Monday, 24 March 2014

The Zero Imperative

P.R.O.B.E. - The Zero Imperative (1994)

This was the first in a series of Doctor Who spin-offs written by Mark Gatiss and produced by BBV Productions.


Now working for P.R.O.B.E. (The Preternatural Research Bureau) - an organisation tasked with investigating paranormal activities - former UNIT scientific advisor Doctor Liz Shaw and her assistant Bayliss are investigating a series of bizarre murders, which have taken place near a soon-to-be-closed psychiatric hospital.
When the hospital is unexpectedly reprieved by rich Industrialist Peter Russell events takes a shocking twist.
Are the incumbent director of the clinic, Doctor Dove and his predecessor Doctor O'Kane harbouring the killer?
What age-old horror is hidden in the hospital grounds, and what exactly is the secret of room zero?

Cast includes:

Caroline John
Louise Jameson
Jon Pertwee
Sylvester McCoy
Colin Baker
Mark Gatiss
Sophie Aldred
Peter Davison

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Sherlock WHO?

Benedict Cumberbatch & Wanda Ventham



"Sherlock" cast-members who have also appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, or Torchwood: or have voiced characters in, (or narrated,) Doctor Who audio stories:


Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes):
Howard Carter ( and also an unnamed thing) in the Big Finish audio stories anthology:
“Forty-Five”.


Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson):
Flo in the Big Finish audio story: “Horror of Glam Rock”.

Rupert Graves (Greg Lestrade):
John Riddell in TV episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”.

Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes):
Professor Richard Lazarus, in TV episode :“The Lazarus Experiment”. Gantok in TV episode: “The Wedding of River Song”. Spitfire Pilot (uncredited) in TV episodes: “Victory of the Daleks” and “A Good Man Goes To War”. Big Finish audio stories: Walther Schwieger in “The Sirens of Time”; Jasper Jeake in “Phantasmagoria”; Karl Hendryk in “The Mutant Phase”; Thinnes in “Sword of Orion”; Vincenzo in “The Stones of Venice”.

Vinette Robinson (Sergeant Sally Donovan):
Abi Lerner in TV episode: “42”.

Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper):
Charlotte in the Big Finish audio story: “The Foe from the Future”.

Wanda Ventham (Sherlock's mother – also Benedict's real-life mother):
Jean Rock in TV episode: “The Faceless Ones”. Thea Ransome (and also the Fendahl Core') in TV episode: “Image of the Fendahl”, and Faroon in TV episode: “Time and the Rani”.

Sydney Wade (Claudie Bruhl):
Young Melody Pond in TV episodes: 'The Impossible Astronaut' / 'Day of the Moon'.

Gemma Chan (Soo Lin Yao) :
Mia Bennett in TV episode: “The Waters of Mars”

Russell Tovey (Henry Knight):
Alonso Frame in TV episodes: “Voyage of the Damned” and “ End of Time”

Bertie Carvel ( Seb Wilkes):
'the mysterious man' in TV episode: “The Lazarus Experiment”

Siobhân Hewlett (Helen):
Harriet Derbyshire in the Torchwood episode: “To the Last Man”.

Joseph Long (Angelo):
Rocco Colasanto in TV episode: “Turn Left”

Katherine Parkinson (Kitty Riley):
Voiced engineer Danika Meanwhile in the Big Finish audio adventure: “The Death Collectors.”

Danny Webb ( DI Carter):
John Jefferson in TV episodes: “The Impossible Planet” and “The Satan Pit”.
Also voiced Byron in the Big Finish audio story: “The Girl Who Never Was”: and several characters in: “The Dark Husband”

Andrew Havill (The Equerry):
The Chief Steward in TV episode: “Voyage of the Damned”. Also voiced Aleister Portillon and Squire Claude Portillon in the Big Finish audio story: “The Witch from the Well”.

Clive Mantle (Dr. Frankland):
Voiced Oliver Cromwell in the Big Finish audio story: “The Settling”, and Tuvold in: “The Burning Prince”.
Also narrated the audio book version of the Doctor Who novel: “The Coming of the Terraphiles.”

Paul Chequer ( DI Dimmock):
Eugene Jones in the Torchwood story: “Random Shoes”, and one of the servo robots in the AudioGO Serpent Crest audio story: “Tsar Wars.”

Victoria Wicks ( Margaret Patterson):
High Priestess in TV episode: “The Fires of Pompeii”

Lindsay Duncan (Lady Smallwood):
Adelaide Brooke in TV episode: “The Waters of Mars”

David Fynn (Howard Shilcott):
Marcellus in TV episode: “The Pandorica Opens”

Sasha Behar (Dr. Mortimer):
Spurrina in TV episode: “The Fires of Pompeii”

Ian Hallard (Defence Barrister):
Played Doctor Who director Richard Martin in the 2013 docu-drama: “An Adventure in Space and Time.”

Malcolm Rennie (Judge):
Anzor in the Big Finish audio story: “Mission to Magnus”

Kevin Trainor (Billy):
Voiced Lucern/Cornet Swallow in the Big Finish audio story: “The Witch from the Well”

Jalaal Hartley (photographer):
Richard Burbage in TV episode: “The Shakespeare Code”

Jim Conway (reporter #2):
Uncle Josh in TV episode: “The Snowmen”; and 'a man' in the Torchwood episode: “The Categories of Life”.

Tim Wallers (John Garvie):
Childers in TV episode: “Victory of the Daleks”.

Rita Davies ('blind lady'):
Voiced Janneus in the Big Finish Productions audio story: “Primeval”; and Tashek in the Big Finish 'I, Davros' audio story: “Innocence”
Chipo Chung (TV presenter):
Chantho, a Malmooth, in TV episode: “Utopia”; and a fortune-teller in TV episode: “Turn Left”

Brigid Zengeni (Kate Whitney):
Megaira in the Big Finish 'Bernice Summerfield' series audio story: “The Oracle of Delphi”

John Sessions (Kenny Prince):
Mozart in the Big Finish audio story: “My Own Private Wolfgang”. Roland of Brittany in the Big Finish audio story: “Castle of Fear”. Tannis in the webcast: “Death Comes to Time”.

Tim Chipping (Duty Sergeant):
Voiced Grigori Rasputin and the Dahensa in the Big Finish audio story: “The Wanderer”

Robin Sebastian (Mr. Harcourt):
The Player in the Big Finish audio story: “The Masquerade of Death”
Commander Antimon in the Big Finish audio story: “Imperiatrix”

Jeany Spark (homeless girl):
Vvoiced Florence Nightingale in the Big Finish audio story: “The Angel of Scutari”; and Jelena in: “Prisoner of the Sun”.

Peter Brooke (taxi passenger):
A Hooverville resident in TV episode: “Daleks in Manhattan”.

Debbie Chazen (Vicky):
Foon Van Hoff in TV episode: “Voyage of the Damned”. Narrated the audiobooks: “Wishing Well”, “Shining Darkness” and “The Slitheen Excursion.”

Nicholas Asbury (a landlord):
Voiced Rowe in the Big Finish Productions 'Companion Chronicles' audio story: “The Many Deaths of Jo Grant”

Ifan Huw Dafydd (Clerk of the Court):
Voiced Bishop Parrash in the Big Finish audio story: “Faith Stealer”; and Lurnix in the Big Finish 'Bernice Summerfield' audio story: “The Poison Seas”

Claire Cage (Eddie's Neighbour):
David's wife in the Torchwood episode: “Sleeper”.