Thursday, 4 October 2012

Doctor Who Vs. Miss Marple (1987)

The last, full series of the BBC's definitive Miss Marple was again produced by George Gallaccio, a production manager on thirty-one Doctor Who episodes during the 1970's.
The title role was portrayed by Joan Hickson in adaptations of Agatha Christie's original twelve Marple mysteries, from 1984 to 1992.
The four serials that aired in 1987 featured these other thirty-one Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Sleeping Murder (Published 1976 - TX: January 11 & 18)
  • Directed by John Davies - he helmed The Macra Terror
  • Geraldine Alexander (Gwenda) played Areta in Vengeance in Varos
  • Frederick Treves (Dr Kennedy) was Brotadac in Meglos
  • Terence Hardiman (Fane) was Hawthorne in The Beast Below, and voiced both King Sitirc for The Book of Kells (Big Finish, 2010), and Reverand Dobbs in Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011)
  • John Bennett (Erskine) was General Finch in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and Li H'sen Chang in The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • David McAlister (West) voiced a Megara for The Stones of Blood
  • Esmond Knight (Galbraith) was Dom Issigri in The Space Pirates
  • John Ringham (Dr Penrose) was Tlotoxl in The Aztecs, Josiah Blake in The Smugglers, and Robert Ashe in Colony in Space
  • Kenneth Cope (Afflick) was Packard in Warriors' Gate
  • Struan Rodger (voice of Ferdinand) provided the voice of the Face of Boe in New Earth and Gridlock
  • Georgina Anderson (Mrs Hengrove) was May, also in Gridlock
  • Gary Watson (Halliday) played Arthur Terrall in The Evil of the Daleks
At Bertram's Hotel (Pub. 1965 - TX: January 25 & February 1)
  • George Baker (Inspector Davy) was Decider Login in Full Circle
  • Preston Lockwood (Pennyfather) was Dojjen in Snakedance
  • Philip Bretherton (Campbell) voiced Plenipotentiary Suskind for Arrangements for War (2004), Scrivener for Recorded Time, and Darcy/D'Urberville/Heathcliff for A Most Excellent Match (both 2011) - all for Big Finish
  • Edward Burnham (Whittaker) was Professors, Watkins in The Invasion, and Kettlewell, in Robot
  • Rashid Karapiet (Waiter) was Rita's Father in The God Complex
Nemesis (Pub. 1971 - TX: February 8 & 15)
  • Frank Gatliff (Rafiel) was Ortron in The Monster of Peladon
  • Roger Hammond (Broadribb) was Francis Bacon in the 1965 episode, The Executioners, and Dr Runciman in Mawdryn Undead, and voiced Harold Withers for The Eternal Summer (BF, 2009)
  • Patrick Godfrey (Schuster) was Tor in The Savages, and Major Cosworth in The Mind of Evil
  • Peter Copley (Brabazon) was Dr Warlock in Pyramids of Mars
  • Alison Skilbeck (Miss Barrow) was the Deputy in Frontios
  • David Blake Kelly (Tramp) was Captain Briggs in Flight Through Eternity (also an episode of The Chase), and Jacob Kewper in The Smugglers
  • Cy Town (Passenger) appeared in 35 installments for the 'classic' series - from an uncredited role in The Silurians, to a Haemovore in The Curse of Fenric, and was also a Dalek operator in every Dalek story from Frontier in Space onwards
4.50 From Paddington (Pub. 1957 - TX: Christmas Day)
  • Designed by Raymond Cusick - the production designer on 41 Hartnell installments, and creator of the first Dalek props
  • Rhoda Lewis (Mrs Brogan) was Marta in State of Decay
  • Joanna David (Emma) voiced Mrs Audley, also for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown
  • Maurice Denham (Luther) was Azmael in The Twin Dilemma, and voiced the President for The Paradise of Death (Radio 5, 1993)
  • Andrew Burt (Dr Quimper) was Valgard in Terminus
  • John Hallam (Cedric) was Light in Ghost Light
  • Richard Ashley (Sergeant) was an Orderly, also Frontios

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