Monday, 5 June 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Silent Witness, Series 17

The seventeenth season of this popular crime drama
was first broadcast on BBC One in January 2014, and
again starred series regulars, Emilia Fox (a veteran
of almost a hundred episodes) and David Caves as
Home Office pathologists, doctors Nikki Alexander and
Jack Hodgson. Former comedienne and disability rights
activist Liz Carr also returned in her role as Clarissa
Richard Lintern joined the cast here as Dr. Thomas Chamberlain, the new head of the Lyell Centre, following
the death of Professor Leo Dalton in Greater Love.
The ten-part series began another repeat run on the 
Drama channel last night, and featured these twenty-two Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Commodity (UK TX: January 2 & 3)
  • Daniel O'Hara also directed Under the Lake and Before the Flood
  • Ace Bhatti (Rashid here, and DCI Naval in Series 5: The World Cruise) was Rani's dad, Haresh Chandra, in The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Elliot Levey (Freedman here; DCI Solomon in Series 21: A Special Relationship) voiced both Gobernar and Blank for Big Finish's Vampire of the Mind (2016)
  • Paul Marc Davis (Benjamin here; Guard in Series 19: River's Edge) was the Chieftain in Utopia, the Trickster in The Sarah Jane Adventures, Corakinus in Class, and voiced Trave for Gallifrey: Time War (BF, 2018)
  • Adrian Rawlins (DI Leighton here, and Eckhert in Series 11: Peripheral Visionwas Dr. Ryder in Planet of the Ood
  • Alan Bond (Barrister) was a UNIT Soldier in The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords
  • Dan Euston (Yunnus) was a stuntman on The Crimson Horror
Coup de Grace (UK TX: January 9 & 10)
  • Laurence Belcher (Masham) was Young Kazran in A Christmas Carol
  • Tobias Menzies (Walker) was Lieutenant Stepashin in Cold War
  • Michael Gould (Masham) voiced Frederick Lindemann for The Churchill Years (BF, 2016)
  • George Russo (Bond) was Phillip in The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone
  • Greg Bennett (Constable) went uncredited as both a UNIT Soldier and Sycorax Warrior in The Christmas Invasion, and a Guest in The Lazarus Experiment
  • Scott Stevenson (Policeman) was an uncredited Man in The Rings of Akhaten, The Crimson Horror and The Name of the Doctor, Submariner in Cold War, and Chef in Mummy on the Orient Express
In A Lonely Place (UK TX: January 16 & 17)
  • Emma Campbell-Jones (Tania) was Dr. Kent in The Wedding of River Song, and Cass (pictured) in The Night of the Doctor, then voiced Shola for both The Paradox Planet and Legacy of Death (BF, 2016)
  • Mark Garrett was the cinematographer on In The Forest of the Night too
Undertone (UK TX: January 23 & 24)
  • Morven Christie (DS Kirchner) was O'Donnell in Under the Lake and Before the Flood
  • Sean Gallagher (DI Brooke) was Chip in New Earth
  • Michael Bertenshaw (Beale) was Mr. Cole in The Next Doctor
  • Akin Gazi (Humadi) was Carter in The Doctor's Daughter
Fraternity (UK TX: January 30 & 31)
  • Ashley Walters (DI Carter) was Gregor Van Baalen in Journey to the Centre of TARDIS
  • Clare Calbraith (Lizzie) voiced a Trooper for Exotron: Urban Myths, and Maria for Son of the Dragon (BF, both 2007)
  • Big Finish artist Kirsty Besterman (Amy) voiced Princess Aliona for both The Burning Prince and The Shadow Heart, Empress Cheni for The Acheron Pulse (all 2012), Serena Paget for We Are the DaleksLannic for Theatre of War (both 2015), Ishtek and Lilly for Doom Coalition 2: Beachhead (2016)

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