Doctor Who: Creating Celebrations

What if the same people who made "An Adventure in Space and Time" would make a series focusing on the creation of "The Three Doctors", "The Five Doctors" and "Into the Dark Dimension" / "Dimensions in Time"? Who would be cast in which role?

The series would feature both real world elements and "imagined" scenes in which the audience gets a glimpse to how some elements were originally meant to look like before things changed. (William Hartnell appearing fully in The Three Doctors, Tom Baker in a large part in The Five Doctors, scenes from The Dark Dimension, etc.)

NOTE: Some actors will be playing rather brief roles as those people were contacted to be involved with the stories in one way of another, but turned it down for certain reasons.
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“ William Hartnell (the original First Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee was born into a theatrical dynasty of actors. After training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sean began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably starring in Titus Andronicus directed by Deborah Warner. After touring for three years, Sean continued his...
“ Jon Pertwee (the Third Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) / Roy Skelton (voice of the Daleks in Classic Who) ” - Timie-Lemmens
John Barrowman
Actor, Arrow
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. Barrowman has homes in London and Cardiff, Wales.
“ Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Claudia Grant
Claudia Grant is a British Actress, she trained at LAMDA graduating with a degree in Acting. She is most known for her appearance as Carole Ann Ford in the BAFTA nominated BBC Drama, An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) directed by Terry McDonough and written by Mark Gatiss. As well as Headlongs' production of Spring Awakening directed by Ben Kidd (2014).
“ Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Katy Manning (Jo Grant) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Lesley Manville
Actress, Maleficent
Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). Lesley was made an OBE in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.
“ Heather Hartnell (William Hartnell's wife) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
“ Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Tom Felton
Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work...
“ Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough) ” - Timie-Lemmens
David Tennant
David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of Doctor Who...
“ Hartnell's taxi driver ” - Timie-Lemmens
Frank Dillane
Frank Dillane was born in London (England) on April 21, 1991. He made his film debut as Tom Riddle Jr in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in 2009 before studying during three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2013. He has since appeared in Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea" (2015) and in AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead."
“ Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Paul Jerricho (the Castellan) / Dalek voice / Cybermen voices ” - Timie-Lemmens
Mark Gatiss
Actor, Sherlock
Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts. He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen, and became heavily involved in the post-television Doctor Who scene...
“ Anthony Ainley (The Master in "The Five Doctors") ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah-Jane Smith) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Jessica Raine
Actress, Wolf Hall
Jessica was born in 1982 and brought up on a farm near Eardisley, Herefordshire. Wanting to act from an early age she read drama at the University of the West of England at Bristol before taking a gap year to teach English in Thailand. On return she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from where she graduated in 2008...
“ Verity Lambert (original producer of Doctor Who) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Keith Hodiak (Raston Warrior Robot) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Paul Kasey
Actor, Rogue One
Studied theatre arts at Laine Theatre Art in Surrey, England. Paul is an accomplished actor, dancer and gymnast.
“ Raston Warrior Robot stunts + body / Cyberman / Denys Palmer (Corporal Palmer in "The Three Doctors") ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Dalek Operator / John Scott Martin (Dalek Operator in "The Five Doctors") ” - Timie-Lemmens
Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
“ John Nathan Turner (Doctor Who producer during the time of Doctors 5 - 7) / Rik Mayall (would've played Hawkspur in "The Dark Dimension", if it had ever been made) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Julian Richings
Actor, Cube
Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series. After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr...
“ Richard Hurndall (Hartnell's replacement in The Five Doctors) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Lalla Ward (Romana II) ” - Timie-Lemmens
William Moseley
William Peter Moseley was born on April 27, 1987, in Gloucester, England, to Juliette (Fleming) and Peter Moseley, a cinematographer. He is the eldest of three children with a younger sister named Daisy and and younger brother named Ben. His father's name is also William's middle name. He wanted to act since he was 10 years old...
“ John Levene (Sergeant Benton) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Sacha Dhawan
Sacha Dhawan was born in Bramhall, Stockport to Hindu parents though he actually attended a Roman Catholic secondary school, Thomas Aquinas College, in nearby Stockport, where one of the authors whom he studied for his final exams was Alan Bennett, with whom he was very impressed. He began as a child actor at the age of 12 and attended the Laine-Johnson School of Acting in Manchester...
“ Waris Hussein (Doctor Who's first director) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Douglas Camfield (Director for multiple classic Doctor Who stories) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Matt Smith
Actor, Doctor Who
Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who. Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David Smith...
“ Ian Marter (Harry Sullivan) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Michelle Fairley
Michelle was born in July 1965, the second child of publican Brian and nurse Theresa Fairley. As a teenager she attended the Ulster Youth Theatre before moving to Belfast , where she was a member of Fringe Benefit, a repertory company where she acted alongside Conleth Hill, with whom she would later appear in television juggernaut 'Game of Thrones'...
“ Kate O'Mara (The Rani) / Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Lena Headey
Actress, 300
Lena Headey is a British actress. She was born in Bermuda to parents from Yorkshire, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm, Possession...
“ Louise Jameson (Leela) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Skandar Keynes
Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...
“ John Leeson (voice of K-9) ” - Timie-Lemmens
John Leeson
Actor, Doctor Who
After leaving school, John Leeson worked in a bookshop, and then as a porter in the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital. He joined the Leicester Dramatic Society and ultimately applied for and won a place at RADA. On leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory and pantomimes, including "Toad of Toad Hall," in which he met his future wife...
“ Voice of himself (when doing K-9's voice) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Arthur Darvill
Actor, Doctor Who
Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in Doctor Who, and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch. In 2013-2014 he appeared in the lead role in the theatre musical Once in the West End and on Broadway...
“ Man transporting wax figure of Tom Baker / Sir Ian McKellen (was originally approached for a part in "Dimensions in Time", but turned it down) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Man transporting wax figure of Tom Baker ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Madame Tussauds' receptionist ” - Timie-Lemmens
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons in "Shada". Appears when the production team is re-watching "Shada" for Tom Baker footage.) ” - Timie-Lemmens
James Fox
James Fox is the second of three sons, born to the theatrical agent Robin Fox and his actress wife Angela Worthington - aka Angela Fox. His brothers are the actor Edward Fox and the producer Robert Fox. He started acting as a child actor and used his real name, until he reached his early 20s...
“ Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis in "Shada". Appears when the production team is re-watching "Shada" for Tom Baker footage.) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Victoria Burgoyne (Clare Keightley in "Shada". Appears when the production team is re-watching "Shada" for Tom Baker footage.) / Mary Tamm (Romana I) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Sophie Aldred (Ace) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre...
“ Sylvester McCoy (The Seventh Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Rupert Graves
Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing of Mr...
“ Samuel West (Cyrian) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Stephen Amell
Actor, Arrow
Stephen Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow in the Arrowverse television franchise (based on the comic character of the same name) and Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Stephen Adam Amell was born on May 8, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra (Bolté) and Thomas Amell...
“ Philip Segal (Creator of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie) ” - Timie-Lemmens
John Levene
Actor, Doctor Who
John Levene (real name John Anthony Woods) left home at the age of 21 and travelled to London. He was working in a men's clothing store when he met Telly Savalas (who was making the film "The Dirty Dozen") and he was inspired to become an actor. He joined an agency which provided walk-on actors. He...
“ Derrick Sherwin (ex-scriptwriter / ex-producer of Doctor Who) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Noel Edmonds (TV presenter, announced Dimensions in Time in 1993 alongside Jon Pertwee) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Dinah Sheridan (Flavia) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Colin Baker
Actor, Doctor Who
Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just missed him...
“ Ron Tarr ("Big Ron" in EastEnders) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Gareth David-Lloyd
Actor, Torchwood
Gareth's musical experience began at the age of 8 when his aunt Doris offered him a chance to play the trumpet so he wouldn't have to go with his mother when she worked as she thought it was not suitable for a child. He gave up the trumpet (having to deal with a strict teacher) and started learning the piano. After grade 5 he put aside music to focus on acting...
“ Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (née Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University...
“ Voice of Sir Ian McKellen ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Mike Tucker (ex-model unit supervisor on Doctor Who) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Peter Davison
Actor, Doctor Who
Peter Moffett, now better known by his stage name Peter Davison, was born on 13 April 1951 in the Streatham area of London. In 1961, he and his family - parents Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana) and his sisters Barbara, Pamela and Shirley moved to Knaphill, Woking in Surrey...
“ Voice of Himself ” - Timie-Lemmens
Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films. Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black, Basquiat...
“ Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Bonnie Langford
Actress, EastEnders
Bonita Melody Lysette Langford was born on 22 July 1964 in Hampton Court, Surrey. By the age of six she had won Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks television talent contest and gained membership of Equity. Later she trained at the Arts Educational and Italia Conti stage schools in London. By her early teens she had starred on New York's Broadway ("Gypsy")...
“ Voice of Herself ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Wendy Richard (Pauline Fowler in EastEnders) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Sylvester McCoy
Sylvester McCoy was born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith on 20 August 1943, the son of Molly Sheridan and Percy James Kent-Smith, an Irish couple living in Dunoon, Scotland. His father was killed in the Second World War a couple of months before he was born, and he was brought up by his mother, his grandmother - Mary Sheridan - and aunts...
“ Voice of Himself ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Caroline John (Liz Shaw) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Georgie Henley
Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "Babushka: A Christmas Story" and "The Pied Piper", prior to landing her first role in a film...
“ Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Miranda Raison
Miranda grew up in Burnham Thorpe on the North Norfolk coast and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Her father, Nick, is a jazz pianist and her mother, Caroline, read the news for Anglia television. In 2011, she played the title role in 'Anne Boleyn' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to great critical acclaim.
“ Nicola Stapleton (Mandy Salter in EastEnders) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Rupert Grint
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993 and 1996 respectively, and last, but not least, Charlotte, who was born in 1999...
“ Paul McGann (The Eighth Doctor, briefly seen at the very end, as a reference to the TV Movie) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Cyberman / Philip Latham (The Castellan in "The Five Doctors") / Zygon / Omega (body) / Axon ” - Timie-Lemmens
Spencer Wilding
Spencer Wilding is a Welsh actor and special creature performer in the UK. He is best known for his interpretation of strong and imposing characters, often using prosthetics and makeup. He has appeared in films and series like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, the saga Harry Potter, Wrath of the Titans (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Victor Frankenstein (2015)...
“ Yeti / K1 ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Omega (voice) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ William Russell (Ian Chesterton, appears in a clip from the series shown on "Nationwide" for the 20th anniversary of the show) ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright, appears in a clip from the series shown on "Nationwide" for the 20th anniversary of the show) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Frazer Hines
Frazer Hines was born and raised in England. He is of Scottish descent on his mother's side, because she came from Port Glasgow. He came to prominence as a child actor, appearing in several films before he was fifteen, including X the Unknown and Charlie Chaplin's A King in New York (1957). In 1957...
“ Patrick Troughton (The Second Doctor) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Jessie Cave
Jessie Cave studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, London, and worked backstage in various theatres before deciding to pursue acting. She got a place at RADA to study Stage Management, but after watching some actors in rehearsal rooms she changed her mind and applied to drama school. She was ready to go to The Oxford School of Drama when she got the part in Harry Potter.
“ Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Jim Tavaré
British RADA trained actor and comedian. Jim Tavare's stand-up comedy with a double bass has achieved world-wide accolade and earned him the distinction of being HRH Prince Charles favorite comedian. Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. He...
“ Barry Letts (Producer of Doctor Who during Jon Pertwee's time on the show) ” - Timie-Lemmens
Nick Frost
Nick Frost is an English actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is known for his work in the series of British comedic genre films The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). He also co-starred in Paul (2011), with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg...
“ Terrance Dicks (Writer of "The Five Doctors") ” - Timie-Lemmens
“ Cyberman / Sea Devil ” - Timie-Lemmens