Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Doctor Who Vs. Secret Smile

This psychological drama was produced by Granada,
and was based on the 2003 novel of the same name, by
Nicci French, the pseudonym of English husband and wife writing team, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.
Following his lead role in Casanova, and a part in the
remake of The Quatermass ExperimentDavid Tennant 
starred here as antagonist Brendan Block. Secret Smile 
was first screened on ITV in December 2005, just before Tennant's first full appearance as the new Doctor in The Christmas Invasion.
Another repeat run of this two-part serial began on ITV3 last night, and featured fifteen further Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Kate Ashfield (Miranda, pictured) voiced Beth Stokes for Enemy of the Daleks (Big Finish, 2009)
  • Rory Kinnear (Nick) voiced Samuel Belfrage for Industrial Evolution (BF, 2011)
  • Tim Faraday (Mick) was Tom's Dad in Fear Her
  • Ella Kenion (Presenter) was Harriet in Let's Kill Hitler, and voiced Boudica for The Wrath of the Iceni (BF, 2012), and Romy for Equilibrium (BF, 2015)
  • Daniel Ryan (Prior) was Biff Cane in Midnight
  • Ben Willbond (Friend) voiced Timothy Vee for the fifth series of Jago & Litefoot (BF, 2013)
  • Jake Polonsky was the cinematographer on Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS too
  • composer Edmund Butt and Toby Wood (recording engineer) both worked on An Adventure in Space and Time in those capacities
  • Stuart Walker was the production designer on The Savages too
  • make-up artist Lisa Pickering was make-up assistant on (part 4 of) Warriors' Gate
  • production buyer Pauline Seager was the assistant floor manager (AFM) on The Five Doctors
  • Lisa McDiarmid (stand-by art director) and Antonia Grant (location scout) both worked on The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords
  • Darren Leen was also a driver on Voyage of the Damned and The Unicorn and the Wasp

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