Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Doctor Who Vs. The Avengers, Series 6 [Part 2]

This cult British fantasy show returned to the ITV
regions in the autumn of 1968 for an eight-month 
run, following it's debut on American television 
that spring.
Patrick Macnee (who had portrayed John Steed
since 1961) was now joined for the last series by
the Canadian-born actress Linda Thorson (girl-
friend of the programme's new producer John 
Bryce), whilst former guest star Patrick Newell
 (pictured as Colonel Faraday in The Android
Invasion) now took regular role as spymaster, 
After completing production on only three episodes, 
Bryce was fired and previous producers Brian
Clemens and Albert Fennell resumed their posts -
both were later nominated for a Primetime Emmy 
Award. The show was finally recognised by BAFTA 
with a Special Award in 2000.
The Avengers spawned a stage version (starring 
Simon Oates as Steed and Kate O'Mara) in 1971, and Macnee (1922-
2015) reprised his iconic role for The New Avengers in 1976. Warner 
Bros. released a much maligned cinematic treatment in 1998, with
Ralph Fiennes as Steed, Uma Thurman as Dr. Peel, and Jim Broadbent 
as Mother. An audio series from Big Finish followed in 2013, with Steed 
now played by Julian Wadham.
The final season included screenplays from classic era writers Terrance 
Dicks and Malcolm Hulke (Homicide and Old Lace), and Terry Nation 
(Take Me to Your LeaderThingumajig and Take-Over).
Another repeat run of the final seventeen stories (from a series total of 
thirty-three) concluded on ITV4 today, and featured a total of fifty-nine
other Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Killer (UK TX: January 22 1969 & US TX: December 30 1968)
  • Harry Towb (Paxton) was Osgood in (episode 1 of) The Seeds of Death, and McDermott in Terror of the Autons
  • Michael McStay (Trancer) was Derek Moberley in The Seeds of Doom
  • for James Bree (Wilkington) see Series 2: Immortal Clay 
  • for John Bailey (Bleech) see Series 1: A Change of Bait
  • for William Franklyn (Brinstead) see Series 4: Silent Dust
The Morning After (UK TX: January 29 & US TX: Unknown)
  • Donald Douglas (Parsons) was Vural in The Sontaran Experiment
  • for Peter Barkworth (Merlin) see Series 1: Kill the King
  • for Brian Blessed (Hearn) see Series 5: The Superlative Seven
The Curious Case of the Countless Clues 
(UK TX: February 5 1969 & US TX: April 3 1968)
  • Tony Selby (Stanley) was Sabalom Glitz in The Mysterious PlanetThe Ultimate Foe and Dragonfire
  • Reginald Jessup (Dawson) was a Servant in The Massacre, and Lord Savar in The Invasion of Time (1)
  • for Kenneth Cope (Gardiner) see Series 5: The Bird Who Knew Too Much
  • for Edward de Souza (Flanders) and George A Cooper (Burgess) see the Series 2 episodes, The White Dwarf and Six Hands Across a Table
Wish You Were Here (UK TX: February 12 1969 & US TX: November 18 1968)
  • Louise Pajo (Craven) was Gia Kelly in The Seeds of Death
  • for Derek Newark (Vickers) see Series 3: Trojan Horse
  • for David Garth (Brevitt) see Series 2: The Big Thinker
  • for Gary Watson (Kendrick) see Series 1: Death on the Slipway
Love All (UK TX: February 19 & US TX: February 3)
  • Peter Stephens (Bellchamber) was Cyril/the Knave of Hearts/Kitchen Boy in The Celestial Toymaker, and Lolem in The Underwater Menace
  • for Terence Alexander (Bromfield) see Series 4: The Town of No Return
  • for Frank Gatliff (Fryer) see Series 1: One for the Mortuary
  • David Baron (Metcalalfe) was Ralpachan in The Abominable Snowmen
  • Ann Rye (WPC Grimshaw) voiced Lillian Dillane for Nocturne (2007)
Stay Tuned (UK TX: February 26 & US TX: February 24)
  • O'Mara (Lisa here; Madam Gerda in The Stage Play) played the Rani in The Mark of the Rani, Time and the Rani, Dimensions in Time and BBV Productions' The Rani Reaps the Whirlwind (2000)
  • Duncan Lamont (Wilks) was Dan Galloway in Death to the Daleks
  • Denise Buckley (Sally) was cast as Victoria Waterfield in April 1967 but was replaced by Deborah Watling
Take Me to Your Leader (UK TX: March 5 & US TX: February 10)
  • Patrick Barr (Stonehouse) was Jack Hobson in The Moonbase
  • for Michael Robbins (Cavell) and Michael Hawkins (Shepherd) see the Series 1 stories Dragonsfield and The Deadly Air
  • Henry Stamper (Glasgow) was Anton in The Enemy of the World (1)
Fog (UK TX: March 12 & US TX: February 17)
  • for Paul Whitsun-Jones (Sanders) see Series 3: Man With Two Shadows
  • Patsy Smart (Mrs. Golightly) was the Ghoul in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
  • John Barrard (Valarti) was the Shopkeeper in The Reign of Terror
Who Was That I Saw You With? (UK TX: March 19 & US TX: March 3)
  • William Marlowe (Fairfax) was Harry Mailer in The Mind of Evil, and Lester in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • Alan Wheatley (Dangerfield) was Temmosus in The Daleks
  • Ralph Michael (Hesketh) was Balaton in The Pirate Planet
  • for Aimee Delamain (Miss Culpepper) see Series 3: November Five
  • Ken Barker [formerly Haward] (Powell) was the Mutant in Revelation of the Daleks (1)
Homicide and Old Lace (UK TX: March 26 & US TX: March 17)
  • Edward Brayshaw (Fuller) was Leon Colbert in The Reign of Terror, and the War Chief in The War Games
  • Gertan Klauber (Kruger) was the Galley Master in The Romans (2), and Ola in The Macra Terror
  • for Bryan Mosley (Armshith) see Series 4: The Gravediggers
  • for Donald Pickering (Cartwright) see Series 5: The Winged Avenger
  • Kevork Malikyan (Rossi) was Kemel Rudkin in The Wheel in Space
  • Stephen Hubay (Dubois) was Petrov in The War Games (8)
  • for Dinny Powell (Guard) see The Cybernauts
  • Kristopher Kum (Osaka) was Fu Peng in The Mind of Evil
Thingumajig (UK TX: April 2 & US TX: March 24)
  • Iain Cuthbertson (Kruger) was Garron in The Ribos Operation
  • for Vernon Dobtcheff (Stenson) see Series 4: Room Without a View
  • for Edward Burnham (Brett) see Series 5: The Fear Merchants
  • John Moore (Greer) was a Trojan in The Myth Makers: Small Prophet, Quick Return, and a Prisoner in Frontier in Space (3)
My Wildest Dream (UK TX: April 9 & US TX: January 6)
  • for Philip Madoc (Slater) see Series 2: The Decapod
  • John Savident (Winthrop) was the Squire in The Visitation (1), and voiced Pendle for Big Finish's Order of the Daleks (2016)
Requiem (UK TX: April 16 & US TX: March 31)
  • Angela Douglas (Miranda) was Doris Lethbridge-Stewart in Battlefield
  • for John Baker (Vicar) see Series 6: The £50,000 Breakfast
Take Over (UK TX: April 23 & US TX: April 14)
  • for Tom Adams (Grenville) see Series 1: Death on the Slipway
Pandora (UK TX: April 30 & US TX: March 10)
  • for Julian Glover (Lasindall here, and Rooke in Split!) see Series 4:Two's A Crowd
Get-A-Way! (UK TX: May 14 & US TX: April 24 1968)
  • for Andrew Keir (James) see Series 5: The Fear Merchants
  • for Neil Hallett (Ryder) see Series 1: Dead of Winter
  • Michael Elwyn (Edwards) was Lieutenant Algernon Ffinch in The Highlanders
  • William Wilde (Baxter) was a Draconian Captain in Frontier in Space
  • Robert Russell (Lubin) was a Guard in The Power of the Daleks, and the Caber in Terror of the Zygons
Bizarre (UK TX: May 21 & US TX: April 21 1969)
  • for Ron Pember (Charley) see Series 1: Double Danger

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