Broadchurch: Doctor Who & Torchwood Connections
By DJ Forrest
WOAH LUCY COHU
It had to happen really! You couldn’t have a fantastic brilliant show like Broadchurch, created by Chris Chibnall known for his involvement in Torchwood and Doctor Who to not have a star studded cast list of people who once appeared in Torchwood & Doctor Who. Yet going through the initial cast list comprising of my favourite Time Lord David Tennant and the wonderful Olivia Colman, and not forgetting Gwen Cooper actress Eve Myles, there were quite a list of cast and indeed crew from both seasons that, well quite frankly amazed me. I mean Lucy Cohu appearing as D.I. Hardy’s wife for a start, that was a surprise in Episode 3, who next?
I hadn’t realised there were so many. So after much research, and my dear weevils it was indeed some serious research and quite a number of mugs of coffee and almost my complete box of Christmas chocolates (must remember to put in extra work at the allotment this month), I have listed below who appears in the Series, (thanks to IMDB and wiki), their role within Broadchurch, plus their appearance and role within Torchwood & Doctor Who including any interesting facts I might have discovered.
Broadchurch Cast & Crew Seasons 1 & 2
Lucy Cohu plays DI Hardy’s wife (2015) – Played Alice Harkness in Torchwood: Children of Earth.
James D'Arcy plays Lee Ashworth (2015) - Played Michael in Big Finish Audio adventure Paradise 5
Carolyn Pickles plays Maggie Radcliffe for 10 episodes – 2013 – 2015 - played Lady Meera in Army of Death - Big Finish audio adventure
Jonathan Bailey plays Oli Stevens. Bailiey known for his role as Leonardo Da Vinci in the CBBC show Leonardo, Jonathan Bailey appeared in Doctor Who episode Time Heist as Psi, the cyber augmented gamer.
Meera Syal – plays Sonia Salma (2015) and played Dr Nasreen Chaudhry in the Doctor Who two parter The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood which were also written by Broadchurch writer, Chris Chibnall
Eve Myles plays Claire Riley and as we all know plays Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, but back in 2005, Myles also played Gwyneth the psychic maid in The Unquiet Dead with 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.
Arthur Darvill returns as Paul Coates, our favourite alcoholic priest, thankfully that's all he has to worry about, least in Broadchurch he's not eliminated by any passing alien...such as those in Doctor Who when he portrayed Rory Williams.
Olivia Colman plays DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch, and returns in season two to work back with DI Alex Hardy. Back in 2010 she played 'Mother' in Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour.
Adjoa Andoh plays Julie, Ellie's therapist in Broadchurch, in 2006 played a cat in a wimple in series 2 episode 'New Earth' as Sister Jatt. Andoh also played Nurse Albertine in audio drama Year of the Pig. As Francine Jones, Andoh appeared in 8 episodes – Journey’s End, The Stolen Earth (2008), Last of the Time Lords, The Sound of Drums, 42, The Lazarus Experiment, Smith and Jones (2007).
David Tennant plays DI Alex Hardy returns in Season 2 picking up where he left off in the first season. Better known as his role as the Doctor, Tennant appeared in 52 episodes of Doctor Who between 2005-2013.
Richard Stokes Producer - Broadchurch 2013-2015, was also producer for 19 episodes of Torchwood during 2006 – 2008 – Exit Wounds, Fragments, Adrift, From out of the Rain, Something Borrowed, A Day in the Death, Dead Man Walking, Reset, Adam, Meat, To the Last Man, Sleeper, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2008), Random Shoes, They Keep Killing Suzie, Countrycide, Small Worlds, Day One, Everything Changes (2006)
James Strong directed 6 episodes, 2013-2015. In 2014 - Gracepoint 4 episodes 1, 2, 4, 5), Directed Doctor Who in 2006-2009, 7 episodes - Planet of the Dead 2009, Partners in Crime 2008, Voyage of the Damned 2007, Evolution of the Daleks 2007, Daleks in Manhattan 2007, The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit 2006. Torchwood - Cyberwoman 2006 and They Keep Killing Suzie 2006.
Euros Lyn Directed 3 episodes, 2013 including Gracepoint - 2014 x 2 episodes, Broadchurch 2 episodes 2013, series director 2013, Torchwood 5 episodes - Children of Earth - 1 - 5, 2009, Doctor Who at the Proms 'Music of the Spheres', 2009, 2008 Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (tv short), 2005 - Children in Need Special.
Chris Chibnall (creator) (9 episodes, 2013-2015), Gracepoint based on the original series Broadchurch 2014, 2007-2012 Doctor Who (writer) 5 episodes - The Power of Three 2012, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 2012, Cold Blood 2010, The Hungry Earth 2010, 42 - 2007, 2012 Pond Life Mini series short. Torchwood writer 2006-2008 - Exit Wounds, Fragments, Adrift, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, End of Days.
Matthew Gravelle plays Joe Miller (8 episodes, 2013) Played a doctor in Torchwood: End of Days when the Black Death was plaguing a Cardiff hospital in 2007. Played Bob in the Radio 4 Torchwood drama: The Dead Line by Phil Ford in 2009 and as Security Guard in Radio 4 Torchwood: Asylum in 2009.
Susan Brown (pictured in blue shirt) plays Liz Roper (7 episodes, 2013) Played Bridget Spears in Torchwood: Season 3 Children of Earth in 2009. In Audio dramas Susan played Midwife/Mary in Doctor Who: 100 in 2007, Eleanor Harvey in Return of the Krotons in 2008, Chairman Babs in The Prison in Space, Maud the Withered in Castle of Fear in 2010, Alice Withers in The Eternal Summer and Mrs Withers/Mrs Sowerby/Computer voice in Plague of the Daleks.
Peter De Jersey plays SOCO Brian Young (6 episodes, 2013) played Androgar in the 50th anniversary episode 'The Day of the Doctor on 23rd November 2013.
Simon Ludders plays Trevor Smith (6 episodes, 2013) In 2006 Ludders (Renfield in Young Dracula) played a Patient in Doctor Who: New Earth.
David Bradley played Jack Marshall (5 episodes, 2013) As well as playing Argos Filch in Harry Potter, was also the face of the First Doctor for the docu drama written by Mark Gatiss - Adventures in Space and Time, as well as playing Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
Tracey Childs plays CS Elaine Jenkinson (4 episodes, 2013) Tracey appeared in the Big Finish Doctor Who story Colditz. She played the character of Klein. It's a Seventh Doctor story featuring Ace, whereby both characters are caught intruding in the Colditz castle in October 1944 and meet the Nazi scientist Klein. Tracey plays Klein a further three times. In January 2010 for a trilogy involving the Seventh Doctor, including a story with Unit: Dominion in 2012 ending with a trilogy of tales in 2013. List of Audio performances: Colditz, A Thousand Tiny Wings, Survival of the Fittest, The Architects of History, UNIT Dominion, Persuasion, Starlight Robbery and Daleks Among Us.
Sanchia McCormack plays Nicky Smith (4 episodes, 2013) Played a housing officer in the episode Doctor Who: 'Turn Left' in 2008.
David Sibley was Dr. James Lovegood (1 episode, 2013) Appeared in the Pirate Planet as Pralix in 1978 in episodes 1, 3 and 4
Simon Blood DeVay plays Frank Harris (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013) In 2011 played a Security Guard in The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer Part 2.
Julian Seager Angry Dad (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013) In 2013 played Big Red in Nightmare in Silver (uncredited)
Scott Stevenson Driver (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013) In 2013-2014 played 5 uncredited roles in Doctor Who as Chef in Mummy on the Orient Express (2014), 80s Man in The Name of the Doctor (2013), Dipped Man in The Crimson Horror (2013), Submariner in Cold War (2013) and 80s Man in The Rings of Akhaten in (2013)
Catrin Lewis Defis line producer (8 episodes, 2013) 2008 - 2010 Doctor Who - Associate Producer - 3 episodes - The End of time 2009, The End of Time Part 2 - 2010, The Next Doctor 2008. Torchwood: Inside the Hub - TV Movie documentary - associate producer: BBC Wales in 2009. Was Associate Producer for Torchwood COE 1 - 5 in 2009. Was Producer for 'Music of the Spheres' as Catrin Defis, in 2009 for Doctor Who at the Proms, 2008 was producer for the tv short ' Music of the Spheres.'
Series Film Editing by
Mike Jones (3 episodes, 2013) Between 2005-2009 was Film Editor for Doctor Who for 10 episodes including Planet of the Dead (2009), Partners in Crime (2008), Voyage of the Damned (2007), Evolution of the Daleks (2007), Daleks in Manhattan (2007) The Satan Pit (2006), The Impossible Planet (2006), World War Three (2005), Aliens of London (2005), Rose (2005).
In 2006 was Film Editor on Torchwood for They Keep Killing Suzie and Cyberwoman.
Tim Porter (3 episodes, 2013) Was Film Editor for Doctor Who in 2011-2012 for 7 episodes including A Town Called Mercy (2012), Dinosaurs on a spaceship (2012), The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011), The God Complex (2011), The Girl Who waited (2011)
Series Costume Design by
Ray Holman (8 episodes, 2013) In 2007-2010 was Costume Designer for Doctor Who for 15 episodes including The Big Bang (2010), The Pandorica Opens (2010), The Lodger (2010), Vincent and the Doctor (2010) and Cold Blood (2010). Holman was also Costume Designer from 2006-2009 for 27 episodes of Torchwood including Children of Earth Days 1 – 5.
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Medyr Llewelyn additional assistant director (2 episodes, 2013) Was Production Secretary for 3 episodes of Doctor Who in 2014 - Flatline, Mummy on the Orient Express and Kill the Moon.
Series Art Department
Keith Freeman standby rigger / stand-by rigger (8 episodes, 2013) From 2007 - 2010 was a Stand-by Rigger for Doctor Who, for 30 episodes, including The Big Bang, The Pandorica Opens, The Lodger, Vincent and the Doctor and Cold Blood to name but a few.
Was a stand by rigger for 5 episodes of Torchwood during 2006-2007. End of Days (2007), Captain Jack Harkness (2007), Countrycide (2006), Cyberwoman (2006), Ghost Machine (2006). In 2009 was also stand by rigger for Torchwood Children of Earth episodes 1-5.
Roger Tarry carpenter (6 episodes, 2013) was Carpenter on Doctor Who during 2008-2010 for episodes The Lodger (2010) and Midnight (2008).
Series Sound Department
Simon Diggins adr mixer (6 episodes, 2013) in 2014 was an ADR Mixer for 8 episodes of Doctor Who including Mummy on the Orient Express, The Caretaker, Time Heist, Kill the Moon and Listen.
Chris Pollard stunt performer (3 episodes, 2013) in 2014 was Stunt performer for Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood.
Gary Connery stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2013) in 2006 was stunt co-ordinator for two episodes of Torchwood - Day One and Everything Changes as Garry Connery.
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Duncan Fowlie focus puller (3 episodes, 2013) In 2008 was focus puller for 4 episodes of Doctor Who - The Next Doctor, Midnight, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Doctor's Daughter. In 2006 was focus puller for 6 episodes of Torchwood - They Keep Killing Suzie, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Cyberwoman, Ghost Machine and Day One.
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Mear costume assistant / costume stand-by (8 episodes, 2013) In 2005 was daily costume assistant for Doctor Who episode The End of the World - uncredited.
Bobbie Peach costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2013) In 2012 was costume supervisor for 14 episodes between 2010 - 2011) costume assistant for 2 episodes from 2007 - 2008 including Night Terrors (2011), The Almost People (2011), The Rebel Flesh (2011), The Doctor's Wife (2011), Day of the Moon (2011). Was Costume Supervisor for 8 episodes of Torchwood from 2006 - 2008, and costume assistant for 7 episodes from 2006 - 2007 including - Exit Wounds, Adrift, Something Borrowed, A Day in the Death and Dead Man Walking (2008)
Series Transportation Department
Wayne Humphreys driver (3 episodes, 2013) Was Driver for 14 episodes of Doctor Who between 2006-2010 and Unit Driver on 3 episodes in 2010. Unit Driver for The Big Bang, The Lodger and The Pandorica Opens in 2010, Driver in 2010 for The End of Time: part 2, and End of Time part 1 in 2009. Waters of Mars 2009 (driver), The Next Doctor (2008) driver, The Unicorn and the Wasp (2008) driver, The Doctor's Daughter (2008) driver, Voyage of the Damned (2007) driver, Last of the Time Lords (2007) driver, Utopia (2007) driver, The Family of Blood (2007) driver, Human Nature (2007) driver, Evolution of the Daleks (2007) driver, Daleks in Manhattan (2007) driver, The Runaway Bride (2006) driver,
Series Other crew
Adam Knopf production secretary (8 episodes, 2013) Was Production Coordinator for 13 episodes of Doctor Who - Last Christmas 2014, Death in Heaven 2014, Dark Water 2014, In the Forest of the Night 2014, Flatline 2014, Mummy on the Orient Express 2014, Kill the Moon 2014, The Caretaker 2014, Time Heist 2014, Listen 2014, Robot of Sherwood 2014, Into the Dalek 2014, Deep Breath 2014
Vicky Cole script supervisor (4 episodes, 2013-2015) was involved in continuity for 5 episodes of Torchwood 2006 - 2008 and Script supervisor for 1 episode in 2006. Script supervisor for Greeks bearing gifts 2006 Continuity for Fragments, From out of the rain, Meat, Sleeper, Ghost Machine in 2008.