Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Broadchurch, Series 3

Whilst the first series of this multi-award 
winning crime drama focused on the hunt 
for a child killer, and the second season concentrated on the subsequent trial of the 
prime suspect, this third case followed a 
serial rape investigation.
Prolific TV screenwriter and future Doctor 
Who showrunner Chris Chibnall again 
penned this eight-part serial. 
David Tennant and Olivia Coleman both reprised their roles as Wessex Police 
detectives, DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie 
Miller. Arthur DarvillJodie Whittaker and 
Andrew Buchan also returned as Reverand 
Coates and the Latimers.
The third and final run concluded on ITV last 
night, and starred former Coronation Street
actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, comic actors 
Lenny Henry and Charlie Higson, and fourteen 
other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Sarah Parish (Cath) played the Empress of the Racnoss in The Runaway Bride
  • Julie Cox (Angela) voiced Big Finish companion Mary Shelley for The Company of Friends: Mary's Story (2009), The Silver Turk, The Witch from the Well and Army of Death (all 2011)
  • Roy Hudd (Barrett) voiced Max Miller for Pier Pressure (BF, 2006)
  • Sebastian Armesto (Lucas) was Broff in Bad Wolf, and voiced Anders for Grand Theft Cosmos (BF, 2008)
  • Sunetra Sarker (Dr. Harrison) was Indira in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
  • Big Finish actor Richard Hope (Tamworth) was Malokeh in The Hungry EarthCold Blood and The Wedding of River Song, and Bleytal in Dinosaurs on s Spaceship, then voiced Moreland for The Bounty of Ceres (2014), Harry Harvey for Damaged Goods (2015), Philip Cook for Doom Coalition 3 (2016), and Jastrok for UNIT: Assembled (2017)
  • Josette Simon (CS Clark) voiced Sarana Teel for The Sontaran Ordeal (BF, 2016)
  • Guillaume Rivaud (Journalist) was a Gentleman in Thin Ice
  • for Matthew Gravelle (Miller), Carolyn Pickles (Maggie) and Peter De Jersey (Young) see my blog for Series 1
  • Daniel Nettheim also directed The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World
  • Ray Holman was also the costume designer on twenty-eight adventures (from Blink to The Husbands of River Song)
  • for Dean Forster (stunt co-ordinator) see Series 2

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