Saturday, 13 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Spooks: Code 9

David Wolstencroft, the American-born TV writer
and creator of the long-running Spooks, conceived 
this spin-off drama series for BBC Three. Again
produced by Kudos, the six-part thriller was intended
to offer a new and "more maverick perspective" for
a younger audience.
Despite it's origins, the new series held no character
or plot connections to the parent programme, and 
instead focused on the story of six young MI5 
recruits. 
The show, set in 2012, opens in the aftermath
of a nuclear attack on the London Olympics.
The subsequent evacuation of the capital and the
South East of England means that the government
has relocated to Manchester, and the new MI5
agents are now tasked with preventing further
terrorist outrages.
Spooks: Code 9 (which originally aired from August
2008 and was repeated in June 2009 on BBC HD), concluded another repeat run on Forces TV last night, and featured these sixteen Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

  • Big Finish actress Georgia Moffett (Kylie) aka. Mrs. David Tennant, played Jenny (pictured) in The Doctor's Daughter, and voiced Cassie Rice for Dreamland, Tanya Webster [opposite her real father, Peter Davison] for Red Dawn (2000), Alice Ciprion for City of Spires (2010), and Engineer Tallow for Dark Eyes 3: Rule of the Eminence (2014)
  • Anthony Flanagan (Tom) was Orin Scannell in 42
  • Big Finish actor Warren Brown (Luke) voiced Stephen Gibson for Industrial Evolution (2011), both Rufus Stone and To'Koth for Signs and Wonders (2014), and Lieutenant Sam Bishop for UNIT: Extinction (2015), UNIT: Shutdown, UNIT: Silenced (both 2016) and UNIT: Assembled (2017)
  • Andrew Knott (Rob) voiced James O'Meara for 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (BF, 2013), and Sean Casey for Dark Eyes 2: The White Room (2014)
  • Lucinda Dryzek (Alice) was Melissa in School Reunion
  • Chris Finch (Conlan) was a Time Lord Soldier in The Day of the Doctor and the Prequel: The Last Day
  • Eva Pope (Hamilton) voiced Nia Brusk for Army of Death (BF, 2011)
  • Dean Forster was also a stuntman on The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Smith and JonesVoyage of the DamnedThe Next DoctorCold BloodA Good Man Goes to WarThe Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was, and three episodes of Torchwood
  • Crispin Layfield was also the stunt co-ordinator on the revived series (from Smith and Jones to the present)
  • sound editor Helen Dickson was foley editor on all thirteen episodes of Series 5, and twelve instalments of The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Matt Wood (VFX supervisor) and Gary Kelly (digital compositor) were both tasked with The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Power of Three - Wood also worked on A Town Called Mercy
  • line producer Patrick Schweitzer first worked on the revived series as location manager on The Runaway Bride, then was production manager on six stories for Series 3, and produced all of Series 5
  • future showrunner Chris Chibnall also scripted 42, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three, and produced twenty-six Torchwood stories
  • James Moran penned The Fires of Pompeii too
  • Toby Haynes also directed The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon

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