Monday, 13 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Casualty, Series 7

Regular series actors 
Derek Thompson, 
Cathy Shipton, Ian Bleasdale, Nigel 
Le Vaillant, Patrick Robinson, Maureen Beattie, Caroline 
Webster and Anne Kristen all returned for the seventh season 
of BBC One's long-running medical drama.
Joining the programme here were Joanna Foster (as manager Kate Miller),
Jason Riddington (SHO Rob Khalefa), Emma Bird (Maxine Price), Robert Daws (administrator Simon Eastman), Clive Mantle (Dr. Mike Barrett), whilst William Gaminara returned (to the role of Dr. Bower) for the last third of the 
run. Also introduced for this season only were Imogen Boorman, Nicola Jefferies and Ken Sharrock (as recurring characters Nikki Wyatt, receptionist Jenny and Kenny Price).
Foster, Riddington, Bird and Daws all left the show by the series' conclusion, 
whilst Le Vaillant and Beattie both chose to depart after two years service.
The new series (now with an increased quota of twenty-four episodes) was originally broadcast from September 1992 to February 1993, and featured 
Geoffrey Beevers and forty-eight Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • prolific Big Finish actor Christopher Benjamin (Lindall) first appeared as Sir Keith Gold in Inferno, then as Colonel Hugh Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp, but is best known as Henry Gordon Jago from The Talons of Weng Chiang - a role he reprised for The Mahogany Murders (2009) then the Jago and Litefoot audio series (2010 to the present), Voyage to Venus, Voyaage to the New World (both 2012), The Justice of Jalxar (2013), The Worlds of Doctor Who (2014), The Last Adventure: Stage Fright, The Haunting (both 2015) and The Beast of Kravenos (2017) - he also voiced Tardelli for Grand Theft Cosmos (2008)
  • Ron Donachie (PC Pewsey here; Sutcliffe, 1996; DI Hartley, 2015) was the Steward in Tooth and Claw
  • Ian Hogg (Morgan here; Fenner, 1995) was Josiah Samuel Smith in Ghost Light, and voiced General Voshkar for The Sandman (BF, 2002), and Albert for Protect and Serve (BF, 2012)
  • Nigel Humphreys (Davis, 1992; Poynton, 1995) was Bulic in Warriors of the Deep
  • Shane Rimmer (Rhinehart) was Seth Harper in The Gunfighters
  • another prolific Big Finish artist Susan Brown (Julie here; Joan, 1995; Pauline, 2014) 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, both 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)
  • Anne Reid (Barbara) was Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenric, and Florence Finnegan in Smith and Jones
  • John Normington (George here; Clarke, 2000; Sanderson, 2007) was Morgus in The Caves of Androzani, and Trevor Sigma in The Happiness Patrol
  • Ann Bell (Lydia here; Celia, 1999; Matty, 2006) voiced Sylvia O'Donnell for Thousand Tiny Wings (BF, 2010), Professor Gesima Cazalet for Night of the Stormcrow (BF, 2013), and Lisa Burrows for The Diary of River Song (BF, 2016)
  • Peter Gilmore (Lionel) was Brazen in Frontios
  • Michael Jayston (Ian here; Northwick, 2011)  played the Valeyard in The Trial of a Time Lord season, a role he reprised for Big Finish's Unbound: He Jests at Scars (2003), then Trial of the Valeyard (2014) and The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure (2015) - he also voiced the Tsar for Serpent Crest: Tsar Wars (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Helen Lederer (Maria here; Dr. Oppe, 2011) voiced Patricia Ryder for Death in Blackpool (BF, 2009)
  • Tenniel Evans (Summers here; Sylvester, 1999) was Major Daly in Carnival of Monsters
  • Simon Paisley Day (Extra) was a Steward in The End of the World, and Rump in Face the Raven
  • future Trainspotting and Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller (Matt) made his TV debut as a titular Child in Kinda
  • Harry Towb (Kelvin here; Brook, 2006) was Osgood in (episode 1 of) The Seeds of Death, and McDermott in Terror of the Autons
  • Lee Ross (Dave here; Ray, 1996) was the Boatswain in The Curse of the Black Spot
  • Jon Croft (Fred) was Tom Girton in The Daemons
  • real-life husband and wife Martin Jarvis (Bart) and Rosalind Ayres (Sarah) both starred in Jubilee (BF, 2003) as Nigel and Miriam Rochester - Jarvis was also Hilio in The Web Planet, Butler in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and the Governor in Vengeance on Varos
  • Philip Madoc (Mike) was Eelek in The Krotons, the War Lord in The War Games, Dr. Mehendri Solon in The Brain of Morbius, Fenner in The Power of Kroll, Brockley in the second Dalek film, and provided the voices of Rag Cobden for Return of the Krotons (BF, 2009), and Victor Schaeffer for Master (BF, 2003)
  • Rula Lenska (Circus Owner here; Vera, 2016) was Styles in Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Susan Penhaligon (Hattie here; Leila, 2003; Anne, 2013) was Lakis in (episodes 5 and 6 of) The Time Monster
  • David Sibley (Frank here; Parkes, 2015) 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)
  • Rebecca Callard (Suzie here; Connie, 1998) voiced Connie for Time Reef: A Perfect World (BF, 2008), and Shadrak for Harvest of the Sycorax (BF, 2016)
  • TP McKenna (Arthur here; Dr. Whitlock, 1997) and Christopher Guard (Hodges) both appeared in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy as Captain Cook and Bellboy respectively
  • Jeff Rawle (Jackson) was Plantagenet in Frontios, Lionel Harding in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge, and Mervyn Pinfield in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Michael Melia (Brennan) was a Terileptil in The Visitation
  • Chris Tranchell (Registrar) was Roger Colbert in The Massacre, Steven Jenkins in The Faceless Ones, and Andred in The Invasion of Time
  • Hywel Bennett (Lawson here; Wincott in Casualty @ Holby City, 2005) was Rynian in The Chase
  • Stephen Moore (Kevin) was Silurian Eldane in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, and voiced Clark Goodman for both The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, 2009)
  • Angela Pleasence (Sonia here; Catherine, 2009) was Queen Elizabeth in The Shakespeare Code
  • Victor Winding (Billy) was Spencer in The Faceless Ones
  • Michael Cashman (Paynter) and Keith Drinkel (Easton) both appeared in Time Flight as First Officer Bilton and Roger Scobie - the latter also voiced Henry Hallam for Catch 1782 (BF, 2005), and the Cinder for Frostfire (BF, 2007)
  • Julia Hills (Carole here; Caroline Miller/Joyner, 2004/5; Cathy, 2012) voiced Qureshi for The Bounty of Ceres (BF, 2014), Phillipa Gregson for Doom Coalition 2 (BF, 2016), and Sera for The War Doctor 4 (BF, 2017)
  • John Duttine (Howard here; Foster, 1995; Fletcher, 2001; Jennings, 2003) voiced Hector for Exotron (BF, 2007)
  • René Zagger (Rick here; Smith, 2004; Durante, 2014) was Padra in Utopia
  • Paul Bazely (Watson here; Brennan, 2006) was Ven-Garr in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
  • Andrew Burt (Locke) was Valgard in Terminus
  • Daniel Hill (Clive here; Howatt, 2008; Barton, 2014) was Chris Parsons in Shada, and voiced Percy Noggins for Hornet's Nest: The Stuff of Nightmares (AudioGo, 2009)
  • Julian Holloway (Jim) was Paterson in Survival
  • Robert Duncan (Taylor here; Peter Hayes, 1995/6) voiced Borthwick for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007), Pallister for The Entropy Plague, and Mr. Thomas for Damaged Goods (BF, both 2015)
  • Matt Bardock (Terry here; Jeff Collier, 2007-14) was Al in Flatline
  • Ian Gelder (Jeremy here; Chambers, 1997; Swain, 2004) voiced the Commander for Last of the Cybermen (BF, 2010)
  • John Cater (Bernard) was Professor Krimpton in The War Machines
  • James Blackwell (PC Roberts here; Driver/Officer, 1993; Sergeant, 1994/AFM, 1996, 1998) was the first assistant director on Partners in Crime
  • producer Michael Ferguson was the director of The War Machines, The Seeds of Death, The Ambassadors of Death and The Claws of Axos
  • location manager Val McCrimmon was an AFM on fifty-one episodes (from The Sensorites to Remembrance of the Daleks)

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