Sunday, 19 June 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Marple: Nemesis

The third season of ITV's Marple concluded in the UK 
on New Year's Day 2009, with Nemesis, loosely based 
on Agatha Christie's final Miss Marple novel (published 
by Collins in 1971 after serialisation in Woman's Realm).
The drama was the last to star Geraldine McEwan 
(1932-2015) as the titular sleuth, and originally aired
 in the Mystery! strand for PBS in July 2007. McEwan 
was succeeded by Julia McKenzie (born 1941) for the 
next eleven mysteries.
The serial was repeated again on ITV3 today, and
 featured Richard E Grant (as Jane Marple's nephew, Raymond West), Ruth Wilson, George Cole, Amanda
Burton and eleven other Doctor Who cast and crew
connections:
  • screenplay writer and actor, Stephen Churchett was Billy in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Dan Stevens (Faber) voiced Rick AusGarten for Big Finish's The Cradle of the Snake (2010)
  • Anne Reid (Sister Agnes) was Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenric, and Florence the Plasmavore in Smith and Jones
  • Lee Ingleby (DC Hards) voiced Samson Griffin for Terror Firma (BF, 2005)
  • Dr. Graeme Garden (Broadribb) voiced Professor Ivor Fassbinder for Bang-Bang-A-Boom! (BF, 2002), Geoffrey Vantage for Max Warp (2008), and Abbot Thelonious (the Monk) for The Book of Kells (2010), Lucie Miller and To The Death (both 2011)
  • Adrian Rawlins (Turnbull) was Ryder in Planet of the Ood
  • Ronnie Ancona (Amanda) voiced Joanie Carrington for Doom Coalition (BF, 2017)
  • executive producer (on twenty-three episodes) Damien Timmer made a cameo appearance on An Adventure in Space and Time as a Menoptera
  • series production designer Michael Pickwoad has set-designed fifty-five adventures, from A Christmas Carol to the present
  • Matthew Newman was the film editor on The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang too
  • Jason Gill was also costume assistant on fourteen stories (from the 2010 Christmas special to The Wedding of River Song), Death is the Only Answer and Space and Time

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