Friday, 6 January 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Whitechapel, Series 2

The second series of Carnival Films' dark 
and gritty crime drama was again written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, and first 
aired on ITV1 in October 2010. Seasons 
one and two were shown together on 
BBC America in a complete six-part run
- entitled The Walk of Terror and The 
Legend Rising respectively.
The recurring motif of Whitechapel, the recreation of historic East End crimes, continued here with murders that echoed 
those committed by the Kray twins in the 1960's.
Actors Rupert Penry-Jones (as DI Chandler), Phil Davis (DS Miles), Sam Stockman (DC Kent), Steve Pemberton
(Ripperologist Edward Buchan), and Alex Jennings (Commander Anderson) all returned for this new case, and were joined 
by Ben Bishop (as DC Mansell). Blackpool-born actor Craig Parkinson played 
both Jimmy and Johnny Brooks, brothers supposedly descended from the Krays.
Another repeat run of the second, three-part season began on ITV Encore last 
night, and featured fourteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Peter Serafinowicz (DCI Tobin Cazenove) provided the voice of the Fisher King in Before the Flood
  • Trevor Martin (Daneford) was the first actor to portray the Doctor on stage in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday in 1974 and for the subsequent Big Finish adaptation (2008) - he was the second Time Lord in (part 10 of) The War Games, and also voiced multiple roles for The Paradise of Deaththen Professor Capra for Flip-Flop (BF, 2003)
  • Andrew Tiernan (Dukes) was Mr. Purcell in Night Terrors
  • Lee Moulds (Ronnie Kray) was an Assistant Director in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Chrissie Cotterill (Angie) was Madame Vernet in Vincent and the Doctor
  • Trevor Michael Georges (Sergeant) was the Vicar in The Runaway Bride
  • Lacey Bond (Barmaid) was a Serving Woman in The End of Time
  • Tom Lucy was also the stunt co-ordinator on sixteen episodes (from Smith and Jones to The Next Doctor)
  • stuntman Curtis Rivers doubled for John Barrowman (as Captain Jack Harkness) in UtopiaThe Sound of Drums and Torchwood
  • Mark Davis was film editor on The Bells of Saint John too
  • James Blackwell was first assistant director on Partners in Crime too
  • Pete Scott was also electrician on A Christmas Carol and Closing Time
  • production buyer Cathy Cosgrove began her TV career on Delta and the Bannermen
  • Emma Woodcock was also the location manager on Voyage of the Damned and Turn Left

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