Sunday, 14 June 2015

Doctor Who Vs. Single Father

Produced by BBC Scotland (and filmed in Glasgow, Paisley and Edinburgh), this four-part drama
focused on Dave Tiler (played by David Tennant), a photographer struggling to look after his four children after the death of his partner, Rita (Laura Fraser) in a traffic accident.
Tennant's Doctor Who pedigree is clear, so I'll detail
his roles for Big Finish here. He voiced Feldwebel
Kurtz in Colditz (2001), Colonel Ross Brimmicombe Wood for both Unbound: Sympathy for the Devil
(2003) and UNIT: The Wasting (2005), Daft Jamie for Medicinal PurposesGalanar for the Dalek Empire III series (both 2004), and a Time Lord for Unbound: Exile (2003). He also voiced the Caretaker in the BBC webcast, Scream of the Shalka.
The series (originally broadcast in October 2010) began a repeat run on the True Entertainment channel last night, and featured eleven other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Neve McIntosh (Anna) has played a trio of Silurians - firstly the warrior twins Alaya and Restac (in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood), then the recurring character of Vastra (introduced in A Good Man Goes to War) and later seen in The Crimson Horrorthe Prequel shorts (The Great DetectiveVastra Investigates and The Battle of Demons Run: Two Days Later), and Deep Breath
  • Isla Blair (Beatty) was Isabella in The King's Demons, and voiced Paula for Exotron (BF, 2007)
  • Suranne Jones (Sarah) had the titular role in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, and was Idris in The Doctor's Wife
  • Big Finish artist Warren Brown (Matt) voiced Stephen Gibson for Industrial Evolution (2011), Rufus Stone and To'Koth for Signs and Wonders(2014), and Lieutenant Sam Bishop for the upcoming UNIT: Extinction boxset
  • Rupert Grave (Stuart) was John Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • stunt co-ordinator Paul Heasman was a Nazi in Silver Nemesis, and the stunt arranger on Survival
  • Belinda McGinley was also a stunt performer on Amy's Choice, and The Girl Who Waited
  • stuntman Lee Sheward was a stunt co-ordinator on eleven adventures (from The End of the World to The End of Time), Torchwood: Miracle Day and Sherlock
  • Steve Smith was also a make-up artist on forty-one episodes (from The Christmas Invasion to The Waters of Mars), and Music of the Spheres
  • sound mixer Brian Milliken was the sound recordist on The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • composer Murray Gold has worked on the revived run since Rose

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