Friday, 15 December 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Bancroft

This dark thriller was the first drama
commission from ITV Studios sister
production company, Tall Story Pictures,
and replaced Hatton Garden in the TV
schedules.
This four-part crime serial (produced
by Phil Collinson) concluded last night,
and featured Sarah Parish (as the titular 
detective), Linus Roache, and thirteen
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Parish (Superintendent Bancroft) played the Empress of the Racnoss in The Runaway Bride
  • Faye Marsay (DS Stevens) was Shona McCullough in Last Christmas
  • Amara Karan (Anya) was Rita in The God Complex
  • Anjli Mohindra (Zaheera) was Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and voiced Jyoti Cutler for Big Finish's Scavenger (2014)
  • Kenneth Cranham (Baverstock) voiced Tom Cardwell for Blood of the Daleks (2007)
  • Art Malik (Taheeri) voiced Abbot Absolute for The Skull of Sobek (2008)
  • Richard Price (Policeman) was Guest in both The Runaway Bride and The Lazarus ExperimentPasserby in Partners in Crime, Takran Soldier in  The Doctor's Daughter, Cyberman in The Doctor Falls, and Shadow Kin in Class
  • Des Hughes was also line producer on eight stories (from The Snowmen to The Time of the Doctor), and had a cameo in The Five(ish) Doctors
  • John Hayes directed The Night of the Doctor too
  • Gordon Seed was also stunt co-ordinator on thirty-six instalments (from The Idiot's Lantern to Kill the Moon)
  • cinematographer Richard Stoddard was a camera operator on Amy's Choice and The Lodger
  • Louise Page was also costume designer on forty-six episodes (from The Christmas Invasion to The End of Time)
  • Edmund Butt composed the music for An Adventure in Space and Time too

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