Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Doctor Who Vs. Inspector Morse, Series 3

The third season of Central's classic crime drama series was first screened on ITV in the winter of 1989.
Part two was based on Colin Dexter's sixth novel, The Riddle of the Third Mile (published in 1983), and the final mystery was adapted from the seventh Morse book, The Secret of Annexe 3 (issued in 1986).
John Thaw and Kevin Whateley again portrayed the Oxford-based detectives, Morse and Lewis, and were joined here by Amanda Hillwood as Thames Valley CID's new pathologist, Dr. Grayling Russell.
The four serials - which began a repeat run on ITV3 today - featured another twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Ghost in the Machine (TX: January 4 1989)
  • Trevor Martin (Porter here, and Sowden in Series 4: The Sins of the Fathers) was the first actor to portray the Doctor (pictured) on stage in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday and for the subsequent Big Finish adaptation (2008), was the second Time Lord in The War Games, and also voiced multiple roles for The Paradise of Death, then Professor Capra for Flip-Flop (BF, 2003)
  • John Cater (Dean) was Professor Krimpton in The War Machines 
  • Clifford Rose (Hudson) was Rorvik in Warriors' Gate
  • Michael Bertenshaw (Detective) was Mr. Cole in The Next Doctor
  • Claire Skinner (Pupil) was Madge Arwell in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
The Last Enemy (TX: January 11)
  • Albert Welling (Stoneley) played the Fúhrer in Let's Kill Hitler
  • Tenniel Evans (Kerridge) was Major Daly in Carnival of Monsters
  • series semi-regular James Grout (CS Strange) voiced Ian Chesterton in Whatever Happened to Susan? (Radio 4, 1994)
  • Michael Percival (Landlord) was the Inspector in The Vampires of Venice
  • Philip Bloomfield (Sam) was a Foster in The Keeper of Traken
  • Gertan Klauber (German Man) was the Galley Master in The Romans, and Ola in The Macra Terror
  • stunt performer Bill Weston began his TV career as a Militiaman in The Smugglers
Deceived by Flight (TX: January 18)
  • Geoffrey Beevers (Foster) first appeared in the 'classic' series as Private Johnson in The Ambassadors of Death, opposite his wife, Liz Shaw actress Caroline John, and became the third actor to portray the Master in The Keeper of Traken - a role reprised by Big Finish in 2001 for Dust Breeding
  • Nicky Henson (Cranston) voiced Pieter Stubbe for Loups-Garoux (BF, 2001), highwayman and Dick Turpin for The Doomwood Curse (BF, 2008), and Gregson Grenville for both Deimos and The Resurrection of Mars (BF, 2010)
  • Stephen Moore (Producer) was Eldane in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, and voiced Clark Goodman for both The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, 2009)
  • John Patrick (Officer) was cast as First Trooper in The Awakening but dropped out to work  in a war film
  • David Shaw-Parker (Sergeant) voiced Generals Leonov and Paterson for 1963: The Space Race (BF, 2013), and Old David Walker for Dark Eyes 2: Eyes of the Master
The Secret of Bay 5B (TX: January 25)
  • Philip McGough (Pierce) was Sergeant Calder in Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Ivor Roberts (Waugh) was Mogran in Genesis of the Daleks
  • John Bleasdale (Constable) was one of the titular Robots of Death
  • Michael Melia (Decorator) was a Terileptil in The Visitation
  • Lee Richards (Waitress) was the Buxom Romana in Destiny of the Daleks

Doctor Who On This Day #127


1945 - Director Nicholas Mallett born in Britain
1967 - The Faceless Ones, Episode 5 broadcast
1972 - The Mutants, Episode 5 first screened
1990 The Daleks, Episode 2: The Survivors repeated on BSB
1993 Colony in Space, Episode 5 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Horns of Nimon, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 repeated on Space
1999 The Dominators, Episode 1 repeated on Space; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The War Machines Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; and Horror of Fang Rock, Part 2 first screened on Prairie PTV
2001 The Edge of Destruction Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Deadly Assassin 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on Space
2006 - The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Girl in the Fireplace and Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both first screened; 
Tardisode 6: The Age of Steel released online; and Totally Doctor Who (1.4) repeated on CBBC
2007 Dalek and Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks both first screened on WUFT; and The Lazarus Experiment repeated on BBC3
2008 Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: I Get A Sidekick Out of You repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 - Smith and Jones and Doctor Who Confidential: Meet Martha Jones both 
repeated on BBC3
2010 Doomsday repeated on Syfy (Germany)
2011 - Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Space; and Day of the Moon repeated on BBC3 and BBC HD
2012 Colony in Space, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on KBTC
2013 Daleks in Manhattan repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; Midnight first screened on YLE TV2; Cold Blood repeated on DR3; A Christmas Carol and The Impossible Astronaut both repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Ztélé; The Girl Who Waited repeated on WTTW HD; Closing Time repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Wedding of River Song and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Crimson Horror and Greatest Moments: Time 
Travel both repeated on ABC2; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Take Two repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Sea Devils, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Horror; State of Decay, Part 3, Black Orchid, Part 2, The Christmas Invasion and Smith and Jones all
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Father's Day repeated on KCPT2; The Idiot's Lantern and
The Impossible Planet both repeated on BBC America; Daleks in Manhattan 
repeated on TV3 (Spain); Midnight repeated on Really Scary TV; The Rebel Flesh repeated on France 4 and Fox (Germany); The Almost People repeated on Fox; Night Terrors and The God Complex both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Girl Who Waited repeated on Ztélé; The Wedding of River Song repeated on BBC Nordic; The Bells of Saint John repeated on WGVU; and Doctor Who Confidential: Call Me The Doctor repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2015 - The Daleks, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Horror; The Brain of Morbius, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated and EnlightenmentParts 1 and 2 both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Creature from the Pit, Parts 2 and 3, Nightmare of 
Eden, Part 1 and The Wedding of River Song all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Satan Pit repeated on TV Cultura; The Runaway Bride repeated on ABC2; The Family of Blood and Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Victory of the Daleks repeated on KCPT2; The Rebel FleshThe Almost People and A Good Man Goes to War all repeated on BBC America; A Town Called Mercy repeated on RAI4; The Power of Three repeated on WGVU; Cold War and Hide both repeated on BBC Polska HD; and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on BBC Polska HD and KLRU

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Doctor Who Vs. Poirot, Series 4

Series regulars since 1989, David Suchet (who portrayed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot), Hugh Fraser (as Captain Arthur Hastings), and Philip Jackson (pictured left, as Scotland Yard's Inspector James Japp) all returned for another three feature-length serials based on Agatha Christie's novels.
Fraser and Jackson both starred in Doctor Who 
audio plays from Big Finish - the former in Circular TimeThe Cradle of the Snake and Moonflesh, and the latter in Valhalla.
The first mystery was repeated on ITV Encore tonight, and featured Christopher Eccleston 
(pictured right, as Frank Carter). The fourth season was first transmitted in the winter of 1992, and featured twenty other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The ABC Murders (TX: January 5 - Published 1936)
  • Donald Sumpter (Cust) played Enrico Casali in The Wheel in Space, Commander Ridgeway in The Sea Devils, and Erasmus Darkening in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap
  • Donald Douglas (Clarke) was Vural in The Sontaran Experiment
  • Nicholas Farrell (Fraser) voiced Gammades for Time Reef and Phil for A Perfect World (Big Finish, both 2008) and was Brian Green PM in Torchwood: Children of Earth 
  • David McAlister (Glen) voiced a Megara for The Stones of Blood
  • Allan Mitchell (Kerr) and John Breslin (Barnard) both appeared in Spearhead From Space, as Wagstaffe and Captain Munro respectively
  • Philip Anthony (Doctor) was Roald in The Daleks' Master Plan: The Nightmare Begins
  • Pat Gorman (Sergeant) made appearances in a staggering 83 installments of the 'classic' series, from The Dalek Invasion of Earth: World's End to Attack of the Cybermen
  • stuntmen Eddie Powell was Thompson in the second Dalek film, and Bill Weston began his TV career as a Militiaman in The Smugglers 
  • Garry Dawson also worked on stand-by props for Cold WarThe Crimson Horror and The Sarah Jane Adventures pilot episode
Death In The Clouds (TX: January 12 - Pub. 1935)
  • Richard Ireson (Fournier) was a Soldier in The Mind Robber and Axus in The Krotons
  • John Bleasdale (Mitchell) was one of the titular Robots of Death
  • Raymond Sawyer (Clerk) was the Desk Sergeant in Blink
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (TX: January 19 - Pub. 1940)
  • Karen Gledhill (Gladys) made her TV debut as Alison Williams in Remembrance of the Daleks, a role she reprised for Big Finish's Counter Measures spin-off audio series
  • Laurence Harrington (Morley) was a Lunar Guard in Frontier in Space
  • Sara Stewart (Jane) provided the Computer voice for The End of the World
  • Kevork Malikyan (Amberiotis) was Kemel Rudkin in The Wheel in Space
  • Mary Healey (Beryl) was a Killjoy in The Happiness Patrol
  • George Waring (Coroner) was Arden in The Ice Warriors

Doctor Who On This Day #126


1937 - Composer Delia Ann Derbyshire born in Coventry
1957 - Actor Richard E Grant born Richard Esterhuysen, in Mbabane, Swaziland
1973 - Planet of the Daleks, Episode 5 first broadcast
1990 The Daleks, Episode 1: The Dead Planet repeated on BSB
1993 Colony in Space, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Horns of Nimon, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Colony in Space, Episode 5 repeated on UK Gold
1996 Full Circle Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Edge of Destruction, Episode 1 repeated on Space
1999 The Tomb of Cybermen, Episode 4 repeated on Space; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Dominators, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2001 The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Armageddon Factor, Part 2 first screened on Prairie PTV
2002 The Ark in Space Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on MPT
2003 -  The DaleksThe Dalek Invasion of EarthDay of the DaleksPlanet of the Daleks and Death to the Daleks Omnibuses all repeated on UK Gold; and Doctor Who TV Movie repeated on SciFi (UK)
2006 - School Reunion repeated on BBC3; and Totally Doctor Who (1.4) repeated on CBBC
2007 - Rose first screened on TV3 (RI) and LPB; Tooth and Claw first screened on ΣΚΑΙ; The Impossible Planet repeated on UK Gold; The Lazarus Experiment 
and Doctor Who Confidential: Monsters Inc. both first screened; and Totally Doctor Who (2.5) repeated on BBC2 and CBBC
2008 The Commentaries, Episode 5 first broadcast on Radio 7; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: TARDIS Tales repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Cybermen 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Doomsday repeated on BBC3
2010 - Army of Ghosts repeated on Syfy (Germany)
2011 Daleks in Manhattan repeated on Space
2012 Voyage of the DamnedPlanet of the Dead, and The Waters of Mars all repeated on Watch; The End of Time, Part 1 repeated on BBC3; Vincent and the Doctor first screened on DR3; Greatest Moments: The DoctorDoctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Look Who's Talking and Alter Ego all repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Seeds of Doom, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Kinda Omnibus 
repeated on UKTV; The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Planet of the Ood repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on France 4;
The Hungry Earth repeated on DR3; Vincent and the Doctor and Doctor Who Confidential: A Brush With Genius both repeated on Iowa PTV; The God Complex 
repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Crimson Horror first screened on BBC America, Space, ABC1, BBC Polska and BBC Entertainment South Africa; Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD screened at the Little Theatre Cinema, Bath; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bigger On The Inside repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Sea Devils, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; State of Decay, Part 2, Black Orchid, Part 1 and Doomsday all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel both repeated on BBC America; The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock both repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Doctor's Daughter repeated on WPT; Forest of the Dead repeated on Really Scary TV; The Impossible AstronautDay of the MoonThe Rebel FleshThe Almost People and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe all repeated on Watch; The Curse of the Black Spot 
repeated on Watch and Fox (Germany); The Doctor's Wife repeated on Watch, WSIU and Fox; Let's Kill Hitler and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on Syfy
(Portugal); Night Terrors repeated on Ztélé; Closing Time repeated on BBC Nordic; and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide repeated on BBC3
2015 - The Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Brain of Morbius, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated and TerminusParts 3 and 4 both first screened, all on Retro TV; The Creature from the Pit, Part 4, Closing Time and
The Wedding of River Song all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Idiot's Lantern repeated on TV Cultura; Doomsday repeated on ABC2; Human Nature repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Beast Below repeated on KCPT2; Day of the MoonThe Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife all repeated on BBC America; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on RAI4; A Town Called Mercy repeated on WGVU; and Cold War and Hide both repeated on BBC Nordic HD
and BBC Polska HD

Monday, 4 May 2015

Doctor Who Vs. The Body In The Library

Agatha Christie's second Marple mystery - her thirty-first novel - was published in 1942, and was the first story adapted for the BBC's Miss Marple TV series. After appearing in the stage version of Appointment With Death in 1945, Joan Hickson (1906-1998) received a note from Christie that read "I hope one day you will play my dear Miss Marple." The Body in the Library was first shown over three consecutive nights at Christmas, 1984, and introduced Hickson as the titular sleuth - now regarded as the definitive portrayal of Marple. The Hampshire village of Nether Wallop doubled as the fictional St. Mary Mead, and the series endured until 1992. The serial was shown again on the Alibi channel today, and featured fifteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Moray Watson (Bantry) played Sir Robert Muir in Black Orchid
  • Valentine Dyall (Lorrimer) first appeared as the Black Guardian in The Armageddon Factor, then the trilogy of season 20 stories
  • Frederick Jaeger (Colonel Melchett) was Jano (pictured) in The Savages, Sorenson in Planet of Evil, and Professor Marius in The Invisible Enemy
  • Keith Drinkel (Gaskell) was Roger Scobie in Time Flight
  • Hugh Walters (Prescott) was William Shakespeare in The Chase, Runcible in The Deadly Assassin, Vogel in Revelation of the Daleks, and voiced Roderick Allingham for The Fearmonger (Big Finish, 2000)
  • Martyn Read (McLean) was a Security Guard in Silver Nemesis
  • Stephen Churchett (Reeve) was Bill in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Astra Sheridan (Pamela) was a Yellow Kang in Paradise Towers
  • Karen Seacombe (Florrie) was Sandra in The Lodger
  • Arthur Bostrom (Bartlett) voiced Arken for Scaredy Cat (BF, 2005)
  • for cinematographer John Walker and film recordist Bill Chesneau, see my blog for A Pocketful of Rye
  • Bernard Ashby was also the editor on Arc of Infinity
  • Austin Ruddy designed The Face of Evil too
  • Jan Wright was also costume designer on The Two Doctors
The cast of the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of The Body in the Library
(May 1999) was again led by June Whitfield, with 'classic' era co-stars:
  • Ricahard Todd (Melchett) played Sanders in Kinda
  • Graham Crowden (Clithering) was Soldeed in The Horns of Nimon
  • Jack Watling (Bantry) was Professor Travers in The Abominable SnowmenThe Web of Fear, and the video spin-off Downtime (1995)

Doctor Who On This Day #125


1968 - The Wheel in Space, Episode 2 broadcast
1974 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 1 first screened
1993 Colony in Space, Episode 3 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Horns of Nimon, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Colony in Space, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Daleks, Episode 7: The Rescue repeated on Space
1999 The Tomb of the Cybermen, Episode 3 repeated on Space; Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV; and The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Dominators, Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Inferno, Episode 2 repeated on TV3 (RI)
2001 - The Ribos Operation, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 Robot Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2003 The Android Invasion, Part 1 repeated on WSKG
2006 Totally Doctor Who (1.4) first screened on BBC1
2007 - Evolution of the Daleks repeated on BBC3; and Totally Doctor Who (2.5) first screened on BBC1 and repeated on CBBC
2008 The Doctor Dances first screened on ProSieben; The Christmas Invasion first screened on WXXI; The Poison Sky repeated on BBC3; and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on UK Gold
2009 Army of Ghosts repeated on BBC3
2010 Rise of the Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Cybermen 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Fear Her repeated on Syfy (Germany)
2011 Gridlock repeated on Space
2012 The Caves of Androzani, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The End of the World and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Aliens, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly both repeated on ABC2; Journey's End repeated on BBC3; The Time 
of Angels repeated on BBC America; and The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2013 -  The Caves of Androzani Omnibus screened at the Doctor Who at 50 event
at BFI Southbank; The Runaway Bride and A Christmas Carol both repeated on
Watch; Smith and Jones repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Eleventh HourDoctor Who Confidential: Call Me The Doctor and The Best of the Companions 
all repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Day of the Moon repeated on BBC Nordic, BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Night 
Terrors repeated on WTTW Prime; The Power of Three repeated on Syfy
(Netherlands); Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on BBC America, BBC Entertainment South Africa and BBC Polska; and The Crimson Horror first screened
2014 Robot Omnibus repeated on KPTS; Underworld, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; State of Decay, Part 1 and The Visitation, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonWorld War Three and Dalek all repeated on KCPT2; The Empty Child repeated on KNCT; Evolution of the Daleks 
and The Lazarus Experiment both repeated on RAI4; The Doctor's Daughter 
repeated on WPT Flagship; The Unicorn and the Wasp and Silence in the Library 
both repeated on Really Scary TV; Planet of the Dead repeated on KLRU; The Eleventh Hour repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and Fox (Germany); The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol both repeated on Fox; The Impossible Astronaut 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America, Watch and Fox; Day of the Moon 
repeated on Watch and Fox; The Curse of the Black SpotThe Doctor's WifeThe Rebel Flesh and The Almost People all repeated on Watch; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on MPB; Closing Time repeated on Idaho PTV and LPB; The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on Watch; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and Iowa PTV; A Town Called Mercy repeated on WVPB and KUED; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on WILL; The Rings of Akhaten 
repeated on UKTV (NZ); Cold War repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on KCPT and UKTV (Aus); The Crimson Horror repeated on KCPT; Nightmare in Silver repeated on OETA DT2; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Open All Hours repeated on LPB
2015 - The Daleks, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Creature from 
the Pit, Part 3, The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex all repeated on Syfy
(Aus); The Christmas Invasion, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, A Christmas CarolThe Snowmen, The Time of the Doctor, The Companions and The Culture Show Special: Me, You and Doctor Who all repeated on Watch; Rise of the 
Cybermen and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen both repeated on UNC-TV; The Idiot's Lantern repeated on TV Cultura; Army of Ghosts repeated on ABC2; 42 and
Doctor Who Confidential: The Writer's Tale both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Human Nature and The Family of Blood both repeated on EBRU; The Big Bang and The Impossible Astronaut both repeated on BBC America; A Christmas Carol repeated on BBC America and Watch; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on RAI4; The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; 
The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten and Cold War all repeated on BBC Nordic HD; and Into the Dalek repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Doctor Who Vs. Titanic (2012)

The centenary of the loss of RMS Titanic was marked by ITV's big-budget costume drama, written by Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. Titanic set out to paint a picture of Edwardian society, telling the stories of almost a hundred characters, both real and fictional, from every social level. Their narratives are developed and interwoven over the first three parts, each of which ends in a cliffhanger as the disaster unfolds. The final episode draws all these separate strands together and reveals to the audience who survives the sinking. The series first aired over four Sunday night installments in March and April 2012 (and two consecutive nights on American TV), and began a repeat run on ITV Encore last night. The star-studded cast of Titanic, headed by Geraldine Somerville and Linus Roache, featured Jenna (Louise) Coleman (pictured as Annie Desmond), Ruth Bradley (Mary Maloney), and sixteen other Doctor Who cast links:
  • Toby Jones (Batley) played the Dream Lord in Amy's Choice, and voiced renegade Time Lord Kotris for Big Finish's Dark Eyes (2012)
  • Celia Immrie (Grace) was Miss Kizlet in The Bells of Saint John, and voiced Dr. Elizabeth Bradley for series two of the Counter Measures spin-off audio drama (BF, 2013)
  • James Wilby (Bruce Ismay) voiced Tenebris for both The Acheron Pulse and The Shadow Heart (BF, 2012)
  • Lee Ross (Barnes) was the Boatswain in The Curse of the Black Spot
  • Sophie Winkleman (Dorothy) voiced Kelly Westwood for The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, both 2009)
  • Christine Kavanagh (Mrs Thayer) was Aram in Timelash
  • Sylvestra Le Touzel (Lady Duff Gordon) made her TV debut, aged 10, in The Mind Robber, as a Child
  • Simon Paisley Day (Duff Gordon) was a Steward in The End of the World
  • Miles Richardson (JJ Astor) was Captain Douglas Cavendish in both video spin-off dramas Downtime (1995) and Daemos Rising (2004), and voiced Charles Darwin for Bloodtide (BF, 2001), Irving Braxiatel for Zagreus (2003), and Black Rod for The Gunpowder Plot
  • Brian McCardie (First Officer Murdoch) voiced Alan Weir for Masters of Earth (BF, 2014)
  • Ben Bishop (Lyons) voiced Stone for The Justice of Jalxar (BF, 2013)
  • Pandora Colin (Countess of Rothes) voiced Fash for Prisoner of the Sun (BF, 2010)
  • Timothy West (Lord Pirie) voiced Kai Tobias for Phobos (2007), Ronald Turvey for Cuddlesome (2008), and Dr. Magnus Soames for House of Blue Fire (2011)
  • Jeff Mash (Valet) was Grant in Day of the Moon
  • Mark Lewis Jones (Evans) voiced Professor Oliver Mortlake for The Darkness of Glass (BF, 2015)
  • Olivia Darnley (Bessie) made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors as Kourtney