Sunday, 21 August 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Sherlock, Series 2

The long-awaited second series of Sherlock - created by co-executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss - consolidated the success of it's initial 2010 run by actually increasing it's viewing figures and audience share, and garnered further critical acclaim, and massive internet traffic.
Holmes and Watson - again portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman - were joined by other series regulars Una Stubbs (as Mrs. Hudson), Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper), Rupert Graves (Inspector Greg Lestrade), Andrew Scott (James Moriarty), and 
Gatiss (who played Mycroft Holmes, 
and wrote part two). Lara Pulver debuted as Irene Adler (pictured) in the first story.
The drama began another repeat run on W (formerly the Watch channel)
last night, and featured twenty-four other regular crew members with 
Doctor Who links:
  • James Dehaviland was also second assistant director on forty-nine installments of the revived show (from Planet of the Dead to Death in Heaven)Torchwood: Children of Earth, and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
  • Rhys Griffiths was also the unit manager on fifty-seven adventures (from Tooth and Claw to The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe), and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Francesco Reidy was first assistant director on The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky too
  • Heddi Joy Taylor was also third assistant director on forty-six stories (from The Next Doctor to The Time of the Doctor) and second assistant on another nine (The Girl Who Waited to The Day of the Doctor), after serving as floor runner on twenty-six earlier episodes (The Runaway Bride to Journey's End)
  • Abdulqader Amoud was sound assistant on the 2011 Christmas special too
  • David Jones was also VFX artist on fifteen episodes, from The Next Doctor to The Name of the Doctor, and The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Enemy of the Bane
  • sound mixer John Mooney assisted on Remembrance of the DaleksSilver NemesisThe Greatest Show in the GalaxyBattlefield and Ghost Light
  • VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara was SFX artist on forty-three episodes, from Rose to The Vampires of Venice
  • Frank Hanna was also the compositor on The End of Time (part 2), The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang
  • Jon Best (gaffer here) and Dai Hopkins both worked on Love & Monsters as best boy and grip respectively - the latter was grip on Let's Kill Hitler and The Wedding of River Song too
  • Owen Charnley was also assistant grip on twenty-eight stories, from The Impossible Astronaut to The Day of the Doctor
  • Svetlana Miko was camera assistant on thirteen episodes too, from A Christmas Carol to The Wedding of River Song
  • Becky Trotman was also assistant editor on thirty-seven installments, from The Vampires of Venice to the Series 7 finale
  • production runner Sandra Cosfield assisted on sixteen episodes, from 2011's Christmas special to The Day of the Doctor
  • Geraint Williams was also unit manager on ten stories, and location assistant on another thirteen (from Planet of the Dead to Hide)
  • script supervisor Non Eleri Hughes worked on series continuity for fifty-three stories, from The End of the World to The Big Bang, and Torchwood
  • Gareth Skelding was location manager on forty-four episodes, from The Christmas Invasion to The Big Bang, and Torchwood
  • production co-ordinator Sian Warrilow was a runner on twenty-one editions, from Silence in the Library to Closing Time, and Music of the Spheres
  • Gareth Webb was also a runner on HideJourney to the Centre of the TARDISNightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor
  • Blaanid Maddrell was the production buyer on Love & MonstersGridlock and The Lazarus Experiment too, and assistant designer on a dozen editions of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Attack of the Graske
  • master Phil Shellard worked stand-by props on eighty-eight episodes (from Rose to The Angels Take Manhattan), Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • props assistant Jackson Pope worked on thirty-two stories (from Turn Left to The Wedding of River Song) and Torchwood: Children of Earth in various capacities
  • Dafydd Shurmer was also art director on BlinkThe Beast BelowVictory of the DaleksLet's Kill Hitler and Torchwood
For returning crew members Danny Hargreaves, Arwel Jones, Jeremy Child, Doug Sinclair, Dewi Thomas, Will Everett and Paul Jones see my first Sherlock blog. The three feature-length mysteries first aired in the winter of 2012, and featured another twenty-three Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

 A Scandal In Belgravia
(BBC TX: New Year's Day, January 7, February 25 2012/July 12, November 29 2013/November 15 2014/May 25 2015 - Alibi TX: January 21, January 22, January 26, June 1, June 2, Boxing Day 2014/January 30, January 31, April 4, Boxing Day 2015/January 27, January 28, February 21, March 26 2016 - Watch TX: June 26, June 27 2015/August 20, August 21 2016)
  • Andrew Havill (Equerry) was the Chief Steward in Voyage of the Damned, and voiced both Aleister Portillon and Squire Claude for Big Finish's The Witch in the Well (BF, 2011)
  • Danny Webb (DI Carter) was Mr. Jefferson in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit, and voiced Byron for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007), and Ori for The Dark Husband (BF, 2008)
  • Anthony Cozens (Geek) was the Concierge in The Husbands of River Song
  • Freeman's stunt double Paul Kulik was also a stuntman on Rose
  • Greg Bennett (Driver) was a Sycorax Warrior and UNIT Soldier in The Christmas Invasion, and a Guest in The Lazarus Experiment
  • stunt co-ordinator Gareth Milne was George Cranleigh in Black Orchid, a Mortuary Attendant in Vengeance on Varos, and doubled for Peter Davison on Warriors of the Deep
  • Ruben Mayor (technical director) and Dan Newlands (matchmove artist) both worked on The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe too
The Hounds of Baskerville
(BBC TX: January 8, January 14, March 2 2012/July 19, December 6 2013/
November 22 2014 - Alibi TX: January 28, January 29, February 2, June 8, June 9, December 27 2014/February 6, February 7, April 5, December 27 2015/February 3, February 4, February 21, March 26 2016 - Watch TX: July 3, July 4 2015/August 27, August 28 2016)
  • Clive Mantle (Frankland here; Thug for Without a Clue, 1988) voiced Oliver Cromwell for The Settling (BF, 2006), Tuvold for The Burning Prince (BF, 2012), and both Tillegat and Lieutenant Treeves for Destroy the Infinite (BF, 2014)
  • Sasha Behar (Dr. Mortimer) was Spurrina in The Fires of Pompeii
  • Simon Paisley Day (Barrymore) was the Steward in The End of the World, and Rump in Face the Raven
  • Russell Tovey (Knight) was Midshipman Alonso Frame in Voyage of the Dead (and reprised in cameo for The End of Time, Part 2)
  • Chipo Chung (Presenter) was Chantho in Utopia, and the Fortune Teller in Turn Left
  • Kevin Trainor (Billy) voiced both Lucern and Cornet Swallow, also for The Witch in the Well
  • Peter Bennett was also first assistant director on fourteen episodes (from Bad Wolf to The End of Time, and Attack of the Graske), production manager on four others, then producer on a further six and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Alexandra Merchant was also the stand-by art director on The Sontaran StratagemThe Poison Sky and The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Reichenbach Fall
(BBC TX: January 15, January 21, March 21 2012/August 2, December 13 2013/
November 29 2014 - Alibi TX: February 4, February 5, February 9, June 15, June
16, December 28 2014/February 13, February 14, April 6, December 28 2015/
February 10, February 11, February 21, March 27 2016 - Watch TX: July 10, July
11 2015/September 3, September 4 2016)
  • director Toby Haynes also helmed The Pandorica OpensThe Big BangA Christmas CarolThe Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon
  • Katherine Parkinson (Kitty Riley) voiced Danika Meanwhile for The Death Collectors (BF, 2008)
  • Vinette Robinson (reprised her role as DS Donovan) was Abi Lerner in 42
  • Sydney Wade (Claudia) was the Little Girl (revealed as Melody Pond, later known as River Song) in The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon
  • Jaye Griffiths (Barrister [Sorrel]) was Jac in The Magician's Apprentice and The Zygon Invasion, and voiced Daylin for The War Doctor: Infernal Devices (BF, 2016)
  • Malcolm Rennie (Judge) voiced Anzor for Mission to Magnus (BF, 2009)
  • Tony Way (Warder) was Alf in Deep Breath
  • prolific Big Finish artist Ian Hallard (Barrister [Crayhill]) voiced Sabian for Primeval (2001); Matrix Voice for Neverland (2002); both Mouse and Winkler for Invaders From Mars; Zeuro for Unbound: A Storm of Angels; Castellan Wynter for Gallifrey: Lies and Pandora (all 2005); Joseph Banks for The Transit of Venus; Captain Cannibal and a Suit for The Company of Friends: Izzy's Story; John Polidori for Mary's Story; Duncan for An Earthly Child (all 2009); Comtech Bron Kell for Dark Eyes 2; and both Davent and Infinite Warrior for Destroy the Infinite (both 2014) - he also appeared as Richard Martin in An Adventure in Space and Time, and Alan-a-Dale in Robot of Sherwood

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