Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Prime Suspect, Series 6

Granada's acclaimed, multi-award winning
police procedural drama was revived in 
November 2003, after a seven-year hiatus.
Helen Mirren's role as Detective Superintendent
 Jane Tennison and the serial earned four further BAFTA and three Emmy awards nominations.
Mirren co-starred here with Ben Miles (as DCI 
Finch), Mark Strong (DCS Hall), Sam Hazeldine
 (DC Butcher), and Tanya Moodie (DC Grieves).
The penultimate, two-part case (subtitled The 
Last Witness and again set in London) began 
another repeat run on ITV3 last night and 
featured twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Liam Cunningham (West) played Captain Zhukov in Cold War
  • Rupert Frazer (Giblin) voiced Dr. Say Findecker for Big Finish's The Butcher of Brisbane (2012)
  • Barnaby Kay (DC Phillips) was Heidi in The Girl Who Died, and voiced Martin Donaldson for Dark Eyes 4: A Life in the Day (BF, 2015), and Commander Thrakken for The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices (BF, 2016)
  • Finlay Robertson (Vagrant) was Larry Nightingale (pictured) in Blink
  • Robert Pugh (DS Simms) was Tony Mack in The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood
  • Frank Finlay (Tennison here and The Final Act) voiced Old Jacob for 100: Bedtime Story (BF, 2007)
  • Davyd Harries (Lawyer) was Shapp in The Armageddon Factor
  • Julia Joyce (Lukic's daughter) had doubled for Billie Piper in Father's Day as young Rose, and was Holly Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Stephen Cranford (Officer) was a Dalek operator in The Curse of Fatal Death, and the Covellitor in Devious (included on The War Games DVD)
  • St. John O'Rorke was the film editor on The Time of the Doctor too
  • first assistant director Stephen Woolfenden was the director of Nightmare in Silver
  • Will Pope was also the stand-by carpenter on sixty-one episodes (from Love & Monsters to The Name of the Doctor), The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood
  • Nick Roberts was also the ADR recordist on The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Cold Blood and The Lodger
  • stunt co-ordinator Paul Heasman was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis, and the stunt arranger on Survival
  • Lee Sheward was also the stunt co-ordinator on eleven instalments (from The End of the World to The End of Time), and Torchwood: Miracle Day
  • stunt co-ordinator Gareth Milne was George Cranleigh in Black Orchid, a Mortuary Attendant in Vengeance on Varos, and doubled for Peter Davison on Warriors of the Deep

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