Sunday, 31 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Gaudy Night

The last television adaptations of the crime novels of 
Dorothy L. Sayers were originally transmitted on BBC1 
in 1987, and starred Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter as Harriet Vane.
This ten-part series followed two live television versions 
of Sayers' stage play Busman's Honeymoon (in 1947 and 1957), and five serials shown by the Corporation between 
1972 and 1975 starred Ian Carmichael as Wimsey.
The third and final, three-part serial, Gaudy Night (based 
on Sayers' tenth Wimsey novel and published in 1935) concluded another repeat run on the Drama channel yesterday and featured Caroline John (as Miss Burrows) 
and nine other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Clare Clifford (Graduate) was Professor Kyle (pictured) in Earthshock
  • make-up designer Jennifer Hughes was a make-up artist on Warriors of the Deep
  • Jennie Osborn was production manager on Enlightenment too
  • Bill Wild was the film editor on Arc of Infinity too
  • Elmer Cossey was also a film cameraman on (episode 5 of) Planet of the DaleksGenesis of the DaleksRevenge of the CybermenImage of the Fendahl and The Pirate Planet
  • for Alan Machin, Clive Thomas, Shirley Coward and Bob Warman see my blog for Strong Poison
BBC1's Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries began in 1972 with Cloud of Witness, and was followed by The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and these three further mysteries. Gaudy Night was not dramatised for the series. Murder Must Advertise (1973) featured Peter Pratt and eleven other Doctor Who links:
  • director Rodney Bennett also helmed The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment and The Masque of Mandragora
  • actors Paul Darrow, Fiona Walker, John Hallam, Anthony Carrick, Alan Chuntz, Royston Tickner, Harry Fielder
  • Deanne Turner was a make-up assistant on (episodes 1 and 6 of) Planet of the Spiders too
  • Alan Fogg also worked on studio sound for Planet of Giants, The Celestial Toymaker, Image of the Fendahl and Warriors' Gate
  • Ron Koplick worked on studio lighting for Pyramids of Mars too
The Nine Tailors (1974) was again adapted by Anthony Steven, and 
featured another twelve Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • actors Donald Eccles, Neil McCarthy, Keith Drinkel, Peter Tuddenham, Robin Wentworth, Kenneth Colley, Keith James, Kenneth Thornett
  • David Hughes was also a studio sound assistant on The War Machines, Fury from the Deep, The Space Pirates (6), Colony in Space (1 and 6) and Horror of Fang Rock 
  • Joyce Hawkins was costume designer on Horror of Fang Rock too
  • film editor Alistair McKay also edited The Green Death and (part 4 of) Snakedance
  • production assistant Edwina Craze was also PA on The Tenth Planet, The Krotons, The War Games (10), and Terror of the Zygonsand AFM on The Enemy of the World and The Mind Robber (she was married to Michael Craze)
Five Red Herrings (1975) concluded the series, and featured nine final
Doctor Who links:
  • producion assistant Peter Grimwade held that post on Spearhead from Space, The Daemons, Robot, Pyramids of Mars, The Robots of Death and Horror of Fang Rock, then directed Full Circle, Logopolis, Kinda and Earthshock, and scripted Time Flight, Mawdryn Undead and Planet of Fire
  • producer Bill Sellars was the director of The Celestial Toymaker
  • production manager Christopher D'Oyly John began his career as AFM on The Ark, was production assistant on The Macra Terror, The Invasion, The Silurians (1 and 7), InfernoThe Curse of Peladon (4),The Mutants (6), Carnival of Monsters and Death to the Daleks (1), then was unit manager on The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin, The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death and The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • actors Michael Sheard, Russell Hunter, Robert James, David McKail, Donald Douglas, James Copeland, 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. The Avengers, Series 5B

Now being repeated again on the True Entertainment 
channel, this cult British fantasy show returned to ITV 
in the autumn of 1967 then American screens in early 
1968 - Patrick Mcnee and Diana Rigg again starred as quintessentially English spies John Steed and Mrs. 
Emma Peel.
The show's fifth production block was extended when 
Rigg agreed to remain for the rest of the season. Like 
her predecessor Honor Blackman, Rigg was later cast
in the James Bond franchise, as Tracy di Vicenzo in On 
Her Majesty's Secret Service opposite George Lazenby
(Mcnee would eventually appear in the Bond series too, 
as Sir Geoffrey Tibbett in A View To A Kill).
Rigg's final eight stories, featured Anneke Wills 
(pictured as Judy Channerin in part three), Nicholas Courtney (as Captain Gifford in the final serial - and
both making their second appearances in The 
Avengers), Peter Cushing (as Paul Beresford in the first story, then a guest star on The New Avengers) and twenty-four other Doctor Who cast connections:

Return of the Cybernauts (UK TX [London]: September 28 1967 & US 
[New York] TX: February 21 1968)
  • Fulton Mackay (Chadwick) played Dr. Quinn in The Silurians
  • Roger Hammond (Russell) was Francis Bacon in The Chase: The Executioners, Dr. Runciman in Mawdryn Undead, and voiced Harold Withers for Big Finish's The Eternal Summer (2009)
  • for Noel Coleman (Conroy) and Frederick Jaeger (Benson) see the Series 2 episodes, Traitor in Zebra and Death of a Great Dane respectively
Death's Door (UK TX: October 5 & US TX: January 31)
  • William Lucas (Stapley) was Range in Frontios
  • for Peter Thomas (Saunders) see Series 4: Small Game for Big Hunters
The £50,000 Breakfast (UK TX: October 12 & US TX: February 28)
  • John Baker (Mourner here, and Hallam in You Have Just Been Murdered) was a Time Lord in (the first episode of) Colony in Space, a Meditator in Planet of the Spiders and Ralph in The Visitation (1)
  • for Nigel Lambert (Doctor) and Jon Laurimore (Guard) see Series 4 stories, The Master Minds and Honey for the Prince
Dead Man's Treasure (UK TX: October 19 & US TX: March 13)
  • for Edwin Richfield (Alex) and Neil McCarthy (Carl) see Series 1 episodes, Girl on the Trapeze and Brought to Book
  • Rio Fanning (Danvers) was Harker in Horror of Fang Rock
You Have Just Been Murdered 
UK TX: October 26 & US TX: January 24)
  • Barrie Ingham (Unwin) was Alydon in Dr. Who and the Daleks, then Prince Paris in The Myth Makers (according to IMDB, he is one of just ten actors to have speaking roles in both Doctor Who and the Star Trek franchises)
  • for Leslie French (Rathbone) see Series 2: Death of a Great Dane
  • Clifford Cox (Chalmers) was the Sergeant in (the third episode of) Spearhead from Space
The Positive Negative Man
(UK TX: November 3 & US TX: January 17)

Murdersville (UK TX: November 10 & US TX: February 7)
  • Eric Flynn (Croft) was Leo Ryan in The Wheel in Space
  • for Robert Cawdron (Banks) see Series 4: A Touch of Brimstone
  • Joseph Greig (Higgins) was one of the titular aliens in The Sensorites
  • for Geoffrey Colville (Purser) see Series 3: Concerto
  • Tony Caunter (Miller) was Morgan in Colony in Space, and Jackson in Enlightenment
  • Big Finish artist Gareth Thomas (Assassin) voiced Lord Tamworth for Storm Warning (2001), Kalendorf for Return of the Daleks (2006), and Morax for Last of the Colophon (2014)
Mission... Highly Improbable 
(UK TX: November 17 & US TX: January 10)
  • Kevin Stoney (Bancroft here; and Tomkins in The New Avengers: Cat Amongst the Pigeons) played Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan, Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion, and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • for Dinny Powell (Karl) see Series 4: The Cybernauts
  • for Richard Leech (Drew) see Series 2: Traitor in Zebra

Monday, 25 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 3

The first Bond film not created by the Eon Productions stable was released by Columbia Pictures in 1967, just two months before You Only Live Twice. Producer Charles Feldman had acquired the cinema rights to Casino Royale in 1960 with the intention of adapting Ian Fleming's book with Eon and, but negotiations with Broccoli and Saltzman failed. Eon would not produce an official version until 2006. Sir James Bond was portrayed here by David Niven (1910-1983).
Eon's sixth entry in the Bond series premiered in December 1969, and was based on Fleming's novel of 1963, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Following Sean Connery's decision to relinquish the role, Eon cast the unknown Australian actor and model George Lazenby (born 1939) as 007. However, during production Lazenby resolved to play the spy only once, and critical reaction to his portrayal remains divided. Connery then agreed to return to the part
in 1971 for Eon's next title, Diamonds Are Forever, then finally for the unofficial release, Never Say 
Never Again in 1983.
Another Bond season continued on ITV yesterday with Lazenby's solo outing,
and both films featured nineteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

CASINO ROYALE
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (Q) was Organon in The Creature from the Pit, and voiced Big Finish's Unbound First Doctor for Auld Mortality (2003) and Storm of Angels (2005)
  • Colin Gordon (Director) was the Commandant in The Faceless Ones
  • Erik Chitty (Butler) was Charles Preslin in The Massacre: War of God, and Co-ordinator Engin in The Deadly Assassin
  • Valentine Dyall (Assistant) first appeared as the Black Guardian in The Armageddon Factor, then the trilogy of season 20 stories
  • John Hollis (Fred here, Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only) was Sondergaard in The Mutants
  • Caroline Munro (Guard here; Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me) voiced Sentia for Omega (BF, 2003)
  • David Prowse (Creature) was the Minotaur in The Time Monster
  • Robert Rowland (Agent) was an Extra in The Dalek Invasion of Earth: World's End
  • Bernard Cribbins (Taxi Driver) played Wilf Mott in eight adventures, from Voyage of the Damned to The End of Time
  • Mike Reid (Stunt Driver) was a Greek Soldier in The Myth Makers: Death of a Spy, a Guard in The Massacre: Bell of Doom, and a Soldier in (episodes 3 and 4 of) The War Machines
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
  • Diana Rigg (Tracy) was Winifred Gillyflower in The Crimson Horror
  • Bernard Horsfall (Campbell) was Lemual Gulliver in The Mind Robber, a Time Lord in The War Games, the Thal leader Taron in Planet of the Daleks, Chancellor Goth in The Deadly Assassin, and voiced Arnold Baynes for Davros (BF, 2003)
  • Geoffrey Cheshire (Toussaint) was the Viking Leader in The Time Meddler, Garge in Devil's Planet, and Tracy in The Invasion
  • James Bree (Gumbold) was the Security Chief in The War Games, Nefred in Full Circle, and the Keeper of the Matrix in The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
  • Catherine Schell (Nancy) was the Countess Scarlioni in City of Death
  • Joanna Lumley (English Girl) was the female Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death
  • David de Keyser (voice of Draco here; and Doctor in Diamonds Are Forever) provided the Atraxi voice in The Eleventh Hour
  • Brian Grellis (Aide) was Sheprah in Revenge of the Cybermen, Safran in The Invisible Enemy, and the Megaphone Man in (part 4 of) Snakedance
  • Dudley Jones (Porter) and Steve Plytas (Tycoon) both starred in The Tenth Planet, as Dyson and Wigner respectively

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Coronation Street, Part 2: 1962-1964

Despite a critical start in December 1960 (when the Daily Mirror said the programme was unrealistic and "doomed"), the popularity of Corrie was cemented within weeks. The show topped the TV ratings chart for the first time in March 1961, and reached a 1960's peak of over 21 million viewers 
in December 1964.
Coronation Street soon became noted for its depiction of a working class community, and established the use of Northern English language and dialect, widely heard on British television for the first time. The show first aired in Australia in 1963, and began in New Zealand a year later.
These three years on the Street featured Jackie Lane (under her stage name Jackie Lenya, as Cheryl
in episode 322 in January 1964, and pictured here
as Dodo Chaplet) and sixteen other Doctor Who cast connections:

  • Fred Ferris (Appleby) was Bert Rowse in Planet of Giants: Crisis
  • Rhoda Lewis (Miss Welch here; and Lilian, 1969) was Marta in State of Decay
  • Judy Cornwell (Georgina) was Maddy in Paradise Towers
  • Roy Holder (Butterworth) was Krelper in The Caves of Androzani
  • Susan Jameson (Myra) voiced Mrs. Moynihan for Big Finish's The Spectre of Lanyon Moor (2000), then Mrs. Wibsey for the Hornets Nest (2009), Demon Quest (2010) and Serpent Crest (2011) series from AudioGo (she was cast as Morgan for Colony in Space but was replaced by Tony Caunter)
  • Geoffrey Hinsliff (Vincent here; Don Brennan, 1987-97) was Jack Tyler in Image of the Fendahl, and Fisk in Nightmare of Eden
  • Derek Benfield (Salesman here; and Greenhalgh, 1967) voiced John Hallam for Catch 1782 (BF, 2005)
  • Alan Curtis (Thornley) was Major Green in The War Machines
  • Jon Rollason (Robbins, 1964, 1969) was Harold Chorley in The Web of Fear
  • Michael Barrington (Nuttall) was Sir Colin Thackeray in The Seeds of Doom
  • Ray Brooks (Phillips) was David in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD, and voiced the titular Time Lord for the forthcoming release The Trouble With Drax (BF, 2016)
  • Jerome Willis (Presenter) was Stevens in The Green Death
  • Stephanie Bidmead (Lily) was Maaga in Galaxy 4
  • Neville Smith (Workman) was D'Argenson in The Reign of Terror: A Land of Fear
  • George A Cooper (Piggott, 1964, 1970) was Cherub in The Smugglers
  • Noel Johnson (Braithwaite) was King Thous in The Underwater Menace, and Charles Grover MP in Invasion of the Dinosaurs

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. The Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Have His Carcase

The last television adaptations of the crime novels 
of Dorothy L. Sayers were originally transmitted on
BBC1 in 1987, and starred Edward Petherbridge 
as Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter as Harriet 
Vane.
This ten-part series followed two live TV versions of Sayers' stage play Busman's Honeymoon (in 1947 
and 1957), and five serials shown between 1972 
and 1975.
The complete four-part serial (based on Sayers' 
seventh Wimsey novel and published in 1932) was repeated on the Drama channel today, and featured twenty-four Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Big Finish artist Michael Troughton (PC Ormonde) voiced Quendril for Lords of the Red Planet (2013), and Menlove Stokes for The Romance of Crime and The Well-Mannered War (both 2015), then played Professor Albert Smithe (pictured) in Last Christmas
  • Rowena Cooper (Mrs. Weldon) voiced Emily Shaw for both The Companion Chronicles release, The Last Post (BF, 2012), and The Cloisters of Terror (BF, 2015)
  • Ray Armstrong (Inspector Trethowan) was Grey in The Ambassadors of Death
  • Arthur Cox (Hardy) was Cully in The Dominatorsthen returned to the show 42 years later as Mr. Henderson in The Eleventh Hour
  • Peter Benson (Perkins) was Bor in Terminus
  • Arthur Hewlett (Trewin) was Kalmar in State of Decay, and Kimber in Terror of the Vervoids
  • Arthur Blake (Editor) was Hrhoonda in The Web Planet: The Zarbi
  • John Cater (Pollock) was Professor Krimpton in The War Machines 
  • Robin Soans (Merryweather) was Luvic in The Keeper of Traken, and was the Chronolock Guy in Face the Raven
  • Brian Hawksley (Dr. Fenchurch) was Brewster in Black Orchid
  • John Mooney was also a sound assistant on Remembrance of the Daleks, (part 3 of) Silver NemesisThe Greatest Show in the GalaxyBattlefield and Ghost Light
  • for Barbara Gosnold, Clare Graham, Nicholas Laughland, Alan Machin, Colin Mapson, Clive Thomas, Shirley Coward, Monica Rodger and Paul Wheeler see Strong Poison
  • Anushia Nieradzik was also the costume designer on FrontiosAttack of the Cybermen and Battlefield
  • Bob Roberts was also film recordist on The MassacreThe Three Doctors and Resurrection of the Dalels
  • Geraldine Stephenson was the choreographer on (parts 1 and 2 of) The Brain of Morbius too
  • Robin Lobb was also the video FX assistant on The Leisure Hive, Warriors' Gate and Mawdryn Undead
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (published in 1928) was again adapted
by Anthony Steven, and was first shown in February 1973. Derek Newark now played Bunter, and was joined by eighteen further Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • Terence Alexander, Donald Pickering, Clifford Rose, Arthur Hewlett, Sheila Fay, Jimmy Gardner, John Tordoff, Peter Ducrow, John Scott Martin, Pat Gorman, Gordon Pitt, Aubrey Danvers-Walker and Steve Peters
  • AA Englander (here and Murder Must Advertise) was also film cameraman on The Ambassadors of Death and The Claws of Axos
  • Richard Trevor edited (part 1 of) Underworld too
  • Simon Wilson also worked on studio sound for The Green Death and The King's Demons
  • Bob Gell and Dave Sydenham both worked on studio lighting, for Horror of Fang Rock and The Moonbase respectively

Monday, 4 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison

The last television adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' (1893-1957) crime novels originally aired on BBC1
in 1987, and starred Edward Petherbridge as Lord 
Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter as Harriet Vane.
This ten-part series followed two live TV versions 
of Sayers' stageplay Busman's Honeymoon 
(in 1947 and 1957), and five serials (with Ian 
Carmichael as Wimsey) shown between 1972 
and 1975.
The Corporation was unable to secure the rights 
for a third rendition of Busman's Honeymoon for 
this series. The first, three-part serial, Strong Poison was based on Sayers' fifth Wimsey novel, published in 1930.
Another repeat run of the mystery concluded 
on the Drama channel last night, and featured 
Geoffrey Beevers (as Ryland Vaughan) and 
twenty-three other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • David Quilter (CI Parker) was Greeves in The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • Preston Lockwood (Judge) was Dojjen in Snakedance
  • Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Biggs) was Commanders, Julian Radnor in The Seeds of Death, and Stevenson in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • Timothy Bateson (Pond) was Binro in The Ribos Operation
  • Patrick Carter (Usher) was the Bosun in The Chase: Flight Through Eternity
  • Stewart Bevan (Sergeant) was Professor Clifford Jones (pictured with Katy Manning) in The Green Death
  • Jo Rowbottom (Mrs. Bullfinch) was Mollie Dawson in The Evil of the Daleks
  • Bernard Martin (Reporter) was a Control Room Assistant in (episode 2 of) The Ambassadors of Death
  • Barbara Gosnold was the production designer on The Invasion of Time too
  • Richard Croft was also the costume designer on Delta and the BannermenDragonfireThe Happiness Patrol and Silver Nemesis
  • Clare Graham was the production manager on The Mysterious Planettoo
  • Richard Manton was also film recordist on The Daemons and The Mutants
  • production manager Nicholas Laughland was the assistant floor manager (AFM) on Earthshock
  • Alan Machin was also the sound supervisor on The Android InvasionFour to DoomsdayKindaThe VisitationBlack Orchid and Earthshock
  • OB camera supervisor Mike Winser was a camera operator on (part 1 of) The Stones of Blood, and the Daleks: The Early Years VHS release
  • Doug Whittaker also worked on OB sound for Time and the Rani, Paradise Towers (4), Delta and the BannermenRemembrance of the Daleks and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Colin Mapson was also VFX designer on The Green DeathThe Hand of FearImage of the FendahlThe Invasion of TimeThe Pirate PlanetNightmare of Eden and Time and the Rani
  • Paul Wheeler was a film cameraman on The Awakening too
  • John Mason also worked on OB lighting for RobotThe Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Ultimate Foe
  • Clive Thomas worked on studio lighting for The Three Doctors and Carnival of Monsters too
  • Shirley Coward was also vision mixer on (episode 1 of) The Tenth PlanetTerror of the Autons (1), Frontier in Space (5), Underworld (1), The Five Doctors, Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe, Paradise Towers, Delta and the BannermenDragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks and The Happiness Patrol
  • Monica Rodger was a production assistant on Nightmare of Eden too
  • Bob Warman was technical co-ordinator on The Smugglers too

Carmichael (1920-2010) first played Wimsey in Clouds of Witness (published in 1926), shown on BBC1 in April to May 1972. This five-part mystery, dramatised by Anthony Steven (who later scripted The Twin Dilemma), featured Glyn Houston (as Wimsey's valet Bunter, here and The Nine Tailors and Five Red Herrings), Anthony Ainley (Cathcart), Kate O'Mara (Cynthia), and twenty-
five further Doctor Who cast and crew connections:
  • director Hugh David had also helmed The Highlanders and Fury from the Deep
  • series production designer Raymond Cusick also designed forty-two early episodes
  • make-up artists Monica Ludkin and Rhian Davies both began their careers on The Time Meddler and The Claws of Axos (3/4) respectively
  • Norman Bennett (sound), Dennis Channon (studio lighting), and John McGlashan (film cameraman) all held those post on the classic series
  • film editor Chris Wimble (here and Murder Must Advertise) also edited The Ambassadors of Death, The Daemons, The Invasion of Time and (part 1 of) The Leisure Hive
  • Mark Eden (DI Parker here, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and Murder Must Advertise, both 1973), Francis De Wolff, George Coulouris, John Wyse, John Franklyn-Robbins, John Bryans, Eric Francis, Anthony Jacobs, Noel Coleman, Andre Maranne, Alan Judd, Graham Leaman, Kenneth Benda, Richard Beale, George Cormack, Graham Rigby, and Bill Burridge

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

The Crime Scene Magazine website
previewed the new Sherlock special this
week. Emma Dibdin wrote: "Five years
ago, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
pulled off the unthinkable. Modernising
Sherlock Holmes had seldom been
attempted before, much less with any
success, and initial reports of the BBC's
contemporary update were met with
scepticism from Doyle aficionados and
the general public alike. How wrong we
all were.
Now, what has become unthinkable is
placing Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes
and Martin Freeman's Dr. Watson back in
the Victorian period from whence they
came, and so [the writers] set out to do
just that with [The Abominable Bride].
"It's Holmes in his natural era [but with
the] modern version, he's a Victorian
man out of time" says Gatiss.
Exactly two years on from Holmes' return from the dead in The Empty Hearse, Sherlock is back with this brand new mystery, swapping the modern-day setting for late Victorian London. 1895: the iconic Deerstalker-clad Holmes and the heavily-moustached Watson face a supernatural enemy in the form of Mrs. Ricoletti's ghost.
Series regulars Rupert Graves (as Inspector G. Lestrade), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson), Amanda Abbington (Mary Morstan), Louise Brealey ([Dr.] Molly Hooper), Jonathan Aris (Philip Anderson), Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes), and Andew Scott (Professor Moriarty) all returned for this period drama. David Nellist and Yasmine Akram reprised their roles (Mike Stamford and Janine) from A Study
in Pink and Series 3 respectively.
The Abominable Bride (the title is based on a quote from The Musgrave Ritual, 1893) premiered on BBC1 (and was simulcast in over 100 UK cinemas) last night, and featured thirty Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • director Douglas Mackinnon also helmed The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, The Power of Three, Cold War, Listen, Time Heist, Flatline and The Husbands of River Song
  • Gerald Kyd (Ricoletti) voiced Lieutenant Maurizio Savinio for Big Finish's Aquitaine (new for 2016)
  • Damian Samuels (Giles) was Mr. Lloyd in The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances
  • Tim McInnerny (Sir Eustace here; Clay in The Red Headed League, 1985) was Halpen in Planet of the Ood, and voiced Admiral Dolne for The Well-Mannered War (BF, 2015)
  • Daniel Fearn (News vendor) was a Crowd member in The Woman Who Lived
  • Tim Barlow (Wilder here; the Count in The Resident Patient, 1985) was Tyssan in Destiny of the Daleks
  • Stephanie Hyam (Jane) was cast as Heather for The Pilot
  • Clem So (Chinaman) was a Mongolian in Asylum of the Daleks, an Artisan in The Angels Take Manhattan, a Tourist in The Day of the Doctor, a Clockwork Droid in Deep Breath, a Bank Client in Time Heist, and an uncredited Alien in Face the Raven and The Husbands of River Song
  • Gordon Seed was also stunt co-ordinator on thirty-six episodes, from The Idiot's Lantern to Kill the Moon
  • Suzie Lavelle was also the cinematographer on Cold WarListenTime Heist and the recent Christmas special
  • art director Nandie Narishkin was stand-by director on The Snowmen, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and The Crimson Horror
  • production designer Arwel Jones worked on forty-two instalments of the revived series (from The Runaway Bride to Cold Blood), Time CrashAttack of the Graske, twenty-four episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Heddi-Joy Taylor also third assistant director on forty-six stories (from The Next Doctor to The Time of the Doctor) and second assistant on another nine (The Girl Who Waited to The Day of the Doctor), after serving as floor runner on twenty-six earlier episodes (The Runaway Bride to Journey's End)
  • art department assistant Julia Jones also worked on twenty-five adventures, from A Christmas Carol to The Husbands of River Song
  • Julie Ankerson was also foley artist on every story the revived run, from Rose to the present, and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • sound mixer John Mooney worked on Remembrance of the Daleks, (part 3 of) Silver Nemesis, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Battlefield and Ghost Light
  • Paul McFadden was also sound editor on eighty-one episodes, from Rose to The Power of Three
  • supervising sound editor Doug Sinclair also edited forty-two episodes, from Rose to The Waters of Mars
  • Jamie Talbutt was also foley editor on fifty-five stories, from A Christmas Carol to The Zygon Inversion
  • Danny Hargreaves was also SFX supervisor on fifty-five installments, from The Girl in the Fireplace to Last Christmas
  • Dave Kneath was also a SFX technician on nine episodes, from Into the Dalek to the recent festive special
  • Jade Poole was also SFX assistant co-ordinator on ten stories, from In the Forest of the Night to The Woman Who Lived
  • James Smith was also SFX co-ordinator on twelve adventures, from The Time of the Doctor to Last Christmas
  • Keith Barton was also a VFX support worker on twenty-six installments, from The Day of the Doctor to Hell Bent
  • VFX producer Natalie Reid was VFX co-ordinator on thirteen stories, from The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe to The Time of the Doctor
  • Benoit Leveau was also head of software on fourteen episodes, from Into the Dalek to The Witch's Familiar
  • Daniel Bishop was steadicam operator on The Husbands of River Song too
  • James Scott was also focus puller on sixteen installments, from Closing Time to The Day of the Doctor
  • production co-ordinator Helen Blyth was an assistant on fourteen adventures, from A Christmas Carol to The Wedding of River Song
  • Katrina Aust was also assistant editor on eighteen stories, from The Rings of Akhaten to Last Christmas, and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot