Saturday, 17 September 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Jonathan Creek, Series 5

BAFTA award-winning screenwriter David 
Renwick's first new series of mysteries in 
ten years was shown on BBC One two
years ago, following an Easter special 
in 2013. 
Comedian Alan Davies returned as 
reluctant detective Jonathan Creek 
(now married to Polly, played by Sarah Alexander), a role he created in 1997. 
A new feature-length episode, entitled
Daemons' Roost, was announced in 
March and will mark the programme's twentieth anniversary.
The three-part season began another 
repeat run on the Drama channel last 
night, and featured seventeen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Letters of Septimus Noone 
(UK TX: February 28 2014)
  • Big Finish artist Kieran Hodgson (Ridley) voiced Findel for Last of the Cybermen, Arin and Dennis for The Last Adventure: The Red House, Alam and Hilsee for The Early Adventures: The Isos Network, Bennus for The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous (all 2015), and Klick Chervain for The Skin of the Sleek  and The Thief Who Stole Time (both 2017)
  • Raquel Cassidy (Sharon) played Miranda Cleaves in The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, and voiced Mesca for The Key 2 Time: The Judgement of Isskar (BF, 2009), Inquisa for Circular Time: Paradoxicide, Destiny Gray for Question Marks (both 2011), and Dr. Alison Foster for Destination: Nerva (2012)
  • Simon Thomas (Holtz) was Mr. Danes in The End of Time
  • Alice O'Connell (Rachel) was Laura in The Power of Three
  • James Bachman (Reverend Chater) voiced Hugh Bainbridge for Situation Vacant (BF, 2010)
  • Roger Dobson (series dialogue editor) and Des Murray (series on-line editor) both edited An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • series colourist Gareth Spensley also worked on twenty-one stories (from The God Complex to The Husbands of River Song)
  • stunt double Belinda McGinley was a stunt performer on Amy's Choice and The Girl Who Waited
The Sinner and the Sandman (UK TX: March 7)
  • Michael Troughton (Corbyn) was Professor Albert Smithe in Last Christmas, and voiced Quendril for Lords of the Red Planet (BF, 2013), Menlove Stokes for The Romance of Crime and The Well-Mannered War (both 2015)
  • Marc Danbury (Burglar) voiced Tog for The Axis of Insanity (BF, 2004)
  • Tim Faraday (Gilpin) was Tom's Dad in Fear Her
  • John Voce (Amery-Cooper) voiced Chief Surveyor Hardwick for Last of the Colophon, Branarack for The Entropy Plague, Jenkins for The Diary of River Song (all 2015), and Toban for The Age of Endurance (BF, 2016)
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (UK TX: March 14)
  • June Whitfield (Heidi and Laurel) was Minnie Hooper in The End of Time
  • stunt co-ordinator Crispin Layfield has held that post on sixty-one instalments of the revived series (from Smith and Jones to the present)
  • series director David Sant (a former actor) was an Auton in Rose
  • series production designer John Asbridge also designed (part 1 of) The Happiness Patrol and Silver Nemesis

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