Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Law & Order: UK, Series 1


"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate 
crime, and the Crown Prosecutors who prosecute the offenders. 
These are their stories."

This long-running crime series from Kudos Films was the first American
television drama to be adapted for British TV, and Chris Chibnall (writer 
and co-executive producer) based all seven episodes here on scripts from 
the parent programme. Law & Order (1990 to 2010), created by Dick Wolf, 
also spawned five further spin-off shows, all from Universal productions.
Series regulars Bradley Walsh (as DS Ronnie Brooks), Jamie Bamber (DS Matt
Devlin), Dame Harriet Walter (DI Natalie Chandler), Bill Paterson (CPS Director George Castle), and Ben Daniels (senior prosecutor James Steel), were joined by Freema Agyeman (as junior prosecutor, Alesha Phillips).
Paterson later starred in Victory of the Daleks as Professor Bracewell, Walter
voiced Beatrice Mapp for Big Finish's The Boy That Time Forgot (2008), and 
the narration at the top of every episode was provided by Robert Glenister
(who later bemoaned his role in The Caves of Androzani).
Originally shown in the spring of 2009, these seven cases began another repeat
run on ITV3 last night, and featured thirty-nine further Doctor Who cast and 
crew connections:

Care (UK TX: February 23 2009/based on Cradle to Grave, 1992)
  • Michelle Asante (Leona) was a Neighbour on In the Forest of the Night
  • Alison Lintott (Rachel) was the Nurse in World Enough and Time
  • series film editor Jamie Pearson also edited nine episodes (from The Eleventh Hour to The Angels Take Manhattan)
  • prosthetic effects artist Adrian Rigby was a make-up artist on The Sarah Jane Adventures, then a hair technician on The God Complex
  • series ADR mixer Nick Foley worked on The Snowmen too
  • series production designer Malcolm Thornton also worked on Logopolis, KindaThe Five Doctors and Planet of Fire
Unloved (UK TX: March 2/based on Born Bad, 1993)
  • Rebekah Staton (Tracey) was Jenny (opposite Agyeman) in Human Nature and The Family of Blood
  • Babatunde Aleshe (Jason) was Sean in The Lodger
  • Diveen Henry (Bernice here and Series 5: Safe) voiced Alozza for Big Finish's The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Triumph of Sutekh (2015)
  • Tracy Wiles (Jenny) voiced Moira Brady for Masters of Earth (BF, 2014), Jacqui McGee for both UNIT: Extinction (BF, 2015) and UNIT: Silenced, and Commander Barnac for The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices (both 2016)
  • Nimmy [Ann] March (Dr. Rawls here, Buried and Series 8: Bad Romance) voiced both Baroness Vance and Telokni also for UNIT: Silenced, and Rupa Maguire for The Time War 1 (2017)
  • Andy Goddard (director here, Unsafe; Series 2: SamaritanHonour Bound; Series 3: BrokenSurvivor; Series 4; IDSkeletons; Series 5:Deal; and Series 6: Survivor's Guilt), film editor Richard Cox and Dervla Kirwan (as Beatrice McArdle, here and Series 2: Hidden) all worked on The Next Doctor, where Kirwan played Miss Mercy Hartigan
Vice (UK TX: March 9/based on Working Mom, 1997)
  • Tariq Jordan (Teddy here, UnsafeParadise; Series 2: SamaritanHidden; and Series 5: Crush) was a Rep in Planet of the Ood
  • Jessica Gunning (in the semi-regular role of Angela) was Stacey Campbell in Partners in Crime
  • Sean Blowers (Woodhouse) was Zed in Dragonfire
  • Juliet Aubrey (Emma) voiced Vulpina for Voyage to Venus (BF, 2012)
  • Stephen Churchett (Rook) was Bill in (part 1 of) Attack of the Cybermen
  • Lesley Manville (Phyllis Gladstone here, Alesha and Series 5: Tick Tock) was Heather Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Sean Pertwee (Pritchard) made a cameo appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors
Unsafe (UK TX: March 16/based on American Dream, 1993)
  • Iain Glen (Slade) was Father Octavian in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone
  • Michael Smiley (Doyle) voiced Seedleson for Creatures of Beauty (BF, 2003), and was Colonel Morgan Blue in Into the Dalek
  • Nicholas Beveney (Newman) was Dad in Attack of the Graske
  • Paul Darrow (Judge Prentice here; Series 2: Community Service; Series Series 3: Defence; Series 5: Deal; Series 7: Mortal and Series 8: I Predict A Riot) was Captain Hawkins in The Silurians, Tekker in Timelash, and voiced Guidance for The Next Life (BF, 2004)
  • Edmund Kente (McVeigh) was Scoones, also in The Next Doctor
Buried (UK TX: March 23/based on In Memory of, 1991)
  • Keith Barron (Mortimer) was Captain Striker in Enlightenment, and voiced Isaac Barclay for Plague of the Daleks (BF, 2009)
  • Colin Salmon (Greer here; Series 6: Survivor's Guilt and Series 8:Repeat to Fade) was Dr. Moon in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, then voiced Trooper Salway for Wirrn Dawn (2009)
  • Christopher Fairbank (McFadden) voiced Doc Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009), the Professor for The Wreck of the Titan (BF, 2010), then appeared as Fenton in Flatline
  • Simon Morris was also first assistant director (here and Paradise) on Love & MonstersTurn Left, The Stolen Earth, Journey's End, Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Dark WaterDeath in Heaven and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Catherine Tregenna (writer here, Alesha; Series 2: Community Service; Series 3: Hounded; Series 4: Denial and Skeletons) also penned The Woman Who Lived and Torchwood
Paradise (UK TX: March 30/based on Heaven, 1991)
  • Charles Kay (Artemis, here and Series 2: Sacrifice) voiced the Curator for Excelis Rising (BF, 2002)
  • Selva Rasalingam (Osman) was Ranjit in The Power of Three
  • Frances Barber (Michaela Herman) was Madame Kovarian in Series 6
  • Ken Bones (Kilic) was the General in The Day of the Doctor and Hell Bent
  • Nabil Elouahabi (Kasaba) voiced Esteban for The Flames of Cadiz (BF, 2013)
  • Joanna McCallum (Judge Hartop) voiced the Bursar for Night Thoughts (BF, 2006)
  • Stewart Scudamore (Turgay) voiced Danvers for The Churchill Years (BF, 2016)
Alesha (UK TX: April 6/based on Helpless, 1992)
  • Derek Riddell (Dr. Merrick) was Sir Robert in Tooth and Claw, and voiced Lieut. Commander Sandy McNish also The Churchill Years

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