Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Collision

This prime-time mini-series, first shown over five consecutive nights in November 2009, began another repeat run on ITV3 last night.
Co-written by English novelist and screen writer Anthony Horowitz (PoirotFoyle's WarAlex Rider), the drama 
centred on the aftermath of a major road traffic accident.
Collision featured Douglas Henshall (as DI John Tollin), 
Richard Harrington (Taylor), Zoe Telford (Sandra), 
Paul McGann (Richard Reeves), and thirty-nine other 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • real-life brothers Dean Lennox Kelly (Danny) and Craig Kelly (Jeffrey) were the eponymous Bard and (the voice of) Joe in The Shakespeare Code and Scream of the Shalka respectively
  • Sylvia Syms (Joyce) played Mrs. Pritchard in Ghost Light
  • Lucy Griffiths (Jane) voiced Mabel for Big Finish's The Auntie Matter (2013)
  • David Bamber (Norris) and Christopher Villiers (Fowler) both appeared in Mummy on the Orient Express, as Captain Quell (pictured) and Professor Moorhouse respectively - Bamber also voiced Emperor Constantine for The Council of Nicaea (BF, 2005), and both Colonel Ulrik and Whitmore for The Four Doctors (BF, 2010), whilst Villiers was also Hugh Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, and voiced Cacothis for Absolution (BF, 2007)
  • Pip Torrens (Commissioner) was Headmaster Rocastle in Human Nature and The Family of Blood, then voiced Charlie Gibbs for Eldrad Must Die! (BF, 2013)
  • Philip Davis (Edwards) and Victoria Wicks (Angela) both starred in The Fires of Pompeii, as Lucius and the  High Priestess - Davis also voiced Titus for The Cannibalists (BF, 2009)
  • Kate Ashfield (Ann) voiced Beth Stokes for Enemy of the Daleks (BF, 2009)
  • Jo Woodcock (Jodie) voiced Ziv for Starlight Robbery (BF, 2013)
  • Claire Rushbrook (Karen) was Ida Scott in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit
  • Jocelyn Jee Esien (Cindie) was Clyde Langer's mum Carla in The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Andrew Brooke (PC Clacy) was Kahler-Tek, aka the Gunslinger, in A Town Called Mercy
  • Colin McFarlane (Jackson) voiced the Heavenly Host in Voyage of the Damned, was General Austin Pierce in Torchwood: Children of Earth, and was Moran in Under the Lake and Before the Flood
  • Lenora Crichlow (Alice) was Cheen in Gridlock, and voiced Rachel Cooper for The Architects of History (BF, 2010)
  • Nicholas Farrell (Fraser) voiced Gammades for Time Reef and Phil for A Perfect World (BF, both 2008), Captain Frank for Last of the Cybermen (BF, 2015), and was Brian Green PM in Torchwood: Children of Earth 
  • Raymond Sawyer (Chauffeur) was the Desk Sergeant in Blink
  • Renu Setna (Shah) was the Intern in (part 1 of) The Hand of Fear
  • Ben Crompton (Canwell) was Ross in Into the Dalek
  • Nia Roberts (Linda) was Ambrose Northover in The Hungry and Earth Cold Blood
  • Nicholas Gecks (Miller) was Albert Dumfries in The Sound of Drums
  • Matthew Gravelle (DS Braydon) voiced Klinus for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (BF, 2014)
  • Nimmy [Anna] March (Carol) voiced both Baroness Vance and Telokni for UNIT: Silenced (BF, 2016), and Rupa Maguire for The Time War (2017)
  • Maya Sondhi (Nurse) voiced Katy Bell for The Carrionite Curse (BF, 2017)
  • Amy Roberts was also the costume designer on Image of the FendahlFull Circle, State of Decay, The Keeper of Traken, Time Flight and Mawdryn Undead
  • St. John O'Rorke was film editor on The Time of the Doctor too
  • Liz Griffiths was also the set decorator on Dalek, The Long Game,Father's Day, The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways
  • SFX supervisor Tony Auger was VFX designer on K9 and Company and Black Orchid
  • Simon Blackledge and Gary Kelly were both VFX assistants on The Power of Three, following work on A Town Called Mercy and The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe respectively
  • Matt Wood was also the VFX supervisor on the previous three stories
  • stunt co-ordinator Derek Lea and stunt performers Stephanie Carey, George Cottle, Stuart Clark, Rob Hunt and Andy Smart all worked on the revived run too
  • Warwick Drucker was the grip on Rose and Aliens of London too

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