Saturday, 8 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis

The Queen of Crime's final full-length Marple mystery -
 her sixty-second novel - was issued in 1971 (although 
Sleeping Murder was released later, in 1976), and was dramatised for BBC1 by Trevor Bowen (who played Jane
 Marple's nephew, Raymond West in the first series).
A short story collection, Miss Marple's Final Cases 
(written between 1939 and 1954), was also published posthumously in 1979.
Nemesis earned a second BAFTA Best Actress
nomination for Joan Hickson's definitive performance
as Miss Marple. An ITV version followed in 2009.
This two-part serial, originally broadcast in February
1987, was shown again on the Alibi channel today,
and featured fourteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Frank Gatliff (Jason Rafael, first appeared in A Caribbean Mystery in 1964) was Ortron in The Monster of Peladon
  • Roger Hammond (Broadribb) was Francis Bacon in The Chase: The Executioners, and Dr. Runciman in Mawdryn Undead, and voiced Harold Withers for Big Finish's The Eternal Summer (2009)
  • Patrick Godfrey (Schuster) was Tor in The Savages, and Major Cosworth in The Mind of Evil
  • Peter Copley (Brabazon) was Dr. Warlock (pictured) in Pyramids of Mars
  • Alison Skilbeck (Miss Barrow) was the Deputy in Frontios
  • David Blake Kelly (Tramp) was Captain Briggs in The Chase: Flight Through Eternity, and Jacob Kewper in The Smugglers
  • Cy Town (Passenger) appeared in thirty-five episodes of the classic run (from an uncredited role in The Silurians, to a Haemovore in The Curse of Fenricand was a Dalek operator in every Dalek story from Frontier in Space onwards
  • film editor Frances Parker edited Terminus too
  • production designer Don Giles also designed The Power of Kroll
  • Robert Gabriel was the production manager on K9 and Company too
  • Thea Murray was a production assistant on The Masque of Mandragoratoo
  • for regular series crew members George Gallaccio, John Walker and Bernard Ashby see my blog for The Body in the Library
June Whitfield again voiced Miss Marple in a five-part production of Nemesis, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998. The cast also included:
  • George A Cooper (Rafael) was Cherub in The Smugglers
  • Thelma Barlow (Anthea) was Lady Thaw in The Lazarus Experiment
  • Mary Wimbush (Clotilde) was Aunt Lavinia Smith in K9 and Company
  • Delia Lindsay (Miss Barrow) voiced Overlord Saldor and Newscaster for The Valley of Death (BF, 2011)

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