Saturday, 15 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Rebus, Series 1

The Inspector Rebus books are a series of police
procedural stories by Scottish author Ian Rankin
(born 1960), that centre on the investigations of 
DI John Rebus, and are set mainly in Edinburgh.
Thirteen of Rankin's twenty novels were adapted 
by STV Productions between 2000 and 2007 in 
four series of Rebus.
John Hannah (b. 1962) portrayed the detective
 in the first run, before being replaced by Messiah 
actor Ken Stott (b. 1954) for the remaining three 
seasons (which included The First Stone, the only
 original story not based on any Rankin work).
Ron Donachie was later cast in the title role of BBC 
Radio 4's own Rebus series, from 2003 to present.
Another repeat run of the first four cases
(co-executive produced by Hannah and Philip Hinchcliffebegan on the Alibi channel last 
night, and featured Michelle Gomez (as Caro Rattray in part four) and 
twenty other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Black and Blue (UK TX: April 26 2000/Published 1997)
  • Jim Norton (Slocum) voiced Major Thomas Kennet for Scream of the Shalka
  • Sara Stewart (DCI Templer) provided the Computer voice for The End of the World
  • Andrew McCulloch (Kane) co-wrote Meglos
  • Michael Carter (Toal) made his TV debut as an uncredited Prisoner and UNIT Soldier in The Mind of Evil
  • Rod Woodruff was also the stunt co-ordinator on Rose and World War Three
  • SFX designer Paul Kelly was SFX supervisor on twenty-five episodes (from The Girl in the Fireplace to The End of Time)
The Hanging Garden (UK TX: July 15/Published 1998)
  • Tom Watson (Dr. Slaven) was Ramo in The Underwater Menace
  • Rab Affleck (Marty) was Archie in The Name of the Doctor
  • Andy Smart was also a stuntman on Evolution of the Daleks, Let's Kill Hitler, The Rings of Akhaten and The Zygon Inversion
  • stuntman Trevor Steedman made his TV debut as a Seabase Guard in Warriors of the Deep
  • Tony Van Silva was a stuntman on Tooth and Claw too
Dead Souls (UK TX: September 13/Published 1999)
  • Ron Donachie (DCS Wilson here; and DI Rebus for BBC Radio) was the Steward in Tooth and Claw
  • prolific Big Finish actor Hugh Ross (Dr. Margolies) voiced Reverend Merodach for Night's Black Agents (2010), Robert Stretton for Industrial Evolution (2011), Vepaja for Voyage to Venus (2012), Sir Toby Kinsella for the Counter Measures spin-off series (2012-present), The Assassination Games (2013) and The Reesinger Process, Kyle Inskip for Masters of Earth (both 2014), Gethal for The Exxilons (2015), and Charles Kirkland for The Trouble With Drax (2016)
  • Mark Bonnar (DI Margolies) was Jimmy in The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, then voiced Porteus for The English Way of Deaththe Eleven for Doom Coalition 1 (both 2015) and Doom Coalition 2, and Zoltan Frid for The Labyrinth of Buda Castle (both 2016)
  • Gordon Seed was also a stuntman on twenty-one stories, and the stunt co-ordinator on another thirteen (from The Idiot's Lantern to Kill the Moon)
Mortal Causes (UK TX: November 1 2004/Published 1994)
  • stuntmen Stuart Clark, Derek Lea and Seon Rogers all worked on the revived programme too
  • series sound mixer Brian Milliken was sound recordist on The Sontaran StratagemThe Poison Sky and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • series script supervisor Sheila Johnston worked on continuity for Voyage of the Damned, Partners in Crime, The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood and The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • series post-production supervisor Liz Pearson held that post on An Adventure in Space and Time too

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