With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Maureen Lipman, Ron Cook. "Doctor Who" The Idiot’s Lantern ( - 2006.05.27) quotes on planetclaireTV. He has the unusual distinction of having portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte in two different productions. It is the main antagonist of the stories "Kinda" and "Snakedance". The Mara was first encountered by the Doctor on the planet Deva Loka. He was used by the alien known as the Wire . When the Wire begins feasting on the minds of those watching the coronation, Magpie … In 2003, he played the part of Doughty, Admiral Pellew's and later Hornblower's steward in the Hornblower episode, Duty. Margaret John, who plays Tommy's Grandma, also played Megan Jones in the Second Doctor serial Fury from the Deep (1968). And your ... 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). In the Hornblower TV series, he played Doughty (Captain Pellew's former Steward, and Horatio Hornblower's Steward). 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. He was an electronics store merchant and the unwilling accomplice of The Wire. It turns out that someone is tampering with history. 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. Ron Cook I need a miracle. 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". As the coronation of Elizabeth II nears, the streets of London live in fear. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and Thunderbirds (2004). 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. Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who story The Idiot's Lantern.. 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. Issue 3 Fall 2018 Cheyann Benedict – Bio Cheyann’s accomplishments have included designer, writer, producer, mentor, and actor. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Magpie_(The_Idiot%27s_Lantern)?oldid=2989828. televisions), and its owner, Mr. Magpie … 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. A creature that dwelled in the dark places of the inside, it had emerged in the past to torment the native Kinda. 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 Rory Jennings, who plays Tommy Connolly, plays the teenage Davros in Big Finish Productions ' I, Davros: Innocence. 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. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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. Place of origin: Grandma (Margaret John): I hear they rot your brains. The son of a school cook and a car worker, he went to Wyken Croft Junior School and then Caludon Castle School. After capture, the Wire was sentenced to death and executed by its people. Another memorable moment. Memorable moment 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. Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email. Magpie (Ron Cook): Two hundred pounds overdrawn. He died on February 16, 1997 in Camden, London, England. The Doctor found Grandma Connolly’s face had been completely removed. The Mara is a recurring antagonist in the Doctor Who franchise, especially of the Fifth Doctor. Main Actor: Maureen Lipman. He was used by the alien known as the Wire. Magpie promptly dumped her onto the street. Sign in to customize your TV listings. 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 Wire killed him after he refused to kill the Doctor. 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. 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. Ronald G. Cook (born late 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s. 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. 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". The Doctor and Rose arrive in London in 1953 dressed for their expected visit to Las Vegas in 1958! Like the Doctor, he got his own TARDIS and continued doing evil until he met the Doctor again … The victim's consciousness remained intact, as seen when the Wire showed the Doctor a sampling of its vic… 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. It was originally produced by Freda Lingstrom and was presented over the years by Daphne Oxenford, Julia Lang, Eileen Browne, Dorothy Smith and others. Mr Magpie Earth 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". He is a crazed and blasphemous super-being who feared all forms of life might one day challenge his rule. 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). He added: 'My neighbour told me that magpie is known by people on the street. Between 1963 and 1989, seven actors played the Doctor. Series 2 Episode 7 The Idiot's Lantern. It concealed itself in television signals, transferring itself from set to set. Ron Cook 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. He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. The magpie is known to others on the street and she often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan. Human The Idiot's Lantern Appearance: Cast notes. In reality, Magpie was hagridden by the alien criminal the Wire, who fed off the energy of humans, leaving them without faces. It fed off the mental signals of human brains, paralysing them and sucking out their energy with electrical tendrils. This process left the victims mindless and faceless. It was a prominent city on Earth and was invaded by aliens many times. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Listen with Mother was a BBC radio programme for children which ran between 16 January 1950 and 10 September 1982. He was an actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Avengers (1961) and Top Secret (1961). (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. Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who story The Idiot's Lantern. Arthur Hewlett was born on March 12, 1907 in Southampton, England as Arthur Reginald Hewlett. Mr. Magpie is the secondary antagonist of the Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern". They stalked Madame de Pompadour in 18th century France, believing that they could repair their ship by taking her brain. Mr Magpie, played by Ron Cook, as seen in "The Idiot's Lantern" , owned Magpie Electricals, a shop selling electrical devices such as televisions. He was portrayed by Gabriel Woolf, who later provided the voice of the Beast in the revival series. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) He later used this same amplifier on the TARDIS. 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. 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!