March 12, 1999: Doctor Who in “The Curse of Fatal Death”

The Curse of Fatal Death was a Comic Relief segment created for part of 1999’s Red Nose Day Celebration.

The Master corners the Doctor and Emma on Tersurus, prepared to unleash the deadly vengeance of deadly revenge!

First broadcast March 12, 1999 on BBC One at 8.00pm; four parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Rowan Atkinson – “The Doctor”
  • Richard E Grant – “The Doctor”
  • Jim Broadbent – “The Doctor”
  • Hugh Grant – “The Doctor”
  • Joanna Lumley – “The Doctor”
  • Julia Sawalha – “Emma”
  • Jonathan Pryce – “The Master”

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March 8, 1969: Doctor Who in “The Space Pirates”

Season 6 – “The War Games”

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves inside a space beacon being attacked by space pirates. The travellers are separated from the TARDIS and flung into the depths of space.

First broadcast March 8 – April 12, on BBC 1 at 5.15pm; six parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Patrick Troughton – “Dr Who”
  • Frazer Hines – “Jamie McCrimmon”
  • Wendy Padbury – “Zoe Heriot”
  • Jack May – “General Hermack”
  • Donald Gee – “Major Ian Warne”
  • George Layton – “Technician Penn”
  • Robert Holmes – writer

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Novelised as The Space Pirates

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February 12, 1959: “Separate Tables” released in British cinemas

Separate Tables is a drama film based on two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan that were collectively known by this name.

During the off-season at the Beauregard Hotel, the secrets of some guests are exposed. Lovely but vulnerable Ann Shankland travels to the hotel in hopes of starting over with her ex-husband, John, but she does not know that he is already engaged to Pat Cooper, the manager of the hotel. Meanwhile, Mrs. Railton-Bell and her daughter Sibyl discover the hidden truth about war veteran Major Pollack.

  • Released in British cinemas February 12, 1959
  • Broadcast on British television December 14, 1985 on BBC 2

The international stage success seen by more than 42 million people in 145 cities all over the world!

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Rita Hayworth – “Anne Shankland”
  • Deborah Kerr – “Sibyl Railton-Bell”
  • David Niven – “Major David Angus Pollock”
  • Burt Lancaster – “John Malcolm”
  • Wendy Hiller – “Pat Cooper”
  • Rod Taylor – “Charles”

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Based on the stage play Separate Tables

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February 12, 1999: “Jack Frost” released in British cinemas

Jack Frost is a Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film.

Jack Frost, a father who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son Charlie, before he is gone forever.

The costume for Jack Frost’s snowman form was created by Jim Henson‘s Creature Shop.

Released in British cinemas February 12, 1999

Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world’s coolest dad…

If he doesn’t melt first.

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Michael Keaton – “Jack Frost”, Charlie’s dad, and vocalist & harmonica player of The Jack Frost Band
  • Kelly Preston – “Gabby Frost”, Jack’s wife/widow; Charlie’s mother
  • Henry Rollins – “Sid Gronic”, ice hockey coach
  • Mark Addy – “Mac MacArthur”, Jack’s keyboard player and best friend
  • Ahmet Zappa – “Snowplough Driver”
  • Dweezil Zappa – “John Kaplan”, music agent
  • Moon Unit Zappa – “School Teacher” (uncredited)
  • Trevor Rabin – “Trevor”, The Jack Frost Band lead guitarist; film score

Soundtrack

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January 25, 1969: Doctor Who in “The Seeds of Death”

Season 6 – “The Krotons”

Season 6 – “The Space Pirates”

The TARDIS arrives on Earth where T-Mat has revolutionised travel. However, the Ice Warriors have seized control and use T-Mat to distribute Martian seed pods across the world.

First broadcast January 25 – March 1, 1969 on BBC 1 at 5.15pm; six parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Patrick Troughton – “Dr Who”
  • Frazer Hines – “Jamie McCrimmon”
  • Wendy Padbury – “Zoe Heriot”
  • Ronald Leigh-Hunt – “Radnor”
  • Brian Hayles – writer

Soundtrack

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January 20, 1979: Doctor Who in “The Armageddon Factor”

Season 16 – “The Power of Kroll”

Season 17 – “Destiny of the Daleks”

In search of the final segment of the Key to Time, the TARDIS takes the Doctor, Romana and K-9 to the planet Atrios which is engaged in a war with its neighbouring planet, Zeos.

First broadcast January 20 – February 24, 1979 on BBC 1 at 6.25/6.20/6.30pm; six parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Tom Baker – “Doctor Who”
  • Mary Tamm – “Romana”/”Princess Strella”
  • John Leeson – Voice of “K9”
  • John Woodvine – “Marshal”
  • Lalla Ward – “Princess Astra”
  • Barry Jackson – “Drax”
  • Valentine Dyall – “The Guardian”
  • Bob Baker and Dave Martin – writers

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Novelised as Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor

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December 30, 1978: Doctor Who in “The Power of Kroll”

In search of the fifth segment of the Key to Time, the Doctor and Romana arrive on the third moon of Delta Magna where Romana is captured by the native, green-skinned Swampies.

First broadcast December 30, 1978 on BBC 1 at 6.15/6.30/6.25pm; four parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Tom Baker – “Doctor Who”
  • Mary Tamm – “Romana”/”Princess Strella”
  • Neil McCarthy – “Thawn”
  • John Abineri – “Ranquin”
  • Philip Madoc – “Fenner”
  • Glyn Owen – “Rohm-Dutt”
  • John Leeson – “Dugeen”
  • Robert Holmes – writer

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Novelised as Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll

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