David Maloney

David John Lee Maloney (14 December 1933 – 18 July 2006) was a British television director and producer best known for his work on science-fiction series for the BBC.[1]

He was born in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, was educated at King Edward VI Five Ways and served in the Royal Air Force before becoming an actor in repertory theatre.[2] He joined the BBC as a television production assistant and trained to be a director at the corporation.[3] Maloney first worked on Doctor Who as a production assistant on the 1965 serial The Rescue.[4] He directed 8 Doctor Who serials between 1968 and 1977. He also worked as a producer on Blake's 7 (1978–80), overseeing the first three seasons of the BBC science-fiction series, and directed 3 episodes himself.

Later, he produced the BBC's adaptation of The Day of the Triffids (1981), from the John Wyndham novel, and the last series of When the Boat Comes In (1981).[5] In addition, Maloney directed several episodes of Juliet Bravo and Strike It Rich!

Subsequent to his work in television drama, Maloney moved to factual programme-making and travelled the world making various documentaries for the ITV contractor Central.[1] Towards the end of his life, Maloney himself appeared on-screen in a number of TV and DVD documentaries about his work on Doctor Who. He also provided DVD commentaries for three of the serials he directed, The Mind Robber, Genesis of the Daleks and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

David Maloney died on 18 July 2006 at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, at the age of 72. He is survived by his children, Paul, Matthew and Sophia; his wife Edwina (née King) predeceased him.

David Maloney
David John Lee Maloney

14 December 1933
Alvechurch, Worcestershire
Died18 July 2006 (aged 72)
Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
OccupationTelevision Director/Producer

Doctor Who

(director only)

Blake's 7

As well as producing the first three seasons of Blake's 7, Maloney also directed the following three episodes:

  • Deliverance (with Michael E. Briant) (Episode 12 of Season 1)
  • Star One (Episode 13 of Season 2)
  • Powerplay (Episode 2 of Season 3)


  1. ^ a b Anthony Hayward (10 August 2006). "David Maloney: Director of 'Doctor Who' chillers". Independent News and Media Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ Nick McCarty (7 October 2006). "David Maloney: TV director best known for Dr Who and Blake's 7". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ https://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/category/david-maloney/
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/rescue/detail.shtml
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074072/fullcredits/
David Maloney (politician)

David M. Maloney Sr. is a politician from the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A member of the Republican Party, he is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 130th district.

Erie (electoral district)

Erie was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1976 from parts of Lincoln and Welland ridings.

It initially consisted of the Townships of Wainfleet and West Lincoln, the City of Port Colborne and the Towns of Fort Erie and Pelham.

In 1987, it was redefined to include the part of the City of Welland lying south of a line drawn from west to east along the Welland River, east along Broadway Avenue, north along Regional Road No. 68, east along Ontario Road, and east in a straight line to Ridge Road.

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Erie—Lincoln, Niagara Centre and Niagara Falls ridings.


Erie—Lincoln was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2004, and was a provincial electoral district represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2007. This riding was created in 1996 from parts of Erie, Haldimand—Norfolk and Lincoln ridings.

It consisted of the City of Port Colborne, the towns of Fort Erie and Lincoln and the townships of Wainfleet and West Lincoln in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, and the Town of Dunnville in the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between Haldimand—Norfolk, Niagara Falls, Niagara West—Glanbrook, and Welland ridings. It was replaced as a provincial riding in the 2007 provincial election by the new federal riding boundaries.

Genesis of the Daleks

Genesis of the Daleks is the fourth serial of the twelfth season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was written by Terry Nation and directed by David Maloney, and originally broadcast in six weekly parts from 8 March to 12 April 1975 on BBC1.

In the serial, the alien time traveller the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and his travelling companions Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) are directed by the Time Lords to the planet Skaro at the time of the Daleks' creation to prevent them from becoming the dominant race in the universe.

Genesis of the Daleks was originally commissioned under producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks, who felt that the outline submitted by Nation was too similar to his previous Dalek adventures, and encouraged him to explore the origin of the Daleks. The story introduces the Daleks' creator Davros (Michael Wisher), who had a unique visual design. The script was handed to Letts and Dicks' successors, producer Philip Hinchcliffe and script editor Robert Holmes, who made changes to the original script which gave it a darker tone. Nation, having intentionally modelled the Daleks on the Nazis, further explored the theme in Genesis. It also addresses the moral issues that come with time travel and genocide. The story was filmed over January and February 1975, with some location filming in a quarry in Betchworth.

Genesis of the Daleks premiered with 10.7 million viewers and concluded five weeks later with 9.1 million, with the least-watched episode being Part Three with 8.5 million viewers. Since its broadcast it has been widely praised as one of the series' best. The story was novelised in 1976 by Dicks, and released as a condensed LP in 1979, before being released on VHS in 1991 and DVD in 2006.

Ivanhoe (1970 TV series)

Ivanhoe was a BBC television series from 1970. The script was by Alexander Baron, based on Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name. The director was David Maloney.

It was shown on the Sunday tea-time slot on BBC1, which for several years showed fairly faithful adaptations of classic novels aimed at a family audience. It was later shown on US television. It consisted of ten 25-minute episodes.

It is not widely remembered nowadays, but is remembered favourably by some who do remember it, as one of the better BBC Sunday adaptations, and possibly more accessible to a late 20th-century audience than Scott's original novel.

The complete series was released on a Region 2 DVD two-disc set in September 2017 by Simply Media.

John David Maloney

John David Maloney (born January 5, 1945 in Welland, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He was a member of the House of Commons of Canada 1993 to 2008, and represented the riding of Welland and its antecedents for the Liberal Party, and subsequently served as mayor of Port Colborne from 2014 to 2018.

Maloney has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Criminology from the University of Toronto, as well as a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He practiced law before entering political life. Maloney worked for the firm of Smith, Shaver, Selzer & McLuskie from 1972 to 1974, operated a private practice in Port Colborne from 1974 to 1976, and has been a partner in Maloney and Maloney from 1976 to the present. In 1980, he was named Port Colborne Citizen of the Year. He received a Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002.

He was first elected to parliament in the 1993 federal election, winning a convincing victory over his Reform and Progressive Conservative opponents in the riding of Erie. He was re-elected by narrower margins in the elections of 1997 and 2000, in the redistributed riding of Erie—Lincoln. On the latter occasion, he defeated Canadian Alliance candidate and future MP Dean Allison by just over 2,000 votes.

After further redistribution in 2004, Maloney defeated Greg D'Amico and fellow Liberal MP Tony Tirabassi for the party's nomination in Welland. He defeated New Democratic Party candidate Jody Di Bartolomeo and Conservative Mel Grunstein in the election which followed. In the 2006 federal election, he once again defeated Bartolomeo and Grunstein and was returned to office by the voters of Welland.

Maloney served as parliamentary secretary to Canada's Attorney General from 1999 to 2001.He was defeated in the 2008 federal election, finishing third against New Democratic Party candidate Malcolm Allen. In early 2009, Maloney was again acclaimed as the Liberal Party candidate for the next federal election, held May 2, 2011. Maloney again lost to incumbent, Malcolm Allen.

In April 2014, Maloney announced his filing to run for the office of Mayor of Port Colborne in the 2014 municipal elections. Maloney went on to win the mayoral race in October 2014, with 3,991 (57.5%) votes over candidates Fred Davies at 2,258 votes (32.5%), and Mike Sloat at 693 votes (10%).He did not seek re-election in the 2018 municipal elections.

John Maloney

John Maloney may refer to:

John David Maloney (born 1945), former Canadian Member of Parliament for Welland, current mayor of Port Colborne, On

John William Maloney (1883–1954), Canadian Member of Parliament for Northumberland

John Maloney (U.S. politician) (died 1918), Alaskan lawyer, businessman and politician

John Maloney (baseball), Major League Baseball center fielder

John H. Maloney (1918–2001), Canadian politician and physician

John W. Maloney (1896–1978), American architect

Jon Maloney (born 1985), footballer

Johnny Maloney (1932-2004), British Olympic boxer

List of Doctor Who producers

This is a series of lists of those who have received a producer credit (executive, associate, etc.) on the long-running British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The definition of producer has changed over the years, as has the nature of television production. Therefore, the list is just of those receiving a producer credit on-screen and not those who have effectively fulfilled producers' roles for the show, such as Terrance Dicks' brief tenure as producer before the arrival of Barry Letts, and a brief spell by David Maloney in 1978 when Graham Williams was incapacitated. It also excludes those who have produced Doctor Who outside the regular series only, such as animated or charity episodes, and in other media, such as the audio dramas from Big Finish Productions.

Maelstrom (TV series)

Maelstrom is a BBC television drama miniseries broadcast in 1985.

The six-part serial was written by Michael J. Bird, produced by Vere Lorrimer and directed by David Maloney. The major cast members included Tusse Silberg, David Beames, Trevor Baxter, Susan Gilmore, Edita Brychta, John Abineri, Christopher Scoular and Ann Todd. The production was filmed on location in the Ålesund area of Norway.

Maelstrom was essentially a thriller series, centering on a young woman who travels to Norway to claim an inheritance. She finds herself involved in the mysterious dealings of the family of her deceased benefactor - and that someone is out to kill her.

Men Go to Battle

Men Go To Battle is a 2015 American dark comedy/drama film directed by Zachary Treitz and written by Treitz and Kate Lyn Sheil. It stars Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine, Sheil, and Steve Coulter. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2015.

Reilly and Maloney

Reilly & Maloney is an American folk duo that first emerged in the 1970s, composed of Ginny Reilly and David Maloney. Based in Seattle and also in the San Francisco Bay Area, they performed for two decades, becoming well known for the blend of their voices and their songwriting accomplishments. They toured nationally, appearing with artists such as Judy Collins and Tom Paxton. Together they issued seven vinyl LPs, before breaking up in the late 1980s and each going on to solo careers.

They began playing together again in the early 2000s, after a ten-year hiatus. 2016 was their "45th Anniversary Farewell Tour". They wrapped up the year on December 11th with a concert at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish, WA.

Roger Murray-Leach

Roger Murray-Leach (born 25 June 1943) is a British Production Designer, who is probably best known for his work on British television series' Doctor Who and Blake's 7 in the 1970s, although he went on later to work on major feature films.

He trained as an architect and joined the BBC design department in the 1970s, quickly gaining a reputation for great imagination and flair. He began working on Doctor Who when Philip Hinchcliffe took over as producer in late 1974. Hinchcliffe's vision for the series included giving a high priority to set design and he quickly realised that Murray-Leach was one of the most, if not the most, imaginative and resourceful designers on the BBC staff. Murray-Leach designed several Doctor Who serials under Hinchcliffe's reign, many of which remain amongst the most popular serials in the show's history. For the serial Planet of Evil, Murray-Leach designed an alien jungle at Ealing studios that so impressed Hinchcliffe that he wrote to the Head of the BBC design department, suggesting that Murray-Leach should be nominated for a BAFTA or a Royal Television Society Award.

David Maloney, a director who had worked on a number of the Doctor Who serials designed by Murray-Leach, went on to produce Blake's 7 for the BBC and immediately secured the services of Murray-Leach to design the interior of the Liberator spacecraft.

Murray-Leach was eventually nominated for a BAFTA award for his design work on the 1981 series Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. His talent was finally being recognised and he broke into feature films, working as production designer on Local Hero, Defence of the Realm, Clockwise and A Fish Called Wanda. His movie career extended into the 1990s with The Mighty Quinn, Twenty-One and Fierce Creatures.

In recent years he has appeared in a number of television and DVD documentaries discussing his work on Doctor Who, including A Darker Side, a retrospective feature included in the 2|entertain/BBC DVD release of Planet of Evil, in which he and Hinchcliffe returned to Ealing studios to discuss the story's design and production.

He lives in Henley-on-Thames, England.

Terence Dudley

Terence Dudley (28 September 1919 – 25 December 1988) was a television director and producer who directed many programs for the BBC over a number of years.

In the early 1970s, Dudley produced the BBC science fiction series Doomwatch. Between 1975 and 1977 he produced the series Survivors, directing many episodes. He also wrote the script for the season 3 premiere episode, entitled Manhunt. His son, Stephen Dudley, had a regular part in the program.

In 1980 he began an association with Doctor Who when he directed Meglos for John Nathan-Turner. That same year, he was asked to become producer of Blake's 7 after David Maloney was reassigned before it was known that a fourth season would be made. Dudley turned the offer down, as he no longer wished to work as a producer. The following year he embarked on a brief career as a screenwriter for Doctor Who. He wrote three scripts for the programme - Four to Doomsday, Black Orchid and The King's Demons. He novelized the latter two stories for Target Books. He also wrote the script of K-9 and Company, the unsuccessful pilot for a spin-off involving Sarah-Jane and K9.

Terence Dudley died after a long period of cancer on Christmas Day 1988.

Thal (Doctor Who)

The Thals are a fictional race of humanoid aliens, originating from the planet Skaro, in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The species first appeared in the 1963–64 serial The Daleks, and were created by writer Terry Nation.

The Day of the Triffids (1981 TV series)

The Day of the Triffids is a British television series which was first aired by the BBC in 1981. An adaptation by Douglas Livingstone of the 1951 novel by John Wyndham, the six half-hour episodes were produced by David Maloney and directed by Ken Hannam, with original music by Christopher Gunning.It premiered simultaneously in the UK and in Australia on ABC Television.

The Last of the Mohicans (TV series)

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1971 BBC serial, based on the novel of the same name by James Fenimore Cooper, directed by David Maloney.

It was shown during the Sunday tea time slot on BBC One, which for several years showed fairly faithful adaptations of classic novels aimed at a family audience. In 1972 it was shown in America as part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.The serial consisted of eight 45-minute episodes.

Near the start, Chingachook introduces his son Uncas, saying "Uncas is the last of the Mohicans". After Uncas is killed, the very last line in the serial is where Chingachook says in a sad voice "I am the last of the Mohicans".

The serial was responsible for popularising the term "Mohican hairstyle" for what is known as a Mohawk hairstyle in the US, although it was actually worn by the Hurons not the Mohicans in the serial.

This production was released on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

In 1973 the BBC made a sequel Hawkeye, the Pathfinder, also with Abineri as Chingachook but with Paul Massie as Hawkeye.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang

The Talons of Weng-Chiang is the sixth and final serial of the 14th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts on BBC1 from 26 February to 2 April 1977. In the serial, which is set in 19th-century London, the 51st century criminal Magnus Greel (Michael Spice) travels to the city while posing as an ancient Chinese god to find his missing time machine.

Written by script editor Robert Holmes and directed by David Maloney, The Talons of Weng-Chiang was also the final serial to be produced by Philip Hinchcliffe, who had worked on the series for three seasons. One of the most popular serials from the series' original run on television, The Talons of Weng-Chiang has continued to receive acclaim from reviewers and it has been repeatedly voted one of the best stories by fans. Despite this, criticism has been directed towards the serial's representation of Chinese characters and an unconvincing giant rat featured in the story.

Tim Morton

Tim Morton (born May 5, 1984) is an American independent director, producer, writer, and actor.

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