Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Doctor Who Vs. Silent Witness, Series 2

This drama's second season was first broadcast on BBC1 in 1997, and again
starred Amanda Burton as Home Office pathologist, Professor Sam Ryan.
The opening serial, penned by John Milne, won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
The four, two-part stories - recently repeated on the Drama channel - featured
Geoffrey Beevers (as Rev. Duffy in the second serial) and these fifteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Blood, Sweat and Tears (UK TX: February 14 & 15 1997)
  • Frederick Treves (Reeve) played Lieutenant Brotadac in Meglos
  • Barry Jackson (Cross) and Ian Liston (MC) both appeared in The Armageddon Factor, as Drax and the Hero respectively - the former was also Ascaris in The Romans and Jeff Garvey in Mission to the Unknown
  • John Cater (Captain) was Professor Krimpton in The War Machines
  • Tom Lucy (Referee) was a stunt co-ordinator on the revived series and Torchwood
Cease Upon the Midnight (UK TX: February 28 & March 1)
  • director Catherine Morshead later helmed Amy's Choice and The Lodger
  • Roberta Taylor (Dr de Groot) voiced Berengaria for The Holy Terror (BF, 2000), and Angela Wisher in Cuudlesome (BF, 2008)
  • Linda Marlowe (Isobel) voiced May for Forty Five: Casualties of War (BF, 2008), Osloo for The Macros, and Commander Claire Spencer for The Word Lord (BF, both 2010)
  • series regular stunt arranger Rod Woodruff was a stunt co-ordinator on Rose and World War Three
Only the Lonely (UK TX: March 21 & 22)
  • Lloyd McGuire (Matthews) was Lugo in The Face of Evil
  • director Nicholas Laughland was an AFM on Earthshock
Friends Like These (UKTX: April 4 & 5)
  • Christopher Fairbank (Palmer) voiced Doc Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009), and the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (BF, 2010)
  • Michael Attwell (Quayle) was Isbur in The Ice Warriors, and Bates in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Stewart Bevan (Wyn's Man) played Clifford Jones (pictured above with Katy Manning) in The Green Death
  • Greg Donaldson (PC) voiced Coach Bela Destry for The Game (BF, 2005)

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