Sunday, 13 August 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Waking The Dead, Series 2

The second series of this BBC crime drama
 first aired in the autumn of 2002, and saw 
the return of actors Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, 
Wil Johnson, Holly Aird, and Claire Goose (as 
Cold Case investigators Superintendent Peter 
Boyd, Dr. Grace Foley, Sergeant Will Jordan, 
Dr. Frankie Wharton, and DC Mel Silver).
This eight-part season (nominated for an International Emmy) began another repeat 
run on the Drama channel last night, and 
featured twenty-three Doctor Who cast and
crew connections:

Life Sentence 
(UK TX: September 2 & 3 2002)
  • Big Finish actor Samuel West (Rice) played Cyrian in Dimensions in Time, and voiced the titular villain (aka the Revenant) for Vengeance of Morbius (2008), Aristophanes for Mask of Tragedy (2014), Mr. Song for The Diary of River Song (2016), and Albert Tiermann for AudioGo's Demon Quest: A Shard of Ice (2010)
  • Susannah Harker (Claire) voiced Clare Keightley for Shada (2003), and Anya for Dark Eyes 4: Eye of Darkness (2015)
  • Paterson Joseph (Sullivan) was Rodrick in Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways, and voiced Victor Espinosa for Earth Aid (BF, 2011)
  • Simon Gregor (Bryant) was the Steward in The Vampires of Venice
  • Guy List (Pardy) was a stuntman on Evolution of the Daleks
  • cinematographer Graham Frake, Steve Robinson (first assistant director) and Shirley Schumacher (camera assistant) all worked on The Beast Below and Victory of the Daleks
  • Caroline McCall was also costume assistant on The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People and Night Terrors
Deathwatch (UK TX: September 9 & 10)
  • David de Keyser (Freeman) provided the Atraxi voice in The Eleventh Hour
  • David Ashton (Cameron) was Kendron in Timelash
  • Tony Osoba (Wallace) was Lan in Destiny of the Daleks, Kracauer in Dragonfire, and Duke (pictured) in Kill the Moon
  • Ronald Pickup (Sutton) made his TV debut as the Physician in (episode 4 of) The Reign of Terror, and voiced Kestorian for Time Works (BF, 2006), and Elder Bones for Spaceport Fear (2013)
  • Cheryl Hall (Valerie) was Shirna in Carnival of Monsters
Special Relationship (UK TX: September 16 & 17)
  • Amanda Root (Lorna) voiced Madeleine Fairweather for The Girl Who Never Was (BF, 2007)
  • Colin Stinton (Karp) was President Arthur Winters in The Sound of Drums
  • Ed Bishop (Tyler) voiced General Finch for Unbound: Full Fathom Five (BF, 2003)
Thin Air (UK TX: November 3 & 4)
  • Paul Bazely (Doctor) was Ven Garr in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
  • Cherie Lunghi (Leah) voiced Lady Adela Forster for The Emerald Tiger (BF, 2012)
  • Sophie Winkleman (Joanna) voiced Kelly Westwood for both The Eight Truths and Worldwide Web (BF, 2009)
  • Justin Salinger (Garvey) was Tasker in Oxygen
  • SFX supervisor Graham Brown was VFX assistant on Full CircleThe Five DoctorsResurrection of the DaleksThe Caves of AndrozaniAttack of the CybermenRevelation of the Daleks and The Curse of Fenric 
  • Rod Woodruff was also the stunt co-ordinator on Rose and World War Three

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