Monday, 12 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Silent Witness, Series 13

The thirteenth season of this popular crime
 drama was first broadcast on BBC One in
the winter of 2010, and again starred regular
series actors, William Gaminara, Tom Ward,
and Emilia Fox as Home Office pathologists, Professor Leo Dalton, and doctors Harry Cunningham and Nikki Alexander.
The recurring character of Professor Janet
Mander (played by Jaye Griffiths) also
returned in three stories here, and the next
two seasons.
The ten-part series began another repeat run
on the Drama channel last night, and featured these eighteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Intent (UK TX: January 7 & 8)
  • Griffiths was Jac in The Magician's Apprentice and The Zygon Invasion, and voiced Daylin for Big Finish's The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices (2016)
  • Jonty Stephens (Alan) voiced Paravatar for 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (BF, 2013)
  • series costume designer Suzanne Cave and her assistant Becky Brown both worked on An Adventure in Space and Time
  • film editor Jamie McCoan edited Blink too
  • prosthetics designer Waldo Mason was a SFX assistant on Aliens of London
  • Tom Lucy was also the stunt co-ordinator on sixteen adventures (from Smith and Jones to The Next Doctor)
  • Gordon Seed was also a stuntman on twenty-one stories, and the stunt co-ordinator on another thirteen (from The Idiot's Lantern to Kill the Moon)
Voids (UK TX: January 14 & 15)
  • Emily Joyce (Muriel) voiced a Clockwork Droid in The Girl in the Fireplace
  • Big Finish actor Tim Treloar (DS Vedder) voiced Van Cleef for Return of the Rocket Men, the Lord President for Dark Eyes, the Ancient One for Gods and Monsters, Lord Jack for Destination Nerva, Tyron for The Burning Prince (all 2012), both Telephus and Cisyphus for Mask of Tragedy (2014), Ergu for The Exxilons, and narrated The Third Doctor Adventures (both 2015), Damascus (2016) and Gardeners' World (2017)
  • Tim Palmer was also the cinematographer on Let's Kill HitlerThe Wedding of River Song and Nightmare in Silver
Run (UK TX: January 21 & 22)
  • Alec Newman (Carmody) voiced Ed Driscoll for Blue Forgotten Planet (BF, 2009), and Dr. Julius for The Silent Scream (new for 2017)
Shadows (UK TX: January 28 & 29)
  • Farren Blackburn also directed The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Rings of Akhaten
  • Madeleine Rakic-Platt (Girl) was Ella in Forest of the Dead, and Lily Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Ian Gelder (Dr. Jacobs) voiced the Commander for Last of the Cybermen (BF, 2010)
  • Stephen Pehrsson was also the cinematographer on eleven episodes from, The Pandorica Opens to The Crimson Horror
  • stunt co-ordinator Steve Griffin was a stuntman on The Idiot's Lantern
  • Annabelle Dowler (Paramedic) was Walter's Mother in The Snowmen
Home (UK TX: February 4 & 5)
  • Paul Wilmhurst also directed Kill the MoonMummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas

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