Sunday, 31 July 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Jonathan Creek, Series 2

Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin again
portrayed amateur detectives, Jonathan Creek
and Maddy Magellan in the second season of
BBC1's BAFTA winning drama, and were joined
here by American actor, Stuart Milligan as
magician Adam Klaus.
Now produced by Verity Lambert (pictured
here in 1964), this season originally aired in
 the winter of 1998, and began another repeat
showing on the Drama channel last night.
This six-part run (again written by series
creator David Renwick) featured Peter
 Davison (as Stephen Claithorne in the
first mystery), and another twenty-three
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Danse Macabre 
(UK TX: January 24 1998/9.7M Viewers)
  • Big Finish actor Milligan played President Richard Nixon in The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon, and voiced Colonel Stark for Dreamland, Anthony Chambers for The Reaping (2006), Emerson Whytecrag for Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge (2010), and Garundel for both Black and White (2012) and Starlight Robbery (2013)
  • for regular series crew members John Asbridge (designer), Steve Whyment (stunt co-ordinator) and Chris Lawson (VFX designer), see my blog for Series 1
  • dubbing mixer Laurie Taylor was a studio sound assistant on Castrovalva
  • focus puller James Moss was a camera operator on The Sontaran StratagemThe Poison Sky and Torchwood
  • sound recordist Terry Elms was a sound assistant on (part 1 of) The Masque of Mandragora
Time Waits For Norman (UK TX: January 31/9.1M)
    • Lorelei King (Justine) voiced Mimsy Loyne for Demon Quest: Starfall (AudioGo, 2010)
    • Rob Jarvis (Wino) was Abramal in The Time of the Doctor
    The Scented Room (UK TX: February 7/10.5M)
    • Big Finish artist Jemma Churchill (Elsie) voiced Lady Forleon for Creatures of Beauty (2003), both Salfira Valtris and Dr. Maria Backhouse for Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, Praska for Signs and Wonders (both 2014), both Farla Janz and Inscape for Philip Hinchcliffe Presents: The Genesis Chamber, and Captain Papas for The Sontarans (both new for 2016)
    • Christine Kavanagh (Lady Theresa) was Aram in Timelashand voiced Patience for Cold Fusion (BF, new for 2016)
    • Peter Copley (Eric) was Dr. Warlock in Pyramids of Mars
    • Lucy Allen (Masseur) was a stunt performer on The Zygon Inversion
    The Problem at Gallows Gate (UK TX: February 14 & 21/8.9M)
    • Clarke Peters (Harper) voiced Night Eagle for Dreamland
    • Annabel Mullion (Felicity) voiced Julia for The English Way of Death (BF, 2015)
    • Alistair Petrie (Proctor) voiced both Major Harris and German Lieutenant for Criss-Cross (BF, 2015), Julius Caesar for The Churchill Years: Living History (BF, 2016), and John for Dethras (BF, new for 2017)
    • Stephen Billington (Bruce) voiced Commander Bergam for UNIT: Shutdown (BF, 2016)
    • Nick Barnett was the props buyer on Ghost Light too
    Mother Redcap (UK TX: February 28/10.9M)
    • Big Finish actress Nicola Walker (WPC Radnor) voiced Liv Chenka for Robophobia (2011), Dark Eyes 2Dark Eyes 3 (both 2014)Dark Eyes 4Doom Coalition 1 (both 2015), Doom Coalition 2 and Doom Coalition 3 (both 2016), then narrated The World Beyond the Trees (new for 2017)
    • Georgine Anderson (Gwynneth) was May in Gridlock
    • Marcus Gilbert (Tippet) was Ancelyn in Battlefield
    • David McKail (Jennings) was Sergeant Kyle in The Talons of Weng Chiang
    • Hilary Sesta (Bag lady) was the Fortune Teller in Snakedance

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