Doctor Who Rare Entries Contests

DWRE10: 2 July 2007

Results

A stonking 62 of you elected to play which is hugely gratifying and
easily beats the previous record of 42 held by DWRE1. The low was 23
for DWRE9, which was one reason for giving the contest a rest. The
last entry was received less than two minutes before the deadline!

Due to some people unwilling or unable to understand the rules and
spoiling past contests slightly, DWRE10 was not posted to any
newsgroups, although all previous entrants were alerted and some
non-OGers requested that the questions be emailed to them which I
was happy to do.

The winner this time is Cyril Washbrook, the only player to achieve
a four-figure score. Previous winning scores have ranged from 960 for
DWRE1 to 8 for DWRE8. In joint second place are first-time player
RichD and seasoned campaigner Ed Jolley. Congratulations to all of
them. Here are the top three answer slates.

     CYRIL WASHBROOK        RICHD                  ED JOLLEY              
0    Anthony Ainley         [WRONG]                Peter Pratt            
1    e                      2                      2                      
2    Mrs Grose              Ben Wainwright         Francis Bacon          
3    Sontarans              Susan Foreman          Sontarans              
4    Peladon                Steven Taylor          Morbius                
5    Carmen Silvera         William Gaunt          Guy Siner              
6    Jaffa                  Brighton               Troy                   
7    Girl in the Fireplace  Silver Nemesis         Silver Nemesis         
8    Castrovalva 1          Destiny of the Daleks  Logopolis 4            
9    Mind of Evil 3         Wheel in Space 6       Planet of the Spiders  

To review the scoring:
The scores on the different questions are MULTIPLIED to produce a final
score for each entrant. Low score wins; a perfect score is 1. If your
answer to a question is correct, then your score is the number of people
who gave that answer, or an answer I consider equivalent. A wrong answer,
or a skipped question, gets a high score as a penalty. This is the median
of:
- the number of entrants
- the square root of that number, rounded up to an integer
- double the largest number of entrants giving the same answer (right or
wrong) as each other on the question

Here is the complete table of scores. Use a monospaced font to see proper
alignment (this may mean doing 'view source'). Scores of over ten million
have been omitted to spare blushes.

RANK     SCORE    ENTRANT             Q0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9

 1       3,600    Cyril Washbrook      8  1  1  5  2  3  1  3  5  1 
 2      39,000    RichD               WR  5  1  5  4  1  3  5  1  1 
 =      39,000    Ed Jolley           13  5  2  5  3  2  1  5  2  1 
 4      46,200    Carl Wood           11  5  1  7  5  1  3  1  4  2 
 5      88,704    Blowfly             11  4  4  1  7  1  3  4  6  1 
 6     101,376    Iceduck             11 16  1  4  2  1  2  4  3  3 
 7     119,808    StupidLittleHorses  WR  6  2  4  4  1  2  1  4  3 
 8     245,700    NathanTheWhovian    13 18  2  7  5  1  1  3  5  1 
 9     279,552    Joe Henning         WR 16  2  2  3  1  2  4  7  1 
 =     279,552    Jesse Smith         13  4  1  1  4  2  2  4  6 WR 
11     334,152    Biggles             13  3  1  3  2  1  7 17  4  3 
12     349,440    Turbo               13 16  1  2  5  1  1  4 WR  3 
13     354,816    Gordon Ridout       11 18  2  4  4  1  7  2  2  2 
14     399,168    Dave Woodley        11 18  2  4  7  1  3  2  6  1 
15     742,560    Edward Rackstraw    13  3  2  8  1  1  7 17  5  2 
16     831,600    Daniel Blythe       11 18  1  5  5  1  3  1  4 WR 
17     943,488    Hotmissile          WR 18  1  8  3  1  1  3  4  7 
18     990,080    Nightsky            13 16  2  5  1  1  1 17  7  4 
19   1,056,440    Peter Morris        11  4  7  2  7  1  1  7  5  7 
20   1,375,920    Jonathan Morris     13  3  1  2  5  2  3  3 WR WR 
21   1,379,840    ChrisKelk            8  1  2  5 WR  1 WR  1 WR  4 
22   1,552,320    Aloysius            11  3 WR  4  1  3  2  2  5 WR 
23   1,759,296    Yohinnchild         11  3 WR  7  2  1  2 17  4  2 
24   1,862,784    Wilf                 8  6  2  7 11  1  7  3  4  3 
25   2,010,624    Phil Evans          11 16  2  7  1  1  3 17  4  4 
26   2,483,712    Trevor Gensch       11 16  1  2  2  2  3  3 WR WR 
27   2,794,176    Luke Curtis          8  6  1  7 11  2  3  7  6  3 
28   3,415,104    Zaph0d              11  3  1  8 WR  1  3  4  7  7 
29   4,280,640    Barnaby Salton      WR  6  1  7  2  2  2  7  5 WR 
30   4,484,480    Fortmap             WR  4  2  4 11  1  7  1  5 WR 
31   4,892,160    Aaon                WR 16  1  7  3  2  7  4  5  2 
32   5,277,888    Simon Kinnear       11  6  1  8  7  1  7 17  4  3 
33   6,209,280    Guy Leopold         11 18  2  8  7  1  4  2  5  7 
34   6,899,200    Johnson             11 16  1  4  5  1  2  5 WR WR 
35   7,257,096    Bazza               11 18  1  7 11  2  2 17  7  1 
36                David Smith         11 18  1  4 WR  3 WR  1  5  3 
37                Gregg               WR 18  4  7  1  1  4  5 WR  3 
38                K'anpo Rimpoche     WR 16  7  5  1  1  4  1 WR WR 
39                Narsham             11 18  2  7  7  1  1  4 WR WR 
40                Chloe Topping       13 16 WR  5  3  3  1  3  3 WR 
41                Simon Hodges        WR  6  1  4  2  3  7  7 WR  7 
42                Darkstar            WR 16  1  7 WR  1  1 17  7  3 
43                Pete Gallo          WR 16  1  1  2  3  7  7 WR WR 
44                Neil Sullivan       WR 18  2  4 11  1  7  1  6 WR 
45                Mike Klein          11 WR  1  4  2  1 WR 17 WR  3 
46                The Magic Wanderer  13 18  7  4  5  1  7  3  7  7 
47                IceWarrior           8 WR  4  3  2  1 WR  7 WR  4 
48                Peter Gemmell       13  5  2  8 11  3  7 17  4  3 
49                Professor            8 16  1 WR  5  3  1 17  7 WR 
50                McGovern            11 WR  7  7  1  2  7 17  4  3 
51                Andrew Hodson       13 18  2  4 11  1  2  7 WR WR 
52                John                11 18  1  7 11  3  2  4 WR WR 
53                Simon Moore         WR  2  7  4 11  1 WR  4  6 WR 
54                TheExplodingBoi     WR 18  1  2 WR  2 WR  4 WR  3 
55                Holmes Baker         8 16  2  4  5  2  3 17 WR WR 
56                Killbot             WR  5  7  5  3  1 WR 17  3 WR 
57                Gazza               WR 18  4  8 11  3  4 17  4  2 
58                Angelaook            8 16 WR  5 WR  3  3  4 WR  3 
59                Mark Alden          13 16  7  4  5  2  2 17 WR WR 
60                Dave Jones          11 18 WR  1 11  3  7 17 WR WR 
61                Joe Bailey          WR 18 WR  8  7  1 WR  3 WR WR 
62                Asmoranomardicodais WR  2 WR  5 WR WR WR  5 WR  7 

Here is the complete list of answers given.  Each list shows correct
answers in the order worst to best (most to least popular).  
>>> indicates that the "more specific variant" scoring was used.

0. Name an actor who has been credited as playing The Master.

13   Peter Pratt
11   Emyrs Jones
11   Roger Delgado
8    Anthony Ainley
Wrong
8    Eric Roberts (credited by name only)
4    Geoffrey Beevers ("Melkur")
4    Gordon Tipple ("Old Master")
2    Derek Jacobi ("Professor Yana")
1    Norman Stanley (Terror of the Autons)

My intention on this question was to exclude Derek Jacobi (credited as
"Professor Yana") and Gordon Tipple (credited as "Old Master"). One
entrant explained that since I had not put inverted commas around "The
Master", that Tipple was allowed, but if I had meant "an actor who has
played The Master", I would have written that.  

On checking the relevant DVDs, I discovered that The Keeper of Traken
only ever credits Geoffrey Beevers with playing "Melkur", which rules him
out; and The TV Movie only credits Eric Roberts as "Guest-starring" and
never mentions which role he plays. Emrys Jones, however, is credited as
The Master in The Mind Robber, although to avoid confusion a lot of modern
reference works refer to him as "The Master of the Land of Fiction" or
somesuch.

That gives us a total of five correct answers, with Pratt emerging as
marginal favourite. Even more remarkable is that, with so few to choose
from, nobody went for the "obvious" answer of John Simm!

Also, note that The Keeper of Traken, a story best-remembered as the one
that re-introduced The Master, does not credit anyone with playing The
Master!!

[QUOTE=Peter Morris;4327219]There are at least 10 answers to every question.[/QUOTE]

I would be delighted to know what your list of right answers is, Peter,
since even by the most generous criteria, I can't do better than nine:
Jones, Delgado, Pratt, Beevers, Ainley, Tipple, Roberts, Jacobi, Simm.

1. Give a number which appears somewhere in the title of a Doctor Who
episode or story. NB "Part one" etc is not the "title" of anything.

18   400 (Dawns, Galaxy 4)
16   4 (to Doomsday)
6    500 (Eyes, Marco Polo)
5    2 (Doctors)
4    1 (Faceless Ones)
3    3 (Doctors)
3    42
2    10(th Planet)
1    Pi (The Satan Pit)
1    e (Rose)
Wrong
1    Galaxy 4 (not a number)
1    No answer
1    The Two Doctors (not a number)

"42" is clearly a correct answer, and two, three and five Doctors
obviously qualify, although as it happens, nobody went for "five".
Four to Doomsday (or Galaxy 4) give you "four" and I was happy to
accept "ten", as in The Tenth Planet and even, at a push, "one" as
in The Faceless Ones. "Six" does not appear anywhere.

Because I said episode, and not story, Hartnell episode titles also
counted and this yielded "Five Hundred Eyes" (episode 3 of Marco Polo)
and "Four Hundred Dawns" (episode 1 of Galaxy 4). Nobody tried to include
"100" from either of these. 400 was the most popular right answer, just
edging ahead of 4. In fact with 18 people going for it, 400 is the worst
right answer in the history of DWRE. How odd that this prize was not
claimed by the question which had only five right answers, of which only
four were picked. The previous worst right answer score was 13, which is
also equalled and exceeded elsewhere here.

I suspect one reason for 400's huge popularity is that people will have
scanned lists of Hartnell episode titles, noted Five Hundred Eyes, but be
unwilling to take the first answer they find, then find Four Hundred Dawns
and note that, and then not find any more.

One entrant surprised me with "pi", which although no explanation was
given, I assume means as in The Satan Pit (among others). Ingenious,
and I can't see any way to include "one" and exclude "pi". I therefore
decided to accept "i" and "e" if anyone tried them, and possibly others
besides. Somebody later did submit "e". I would not have accepted Roman
numerals.

Several people submitted a story title and not a number when a number was
clearly asked for, however if their answer began with a number, then I
accepted that number as their answer, in accordance with rule 3. Wait till
we get to questions 8 and 9...

2. Name a character who appears in at least one Doctor Who episode, who is
not killed, and who never meets The Doctor.

7    Etta (Vengeance on Varos)
4    Krau Timmin (Androzani)
2    Ahmed (Pyramids of Mars)
2    Brian (TV Movie)
2    Catherine de Medici (The Massacre)
2    Cathy Salt (Boom Town)
2    Francis Bacon (The Chase)
2    Ibbotson (Mawdryn Undead)
2    Malcolm Wainwright (Blink)
2    Marshal Tavannes (The Massacre)
2    Mullins (Spearhead from Space)
1    Amazonia (earth delegate, Curse of Peladon)
1    Andrew Marr (Aliens of London)
1    Annalise (Smith and Jones)
1    Ben Wainwright (Blink)
1    Bert Rowse (Planet of Giants)
1    Binro (Ribos Operation)
1    Bliss (Love and Monsters)
1    Captain Hawkins (Doctor Who and the Silurians)
1    Cassandra (Myth Makers)
1    Colin Frazer (Arc of Infinity)
1    Corporal Palmer (Three Doctors)
1    Delos (The Romans)
1    Griffin (The Enemy of the World)
1    Hilda Rowse (Planet of Giants)
1    Kathy Nightingale (Blink)
1    Kenneth Kendall (War Machines)
1    Larry Nightingale (Blink)
1    Mrs Grose (Ghost Light)
1    Mrs Ollis (Three Doctors)
1    Mrs Remington (Silver Nemesis)
1    Professor Docherty (Last of the Time Lords)
1    Professor Sylvest (Twin Dilemma)
1    Ruth (Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
1    Seely (Spearhead from Space)
1    Terry Cutler (Tenth Planet)
1    Wells (Dalek Invasion of Earth)
Wrong
1    Paul McCartney (The Chase)
1    Earth Delegate (not named)
1    John Smith (killed)
1    Mickey's Grandma (not named)
1    Name a character who...
1    Styles (killed)
1    Tilda (Paradise Towers)

Quite an easy question, albeit with an impressive collision on Etta (but
not Arak) from Vengeance on Varos. They are, I guess, the most major
characters never to meet The Doctor or be killed, appearing throughout
the story and getting the last line (if memory serves). Why Sheila Reid
captures the imagination while Stephen Yardley is overlooked, I cannot
say.

Kathy Nightingale is a borderline case. After all, she does die, albeit
off-screen and at a ripe old age. One way to look at it is that she is
only dead in Sally's time because Sally's time is so far in her future.
Does that mean no-one from a historical story counts? That no human
counts because we've seen the very last of the human race in Utopia,
so every other human character we've met must have died? If we hadn't
actually had Sally Sparrow visit her grave, I would have marked Kathy
right straight away. As it is, I think she just scrapes in, but had the
question said "died" instead of "killed", I would have jumped the other
way. Kathy may have died, albeit off-screen and in the past, but she
wasn't killed as far as we know. After I made this decision, somebody
submitted Ben Wainwright, Kathy's husband and I think the same logic
can be used there. I am grateful not to have had to make a decision
about Billy Shipton.

Larry Nightingale, also from Blink, is tough, but for different reasons.
He sees The Doctor and knows who he is at the end, but they don't speak
to each other. I don't think that quite rises to the level of a "meeting",
so this answer stands. A similar decision had to be taken with Bliss who
sees The Doctor from within the body of the Abzorbaloff, but again this
didn't seem to me to quite make it to the level of "meeting". Although
it's not as if they could have shaken hands even if they'd wanted to...

As usual, if I say "name a character" you have to provide a name, or at
least as near to a name as this character generally gets. I think Mickey's
grandma was called Rita-Anne. I saw no particular problem with people
playing themselves, but I had to draw the line at Paul McCartney who was
just seen in old Beatles footage.

"John Smith" was a very clever answer, but the plot of the story requires
him to cease to be and characters describe this as death. I am ruling that
John Smith killed himself so although he did not meet The Doctor, he 
doesn't fit the other criterion of the question.

This question does resemble question 6 in DWRE5 ("Name a character who
appeared in exactly one episode of a multi-episode Doctor Who story, and
who did not die in that episode.") which I didn't realise until it was
too late. Clearly I am running out of ideas in a big way.

3. Name a character or monster who returned to the programme, other than
through the re-use of old footage, following a gap of at least five seasons.
For the purposes of this question, seasons are contiguous and the TV Movie
counts as one season.

8    Omega (10-20)
7    Macra (4-30)
7    Yeti (5-20)
5    Cybermen (6-12)
 >>> 4   Cybercontroller (7-22)
5    Sontarans (15-22)
5    Susan Foreman (2-20)
4    Jamie McCrimmon (6-20)
4    K9 (20-29)
4    Shakespeare (2-30)
3    Silurians (7-21)
 >>> 1   Icthar (7-21)
2    Autons (8-28)
2    Captain Yates (12-20)
2    Sea Devils (9-21)
1    Brigadier (20-26)
1    Cybermats (7-12)
1    Queen Elizabeth I (2-30)
Wrong
1    Lytton (no gap)

Bracketed numbers show the two seasons between which the gap exists,
with the TV Movie as Season 27 and the 2005 series as 28. Biggest gap
(28 seasons) is for Queen Elizabeth. Smallest is for the Cybermen and
Brigadier (5 seasons).

The only tricky ruling here was on images and projections. Do the images
of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth on the Time Space Visualiser, and the
apparition of Mike Yates in The Five Doctors count as appearances or return
appearances? I couldn't see anything in the question which ruled out images,
so these answers are all correct.

Omega was the most popular choice, with the surprise appearance of the
Macra in Gridlock - a return appearance of a monster after 40-odd years,
surely a record - clearly making a strong impression. The Yeti also polled
strongly.

I also gave you a choice of character or monster which allowed some people
to make More Specific Variant hay with Icthar and the Cyber Controller.

In the past, I have ruled that K9 did not identify a single robot, however
here K9 is unarguably correct, since Mark III is seen with Sarah Jane in
The Five Doctors and then eight seasons later, the same model crops up in
School Reunion.

I can only assume that the person who volunteered Lytton misread or
misunderstood the question.

Right answers not given include Sarah Jane Smith, Zoe, and Liz Shaw, but
I believe all the correct "monster" answers were given at least once.

4. Name a character whose name also appears in the title of a Doctor Who
episode or story in which they appear

11   (Mighty) Kublai Khan
7    Johnny Ringo (The Gunfighters 3)
5    Delta (and the Bannermen)
5    Mawdryn (Undead)
4    Steven Taylor (Feast of Steven)
3    Meglos
3    Morbius (Brain of)
2    Celestial Toymaker
2    Martha Jones (Smith and Jones)
2    Peladon (Curse of)
2    Rani (Mark of the)
2    The Keeper of Traken
1    Fenric (Curse of)
1    Light (Ghost Light)
1    Marco Polo
1    Rose
1    Shakespeare (Code)
1    The Doctor (Dances)
1    The Meddling Monk
Wrong
2    Doctor Who (the Death of)
2    Robot (not its name)
1    Fendahl (not a character)
1    Kroll (not a character)
1    Marinus (not a character)

Again, a lot of people went looking for Hartnell episode titles for this
one, and a consensus swiftly formed on "Mighty Kublai Khan" (episode six
of Marco Polo), with "Johnny Ringo" (episode three of The Gunfighters) also
making a strong showing. I was happy to accept The Rani, The Celestial
Toymaker, The Meddling Monk and The Keeper of Traken as the best names
available for those individuals, but not "Doctor Who" as a name - please!
I did accept "The Doctor", as in The Doctor Dances, however. Neither
"Fendahl" nor "Marinus" are characters as far as I can see, and the Robot
in Robot, even if it is a character, was called the K1.

Right answers not given include Lazarus and Rose. I can't find any others.

5. Name an actor who has appeared in at least one episode of Doctor Who
and who was a member of the regular cast of at least one British sit-com.

3    Carmen Silvera (Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Allo Allo)
3    Geoffrey Palmer (Silurians, Butterflies)
3    Hywel Bennett (The Chase, Shelley)
3    John Cleese (City of Death, Fawlty Towers)
2    Clive Swift (Revelation, Keeping Up Appearances)
2    Guy Siner (Genesis of the Daleks, Allo Allo)
2    Hilary Minster (Genesis of the Daleks, Allo Allo)
2    Jeff Rawle (Frontios, Drop the Dead Donkey)
2    Richard Wilson (Empty Child, One Foot in the Grave)
2    Peter Davison (Holding the Fort)
1    Barbara Windsor (Army of Ghosts, Wild Wild Women)
1    Bill Fraser (Meglos, The Army Game)
1    Brian Blessed (Mindwarp, The Black Adder)
1    Daphne Heard (Fendahl, To the Manor Born)
1    David Tennant (Duck Patrol)
1    Derek Deadman (Invasion of Time, Never The Twain)
1    James Ellis (Battlefield, Nightingales)
1    Joan Sims (Mysterious Planet, Sykes)
1    Jonathan Morris (Snakedance, Bread)
1    Judy Cornwell (Paradise Towers, Keeping Up Appearances)
1    Leslie Dwyer (Carnival of Monsters, Hi-de-Hi)
1    Lynda Barron (Enlightenment, Open All Hours)
1    Lynda Bellingham (Trial, Faith in the Future)
1    Martin Clunes (Snakedance, Men Behaving Badly)
1    Maureen Lipman (Idiot's Lantern, Agony)
1    Max Adrian (Myth Makers, Up Pompeii)
1    Michael Cochrane (Ghost Light, Perfect World)
1    Michael Robbins (Visitation, On The Buses)
1    Nichola McAuliffe (Sound of Drums, Surgical Spirit)
1    Nicholas Smith (Dalek Invasion of Earth, Are You Being Served)
1    Patrick Ryecart (Trial of a Time Lord, The High Life)
1    Patrick Troughton (The Two of Us)
1    Penelope Wilton (Christmas Invasion, Ever Decreasing Circles)
1    Peter Kay (Love & Monsters, Phoenix Nights)
1    Richard Briers (Paradise Towers, The Good Life)
1    Robert Glennister (Caves of Androzani, Sink or Swim)
1    Rudolph Walker (War Games, Love Thy Neighbour)
1    Sheila Hancock (Happiness Patrol, The Rag Trade)
1    Simon Callow (Unquiet Dead, Chance in a Million)
1    Simon Pegg (The Long Game, Spaced)
1    Simon Williams (Remembrance of the Daleks, Don't Wait Up)
1    Susan Penhaligan (Time Monster, A Fine Romance)
1    Tamsin Greig (Long Game, Black Books)
1    William Gaunt (Revelation of the Daleks, No Place Like Home)
1    William Mervyn (War Machines, All Gas and Gaiters)
1    Windsor Davies (Evil of the Daleks, It Ain't Half Hot Mum)
1    Zoe Wanamaker (New Earth, My Family)
Wrong
1    Catherine Tate (sketch shows only)

Lots of choice here, but no great surprise to see John Cleese and Geoffrey
Palmer so near the top. To be counted as a regular, an actor has to appear
in all episodes of at least one series. I used IMDB to check this wherever
I wasn't sure. As far as I can tell, Catherine Tate has not met this
criterion for any situation comedy, only for sketch shows.

Anything commonly referred to as a sit-com counted and there were no close
calls that I can recall. Funny and in discrete half-hour episodes were my
two main criteria if I was in any doubt. A laugh-track was not necessary.

At least three Doctors were up for grabs, all of whom were named: Tennant,
Davison and Troughton. One or two people cited series which I didn't
consider to be sit-coms, but I was able to find series which did fit the
bill. As ever, a right answer can't be made wrong by an erroneous
explanation.

No-one did worse than a score of 3 for this question, the only question
where the worst right answer was worth less than 6!!

Allo Allo was the only other common thread.

6. Name a city or town on Earth which The Doctor has been seen to visit.

7    Seville (The Two Doctors)
7    Tombstone (The Gunfighters)
4    Windsor (Silver Nemesis)
3    Amsterdam (Arc of Infinity)
3    Brighton (Leisure Hive)
3    Florence (City of Death)
3    London
2    Cambridge (The Five Doctors)
2    Inverness (Highlanders)
2    Liverpool (Daleks Master Plan)
2    Llanfairfach (The Green Death) *
2    Paris (City of Death)
2    Rome (The Romans)
1    Aberdeen (Hand of Fear)
1    Assyssium (The Romans)
1    Cardiff
1    Devil's End (The Daemons) *
1    Jaffa (Marco Polo)
1    New York City (Daleks in Manhatten)
1    Peking (Marco Polo)
1    San Francisco (TV Movie)
1    San Martino (Masque of Mandragora)
1    Shang-Tu (Marco Polo)
1    Troy (Myth Makers)
Wrong
2    Dallas (Doctor not seen to visit there)
2    Killingworth (Mark of the Rani)
1    Heathrow (not a town)
1    Little Hodcombe (village)
1    Perivale (not a town)
1    Wimbledon (not a town)
1    Damnonium (=Cornwall, a county)

Places marked with a * are fictional, which were initially marked wrong,
but I reconsidered when I realised I couldn't think of any grounds on
which to exclude them. After all, plenty of places will have been
fictionalised to some extent, whether or not the production team actually
filmed there.

I expected, and got, a strong showing from the production team's annual
holidays during the eighties, with Seville and Amsterdam making a strong
showing. City of Death, as ever, is strongly remembered, providing both
Paris and Florence.

Entrants who submitted "Cambridge" may have been thinking of Shada, which
was not transmitted and therefore does not count for the purposes of this
question, but the footage used in The Five Doctors is unambiguous about
the location, so there's no problem with this as an answer.

The word "town" is ambiguous, I know, but both Little Hodcombe (The
Awakening) and Killingworth (Mark of the Rani) are both more usually
referred to as villages, which I think rules them out. On the other hand,
I couldn't find any information one way or the other about Assyssium, so
I'm prepared to call it a "town" for now. Heathrow was deserted before the
airport was built, and an airport clearly is neither a city nor a town.
"Damnonium" is referred to in The Stones of Blood but my research led me
to conclude that it is an old word for Cornwall, a county.

Dallas is wrong, because although we have seen a photograph purportedly
of The Doctor in Dallas, he was never seen to visit there.

It is interesting to compare these answers to those given for question 6
in DWRE4 ("Name somewhere the TARDIS has landed") since almost all the
answers to this question would also have been answers to the older
question, but almost no Earth towns were given as answers last time
round (only London and Cardiff).

7. Name a story during which The Doctor travels in time at least once.
A simple arrival/departure in the TARDIS is not sufficient.

17   City of Death (to see Leonardo)
7    The Ark (700 years to see how it ends)
5    Silver Nemesis (back to 1638)
4    Evil of the Daleks (transported back to 1866)
4    Pyramids of Mars (shows Sarah alternate 1980)
4    The Chase (multiple instances)
3    Girl in the Fireplace (various times in Reinette's life)
3    Mawdryn Undead (returns Brigadier to 1977)
3    Twin Dilemma (temporal trans-mat)
2    Day of the Daleks (in the guerilla's time machine)
2    Delta and the Bannermen (Back to good old 1959)
1    An Unearthly Child (from 1963 to the stone age)
1    New Earth (Cassandra's party)
1    Resurrection of the Daleks (Dalek time corridor)
1    Smith and Jones (the tie trick)
1    The Ambassadors of Death (fiddling with the TARDIS console)
1    The Time Monster (Atlantis)
1    Timelash (picking up Veena and Herbert)
1    Warriors Gate (through the mirror)

This wording apparently caused a little confusion. It was designed to rule
out, for example, The Masque of Mandragora, where the TARDIS lands in a
historical setting, but there's no particularly strong evidence that it
had just arrived from another time. As it happened, this was the only
question nobody got wrong, so presumably this wasn't too big a problem.

With that definition in mind, unambiguous Time Travel during a story is a
surprisingly rare occurrence. I had in mind The Ark, Pyramids of Mars,
City of Death, Father's Day and Smith and Jones and all of these duly
showed up, except Father's Day - with City of Death again making a very
strong showing. Other right answers not given include Time Flight (clue
is in the title), Earthshock and quite possibly some or all of the Nerva
Beacon stories.

The time travel in some stories - Twin Dilemma and Ambassadors of Death for
example - only amounts to a few seconds, but it is time travel nonetheless.

8. Name an episode in which we see a character regenerate.

7    Planet of the Spiders 6
6    Robot 1
5    Castrovalva 1
5    Tenth Planet 4
4    Caves of Androzani 4
4    Time and the Rani 1
4    Utopia
3    TV Movie
2    Logopolis 4
1    Destiny of the Daleks 1
Wrong
4    Destiny of the Daleks (not an episode)
4    Time and the Rani (not an episode)
3    Hand of Fear (not an episode)
3    Underworld (not an episode)
1    Caves of Androzani (not an episode)
1    Mawdryn Undead (no regeneration seen)
1    Mawdryn Undead 2 (no regeneration seen)
1    Planet of the Spiders (not an episode)
1    Terminus (not an episode)
1    The Christmas Invasion (regeneration not seen)
1    The Twin Dilemma (Azmael not seen to regenerate)

Okay people. From the rules...

"if you give an answer that properly refers to a different thing related
to the one you intended, I will normally take it as written."

"'Story' refers to one or more episodes..."

If I ask for an episode, and you give me a story, I will mark it wrong.
This happened to around a third of the entrants for both this and the
next question, although, weirdly, some entrants managed to specify an
episode for one answer and not the other.

Before you howl that this is hugely unfair, let me point out that it is
clearly stated in the rules, that it is emphasised at the top, that it is
consistent with previous contests, and that giving people a "pass" would
make the next question impossible to mark (since one story can have more
than one qualifying episode), and it would be unfair to apply one standard
to one question and another standard to a later question.

I eventually relented slightly and decided that if your explanation
unambiguously identified a single episode, then I would be prepared to
mark it correct - provided it was a correct answer to the question in
any case. In other words, if you wrote "Castrovalva", you were wrong,
but if you wrote "Castrovalva - Doctor regenerates at beginning" then
you were right. This extra lenience left the top three unchanged as far
as I could tell.

One or two of these would have been wrong anyway. I am defining
"regeneration" as the Time Lord ability to prolong life by refreshing the
body, since that is how it is generally used within the show. This means
that there were twelve correct answers, as follows:

Tenth Planet 4 (Hartnell to Troughton), Planet of the Spiders 6 (Pertwee to
Baker), Robot 1 (Pertwee to Baker), Underworld (Tala to Tala), Destiny of
the Daleks (Romana to Romana), Logopolis 4 (Baker to Davison), Castrovalva
1 (Baker to Davison), Caves of Androzani 4 (Davison to Baker), Time and the
Rani 4 ("Baker" to McCoy), TV Movie (McCoy to McGann), The Parting of the
Ways (Eccleston to Tennant) and Utopia (Jacobi to Simm). Of these, ten were
given correctly with Underworld only ever named without an episode number.
The Parting of the Ways was not named by anyone.

Compiling this list, I notice that only three Doctors have filmed two
regeneration scenes - one on the way in and one on the way out. These
being Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy. I also notice that
Davison is the only one to appear in regeneration scenes in three
stories: Logopolis, Castrovalva and Caves of Androzani. Useless trivia.
Annoy your friends. Break the ice at parties.

Notice that the penalty scoring system makes it impossible to do better
with a "good" wrong answer than with a "bad" right answer. The worst
right answer here scored seven, but the wrong answers all scored 14.

9. Name an episode which re-uses footage from an earlier episode other
than in the cliffhanger "reprise" or "previously..." segment.

7    War Games 10 (TARDIS landing on water)
4    The Runaway Bride (clip of Rose)
3    Last of the Time Lords (flashback to Utopia)
3    Parting of the Ways (Console opens from Boom Town)
3    Resurrection of the Daleks 2 (Mind probe)
3    The Five Doctors (Hartnell clip)
3    Trial of a Timelord 14 (glimpse of Peri)
2    Doomsday (Dalek)
2    Earthshock 2 (Cybermen recall The Doctor)
2    Mawdryn Undead 2 (Brigadier remembers)
1    Army of Ghosts (zoom into the Earth)
1    Frontier in Space 6 (TARDIS in space from episode 1)
1    Logopolis 4 (past companions during regeneration)
1    Mind of Evil 3 (Mind probe)
1    Planet of the Spiders 1 (Professor Clegg)
1    Planet of the Spiders 6 (Cave of Crystal flashback)
1    The Sound of Drums (Flashback to Utopia)
1    Wheel in Space 6 (Evil of the Daleks)
Wrong
5    Earthshock (not an episode)
3    Mawdryn Undead (not an episode)
3    Resurrection of the Daleks (not an episode)
2    The Wheel in Space (not an episode)
1    Caves of Androzani 4 (companion footage was newly-shot)
1    Day of the Daleks 3 (title graphics don't count)
1    Frontier in Space 1 (no footage reused)
1    Planet of the Spiders (not an episode)
1    The Celestial Toymaker (not an episode)
1    The Mind of Evil (not an episode)
1    The Trial of a Time Lord 13
1    Three Doctors (footage of first and second Doctors was specially-shot)
1    Tomb of the Cybermen (not an episode)

And it was the same story here with around a third of entrants submitting
a story instead of an episode, although - again - some of these were also
wrong for other reasons. Lots of choices here, and I've even provided a
web site which lists loads of Doctor Who flashbacks in the notes to an
earlier DWRE. As far as I can recall, only one of these was a particularly
marginal calls, although I did have to review a few episodes on YouTube,
notably part 13 of Trial of a Time Lord (the entrant recalled a flashback
to Glitz and Dibber from parts 1-4 which I couldn't find).

The marginal call is Day of the Daleks 3 in which photographs of previous
Doctors are shown against a background of the title sequence. Since the
title sequence is never shot for a particular episode, but instead for a
whole series, I don't think it can be said to be from an earlier episode.
This is therefore wrong, unless the episode contains another flashback I've
overlooked.

And finally... the ob-puzzle. Answers to this ranged from the obviously
true ("they are all about Doctor Who") to the obviously false ("they all
start with 'name'") to the completely false ("you've asked all of them
before"). The answer I had in mind was that they can all be answered from
the 2007 series. I simply worked through each of this year's stories in
turn, asking myself what question each might inspire. To my slight
surprise, my 2007-only answer slate would have just edged Cyril into
second place with a score of 2560!

0    John Simm
1    42
2    Banto 
3    Macra 
4    Shakespeare 
5    Ardal O'Hanlan 
6    New York City 
7    Smith and Jones 
8    Utopia 
9    The Sound of Drums

In fact, some better answers are possible, such as "Queen Elizabeth"
for question 3.

Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth commence!

Cheers

Tom

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Final summary

NOT MEETING AND NOT DYING: I didn't check some of these answers as 
well as I might have done. Bliss, Binro and Hawkins all die and Mrs 
Ollis does meet The Doctor, so these four answers are all wrong.

TOWNS: In order to be designated a town, the named place must not 
be a district within a larger town, and must be more commonly referred 
to as a town, rather than a village or other description. By this test, 
Devil's End is a village, and so this is a wrong answer. There is no 
requirement in the question for non-fictional places. Since The Doctor 
must be seen to visit the location in question, Dallas is not a correct 
answer.

REGENERATION: I am satisfied that we see Romana in the process of 
regenerating. I am not satisfied that the Doctor's hand regrowing is 
anything other than a side-effect of a recently-completed regeneration. 

FOOTAGE: Having viewed both episodes, I am satisfied that the effects 
sequence at the beginning of [i]Trial[/i] 1 is not re-used in [i]Trial[/i] 
13. 

CREDITS: The rules plainly state that only the episodes themselves are 
within the scope of the contest unless specified, so you can't use Radio 
Times listings to justify Eric Roberts. "Old Master" is not the same as 
"The Master", so Tipple is a wrong answer.

CHARACTER: Paul McCartney, Kroll and The Fendahl are not characters, 
nor is "Doctor Who"

The revised scoresheet is below. There are no changes outside the top 5.

RANK     SCORE    ENTRANT             Q0 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9

 1       3,600    Cyril Washbrook      8  1  1  5  2  3  1  3  5  1 
 2      39,000    RichD               WR  5  1  5  4  1  3  5  1  1 
 =      39,000    Ed Jolley           13  5  2  5  3  2  1  5  2  1 
 4      46,200    Carl Wood           11  5  1  7  5  1  3  1  4  2 
 5      88,704    Blowfly             11  4  4  1  7  1  3  4  6  1 
 6     119,808    StupidLittleHorses  WR  6  2  4  4  1  2  1  4  3 
 7     245,700    NathanTheWhovian    13 18  2  7  5  1  1  3  5  1 
 8     279,552    Joe Henning         WR 16  2  2  3  1  2  4  7  1 
 =     279,552    Jesse Smith         13  4  1  1  4  2  2  4  6 WR 
10     334,152    Biggles             13  3  1  3  2  1  7 17  4  3 
11     349,440    Turbo               13 16  1  2  5  1  1  4 WR  3 
12     354,816    Gordon Ridout       11 18  2  4  4  1  7  2  2  2 
13     399,168    Dave Woodley        11 18  2  4  7  1  3  2  6  1 
14     742,560    Edward Rackstraw    13  3  2  8  1  1  7 17  5  2 
15     831,600    Daniel Blythe       11 18  1  5  5  1  3  1  4 WR 
16     943,488    Hotmissile          WR 18  1  8  3  1  1  3  4  7 
17     990,080    Nightsky            13 16  2  5  1  1  1 17  7  4 
18   1,056,440    Peter Morris        11  4  7  2  7  1  1  7  5  7 
19   1,375,920    Jonathan Morris     13  3  1  2  5  2  3  3 WR WR 
20   1,379,840    ChrisKelk            8  1  2  5 WR  1 WR  1 WR  4 
21   1,419,264    Iceduck             11 16 WR  4  2  1  2  4  3  3 
22   1,552,320    Aloysius            11  3 WR  4  1  3  2  2  5 WR 
23   1,759,296    Yohinnchild         11  3 WR  7  2  1  2 17  4  2 
24   1,862,784    Wilf                 8  6  2  7 11  1  7  3  4  3 
25   2,010,624    Phil Evans          11 16  2  7  1  1  3 17  4  4 
26   2,794,176    Luke Curtis          8  6  1  7 11  2  3  7  6  3 
27   4,280,640    Barnaby Salton      WR  6  1  7  2  2  2  7  5 WR 
28   4,484,480    Fortmap             WR  4  2  4 11  1  7  1  5 WR 
29   4,892,160    Aaon                WR 16  1  7  3  2  7  4  5  2 
30   5,277,888    Simon Kinnear       11  6  1  8  7  1  7 17  4  3 
31   6,209,280    Guy Leopold         11 18  2  8  7  1  4  2  5  7 
32   6,899,200    Johnson             11 16  1  4  5  1  2  5 WR WR 
33   7,257,096    Bazza               11 18  1  7 11  2  2 17  7  1 
34                David Smith         11 18  1  4 WR  3 WR  1  5  3 
35                Gregg               WR 18  4  7  1  1  4  5 WR  3 
36                K'anpo Rimpoche     WR 16  7  5  1  1  4  1 WR WR 
37                Narsham             11 18  2  7  7  1  1  4 WR WR 
38                Chloe Topping       13 16 WR  5  3  3  1  3  3 WR 
39                Simon Hodges        WR  6  1  4  2  3  7  7 WR  7 
40                Neil Sullivan       WR 18  2  4 11  1  7  1  6 WR 
41                Mike Klein          11 WR  1  4  2  1 WR 17 WR  3 
42                The Magic Wanderer  13 18  7  4  5  1  7  3  7  7 
43                Trevor Gensch       11 16 WR  2  2  2  3  3 WR WR 
44                IceWarrior           8 WR  4  3  2  1 WR  7 WR  4 
45                Zaph0d              11  3 WR  8 WR  1  3  4  7  7 
46                Peter Gemmell       13  5  2  8 11  3  7 17  4  3 
47                Professor            8 16  1 WR  5  3  1 17  7 WR 
48                McGovern            11 WR  7  7  1  2  7 17  4  3 
49                Andrew Hodson       13 18  2  4 11  1  2  7 WR WR 
50                John                11 18  1  7 11  3  2  4 WR WR 
51                Simon Moore         WR  2  7  4 11  1 WR  4  6 WR 
52                TheExplodingBoi     WR 18  1  2 WR  2 WR  4 WR  3 
53                Holmes Baker         8 16  2  4  5  2  3 17 WR WR 
54                Killbot             WR  5  7  5  3  1 WR 17  3 WR 
55                Gazza               WR 18  4  8 11  3  4 17  4  2 
56                Angelaook            8 16 WR  5 WR  3  3  4 WR  3 
57                Darkstar            WR 16  1  7 WR  1 WR 17  7  3 
58                Pete Gallo          WR 16 WR  1  2  3  7  7 WR WR 
59                Mark Alden          13 16  7  4  5  2  2 17 WR WR 
60                Dave Jones          11 18 WR  1 11  3  7 17 WR WR 
61                Joe Bailey          WR 18 WR  8  7  1 WR  3 WR WR 
62                Asmoranomardicodais WR  2 WR  5 WR WR WR  5 WR  7 

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