Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Chasing Shadows

Originally shown in the autumn of
2014, this crime thriller from ITV
Studios focused on the work of the
national Missing Persons Bureau.
The cast was led by Reece
Shearsmith as misfit DS Sean
Stone, an acutely anti-social and
awkward but brilliant detective
exiled to the bureau. 
Another repeat run of this four-part 
mini-series concluded on ITV 
Encore last night, and featured 
Alex Kingston (as analyst  Ruth
Hattersley), Noel Clarke (DCI Carl
Pryor), Adjoa Andoh (Angela),
and seventeen further Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:

  • Shearsmith (DS Stone) appeared briefly in An Adventure in Space and Time as Patrick Troughton, and was Rassmussen in Sleep No More
  • Big Finish artist John Albasiny (Harvey) voiced both Lev Tlostoy and Preston for The Angel of Scutari (2009), Colonel/Major Maxim Felnikov for both Thin Ice and Crime of the Century (2011), Chris Fleming for Phantoms of the Deep (2013), and Jesper for Equilibrium (2015)
  • Lynda Baron (Maggie) recorded The Ballas of the Last Chance Saloon (sung off screen) for The Gunfighters, then was Captain Wrack in Enlightenment, and Val in Closing Time
  • Nick Malinowski (Dr. Kent) was Eric in A Christmas Carol
  • Nadine Marshall (Donna) voiced Shepstay for Earth Aid (BF, 2011), and both Katrice and Kordel for You are the Doctor and Other Stories (BF, 2015)
  • Don Warrington (CS Drayton) was the President in Rise of the Cybermen, and voiced Rassilon for Seasons of Fear, The Time of the Daleks, Neverland (all 2002), Zagreus (2003), Caerdroia and The Next Life (both 2004)
  • Alfie Field (Bryan) was Timmy in The Beast Below
  • Daniel Brocklebank (Dr. Francis) voiced Sheldukher for The Highest Science (2014), Tauras for Gallifrey: Intervention Earth, and David Daniels for Damaged Goods (both 2015)    
  • Letitia Wright (Taylor) was Anahson in Face the Raven
  • Tony Lucken (Blake) was also a stuntman on DalekBad WolfThe Parting of the Ways and The End of Time
  • Tony Slater-Ling was also the cinematographer on The Vampires of Venice and Vincent and the Doctor
  • St. John O'Rorke was the editor on The Time of the Doctor too
  • Lucinda Wright was also the costume designer on the whole of Series 1
  • boom operator Ross Adams was sound engineer on thirteen episodes (from Asylum of the Daleks to The Name of the Doctor)
  • sound mixer Ronald Bailey was the sound recordist on Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, 42 and Utopia
  • Jamie Harcourt was a camera operator on The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit too
  • script supervisor Sarah Hayward worked on the continuity for Love & Monsters

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