Sunday, 10 March 2013

Doctor Who Vs. Mayday

Produced by Kudos for BBC One, this thriller was broadcast last week over five consecutive nights. The drama told the story of murdered schoolgirl Hattie Sutton, who disappeared on her way to join her village's May Day celebration as the May Queen.
The cast, led by Peter Firth and Aiden Gillen, also featured thirteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Sophie Okonedo (Fiona) played Queen 'Liz 10' in The Beast Below and The Pandorica Opens, and voiced Alison Cheney for Scream of the Shalka (2003)
  • Lesley Manville (Gail) was cast as William Hartnell's wife, Heather for An Adventure in Space and Time - pictured here with David Bradley
  • Adrian Rawlins (DS Mills) was Dr Ryder in Planet of the Ood
  • David Fynn (Spicer) was Marcellus in The Pandorica Opens
  • Kerry Godliman (Amelia) voiced Karen for both The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, 2009)
  • Caroline Berry (Jo) was a Dinner Lady in School Reunion
  • Big Finish artiste Tim Treloar (Searcher) voiced Lord Jack Corrigan for Destination: Nerva, Tyron for The Burning Prince, The Ancient One for Gods and Monsters, Van Cleef for Return of the Rocket Men, and the Lord President for the Dark Eyes saga (all 2012)
  • Frances Ashman (Teacher) was Christine in The Big Bang
  • Edmund Kente (Ken) was Mr Scoones in The Next Doctor
  • costume designer Lucinda Wright and her assistant Joanne Hayes both worked in those posts on all thirteen episodes of Series 1
  • Karl Probert was also art director on The Doctor's Wife, Night Terrors, and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
  • Andy Piers Morris was the safety free-diver on The Vampires of Venice too
  • film editor David Barrett also edited the two-part Silurian adventure for Series 5

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