Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Law & Order: UK, Series 8

Regular series actors Bradley Walsh (as DS Ronnie 
Brooks), Paterson Joseph (DI Wes Leyton, killed off 
in the penultimate story), Dominic Rowan (Jacob Thorne), Georgia Taylor (Kate Barker), and Peter Davison (Henry Sharpe) all returned for the 
eighth and final series of the British spin-off of 
Dick Wolf's Law & Order.
London-born actor Ben Bailey Smith (brother of
novelist Zadie Smith and a former rapper better 
known as Doc Brown) joined the programme here 
as newly promoted DS Joe Hawkins.
All eight cases here were again based on scripts 
from the American parent programme.
Originally shown in the spring of 2014, the season 
began another repeat run on ITV3 last night, and 
featured thirty-one Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

Flaw (UK TX: March 12/based on Refuge, 1999)
  • prosthetics artist Waldo Mason was a SFX assistant on Aliens of London
Safe From Harm (UK TX: March 19/based on Betrayal, 2008)
  • Hattie Morahan (Alison) voiced Helen Sinclair for Big Finish's Doom Coalition series
  • Holly Earl (Lisa) played Lily Arwell in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, a role she reprised for The Churchill Years (BF, 2016)
  • Carolyn Pickles (Maureen) voiced Lady Meera for Army of Death (BF, 2011), and Cardinal Ollistra for Doom Coalition 4 (BF, 2017)
  • Damian Kell (Farmer) was Dominicus in A Good Man Goes to War
  • Mark Frost (Brad) voiced Shandar for Requiem for the Rocket Men (BF, 2015), and Niccolo Machiavelli for The Ravelli Conspiracy (2016)
I Predict A Riot (UK TX: March 26/based on Ramparts, 1999)
  • Ellen Thomas (Rebecca) was Carmen in Planet of the Dead
  • Roger Lloyd Pack (Greene) was John Lumic in Rise of the Cybermen of The Age of Steel
  • Graham Cole (Wilson) made ten uncredited appearances in the classic run - he was a Krarg in Shada, a Player in (part 1 of) The Leisure Hive, a Marshman in Full Circle, the Melkur in The Keeper of Traken (and part 2 of Time Flight), a Kinda, a Cyberman in Earthshock and The Five Doctors, a Crewman in Resurrection of the Daleks (1), and a Jacondan in The Twin Dilemma (1) - he also voiced both Ebbko and the Melkur for The Guardians of Prophecy (BF, 2012)
  • Selina Macarthur was also the film editor on Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Time Heist, The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar
Pride (UK TX: April 2/based on Identity, 2003)
  • Roy Hudd (Hargreaves) voiced Max Miller for Pier Pressure (BF, 2006)
  • Laura Rogers (Sally) was Isabella in A Christmas Carol, and voiced Queen Tristahna for The Churchill Years
  • Leila Hoffman (Florence) was Mrs. Rossiter in Night Terrors
  • Martin Jarvis (Stewart) was Hilio in The Web Planet, Butler for Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and the Governor in Vengeance on Varos, then voiced Nigel Rochester for Jubilee (BF, 2003)
  • Ella Kenion (Cashier) was Harriet in Let's Kill Hitler, and voiced Boudica for The Wrath of the Iceni (BF, 2012), and Romy for Equilibrium (BF, 2015)
Customs (UK TX: April 9/based on Ritual, 1997)
  • Akin Gazi (Dr. Elsayed) was Carter in The Doctor's Daughter
  • Jo Lea was also first assistant director on Robot of SherwoodThe Caretaker, Flatline and In the Forest of the Night
Bad Romance (UK TX: April 16/based on Denial, 1997)
  • Emma Campbell-Jones (Camille) 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)
  • Janet Dibley (Karen) voiced Commander Flail for The Black Hole (BF, 2015)
  • Lacey Bond (Linda) was a Serving Woman in The End of Time, Part 1
  • Joseph Millson (Cosby) was Alan Jackson in the first two seasons of The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • James Wilby (Hutton) voiced Tenebris for both The Acheron Pulse and The Shadow Heart (BF, 2012)
  • Greg Austin (Rufus) was Charlie Smith in Class
Hard Stop (UK TX: April 23/based on Criminal Law, 2005)
  • Mark Bonnar (Glendon) was Jimmy in The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, then voiced Porteus for The English Way of Deaththe Eleven for Doom Coalition (BF, both 2015), and Zoltan Frid for The Labyrinth of Buda Castle (BF, 2016)
  • Rachel Atkins (Cleo) voiced Queen Aethelfrid for The Lady of Mercia (BF, 2013), Sol for Gallifrey: Intervention Earth, Susannah for The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Triumph of Sutekh (both 2015), Juno for Maker of Dreams, and Myla for The Age of Endurance (both 2016)
  • Julia Hills (Hayley) voiced Qureshi for The Bounty of Ceres (BF, 2014), Phillipa Gregson for Doom Coalition 2, and Sera for The War Doctor 4 (2017)
Repeat to Fade (UK TX: June 11/based on Marathon, 1999)
  • Pippa Bennett-Warner (Zana) was Saibra in Time Heist
  • Tony Gardner (Stone) voiced Stapleton Petherbridge for The Wrong Doctors (BF, 2013), and was Douglas in The Pyramid at the End of the World
  • Fady Elsayed (Jamal) was Ram in Class
  • Nisha Nayar (Namita) was a Programmer in Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways, and voiced Zanzibar for Harvest of the Sycorax (BF, 2016)
  • Sharon Small (DI Flynn) voiced both Jeannie and Janet for The Revenants (BF, 2012)

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