Thursday, 3 November 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Wycliffe, Series 4

Jack Shepherd returned as WJ Burley's Cornish detective
 for the fourth season (first broadcast in 1997) of HTV's popular crime drama, and was again joined by Jimmy 
Yuill, Helen Masters (as Inspectors Kersey and Lane), 
Tim Wylton (Fransk), Charlie Hayes (Ruth) and Lynne 
Farleigh (Helen). Michael Attwell (Isbur in The Ice Warriors and Bates in Attack of the Cybermenjoined
 the cast here as DCC Stevens.
Another repeat run of the nine-part series (including
a Christmas special) began on ITV3 last night, and featured David Bradley (as Joe Mawnan in the fourth mystery) and thirty other Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

Strangers Home (UK TX: June 29)
  • director (here and Series 5) Alan Wareing also helmed The Greatest Show in the GalaxyGhost Light and Survival
  • Frances White (Marian) was Cassandra in The Myth Makers
  • Big Finish actor Michael Cochrane (Price) was Charles Cranleigh in Black Orchid, Redvers Fenn-Cooper in Ghost Light, and voiced Lt. Col. Brook for No Man's Land (2006), Murgat for Brotherhood of the Daleks (2008), Colonel Spindleton for Trail of the White Worm and The Oseidon Adventure (both 2012), Chivers for Destiny of the Doctor: The Time Machine (2013), and Geralk for The Fate of Krelos and Return to Telos (both 2015)
  • Clive Kneller (Wisson) was Collier in (part 1 of) Enlightenment
Close to Home (UK TX: July 6)
  • Elizabeth Rider (Trisha) provided the ATMOS voice for The Sontaran Stratagem and was Linda in The Time of the Doctor, and voiced Galatea for The Well-Mannered War (BF, 2015)
  • Sharon Duce (Supt. Le Page) was Control in Ghost Light
  • Steve Whyment (Tregeen) was an uncredited extra on The Keeper of Traken and Snakedance
  • Nick Wilkinson (Tyzack) was a stuntman on The Next Doctor
On Account (UK TX: July 13)
  • writer Kevin Clarke (here and Series 5: Land's End) scripted Silver Nemesis too
  • Judy Norman (Shirley) was Ma in Gridlock
  • Big Finish artist Paul Panting (Baldry) voiced Maylon, Geoff and Llangragen for Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, Brabbeko for Revenge of the Swarm (both 2014), Drell for Mistfall (2015), and Fyrax for The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death (both 2016)
Lone Voyager (UK TX: July 20)
  • Vincent Brimble (Davis) was Tarpok in Warriors of the Deep
  • Richard Willis (Brown) was Varsh in Full Circle
  • Patrick Romer (Foreman) voiced Dr. Andrew Szabo for Thicker Than Water (BF, 2005)
Seen A Ghost (UK TX: July 27)
  • Emily Joyce (Morna) voiced a Clockwork Droid in The Girl in the Fireplace
  • Tamsin Greig (Dr. Hinkley) was the Nurse in The Long Game
  • Mark Kempner (Auctioneer) was a Cabbie in Deep Breath
Bad Blood (UK TX: August 3)
  • John Hallam (Penmore) was Light (pictured) in Ghost Light
  • Big Finish actor Nick Brimble (Durden) voiced Shreeni for Exotron (2007), Dudley Jackson for The Eternal Summer (2009), Kith for Max Warp (2008), and Olaf Eriksson for The Book of Kells (2010)
  • Peter Lee-Wilson (Kessell) was Tommo in The End of Time, Part 1
To Sup With the Devil (UK TX: August 10)
  • director (here and part 8) Graeme Harper also helmed The Caves of Androzani and Revelation of the Daleks after serving as assistant floor manager on Colony in Space and Planet of the Spiders and production assistant on The Seeds of Doom and Warriors' Gate - he went on to direct thirteen episodes of the revived series (from Rise of the Cybermen to The Waters of Mars), Time Crash and The Sarah Jane Adventures
Old Crimes, New Times (UK TX: August 17)
  • Jim Norton (Owens) voiced Major Thomas Kennet for Scream of the Shalka
  • John D. Collins (Armstrong) was Talor in Arc of Infinity
  • Alan Rowe (Minister) was Dr. Evans and Space Control voice in The Moonbase, Edward of Wessex in The Time Warrior, James Skinsale in Horror of Fang Rock, and Garif in Full Circle
Dance of the Scorpions (UK TX: December 27)
  • prolific Big Finish artist Jane Slavin (Hazel) voiced Valerie Carlton for The Valley of Death (2011), Teesha for The Acheron Pulse (2012), Ligeia for The Auntie Matter, the Laan for The Sands of Life, Halka for The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase (all 2013), Blakemore for The Romance of Crime, Harriet for The English Way of Death, Cadinot for The Well-Mannered War, the President for The Early Adventures: The Yes Men, both Ancient Nun and Brenda for The Cloisters of Terror (all 2015), Medea for both The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death, and Shopkeeper for The Trouble With Drax (all 2016)
  • Leslie Grantham (Durno) was Kiston in Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Steven Rimkus (Parsons) was Captain Bates in The Curse of Fenric
  • Marc Warren (DC Swarland) was Elton in Love & Monsters
  • Tim Faraday (Cropman) was Tom's Dad in Fear Her
  • cinematographer John Walker was a film cameraman on Horror of Fang RockThe Androids of TaraCity of DeathEnlightenmentPlanet of FireThe Caves of AndrozaniThe Twin DilemmaThe Two Doctors and Revelation of the Daleks

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