Thursday, 4 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Law & Order: UK, Series 2

Regular series actors Bradley Walsh (as DS Ronnie 
Brooks), Jamie Bamber (DS Matt Devlin), Dame Harriet Walter (DI Natalie Chandler), Ben Daniels (James Steel), 
Bill Paterson (George Castle), and Freema Agyeman
(Alesha Phillips) all returned for the second run of the 
British spin-off of Dick Wolf's Law & Order
Chris Chibnall acted as co-executive producer for 
Kudos, and all six cases here were again based on 
scripts from the parent programme - Chibnall also 
adapted parts one and six.
Originally shown in the winter of 2010, the season 
began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and 
featured twenty-nine further Doctor Who cast and 
crew connections:

Samaritan
(UK TX: January 11 2010/based on Manhood, 1993)
  • Bermese-born actress Zienia Merton (Judge Rose) played Ping Cho (pictured) in Marco Polo, and the Registrar in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith
  • Jamie Foreman (PC Griffin) was Eddie Connolly in The Idiot's Lantern
  • for Jessica Gunning (Angela here, Hidden and Love and Loss), Tariq Jordan (Teddy), Malcolm Thornton (series production designer), Simon Morris (assistant director), Jamie Pearson (editor) and Nick Foley (mixer) see my blog for Series 1
Hidden (TX: January 18/based on Bitter Fruit, 1995)
  • David Gyasi (Lennie) was Harvey in Asylum of the Daleks
  • Rene Zagger (Andreou) was Padra in Utopia
  • Big Finish guest artist Enzo Squillino Jnr. (D'Agostino) voiced Aldo Deluca for Doom Coalition 2, and Juan Romero for Fiesta for the Damned (both 2016)
Community Service (TX: January 25/based on Volunteers, 1993)
  • Kevin McNally (Morgan) was Hugo Lang in The Twin Dilemma, and voiced Henry for The Death Collectors (BF, 2008)
  • Colin Salmon (Greer) was Dr. Moon in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, then voiced Trooper Salway for Wirrn Dawn (BF, 2009)
  • Will Thorp (Butler) was Tobias Zed in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit, then voiced Gaius Julius Caesar for 100 BC and Jacob for Bedtime Story (BF, both 2007)
  • Mary Healey (Dora) was a Killjoy in The Happiness Patrol
  • Eloise Joseph (Kelly) was Beauty in Nightmare in Silver
  • Alison Skilbeck (Rachel) was the Deputy in (part 3 of) Frontios
  • Bhasker Patel (Dr. Singh) was Jival Chowdry in Turn Left
  • director Ken Grieve helmed Destiny of the Daleks too
Sacrifice (TX: February 1/based on Sonata for a Solo Organ, 1991)
  • Big Finish actor Michael Maloney (Reberty) voiced Simonsson for Grand Theft Cosmos (2008), Fratalin for Patient Zero, the Viryans for Blue Forgotten Planet (both 2009), Rennol for Kiss of Death, Farrow for Hornets' Nest: The Circus of Doom (both 2011), Hilary for Destiny of the Doctor: Enemy Aliens (2013), and Gregor Saraton for Zygon Hunt (2014)
  • Frances Ashman (Teresa) was Christine in The Big Bang
Love and Loss (TX: February 8/based on Consultation, 1992)
  • Mark Lewis Jones (Powell) voiced Professor Oliver Mortlake for The Darkness of Glass (BF, 2015)
  • Anjli Mohindra (Sophie) was Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and voiced Jyoti Cutler for Scavenger (BF, 2014)
  • Roy Holder (Caretaker) was Krelper in The Caves of Androzani
  • Eugene Washington (Valente) was Mr. Wagner in School Reunion
Honour Bound (TX: February 15/based on Corruption, 1996)
  • Gabrielle Glaister (Liz) voiced Maggie Bishop for The Early Adventures: The Forsaken (BF, 2015)
  • Don Warrington (Commissioner here and Series 8: I Predict A Riot) was the President of Great Britain in Rise of the Cybermen, and voiced Rassilon for Seasons of FaerThe Time of the DaleksNeverland (all 2002), Zagreus (2003), Caerdroia and The Next Life (both 2004)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Grant) was Hal in The Time Warrior
  • Alan Bond (Juror here; Officer in Series 7: Fatherly Love) was a UNIT Soldier in The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords

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