Monday, 9 January 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Broadchurch, Series 1

This multi-award winning crime drama from Kudos
and Shine production companies was chosen to
launch the ITV Encore channel in June 2014, and another repeat run began last night.
Screenwriter and new Doctor Who showrunner
 Chris Chibnall (born 1970) devised Broadchurch
after his work on ITV1's long-running legal drama,
Law & Order: UK (2009-2014) motivated him to
expand his storytelling by asking "what happened
 to [the victim's relatives after] they left the 
screen?" Chibnall also scripted two sequel series 
for ITV and the ten-part American remake, 
Gracepoint, which premiered on Fox in October 
Here, newly promoted DI Alec Hardy (played by
David Tennant, pictured left) and DS Ellie Miller
(Olivia Coleman, right) investigate the discovery
of 11 year old Danny Latimer's body on the beach
at Broadchurch - a death that profoundly affects
the small seaside community in Dorset.
This series first aired over eight consecutive Monday nights in March and April 2013 (averaging almost ten million viewers), and also
featured Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill (as Reverend Paul 
Coates) and these twenty-two other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • creator and co-executive producer Chibnall was the co-producer and writer on the first two seasons of Torchwood, and also penned 42The Hungry EarthCold BloodDinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three - he will succeed Steven Moffat later this year
  • director (of three episodes) Euros Lyn also helmed The End of the World, The Unquiet DeadTooth and ClawThe Girl in the FireplaceThe Idiot's LanternFear HerThe Runaway BrideSilence in the LibraryForest of the DeadThe End of TimeThe Beast BelowMusic of the Spheres and (the first five episodes of) Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • director (of five episodes) James Strong also helmed The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Daleks in Manahattan, Evolution of the Daleks, Voyage of the DamnedPartners in Crime and Planet of the Dead
  • David Bradley (Jack Marshall) was Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and portrayed William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Olivia Colman (Ellie) was Mother in The Eleventh Hour
  • Tracey Childs (CS Jenkinson) was Metella in The Fires of Pompeii, and voiced Dr. Elizabeth Klein for nine Big Finish adventures [from Colditz (2001) to Klein's Story]A Thousand Tiny WingsSurvival of the FittestThe Architects of History (all 2010), UNIT: Dominion (2012), Persuasion, Starlight Robbery and Daleks Among Us (all 2013) - she also voiced the Figurehead for Time Works in 2006
  • another prolific Big Finish artist Susan Brown (Liz) was Bridget Spears in Torchwood: Children of Earth, and voiced Mary for 100: Bedtime Story (2007), Alice Withers for The Eternal Summer, Maud for Castle of Fear, Mrs. Withers and Mrs. Sowerby for Plague of the Daleks (all 2009), Margaret for both Deimos and The Resurrection of Mars, Eleanor Harvey for Return of the Krotons, Chief Engineer and Chanel for The Song of the Megaptera, Babs for Prison in Space (all 2010), and Kastrella for Death Match (2015)
  • Matthew Gravelle (Joe Miller) voiced Klinus for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (BF, 2014), and Doctor for Torchwood: Outbreak (BF, 2016)
  • Peter De Jersey (Young) was Androgar in The Day of the Doctor
  • Jonathan Bailey (Stevens) was Psi in Time Heist
  • Simon Ludders (Smith) was a Patient in New Earth, and Luke Palmer for Torchwood: Outbreak
  • Sanchia McCormack (Nicky) was a Housing Officer in Turn Left
  • Carolyn Pickles (Maggie) voiced Lady Meera for Army of Death (BF, 2011) and Cardinal Ollistra for Doom Coalition 4 (BF, 2017)
  • Simon Rouse (Danvers) was Hindle in Kinda, and voiced John Kincaid for The Witch from the Well (BF, 2011), and Drang for The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death (both 2016)
  • David Sibley (Lovegood) was Pralix in The Pirate Planet, and voiced Kurt Schalk for Persuasionand The Eminence for The Seeds of War (both 2013)Dark Eyes 2Dark Eyes 3 and Destroy the Infinite (all 2014), and Dark Eyes 4 (2015)
  • Marcus Garvey (Lawson) voiced Frank Spiggof for The Romance of Crime (BF, 2015)
  • Julian Seager (Local) was Big Red in Nightmare in Silver 
  • Scott Stevenson (Driver) was a Man in The Ring of Akhaten and The Name of the Doctor, a Submariner in Cold War, and the Dipped Man in The Crimson Horror
  • Clem So Driver) was a Mongolian in Asylum of the Daleks, an Artisan in The Angels Take Manhattan, a Tourist in The Day of the Doctor, a Clockwork Droid in Deep Breath, and a Bank Client in Time Heist
  • line producer Catrin Lewis Defis was associate producer on The Next DoctorThe End of Time, and Torchwood, and produced Music of the Spheres 
  • film editors Mike Jones and Tim Porter also edited a total of sixteen stories (from Rose to the present)
  • costume designer Ray Holman designed twenty-eight adventures (from Blink to The Husbands of River Song and Torchwood too)
  • Andrea Mear was also costume assistant on The End of Time, and forty-seven instalments of The Sarah Jane Adventures

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