Monday, 24 April 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Silent Witness, Series 16

The sixteenth season of this popular BBC One crime
drama was first broadcast in the winter of 2013, and
saw the departure of William Gaminara after eleven
years in the role of Dr. Leo Dalton (he was killed in 
the finale by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan). 
Other series regular, Emilia Fox again portrayed fellow 
Home Office pathologist, Dr. Nikki Alexander, and was 
now joined by David Caves and Liz Carr as new 
recruits, Jack Hodgson and Clarissa Mullery.
Another repeat run of the five, two-part mysteries
began on the Drama channel last night, and featured 
these twenty-eight Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

Change (TX: January 10 & 11)
  • Tim Piggot Smith (John Briggs) played Captain Harker in The Claws of Axos, and Marco in The Masque of Mandragora
  • Derek Riddell (Trenter) was Robert MacLeish in Tooth and Claw, and voiced Lieut. Comm. Sandy McNish for Big Finish's The Churchill Years (2016)
  • Rob Dixon (Philip Briggs) voiced Reggie Mead for Project: Twilight (BF, 2001) and Sergeant Wood for No Man's Land (BF, 2006)
  • Sharon Small (Geraldine) voiced both Jeannie and Janet for The Revenants (BF, 2012)
Trust (TX: January 17 & 18)
  • Richard Clark also directed GridlockThe Lazarus ExperimentThe Doctor's Wife and Night Terrors
  • Wendy Albiston (Stacey) voiced Madame de Chevreuse for The Church and the Crown (BF, 2002)
  • Mark Bonnar (Christie) was Jimmy in The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, then voiced Porteus for The English Way of Deaththe Eleven for Doom Coalition (BF, both 2015), and Zoltan Frid for The Labyrinth of Buda Castle (2016)
  • Adam James (Dr. Fell) was DI McMillan in Planet of the Dead
  • Davood Ghadami (Kolahi) was Jim in Let's Kill Hitler
  • Sean Jackson (Roper) voiced George Crow for The Marian Conspiracy (BF, 2000)
  • Bryan Dick (Ballinger) voiced The Exec for Theatre of War (BF, 2015)
  • Nic Morris was the cinematographer on Flatline too
  • art department assistant Sophie Powell was a graphic artist on Last Christmas
True Love Waits (TX: January 24 & 25)
  • Christina Cole (Janice) was Lilith (pictured) in The Shakespeare Code
  • Rob Jarvis (Henderson) was Abramal in The Time of the Doctor
  • Kevin Hudson (Guard) was a Delivery Man in the Tardisode: The Idiot's Lantern, and had uncredited roles in twenty-three adventures, from The Long Game to The Day of the Doctor
  • Jason Ewart was the steadicam operator on The Time of the Doctor too
The Legacy (TX: January 31 & February 1)
  • writer Stephen Gallagher also scripted Warriors' Gate and Terminus
  • Teresa Banham (Alison) was the Governor in The End of Time
  • Tim Preece (Ryder) was Codal in Planet of the Daleks
  • Velile Tshabalala (Kristen) was Rosita in The Next Doctor
  • David Westhead (DI Cherry) was Kemper, also in The Shakespeare Code
  • Ed Stoppard (Embleton) voiced Fortalexa for Theatre of War
Greater Love (TX: February 7 & 8)
  • Douglas Mackinnon also directed The Sontaran StratagemThe Poison SkyThe Power of ThreeCold WarListenTime HeistFlatline and The Husbands of River Song
  • Suzie Lavelle was also the cinematographer on Cold WarListenTime Heist and The Return of Doctor Mysterio
  • film editor Adam Green also edited The Doctor's MeditationThe Girl Who Died, The Woman Who LivedThe Husbands of River Song, The Return of Doctor Mysterio and (episodes 1 to 3 of) Class
  • James Blackwell was the first assistant director on Partners in Crime too
  • Bob Shipsey was also a camera operator on The Doctor's Wife and Night Terrors

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