Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Doctor Who Vs. Silent Witness, Series 3

The third season of Silent Witness was first broadcast on BBC1 in the spring of 1998, and again starred Amanda Burton as Home Office pathologist, Professor Sam Ryan.
The show's distinctive theme music earned a RTS award for composer John Harle later that year.
The four, two-part stories - which began a repeat run on the Drama channel tonight - featured another twelve Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

An Academic Exercise
(UK TX: March 19 & 20 1998)
  • Adam James (Blackman) played DI McMillan in Planet of the Dead, and is the godson of Jon Pertwee
  • Alec Newman (Arnold) voiced Ed Driscoll for Blue Forgotten Planet (Big Finish, 2009)
  • Katherine Schlesinger (Dr Evans) was Gwendoline (pictured) in Ghost Light
  • regular series stunt arranger Rod Woodruff was a stunt co-ordinator on Rose and World War Three
Fallen Idol (UK TX: April 2 & 3)
  • Rachel Davies (Eileen) was Camilla in State of Decay
Divided Loyalties (UK TX: April 16 & 17)
  • Neil Stuke (Fox) has been cast in the titular role for the upcoming Fourth Doctor audio adventure, The Crooked Man
  • Andree Bernard (Assistant) was Dolly Bailey in The Shakespeare Code; and voiced Ellen Green (also for Blue Forgotten Planet), Joanna Slade for The Feast of Axos (BF, 2011), Erisi for The Entropy Composition, and Lorelei for Paradise 5 (BF, both 2010)
  • Tim Faraday (PC Davis) was Tom's Dad in Fear Her
  • director Bill Anderson has been assigned to block 2 of Series 10
Brothers In Arms (UK TX: April 23 & 24)
  • Elizabeth Berrington (Jane) was Auntie in The Doctor's Wife
  • Stephen Churchett (Alexander) was Bill in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Alec Sabin (Newsreader) was Ringway in Earthshock

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