Monday, 22 September 2014

Doctor Who Vs. The New Avengers, Series 2

As with my two previous blogs for The New Avengers, season two's original
transmission dates are approximate because the show was never truly networked, and some TV regions didn't even adhere to the same transmission order.
Another run of thirteen episodes were originally broadcast in the autumn of 1977, four of which were again penned by former 'classic' era writer and script editor, Dennis Spooner.
This second series began another repeat run on ITV4 this week, and featured
another twenty-four Doctor Who guest actors:

Dead Men Are Dangerous (TX: September 9)
  • Michael Turner (Culver) played Jarvis Bennett in The Wheel in Space
  • Roger Avon (Headmaster) was Wells in the second Dalek film, Saphadin in The Crusade, and Daxtar in The Daleks' Master Plan: The Traitors
  • Gabrielle Drake (Penny) was considered for the role of Victoria Waterfield
Angels of Death (TX: September 16)
  • Dinsdale Landen (Coldstream) was Dr. Judson in The Curse of Fenric
  • Terence Alexander (Manderson) was Lord Ravensworth in The Mark of the Rani
  • Lindsay Duncan (Jane) was Adelaide Brooke (pictured) in The Waters of Mars
  • Christopher Driscoll (Martin) was the Security Guard in The Idiot's Lantern
  • Caroline Munro (Tammy) voiced Sentia for Omega (Big Finish, 2003)
Medium Rare (TX: September 23)
  • for Neil Hallett (Roberts) and Jeremy Wilkin (Richards) see the Series 1 stories, Faces and House of Cards respectively
  • Maurice O'Connell (McBain) was Cockerill in Frontios
  • Steve Ubells (Man) was a Boy Servant in The Aztecs
The Lion and the Unicorn (TX: September 30)

Obsession (TX: October 7)
  • Roy Purcell (Controller) was CPO Powers in The Mind of Evil, and the President in The Three Doctors
Trap (TX: October 14)
  • Kristopher Kum (Tansing) was Fu Peng, also Serial FFF
  • Vincent Wong (Courier) was Ho in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, the Chinese Delegate in Day of the Daleks, and a Captain in Enlightenment
Hostage (TX: October 21)
  • Barry Stanton (Packer) was Noma in The Twin Dilemma
  • William Franklyn (McKay) voiced Pharaoh Amenhotep in The Roof of the World (BF, 2004)
  • Richard Ireson (Vernon) was a Soldier in The Mind Robber and Axus in The Krotons
K is For Kill, Part 1: The Tiger Awakes (TX: October 28) &
K is For Kill, Part 2: Tiger by the Tail (TX: November 11)
  • Kenneth Watson (Major) was Craddock in the second Dalek film and Bill Duggan in The Wheel in Space
  • Tony Then (Monk) was Lee, also Serial 4S
  • Diana Rigg (as Emma Peel from The Avengers, 1965-68) appeared here in archive footage - now a Dame, she played Winifred Gillyflower The Crimson Horror
Complex (TX: November 11)

Forward Base (TX: November 18)
  • David Calderisi (Halfhide) was Charlie, again Serial FFF
  • Maurice Goode (Milroy) played Phineas Clanton in The Gunfighters
The Gladiators (TX: November 25)

Emily (TX: December 1)
  • series stunt co-ordinator Valentino Musetti made six uncredited appearances in the 'classic' series - he was a Mongol Bandit in Marco Polo: Riders from Shang-Tu, a Saracen Warrior in The Crusade: The Lion, an Egyptian in The Daleks' Master Plan, a Prisoner in The Mind of Evil, and an extra in Colony in Space, and The Time Monster

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