low creativity

TV Sorry for the low creativity of today's post but I have the sniffles. Amid my sniffles I've been watching the BBC's adaptation of Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right, a ramshackle costumer which comes across as a Jane Austen parody with farce instead of zombies. I was attracted by appearances from David Tennant and Laura Fraser but as I watched it became apparent that by the end I'd be posting on this blog the following question:
Who's In It From Doctor Who?

Anna Massey played Miss Pollard in Big Finish's The Girl Who Never Was

Geoffrey Palmer played Masters in Doctor Who and the Silurians, the Administrator in The Mutants, and Hardaker in Voyage of the Damned.

Christina Cole played Lilith in The Shakespeare Code.

Barbara Flynn played Sister Chalice in The Skull of Sobek

David Tennant played The Tenth Doctor

Fenella Woolgar played Agatha Christie in The Unicorn and the Wasp and Commander Hellan Femor in The Company of Friends.

Ron Cook played Mr Magpie in The Idiot's Lantern.

James Bolam played Sir Archibald Flint in The Spectre of Lanyon Moor

Anna-Louise Plowman played Diana Goddard in Dalek

Alison Skilbeck played Deputy in Frontios.

Sarah Crowden played Mrs Gribbins in Eye of the Gorgon.

Philip Madoc played Eelek in The Krotons, Rag Cobden in The Return of the Krotons, The War Lord in The War Games, Mehendri Solon in The Brain of Morbius, Fenner in The Power of Kroll, Victor Schaeffer in Master and Brockley in Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Simon Day played the Steward in The End of the World.
Isn't that amazing? Such things are relative, but it's like a casting session for the Big Finish audios and the new tv series. Have I missed anybody? At one point I thought Bernard Horsfall had wandered into shot too but it was just any old supporting player. And wondered if Matt Smith was playing Fraser's son (!). If that wasn't enough some of the people who haven't actually been in Doctor Who have a certain affinity:
Bill Nighy was tipped to be the 10th Doctor by The Times and famously the Daily Mail who put it on the front page.

Lynn Farleigh -- All three of her husbands - Michael Jayston, David Yip and John Woodvine have made guest appearances in Doctor Who.

John Alderton was among those actors to be offered the part of Kane in Dragonfire but was not free.

Laura Fraser was in Casanova, starring David Tennant and written by Russell T Davies.
Frankly an appearance in by any of these is long overdue...

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