Doctor Who / The Avengers (Cathy Gale-era) Actor Connections

Lately, I’ve been going through some other movies and shows and finding where there are actors or creative talent that they have in common with Doctor Who.

Also recently, I finished going through all the “Emma Peel” episodes of the 1960s TV show The Avengers and blogging about each one (starting here), including noting when its guest cast were also people who made appearances in Doctor Who. I was struck by how much crossover there was.

(Daily Doctor Who #320)

So then I noted how many episodes of Doctor Who featured Avengers actors, and which episodes didn’t (and not just actors, but also writers, script editors, producers & directors). After checking all of the Emma Peel stories, and also the first season of The Avengers here, the number of stories (classic era only) which didn’t feature an Avengers actor is actually quite small.

The First Doctor

The Edge of Destruction (the classic story with the smallest cast), Planet of the Giants, The Time Meddler, Galaxy Four

The Fourth Doctor

The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, The Hand of Fear, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, Destiny of the Daleks, Nightmare of Eden, Shada, The Leisure Hive, Full Circle, Logopolis

The Fifth Doctor

Castrovalva, Kinda, Earthshock, Terminus, Resurrection of the Daleks, The Caves of Androzani

The Sixth Doctor

Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, Revelation of the Daleks

The Seventh Doctor

Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Curse of Fenric, Survival

As I mentioned, we already looked at the first season of the show, in which Patrick Macnee’s John Steed was actually the show’s second lead, against Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel. Now we will continue with seasons two and three, in which Steed teamed up with a variety of partners, but mostly Cathy Gale as played by Honor Blackman.

How small will our list get as we make our way through these two years of the show?

Season 2

First of all, there is Honor Blackman herself, who played Cathy Gale in most episodes of these two seasons (and every episode of the later one).

She appeared in Doctor Who with the Sixth Doctor, in the third section of Trial of a Time Lord.

2.1 Mr. Teddy Bear

• Michael Robbins (Technician) – Played Richard Mace in The Visitation with the Fifth Doctor.

2.2 Propellant 23

• Geoffrey Palmer (Paul Manning) – One of a small group of actors to appear in both classic and revived Doctor Who. He was in Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Mutants with the Third Doctor, and then much later in Voyage of the Damned with the Tenth Doctor.

• Barry Wilsher (Pierre) – Guest starred in The Faceless Ones, with the Second Doctor.

• John Dearth (Siebel) – Appeared in both The Green Death and Planet of the Spiders with the Third Doctor.

• Nicholas Courtney (Captain Legros) – Famously appeared in Doctor Who over many episodes as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart alongside the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Doctors, as well as in The Daleks’ Masterplan with the First.

• John Gill (Baker) – Appeared in Fury from the Deep with the Second Doctor.

• Graham Ashley (Gendarme) – Featured in The Underwater Menace with the Second Doctor.

2.3 The Decapod

• Philip Madoc (Stepan) – Guest starred multiple times in Doctor Who–The Krotons and The War Games with the Second Doctor, and The Brain of Morbius and The Power of Kroll with the Fourth Doctor.

• Wolfe Morris (Ito) – Guest starred in The Abominable Snowmen with the Second Doctor.

• Valerie Stanton (Cigarette Girl) – Appeared in The Space Pirates with the Second Doctor.

2.4 Bullseye

• Robin Wentworth (Foreman) – Appeared in The Daemons with the Third Doctor.

• Fred Ferris (Inspector) – Showed up in Planet of the Giants with the First Doctor.

• Bernard Kay (Karl) – Appeared in Doctor Who multiple times–in The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Crusades with the First Doctor, The Faceless Ones with the Second Doctor, and Colony in Space with the Third Doctor.

2.5 Mission to Montreal

• Jon Rollason (Dr. Martin King in this and two other episodes–see 2.9 and 2.14) – Was in The Web of Fear with the Second Doctor.

• Mark Eden (Nicholson) – Guest starred in Marco Polo with the First Doctor.

• Alan Curtis (Brand) – Appeared in The War Machines with the First Doctor.

• John Bennett (Marson) – Guest starred in Invasion of the Dinosaurs with the Third Doctor and The Talons of Weng-Chiang with the Fourth.

• Pamela Ann Davy (Peggy) – Guest starred in The Power of the Daleks with the Second Doctor.

• Allan Casley (Barman) – Showed up in Planet of the Daleks with the Third Doctor.

• Malcolm Taylor (Reporter) – Appeared in The Ice Warriors with the Second Doctor.

• Terence Woodfield (Reporter) – Showed up in both The Daleks’ Masterplan and The Ark with the First Doctor.

• Leslie Pitt (Reporter) – Appeared in The Macra Terror with the Second Doctor.

2.6 The Removal Man

• Edwin Richfield (Bug Siegel) – Appeared in both The Sea Devils with the Third Doctor, and The Twin Dilemma with the Sixth.

• Reed De Rouen (Jack Dragna) – Appeared as an actor in The Gunfighters, alongside the First Doctor.

• George Little (Waiter) – Showed up in The Crusade with the First Doctor.

2.7 The Mauritius Penny

• Malcolm Hulke (co-writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

• Terrance Dicks (co-writer) – Script editor for the end of the Second Doctor’s era and the entirety of the Third Doctor’s era, and wrote or co-wrote a bunch of episodes–five stories under his own name and one under a pseudonym.

• Richard Vernon (Lord Matterly) – Wasn’t in Doctor Who, but did play Slartibartfast in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

2.8 Death of a Great Dane

• Frederick Jaeger (Getz) – Guest starred three times in Dcotor Who: In The Savages with the First Doctor, and then in Planet of Evil and The Invisible Enemy with the Fourth Doctor.

• Leslie French (Gregory) – Appeared in Silver Nemesis with the Seventh Doctor.

• Dennis Edwards (1st Assistant) – Showed up in The Romans with the First Doctor, and The Invasion of Time with the Fourth.

• Eric Elliot (Winetaster) – Appeared in The Ark with the First Doctor.

2.9 The Sell-Out

• Jon Rollason (Dr. Martin King in this and two other episodes–see 2.5 and 2.14) – Was in The Web of Fear with the Second Doctor.

• Frank Gatliff (Harvey) – Appeared in The Monster of Peladon with the Third Doctor.

• Arthur Hewlett (One Twelve) – Was in State of Decay with the Fourth Doctor, and The Trial of a Time Lord with the Sixth Doctor.

2.10 Death on the Rocks

• Gerald Cross (Fenton) – Showed up in a couple of vocal roles (including as the White Guardian) in The Stones of Blood with the Fourth Doctor

• Hamilton Dyce (Max Daniels) – Appeared in Spearhead from Space with the Third Doctor.

2.11 Traitor in Zebra

• Richard Leech (Franks) – Guest starred in The Sun Makers with the Fourth Doctor.

• Noel Coleman (Nash) – Appeared in The War Games with the Second Doctor.

• William Gaunt (Graham) – Showed up in Revelation of the Daleks with the Sixth Doctor.

• June Murphy (Maggie) – Was in both Fury from the Deep with the Second Doctor, and The Sea Devils with the Third Doctor.

2.12 The Big Thinker

• David Garth (Dr. Farrow) – Appeared in The Highlanders with the Second Doctor and Terror of the Autons with the Third Doctor.

• Tenniel Evans (Dr. Hurst) – Showed up in Carnival of Monsters with the Third Doctor.

• Penelope Lee (Clarissa) – Voiced a computer in Revelation of the Daleks

• Marina Martin (Janet) – Was in Galaxy Four with the First Doctor.

2.13 Death Dispatch

• Alan Mason (Pasco) – Appeared in Doctor Who and the Silurians with the Third Doctor.

2.14 Dead on Course

• Jon Rollason (Dr. Martin King in this and two other episodes–see 2.5 and 2.9) – Was in The Web of Fear with the Second Doctor.

• Janet Hargreaves (Sister Isobel) – Appeared in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy with the Seventh Doctor.

• Edward Kelsey (Gerry) – Appeared in Doctor Who in three different stories–in The Romans with the First Doctor, in The Power of the Daleks with the Second Doctor, and in The Creature from the Pit with the Fourth Doctor.

• Denis Cleary (Ambulance Man) – Was in The Reign of Terror with the First Doctor in a small part.

2.15 Intercrime

• Malcolm Hulke (co-writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

• Terrance Dicks (co-writer) – Script editor for the end of the Second Doctor’s era and the entirety of the Third Doctor’s era, and wrote or co-wrote a bunch of episodes–five stories under his own name and one under a pseudonym.

• Jerome Willis (Lobb) – Had a major guest role in The Green Death with the Third Doctor.

2.16 Immortal Clay

• Gary Watson (Allen Marling) – Was in The Evil of the Daleks with the Second Doctor.

• Steve Plytas (De Groot) – Was in The Tenth Planet with the First Doctor (and I guess, briefly, the Second Doctor as well)

• James Bree (Miller) – Appeared in Doctor Who in three serials: The War Games (with the Second Doctor), Full Circle (Fourth Doctor) and Trial of a Time Lord (the Sixth Doctor).

2.17 Box of Tricks

• Peter Ling (co-writer) – Wrote most of The Mind Robber, a Second Doctor story

• Dallas Cavell (Manager) – Has appeared several times in Doctor Who in small parts–in The Reign of Terror and The Daleks’ Masterplan with the First Doctor, The Highlanders with the Second Doctor, The Ambassadors of Death with the Third Doctor, and Castrovalva with the Fifth Doctor.

• Royston Tickner (Maitre D’) – Appeared in The Daleks’ Masterplan with the First Doctor and The Sea Devils with the Third Doctor.

2.18 Warlock

• John Hollis (Markel) – Appeared in The Mutants with the Third Doctor (as well as Lobot in The Empire Strikes Back)

• Brian Vaughan (Doctor) – Played a part in The Sea Devils with the Third Doctor.

2.19 The Golden Eggs

• Donald Eccles (Dr. Ashe) – Appeared in The Time Monster with the Third Doctor.

2.20 School for Traitors

• Terence Woodfield (Green) – Showed up in both The Daleks’ Masterplan and The Ark with the First Doctor.

• Ronald Mayer (Procter) – Appeared in The Daemons with the Third Doctor.

2.21 The White Dwarf

• Malcolm Hulke (writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

• Philip Latham (Professor Cartright) – Played the Time Lord Borusa in the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors.

• George A. Cooper (Maxwell Barker) – Appeared in The Smugglers with the First Doctor.

• Peter Copley (Henry Barker) – Guest starred in The Pyramids of Mars with the Fourth Doctor.

• George Roubicek (Luke) – Appeared in The Tomb of the Cybermen with the Second Doctor.

• Keith Pyott (Professor Richter) – Guest starred in The Azteks with the First Doctor.

• Paul Anil (Rahim) – Showed up in The Underwater Menace with the Second Doctor.

2.22 Man in the Mirror

• Geoffrey Orme (co-writer) – Was the writer of The Underwater Menace, a Second Doctor serial.

• Ray Barrett (Strong) – Was the villain in The Rescue, a short story with the First Doctor.

• Rhoda Lewis (Jean) – Appeared in State of Decay with the Fourth Doctor.

• Hayden Jones (Trevelyan) – Showed up in both Terror of the Autons and The Mind of Evil, with the Third Doctor.

• David Graham (Producer) – Was one of the original Dalek voices in The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of the Earth, The Chase, Mission to the Unknown and The Daleks’ Masterplan. He also played Mechanoid voices in The Chase, and appeared as a live character in The Gunfighters and City of Death. All of those stories were First Doctor adventures, except the last one which was a Fourth Doctor tale.

2.23 Conspiracy of Silence

• Roy Purcell (Gutman) – Was in The Mind of Evil and The Three Doctors, both from the Third Doctor era.

• William Shearer (Professor) – Was in Galaxy Four with the First Doctor.

2.24 A Chorus of Frogs

• John Carson (Ariston) – Appeared in Snakedance with the Fifth Doctor.

• Frank Gatliff (Pitt-Norton) – Guest starred in The Monster of Peladon with the Third Doctor.

• Alan Haywood (Jackson) – Appeared in The Myth Makers with the First Doctor.

2.25 Six Hands Across a Table

• Reed De Rouen (writer) – Appeared as an actor in The Gunfighters, alongside the First Doctor.

• Campbell Singer (George Stanley) – Was in The Celestial Toymaker with the First Doctor.

• Philip Madoc (Julian Seabrook) – Guest starred multiple times in Doctor Who–The Krotons and The War Games with the Second Doctor, and The Brain of Morbius and The Power of Kroll with the Fourth Doctor.

• Ilona Rodgers (Receptionists) – Guest starred in The Sensorites with the First Doctor.

• Edward de Souza (Brian Collier) – Starred in the one-part story Mission to the Unknown, which didn’t include the Doctor or any companions.

• Ian Cunningham (Butler) – Showed in Doctor Who and the Silurians.

2.26 Killer Whale

• John Lucarotti (writer) – Wrote three First Doctor serials for Doctor WhoMarco Polo, The Azteks, and The Massacre.

• Morris Perry (Harry) – Was in Colony in Space with the Third Doctor.

• Christopher Coll (Laboratory Assistant) – Showed up in The Seeds of Death with the Second Doctor and The Mutants with the Third Doctor.

• John Bailey (Fernand) – Appeared in The Sensorites with the First Doctor, The Evil of the Daleks with the Second Doctor, and The Horns of Nimon with the Fourth Doctor.

Season 3

3.1 Brief for Murder

• Alec Ross (Wescott) – Appeared in The Evil of the Daleks with the Second Doctor.

• Fred Ferris (Marsh) – Appeared in Planet of the Giants with the First Doctor

• Michael Goldie (Bart) – Was in both The Dalek Invasion of the Earth with the First Doctor and The Wheel in Space with the Second Doctor.

3.2 The Undertakers

• Malcolm Hulke (writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

3.3 Man with Two Shadows

• Paul Whitsun-Jones (Charles) – Played in both The Smugglers with the First Doctor and The Mutants with the Third Doctor.

• Phillip Anthony (Cummings) – Appeared in the first episode of The Daleks’ Masterplan with the First Doctor.

• Geoffrey Palmer (Dr. Terence) – One of a small group of actors to appear in both classic and revived Doctor Who. He was in Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Mutants with the Third Doctor, and then much later in Voyage of the Damned with the Tenth Doctor.

• George Little (Sigi) – Was in The Crusades with the First Doctor

• Robert Lankesheer (Holiday Camp Official) – Also was in The Crusades with the First Doctor

• Terence Lodge (Borowski) – Featured in The Macra Terror with the Second Doctor, and Carnival of Monsters and Planet of the Spiders, both with the Third Doctor.

3.4 The Nutshell

• John Cater (Disco) – Featured in The War Machines with the First Doctor.

3.5 Death of a Batman

• André Morell (Lord Teale) – Appeared in The Massacre with the First Doctor.

• Philip Madoc (Van Doren) – Guest starred multiple times in Doctor Who–The Krotons and The War Games with the Second Doctor, and The Brain of Morbius and The Power of Kroll with the Fourth Doctor.

3.6 November Five

• Aimée Delemain (1st Lady) – Was in The Two Doctors with two Doctors–the Second and the Sixth.

3.7 The Gilded Cage

• Alan Haywood (Westwood) – Appeared in The Myth Makers with the First Doctor.

• Martin Friend (Hammond) – Guest starred in The Android Invasion, a Fourth Doctor story

• Neil Wilson (Seeley) – Showed up in Spearhead from Space, the first Third Doctor adventure.

3.8 Second Sight

• John Carson (Marten Halvarssen) – Guest starred in the Fifth Doctor story, Snakedance

• Steven Scott (Dr. Vilner) – Was in the first Second Doctor story, The Power of the Daleks

3.9 The Medicine Man

• Malcolm Hulke (writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

• Peter Barkworth (Geoffrey Willis) – Was a main guest star in The Ice Warriors, with the Second Doctor

• Harold Innocent (Leeson) – Showed up in The Happiness Patrol, a Second Doctor story.

3.10 The Grandeur that Was Rome

• Hugh Burden (Bruno) – Was a significant guest star in Spearhead from Space, the first Third Doctor story

• John Flint (Marcus) – Appeared in both The Crusade with the First Doctor and Time-Flight with the Fifth.

3.11 The Golden Fleece

• Tenniel Evans (Major Ruse) – Was in Carnival of the Monsters with the Third Doctor.

• Michael Hawkins (Corporal Jones) – Appeared in Spearhead from Space with the Third Doctor.

3.12 Don’t Look Behind You

• Maurice Good (Martin Goodman) – Was in The Gunfighters, with the First Doctor.

3.13 Death a La Carte

• John Lucarotti (writer) – Wrote three First Doctor serials for Doctor WhoMarco Polo, The Azteks, and The Massacre.

• Robert James (Mellor) – Appeared three times in Doctor WhoThe Power of the Daleks with the Second Doctor, in an uncredited role in the Third Doctor story The Daemons, and with the Fourth Doctor in The Masque of Mandragora.

• Henry Lincoln (Emir Abdulla Akaba) – Never appeared on Doctor Who, but wrote for the show, partnering with Mervyn Haisman to co-write The Abominable Snowman, The Web of Fear and (under a pseudonym) The Dominators.

• David Nettheim (Umberto) – Appeared in the Second Doctor story, The Enemy of the World.

3.14 Dressed to Kill

• Richard Leech (Policeman) – Guest starred in The Sun Makers with the Fourth Doctor.

• Leon Eagles (Newman) – Was in The Faceless Ones with the Second Doctor.

• Anneke Wills (Pussycat) – Played the companion Polly in nine Doctor Who serials featuring the First and Second Doctor, from The War Machines through to The Faceless Ones.

3.15 The White Elephant

• John Lucarotti (writer) – Wrote three First Doctor serials for Doctor WhoMarco Polo, The Azteks, and The Massacre.

• Edwin Richfield (Lawrence) – Appeared in both The Sea Devils with the Third Doctor, and The Twin Dilemma with the Sixth.

• Martin Friend (George) – Guest starred in The Android Invasion, a Fourth Doctor story

3.16 The Little Wonders

• Mark Heath (Coalman) – Appeared in The Moonbase with the Second Doctor

• Christopher Robbie (Thug) – Was in both The Mind Robber, with the Second Doctor, and Revenge of the Cybermen, with the Fourth.

3.17 The Wringer

• Peter Sallis (Hal Anderson) – Was a major guest star in The Ice Warriors with the Second Doctor

• Paul Whitsun-Jones (Charles) – Played in both The Smugglers with the First Doctor and The Mutants with the Third Doctor.

• Barry Letts (Oliver) – Whoa! Barry Letts appeared in The Avengers? He never appeared, to my knowledge, as an actor in Doctor Who (at least not credited), but he was a significant creative force in the show behind the scenes.

Barry Letts produced the show for five season, starting one story into Jon Pertwee’s first season (Doctor Who and the Silurians) and finishing one story into Tom Baker’s era (Robot). He later returned to be the Executive Producer for the show in Tom Baker’s last season (from The Leisure Hive to Logopolis. He was the uncredited (or pseudonym credited) writer on four stories from his era as producer, and directed six serials. Four were from his era as producer, but he also directed The Enemy of the World with the Second Doctor and The Android Invasion with the Fourth.

• Terence Lodge (The Wringer) – Featured in The Macra Terror with the Second Doctor, and Carnival of Monsters and Planet of the Spiders, both with the Third Doctor.

3.18 Mandrake

• Philip Locke (Roy Hopkins) – Guest starred in Four to Doomsday with the Fifth Doctor.

3.19 The Secrets Broker

• Jack May (Waller) – Featured in The Space Pirates with the Second Doctor.

• Ronald Allen (Allan Paignton) – Appeared in both The Dominators (Second Doctor) and The Ambassadors of Death (Third Doctor).

• John Ringham (Cliff Howard) – Played in The Azteks and The Smugglers (with the First Doctor) and Colony in Space with the Third.

3.20 Trojan Horse

• Derek Newark (Johnson) – Featured in the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child, and also in a Third Doctor story, Inferno.

This Avengers episode aired on February 8, 1964, over two months after Derek Newark’s debut on Doctor Who, making him the very first actor to appear on The Avengers after he had already been on Doctor Who.

• T.P. McKenna (Tony Heuston) – Was the Captain in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, a Seventh Doctor adventure.

3.21 Build a Better Mousetrap

• Dave Anderson (Gordon) – Has appeared in a variety of Doctor Who roles, credited and uncredited, including in Marco Polo, The Azteks, The Crusades, The Time Meddler, and The Daleks’ Masterplan.

3.22 The Outside-In Man

• James Maxwell (Mark Charter) – Was the main guest star in Underworld, and oft-derided story featuring the Fourth Doctor.

• Philip Anthony (Sharp) – Appeared in the first episode of The Daleks’ Masterplan with the First Doctor.

• Ronald Mansell (Jenkins) – Was in The Dominators with the Second Doctor.

• Valentino Musetti (Guard) – Appeared uncredited in Doctor Who a bunch of times, and credited in an episode of The Crusade with the First Doctor.

3.23 The Charmers

• John Greenwood (Sam) – Showed up as a couple of fictional characters in The Mind Robber, with the Second Doctor.

• Frank Mills (Harrap) – Appeared in Terror of the Autons, with the Third Doctor.

3.24 Concerto

• Terrance Dicks (co-writer) – Script editor for the end of the Second Doctor’s era and the entirety of the Third Doctor’s era, and wrote or co-wrote a bunch of episodes–five stories under his own name and one under a pseudonym.

• Malcolm Hulke (co-writer) – Wrote or co-wrote a whole bunch of Doctor Who–eight stories all together, including the first appearances of the Silurians, the Sea Devils and the Time Lords.

• Nigel Stock (Zalenko) – Guest starred in Time-Flight with the Fifth Doctor.

• Geoffrey Colville (Burns) – Appears in The Evil of the Daleks with the Second Doctor.

3.25 Esprit De Corps

• Hugh Morton (Admiral) – Was briefly in The Seeds of Death with the Second Doctor.

• Tony Lambden (Drummer) – Was briefly in The Romans with the First Doctor.

3.26 Lobster Quadrille

• Burt Kwouk (Mason) – Appeared in Four to Doomsday with the Fifth Doctor.

• Valentino Musetti (Jackson) – Appeared uncredited in Doctor Who a bunch of times, and credited in an episode of The Crusade with the First Doctor.

• Gary Watson (Bush) – Was in The Evil of the Daleks with the Second Doctor.

So let’s have a quick look at how many stories we can knock off our list…

Planet of the Giants

The Time Meddler

Galaxy Four

The Stones of Blood

The Leisure Hive

Full Circle

Logopolis

Castrovalva

Revelation of the Daleks

Wow! That’s all the remaining First Doctor stories, except for the only one that didn’t have any other actors in it (The Edge of Destruction). Only 23 classic-era serials left.

Next up, we’ll skip the Emma Peel episodes (because we’ve already looked at them) and head onto the Tara King-era.

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