Sunday, 14 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Waking the Dead, Series 8

Regular series actors Trevor Eve (as Super-
intendent Boyd), Sue Johnston (Dr. Foley), Wil
Johnson (DI Jordan), and Tara Fitzgerald (Dr.
Lockhart) all returned for season eight of this
award-winning BBC crime drama, which first
aired in the autumn of 2009.
Magdalene 26 saw the departure of French
actress, Félicité Du Jeu (as DC Stella Goodman)
after three years service, when the Cold Case
detective was shot and killed. Newcomer Stacey
Roca also joined the programme in the same
story, although her role (as DS Katrina Howard)
only lasted for this eight-part series.
The penultimate season of Waking the Dead 
began another repeat run on the Drama channel
last night, and featured seventeen Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:


Magdalene 26 (TX: September 6 & 7 2009)
  • Daniel Pirrie (Muller) was Joe Buchanan (pictured) in The God Complex
  • Sharon Maughan (Elizabeth/Michelle) voiced Whitfield for Big Finish's Cold Fusion (2016)
  • Jason Hunjan (Topal) was a stuntman on Voyage of the Damned and The Next Doctor
  • Simon Clark was the sound recordist on An Adventure in Space and Time too
  • series prosthetics designer Waldo Mason was in the SFX crew for Aliens of London
  • for Tom Lucy see my blog for Series 5
End of the Night (TX: September 13 & 14)
  • Rory Kinnear (Mitcham) voiced Samuel Belfrage for Industrial Evolution (BF, 2011)
  • Trevor Laird (DI Vedder) was Frax in Mindwarp, and played Martha Jones' dad, Clive (pictured) in Smith and JonesThe Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords
  • Elizabeth Rider (DI Smith) provided the ATMOS voice for The Sontaran Stratagem and was Linda in The Time of the Doctor, and voiced Galatea for The Well-Mannered War (BF, 2015)
Substitute (TX: September 20 & 21)
  • Ariyon Bakare (Victor) was Leandro in The Woman Who Lived
  • for Graham Brown (series SFX supervisor) and Lee Sherward (stunt co-ordinator) see my blog for Series 6
End Game (TX: September 27 & 28)
  • Big Finish artist Alexander Siddig (Mohammed) voiced Rosto for Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius (both 2008), the Captain for The Wreck of the Titan (2010), the Sultan for 1001 Nights (2012), and Marcus Gifford for The Diary of River Song (2016)
  • Bertie Carvel (Dench) was the Mysterious Man in The Lazarus Experiment
  • for George Rainsford (Luke Boyd) see my Series 7 blog
  • Michelle Tate (Ellen) was Abigail in The Crimson Horror
  • Adam Trotman was the film editor on Last Christmas too

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