Thursday, 5 January 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Titanic (2012)

The centenary of the loss of RMS Titanic was marked by
ITV's big-budget costume drama, written by Downton
 Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. Titanic set out to paint
picture of Edwardian society, telling the stories of 
almost a hundred characters, both real and fictional,
from every social level.
Their narratives were developed and interwoven over the first three parts, each of which ended in a cliff-
hanger as the disaster unfolds. The final episode drew
all these separate strands together and revealed who survived the sinking.
The series first aired over four Sunday nights in March
and April 2012 (and two consecutive nights on
American TV), and concluded another repeat run on
ITV Encore last night.
The star-studded cast of Titanic, headed by Geraldine Somerville and Linus Roache, featured Jenna Louise
Coleman (pictured as Annie Desmond), Ruth Bradley
 (Mary Maloney), and sixteen other Doctor Who cast connections:

  • Toby Jones (Batley) played the Dream Lord in Amy's Choice, and voiced renegade Time Lord Kotris for Big Finish's Dark Eyes (2012), opposite Bradley
  • Celia Immrie (Grace) was Miss Kizlet in The Bells of Saint John, and voiced Dr. Elizabeth Bradley for Counter Measures (BF, 2013), Madame Tissot for Gallery of Ghouls, and Livia for Gallifrey: Enemy Lives (both 2016)
  • James Wilby (Bruce Ismay) voiced Tenebris for both The Acheron Pulse and The Shadow Heart (BF, 2012)
  • Lee Ross (Barnes) was the Boatswain in The Curse of the Black Spot
  • Sophie Winkleman (Dorothy) voiced Kelly Westwood for The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, both 2009)
  • Christine Kavanagh (Mrs. Thayer) was Aram in Timelash
  • Sylvestra Le Touzel (Lady Duff Gordon) made her TV debut, aged 10, in The Mind Robber, as a Child
  • Simon Paisley Day (Duff Gordon) was a Steward in The End of the World, and Rump in Face the Raven
  • Big Finish actor Miles Richardson (JJ Astor) was Captain Douglas Cavendish in both video spin-off dramas Downtime (1995) and Daemos Rising (2004), and voiced Charles Darwin for Bloodtide (2001), Irving Braxiatel for Zagreus (2003), Theatre of War (2015) and Gallifrey: Enemy Lines, and Black Rod for The Gunpowder Plot
  • Brian McCardie (First Officer Murdoch) voiced Alan Weir for Masters of Earth (BF, 2014)
  • Ben Bishop (Lyons) voiced Stone for The Justice of Jalxar (BF, 2013)
  • Pandora Colin (Countess of Rothes) voiced Fash for Prisoner of the Sun (BF, 2010)
  • Timothy West (Lord Pirie) voiced Kai Tobias for Phobos (2007), Ronald Turvey for Cuddlesome (2008), and Dr. Magnus Soames for House of Blue Fire (2011)
  • Jeff Mash (Valet) was Grant in Day of the Moon
  • Mark Lewis Jones (Evans) voiced Professor Oliver Mortlake for The Darkness of Glass (BF, 2015)
  • Olivia Darnley (Bessie) made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors as Kourtney

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