Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. Scrooge (1970)

This musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was released in 1970, and remains the only live-
action version of the story to be nominated for Oscars. 
Scrooge is a faithful retelling of the original novella 
(published in 1843), with a stellar cast led by Albert 
Finney (winner of a Golden Globe award for his role of 
that legendary miser, Ebenezer Scrooge), Alec Guinness (Jacob Marley), and Kenneth More (Ghost of Christmas Present). 
Shown again on channel Five on Christmas Day, the film featured two future Unbound Doctors, David Collings 
(as Bob Cratchit) and Geoffrey Bayldon (Pringle), and twelve other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Mary Peach (Wife) played Astrid Ferrirer (pictured) in The Enemy of the World
  • Derek Francis (Gentleman) was Nero in The Romans
  • Reg Lever (Punch & Judy Man) was the Joker in The Celestial Toymaker: The Hall of Dolls
  • Keith Marsh (Well wisher) was Conway in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD
  • Stephen Garlick (Child) was Ibbotson in Mawdryn Undead
  • Graham Armitage and Kenneth Waller (both Guests) were Barney in (episode 1 of) The Macra Terror, and Hedges in The Invisible Enemy (2) respectively
  • John Owens (Extra) was Thorpe in The Daemons
  • stuntman Martin Grace was a Thal in Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • John Cox, Gerald Larn and Maurice Gillett all worked on both Dalek films too, as sound supervisor, matte painter and electrician respectively

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