Saturday, 17 February 2018

Doctor Who Vs. Spooks: Code 9

David Wolstencroft, the American-born TV writer
and creator of the long-running Spooks (2002
to 2011, conceived this spin-off drama series
for BBC Three.
Again produced by Kudos, the six-part thriller
was intended to offer a new, "more maverick
perspective" for a younger audience.
Despite it's origins, the new series held no
character or plot connections to the parent 
programme, and instead focused on the story
of six young MI5 recruits. 
The show, set in 2012, opens in the aftermath
of a nuclear attack on the London Olympics.
The subsequent evacuation of the capital and
the South East of England means that the
government has relocated to Manchester, and
the new MI5 agents are now tasked with
preventing further terrorist outrages.
Spooks: Code 9 (which originally aired from
August 2008 then was repeated in June 2009
on BBC HD) concluded another repeat run on Forces TV this week, and featured Joanne Froggatt and these sixteen Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Georgia Moffett (Kylie) aka. Mrs. David Tennant, played Jenny (pictured) in The Doctor's Daughter (a role reprised by Big Finish for their spin-off series), and voiced Cassie Rice for Dreamland, Tanya Webster [opposite her real father, Peter Davison] for Red Dawn (2000), Alice Ciprion for City of Spires (2010), and Engineer Tallow for Dark Eyes 3: Rule of the Eminence (2014)
  • Anthony Flanagan (Tom) was Orin Scannell in 42
  • Big Finish actor Warren Brown (Luke) voiced Stephen Gibson for Industrial Evolution (2011), both Rufus Stone and To'Koth for Signs and Wonders (2014), and Lieutenant Sam Bishop for UNIT: Extinction (2015), UNIT: ShutdownUNIT: Silenced (both 2016), UNIT: Assembled (2017), UNIT: Cyber Reality, and Lady Christina (both 2018) 
  • Andrew Knott (Rob) voiced James O'Meara for 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (BF, 2013), and Sean Casey for Dark Eyes 2: The White Room (2014)
  • Lorraine Burroughs (Simone) was Thalina in The Fires of Pompeii
  • Lucinda Dryzek (Alice) was Melissa in School Reunion
  • Chris Finch (Conlan) was a Time Lord Soldier in The Day of the Doctor and the Prequel: The Last Day
  • Eva Pope (Hamilton) voiced Nia Brusk for Army of Death (BF, 2011)
  • Dean Forster was also a stuntman on The Christmas Invasion, New Earth, Smith and JonesVoyage of the DamnedThe Next DoctorCold BloodA Good Man Goes to WarThe Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was, and three episodes of Torchwood
  • Crispin Layfield was also the stunt co-ordinator on the revived series (from Smith and Jones to the present)
  • sound editor Helen Dickson was foley editor on all thirteen episodes of Series 5, and twelve instalments of The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Matt Wood (VFX supervisor) and Gary Kelly (digital compositor) were both tasked with The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and The Power of Three - Wood also worked on A Town Called Mercy
  • line producer Patrick Schweitzer first worked on the revived series as location manager on The Runaway Bride, then was production manager on six stories for Series 3, and produced all of Series 5
  • James Moran penned The Fires of Pompeii too
  • Toby Haynes also directed The Pandorica OpensThe Big BangA Christmas CarolThe Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon

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