Saturday, 18 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Inspector Morse, Series 2

John Thaw and Kevin Whateley returned as Oxford-
based detectives, Morse and Lewis, for the second 
run of Central's iconic crime drama series, which first 
aired in the winter of 1987/88. The opening serial was 
later novelised as The Jewel That Was Ours in 1991. 
Parts two and four were based on the original Morse mysteries - Last Bus to Woodstock (1975) and Last
 Seen Wearing (1976) were Colin Dexter's first novels 
(the screenplay for the third mystery was provided by Charles Wood).
The season (again produced by Kenny McBain) began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and featured 
twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

The Wolvercote Tongue 
(UK TX: Christmas Day 1987)
  • Simon Callow (Kemp) reprised his role of Charles Dickens (pictured) from The Unquiet Dead, for a cameo in The Wedding of River Song
  • Kenneth Cranham (Downes) voiced Tom Cardwell for Big Finish's Blood of the Daleks (2007)
  • Roberta Taylor (Sheila) voiced Berengaria for The Holy Terror (BF, 2000), and Angela Wisher for Cuddlesome (BF, 2008)
  • Christine Kavanagh (Lucy) was Aram in Timelash, and voiced Patience for Cold Fusion (BF, 2016)
  • John Bloomfield (Aldrich) was actually the costume designer for The Face of Evil, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Maureen Morris (Nurse) provided the voice of the Great One for Planet of the Spiders
  • for film editor Michael Feinberg, and stuntmen Terry Forrestal and Valentino Musetti, see my blog for The Dead of Jericho
Last Seen Wearing (UK TX: March 8 1988)
  • Glyn Houston (Craven) played Professor Watson in The Hand of Fear, and Colonel Ben Wolsey in The Awakening
  • Big Finish actor Philip Bretherton (Acum) voiced Plenipotentiary Suskind for Arrangements for War (2004), Scrivener for Recorded Time, Darcy, D'Urberville and Heathcliffe for A Most Excellent Match (both 2011), and Vituperon for The Devil's Armada (2014)
  • Julia Sawalha (Rachel) was Emma in The Curse of Fatal Death
  • James Grout (CS Strange) voiced Ian Chesterton for Whatever Happened to Susan?
The Settling of the Sun (UK TX: March 15)
    • Anna Calder Marshall (Jane) voiced Mathilda Pierce for Scream of the Shalka
    • Eiji Kusuhara (Li) was a Chinaman in Four to Doomsday, and voiced Professor Toshio Shimura for Enemy of the Daleks (BF, 2010)
    • Tim Barker (Thomas) was Harold V in The Happiness Patrol
    • Llewellyn Rees (Robson) was the President in The Deadly Assassin
    • Michael Goldie (Tramp) was Craddock in The Dalek Invasion of Earth, and Elton Laleham in The Wheel in Space
    • Derek Fowlds (Friedman) voiced Claude for The Elixir of Doom (BF, 2014)
    Last Bus to Woodstock (UK TX: March 22)
    • Terrence Hardiman (Palmer) was Hawthorne in The Beast Belowand voiced King Sitirc for The Book of Kells (BF, 2010), Reverend Dobbs for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011), and Stackhouse for The English Way of Death (BF, 2014)
    • Shirley Dixon (Margaret) provided the voice of Skagra's Ship in Shada
    • Ian Sears (Sanders) was Brendan Richards in K9 and Company

    No comments:

    Post a Comment