Sunday, 30 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library

Agatha Christie's second Marple mystery
(her thirty-first novel) was published in 
1942, and was the first story adapted for 
the BBC's acclaimed Miss Marple TV series. 
After appearing in the stage version of Christie's Appointment With Death in 1945,
Joan Hickson (1906-1998) received a note
from the writer that read "I hope one day
you will play my dear Miss Marple."
The Body in the Library was first shown
over three consecutive nights at Christmas 1984, and introduced Hickson in the 
definitive portrayal of Marple (she had 
starred opposite Margaret Rutherford's 
Jane Marple in Murder She Said in 1961).
The Hampshire village of Nether Wallop doubled as the fictional St. Mary Mead, and the series endured until 1992. The serial was shown again on the Alibi channel yesterday, and featured fifteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Moray Watson (Bantry) played Sir Robert Muir in Black Orchid
  • Valentine Dyall (Lorrimer) first appeared as the Black Guardian in The Armageddon Factor, then the trilogy of season 20 stories
  • Frederick Jaeger (Colonel Melchett) was Jano (pictured) in The Savages, Sorenson in Planet of Evil, and Professor Marius in The Invisible Enemy
  • Hugh Walters (Prescott) was William Shakespeare in The Chase, Runcible in The Deadly Assassin, Vogel in Revelation of the Daleks, and voiced Roderick Allingham for Big Finish's The Fearmonger (2000)
  • Keith Drinkel (Gaskell) was Roger Scobie in Time Flight, and voiced Henry Hallam for Catch 1782 (BF, 2005), and the Cinder for Frostfire (BF, 2007)
  • Martyn Read (McLean) was a Security Guard in Silver Nemesis
  • Stephen Churchett (Reeve) was Bill in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Astra Sheridan (Pamela) was a Yellow Kang in Paradise Towers
  • Karen Seacombe (Florrie) was Sandra in The Lodger, and Meg in The Woman Who Lived
  • Arthur Bostrom (Bartlett) voiced Arken for Scaredy Cat (BF, 2005)
  • for cinematographer John Walker and film recordist Bill Chesneau, see my blog for A Pocketful of Rye
  • Bernard Ashby was also the editor on Arc of Infinity
  • Austin Ruddy designed The Face of Evil too
  • Jan Wright was also costume designer on The Two Doctors
The cast of the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of The Body in the Library (May 1999) was again led by June Whitfield, with classic era co-stars:
  • Ricahard Todd (Melchett) played Sanders in Kinda
  • Graham Crowden (Clithering) was Soldeed in The Horns of Nimon
  • Jack Watling (Bantry) was Professor Travers in The Abominable SnowmenThe Web of Fear, and the video spin-off Downtime

Doctor Who On This Day #121


1965 - The DaleksEpisode 5 repeated on TV1 (NZ) and Episode 7 repeated 
on ABC; and Marco Polo, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC 
1966 - The Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor first screened 
on BBC1
1968 - The Ark, Episode 4The BombThe Celestial Toymaker, Episode 4: The
 Final TestThe Gunfighters, Episode 4: The OK CorralThe Savages, Episode 4,
The War Machines, Episode 2 and The Smugglers, Episode 4 all repeated on ABC
1972 - The Space Pirates, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1976 RobotPart 2 repeated on ABC
1979 The Stones of BloodPart repeated and Part 4 first screened, both 
on ABC
1980 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC
1981 Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Stones of BloodPart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - Composer Marcus Dods died in Henley-on-Thames, aged 66; and Warriors' Gate, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1985 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Colony in Space, Episode 5 repeated on ABC
1987 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Warriors' Gate, Parts 3 and 4 and Logopolis Omnibus all repeated on ABC;
and Full Circle, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Vengeance on Varos Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Ribos OperationPart 1 repeated on ABC
1991 The Power of KrollPart 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 - Colony in Space, Episode 1 repeated on UK Gold; and Battlefield, Part 
2 repeated on BBC2
1995 The Claws of Axos Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 Robot, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Daleks, Episode 5: The Expedition repeated on Space; and The Caves of AndrozaniPart 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The War Machines, Episode 3 repeated on Space; The Mind Robber Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and Pyramids of Mars, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Robot, Part
 1 repeated on Lakeshore PTV; The Sontaran Experiment, Part 2 and Genesis of
 the Daleks, Part 1 both repeated on WCET; Revenge of the Cybermen, Part
 1 repeated on KUED and NHPTV and Part 2 repeated on NHPTV; The Deadly Assassin, Part 1 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 1 repeated on WQED; Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on KRWG; Horror
 of Fang Rock Omnibus repeated on KNME; Destiny of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4
both repeated on MiND; Meglos Omnibus repeated on MPT; Full Circle, Part 1 repeated on BBC Prime; The Two Doctors, Part 1 (of 6) repeated on WUSF; and
The Mysterious Planet Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2001 The War MachineOmnibus repeated on KQED Plus; The Seeds of Doom,
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America; The Invasion of Time, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Androids of Tara, Part 1 repeated on Prime
2002 The Deadly Assassin, Part 1 repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); and
Remembrance of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (UK)
2003 Meglos, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada)
2005 The Keeper of Traken Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Dalek first 
screened on BBC1; and Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks first screened 
on BBC3
2006 Planet of the Spiders Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; World War Three
 repeated on People+ Arts; and School Reunion repeated on BBC3
2007 World War Three repeated on People+ Arts
2008 The Seeds of Death, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi
2009 The Gunfighters, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on  MTV3 SciFi; and
Fear Her and Doctor Who Confidential: The Fright Stuff both repeated on BBC3
2010 - The Long Gamrepeated on Syfy (Russia); Army of Ghosts repeated
on Syfy (Spain); The Waters of Mars repeated on HRT2; and The Time of Angels repeated on BBC3
2011 - The Impossible Astronaut and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Coming 
to America both first screened on ABC1; and Day of the Moon and Doctor Who Confidential: Breaking the Silence both first screened
2012 Resurrection of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 (of 4) both repeated on Syfy
(Aus); The Two Doctors, Parts 3 to 6 (of 6) all repeated on  MTV3 SciFi; Amy's Choice and The Hungry Earth both repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific;
and Closing Time and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Open All Hours both repeated on ABC2
2013 Smith and Jones repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The 
Shakespeare Code repeated on Watch; The Doctor's Daughter first screened on
YLE TV2; The Time of Angels repeated on DR3; The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens both repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on UKTV (NZ);
and The God Complex repeated on Syfy (Portugal)
2014 The Daemons, Episodes 2 and 3 both first screened on Horror; Full 
Circle, Part 3, The Visitation, Part 2 and Love & Monsters all repeated on Syfy
 (Aus); Aliens of London repeated on KCPT2; The Parting of the Ways and The Christmas Invasion both repeated on BBC America; Army of Ghosts and
Doomsday both repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Sontaran Stratagem repeated
on Really Scary TV; The Next Doctor repeated on KLRU; Victory of the Daleks 
and The Time of Angels both repeated on Really Scary TV; The Lodger and
The Pandorica Opens both repeated on Fox (Germany); The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on France 4; The Almost People repeated on Ztélé; A Good Man
 Goes to War repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Night Terrors repeated on BBC Nordic; 
and The Bells of Saint John repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD
2015 - 100,000 BC, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; Planet of Evil
Parts 1 and 2 both repeated and Mawdryn UndeadParts 1 and 2 both first 
screened, all on Retro TV; The Creature from the PitPart 1 and Night Terrors 
both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Girl in the Fireplace and Doctor Who 
Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on UNC-MX; Rise of the Cybermen repeated on TV Cultura; Love & Monsters repeated on ABC2; 
Evolution of the Daleks and Doctor Who Confidential: Cybermen both repeated 
on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Journey's End repeated on KCPT2; Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood all repeated on BBC America; and
The Bells of Saint John repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD
2016 The Keys of Marinus, Episode 1: The Sea of Death repeated on KMOS;
Kinda Omnibus and The Caves of Androzani, Parts 3 and 4 all repeated on Retro
TV; Boom Town, Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways, The Christmas Invasion and 
New Earth all repeated on BBC Polska HD; Smith and Jones, The Shakespeare 
Code, Gridlock and Last Christmas all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks repeated on Syfy (Aus) and France 4; The Lazarus Experiment, 42 and Human Nature all repeated on France 4; The Vampires of 
Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor and 
The Lodger all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Big BangThe Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon and The Curse of the Black Spot all 
repeated on Syfy (Latin America) and Syfy (Brazil); Closing Time repeated on
 Jeem TV (Middle East); The Crimson Horror repeated on Watch; The Zygon Inversion repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Sleep No More first screened on
Syfy (Latin America) and Syfy (Brazil); and Hell Bent repeated on RAI4

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 13

The thirteenth and final series of ITV's
acclaimed period crime drama concluded
with Curtain - based on the Queen of
Crime's last novel. Written in the early
1940's (but only published in 1975 just
before the author's death), Poirot's Last 
Case returned the detective and Captain
Hastings to Styles, the setting of Christie's
 debut novel.
David Suchet reprised his iconic portrayal 
of Hercule Poirot, whilst Hugh Fraser (as 
Hastings), Philip Jackson (Inspector Japp), 
Pauline Moran (Miss Lemon), and Zoe 
Wanamaker (Ariadne Oliver) all returned 
throughout the season.
Another repeat run of the five mysteries 
concluded on ITV Encore last night, and 
featured thirty-six Doctor Who cast and 
crew connections:

Elephants Can Remember
(TX: June 9 2013/Published 1972)
  • Sophie Holt (Extra) depicted actress Jackie Lane (companion Dodo Chaplet) in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Iain Glen (Willoughby) was Father Octavian in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone
  • Annabel Mullion (Lady Ravenscroft) voiced Julia for Big Finish's The English Way of Death (2015)
  • Danny Webb (Garroway) was Mr. Jefferson in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit, then voiced Byron for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007), and Ori for The Dark Husband (BF, 2008)
  • Adrian Lukis (Ravenscroft) voiced Bragg for Cobwebs (BF, 2010), Byzan for The Children of Seth (2011), Professor Jeffrey Broderick for Counter Measures 1 (2012), Harvey Marsh for The Justice of Jalxar, and Sigmund Freud for Jago & Litefoot 6 (both 2013)
  • Marcus Catlin was also first assistant director on The Hungry EarthCold BloodThe Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang
  • Stephanie Carey was also a stunt performer (most recently on The Girl Who Waited)
The Big Four (TX: October 23/Published 1927)
  • co-written by Mark Gatiss and Big Finish actor Ian Hallard (also as Mercutio here)
  • Sarah Parish (Flossie) was the Empress of the Racnoss in The Runaway Bride
  • Peter Symonds (Whalley) was a Soldier in Terror of the Zygons
  • Steven Pacey (Paynter) voiced Trevor for The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (BF, 2008)
  • Teresa Banham (Diana) was the Prison Governor in The End of Time, Part 1
  • James Carroll Jordan (Ryland) voiced both Major Vincent Da Costa and Herger for Shield of the Jotunn (BF, 2015)
  • David Yelland (George, here and Curtain) voiced Walter Pritchett for Doom Coalition 1
  • Nicholas Burns (DI Meadows) was Lord Sutcliffe in Thin Ice
Dead Man's Folly (TX: October 30/Published 1956)
  • Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres (Mr. & Mrs. Warburton) both starred in Jubilee (BF, 2003) as Nigel and Miriam Rochester - Jarvis was also Hilio in The Web Planet, Butler in Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and the Governor in Vengeance on Varos
  • Tom Ellis (DI Bland) was Dr. Thomas Mulligan in Last of the Time Lords 
  • Sam Kelly (Merdell) voiced Eugene Tacitus for Big Finish's The Holy Terror (2000), and Acheron for Return to the Web Planet (2007)
  • Sean Pertwee (Stubbs) made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors
  • Rebecca Front (Miss Brewis) was Walsh in The Zygon Invasion, and voiced Major Takol for The Mind's Eye (BF, 2007) and Patricia Walton for The Jupiter Conjunction (BF, 2012)
  • Nicholas Woodeson (DS Hoskins) voiced the Clocksmith for Doom Coalition 3 (BF, 2016)
The Labours of Hercules (TX: November 6/Published 1947)
  • Morven Christie (Elsie) was O'Donnell in Under the Lake and Before the Flood
  • Simon Callow (Dr. Lutz) was Charles Dickens in The Unquiet Dead, and The Wedding of River Song, and provided the voice of Tree Blathereen in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift
  • Rupert Evans (Waring) voiced Jack Maddocks for Counter Measures: The Forgotten Village (BF, 2014)
  • Stephen Frost (Chief Inspector) began his TV career as a Tharil in Warriors' Gate
  • Patrick Ryecart (Morgan) was Dr. Crozier in Mindwarp
  • Tom Chadbon (Dr. Burton) was Duggan in City of Death, Merdeen in The Mysterious Planet, and voiced Gordon for No More Lies (2007), and Embery for both The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death (2016)
  • Orla Brady (Countess) was Tasha Lem in The Time of the Doctor
Curtain (TX: November 13)
  • Hettie Macdonald also directed BlinkThe Doctor's MeditationThe Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar
  • Shaun Dingwall (Dr. Franklin)  played Pete Tyler in Father's Day, and returned as a parallel version of Pete in Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel and Doomsday
  • Sir John Standing (Luttrell) voiced Fenric for Gods and Monsters (BF, 2012), and Professor Threadstone for Vampire of the Mind (BF, 2016)
  • Anne Reid (Daisy) was Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenricand Florence Finnegan in Smith and Jones
  • Neil Stuke (curtiss) voiced the titular villain of The Crooked Man (BF, 2014)
  • Sean Clayton was second assistant director on Dalek and Father's Day too

Doctor Who On This Day #120


1966 - The Crusade, Episode 4: The Warlords and The Romans, Episode 1:
The Slave Traders both repeated on ABC
1967 - The Faceless Ones, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1968 - The Ark, Episode 3The ReturnThe Celestial Toymaker, Episode 3: 
The Dancing FloorThe Gunfighters, Episode 3: Johnny RingoThe Savages
Episode 3, The War Machines, Episode 1 and The Smugglers, Episode 3 all
 repeated on ABC
1972 - The Mutants, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1976 Robot, Part 2 repeated on ABC
1980 - Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC; and The 
Seeds of Doom, Part 3 first screened on WTTW 11
1981 Revenge of the Cybermen, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 The Pirate PlanetPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and Castrovalva
Part 3 repeated and Part 4 first screened, both on ABC
1983 Genesis of the Daleks, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and Arc of Infinity
Part 4 repeated and SnakedancePart 1 first screened, both on ABC
1985 - The Monster of Peladon, Parts 1 to 4 all repeated on WTTW 11
1986 - Colony in Space, Episode 4 repeated on ABC; and Frontier in Space,
Episode 4 first screened on TV1
1987 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and 
The Seeds of DoomPart 2 repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1988 MeglosPart 4 repeated on KQED Plus; and Robot, Part 3 first 
screened on TV3 (Spain)
1989 Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 The Daleks, Episode 1: The Dead Planet repeated on BSB; The Hand 
of Fear Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; and Battlefield, Part 1 first screened
on RTL TV
1991 The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on WTTW 11
1993 Carnival of Monsters, Episode 4 repeated on UK Gold; and Terminus,
Part 2 repeated on ABC
1994 Nightmare of Eden, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 - Revelation of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 Robot, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Daleks, Episode 4: The Ambush repeated on Space; and The Caves 
of AndrozaniPart 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 The War Machines, Episode 2 repeated on Space; and Pyramids of Mars,
Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 The Gunfighters Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); Genesis of the 
Daleks, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on BBC America; Pyramids of Mars 
Omnibus repeated on Iowa PTV; Horror of Fang Rock, Part 1 first screened
on Prairie PTV; and MeglosPart 4 repeated on BBC Prime
200The Daleks Omnibus repeated on MPT; The Hand of Fear Omnibus
repeated on UK Gold; The Robots of Death, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The 
Ribos Operation, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; The Pirate Planet, Part
4 repeated on WILL and Twin Cities PTV; The Stones of Blood, Parts 3 and 4 
both repeated on NHPTV; The Armageddon Factor, Part 6 repeated on Lake-
shore PTV; Destiny of the DaleksParts 3 and 4 both repeated on WQED; Full 
Circle, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Awakening Omnibus repeated on MiND; and Silver Nemesis, Part 2 repeated on WUSF
2002 The Hand of Fear, Part 4 repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2003 - The Leisure Hive, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 - Terror of the Autons, Episode 1 repeated on ABC; and Frontios, Parts
1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2006 - The Monster of Peladon Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Father's Day 
first screened on Syfy (US); School Reunion first screened on BBC1; Doctor Who Confidential: Friends Reunited first screened on BBC3; Tardisode: Rise 
of the Cybermen released online; and Totally Doctor Who (1.3) repeated on 
CBBC
2007 - The Deadly Assassin, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on WCET; Rose first screened on MPT and repeated on WUCF and WTTW 11; The End of the World
repeated on WUCF; The Unquiet Dead and Doctor Who Confidential: TARDIS Tales both repeated on KQED Plus and Oregon PB; Aliens of London first
screened on KERA, WEDU, WJCT, WPBT2, Georgia PB and Panhandle PBS;
World War Three and Doctor Who Confidential: Why on Earth? both first
screened on WUFT and Georgia PB; Dalek first screened on Ozarks PTV and
S Dakota PB; The Long Game first screened on WSKG; Father's Day first
screened on WLVT and Idaho PTV; The Empty Child first screened on WLVT;
School Reunion repeated on UK Gold; Evolution of the Daleks repeated on
BBC3; Doctor Who Confidential: Bringing back the Doctor repeated on MPT;
and Doctor Who Confidential: I Get a Sidekick Out of You both first screened
on KERA WEDU, WJCT and WPBT2
2008 The Krotons, Episode 4 and The Seeds of Death, Episode 1 both first 
screened on MTV3 SciFi and TV4; The Unquiet Dead repeated on SVT 24;
Aliens of London repeated on Syfy (US) and Jimmy; World War Three, Dalek 
and The Long Game all repeated on Syfy (US); and School Reunion repeated on Prime
2009 The Gunfighters, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2
and TV4; Love & Monsters and Doctor Who Confidential: The New World of Dr. 
Who both repeated on BBC3; and The Family of Blood repeated on Syfy (Ben)
2010 The Satan Pit repeated on Syfy (FRG); Fear Her repeated on Syfy
(Spain); and Journey's End repeated on HRT2
2011 - Destiny of the Daleks, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi, TV2
and TV4; Smith and Jones repeated on Space; The Impossible Astronaut 
repeated on BBC3 and BBC HD; and The Doctor and Douglas repeated on
Radio 4
2012 The Claws of Axos, Episode 4 and Colony in Space, Episode 1 both
repeated on KBTC; Smith and Jones repeated on Watch; and The Time of 
Angels repeated on Idaho PTV
2013 Smith and Jones repeated on Watch; The Fires of Pompeii repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Poison Sky first screened on YLE TV2; 
The Vampires of Venice repeated on WPT; Cold Blood and Vincent and the 
Doctor both repeated on BBC America; The Almost People repeated on UKTV
 (NZ); A Good Man Goes to War repeated on Ztélé and UKTV (NZ); Let's Kill Hitler and The Girl Who Waited both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Night 
Terrors repeated on WTTW HD and Syfy (Portugal); Journey to the Centre of 
the TARDIS and Greatest Moments: The Master both repeated on ABC2; and
Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: About a Boy repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2014 The Seeds of Death, Episode 6 and The Daemons, Episode 1 both fist screened on Horror; Full Circle, Part 2, The Visitation, Part 1 and The Satan Pit all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Unquiet Dead repeated on KCPT2; Boom Town and Bad Wolf both repeated on BBC America; Love & Monsters and Fear Her both repeated on TV3 (Spain); Planet of the Ood repeated on Really Scary TV; Cold Blood and Vincent and the Doctor both repeated on Fox (FRG); The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon both repeated on France 4; The 
Rebel Flesh repeated on Ztélé; The Almost People repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
Let's Kill Hitler repeated on BBC Nordic; The Snowmen repeated on WGVU; and
The Name of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Ben)

2015 - Planet of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; City of Death, Parts 
2 to 4 and Let's Kill Hitler all repeated on Syfy (Aus); SnakedanceParts 3 and 4 
both first screened on Retro TV; The Curse of Fenric, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated 
on Horror; The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on TV Cultura; Daleks in Manhattan 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Satan Pit repeated on ABC2; 
The Stolen Earth repeated on KCPT2; The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone and The 
Vampires of Venice all repeated on BBC America; A Town Called Mercy repeated on BBC Nordic HD, BBC Polska HD and WGVU; The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; and Hide repeated 
on KLRU
2016 The Caves of AndrozaniParts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV;
The Christmas Invasion and New Earth both repeated on BBC Polska HD; Smith
 and Jones, The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of 
the Daleks and The Rebel Flesh all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Stolen Earth 
and Journey's End both repeated on EBRU; The Waters of Mars repeated on 
ABC2; The Lodger repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Big Bang
 repeated on Syfy (Latin America) and Syfy (Brazil); The God Complex repeated 
on Jeem TV (Middle East); The Name of the Doctor repeated on Syfy (Portugal);
Sleep No More, Face the Raven and Heaven Sent all repeated on BBC First 
(Middle East); In the Forest of the Night repeated on KUAC; Death in Heaven
 repeated on KLRU; Last Christmas repeated on Syfy (Aus) and Syfy (Brazil);
and The Zygon Inversion repeated on BBC First (Middle East) and Syfy (Brazil)

2017 The Krotons, Episode 4 and The Silurians, Episodes 1 to 3 all repeated 
on Retro TV; The Invasion of Time, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KPTS;
Mawdryn Undead Omnibus repeated on WYCC; Rose, The End of the World,
 The Unquiet Dead and Flesh and Stone all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Stolen 
Earth, Journey's End, The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of 
Mars and Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker all repeated on BBC Polska HD;
The Eleventh HourThe Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks and The Time of 
Angels all repeated on FX (India); The Day of the Doctor and The Husbands 
of River Song both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); Listen and Time Heist 
both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; The Pilot first screened on DR3 and repeated on Syfy (LA); Smile repeated on BBC2, BBC America and Syfy
 (LA); and Thin Ice first screened on BBC1, BBC HD and BBC First (ME)

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington

Agatha Christie's seventh Miss Marple mystery, her 
forty-ninth novel, was published in Britain in 1957, 
and was issued as What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw in 
America.
The book was adapted in 1961 for MGM's first Miss 
Marple feature film Murder She Said (Margaret 
Rutherford's Jane co-starred with the BBC's future incarnation, Joan Hickson) and was first dramatised 
for television in 1987. BBC1's ninth Marple serial 
originally aired on Christmas Day. An ITV version 
followed in 2004.
Repeated again on the Alibi channel today, the 
mystery featured Tom Wilkinson (as DI Neele), 
Selina Cadell (Mary), and eleven Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

  • production designer Raymond Cusick realised Terry Nation's vision of the Daleks, and designed forty-one early epsiodes
  • Maurice Denham (Luther) played Azmael (pictured) in The Twin Dilemma, and voiced the President for The Paradise of Death
  • Rhoda Lewis (Mrs Brogan) was Marta in State of Decay
  • Joanna David (Emma) voiced Mrs Audley for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Andrew Burt (Dr Quimper) was Valgard in Terminus
  • John Hallam (Cedric) was Light in Ghost Light
  • Richard Ashley (Sergeant) was an Orderly in Frontios
  • Jean Boht (Madame Joliet) voiced Hilda Schofield for Big Finish's Afterlife (2013)
  • Katy Jarrett (Mary) was an Extra in (part 1 of) The Horns of Nimon, a Tourist in Silver Nemesis (1), and a Maid in Ghost Light (1)
  • Patricia Greenland was also production assistant on Full Circle and Logopolis
  • make-up designer Sylvia Thornton was a make-up artist on The Android Invasion
  • for regular series production crew members George Gallaccio (producer), John Walker (cinematographer) and Bernard Ashby (editor) see my blog for The Body in the Library
  • for Judy Pepperdine (costume designer) and Malcolm Campbell (recordist) see my blog for Sleeping Murder
BBC Radio 4's treatment of 4.50 From Paddington was first broadcast in
March 1997, and the cast included June Whitfield and:
  • Joan Sims (Mrs. McGillicuddy) was Katryca in The Mysterious Planet
  • Susannah Harker (Lucy) voiced Clare Keightley for Shada (BF, 2003)
  • John Woodnutt (Luther) was George Hibbert in Spearhead from Space, the Draconian Emperor in Frontier in Space, the Duke of Forgill and Broton in Terror of the Zygons, and Seron in The Keeper of Traken