Friday, 4 November 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Whitechapel, Series 4

Carnival Films' dark and gritty crime drama returned to ITV for a fourth and final run in 
the autumn of 2013. Again scripted by series creators Ben Court and Caroline Ip, the cast 
was once more headed by Rupert Penry-Jones
as Metropolitan Police inspector, Joe Chandler (pictured right). 
Also reprising their regular roles were former Doctor Who guest stars Phil Davis 
(as DS Ray Miles, left), Steve Pemberton 
(Edward Buchan, centre), Claire Rushbrook
(Dr. Caroline Llewellyn), and Sam Stockman
(DC Emerson Kent). Ben Bishop and Hannah Walters also returned as detectives Mansell 
and Riley. 
The recurring motif of Whitechapel - the recreation of historic East End murders 
(again researched here by fictional Ripperologist, Buchan) - focused on unusual 
and supernatural cases, now linked with espionage and conspiracy theories. 
For the BBC America DVD release, the three stories were titled The Real Enemy, 
The Force of Injustice and To This End respectively. Another repeat run of this
six-part season began on ITV Encore last night, and featured twenty-five further Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Angela Pleasence (Louise Iver) appeared briefly in The Shakespeare Code as Queen Elizabeth I
  • Daisy Beaumont (Stella Knight) was Maisie Pitt in Mummy on the Orient Express
  • Georgine Anderson (Cecilia Cade) and Natasha Williams (Anne) both starred in Gridlock, as May Cassini and Pharmacist respectively
  • Brian Protheroe (Wingfield) voiced Bob Gell and Captain O'Brien for Big Finish's Eldrad Must Die! (2013)
  • Sophie Miller Sheen (Sophie) was Clara's friend in The Snowmen
  • Michael Fitzgerald (Dunn) was the Duke of Manhattan in New Earth
  • Joan Blackham (Lady Allsbridge) was the Woman in Dark Water
  • Ann Davies (Angela) was Jenny in The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  • Mandeep Dhillon (Sabima) has been cast in Series 10
  • stunt performers Danielle de Costa, Gary Hoptrough and Rob Hunt all worked on the revived series
  • series producer Patrick Schweitzer was the location manager on The Runaway Bride, and the production manager on six stories (from Smith and Jones to Utopia), then produced another thirteen instalments (from The Eleventh Hour to The Big Bang)
  • director Daniel Nettheim also helmed The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion
  • director Jon East was co-executive CBBC producer on The Infinite Quest
  • Owen McPolin was also the cinematographer on The Eleventh HourThe Doctor's Wife, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex
  • Anthony Combes was the film editor on The Wedding of River Song too
  • series hair stylist/make-up artist Emma Cowen was make-up supervisor on eight adventures (from The Time of the Doctor to Last Christmas)
  • series special make-up effects artist Paul McGuinness was Drathro in The Mysterious Planet
  • Amy Pickwoad worked on a total of eighteen stories (from The Impossible Astronaut to Deep Breath), as art director then stand-by director
  • John Cooling was stand-by rigger on Turn Left too
  • Will Pope was also stand-by carpenter on sixty-one episodes (from Love & Monsters to The Name of the Doctor), Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Neal Champion was the SFX supervisor on An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • Rory Herbert was also script supervisor on five episodes (from A Town Called Mercy to The Name of the Doctor)

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