The show earned a cult following. Since then, the Master has been plagued by the four-beat sound of drums, believing them to be the "drums of war", and became into a would-be universal conqueror. With the help of the Doctor, the invasions were repelled. Around that same time, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler were passing through, the latter quickly realising that he must be involved because the only new thing in the houses of those attacked were his televisions. Set in Scotland in 1980 and 2119, the episode is a "bootstrap paradox" where the alien time traveller the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) prevents the invasion plot of an alien called the Fisher King (Neil Fingleton and Peter Serafinowicz) while also saving the life of the Doctor's companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) in the future through the use of information the Doctor received that he would later send to himself. One of Britain's most recognizable (and most larger-than-life) character actors, Tom Baker is best known for his record-setting seven-year stint as the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). Once the deed was done, he told her that all he ever wanted was peace as she had promised him; she responded by saying he would have it, and killed him by striking him with electricity until he was disintegrated. Rot them into soup. The Wire arrived on Earth in one of this televisions, briefly taking Magpie's face; however, she put it back, with a burning pain "behind [his] eyes", forcing him to cooperate. In reality, Magpie was hagridden by the alien criminal the Wire, who fed off the energy of humans, leaving them without faces. He was used by the alien known as the Wire . It was originally produced by Freda Lingstrom and was presented over the years by Daphne Oxenford, Julia Lang, Eileen Browne, Dorothy Smith and others. Admitting that he knew he would get found out, Magpie told her that all he wanted was peace from her, pointing to the Wire, who shortly afterwards took Rose's face, Magpie merely watching on with guilt. Work in the DWU Mr Magpie played by Ron Cook, as seen in "The Idiot's Lantern" (2006), owned Magpie Electricals, a shop selling electrical devices such as televisions. The victim's consciousness remained intact, as seen when the Wire showed the Doctor a sampling of its vic… After capture, the Wire was sentenced to death and executed by its people. (TV: The Beast Below). Cheyann is best known for her iconic clothing […] This appeared to occur in a cycle. Directed by Euros Lyn. The Clockwork Repair Droids, also known simply as the Clockwork Droids,were androids that served on the SS Madame de Pompadour in Doctor Who episode "The Girl in the Fireplace". Sign in to customize your TV listings. He was used by the alien known as the Wire. In 2003, he played the part of Doughty, Admiral Pellew's and later Hornblower's steward in the Hornblower episode, Duty. The Mara is a recurring antagonist in the Doctor Who franchise, especially of the Fifth Doctor. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) In Essex in 1138, the Twelfth Doctor anachronistically played his electric guitar through a Magpie Electronics amplifier on a tank in a medieval castle. Sutekh (also known as Sutekh the Destroyer) is a member of an alien race called the Osirans, and was encountered by the Fourth Doctor in the Doctor Who story "Pyramids of Mars". Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who story The Idiot's Lantern.. It turns out that someone is tampering with history. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Memorable moment Magpie promptly dumped her onto the street. Place of origin: Mr Magpie, played by Ron Cook, as seen in "The Idiot's Lantern" , owned Magpie Electricals, a shop selling electrical devices such as televisions. It survived, though, and preserved itself as an energy being and escaped to Earth. Cast notes. Human Stories: Ron Cook, Actor: Hot Fuzz. Series 2 Episode 7 The Idiot's Lantern. Mr. Magpie is the secondary antagonist of the Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern". It is a great visual joke with Rose looking like an extra from Grease and The Doctor sporting a superb DA hairstyle as he exits the TARDIS on a scooter! It concealed itself in television signals, transferring itself from set to set. The magpie is known to others on the street and she often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan. Another memorable moment. Earth Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email. Like the best of Dr. Who, “The Idiot’s Lantern” has a quality of deadly playfulness, with a Dickensian victim-villain named Mr. Magpie who has a television repair shop in the Muswell Hill area of North London (home of those Muswell Hillbillies the Kinks). Mr Magpie Magpie owned Magpie Electricals, a business which sold TV sets at affordable prices to Londoners, claiming that it was his "patriotic duty" to allow as many as possible to see Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. His amp is branded with Magpie Electricals – the tenth Doctor faced the owner of the electrical shop, Mr Magpie, along with the villainous Wire in 2006’s The Idiot’s Lantern. The son of a school cook and a car worker, he went to Wyken Croft Junior School and then Caludon Castle School. • The Doctor’s guitar amp—as first seen on top of a tank in “The Magician’s Apprentice”—has the logo of Magpie Electricals, who have become the Whoniverse brand for electrical items since the Tenth Doctor met Mr. Magpie in “The Idiot’s Lantern,” when his TV sets began stealing people’s faces, as part of a diabolical plan by the Wire. Rory Jennings, who plays Tommy Connolly, plays the teenage Davros in Big Finish Productions ' I, Davros: Innocence. It was a prominent city on Earth and was invaded by aliens many times. In 1953, in the days leading up to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Magpie was visited by The Wire, who had just arrived in energy form in that time period. The Wire was an energy being that, according to the Tenth Doctor, took the “essences” and “souls” of the television-watching population of Great Britain in 1953 for a few days before and during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Among his credits are numerous UK-produced costume and Shakespeare dramas in both film and television — including the Russell T Davies-produced Casanova with David Tennant. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern), Despite his death, his business continued to live on, surviving into the 33rd century on Starship UK. Ron Cook was born in 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. Main Actor: Maureen Lipman. The Master's madness begun at the age of eight when he was taken before Untempered Schism, a gap in the fabric of space and time, as part of a Time Lord initiation ceremony. Margaret John, who plays Tommy's Grandma, also played Megan Jones in the Second Doctor serial Fury from the Deep (1968). Actors interviewed on Doctor Who Confidential, https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Ron_Cook?oldid=3001588. In 2006, Cook appeared as Kenneth Williams' agent Peter Eade in the BBC biopic Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, also in 2006 he played the role of Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern". Tracking the origin of the Connollys’ television set to Magpie Electricals to confront the owner, Mr Magpie, Rose had her face and essence consumed by the Wire as part of her plan to use the coronation to become manifest. I need a miracle. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and Thunderbirds (2004). Magpie Mr Magpie was the owner of a small television shop in 1953. Arthur Hewlett, Actor: BBC Sunday-Night Theatre. With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Maureen Lipman, Ron Cook. Like the Doctor, he got his own TARDIS and continued doing evil until he met the Doctor again … He was an electronics store merchant and the unwilling accomplice of The Wire. When she visited his shop one night, Magpie attempted to get her out before the Wire noticed her, but Rose insisted he come clean. Faceless people are stolen from their homes in the night and something evil is lurking in the television. When the Wire begins feasting on the minds of those watching the coronation, Magpie … Ronald G. Cook (born late 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s. The Mara was first encountered by the Doctor on the planet Deva Loka. ... Actor James Bree reappeared in Doctor Who as Nefred in Full Circle (1980) and as the Keeper of the Matrix in The Ultimate Foe (1986). Ron Cook It is the main antagonist of the stories "Kinda" and "Snakedance". In the Hornblower TV series, he played Doughty (Captain Pellew's former Steward, and Horatio Hornblower's Steward). The Wire killed him after he refused to kill the Doctor. Between 1963 and 1989, seven actors played the Doctor. It is late at night and a storm is brewing outside Mr Magpie's electronics shop. The Doctor and Rose arrive in London in 1953 dressed for their expected visit to Las Vegas in 1958! He was married to Margaret Denyer and Beryl Johnstone. Magpie Electricals apparently continues to exist beyond the death of Mr Magpie; Martha Jones had a Magpie brand television in Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007), and a Magpie brand microphone can be seen in Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007). The Wire took control of him, making him her unwilling henchman. His other productions have included 24 Hour Party People, Little Dorrit, The Diary of Anne Frank, the original Singing Detective mini-series, and he also played Parker in the film version of Thunderbirds alongside Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope. Sparking the fury of the Doctor, who forced his way in the following day with Detective Inspector Bishop and Tommy Connolly, Magpie fled to Alexandra Palace to finish the Wire's plan. London, sometimes known as London Town and formerly known as Londinium (TV: "The Slave Traders", The Wedding of River Song), was the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. Mr Magpie. Magpie Electricals was a radio and television shop located on Mafeking Terrace in Muswell Hill. Magpie (Ron Cook): Two hundred pounds overdrawn. Another memorable moment Species: But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret, in Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern. Appearance: (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) He later used this same amplifier on the TARDIS. The Idiot's Lantern IMDb profile. Mr Magpie was the owner of a small television shop in 1953. Join or Sign In. Grandma (Margaret John): I hear they rot your brains. Mr Magpie. When Amy and Mandy arrive at the "hole", a sign can be seen above the workman's tent that says "Magpie Electricals", a reference to the season 2 episode Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern (2006), which features a shop by the same name selling electrical devices (esp. Mr Magpie played by Ron Cook, as seen in "The Idiot's Lantern" (2006), owned Magpie Electricals, a shop selling electrical devices such as televisions. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Magpie_(The_Idiot%27s_Lantern)?oldid=2989828. He is a crazed and blasphemous super-being who feared all forms of life might one day challenge his rule. He was an actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Avengers (1961) and Top Secret (1961). Main roles: And your Ron Cook Arthur Hewlett was born on March 12, 1907 in Southampton, England as Arthur Reginald Hewlett. televisions), and its owner, Mr. Magpie … Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. They stalked Madame de Pompadour in 18th century France, believing that they could repair their ship by taking her brain. Main actor: He added: 'My neighbour told me that magpie is known by people on the street. Issue 3 Fall 2018 Cheyann Benedict – Bio Cheyann’s accomplishments have included designer, writer, producer, mentor, and actor. As the coronation of Elizabeth II nears, the streets of London live in fear. A creature that dwelled in the dark places of the inside, it had emerged in the past to torment the native Kinda. He is sitting in the dark writing, The Doctor found Grandma Connolly’s face had been completely removed. Listen with Mother was a BBC radio programme for children which ran between 16 January 1950 and 10 September 1982. Magpie owned Magpie Electricals, a business which sold TV sets at affordable prices to Londoners, claiming that it was his "patriotic duty" to allow as many as possible to see Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. The Doctor befriends teenager Tommy Connolly, whose grandmother is hidden because she lacks any facial features and has no brain activity, a phenomenon that is common with those who have purchased television sets sold cheap for the coronation from Magpie Electricals, owned by Mr Magpie. He has the unusual distinction of having portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte in two different productions. Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who story The Idiot's Lantern. He was born in South Shields, County Durham, England, and is a graduate of Rose Bruford College.Cook moved to Coventry with his family when he was six. He died on February 16, 1997 in Camden, London, England. Cast List: The Doctor - David Tennant Rose Tyler - Billie Piper The Wire - Maureen Lipman Mr Magpie - Ron Cook Eddie Connolly - Jamie Foreman Rita Connolly - Debra Gillett The Idiot's Lantern He was portrayed by Gabriel Woolf, who later provided the voice of the Beast in the revival series. This process left the victims mindless and faceless. It fed off the mental signals of human brains, paralysing them and sucking out their energy with electrical tendrils. He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. "Doctor Who" The Idiot’s Lantern ( - 2006.05.27) quotes on planetclaireTV.