Star Wars aired on UK Television for the first time.

Time Flight was novelised by the story's author Peter Grimwade in 1983. It was released on video in July 2000 and on DVD on 6th August 2007 as part of a boxset containing Time-Flight and the following story Arc of Infinity.

Doctor Who Season 19, containing Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock & Timeflight, was released on Blu Ray on 10th December 2018.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

584 Time-Flight Part Three

EPISODE: Time-Flight Part Three
TRANSMITTED: Monday 29 March 1982
WRITER: Peter Grimwade
PRODUCER: John Nathan-Turner
RATINGS: 9.1 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Time-Flight/ Arc of Infinity

"I do not wish to believe, therefore I hallucinate. Is that the philosophy of Darlington men, Professor?"

The Master attempts to steal the Tardis but the Doctor has left the co-ordinate overload on forcing it to return to the Mausoleum. The Doctor & Hayter direct the now freed passengers & crew into penetrating the sanctum where they reach Nyssa & Tegan. They find it contains a Sarcophagus with a being on huge power within. Stapley & Bilton hide in the Tardis, attempting to stop the Master from using it but he removes the components he needs and then sends the Tardis away to hover over the Mausoleum. The Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan & Hayter are confronted by a projection of a being. It tells them that he is Anithon, and that the entirety of his race the Xeraphin is stored in the sarcophagus, merged into one being. He wishes to help the Doctor but is opposed by another Xeraphin, Zarak, who believes the Master's promise of power. They try to bring Nyssa into the Xeraphin gestalt but Hayter takes her place and has his body destroyed. The Sarcophagus vanishes, taken into the Master's Tardis.

That was a struggle!

Last time out I wrote:

No, I'm sorry I haven't a clue what was going on there. Lots of wordy explanation that just didn't make sense.
and I think I'd go along with that again now, everytime I watch it this episode just looses me. I've watched it three times now for this reblogging and am struggling to find much new and interesting to say about it!

A vast proportion of the action takes place in the chamber containing the sarcophagus and that just looks like a cheap fibreglass shell both inside & out!

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Once inside a big fuss is made about the contents of the Sarcophagus....

DOCTOR: Look in the sarcophagus, Professor.
HAYTER: It's alive!
DOCTOR: An immeasurable intelligence at the centre of a psychic vortex, all seeing, all knowing.
HAYTER: I've certainly never seen a living organism like this before.
.... but all we, very briefly, get to see is a pulsating orange blob!

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The blob is apparently the entirety of the Xeraphin merged into one being. When they started to revive and separate off, The Master picked off the first few to revive and murdered them in traditional fashion with the Tissue Compression Eliminator.

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At this point Nyssa gets possessed for reasons I'm not entirely clear on. It could well be just down to she's closest to the Sarcophagus at the time, it's just not explained on screen!

NYSSA: Don't be afraid, Doctor.
DOCTOR: No, Nyssa, you'll be absorbed.
NYSSA: The Xeraphin is calling us. The Xeraphin is very close.
DOCTOR: No, stop! Nyssa, talk to me. Explain it to me.
NYSSA: The Xeraphin contains the wisdom of the universe. Without the knowledge, you cannot escape from the sanctum.
DOCTOR: But the knowledge will consume you!
NYSSA: The sacrifice is required for your survival, Doctor, and the future of the Xeraphin.
HAYTER: Stop! I shall talk to the Xeraphin.
DOCTOR: No, Professor.
HAYTER: I'm a scientist, Doctor. The chance of inheriting the wisdom of all the universe is an opportunity I cannot ignore.
DOCTOR: It will destroy you. You don't understand what you're doing.
HAYTER: Precisely, Doctor. But soon I shall know everything.
NYSSA: The Xeraphin welcomes you, Professor.
DOCTOR: Professor Hayter, get back from there!
At which point he promptly vanishes in a flash of light ad his body disintegrates to slush!

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DOCTOR: The molecular structure has completely broken up.
NYSSA: He's become a Plasmaton.
DOCTOR: I think the Xeraphin is trying to materialise.
ANITHON: I am Anithon, of the race of the Xeraphin.
We get two separate Xeraphin appearing to us: Anithon, played by Hugh Hayes representing their good side, and the evil Zarak, who sides with the Master, played by Andre Winterton who voiced the Plasmaton in part two. He later plays Angelo Pordenne in the Star Cops episode This Case to Be Opened in a Million Years.

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They get to deliver some complicated exposition, argue and then vanish ever to be seen again!

Deary me. As I said a big struggle!

Playing Professor Hayter is Nigel Stock, the only actor other than Patrick McGoohan to play Number Six in The Prisoner, which he does during the mind swap episode Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. McGoohan was away while this episode was being filmed making Ice Station Zebra, mainly to finance the production of the remaining Prisoner episodes! Other science fiction appearances include Out of This World, where he played Dr. John Frame in The Yellow Pill and he achieves a rare double by also appearing in Out of the Unknown as Charles Dennistoun in Second Childhood. Sadly neither are currently known to exist. In Doomwatch he was Commander Charles Keeping in the first season episode Project Sahara which can be found on The Doomwatch DVD. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy he played Roddy Martindale in the opening episode Return to the Circus and in Yes Minister he was Sir Mark Spencer in the episodes A Question of Loyalty and The Bed of Nails. He'd been in the 1948 film Brighton Rock, as Cubitt, alongside First Doctor William Hartnell, and featured in Knights of God, as Brother Simon, alongside Second Doctor Patrick Troughton: that production was the last TV appearance for both actors

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Richard Easton (Captain Stapley) was probably best known for playing Brian Hammond in the BBC serial The Brothers. I've never seen The Brothers but many of it's cast get roles in Doctor Who around this time, the most important one being in the very next story..... Richard Easton went on to have a successful stage career in the US and was the winner of Broadway's Best Actor Tony Award in 2001 for The Invention of Love.

Flight Engineer Scobie is played by Keith Drinkel. He can be seen in Miss Marple: The Body in the Library as Mark Gaskell and appears in the fan drama Zygon as Bob Calhoun/Torlakhl.

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Bilton, Stapley's first officer, is played by Michael Cashman shortly to find fame as Colin Russel in Eastenders where he would come to national attention being involved in the first gay kiss in a UK soap opera. From 1999 he has served as a Labour MEP and is now The Right Honourable The Lord Cashman, CBE!

There is a very odd departure in this episode: it's the last appearance of Judith Byfield as Angela Clifford.

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She walks into the Master's Tardis, never to be seen again! Is she still in there, a Prisoner of the Master, hypnotised and serving him in flight drinks? It's very odd for a credited character to just disappear mid story!

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

583 Time-Flight Part Two

EPISODE: Time-Flight Part Two
TRANSMITTED: Tuesday 23 March 1982
WRITER: Peter Grimwade
PRODUCER: John Nathan-Turner
RATINGS: 8.5 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Time-Flight/ Arc of Infinity

"No, Doctor, you never do understand. You never do!"

The beings surrounding the Doctor ask for his help telling him they are Plasmatons before releasing them. The Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa & Captain Stapley encounter Professor Hayter, a passenger on the first Concorde who has resisted the hypnotic control the other passengers have fallen under. Kalid sends a controlled Plasmaton to subdue Nyssa who is being controlled telepathically to broadcast a warning. The Doctor leaves Tegan to look after Nyssa while he, Hayter & Stapley go to the Mausoleum where they find the crew and passengers of the other Concorde engaged in manual labour trying to break into a large object. The Doctor finds his way to the Kalid's control room and confronts him. His power distracted, Nyssa is free and she & Tegan go to the Mausoleum where they are confronted with illusions of Adric, The Melkur & a Terrileptil. Hayter & Stapley free the two members of Hayter's crew, Bilton & Scobie, but all four are transported to the Kalid's chamber and attacked by a Plasmaton beast. Nyssa and Tegan find their way to the source of the Kalid's power and disrupt it, the Plasmaton beast vanishing and Kalid collapsing to the floor. As the Doctor & Hayter examine the Kalid's equipment a familiar voice rings out and out from the decaying form of the Kalid's body steps the Master.

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Oh look, it's the Master! What a surprise!

I can remember watching this as a nearly nine year old: loving the Kalid's gunge laden "death" and being and so surprised when he was revealed as the Master. Now I can hear Anthony Ainley's voice in the Kalid but back then, not clue, helped by tjhe use of the Leon Ny Taiy pseudonym, an anagram ofTony Ainley, on the the closing credits of Part One as well as the combined Radio Times cast for Parts One/Two to help disguise The Master's return.

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Last time I watched this for the Episode A Day blog, I said:

Just dreadful. The music doesn't suit the on screen action, the Plasmatons in their usual form look rubbish, the Kalid just doesn't work and the only decent set in the program, the Kalid's chamber, is ruined when you see the join between walls and floor. Ugh.
It hasn't gone that badly wrong for me yet on this viewing. It's not doing wonders but is better than I remember!

Not having seen it since The Episode A Day blog probably says something about the esteem I hold it in though!

The illusions in this episode feature Matthew Waterhouse as Adric. During season 19, 20 & 21 two episodes were shown on consecutive days and to save space in the Radio Times both episodes shared a single cast listing. By having him appear here in a speaking role the character got a credit for the two episodes in that week's Radio Times, which was released before Earthshock 4 aired, so there wouldn't be the slightest suspicion that he would die in the final episode of Earthshock.

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Reprising his (uncredited) role as the Melkur is actor Graham Cole. His first Doctor Who appearance should have been in Shada as a young Think Tank Scientist but following that story's cancelation he made his debut in The Leisure Hive as a Zero Gravity Squash Player then was in Full Circle as a Marshman before making his Melkur debut in Keeper of Traken and then appearing in Kinda as a Kinda tribesman and Earthshock as a Cyberman. He'll return in The Five Doctors as a Cyberman, Resurrection of the Daleks as a Crewmember and The Twin Dilemma as a Jacondan. He was also in Blake's 7 as one of Gerren's Associates in Games and a Federation Trooper in Blake before becoming famous as PC Tony Stamp in The Bill.

Terileptil (Vision) Chris Bradshaw 2 Kinda in Kinda returns as a Schoolboy in Mawdryn Undead, a Lazar in Terminus and a Young Karfelon in Timelash. In Blake's 7 he is a Passenger in Gold.

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The Dragon Puppeteer is Richard Gregory of Imagineering, the firm providing many of the props and costumes at this time: he designed the Earthshock Cybermen.

The Plasmaton Voice is provided by Andre Winterton, who'll we'll see in the next episod in another role. According to the DWAS production file this role was going to be filled by Judith Byfield who is Stewardess Angela Clifford & the Tannoy Voice.

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Playing the Plasmatons we have a number of actors, most of which have Doctor Who form

Chris Holmes was a U.N.I.T. Soldier in Day of the Daleks, a Guard in The Time Monster, a Miner in The Monster of Peladon, a Muto in Genesis of the Daleks, a Peasant, Traveller, Workman Peasant, Brother & Soldier in The Masque of Mandragora, a Time Lord in Invasion of Time, and a Citizen in Full Circle. He returns as Ambril’s Attendant in Snakedance, an Orderly in Frontios, a City Person on Street in Attack of the Cybermen, a Native in Trial of a Time Lord Mysterious Planet and a Genius in Time and the Rani. In In Blake's 7 he was a Federation Trooper in The Way Back, a Prisoner in Space Fall & Cygnus Alpha, a Mutoid in Duel & Project Avalon, a Star One Technician in Star One and a Hi-tech Patient in Powerplay. He also is in A Perfect Spy episode 3 as the Second Reporter.

He returns as a Gallifreyan in Arc of Infinity - the same one he played in Invasion of Time? In Blake's 7 he was a Star One Technician in Star One and a Passenger in Gold while in Survivors he played Kevin Lloyd in the first episode The Fourth Horseman.

Martin Grant was a a Soldier in Masque of Mandragora, a Coven Member in Face of Evil, a Young Rebellious Time Lord in Invasion of Time and a Citizen in Full Circle. He returns as a Lazar in Terminus.

Mykel Mills was a Citizen in Full Circle. He returns as a Lazar in Terminus, plus one of the Wrack Deck Crew & Striker Deck Crew in Enlightenment. In Star Wars he is Red Seven Elyhek Rue.

Paul Heasman was a Kinda in Kinda He returns as Stunt Double for Ibbotson in Mawdryn Undead, Stunt Double for The Doctor & Stuntman/Cyberman in Silver Nemesis, which he wasd also the Stunt Arranger for, Stuntmen/Haemovores in Curse of Fenric and was Stunt Arranger for Ghost Light & Survival. In Blake's 7 he was a Guard in Traitor and in Red Dwarf he did stunts on Backwards and Terrorform.

Nigel Tisdall, who I can't find on IMDB, returns as an Extra in The Awakening and a Crewmember is Resurrection of the Daleks. That leaves Steve Fideli who has no other Doctor Who appearances and nothing else on his IMDB I've seen him in.

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Onto the Passengers whose numbers have been topped up for this episiode:

Gary Dean was a Technician in The Ice Warriors, a Guard in The Enemy of the World, a UNIT Soldier in The Invasion, a German Soldier in The War Games, a Regular Army Soldier in Spearhead from Space, a UNIT Soldier in Doctor Who and the Silurians, an Earth Control Guard in The Mutants, a Lunar Guard in Frontier in Space, a Spiridon in Planet of the Daleks, a guard in Pirate Planet, a Technian in The Armageddon Factor, and a medic in Nightmare of Eden. He returns as a Pallbearer in Remembrance of the Daleks. He was in Doomwatch as a Man in Project Sahara and Fawlty Towers as a Hotel Guest in Communication Problems.

Anne Higgins - who looks like she has two IMDB entries with variants on her name - was an Other in The Sunmakers and a Citizen in Keeper of Traken. In Blake's 7 she was a Passenger in Gold.

Tim Oldroyd had been Pangol Body Parts & one of the Pangol Army in The Leisure Hive, a Rebel in State of Decay, a Kinda in Kinda, He returns as a Vanir in Terminus and an Officer in Enlightenment. In Blake's 7 he was, like Graham Cole above, one of Gerren's Associate in Games.

Sylvia Holmes is making her only Doctor Who appearance.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

582 Time-Flight Part One

EPISODE: Time-Flight Part One
TRANSMITTED: Monday 22 March 1982
WRITER: Peter Grimwade
PRODUCER: John Nathan-Turner
RATINGS: 10.1 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Time-Flight/ Arc of Infinity

"Emergency! We have lost contact with Concorde Golf Victor Foxtrot!"

Heathrow Airport tracks the loss of one of it's Concorde aircraft by radar. Affected by the same disturbance the Tardis is forced onto Heathrow's flightpath and then into the terminal buildings where the Doctor uses his UNIT credentials to explain their presence and is co-opted into the investigation. He has the Tardis loaded onto a second Concorde flight which also vanishes from Heathrow's radar but the crew find they have landed at the airport. The Doctor proves it is an illusion and they are in fact in a barren prehistoric landscape with the original Concorde. While the Doctor & Tegan investigate a spaceship wreck the Tardis is seized by passengers from the first flight and taken away to the citadel of the wizard Kalid who is observing proceedings. Two of the crew of the Doctor's Concorde pursue their colleagues but are surrounded by grey alien creatures and teleported away. When the Doctor returns the creatures come for him too....

You know what this is ? It's "we've done a deal with Heathrow Airport to use it and a Concorde in a program. Look everyone - it's Concorde!"

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The location work at Heathrow, aided by a layer of snow, looks fab but the moment a Doctor Who fan sees an Airport they're going to think "Gatwick Airport" & "Faceless Ones" which automatically invites a comparison. And while the locations are good the alien landscape in the studio is poor, looking like it's a studio!

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The script is by first time writer for the show Peter Grimwade, who over the last two years had been a very successful director fronting Full Circle, Logopolis, Kinda and the previous story Earthshock. This isn't his first TV writing work as he'd been writing sice the late 60s, with several episodes of Z-Cars, but it is somewhat pedestrian.

It's nice to see the events of the last episode referenced as the Doctor tries to explain why he couldn't go back for Adric..... but fails completely:

DOCTOR: Crew of the freighter safely returned to their own time.
NYSSA: Cyber fleet dispersed.
TEGAN: Oh, great. You make it sound like a shopping list, ticking off things as you go. Aren't you forgetting something rather important? Adric is dead.
NYSSA: Tegan, please.
DOCTOR: We feel his loss as well.
TEGAN: Well, you could do more than grieve. You could go back.
NYSSA: Could you?
NYSSA: But surely the Tardis is quite capable of
TEGAN: We can change what happened if we materialise before Adric was killed.
DOCTOR: And change your own history?
TEGAN: Look, the freighter could still crash into Earth. That doesn't have to be changed. Only Adric doesn't have to be on board.
DOCTOR: Now listen to me, both of you. There are some rules that cannot be broken even with the Tardis. Don't ever ask me to do anything like that again. You must accept that Adric is dead. His life wasn't wasted. He died trying to save others, just like his brother, Varsh. You know, Adric had a choice. This is the way he wanted it.
TEGAN: We used to fight a lot. I'll miss him.
NYSSA: So will I.
DOCTOR: And me. But he wouldn't want us to mourn unnecessarily.
My point from the last episode stands: There's a considerable gap in time between the escape pod launching and the freighter being destroyed, how does the Doctor know what has happened on the bridge during this time? Why doesn't he land the Tardis on the bridge the moment the escape pod leaves and rescues Adric? Still it's good to know Scott, Briggs, Berger and the remaining Trooper don't get marooned on prehistoric Earth forever.

Still it is rather amusing that having spent half the season trying to get Tegan back to Heathrow, the Doctor finally manages it when he's not trying to!

DOCTOR: Seems to have done the trick.
NYSSA: Where are we?
DOCTOR: Somewhere above Hyde Park. The view should be spectacular.
TEGAN: That's not Hyde Park, that's Heathrow Airport!
DOCTOR: You're right.
TEGAN: Well, I never thought I'd say this, but let's get out of here! We could be in the path of an oncoming aircraft!
Once they're inside the Terminal Building Tegan can see more problems:
TEGAN: You've landed us right in the middle of a Terminal building.
DOCTOR: So I have.
TEGAN: The authorities'll go mad.
DOCTOR: Well, we'll only be here a moment. I hope.
Sure enough they get their collar felt quickly ....
ANDREWS: Are you responsible for this box, sir?
DOCTOR: Well, I try to be.
NYSSA: Doctor, you've done it again.
DOCTOR: Nonsense. We'll be away from here in no time.
ANDREWS: Would you be so good as to open it up, sir?
DOCTOR: Is that a good idea?
ANDREWS: I must insist, sir. Security.
DOCTOR: Yes, of course. Security.
ANDREWS: You have the key, sir?
DOCTOR: You'd do much better to check with UNIT, department C19. Sir John Sudbury is the man you want.
ANDREWS: And who exactly are you, sir?
DOCTOR: Oh, just tell him it's the Doctor. And do send my regards to Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart. Unless, of course, he's a General by now. You see? What did I say. We'll be gone in a couple of shakes.
It's nice to see the Doctor's connection with UNIT being given it's first mention in the series for donkeys years. UNIT would have been relatively fresh in viewers' minds following the repeats of The Three Doctors during the Five Faces of Doctor Who the previous November.
SHEARD: A doctor with a police box. Really, Sir John, I hardly. Yes, yes, of course I appreciate the political ramifications, but.... Yes, but surely that's all the more reason for not wasting time with this doctor. Yes, I. Yes, I beg your pardon. Of course, if you insist, Sir John.
ANDREWS: The party with the police box in Terminal One have full security clearance from C19.
SHEARD: That was UNIT. We are obliged to brief this doctor on the disappearance of Victor Foxtrot. Jim, I've had these Whitehall jokers up to here.
.... and that's the Doctor involved in the investigation into the missing Concorde!

Management have some concerns about The Doctor's plan though:

SHEARD: But why does it have to be another Concorde?
DOCTOR: We must follow the same route, same height, same speed, and with my equipment on board I can identify what I believe to be an exponential time contour.
SHEARD: And you really believe that Victor Foxtrot flew into a time warp?
DOCTOR: Exactly. And we can't have a navigational hazard like that hanging about the galaxy.
SHEARD: Yes? Thank you. Golf Alpha Charlie is ready for boarding.
And, to be fair, The Doctor doesn't exactly say why it needs to be a Concorde!

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The Tardis being loaded into Concorde sideways initially causes problems, which are partially solved by the Doctor reorientating the interior against the outside.

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NYSSA: I wish I'd known about that when we were on Castrovalva.
DOCTOR: So useful when you want to maintain a dignified attitude.
On Castrovalva the Tardis landed at an angle and, with The Doctor indisposed, the interior remained sloped for the rest of the story.

There's a couple more lovely nods to previous stories after they travel back in time.

DOCTOR: Definitely Jurassic. There's a nip in the air, though. We can't be far off the Pleistocene era.
TEGAN: The ice age?
DOCTOR: It's times like this I wish I still had my scarf. Better watch out for the odd brontosaurus.
The Fourth Doctor famously wore a scarf while the Third Doctor encountered a brontosaur in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

On first viewing in 1982 I found the figure of the Kalid (poor choice of name considering there's a significant alien race in Doctor Who called the Kaleds) an interesting figure, surrounded by technology in the middle of the prehistoric landscape. He must be a survivor of the crashed spaceship the Doctor and Tegan found. The Kalid's credited actor is Leon Ny Taiy.....

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Right, lots of cast to get through here. We'll start with the first Concorde. It's Captain, Captain Urquhart, is played by John Flint who was William des Preaux in The Crusade. He'd been in Quatermass and the Pit as a Journalist in The Halfmen and in Paul of Tarsus, which starred Patrick Troughton as Paul, as Saul's companion in The Road to Damascus & Simon Peter.

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The Flight Engineer on Speedbird Concorde one nine two is Richard Bonehill who had been a Security Guard in Logopolis. He returns a an Officer in Enlightenment, a Guardolier in Timelash, a Guard in Revelation of the Daleks and a Hyperion III Loader/Guard in The Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids. He was a stand in in Edge of Darkness, in Robin of Sherwood he was a Swordsman in The Children of Israel and a Driver in Cromm Cruac while in Gormenghast he was the sword master. He played multiple roles in both the last two Star Wars films: a snowtrooper, a stormtrooper, and Rebel officer Palo Torshan in The Empire Strikes Back; and a stormtrooper, a Mon Calamari, an X-wing pilot, a TIE pilot, and named characters Nien Nunb, Ree-Yees, and Mosep Binneed in Return of the Jedi. He was also an extra in Flash Gordonand Buck the Hotel Clerk in Highlander.

The first Concorde's First Officer in the film sequences is David Rogue who will return as a Buccaneer Guard, Wrack Deck Crew & Striker Deck Crew in Enlightenment, a Guard in Planet of Fire and an Alphan servant The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp. In the studio the First Officer is Clark Stephens who had been a Citizen in Full Circle. He's also a passenger during this story.

Air Steward Dave Culshaw is played by Barney Lawrence so we finally get to find out what he looks like! He had been a Marshman in Full Circle, a Guard in State of Decay, a Foster in Keeper of Traken, a Kinda Hostage in Kinda and the Male Android Silhouette in Earthshock. He returns as Tanha’s Bodyguard in Snakedance, a member of Striker's crew in Enlightenment, a Marine Guard in Warriors of the Deep, and a Trooper in Resurrection of the Daleks. He was in Blake's 7 as a Federation Trooper in Time Squad & Bounty, a Guard in Traitor and Zukan's Technician in Warlord.

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Stewardess Angela Clifford is played by Judith Byfield who also provides the Tannoy Voice.

Onto the Heathrow staff.

When I saw Horton, the radar operator played by Peter Dahlsen, all I could think of was how much he reminded me of Fred Mumford, the original lead character in Rentaghost played by Anthony Jackson.

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It doesn't help that his superior Sheard, played by Brian McDermott pays more than a passing resemblance to Edward Brayshaw (Reign of Terror/The War Games) who was Mr Meeker in Rentaghost!

McDermott can be seen in The Sweeney episode Stay Lucky Eh? as Ken Algar and in The Professionals as Miller in Backtrack. He's one of a few Doctor Who actors with Babylon 5 on their CV playing Durhan in Learning Curve.

Jim Andrews, the head of security at Heathrow, is a familiar figure to sit com viewers in the 80s: he's played by Peter Cellier who was in Yes Minister and it's sequel Yes, Prime Minister as Sir Frank Gordon, the Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury. He'd been in The Professionals as Walton in Long Shot, is in Chariots of Fire as the Head Waiter at the Savoy and in Clockwise he plays a Headmaster. He appears in the Midsomer Murders episode A Talent for Life with a scene stealing performance as Peregrine Slade, the man who takes charge at the funeral.

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Airport Management: previously seen leaning over Horton's shoulder as the Concorde goes missing then seated next to him at the management conference is Ken Sedd a Wheel Crewmember in The Wheel in Space, a Bi-Al Member in The Invisible Enemy, should have been a Young Scientist in Shada, and was an an Argolin Guide in The Leisure Hive and He returns as and a Guest Gambler in Enlightment. He's also in Doomwatch as a Man in You Killed Toby Wren, Flight Into Yesterday, The Inquest & The Logicians, a Barman in High Mountain and a Man in Club in The Killer Dolphins. He appears in our favourite Adam Adamant Lives! episode D for Destruction as a TA Soldier and in A Sinister Sort of Service as an S.S. Guard. He was a long term associate of comedian Benny Hill appearing frequently in his programs.

The member of management on the other side of the conference table is Douglas Stark who was a Sorenson Monster in Planet of Evil, a man in Image of the Fendahl, a Guide in The Leisure Hive, and a Cricketer in Black Orchid. He returns as a Soldier in Caves of Androzani, Mercenary in Dragonfire and a Pallbearer in Remembrance of the Daleks.

The Chief Terminal Duty Officer is the man wearing the security guard's uniform who spots the Doctor's party and he's played by Ron Gregory - I had to look at his Aveleyman page to work out who the Chief Terminal Duty Officer was! He had been a Guardian in the first two episodes of The Ark, a UNIT Soldier in Ambassadors of Death and a Priest in Androids of Tara. He'd been in The Prisoner as a Pub Customer/Boxing Fan/Man at Fairground in The Girl Who Was Death and in Doomwatch as a Computer Technician in The Plastic Eaters and a Guard in Train and De-Train. In Monty Python's Flying Circus he's one of the many Gasman in Dinsdale! and in Jeeves and Wooster he's a Man in Court in Bertie Takes Gussie's Place at Deverill Hall. On the big screen he's in the Sean Connery James Bond films Diamonds Are Forever as a Casino Patron and Never Say Never Again as a Clerk. In Superman II he's a Presidential Advisor while in Morons from Outer Space he's a the Minister's Dinner Guest.

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Onto the the group he summons to deal with the Doctor's party made up of four securityguards, two policeman and featuring a whole load of familiar faces.

We'll start with the Policeman at the back. Ladies and gentlemen, incredibly for the first time this season, it's Pat Gorman! Since we haven't seen him for a while, it's probably time for a ceremonial full reading of his credits:

He made his Doctor Who debut as a Freedom Fighter in Dalek Invasion of Earth going on to play a Planetarian in Mission to the Unknown, a Greek Soldier in The Myth Makers, a Guard in The Massacre, a Worker in The War Machines, a Monk in The Abominable Snowmen, a Guard in The Enemy of the World, a Cyberman in The Invasion, a Technician in The Seeds of Death, a Military Policeman in The War Games, the Silurian Scientist in Doctor Who and the Silurians, a Technician in The Ambassadors of Death, a Primord in Inferno, the Auton Leader in Terror of the Autons, a Primitive, Voice and Long in Colony in Space, a Coven Member in The Dæmons, a Guard & a Film Cameraman in Day of the Daleks, a Sea Devil in The Sea Devils, a UNIT Soldier in The Three Doctors, an Earth Guard & a Sea Devil in Frontier in Space, a Global Chemicals Guard/'Nuthatch' Resident in The Green Death, a UNIT Corporal in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, a Guard in The Monster of Peladon, a Soldier in Planet of the Spiders, the Gate Guard in Robot, a Thal Soldier in Genesis of the Daleks, a Cyberman/Dead Crewman in Revenge of the Cybermen, a Guard in The Seeds of Doom, a Soldier/Brother in The Masque of Mandragora, a Chancellory Guard in The Deadly Assassin, a Medic in The Invisible Enemy, a Kro in The Ribos Operation, the Pilot in The Armageddon Factor, a Thug in City of Death, Gundan in Warriors' Gate and a Foster in The Keeper of Traken, He returns as Grogan in Enlightenment, a Soldier in The Caves of Androzani and a Slave Worker/Cyberman in Attack of the Cybermen.

And it's not just Doctor Who he's appeared in! He was in Blake's 7 as a Scavenger in Deliverance, a Federation Trooper/Rebel in Voice from the Past, the Trantinian planet hopper Captain in Gambit, a Death Squad Trooper in Powerplay, a Federation Trooper in The Harvest of Kairos & Rumours of Death, a Hommik Warrior in Power, a Helot in Traitor and a Federation Trooper in Games & Blake. He's in The Prisoner as a Hospital Orderly in Hammer Into Anvil and Doomwatch as a Man in Hear No Evil. In Fawlty Towers he's a Hotel Guest in The Builders and in Porridge he plays a Prison Officer in The Desperate Hours. He was the Captain of the Guard in the I, Claudius episod Reign of Terror, was a Flying Squad Officer in The Sweeney episodes Thou Shalt Not Kill & Latin Lady and was in The Professionals at least 6 times as a Golfer in Killer with a Long Arm, a CI5 Agent in Close Quarters & Servant of Two Masters, a Security Man in Weekend in the Country, a Police Superintendant at inquest in Discovered in a Graveyard and the Man in the Burger Van in No Stone. He was a Blind Man in the fifth episode of The Day of the Triffids, the Killer in The Nightmare Man, a Legionnaire in Beau Geste, a Policeman in The Young Ones: Interesting and many, many, many more!

The second Policemen, just in front of PC Gorman, is another regular James Muir who had previously been a UNIT Soldier in The Time Monster, a UNIT Soldier in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, a Muto in Genesis of the Daleks, a UNIT Soldier in Terror of the Zygons, a Brother in The Masque of Mandragora, a Death Attendant in The Sun Makers, a Technician in The Pirate Planet, a Druid in The Stones of Blood, a Louvre Detective in City of Death, a Mandrel in Nightmare of Eden, then would have been the Man Fishing and a Krarg in Shada, after which he was seen as a Foamasi in The Leisure Hive, a Gaztak in Meglos, a Tharil in Warriors' Gate and the Police Driver in Black Orchid. He returns as an RAF Driver in Remembrance of the Daleks. He'd been in Blake's 7 as a Federation Trooper in Seek-Locate-Destroy, a Phibian in Orac, a Rebel in Pressure Point, a Monster in Dawn of the Gods, a Link in Rescue, a Helot in Traitor, a Pirate Guard in Assassin & a Federation Trooper in Blake. He was the Vl'Hurg Leader i episode 4 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and was a technician in Moonbase 3: Castor and Pollux. He was in The Professionals as a Police Man in Stakeout and Rentaghost as a Party Guest in thr third series fourth episode.

Now the Security Guards. In front of PCs Gorman and Muir as thy come up the stairs and then to the left as the group goes round the corner is John Cannon. He'd been a Miner in Monster of Peladon, Elgin in Hand of Fear, a Passerby in Talons of Weng Chiang, a member of the Audience/Stagehands/Doorman (Fred) in Talons of Weng Chiang, a Trog in Underworld, a Techniciann in the Pirate Planet, a Guard in The Armageddon Factor, a Guard in Creature fron the Pit, and would have been the Executioner in Shada. He returns as the Police Sergeant in Mawdryn Undead, the Shadow Helmsman in Enlightenment and a Retainer in King's Demons. In Blake's 7 he's a Federation Trooper in Project Avalon, Cevedic's Heavy in Gambit, a Labourer in The Harvest of Kairos and a Federation Trooper in Children of Auron. In Moonbase 3 he's a Technician in Castor and Pollux and in I, Claudius he's the Cake Ship slave in - A Touch of Murder. He's in Porridge twice: he's a Prisoner in A Night In and No Way Out. In The Sweeney he's in Supersnout as a Constable and Thou Shalt Not Kill as a Policeman while in The Professionals he's Huey in It's Only a Beautiful Picture. In The Empire Strikes Back he's a Holographic Imperial Officer while in Beau Geste he played a Legionnaire.

In front of him is, I think, Ridgewell Hawkes who'd been a Mute in Armageddon Factor, a Bearer in Creature fron the Pit, a Space Monster in Shada (Dalek/Sontaran/Zygon/Cyberman), and a Pangol Dotcor in The leisure Hive. He returns as a Seabase Guard in Warriors of the Deep and a Gastropod in Twin Dilemna. In Blake's 7 he's a Rebel in Pressure Point, a Customer/Gambler in Gambit, a Goth Guard in The Keeper, a Guard in Dawn of the Gods, a Menial in Ultraworld and a Hommik in Power. In The Professionals he's a Policeman in The Purging of Ci5.

The figure to his right is Steve Ismay, making his last Doctor Who appearance! He had been a BBC3 TV Crewmember in The Dæmons, a Guerilla & Stills Cameraman in Day of the Daleks, Sea Devil in The Sea Devils, Varan's Bodyguard in The Mutants a Presidential Guard in Frontier in Space and a Security Guard in The Green Death. He's in every story in season 10 playing a UNIT Soldier in The Time Warrior, an Army Soldier in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, an Exxilon & Exxilon Zombie in Death to the Daleks, a Guard in The Monster of Peladon and a Metebelis 3 Guard in Planet of the Spiders. He then plays a Guard in The Deadly Assassin, a Leviathan Guard in Ribos Operation, a Gracht Guard & one of Zadek's Guards in The Androids of Tara, would have been a "Space Monster" in Shada, possibly a Cyberman, then plays a Citizen in Full Circle and a Cyberman in Earthshock. He had been a Man in the Doomwatch episode The Islanders & Flood, and then appears in The Sweeney as a Policeman in Cover Story, a Driver in Golden Boy and a Villain in Stoppo Driver. In Porridge he played a Prison Warden in A Night In and a Gardener in Happy Release while in The Tomorrow People he was in a Vesh Rebel in Worlds Away and an SIS Sergeant in The Dirtiest Business. In Blake's 7 he plays a Scavenger in Deliverance, a Guard in Dawn of the Gods, a Convict in Moloch and a Hommik in Power.

At the front of the party Reg Woods, who looks awfully like Chief Terminal Duty Officer Ron Gregory. He'd been a Palace Guard in Androids of Tara, a Bearer in Creature fron the Pit, would have been a Krarg in Shada, then played a Pangol Body Part & Member of Pangol Army in The Leisure Hive and a Guard in State of Decay. His role as a Policeman at Station is cut from Black Orchid He returns as Member of Striker's Crew in Enlightenment. In Blake's 7 he's a Scavenger in Deliverance, a Rebel in Voice from the Past, a Menial in Ultraworld, a Space Rat in Stardrive and a Space Princess Guard/Passenger in Gold. He's also in The Professionals episode Fugitive as the Florist's delivery man and Black Out in what IMDB describes as "Bit Part" and the Fawlty Towers episode The Kipper and the Corpse as a Hotel Guest.

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The last Security Man, who I can only spot in the studio escotrting The Doctor and co to the management offfices, is Tommy Winward.

Somewhere in the film sequences we have a Photographer and his Girlfriend. Can I find them? NO! The Photographr is Kevin O’Brien who was a Member of the Pangol Army in The Leisure Hive, a Citizen in Full Circle, a Cricketer/Spectators in Black Orchid and Trooper Collis in Earthshock. He's back as a Guard in Arc of Inifinity, a Vanir in Terminus, one of Ranulf's Knights in Kings Demons, a Crewmemebr & Soldier in Resurrctuion of the Daleks, a Guardolier in Timelash, a Resistance Fighter in Trial of a Timelord: Mindwarp and a Court Guard in Trial of a Timelord: Terror of the Vervoids & Ultimate Foe. In Blake's 7 he was a Technician in Dawn of the Gods and he plays a Hell's Angel in Red Dwarf: Meltdown.

The Girlfriend of the Photographer is Liz D’Estere who returns as one of the Lady Attendants in Revelation of the Daleks. She was also in The Professionals as a nurse in A Hiding To Nothing.

More characters I can't locate, this time referred to as Americans. Again they're marked as Film Only in the DWAS Production File so that could mean they're in the terminal building or on the plane

John Dair was in Porridge where he played Crusher in The Harder They Fall, A Storm in a Teacup and Final Stretch. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy he was the Rich Merchant in the third episode and in the 1989 Batman film he played Ricorso.

The other American Jack Horton returns as a Brown Robed Time Lord in Trial of a a Time Lord Terror of the Vervoids and The Ultimate Foe.

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Onto the Businessmen Passengers. The first are down as Film Only, so at the Airport or, more likely I'd have thought, on the plane.

Brychan Powell had previously been a Daleks' Guard and Russian Aide in Day of the Daleks, a Solonian in The Mutants, the Prime Minister in The Green Death, a Mentiad in The Pirate Planet, a Noble in The Androids of Tara, a Logopolitan in Logopolis and an Umpire in Black Orchid. He returns as a Citizen Unbeliever in Planet of Fire. In Doomwatch he was a man in Flood.

Charles Millward had also been an Umpire in Black Orchid He returns as a Time Lord in The Five Doctors.

Also playing Businessmen Passengers on Film Only are Simon Joseph and Edward Fraser.

The rest of the Businessman Passengers appear in the Studio sequences as well being on film.

Leslie Weekes had been a Varga Plant in Mission to the Unknown, a Highlander in The Highlanders, a Prison officer & UNIT Soldier in The Mind of Evil, a UNIT stretcher bearer & SRS Bouncer/Officer/Audience in Robot, multiple Vogans in Revenge of the Cybermen, a Peasant, a Pikeman, a Traveller, a Drummer & a Brethren Member in The Masque of Mandragora, and one of the Pangol Army in The Leisure Hive. He return as a Time Lord in Trial of a Time Lord: Mysterious Planet. In In Blake's 7 he was a Scientist in Project Avalon and in Doomwatch he was a Man in The Islanders.

Richard Atherton had been as Llama in The Abominable Snowmen, a Prisoner, Prison Officer & Police Inspector in The Mind of Evil and a Noble in Androids of Tara

Jim Morris, who I can't find on IMDB, was previously a Foster in Keeper of Traken and the Station Master in Black Orchid

Leslie Adams was in Blake's 7 as a Passenger in Gold, was a Driver in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin series 3 episode 6 and is the Desk Sergeant in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple the 4:50 from Paddington.

Onto the femle passengers, who all have their ages given and most of whom are both on location and in the studio.

One Lady Passenger (40ish) is Maggie Pilleau who had been a Technician in Doctor Who and the Silurians, one of the Complex Personnel in Hand of Fear, a Druid in Stones of Blood, a Slave in Destiny of the Daleks and a Tourist in Louvre in City of Death. In Doomwatch she was a Computer Technician in Project Sahara, a Civil Servant in Fire and Brimstone and a u Woman in Flood. In Blake's 7 she's a Mutoid in both Pressure Point and Hostage.

The other Lady Passenger (40ish) is Jackie Noble who returns as an Alphan Woman/Servant in Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp. She's only in the location footage.

Lady Passenger (Mid 20s) is Beverley Jennings who was a Citizen in Full Circle.

Lady Passenger (45-50) is Hazel Cave who later is one of the Crowd in the Caves in Snakedance. In Monty Python's Flying Circus she was a Guest at Award Ceremony in It's a Living.

The only Lady Passenger without an age given is Jay Roberts who was a Passenger in Nightmare of Eden. She also is only in the location footage.

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Finally there's some more Passengers who only appear in the studio.

George Romanov had been an Usher in The Massacre, a Plague Victim in Doctor Who and the Silurians, a Kaled Councillor in Genesis of the Daleks, a Time Lord in Deadly Assasin and a Noble in Androids of Tara.

Tony Snell was a UNIT Soldier in Seeds of Doom, a Guard in Invasion of Time, a Levithian Guard in Ribos Operation, a Gracht Guard in Androids of Tara and a Foster in Keeper of Traken. In The Prisoner he was a Party Guest in A. B. and C. and a Villager in Dance of the Dead. In Blake's 7 he's an Albian Rebel/Federation Trooper in Countdown. In The Sweeney he's a Parent in Jigsaw and in the Diamonds Are Forever he's an Assistant.

Lionel Sansby was a UNIT Soldier in the Silurians, one of the Complex Personnel in Hand of Fear, a Passengerin Nightmare of Eden, would have been a Krarg in Shada and was a Cricketer in Black Orchid. He returns one of the Men in the Cave Croud in Snakedance, and as a Lazar in Terminus. In Blake's 7 he was a Federation Trooper in Seek-Locate-Destroy and in Doomwatch he was a Man in No Room for Error.

Alison McGuire will be a Female Onlooker at the Junkyard in Remembrance of the Daleks. She's also in Give My Regards to Broad Street as the Blue-Rinsed Lady.

Jane Bough had been a Maid at Chateau in City of Death.

Dan Long should have been a Farmhand in The Visitation.

There is a rather ominous milestone we must mark with this episode: This is the last time the original series of Doctor Who records a viewing figure over the 10 million mark.