Thursday, 4 August 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Inspector Morse, Series 4

The fourth season of this classic crime drama series 
from Zenith and Carlton, first screened in the winter 
of 1990, began another repeat run on ITV3 last night.
John Thaw (1942-2002) and Kevin Whately (born 
1951) again portrayed the Oxford-based detectives, 
Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse and Sergeant 
Robbie Lewis. 
Thaw earned the second of four consecutive BAFTA 
Best Actor awards for his role here.
The four serials (all original screenplays) again featured cameos from Morse creator Colin Dexter, and another 
twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Infernal Serpent (UK TX: January 3)
  • Geoffrey Palmer (Copley-Barnes) and George Costigan (Garrett) both appeared in Voyage of the Damned, as Captain Hardaker (pictured) and Max Capricorn respectively - Palmer also played Edward Masters in The Silurians, and the Administrator in The Mutants
  • David Neal (Dr. Dear) was the President in The Caves of Androzani
  • Michael Attwell (Parsons) was Isbur in The Ice Warriors, and Bates in Attack of the Cybermen
  • John Joyce (Gray) was Garvin in The Daemons
  • Denys Hawthorne (CS Rennie) was Rudge in Terror of the Vervoids
  • series cinematographer Paul Wheeler was a film cameraman on The Awakening
  • art director Stephen Scott was production designer on Mawdryn Undead
The Sins of the Fathers (UK TX: January 10)
  • Trevor Martin (Sowden here; and Porter, Series 3: Ghost in the Machine) was the first actor to portray the Doctor on stage in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday (1974) and for the subsequent Big Finish adaptation (2008) - he was the second Time Lord in The War Games, and also voiced multiple roles for The Paradise of Deaththen Professor Capra for Flip-Flop (BF, 2003)
  • Simon Slater (Weeks) was Edwardes, also in Terror of the Vervoids
  • Noel Johnson (Butler) was King Thous in The Underwater Menace, and Charles Grover MP in Invasion of the Dinosaurs
  • Paul Shelley (Radford) was the Minister of Persuasion in Four to Doomsday, and voiced Jesten for The Whispering Forest (BF, 2010)
Driven to Distraction (UK TX: January 17)
  • Tariq Yunus (George) was Cass in The Robots of Death
  • James Grout (CS Strange) voiced Ian Chesterton in Whatever Happened to Susan?
  • David Ryall (Whittaker) voiced both Carthok and Valentine for Phantasmagoria (BF, 1999)
  • James Duggan (Warden) was a Trojan Guard in The Myth Makers
Masonic Mysteries (UK TX: January 24)
  • Celestine Randall (Sandra) was considered for the role of Victoria Waterfield
  • Roland Oliver (Conductor) was Neman in The Keeper of Traken
  • John Arthur (Porter) voiced Cosmo Devine for Invaders from Mars (BF, 2002)
  • Richard Kane (CI Bottomley) was Valmar in The Power of the Daleks
  • Iain Cuthbertson (McNutt) was Garron in The Ribos Operation
  • Timothy 'Tip' Tipping (Dene) was a stunt arranger on Remembrance of the DaleksThe Curse of Fenric and Survival

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