Saturday, 25 February 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Prime Suspect, Series 5

Granada's acclaimed, multi-award winning police
procedural drama returned in October 1996. 
Helen Mirren's role as Detective Superintendent 
Jane Tennison earned her further Emmy award
and BAFTA nominations, and the serial won
 another Outstanding Mini-series Emmy.
Mirren was joined by David O'Hara (as DS Rankine), Julia Lane (DI Devanney), John 
Brobbey (DC Adeliyeka), and John McArdle
(DCS Ballinger).
This two-part case (subtitled Errors of 
Judgement, and now based in Manchester
began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and featured seven Doctor Who cast and crew 

  • Steven Mackintosh (the Street) played Gazak (pictured) in Timelash
  • Ray Emmet Brown (Johns) voiced 'No. 16' for Big Finish's House of Blue Fire (2011)
  • Joe Jacobs (Lafferty) was a Guard in The Pandorica Opens
  • Andy Devine (Reporter) began his TV career as an uncredited Draconian in Frontier in Space
  • director Philip Davis was Lucius Petrus Dextrus in The Fires of Pompeii, and voiced Titus for The Cannibalists (BF, 2009)
  • production manager Des Hughes was the line producer on eight stories (from The Snowmen to The Time of the Doctor) - he had a cameo in The Five(ish) Doctors too
  • Peter Brayham was also the stunt co-ordinator on The Christmas InvasionNew Earth and School Reunion

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