Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Prime Suspect, Series 3

Actors Helen Mirren (as DCI Jane Tennison), 
Tom Bell (DS Bill Otley), Richard Hawley (DC Haskons), Philip Wright (DC Lillie), and John 
Benfield (CS Mike Kernan) all returned for the third season of Granada's acclaimed, multi-award winning police procedural drama.
Originally shown in December 1993, the 
serial earned its second Emmy Award (for 
Outstanding Miniseries) and Mirren won her 
third Best Actress BAFTA.
The two-part case (again written by Lynda
La Plante and subtitled The Keeper of Souls
concluded another repeat run on ITV3 last 
night, and featured Peter Capaldi (pictured 
as transvestite Vera Reynolds), Mark Strong, 
David Thewlis, Ciarán Hinds, Danny Dyer, 
and thirteen other Doctor Who cast and 
crew connections:

  • Michael J Shannon (Hunter) voiced Uglosi for Nevermore (BF, 2010), and Dr. Hugo Macht for The Shield of Jotunn (BF, 2015)
  • Struan Rodger (Supt. Halliday) provided the voice of the Face of Boe in New Earth and Gridlock, and was Clayton in The Woman Who Lived
  • Terrence Hardiman (Comm. Chiswick) 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)
  • Andrew Woodall (DI Dalton) depicted Rex Tucker in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Kelly Hunter (Smithy) was the Shadow Architect in The Stolen Earth and The Magician's Apprentice 
  • Jonny Lee Miller (Field) made his TV debut as a titular Child in Kinda
  • Christopher Fairbank (DCI Lyall) voiced the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (BF, 2010), and Doc Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009), then appeared as Fenton in Flatline
  • Gilbert Wynne (Frampton) was Thara in The Krotons
  • Big Finish artist Rowena Cooper (Mrs. Kennington) voiced Emily Shaw for both The Last Post (2012) and The Cloisters of Terror (2015), Mother Superior for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield 3: The Unbound Universe, Jean Bazemore for Jago & Litefoot 11, and Queen Victoria for both Torchwood: The Victorian Age and The Torchwood Archive (all 2016)
  • Eric Deacon (Doctor) was Mykros in Timelash
  • Joseph Greig (Caretaker) was a titular alien in The Sensorites
  • stunt co-ordinator Terry Forrestal was a Tractor Driver in K9 and Company
  • Stuart Brisdon was also the VFX designer on Mawdryn Undead, The Caves of Androzani, The Twin Dilemma and Remembrance of the Daleks

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