Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Prime Suspect, Series 4

Granada's acclaimed, multi-award winning police 
procedural drama returned for a fourth season in the 
spring of 1995. Helen Mirren's role as Jane Tennison 
(now a Detective Superintendent) earned her a third
Emmy award and another BAFTA nomination.
Mirren was joined here by regular series actors John
Benfield (as Chief Superintendent Mike Kernan), 
Richard Hawley (DI Haskons), Mossie Smith (DC 
Havers), Jack Ellis (DI Muddyman), and newcomers Thomas Craig (DS Booth), Sophie Stanton (DS Cromwell), Cristopher John Hale (DC Bakari), and Christopher Fulford (DCI Mitchell). A fifth serial followed in October 1996.
The series, now comprised of three separate cases,
began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and 
featured seventeen Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

The Lost Child (UK TX: April 30)
  • Lesley Sharpe (Anne) played Sky Silvestry in Midnight
  • Robert Glenister (Hughes) was Salateen in The Caves of Androzani
  • Big Finish actor Adrian Lukis (Warwick) voiced Bragg for Cobwebs (2010), Byzan for The Children of Seth (2011), Harvey Marsh for The Justice of Jalxar (2013), and Professor Jeffrey Broderick for Counter Measures
  • Graham Seed (Doctor) voiced Pyerpoint for The Romance of Crime (BF, 2015)
  • Sam Cox (DCI Birnan) was DI Bishop in The Idiot's Lantern
  • clapper loader Tony Slater Ling was the cinematographer on The Vampires of Venice and Vincent and the Doctor
Inner Circles (UK TX: May 7)
  • writer Eric Deacon (Dr. Gordon in Prime Suspect 3) was Mykros in Timelash
  • Roger Milner (Norman) was Anicca in (part 1 of) Kinda
  • Albert Welling (Manager) was the titular Fúhrer in Let's Kill Hitler
  • Ralph Arliss (DCI Raymond) was Tuar in Planet of the Spiders
  • Martin Matthews (Councillor) was Kurster in The Androids of Tara
  • stuntman Jim Dowdall was a Guerilla in Day of the Daleks, a Guard in Genesis of the Daleks, and a Warnsman in Frontios (1)
The Scent of Darkness (UK TX: May 15)
  • Marc Warren (DC Dyson) was Elton Pope in Love & Monsters
  • Ray Fearon (Whitehouse) voiced Barlow Teveler for The Seeds of War (BF, 2013)
  • Tim Wallers (Motorist) was Childers in Victory of the Daleks, and voiced Justinian for The Secret History (BF, 2015)
  • Kate Ashfield (Helper) voiced Lieutenant Beth Stokes for Enemy of the Daleks (BF, 2009)
  • Heather Emmanuel (Nurse) was Tessa in The Android Invasion (4)

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