Friday, 5 October 2012

Doctor Who Vs. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Season 2 [Revised]

Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Emilia Fox, and Tom Baker (pictured as Wyvern) all returned for the second - and final - series of Charlie Higson's reimagined Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), which aired on BBC1 in 2001. Future NuWho composer, Murray Gold again provided the show's incidental music.
The seven-part season featured these other twenty-six Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Episode 2.1/Whatever Possessed You? (TX: September 29th)
  • Co-written by Gareth Roberts - author of many Doctor Who adventures for TV, books, audio, and magazines
  • Hywel Bennett (Roger Whale) played Rynian, an Aridian in The Chase
  • Nichola McAuliffe (Virginia) was Vivien Rock in The Sound of Drums
  • David Walliams (Browning) was Gibbis in The God Complex
  • Janet Henfrey (Hettie) was Miss Hardaker in Curse of Fenric
  • Mona Hammond (Margaret) was Rita Anne in Rise of the Cybermen
  • Lizzie Hopley (Ruth) was the Mantasphid Queen in The Infinite Quest

2.2/Revenge of the Bog People (TX: October 6th)
  • Mark Williams (Doleman) voiced Max Edison for The Eternal Summer (Big Finish, 2009), and played Rory's dad, Brian Williams, in the current series adventures, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three
  • Matt Lucas (Nesbit) and Adam Buxton (Barry) both voiced characters for The One Doctor (BF, 2001) - the Cylinder/Jelloid and Assembler 1, respectively
  • Celia Imrie (McKern) has been cast in part 2 of Series 7

2.3/O Happy Isle (TX: October 13th)
  • George Baker (Pomeroy) played Decider Login in Full Circle
  • John Sessions (Fishacre) voiced General Tannis in Death Comes to Time (BBCi, 2002), Mozart in 100: My Own Private Wolfgang (BF, 2007), and Roland in Castle of Fear (BF, 2009)
  • Rupert Vansittart (Babbacombe) was General Asquith in Aliens of London and World War Three, and voiced Sepulchre for Dead London (BF, 2008)
  • Eiji Kusuhara (Goto) was a Chinese Man in Four to Doomsday

2.4/Painkillers (TX: October 20th)
  • Screenplay by Gareth Roberts
  • Sir Derek Jacobi (Col. Anger) was Professor Yana in Utopia, and also voiced the Master for Scream of the Shalka
  • Dervla Kirwan (Petra Winters) was Mercy Hartigan in The Next Doctor
  • Tim Wallers (Lacey) was Childers in Victory of the Daleks
  • Alibe Parsons (Receptionist) was Matroni Kani in Mindwarp

2.5/Marshall and Snellgrove (TX: October 27th)
  • Shaun Parkes (Marshall) starred opposite David Tennant in both Casanova and later in the Satan Pit two-parter, as Zachary Cross Flane, then played the titular role of Moses Jones opposite future Doctor, Matt Smith
  • Colin McFarlane (Snellgrove) was General Pierce in Torchwood: Children of Earth, and provided the Alien voices for Voyage of the Damned
  • Keith Bisset (Bates) was Captain Zebb in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

2.6/The Glorious Butranekh (TX: November 3rd)
  • Joe Montana (Butranekh) was a Worker in Daleks in Manhattan
2.7/Two Can Play at That Game (TX: November 10th)
  • Co-written by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer and actor
  • Eleanor Bron (Mrs Applegarth) was an Art Lover in City of Death, and Kara in Revelation of the Daleks, and she voiced Ileana De Santos for Loups-Garoux (BF, 2001)
  • Roy Hudd (Dickie Klein) voiced Max Miller for Pier Pressure (BF, 2006)

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