Doctor Who Rare Entries Contests

DWRE16: 29 September 2009

Results

With so many people claiming that the six-degrees-of-separation question in
Chris's last contest was offputtingly difficult, I wanted to make sure that
my next contest was more accessible. My reward is a slight dip in
participation, and a set of very low (i.e. good) scores, including six out
of ten questions correctly answered by everybody, and only a single answer
slate having multiple wrong answers. Additionally, I think every
answer-slate contained at least one 1, and I also think that's a first.

None of this detracts from Aquatics64's winning entry, whose score of just 6
also sets a new record for best-ever score, beating the previous
record-holder Wilf (absent from the fray this time round), who achieved 8 in
a contest with 50% fewer entries. Froo and Jonathan Morris round out the top
three, and nearly two-thirds of the field keep their score to under four
figures. Look out for some really fiendish questions next time around to
redress the balance.

Here are the top three answer-slates.

     AQUATICS 64            FROO                   JONATHAN MORRIS        
0    Richard Wilson         Lynda Barron           Sheila Hancock         
1    Hey! Who turned out... Love's Labours Won     Who am I?              
2    Gridlock/Daleks Manht  TerrorAutons/MindEvil  King's Dmns/5 Doctors  
3    Richard Wilson OBE     Nicholas Parsons OBE   Sylvia Syms OBE        
4    The Cup of Athelstan   The Elixir of Life     The Sisterhd of Karn   
5    42                     The Wheel in Space     The Two Doctors        
6    Concorde               Stove/Range            Pyramid                
7    Christopher Benjamin   Roy Marsden            Eileen Way             
8    Story of Doctor Who    Wogan                  Mastermind             
9    Frontier in Space      The Curse of Peladon   Enemy of the World     

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'). 

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

 1           6    Aquatics 64          1  1  1  1  1  2  1  1  3  1 
 2          48    Froo                 2  1  3  4  1  1  1  1  2  1 
 3          72    Jonathan Morris      1  1  2  1  3  1  1  2  1  6 
 4          96    FancoverFive         1  1  1  2  1  2  2  2  3  2 
 5         108    Blowfly              2  1  2  3  1  1  3  1  3  1 
 6         128    DoctorBrownCoat      2  1  2  2  1  1  2  4  2  1 
 7         192    DAL to EKS           2  1  2  2  1  2  2  1  3  2 
 8         216    Aloysius             3  1  1  1  3  3  1  1 WR  1 
 =         216    Magicbaboon          3  1  1  1  2  1  6  1  1  6 
 =         216    Ben Goudie           1  2  1  6  1  3  3  1  1  2 
 =         216    Eye of Horus         1  1  2  1  1  1  3  2  3  6 
12         256    Chris Dunford-Kelk   1  2  1  4  4  1  2  2  1  2 
13         288    Fortmap              3  1  2  3  4  1  2  1  1  2 
 =         288    Mister Harry         3  1  2  2  1  2  3  1  4  1 
15         576    Regenerator          1  2 WR  1  4  1  6  1  2  1 
16         648    Nightsky             1  1  3  2  1  1  6  3  3  2 
17         720    NathantheWhovian     3  1  1  2  1  1  6  1  4  5 
18         768    Will James           1  2  2  4  1  2  2  2  1  6 
19         864    Lightrock            3  1  2  6  4  1  1  3  2  1 
20       1,152    Bazza                2  1  3  3  2  1  4  4  1  2 
21       1,440    Gordon Ridout        1  2  1  1  4  3  1  3  4  5 
22       1,920    Halfdwarf            1  1  3  2 WR  1  1  1 WR  5 
23       1,944    trstr                3  1  3  3  1  3  2  2  3  2 
24       2,048    Ben Brown            2  1  2  2  4  2  2  4  2  2 
25       2,160    Ed Rackstraw         2  1  3  2  1  2  3  3  2  5 
26       3,888    Mr Saxon             3  2  3  6  1  2  2  3  3  1 
27       4,608    Ssarl                2  1  2  2  4  3  4  2  1  6 
28       5,760    Lee Johnson          2  2  2  1  4  2  6  1  3  5 
29       6,144    HolmesBaker          2  2  1  4  1  2  4  2  2 WR 
30       6,912    Peter(314)           3  1  3  3  1  2  4  4  4  2 
31      10,368    Tom Henry            2  4  1  6  3  2  3  4  3  1 
32      27,648    Binro_The_Heretic    2  4  2  6  4  1  2  3  1 WR 
33      41,472    Barnaby Salton       3  4  1  3  4  3  2  4  2  6 
34      55,296    Old Type 40          3  4  2  1  4  2  2  4  3 WR 
35     373,248    delijoe79            3  1  3  6  4  2  6  4  3 WR 

Here is the complete list of answers given.  Each list shows correct answers
in the order worst to best (most to least popular). 

0. Name an actor who has played credited, speaking roles in at least one
episode of Doctor Who and at least one Carry On movie.

3    Alexei Sayle (Columbus)
3    Peter Gilmore (Up The Khyber)
3    Suzanne Danielle (Emmanuelle)
3    William Mervyn (The War Machines, Again Doctor)
2    Barbara Windsor (Army of Ghosts)
2    Bernard Bresslaw (many)
2    Daniel Peacock (Columbus)
2    Julian Holloway (England)
2    Lynda Barron (Columbus)
2    Maureen Lipman (Columbus)
1    Bernard Cribbins (Columbus)
1    Beryl Reid (Emmanuelle)
1    Francis de Wolff (Cleo, Myth Makers)
1    Gertan Klauber (Spying, The Macra Terror)
1    Hugh Futcher (Spying, The Sea Devils)
1    Peter Butterworth (many)
1    Richard Wilson (Columbus)
1    Sheila Hancock (Cleo)
1    Terrance Alexander (Regardless)
1    Victor Maddern (Spying, Fury from the Deep)
1    Windsor Davies (England)

So, the easy ride begins here with no-one getting worse than a 3 and no
wrong answers. Despite the main run of Carry On films dating from 1958
(Sergeant) to 1978 (Emmanuelle) - twenty years of which Doctor Who was in
production for fifteen - the majority of answers came from Carry on
Columbus, released in 1992, a year in which no Doctor Who was produced for
BBC television. 

Sometimes, hunting out less well-known answers did entrants no favours. The
fairly obvious answer "Peter Butterworth" scores only 1, but the rather
obscure "William Mervyn" scores 3. I have indicated at least one Carry On
film for each performer, (except for those who were most famous for their
participation in this series) but this is not intended to be comprehensive.
For the less celebrated performers, I have also included their Doctor Who
role.

Two Doctors were right answers - William Hartnell who had a starring role in
the very first film in the sequence, and Jon Pertwee who played minor parts
in Spying, Cleo, Cowboy and Columbus. Neither was given by anyone. Other
right answers not given - yes, there are more - include Kenneth Cope, Donald
Hewlett, and Burt Kwouk.

1. Give a piece of dialogue which is at least three words long and which is
spoken at least five times in a given story.

4    Eldrad must live (Hand of Fear)
2    Build high for happiness (Paradise Towers)
2    Guardian of the solar system (Daleks Master Plan)
2    The Hand of Omega (Remembrance of the Daleks)
2    The quest is the quest (Underworld)
1    All praise to the Great One (Planet of the Spiders)
1    Beacon Alpha Four (Space Pirates)
1    Contact has been made (The Invisible Enemy)
1    Hey! Who turned out the lights?
1    I am your servant (Power of the Daleks)
1    I don't know (Reign of Terror)
1    Kill the Tesh (Face of Evil)
1    Love's Labours Won (The Shakespeare Code)
1    Make her stop (Midnight)
1    Om mane padme om (Planet of the Spiders)
1    Party not available (The Invasion)
1    Sacred fire, sacred flame (Brain of Morbius)
1    The Ice Warriors (Seeds of Death)
1    The centuries that divide me shall be undone (City of Death)
1    The circle must be broken (Planet of the Ood)
1    The Cybermen are (The Wheel in Space)
1    The last chance (The Gunfighters)
1    The war games (The War Games)
1    Throw her out (Midnight)
1    Time Lord science (Doomsday)
1    What are you doing here (Enemy of the World)
1    What is it (Marco Polo)
1    Who am I? (The Face of Evil)

A similar story here. Four people collided on "Eldrad must live" - one of
the answers I had in mind when I set the question. Other than that, all
entrants got a 2 or better. Only one person realised that sentence-fragments
were permitted, which spared me having to rule whether or not "the great
one" would be a more or less specific answer than "all praise to the great
one".

Several answers would fit more than one story, but - as ever - I have given
only one in the list of answers above, which should not be taken as implying
that no other qualifying stories exist.

I was pleased to see "What are you doing here?" and commend this YouTube
video to any here who haven't seen it yet -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtG5dK_HaGg.

2. Name a consecutive pair of stories each of which features a recurring
enemy as the main or one of the main antagonists.

3    Arc of Infinity / Snakedance
3    Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks
3    Terror of the Autons / The Mind of Evil
2    Claws of Axos / Colony in Space
2    Colony in Space / The Daemons
2    Genesis of the Daleks / Revenge of the Cybermen
2    Survival / TV Movie
2    The King's Demons / The Five Doctors
2    The Tenth Planet / Power of the Daleks
2    The Time Monster / The Three Doctors
1    Boom Town / Bad Wolf
1    Death to the Daleks / The Monster of Peladon
1    Gridlock / Daleks in Manhatten
1    Mindwarp / Terror of the Vervoids
1    Resurrection of the Daleks / Planet of Fire
1    Terminus / Elightenment
1    The Daemons / Day of the Daleks
1    The Five Doctors / Warriors of the Deep
1    The Mark of the Rani / The Two Doctors
1    The Sontaran Experiment / Genesis of the Daleks
1    Time Flight / Arc of Infinity
Wrong
1    Planet of the Ood / The Sontaran Strategem (Ood not antagonists)

The wording of this question caused a little headscratching for some
entrants, who seemed to imagine that I had asked for two consecutive stories
featuring the same recurring enemy. Try as I might, I cannot construe the
question as asking that - although on reflection it might have been a better
question! Thus, the entrant who feebly claimed that "Time Lords" are the
recurring enemies in both "Time Flight" and "Arc of Infinity" (The Master
and Omega), nevertheless gets this answer marked correct since both The
Master and Omega are returning enemies. 

This "restricted" construction of the question is almost identical to asking
"Name two consecutive stories featuring The Master as the main antagonist,"
since only he and the Valeyard feature in consecutive stories (and so if you
think of Trial as one story, the Master is the only qualifying antagonist).
This would have given you 14 right answers, but the majority of entrants
went for the more open (and intended) reading of the question, with Arc of
Infinity, Frontier in Space and Terror of the Autons just nosing ahead.

Given that I do count Season 23 as composed of four separate stories, I have
to decide whether or not the Valeyard is "the main or one of the main
antagonists" in the first three stories. Clearly he qualifies in The
Ultimate Foe but in the other three, he gets very little screen time
compared to Drathro, Sil and the Mentors, or the Vervoids. Despite my zeal
to mark at least some answers wrong, I think the Valeyard's obvious
antipathy towards the Doctor, his playing fast-and-loose with the evidence
and his revelation as the real villain in parts 13-14 tip the balance in his
favour.

I am far less convinced that the Ood are the chief antagonists in Planet of
the Ood however, wherein they are treated as hapless victims moreorless
throughout, so this is our first wrong answer of DWRE16.

3. Name a contributor to a Doctor Who story who at some point has been
awarded an MBE, OBE, CBE, Knighthood or Damehood.

6    Verity Lambert OBE
4    Nicholas Parsons OBE (The Curse of Fenric)
3    Earl Cameron CBE (The Tenth Planet)
3    Kylie Minogue OBE (Voyage of the Damned)
2    Barbara Windsor MBE (Army of Ghosts)
2    June Brown MBE (The Time Warrior)
2    Maureen Lipman CBE (The Idiot's Lantern)
2    Maurice Denham OBE (The Twin Dilemma)
2    Sir Derek Jacobi (Utopia)
1    Anna Wing MBE (Kinda)
1    Ken Dodd OBE (Delta and the Bannermen)
1    Marius Goring CBE (Evil of the Daleks)
1    Martin Jarvis OBE (Vengeance on Varos)
1    Pauline Collins OBE (Tooth and Claw)
1    Peggy Mount OBE (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
1    Richard Wilson OBE (The Empty Child)
1    Rudolph Walker OBE (The War Games)
1    Sylvia Syms OBE (Ghost Light)

I had expected Verity Lambert, Derek Jacobi and Russell T Davies to all do
well here, and indeed Verity Lambert is a 6-pointer (tied for worst score
for a right answer), but only one person went for Jacobi and none for
Davies. I also regret including this question in the same contest as
question 0, since several people are right answers for both, which makes
contestants' lives unnecessarily easy. In fact, some people such as Richard
Wilson, are right answers for questions 0, 3 and 7 which really is too much.

Lambert was also the only non-actor cited. Beyond her and Davies, I am not
aware of any other qualifying behind-the-scenes contributors, nor any other
qualifying Knights of the Realm beyond Sir Derek.

4. Name a fictional thing or things which we have seen, whose proper title
or commonly-used name fits the pattern "The [BLANK] of [BLANK]" where each
[BLANK] stands for a single word, where neither word is "Rassilon" and where
the phrase is not the title of a story, even if you ignore "The".

4    The Gods of Ragnarok (Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
4    The Hand of Omega (Remembrance of the Daleks)
4    The Moxx of Balhoon (The End of the World)
3    The Sisterhood of Karn (The Brain of Morbius)
2    The Crystal of Kronos (The Time Monster)
1    The Abbot of Amboise (The Massacre)
1    The Box of Jhana (Kinda)
1    The Butcher of Brisbane (Weng-Chiang)
1    The Conscience of Marinus (Keys of Marinus)
1    The Cup of Athelstan (Planet of the Dead)
1    The Duke of Manhatten (New Earth)
1    The Elixir of Life (Brain of Morbius)
1    The Eye of Harmony
1    The Eye of Horus (Pyramids of Mars)
1    The Eye of Orion (The Five Doctors)
1    The Flame of Life (Brain of Morbius)
1    The Forest of Cheem (End of the World)
1    The Garden of Peace (The Aztecs)
1    The Hand of Xoanon (Face of Evil)
1    The Land of Fiction (The Mind Robber)
1    The Master of Celation (Daleks Master Plan)
1    The Screens of Zolfa-Thura (Meglos)
Wrong
1    The Heart of the TARDIS

This was a question whose wording I changed at the last minute, fearing that
there were too few right answers! By allowing "commonly-used names" as well
as correct titles, I've let in for example "The Butcher of Brisbane" (i.e.
Magnus Greel), but many more right answers exist than I realised.

"The Eye of Horus" gave me pause since this is a non-fictional Egyptian
symbol, but in Doctor Who parlance, it has another clearly fictional
meaning, so I accepted it as a right answer. I also doubted whether we had
seen The Forest of Cheem, but this phrase seems to be used to refer to
members of the species, so it's fine.

One person did get this unarguably wrong, however - "The Heart of the
TARDIS" does not fit the [BLANK] of [BLANK] pattern and I wouldn't have
overlooked that even had this been a question almost everyone was getting
wrong!!

5. Name a story in which more than five named characters die. (Characters
need not be given first and surnames but must be given at least one name
onscreen, as opposed to merely a title, position or description. "Onscreen"
excludes programme credits.)

3    Revelation of the Daleks
3    The Daleks Master Plan
2    Bad Wolf / Parting of the Ways
2    Horror of Fang Rock
2    Inferno
2    Pyramids of Mars
2    The Robots of Death
2    The Silurians
2    42
1    Army of Ghosts / Doomsday
1    Attack of the Cybermen
1    Genesis of the Daleks
1    Power of the Daleks
1    The Curse of Fenric
1    The Dalek Invasion of Earth
1    The Dominators
1    The Keys of Marinus
1    The Power of Kroll
1    The Tomb of the Cybermen
1    The Two Doctors
1    The Wheel in Space
1    Tomb of the Cybermen
1    Turn Left
1    Warriors of the Deep

I definitely should have raised the bar here. Someone should calculate a
death toll for each Doctor Who story, really, shouldn't they? In any case,
five was far too few. Many people supported their answers with a list of
deceased characters, but it was very infrequently that I felt the need to
check. A bloodbath like Inferno or Revelation of the Daleks quite obviously
makes the grade.

Delijoe79 asked whether a regeneration counted as a death, but in the end,
almost no-one submitted any stories featuring regenerations (only The
Parting of the Ways which obviously counts - Trin-E, Zu-Zana, Anne Droid,
Lynda, Rodrick, Jack and more besides). I suspect that most would be easy to
mark right or wrong without considering the "death" of the lead character.
Androzani for example bumps off Jek, Morgus, Salateen, Stotz, Krelper and
Chellak, and has no need to include the demise of Davison - whereas
Logopolis has only seven named characters (taking The Doctor, The Master and
The Monitor all as names, but excluding Security Guard and Detective
Inspector) and of these only two die - Auntie Vanessa and the Monitor - so
whether you include the death of the fourth Doctor or not, it still can't
get above five.

Wilf asked in a private message whether characters named in one story and
killed in another count. Possibly he was thinking of the destruction of half
the universe in Logopolis, but - no, Kassia is not a named character who
dies in Logopolis by any natural meaning of those words. I find it hard to
believe that many more possible examples exist, and it's not like it was
hard to get a 1 here. In fact, 15 people scored 1s, and nobody got the
question wrong or got worse than 3.

The entrant who gave Turn Left was thinking of characters such as Martha
Jones who are named in but do not otherwise feature in the episode. This is
a little closer to the natural meaning of the language in the question, than
would be the case with Logopolis. There, the argument is that a character
who does not feature in Logopolis and who is not named in Logopolis
nevertheless has their death reported in Logopolis and so should be counted.
A character who isn't named clearly isn't a named character. But is a
character who is named but does not appear a character? 

As it happens, I don't have to make this call. We clearly see Donna and the
Doctor dead in Turn Left, and we meet Mr Chowdry, Veena and Mooky who are
all named on-screen and all are established as having perished in the
detonation of London, so that's your five right there.

6. Name something we have seen a TARDIS disguised as.

6    Iron Maiden (King's Demons)
4    Police box
3    Block of ice (Daleks Master Plan)
3    Fireplace (Castrovalva)
2    Adjudicator's Space Ship (Colony in Space)
2    Computer bank (The Time Monster)
2    Organ (Attack of the Cybermen)
2    Plant (Logopolis)
2    Pyramid (Time and the Rani)
2    Sarcophagus (Time Meddler)
2    Space ship (Colony in Space)
1    Concorde (Time Flight)
1    Horse box (Terror of the Autons)
1    Statue of Queen Victoria (The Ultimate Foe)
1    Stove/Range (Attack of the Cybermen)
1    Wagon (Daleks Master Plan)

There are three main sources of answers here - the Master's TARDIS assumed
various disguises in the 70s and 80s, the Doctor's TARDIS tried on a few
different shapes in Attack of the Cybermen and the Monk's TARDIS is
remarkably plastic in The Dalek Master Plan. Indeed, some controversy exists
over just what forms the Monk's TARDIS adopts during episode 9, The Golden
Death, during which it is briefly seen in a flurry of different forms. With
the episode lost and no telesnaps existing, we have to reconcile multiple
conflicting sources to establish what was actually depicted on-screen. I've
sided with the Loose Cannon group, who make video reconstructions of missing
episodes. They, in turn, hew to the shooting script and ignore other sources
(documented here for the curious
http://www.recons.com/features/lc20x-9.htm). In the event, only one answer
depended on this - wagon.

Nobody wanted to tackle the Ionic/Doric/Corinthian column controversy, but
the Master's TARDIS as an iron maiden occurred to six whole people, with the
too-obvious answer "Police Box" also mustering three votes. The entrants who
answered "Pyramid" and "Pink Pyramid" are deemed to have given the same
answer, since it is only the Rani's TARDIS in Time and the Rani which has
been seen to adopt this shape. I nearly marked this wrong on the grounds
that it isn't really much of a disguise, but there's nothing in the story
which indicates that her Chameleon Circuit is malfunctioning, so I'll give
the benefit of the doubt here. Similarly, "Spaceship of Human design" and
"spaceship" can only refer to Colony in Space so these are equivalent
answers.

One entrant's answer was as follows - 
[quote] Another TARDIS [The Monk's TARDIS is disguised as the Doctor's in
Golden Death.  Both the intent of the disguise, and what it is ultimately
mistaken for, are clearly the Doctor's TARDIS rather than a Police
Box].[/quote]

And I nearly marked this wrong, since it describes the intent of the
disguise rather than the appearance of the disguise. In the end, I marked it
as equivalent to "Police Box" since that's what it amounts to.

7. Name an actor who appeared in all episodes of a given multi-episode
story, or in more than one scene of a given one-episode story, and who on
the day of transmission of the (first) episode was 65 years old or older.

4    Beatrix Lehmann (Stones of Blood)
4    Erik Chitty (Deadly Assassin)
3    Bernard Cribbins
3    Valentine Dyall (Mawdyrn Undead)
2    Daphne Heard (Image of the Fendahl)
2    Derek Jacobi (Utopia)
2    Eileen Way (Creature from the Pit)
2    Richard Wilson (The Empty Child)
1    Alfred Lynch (The Curse of Fenric)
1    Christopher Benjamin (The Unicorn and the Wasp)
1    Colin Douglas (Horror of Fang Rock)
1    Denis Carey (Time Lash)
1    Edward Underdown (Meglos)
1    Laurence Payne (The Two Doctors)
1    Leonard Sachs (Arc of Infinity)
1    Maurice Denham (Twin Dilemma)
1    Pauline Collins (Tooth and Claw)
1    Richard Hurndall (The Five Doctors)
1    Roy Marsden (Smith and Jones)
1    Stubby Kaye (Delta and the Bannermen)
1    Thelma Barlow (The Lazarus Experiment)

As noted, several right answers to this question are also right answers to
questions 0 and 3. Again, I should probably have raised the bar a little
higher. 70? 75? Does anyone know who is the oldest actor to appear in Doctor
Who? Perhaps Edna Doré (84 when Fear Her was transmitted)?

8. Name a factual film, one-off programme or series transmitted on BBC
television which features one or more of the actors to play The Doctor
discussing Doctor Who.

4    Pebble Mill at One
3    30 Years in the TARDIS
3    Doctor Who: A New Dimension
3    Nationwide
3    The Story of Doctor Who
2    Doctor Who: Greatest Moments
2    Swap Shop
2    Whose Doctor Who
2    Wogan
1    Adventures in Space and Time
1    Blue Peter
1    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
1    Mastermind
1    Saturday Night at the Mill
1    Saturday Superstore
1    The Russell Harty Show
1    This is Your Life
1    Top Gear
Wrong
1    Banzai (E4)
1    Return to Devil's End (video)

This question was prompted by a comment I wrote in a past contest to the
effect that while Doctor Who Confidential was not a correct answer this
time, one day it would be. Of course, nobody gave that as an answer here,
but there are plenty of qualifying chat-shows, one-off documentaries and
quiz shows. Pebble Mill at One just scrapes in to the top slot, picked by 4
people.

"Return to Devil's End" fails the condition of having been transmitted on
the BBC since it was only released on video, and similarly "Banzai" was
shown on the digital channel E4.

9. Name a story which features exactly one of the following among its
credited contributors: Elisabeth Sladen, Tom Baker, Nicholas Courtney, Barry
Letts, John Leeson.

6    The Enemy of the World (Letts)
5    Nightmare of Eden (Baker)
2    Image of the Fendahl (Baker)
2    Remembrance of the Daleks (Leeson)
2    The Daleks Master Plan (Courtney)
2    The Deadly Assassin (Baker)
2    The Face of Evil (Baker)
1    Battlefield (Courtney)
1    Carnival of Monsters (Letts)
1    Destiny of the Daleks (Baker)
1    Frontier in Space (Letts)
1    Horns of Nimon (Baker)
1    Spearhead from Space (Courtney)
1    The Curse of Peladon (Letts)
1    The Mutants (Letts)
1    The Sea Devils (Letts)
1    The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Baker)
Wrong
2    The Androids of Tara (Baker, Leeson)
1    Mission to the Unknown (none)
1    The Keeper of Traken (Baker, Letts)

Finally, this question gave you two apparent sources for answers - Jon
Pertwee stories without the Brig or Sarah, or Tom Baker stories without
Sarah or the original K9. There are seven of the former and ten of the
latter. I wondered if this might push people to pre-1970 or post 1981
answers, of which there are a few.

Nicholas Courtney's first appearance in the programme was in The Dalek
Master Plan (but not Mission to the Unknown as one entrant seemed to think)
and Barry Letts' first association with the show was as director of The
Enemy of the World. Both were picked more than once, with Enemy of the World
in first place with six votes. Three more stories follow which required
Courtney's involvement but not Letts' - The Web of Fear, The Invasion and
Spearhead from Space, the last serial produced by Derrick Sherwin, but of
these only Spearhead was picked by anyone.

As noted, there are seven further Jon Pertwee stories without the Brig or
Sarah of which two - Colony in Space and Planet of the Daleks were not
given. Elisabeth Sladen and Barry Letts overlap for the next year, and this
culminates in Robot which required the talents of Letts, Sladen, Baker and
Courtney!

Baker-only answers are firstly those which occupy the gap between Sarah
leaving and K9 joining. There are four of these, of which only The Horror of
Fang Rock was not given. Then there are a handful of stories in which K9
does not appear at all or for which John Leeson does not provide his voice.
Of these six, two were not given - City of Death and The Creature from the
Pit - and another was second highest - Nightmare of Eden, given five times.
Possibly the entrant who gave The Androids of Tara believes that this is a
K9-free story, but if so, they are wrong.

It's tempting to think that when K9 leaves but Tom Baker stays on, there are
a couple of other right answers, but Barry Letts is credited as executive
producer throughout Season 18 which means every story that year features
Letts and Baker at a minimum. Thus Keeper of Traken, given twice, is a wrong
answer.

Three more correct answers exist. The Brigadier returns in Mawdryn Undead
and Battlefield and John Leeson provided voices for Remembrance of the
Daleks. Nobody went for Mawdryn.

A couple of correspondents asked if there was such a thing as a story
featuring only Elisabeth Sladen and none of the others. The answer is no,
but that does not mean she is irrelevant to the question. She "knocks out"
all of Season 11, recent return visits of K9 and many Tom Baker stories.

This concludes the rather-too-easy DWRE16. I assume that there will be no
fierce debates about rulings!! DWRE17 will follow probably in the New Year.
Rare Entries fans may also be interested to learn that a version of our game
can now been seen on BBC2, hosted slightly awkwardly by Alexander Armstrong.
The show is called "Pointless" (since the best answers score no points) and
the key difference there is that contestants are not trying to out-psych
each other, but simply to guess which correct answers were given least often
in a poll of people on the street. It's on weekdays at 4:30pm.

Cheers and thanks for playing.

Tom

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I have just noticed an unfortunate error in the scoring. Contrary to what I
wrote in my notes, I have managed to give separate 1 point scores to the
answers "pyramid" and "pink pyramid". Since one of these answers was given
by the third place finisher, this creates some rearrangement at the top of
the scoreboard and a new third place finisher, FancoverFive.

FancoverFive's answer slate was like this

     FANCOVERFIVE           
0    Gertan Klauber         
1    Throw her out          
2    Boom Town / Bad Wolf   
3    Sir Derek Jacobi       
4    The Duke of Manhatten  
5    Bad Wolf / Parting of the Ways
6    Sarcophagus            
7    Richard Wilson         
8    Doctor Who: A New Dimension
9    The Deadly Assassin    

and the revised scoretable looks like this.

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

 1           6    Aquatics 64          1  1  1  1  1  2  1  1  3  1 
 2          48    Froo                 2  1  3  4  1  1  1  1  2  1 
 3          96    FancoverFive         1  1  1  2  1  2  2  2  3  2 
 4         108    Blowfly              2  1  2  3  1  1  3  1  3  1 
 5         128    DoctorBrownCoat      2  1  2  2  1  1  2  4  2  1 
 6         144    Jonathan Morris      1  1  2  1  3  1  2  2  1  6 
 7         192    DAL to EKS           2  1  2  2  1  2  2  1  3  2 
 8         216    Bruce Edhouse        3  1  1  1  2  1  6  1  1  6 
 =         216    Ben Goudie           1  2  1  6  1  3  3  1  1  2 
 =         216    Aloysius             3  1  1  1  3  3  1  1 WR  1 
 =         216    Eye of Horus         1  1  2  1  1  1  3  2  3  6 
12         288    Fortmap              3  1  2  3  4  1  2  1  1  2 
 =         288    Mister Harry         3  1  2  2  1  2  3  1  4  1 
14         480    Halfdwarf            1  1  3  2 WR  1  2  1  1  5 
15         512    Chris Dunford-Kelk   1  2  1  4  4  1  2  2  2  2 
16         576    Regenerator          1  2 WR  1  4  1  6  1  2  1 
17         648    Nightsky             1  1  3  2  1  1  6  3  3  2 
18         720    NathantheWhovian     3  1  1  2  1  1  6  1  4  5 
19         768    Will James           1  2  2  4  1  2  2  2  1  6 
20         864    Lightrock            3  1  2  6  4  1  1  3  2  1 
21       1,152    Bazza                2  1  3  3  2  1  4  4  1  2 
22       1,440    Gordon Ridout        1  2  1  1  4  3  1  3  4  5 
23       1,944    trstr                3  1  3  3  1  3  2  2  3  2 
24       2,048    Ben Brown            2  1  2  2  4  2  2  4  2  2 
25       2,160    Ed Rackstraw         2  1  3  2  1  2  3  3  2  5 
26       3,888    Mr Saxon             3  2  3  6  1  2  2  3  3  1 
27       5,760    Lee Johnson          2  2  2  1  4  2  6  1  3  5 
28       6,144    HolmesBaker          2  2  1  4  1  2  4  2  2 WR 
29       6,912    Peter(314)           3  1  3  3  1  2  4  4  4  2 
30       9,216    Ssarl                2  1  2  2  4  3  4  2  2  6 
31      10,368    Tom Henry            2  4  1  6  3  2  3  4  3  1 
32      27,648    Binro_The_Heretic    2  4  2  6  4  1  2  3  1 WR 
33      41,472    Barnaby Salton       3  4  1  3  4  3  2  4  2  6 
34      55,296    Old Type 40          3  4  2  1  4  2  2  4  3 WR 
35     373,248    delijoe79            3  1  3  6  4  2  6  4  3 WR 

Apologies again for the error.

Cheers

Tom

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