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Who's Who

Cast Members

John Alkin
Frank Skinner
Spencer Banks

Simon Randall
John Barcroft
Doctor Bukov
John Barron
Morgan C. Devereaux
Peggy Thorpe Bates
Doctor Edith Joynton
Derek Benfield

Frank Skinner
Cheryl Burfield

Liz Skinner
Sandor Eles
Ian Fairbairn
Alpha 4 / Dr. Frazer
David Graham
Controller 2957
Merdel Jordine
Mary Larkin
Robert Oates
Mary Preston
Denis Quilley
Iris Russell
Jean Skinner
Teri Scoble
Miss Stebbins / Alpha 16
John Swindells
Derek Sydney
Royston Tickner
George Bradley


Ruth Boswell
Creator / script editor
John Cooper
Producer / Director
Peter Fairley
Edouard Michael
Theme music composer
Victor Pemberton
Bruce Stewart


Peter Fairley (Introductions)

  Peter Fairley gives two short introductions to the opening episodes of The Wrong End of Time and The Time of the Ice Box. In both, he explains about the unique time travel theories used as the basis for the series.

The first intro is a simple on camera announcement whilst for the second serial, he demonstrates the time bubble scenario with the aid of a darkened set and a half-inflated balloon.

The full text of his intros can be found by clicking here.

During the late sixties and seventies, Peter was Independent Television News' science correspondent. Space exploration with the moon landings during this period resulted with him becoming synonymous with ITN's extensive live coverage of the Apollo missions. He was also a familiar face to ITV's younger viewers with regular appearances on Magpie and other children's programmes which, in turn, resulted in his writing of several factual books including Magpie's ABC of Space (Independent Television Publications: 1969) and Is There Life in Outer Space? (Look-in Books: 197?) He penned a regular science column in the early years of the junior TV Times Look-in.

ABOVE: Peter demonstrates how an Apollo rocket will launch (with the aid of a fork lift truck) in a 1969 edition of Thames' Television's "Magpie" as presenter Pete Brady looks on.

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