Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Law & Order: UK, Series 4

Regular series actors Bradley Walsh (as DS Ronnie
Brooks), Jamie Bamber (DS Matt Devlin), Dame
Harriet Walter (DI Natalie Chandler), and Freema 
Agyeman (Alesha Phillips) all returned for the 
fourth series of the British spin-off of Dick Wolf's 
Law & Order
Ben Daniels and Bill Paterson left the programme in 
Skeletons, when their characters (Senior Prosecutor 
James Steel and Director George Castle) both 
resigned from the Crown Prosecution Service.
All six cases here were again based on scripts from the parent American programme.
Originally shown in the winter of 2011, the season 
began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and 
featured twenty-one Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

ID (UK TX: March 21 2011/based on Promises to Keep, 1993)
  • Big Finish actress Nicola Walker (Daniela) voiced Liv Chenka for Robophobia (2011), Dark Eyes 2Dark Eyes 3 (both 2014)Dark Eyes 4Doom Coalition 1 (both 2015), Doom Coalition 2Doom Coalition 3 (both 2016), Doom Coalition 4, and narrated The World Beyond the Trees (both 2017)
  • Geraldine Alexander (Ellen) was Areta in Vengeance in Varos
Denial (UK TX: March 14/based on DNR, 1999)
  • writer Catherine Tregenna also penned The Woman Who Lived and Torchwood
  • Diana Quick (Judge Hall here, Duty of Care and Series 8: Flaw) voiced Prime for Scream of the Shalka
  • Duane Henry (Flynn) was Mechanic Claude in Midnight
Shaken (UK TX: April 4/based on Homesick, 1996)
  • director Paul Wilmhurst later helmed Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas
  • Jemma Redgrave (Helena) played Kate Lethbridge Stewart in The Power of ThreeThe Day of the DoctorDeath in Heaven, The Magician's Apprentice, The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversionthen also for Big Finish's UNIT series - she also voiced Decider Lana Merrion for Mistfall (2015)
  • Tomiwa Edun (Benson) was Mr. Brock for The Return of Doctor Mysterio
  • Rebecca Night (Leila) voiced Helene for Masquerade (BF, 2014), and Matilda Gregson for Doom Coalition 2
  • Pooky Quesnel (Andrea) was the Captain in A Christmas Carol, and Dorothea in Class
Duty of Care (UK TX: March 28/based on Endurance, 2000)
  • Geoffrey Leesley (Harris) voiced Paramount Minister Mortund for Arrangements for War (BF, 2004), and Harold for Serpent Crest: The Broken Crown (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Ashley McGuire (Simone) voiced the Sergeant for The Last Adventure: The Red House (BF, 2015)
  • Oliver Dimsdale (Peck) 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)
Help (UK TX: March 7/based on We Like Mike, 1997)
  • James Strong also directed The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Daleks in ManhattanEvolution of the DaleksVoyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime and Planet of the Dead
  • Big Finish actor Michael Cochrane (Judge Burchville) was Charles Cranleigh in Black Orchid, Redvers Fenn-Cooper (pictured) in Ghost Light, and voiced Lt. Col. Brook for No Man's Land (2006), Murgat for Brotherhood of the Daleks (2008), Colonel Spindleton for Trail of the White Worm and The Oseidon Adventure (both 2012), Chivers for Destiny of the Doctor: The Time Machine (2013), and Geralk for both The Fate of Krelos and Return to Telos (2015)
  • Elizabeth Rider (Fiona) provided the ATMOS voice for The Sontaran Stratagem and was Linda in The Time of the Doctor - she also voiced Galatea for The Well-Mannered War (BF, 2015)
  • Andrew Havill (Morris) was the Chief Steward in Voyage of the Damned, and voiced both Aleister Portillon and Squire Claude for The Witch From the Well (BF, 2011)
Skeletons (UK TX: April 11/based on Trophy, 1996)
  • Tobias Menzies (Cain) was Lieutenant Stepashin in Cold War
  • Mark Dexter (Hareton) was Dad in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead
  • Jade Anouka (Carla) was the Waitress in The Bells of Saint John
  • Ian Adrian was also a camera operator on The Vampires of VeniceThe Hungry EarthCold BloodVincent and the DoctorThe Lodger and An Adventure in Space and Time

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