Saturday, 9 December 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis

The third season of ITV's Marple concluded on New
Year's Day 2009, with Nemesis, loosely based on
 the Queen of Crieme's final Miss Marple novel
 (published in 1971 after serialisation in Woman's 
Realm).
The drama was the last to star Geraldine McEwan 
(1932-2015) as the titular sleuth, and originally
aired in the Mystery! strand for PBS in July 2007.
McEwan was succeeded by Julia McKenzie (born
1941) for the next eleven mysteries.
The serial was repeated again on ITV3 today, and
 featured Richard E Grant (Jane Marple's nephew,
Raymond West), Ruth Wilson, George Cole, Amanda
Burton and eleven other Doctor Who cast and crew
connections:

  • screenplay writer and actor, Stephen Churchett was Billy in Attack of the Cybermen
  • Lee Ingleby (DC Hards) voiced Samson Griffin for Big Finish's Terror Firma (BF, 2005)
  • Dan Stevens (Faber) voiced Rick AusGarten for The Cradle of the Snake (2010)
  • Anne Reid (Sister Agnes) was Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenric, and Florence the Plasmavore in Smith and Jones
  • Big Finish actor Dr. Graeme Garden (Broadribb) voiced Professor Ivor Fassbinder for Bang-Bang-A-Boom! (2002), Bang-Bang-A-Boom! (BF, 2002), Geoffrey Vantage for Max Warp (2008), and Abbot Thelonious (the Monk) for The Book of Kells (2010), Lucie Miller and To the Death (both 2011)
  • Adrian Rawlins (Turnbull) was Ryder in Planet of the Ood
  • Ronnie Ancona (Amanda) voiced Joanie Carrington for Doom Coalition (BF,  2017)
  • executive producer (on twenty-three episodes) Damien Timmer made a cameo appearance on An Adventure in Space and Time as a Menoptera
  • series production designer Michael Pickwoad has set-designed fifty-five adventures, from A Christmas Carol to the present
  • Matthew Newman was the film editor on The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang too
  • Jason Gill was also costume assistant on fourteen stories (from the 2010 Christmas special to The Wedding of River Song), Death is the Only Answer and Space and Time

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