Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Casualty, Series 4

Regular series actors Derek Thompson, Brenda Fricker, Cathy Shipton, Eddie Nestor, Geoffrey Leesley and Susan Franklyn all returned for the fourth season of BBC One's long-running medical drama.
Joining the programme here
were Tam Hoskyns (as SHO
Lucy Perry), William Gaminara
(Dr. Andrew Bower), Belinda
Davison (student nurse Alex
Spencer), Ian Bleasdale
(paramedic Josh Griffiths), Vivienne McKone (receptionist Julie Stevens) and Robson Green (porter Jimmy Powell). Gaminara appeared in just four episodes (then became a regular cast member on The Bill and Silent Witness), whilst Nestor, Franklyn, Hoskyns, Davidson, and McKone all left at the series' conclusion.
The new series (now with a slightly increased run of twelve episodes) was originally broadcast from September to December 1989, and featured Colin Baker (as Colin Miles), Mary Tamm (Virginia Wilson), Sarah Sutton (Sarah Dryden) and twenty-five other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Sean Pertwee (PC Johns) made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors
  • Christopher Driscoll (Rulton) was the Security Guard in The Idiot's Lantern
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw (Beverley) voiced Audrey McShane for Big Finish's Love and War (2012)
  • Russell Hunter (Crew) was Commander [Kiy] Uvanov in The Robots of Death
  • David Kinder (Cumming) made his TV debut as Billy in Delta and the Bannermen
  • Shirin Taylor (Helen here; Joan, 1993; Sharon, 1995; Michelle, 2005) was a Camper in (part 3 of) The Stones of Blood, and a Customer in Dragonfire
  • Mark Straker (PC Rogers) and Christopher Whittingham (Dr. Grimes here; Dr. Clifton, 2005) both made their TV debuts in Earthshock as the Second Trooper (1) and Second Crewman (2) respectively
  • Chris Jury (DC Monahan here; Skinner, 1994 & writer two episodes, 2000/01) was Deadbeat in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Christopher Villiers (Lewis here; Major, 2005) was Hugh Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, Professor Moorhouse in Mummy on the Orient Express, and voiced Cacothis for Absolution (BF, 2007)
  • Jonathan Caplan (Registrar) was Roskal in Planet of Fire
  • Andrew Robertson (Offenbach here; Harkness, 1999) was Mr. Fibuli in The Pirate Planet
  • June Page (Jean) was Keara in Full Circle
  • Ivor Roberts (Davies) was Mogran in Genesis of the Daleks (3)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Cunningham) was Hal in The Time Warrior
  • David Savile (Stevens) was Lieutenant Jeremy Carstairs in The War Games, Professor Winser in The Claws of Axos, and Colonel Charles Crichton in The Five Doctors
  • Paul Lowther (Mike) was a Knight in The King's Demons (1), and an Orderly in Frontios (1)
  • Julian Glover (Richardson here; Farrow, 2011) was King Richard in The Crusade, and Scaroth in City of Death
  • script editor Jane Tranter was made Head of Drama at the BBC in 2000, then was responsible for commissioning the revived run of Doctor Who in 2003 with Lorraine Heggessey
  • director Steve Goldie began his career as the AFM on The Armageddon Factor (6), and worked on Termius as production manager
  • Rita Dunn was the PA on Snakedance too
  • location manager Diana Barton was the line producer on twenty-two stories (from A Christmas Carol to The Crimson Horror)
  • Joanna Newbery was the AFM on Time and the Rani too
  • PA Carole Bisset was the director's assistant on The Leisure Hive
  • Alexandra Todd was the PA on The Greatest Show in the Galaxy too

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