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". In 2003, he played the part of Doughty, Admiral Pellew's and later Hornblower's steward in the Hornblower episode, Duty. He was portrayed by Gabriel Woolf, who later provided the voice of the Beast in the revival series. IMDb profile. I need a miracle. Actors interviewed on Doctor Who Confidential, https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Ron_Cook?oldid=3001588. Work in the DWU 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). Join or Sign In. In reality, Magpie was hagridden by the alien criminal the Wire, who fed off the energy of humans, leaving them without faces. Mr Magpie was the owner of a small television shop in 1953. Directed by Euros Lyn. The Doctor and Rose arrive in London in 1953 dressed for their expected visit to Las Vegas in 1958! 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 Arthur Hewlett, Actor: BBC Sunday-Night Theatre. After capture, the Wire was sentenced to death and executed by its people. Rot them into soup. He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. Like the Doctor, he got his own TARDIS and continued doing evil until he met the Doctor again … 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. Main Actor: Maureen Lipman. It was originally produced by Freda Lingstrom and was presented over the years by Daphne Oxenford, Julia Lang, Eileen Browne, Dorothy Smith and others. The Doctor found Grandma Connolly’s face had been completely removed. Grandma (Margaret John): I hear they rot your brains. 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. 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. 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. It is the main antagonist of the stories "Kinda" and "Snakedance". They stalked Madame de Pompadour in 18th century France, believing that they could repair their ship by taking her brain. With the help of the Doctor, the invasions were repelled. 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. It was a prominent city on Earth and was invaded by aliens many times. 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. 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. It concealed itself in television signals, transferring itself from set to set. Mr Magpie, played by Ron Cook, as seen in "The Idiot's Lantern" , owned Magpie Electricals, a shop selling electrical devices such as televisions. 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). This process left the victims mindless and faceless. 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. Rory Jennings, who plays Tommy Connolly, plays the teenage Davros in Big Finish Productions ' I, Davros: Innocence. In the Hornblower TV series, he played Doughty (Captain Pellew's former Steward, and Horatio Hornblower's Steward). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) He later used this same amplifier on the TARDIS. Ronald G. Cook (born late 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s. The magpie is known to others on the street and she often approaches humans, according to Mr Hanan. Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in the Doctor Who story The Idiot's Lantern.. Magpie (Ron Cook): Two hundred pounds overdrawn. It turns out that someone is tampering with history. Earth He added: 'My neighbour told me that magpie is known by people on the street. 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. It fed off the mental signals of human brains, paralysing them and sucking out their energy with electrical tendrils. He died on February 16, 1997 in Camden, London, England. The Wire took control of him, making him her unwilling henchman. The Mara is a recurring antagonist in the Doctor Who franchise, especially of the Fifth Doctor. (TV: The Beast Below). Species: 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. Mr Magpie 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. Sign in to customize your TV listings. Magpie promptly dumped her onto the street. Another memorable moment Magpie Electricals was a radio and television shop located on Mafeking Terrace in Muswell Hill. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Magpie_(The_Idiot%27s_Lantern)?oldid=2989828. 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. 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. Margaret John, who plays Tommy's Grandma, also played Megan Jones in the Second Doctor serial Fury from the Deep (1968). He was married to Margaret Denyer and Beryl Johnstone. Between 1963 and 1989, seven actors played the Doctor. 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. This appeared to occur in a cycle. It is late at night and a storm is brewing outside Mr Magpie's electronics shop. Human televisions), and its owner, Mr. Magpie … Magpie Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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. On planetclaireTV native Kinda, plays the teenage Davros in Big Finish Productions ' I, Davros:.. 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