Thursday, 1 June 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Wycliffe, Series 2

Jack Shepherd returned as WJ Burley's Cornish
detective for the second season of HTV's popular 
crime drama, and was again joined by Jimmy Yuill, 
Helen Masters (as Inspectors Kersey and Lane), 
Aaron Harris (DS Dixon), Adam Barker (DC 
Potter), and Tim Wylton (pathologist Franks). 
Unlike the mysteries in the first series (all based
on Burley's novels), only original screenplays 
were produced here.
The eight serials, first broadcast in the summer
of 1995, began another repeat run on ITV3 last 
night, and featured Louise Jameson (as Tilly 
Rawle in part seven) and twenty-seven other 
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

All For Love (UK TX: June 18 1995)
  • John Abineri (DCI Turner) played Van Lutyens in Fury from the Deep, General Carrington in The Ambassadors of Death, Richard Railton in Death to the Daleks, and Ranquin in The Power of Kroll
  • Kenneth Sharp was also the production designer on The Macra Terror, The Claws of Axos and The Robots of Death and John Bleasdale (Warder) was a titular Robot in the latter story
The Trojan Horse (UK TX: June 25)
  • Peter Bennett was also the first assistant director on fourteen stories (from Bad Wolf to The End of Time, and Attack of the Graske), was production manager on The Doctor's Daughter, Midnight, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End, then produced seventeen episodes (from The Beast Below to Series 10)
Charades (UK TX: July 2)
  • David Haig (Miller) was Pangol in The Leisure Hive
  • Andrew Bullivant (PC) was the Milkman in The Stolen Earth
  • Big Finish artist Michael Fenton Stevens (Howell) voiced Mr. Seyton (alias Shakespeare) for The Kingmaker (2006), Brooks for The Raincloud Man (2008), and Moorson for Destroy the Infinite (2014)
  • David Neal (Thorne) was the President in The Caves of Androzani
  • Nigel Peever (Treglowen) voiced both Quail and the Deputy for The Third Doctor Adventures (BF, 2016)
  • Tom Eastwood (Barman) voiced Requiem for The Last (BF, 2004)
Lost Contact (UK TX: July 9)
  • Eleanor Bron (Edwina) was an Art Lover in City of Death, and Kara in Revelation of the Daleks, and voiced Ileana De Santos for Loups-Garoux (BF, 2001)
  • Simon Paisley Day (SOCO) was the Steward (pictured) in The End of the World, and Rump in Face the Raven
Four and Twenty Black Birds (UK TX: July 16)
  • director Steve Goldie began his career as an AFM on (part 6 of) The Armageddon Factor, then was the production manager on Terminus
  • Big Finish actor Lennox Greaves (Rowland) voiced Brian Hughes for The Shadow of the Scourge (2000), Professor Patrick Trethui for Last of the Titans (2001), King Edward the Confessor for Seasons of Fear, Mr. Shaughnessy for The Chimes of Midnight (both 2002), Dr. Joseph Aldrich for The Condemned (2008), and both Anulf and Taker for The Whispering Forest (2010)
  • Christopher Driscoll (DI Perry here; and Owner in Series 4: Close to Home) was the Security Guard in The Idiot's Lantern
  • René Zagger (Mills) was Padra in Utopia
Happy Families (UK TX: June 23)
  • Dominic Guard (Brandon) was Olvir in Terminus
  • David Schofield (Penrose) voiced Billy for Death in Blackpool (BF, 2009), and Nostradamus for The Doomsday Quatrain (BF, 2011)
Wild Oats (UK TX: July 30)
  • director Michael Owen Morris was a PA (production assistant) on The Pirate Planet, then directed The Awakening
  • Christian Rodska (Rawle) voiced Laan Carder for Faith Stealer (BF, 2004) and the Reverand Small for Hornets Nest: The Dead Shoes (AudioGo, 2011)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (Gilbert here; and Judge in Series 4: Old Crimes, New Times) was Organon in The Creature from the Pit, and voiced the Unbound Doctor for both Auld Mortality (BF, 2003) and A Storm of Angels (BF, 2005)
  • John Woodnutt (Dr. Angwin) was George Hibbert in Spearhead from Space, the Draconian Emperor in Frontier in Space, the Duke of Forgill and Broton in Terror of the Zygons, and Seron in The Keeper of Traken
  • Susie Liggat was also the first assistant director on Love & Monsters,Army of Ghosts and Doomsday, then produced another eight instalments (from Human Nature to The Next Doctor)
Breaking Point (UK TX: August 6)
  • Leslie Schofield (Treen) was Leroy in (episode 4 of) The War Games, and Calib in The Face of Evil
  • Linda Broughton (Mrs. Nankervis) was the Woman in Hell Bent
  • for Steve Slocombe (electrician), Elaine Matthews (script supervisor), and Barbara Southcott (make-up artist) see my blog for Series 1

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