Saturday, 11 March 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Inspector Morse, Series 6

The sixth season of Central's classic crime drama
was first screened on ITV in the winter of 1992, 
and won another BAFTA Best Drama prize.
BAFTA Best Actor nominee John Thaw, Kevin 
Whately, and James Grout again portrayed the 
Oxford-based detectives, Morse and Lewis, and 
their boss Superintendent Strange. Morse creator, 
Colin Dexter again made cameo appearances here.
The five-part series (all original screenplays)
began another repeat run on ITV3 today, and 
featured another thirty-two Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

Dead On Time (TX: February 26)
  • Samantha Bond (Helen) played Miss Wormwood in The Sarah Jane Adventures pilot, Invasion of the Bane and Enemy of the Bane, and voiced Mother Baroque for Big Finish's The Scapegoat (2009)
  • David Haig (Rhodes) was Pangol in The Leisure Hive
  • Joanna David (Susan) voiced Mrs. Audley for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Christopher Owen (Solicitor) was the Earthling in Meglos
  • Richard Hampton (Coroner) was a Villager in The Visitation
  • Adrian Dunbar (Marriat) voiced McCarthy for Brave New Town (BF, 2008)
  • Vincent Pickering (Exchange Man) began his TV career as Sagan in Warriors' Gate
Happy Families (TX: March 11)
  • Martin Clunes (Balcombe) was Lon in Snakedance
  • Anna Massey (Lady Emily) voiced Miss Pollard for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007)
  • George Raistrick (Sir John) also made his television debut on the classic series, as a Guard in Day of the Daleks
  • Rupert Graves (Billy) was John Riddell in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • Jamie Foreman (Chas) was Eddie Connolly in The Idiot's Lantern
  • Robert Demeger (Scientist) was the Preacher in The Shakespeare Code
  • Richard Ireson (Pathologist) was a Soldier in The Mind Robber and Axus in The Krotons
  • assistant editor Michael Feinberg was the sound editor on The Lazarus Experiment and ten instalments of The Sarah Jane Adventures
The Death of the Self (TX: March 25)
  • Frances Barber (Nicole) was Madame Kovarian throughout the Series six story arc
  • Alan Rowe (Haines) was Dr. Evans and Space Control voiced in The Monnbase, Edward of Wessex in The Time Warrior, James Skinsale in Horror of Fang Rock, and Garif in Full Circle
  • Allan Mitchell (Coroner) was Wagstaffe in Spearhead from Space
Absolute Conviction (TX: April 8)
  • Diana Quick (Hilary) voiced Prime for Scream of the Shalka
  • Richard Wilson (Thornton) was Dr. Constantine in The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances
  • Robert Pugh (Harris) was Tony Mack in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, and voiced Emmett Burrows for The Diary of River Song 2 (BF, 2017)
  • Cheryl Hall (Laura) was Shirna in Carnival of Monsters
  • Steven Mackintosh (DS Cheetham) was Gazak in Timelash
  • Jim Broadbent (Bennett) had twice depicted the Doctor - in Terror of the Ming Mongs, a sketch for Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV (1987) and for Comic Relief's The Curse of Fatal Death
  • Pete Lee Wilson (Paul) was Tommo in The End of Time
  • Jonathan Firth (Peter) voiced John for The Doomwood Curse (BF, 2008)
  • Phil Davis (Sherman) was Lucius Petrus Dextrus in The Fires of Pompeii, and voiced Titus for The Cannibalists (BF, 2009)
  • Preston Lockwood (Chaplain) was Dojjen, also in Snakedance
Cherubim & Seraphim (TX: April 15)
  • Isla Blair (Janey) was Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam in The King's Demons, and voiced Paula for Exotron (BF, 2007)
  • Ian Reddington (Oakley) was the Chief Clown (pictured) in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, and voiced Nobody No-One, the Word Lord for A Death in the Family (BF, 2010)
  • Sorcha Cusack (Joyce) voiced Mary for Dark Eyes 4 (BF, 2015)
  • Christopher Benjamin (Furlong) first appeared in the classic series as Sir Keith Gold in Inferno, then as Colonel Hugh Curbishley in The Unicorn and the Wasp thirty-eight years later, but is best known as Henry Gordon Jago from The Talons of Weng Chiang - he reprised the role for The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murders (2009) then Big Finish's Jago and Litefoot audio series (2010 to the present), Voyage to VenusVoyage to the New World (both 2012), The Justice of Jalxar (2013), The Worlds of Doctor Who (2014), The Last Adventure: Stage FrightThe Haunting (both 2015) and The Beast of Kravenos (2017) - he also voiced Tardelli for Grand Theft Cosmos (BF, 2008)

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