Saturday, 26 November 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Campion, Series 2

The BBC's third television adaptations of the classic 
crime stories of Margery Louise Allingham were 
originally transmitted in 1989 and 1990, and 
starred Peter Davison (as the gentleman sleuth 
Albert Campion), Brian Glover (as his manservant 
Magersfontein Lugg), and Andrew Burt (as Scotland
Yard Inspector, Stanislaus Oates).
Allingham (1904-1966) penned eighteen Campion 
novels and twenty short stories between 1929 and 
1965, whilst her final work (Cargo of Eagleswas 
written by her husband, Philip Youngman Carter
 and published posthumously in 1968.
Following Carter's death, crime writer Mike Ripley 
also completed an unfinished Allingham manuscript 
which became Mr. Campion's Farewell, released in 
2014.
Another repeat run of the second, eight-part series concluded on the Drama channel today and featured thirty-seven other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Sweet Danger (UK TX: January 12 & 19 1990/Published 1933)
  • Iain Cuthbertson (Savanke) was Garron in The Ribos Operation 
  • Big Finish artist Lysette Anthony (Amanda) voiced Clara Harris for Assassin in the Limelight (2008), Hazel Bright for Hothouse (2009), and Sophia for The Secret History (2015)
  • David Haig (Randall) was Pangol in The Leisure Hive
  • Frank Mills (Williams) was the Telescope Director in Terror of the Autons
  • Paul Brooke (Parrott) voiced Toby for Year of the Pig (BF, 2006)
  • Barry Summerford (Doyle) made eleven uncredited appearances in the classic run - Golden Age Man in (part 6 of) Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Elite Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, Vogan in Revenge of the Cybermen (1), Private Thurston in Terror of the Zygons (2), UNIT Soldier in The Seeds of Doom (6), Security Guard in The Hand of Fear (2), Audience Member in The Sun Makers (4), Shrieve in The Ribos Operation (4), Guard in both The Armageddon Factor (1) and The Creature from the Pit (1), and Foster in The Keeper of Traken (1)
  • Arthur Blake (Curator) was Hrhoonda in The Web Planet: The Zarbi
  • film editor Philip Kloss also edited The Doctor's Daughter, MidnightThe End of Time and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • for Gareth Milne (stunt arranger) and John Baker (cinematographer) see my blog for Series 1
  • Doug Mawson was also film recordist on The Ambassadors of Death (3), The Android InvasionThe Pirate Planet and The Creature from the Pit (1)
  • location manager Pennie Bloomfield was an AFM on Attack of the Cybermen
  • Steve Bowman was also VFX designer on Planet of the Spiders (1), The Creature from the Pit, Earthshock and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Sue Upton was a production assistant on The King's Demons too
Dancers in Mourning (UK TX: February 9 & 16/Published 1937)
  • Nicolas Chagrin (Mercer) was Quillam in Vengeance on Varos
  • Michael Melia (Petrie) was a Terileptil in The Visitation
  • Stephen Churchett (CI Cooling) was Bill in Attack of the Cybermen (1)
  • Graham Weston (Bloom) was Russell in The War Games, and De Haan in Planet of Evil
  • cinematographer Peter Chapman was a film cameraman on The Robots of Death, The Visitation, Black Orchid and Time Flight 
  • Dick Coles was also production designer on Underworld and Terminus
  • make-up designer Suzanne Jansen began her television career as an assistant on The Masque of Mandragora
  • for Clare Graham (production manager) and Chris Ferriday (props buyer) see Series 1
Flowers for the Judge
(UK TX: February 23 & March 2/Published 1936)
  • for director Michael Owen Morris see Series 1
  • Barrie Ingham (R Barnabas) was Alydon (pictured) in Dr. Who and the Daleks, then Prince Paris in The Myth Makers
  • Neil Daglish (M Barnabas) was Damon in Arc of Infinity
  • Patricia Maynard (Teddie) was Miss Winters in Robot
  • Roy Spencer (Foreman) was Manyak in The Ark, and Harris in Fury from the Deep
  • Christian Rodska (Sandy) voiced Laan Carder for Faith Stealer (BF, 2004) and the Reverend Small for Hornets Nest: The Dead Shoes
  • prolific Big Finish actor Christopher Benjamin (Coroner) first appeared in the classic run as Sir Keith Gold in Inferno, then as Colonel Hugh Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp, but is best known as Henry Gordon Jago from The Talons of Weng Chiang - he reprised the role for The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murders (2009) then the Jago and Litefoot audio series (2010 to the present), Voyage to VenusVoyage to the New World (both 2012), The Justice of Jalxar (2013), The Worlds of Doctor Who (2014), The Last Adventure: Stage Fright, The Haunting (both 2015) and The Beast of Kravenos (new for 2017) - he also voiced Tardelli for Grand Theft Cosmos (BF, 2008)
  • dubbing editor Ed Bazalgette directed the The Doctor's Meditation, The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived
  • Simon Wilson was also film recordist on The Green Death and The King's Demons
Mystery Mile (UK TX: March 9 & !6/Published 1930)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (Reverend Cush here; Kingston in The Case of the Late Pig, 1968) and Edward Kelsey (Willsmore) both appeared in The Creature from the Pit, as Organon and Edu respectivley - Bayldon later voiced an Unbound Doctor for both Auld Mortality (BF, 2003) and A Storm of Angels (BF, 2005), Kelsey was a Slave Buyer in The Romans: The Slave Traders, and Resno in The Power of the Daleks
  • Roger Hammond (Kettle) was Francis Bacon in The Chase: The Executioners, Dr. Runciman in Mawdryn Undead, and voiced Harold Withers for The Eternal Summer (BF, 2009)
  • Donald Bisset (Reverend Watts) was Colin McClaren in The Highlanders
  • John Tordoff (Knapp) was Alec Leeson in (episode 4 of) Colony in Space

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