Friday, 30 September 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Wycliffe, Series 2

Jack Shepherd returned as WJ Burley's Cornish
detective for the second season of HTV's popular 
crime drama, and was again joined by Jimmy Yuill, 
Helen Masters (as Inspectors Kersey and Lane), 
Aaron Harris (DS Dixon), Adam Barker (DC 
Potter), and Tim Wylton (pathologist Franks). 
Unlike the mysteries in the first series (all based
on Burley's novels), only original screenplays 
were produced here.
The eight serials, first broadcast in the summer
of 1995, began another repeat run on ITV3 last 
night, and featured Louise Jameson (as Tilly 
Rawle in part seven) and twenty-seven other 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

All For Love (UK TX: June 18 1995)
  • John Abineri (DCI Turner) played Van Lutyens in Fury from the Deep, General Carrington in The Ambassadors of Death, Richard Railton in Death to the Daleks, and Ranquin in The Power of Kroll
  • Kenneth Sharp was also the production designer on The Macra TerrorThe Claws of Axos and The Robots of Death and John Bleasdale (Warder) was a titular Robot in the latter story
The Trojan Horse (UK TX: June 25)
  • Peter Bennett was also the first assistant director on fourteen stories (from Bad Wolf to The End of Time, and Attack of the Graske), was production manager on The Doctor's Daughter, Midnight, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End, then produced seventeen episodes (from The Beast Below to Series 10)
Charades (UK TX: July 2)
  • David Haig (Miller) was Pangol in The Leisure Hive
  • Andrew Bullivant (PC) was the Milkman in The Stolen Earth
  • Big Finish artist Michael Fenton Stevens (Howell) voiced Mr. Seyton (alias Shakespeare) for The Kingmaker (2006), Brooks for The Raincloud Man (2008), and Moorson for Destroy the Infinite (2014)
  • David Neal (Thorne) was the President in The Caves of Androzani
  • Nigel Peever (Treglowen) voiced both Quail and the Deputy for The Third Doctor Adventures (BF, 2016)
  • Tom Eastwood (Barman) voiced Requiem for The Last (BF, 2004)
Lost Contact (UK TX: July 9)
  • Eleanor Bron (Edwina) was an Art Lover in City of Death, and Kara in Revelation of the Daleks, and voiced Ileana De Santos for Loups-Garoux (BF, 2001)
  • Simon Paisley Day (SOCO) was the Steward (pictured) in The End of the World, and Rump in Face the Raven
Four and Twenty Black Birds (UK TX: July 16)
  • director Steve Goldie began his career as an AFM on (part 6 of) The Armageddon Factor, then was the production manager on Terminus
  • Big Finish actor Lennox Greaves (Rowland) voiced Brian Hughes for The Shadow of the Scourge (2000), Professor Patrick Trethui for Last of the Titans (2001), King Edward the Confessor for Seasons of Fear, Mr. Shaughnessy for The Chimes of Midnight (both 2002), Dr. Joseph Aldrich for The Condemned (2008), and both Anulf and Taker for The Whispering Forest (2010)
  • Christopher Driscoll (DI Perry here; and Owner in Series 4: Close to Home) was the Security Guard in The Idiot's Lantern
  • René Zagger (Mills) was Padra in Utopia
Happy Families (UK TX: June 23)
  • Dominic Guard (Brandon) was Olvir in Terminus
  • David Schofield (Penrose) voiced Billy for Death in Blackpool (BF, 2009), and Nostradamus for The Doomsday Quatrain (BF, 2011)
Wild Oats (UK TX: July 30)
  • director Michael Owen Morris was a PA (production assistant) on The Pirate Planet, then directed The Awakening
  • Christian Rodska (Rawle) voiced Laan Carder for Faith Stealer (BF, 2004) and the Reverand Small for Hornets Nest: The Dead Shoes (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (Gilbert here; and Judge in Series 4: Old Crimes, New Times) was Organon in The Creature from the Pit, and voiced the Unbound Doctor for both Auld Mortality (BF, 2003) and A Storm of Angels (BF, 2005)
  • John Woodnutt (Dr. Angwin) was George Hibbert in Spearhead from Space, the Draconian Emperor in Frontier in Space, the Duke of Forgill and Broton in Terror of the Zygons, and Seron in The Keeper of Traken
  • Susie Liggat was also the first assistant director on Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday, then produced another eight instalments (from Human Nature to The Next Doctor)
Breaking Point (UK TX: August 6)
  • Leslie Schofield (Treen) was Leroy in (episode 4 of) The War Games, and Calib in The Face of Evil
  • Linda Broughton (Mrs. Nankervis) was the Woman in Hell Bent
  • for Steve Slocombe (electrician), Elaine Matthews (script supervisor), and Barbara Southcott (make-up artist) see my blog for Series 1

Doctor Who On This Day #274


1967 The Abominable Snowmen, Episode 1 first screened on BBC1
1974 Terror of the Autons, Episode 1 and Day of the Daleks, Episode both 
repeated on ABC
1975 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 1 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1977 - The Monster of Peladon, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1978 Terror of the Zygons, Part 4 first screened on TV2 (NZ); and The Pirate 
Planet, Part 1 first screened on BBC1
1980 The Android Invasion, Parts 2 and 4 and The Seeds of Doom, Part 2 all
 repeated on ABC
1981 The Armageddon Factor, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Seeds of Doom, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 The Armageddon Factor, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 Four to Doomsday Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 5 first screened on TV1 (NZ); Planet of 
the Spiders, Part 2 repeated on ABC; and Revelation of the DaleksPart 1 (of 
4) repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Invisible 
Enemy, Part 4 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 Kinda, Part 4 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and The Two DoctorsPart 4 (of 6) 
repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Invasion of Time, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Horns of Nimon Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1992 Pyramids of Mars, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Brain of Morbius, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; and The Face of Evil
Part 1 repeated on ABC
1994 The Twin Dilemma, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Web Planet, Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Dominators 
Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 The Sun Makers, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Invasion of Time
Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Silurians, Episode 4 repeated on Space
1999 The Seeds of Death, Episode 4 repeated on Space; and City of Death
Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Time Monster Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Invasion of Time, Part 2 first screened on Prairie PTV; The Pirate Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated 
on Iowa PTV and Colorado PTV; and Castrovalva, Part 2 repeated on BBC Prime
2001 The War Games, Episodes 6 to 10 all repeated on MPT; The Seeds of 
Doom, Part 6 repeated on WILL; Image of the Fendahl, Part 2 repeated on KUED; 
City of Death, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on WCET; Destiny of the Daleks, Part 
2 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Leisure Hive, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on 
KBTC; Meglos, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV; State of Decay, Parts 1 
and 2 both repeated on WQED; Time Flight Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and 
The Happiness PatrolPart 3 and Silver Nemesis, Part 1 both repeated on MiND
2003 The Daleks, Episode 6: The Ordeal repeated on ABC; and The Invisible Enemy, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on UK Gold
2004 The Monster of Peladon, Part 6 repeated on ABC
2005 Boom Town repeated on BBC3
2006 Rose repeated on Jimmy; Bad Wolf repeated on UK Gold; and Army 
of Ghosts first screened on ABC1
2007 Rose repeated on WXXI; Father's Day and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Time Trouble both repeated on UNC-TV; and The Parting of the Ways repeated 
on UKTV (Aus)
2008 Last of the Time Lords and Doctor Who Confidential: The Valiant Quest 
both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2009 The Sound of Drums repeated on BBC3
2010 Rose repeated on Syfy (Germany); School Reunion repeated on Space;
and Hellblossom restaged by the Battered Suitcase Theatre Co. at the Charles 
Cryer Studio Theatre, Carshalton, London
2011 Boom Town repeated on Space; Love & Monsters repeated on Watch; 
The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Waters of Mars and 
The Eleventh Hour both repeated on BBC America; and Closing Time repeated 
on BBC3
2012 The Reign of Terror, Episodes 4 and 5, The Ambassadors of Death and 
The Claws of Axos Omnibuses all screened at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
for Recon event; The Green Death, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; 
Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan both repeated on Fox (Germany); The Big Bang
repeated on Watch; The Curse of the Black Spot and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Ship Ahoy! both repeated on MPTV; The Angels Take Manhattan first screened 
on BBC America and Space; and Doctor Who in the US repeated on BBC America
2013 The Robots of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Rose
The End of the WorldThe Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonBad WolfThe Parting 
of the Ways and The Doctors Revisited: The Eighth Doctor all repeated and The 
Ninth Doctor first screened, all on BBC America; Tooth and ClawSchool Reunion
 and The Girl in the Fireplace all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Lazarus Experiment repeated on Watch; The Poison Sky and The Doctor's Daughter 
repeated on France 4; Victory of the Daleks repeated on ABC2; The Lodger 
repeated on RAI4; The God Complex first screened on Karusel; The Wedding 
of River Song repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Breaking the Silence repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Silurians, Episodes 1 and 2 both first screened on Retro TV; The 
Robots of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Armageddon Factor, Parts 5 and 6 and The Lodger all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Long Game repeated on UKTV (NZ); Forest of the Dead repeated on Really Scary TV; Turn Left and 
The Stolen Earth both repeated on BBC America; The Waters of Mars repeated on
 YLE TV2; Closing Time repeated on Watch; The Wedding of River Song repeated 
on Karusel; The Snowmen repeated on Ztélé; The Bells of Saint John repeated on RAI4; Cold War repeated on DR3; Hide repeated on BBC Polska, DR3 and KCPT2; and The Name of the Doctor and Doctor Who Confidential: The Born Identity both
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2015 The Daleks, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Mind of Evil, Episode 6 and The Claws of Axos, Episode 1 both repeated on Retro TV; The Ark 
in Space, Part 2 and The Time of the Doctor both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Father's 
Day repeated on TV Cultura; The Satan Pirepeated on Disney XD; Utopia repeated 
on KCPT2; A Good Man Goes to War and The Best of the Doctor both repeated on 
BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC America;
 The Power of Three repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Netherlands); The Bells 
of Saint John repeated on Syfy (Netherlands); Deep Breath repeated on KLRU; 
Robot of Sherwood repeated on WGVU; and Death in Heaven repeated on RAI4

2016 Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Retro TV; Bad
 Wolf, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Doomsday 
and A Christmas Carol repeated on Syfy (Aus); Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code both repeated on RAI4; Silence in the Library repeated on 
The Zone; Turn LeftThe Stolen Earth, Journey's End, Planet of the Dead and 
The Waters of Mars all repeated on EBRU; Into the Dalek and Robot of Sherwood both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Caretaker repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Asia Pacific; Hell Bent and The Best of the Companions both repeated on BBC Polska HD; and The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor repeated on 
Watch

Date With History: 1888

Berner St. circa 1908
The Whitechapel Murders escalated 
as the killer, now known as 'Jack the Ripper' (he was christened in the 'Dear Boss' letter just three days before), attacked two more prostitutes on the same night.

The first victim of the 'Double Event' 
was Elizabeth Stride, murdered at 
about 1 am, on Sunday September 
30th, in Dutfield's Yard, on Berner 
(now Henriques) Street.

Less than an hour later, Catherine Eddowes became the fourth canonical victim of the Ripper. She was slain in Mitre Square, Aldgate, within the City
of London itself, at around 1.45 am.

Mitre Square reconstructed for CSI: Whitechapel (2012)
Then at about 3 am, PC Alfred
Long discovered two clues in the 
nearby Wentworth Dwellings 
on Goulston Street. A bloodied
portion of Eddowes' apron lay in
a stairwell, and above it, written
in chalk on the wall, was this
message: "the Juwes are the
men that will not be blamed for
nothing." The true import of this
 'graffito' is still unclear, and
Commissioner Charles Warren
ordered its removal.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Doctor Who On This Day #273


1948 - Director Tony Virgo born in Harrow
1967 The Power of the Daleks, Episode 4 and The Underwater Menace, Episode
1 repeated and Episode 2 first screened, all on ABC
1968 - The Ice Warriors, Episodes 1 to 3 repeated and Episode 4 first screened,
all on ABC
1978 The Masque of Mandragora, Part 4, The Face of Evil, Part 4 and The Robots 
of Death, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on ABC
1979 The Deadly Assassin, Part 3 first screened on TV2 (NZ); and City of Death
Part 1 first screened on BBC1
1980 The Android Invasion, Parts 1 and 3 and The Seeds of Doom, Part 1 all
 repeated on ABC; and The Armageddon Factor, Part 5 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1981 The Armageddon Factor, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Seeds of Doom, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; and 
The Armageddon Factor, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 Warriors' Gate, Part 2 and Kinda Omnibus both repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The Leisure Hive Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Planet of the Spiders, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1987 - Planet of the Spiders, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Invisible 
Enemy, Part 3 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 Kinda, Part 3 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and The Two DoctorsPart 3 (of 6) 
repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Invasion of Time, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Two Doctors
Part 4 (of 6) first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1990 Colony in Space, Episode 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 Pyramids of Mars, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Brain of Morbius, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Deadly 
Assassin, Part 4 repeated on ABC
1994 The Twin Dilemma, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Caves of Androzani Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; The Sun 
Makers, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold; and The Invasion of Time, Part 2 repeated 
on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Silurians, Episode 3 repeated on Space 
1999 The Seeds of Death, Episode 3 repeated on Space; and City of Death
Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Silurians, Episode 3 repeated on Prime; and The Three Doctors
Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2001 The Mind of Evil, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on KERA; Nightmare 
of Eden, Part 3 first screened on Prairie PTV; Warriors' Gate Omnibus repeated 
on UKTV (Aus); Earthshock Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Time Flight, Parts 3 
and 4 both repeated on Iowa PTV; Planet of Fire, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on 
BBC Prime; and Timelash, Parts 1 and 2 (of 4) and The Happiness Patrol, Parts 
1 and 2 all repeated on MiND
2002 Terror of the Zygons, Part 4 repeated on WCNY; The Brain of Morbius
Part 3 repeated on Lakeland PTV; The Androids of Tara Omnibus repeated on
 MPT; City of Death, Part 3 repeated on KUED; Image of the Fendahl, Part 4 
and The Sun Makers, Part 1 both repeated on MiND; The Invasion of Time
Part 5 repeated on WILL; Full Circle Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); 
Logopolis, Part 4 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Visitation Omnibus repeated 
on UK Gold; Arc of Infinity, Part 4 repeated on WQED; Terminus, Parts 3 and 4
 both repeated on WCET; Resurrection of the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 (of 4) both repeated on Lakeshore PTV; The Caves of Androzani, Parts 1 and 2 both 
repeated on KBTC; The Twin DilemmaParts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV; 
and The Two DoctorsParts 5 and 6 (of 6) both repeated on Colorado PTV
2003 The Daleks, Episode 5: The Expedition repeated on ABC; Pyramids
of Mars Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); and Horror of Fang Rock
Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold
2004 The Monster of Peladon, Part 5 repeated on ABC
2005 Arc of Infinity, Part 4 repeated on ABC; and The Parting of the Ways
first screened on Prime
2006 Bad Wolf repeated on UK Gold; and Doomsday and Doctor Who 
Confidential: One Year On both repeated on BBC3
2007 - Rose, The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead all repeated on France 
4; The Long Game repeated and Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side first 
screened, both on LPB; New Earth first screened on Nederland 2; The Idiot's Lantern, The Impossible Planet, Love & Monsters, Fear HerArmy of Ghosts and
Doomsday all repeated on UK Gold; The Satan Pit first screened on één and
repeated on UK Gold; and Smith and Jones first screened on ΣΚΑΙ (Greece)
2008 Horror of Fang Rock, Part 4 and The Sun Makers, Part 1 both first
screeneon MTV3 SciFi; Aliens of London repeated on Syfy (Spain); and
The Girl in the Fireplace first screened on Syfy (Russia)
2009 Voyage of the Damned repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Utopia repeated 
on BBC3
2010 Tooth and Claw repeated on Space
2011 The Robots of Death, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The 
Doctor Dances repeated on Space; The Idiot's Lantern repeated on Watch; Planet 
of the Ood repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead both repeated on BBC America; and The Girl Who Waited first screened on Prime
2012 Day of the Moon first screened on DR3; Asylum of the DaleksDinosaurs 
on a Spaceship and A Town Called Mercy all repeated on BBC America; The Power
 of Three first screened on ABC1 and repeated on BBC America; and The Angels 
Take Manhattan first screened on BBC1 and ABC1 (iView only)
2013 Death to the Daleks, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Face 
of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Bad Wolf and The Parting of 
the Ways both repeated on UKTV; Voyage of the DamnedPlanet of the Ood and 
The Sontaran Stratagem all repeated on France 4; GridlockDaleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the DaleksThe Lazarus Experiment42Human NatureThe Family 
of BloodBlinkUtopia and The Sound of Drums all repeated on Space; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both screened at Doctor Who at 50 event held at BFI Southbank; Closing Time repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and 
WTTW Prime; The Wedding of River Song repeated on Jeem (UK); Asylum of 
the Daleks repeated on MPTV; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on Iowa PTV; 
A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC America; Doctor Who Confidential: Open 
All Hours repeated on WTTW Prime; and Doctor Who Confidential: Out of Time
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific
2014 Death to the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The 
Armageddon Factor, Parts 3 and 4, Cold Blood and Vincent and the Doctor all 
repeated on Syfy (Aus); Dalek repeated on UKTV (NZ); Silence in the Library 
repeated on Really Scary TV; Forest of the Dead and Midnight both repeated on 
BBC America; Planet of the Dead repeated on YLE TV2; Flesh and Stone repeated
 on WPT; The God Complex repeated on Watch; Closing Time repeated on Karusel; 
The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan both repeated on RAI4; The 
Bells of Saint John repeated on DR3; The Rings of Akhaten repeated on WSIU 
and DR3; Cold War repeated on BBC Polska; Nightmare in Silver and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; 
and Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker repeated on BBC Red Button
2015 100,000 BC, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Mind of Evil, Episodes 4 and 5 both repeated on Retro TV; The Long Game repeated on TV Cultura; The Impossible Planerepeated on Disney XD; Blink repeated on KCPT2; 
Planet of the Ood repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Lodger 
repeated on BBC Entertainment (Latin America)The Rebel Flesh repeated on 
Watch; The Almost People and A Good Man Goes to War both repeated on BBC 
Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC America
 and Syfy (Portugal); Dinosaurs on a Spaceship repeated on BBC America; The 
Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor and Listen  all repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Dark Water repeated on RAI4; The Witch's Familiar first screened on BBC First (Benelux); and Earth Conquest repeated on Space
2016 The Three Doctors, Episode 4 and Carnival of Monsters, Episode 1 both
repeated on Retro TV; Army of Ghosts and The Big Bang both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Doomsday and The Runaway Bride both repeated on RAI4; The Unicorn and the Wasp repeated on The Zone; The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex
both repeated on BBC America; Deep Breath repeated on Syfy (Latin America); 
Time Heist repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Flatline repeated on BBC
First (Middle East); Hell Bent repeated on BBC Polska HD; and The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor repeated on Watch