Monday, 29 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Grantchester, Series 3

This period drama from ITV Studios was based 
on The Grantchester Mysteries by Cambridge-
born novelist James Runcie. Anglican vicar 
Sidney Chambers (played here by James 
Norton) again joined forces with Detective 
Inspector 'Geordie' Keating (Robson Green) 
to solve crimes in the Cambridgeshire village 
of Grantchester in the 1950s. 
Actors Morven Christie, Tess Peake-Jones, and
Al Weaver all returned as the other series
regulars, Amanda Hopkins, Mrs. Maguire,
and curate Leonard Finch respectively. 
The six-part third season concluded on ITV last 
night, and featured Peter Davison (as Geoff
Towler in part 2) and eleven other Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:

  • Big Finish actor Oliver Dimsdale (Marlowe) voiced Morecombe and Mervyn Garvey for You Are The Doctor And Other Stories, Archie Ferrers for The Diary of River Song 1 (both 2015), Commander Trelon for The War Doctor 2: A Thing of Guile (2016), and Rebben Tace for The Sons of Kaldor (2018)
  • Susannah Harker (Veronica) voiced Clare Keightley for Shada (2003), and Anya for Dark Eyes 4: Eye of Darkness (BF, 2015)
  • Sam Hoare (Mark) voiced Lucius for Serpent Crest: Tsar Wars (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Adrian Lukis (Superintendent Baldwin) 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)
  • for Nick Brimble (Chapman) see Series 1
  • stunt performers Dean Forster, Dani Biernat and Belinda McGinley all held that posts on the revived run
  • Crispin Layfield was also the stunt co-ordinator on the revived series (from Smith and Jones to the present)
Christmas Special (TX: Christmas Eve 2016/Repeated April 25 2017)
  • Julian Glover (Tannen) was King Richard The Crusade, and Count [Carlos] Scarlioni/Scaroth in City of Death
  • Xavier Russell was also film editor on Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World

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