Saturday, 27 February 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Campion, Series 1


The only television adaptations of the classic crime stories of Margery Allingham
were originally transmitted in 1989 and 1990, and starred Peter Davison (as the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion), Brian Glover (as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg, left), and Andrew Burt (as Inspector Stanislaus Oates, right).
Allingham (1904-1966) penned eighteen Campion novels and twenty short stories between 1929 and 1965, whilst her final work (Cargo of Eagleswas completed by her husband and published posthumously in 1968.
The first, eight-part series began another repeat run on the Drama channel today and featured thirty-five other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Look to the Lady (TX: January 22 & 29 1989/Published 1931)
  • John Gill (Peck) was Mr. Oak in Fury from the Deep
  • Roy Evans (Branch) was Trantis in The Daleks' Master Plan, Bert in The Green Death, and a Miner in The Monster of Peladon
  • Dinny Powell (King) was a stuntman on (episode 1 of) Terror of the Autonsthen was a Guard in both The Curse of Peladon (4) and Genesis of the Daleks (3)
  • Paul Heasman (Taxi Driver) was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis, and the stunt arranger on Survival
  • cinematographer here John Baker was a film cameraman on The Evil of the Daleks, Terror of the Autons, The Three Doctors, The Masque of Mandragora, Castrovalva, Snakedance, The Five Doctors and The Twin Dilemma
  • Ken Ledsham was also the production designer on The Ribos OperationDestiny of the Daleks and The King's Demons
  • Suzan Broad was make-up designer on Kinda too
  • Tony Harding was also VFX designer on The Invisible Enemy, The Power of Kroll, State of Decay, The King's Demons and The Awakening
  • Diana Brookes was production assistant on Arc of Infinity too
Police at the Funeral (TX: February 5 & 12/Pub. 1931)
  • Big Finish actor Timothy West (Faraday) voiced Kai Tobias for Phobos (2007), Turvey for Cuddlesome (2008), and Dr. Magnus Soames for House of Blue Fire (2011)
  • Mary Morris (Caroline) was Panna in Kinda
  • Gillian Martell (Julia) was Lily Gregson in K9 and Company
  • John Franklyn-Robbins (Seeley) was a Time Lord in (part 1 of) Genesis of the Daleks
  • cinematographer here Ian Punter was a film cameraman on Planet of the Spiders (1) and Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Howard Billingham was the film editor on The Mind of Evil too
  • Dinah Collin was also costume designer on Earthshock, Enlightenment and The Mark of the Rani
  • production manager here Joanna Gueritz was an AFM on Frontios
  • Chris Ferriday was property buyer on Remembrance of the Daleks too
  • film recordist here Malcolm Campbell worked on film sound for The Caves of Androzani and The Twin Dilemma 
The Case of the Late Pig (TX: February 19 & 26/Pub. 1937)
  • Michael Gough (Hayhoe) played the titular villain in The Celestial Toymaker, and was Councillor Hedin in Arc of Infinity
  • Moray Watson (Sir Leo) was Sir Robert Muir in Black Orchid
  • Rob Edwards (Whippet) provided the voice of Xoanon for The Face of Evil, and was Chub in The Robots of Death (1)
  • Voice artist Peter Tuddenham (Pepper) worked on The Ark in Space (1), The Masque of Mandragora and Time and the Rani
  • Georgine Anderson (Turner) was May in Gridlock
  • Philip Bird (Bathwick) made his TV debut as a Swampie in The Power of Kroll
  • Joanna Newbery was AFM (assistant floor manager) on Time and the Rani too
  • film recordist here Richard Manton worked on film sound for The Daemons and The Mutants
  • Dave Bezkorowajny was VFX designer on Battlefield too
Death of a Ghost (TX: March 5 & 12/Pub. 1934)
  • director here Michael Owen Morris was a PA (production assistant) on The Pirate Planet, then directed The Awakening
  • Milton Johns (Potter) was Benik in The Enemy of the World, Guy Crayford in The Android Invasion, and Kelner in The Invasion of Time
  • Big Finish actor Adrian Lukis (D'Urfey) voiced Bragg for Cobwebs (2010), Byzan for The Children of Seth (2011), and Harvey Marsh for The Justice of Jalxar (2013)
  • Tom Lucy (Policeman) was the stunt co-ordinator on sixteen episodes, from Smith and Jones to The Next Doctor
  • Clare Graham was production manager on The Mysterious Planet too
  • VFX assistant Mickey Edwards was the VFX designer on Four to Doomsday
  • series stunt co-ordinator Gareth Milne was George Cranleigh in Black Orchid, a Mortuary Attendant in Vengeance on Varos, and doubled for Davison on Warriors of the Deep

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