Sunday, 29 November 2015

Connections Stella by DJ Forrest


TW & DW Connections:

Stella

It’s taken me some time to finally get to watch Stella, created by Ruth Jones, who also plays the leading role of Stella Morgan, Mum of three living in Pontypandy. It’s a fictional village in South Wales, where nobody’s life is secret, where a colourful group of individuals live, some as thick as mud and others as gorgeous as hell, and some you wonder how they managed to land in such a crazy place. But it’s a wonderful 45 minutes of hilarious comedy, with some serious drama attached and all with a cockin’ Welsh accent.
There’s a large cast of Who and Torchwood, where I spent most of the first series pointing at the screen shouting ‘there’s the Slitheen from Who, Jenny Flint, the lad from Torchwood From Out of the Rain, yes, I was a little annoying. Joshua dislikes my television viewing habits when he’s in the room.  But it’s true, there were so many familiar faces from Who and Torchwood that for the next few seasons I was wondering who I’d see next.
It was also a little difficult getting used to seeing Owen Teale playing a romantic fellow when I’d seen him in Countrycide as a menacing figure that would give you nightmares.
So while I watched the first series, I began to realise that I could cover a large portion of Connections just in that, but as the seasons progressed, and her eldest son became a civilised human being, not running with the bad boys and focusing on finding work and growing up, I discovered that there were a lot more cast coming in from the Whoniverse.
Ruth herself is no stranger to Torchwood, having played Nikki Bevan, mother of Jonah from Adrift episode.  Tom Price played another Andy, in much the same way as he played PC Andy in Torchwood, this time however as a lawyer in love with a married woman.
So here are the Connections for Stella. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Stella  - 2012 to present

Series Directed by

Ashley Way directed 7 episodes from 2014-2015.
Directed Doctor Who: The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood in 2010. Directed 8 episodes of SJA from 2010 - 2011. Directed 6 episodes of Torchwood from 2007-2008.
Appeared as himself for episodes After Effects and What Goes on Tour in 2010 of Doctor Who Confidential. Appeared in 6 episodes of Torchwood Declassified from 2007-2008.



Series Writing Credits 

Ruth Jones (creator) wrote 15 episodes from 2012-2015. Plays the main character, Stella Morgan.  Ruth is also executive producer: Tidy Productions / executive producer for 11 episodes from 2012-2015.
In 2006 played the role of Nikki Bevan in the Torchwood episode Adrift in 2008.



Simon Ludders wrote 7 episodes from 2012-2015. Played a patient in Doctor Who: New Earth in 2006.


Series Cast 

Steve Speirs played Alan for 39 episodes from 2012-2015 and rugby choreographer for 1 episode in 2012. He wrote 6 episodes from 2012 - 2015.
Played Strickland in Doctor Who: World War Three and Aliens of London in 2005. Incidentally, the episode that introduced us to the Space Pig, and Toshiko Sato.



Craig Gallivan played Luke for 37 episodes from 2012-2015. Played Jonathan in Torchwood episode From Out of the Rain in 2008.



Catrin Stewart played Emma  for 31 episodes from 2012-2014.
Played Jenny in Doctor Who for 8 episodes from 2011 - 2014.
Was uncredited as Jenny Flint for Vastra Investigates movie in 2012.
Appeared as herself on Blue Peter for her role as Jenny in the episode The 12th Doctor in 2014.
Also appeared as herself for Who's Changing: An Adventure in Time with Fans documentary in the same year, and Doctor Who Confidential episode The Born Identity in 2011 as herself.
She was uncredited for Jenny Flint in The Women of Doctor Who documentary in 2012.



Julian Lewis Jones played Karl for 31 episodes from 2012-2015. Played Alex in Torchwood: Fragments, boss over Jack Harkness in 2008.



Elizabeth Berrington played Paula for 22 episodes from 2012-2015. Played Auntie in Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife in 2011.



Anthony O'Donnell played Dai Davies for 21 episodes from 2012-2015.
Anthony played Kaagh the Sontaran in SJA: The Last Sontaran part 1 & 2 and Enemy of the Bane part 1 & 2 in 2008, HA!
Was uncredited as Kaagh in SJA: Alien Files episode #1.3 in 2010, and appeared as Kaagh in The Mad Woman In the Attic, part 1 episode in 2009.


Owen Teale played Dai for 20 episodes from 2012-2013.
Owen played the scary Evan Sherman in Torchwood: Countrycide in 2009.
He also played Maldak in Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos parts 1 & 2 in 1985.



Maxine Evans played Rhian for 20 episodes from 2012-2015.
Played Helen Sherman, wife of Evan in the Torchwood episode Countrycide in 2006.
Check out our wicked interview with Maxine.



Mark Lewis Jones played Rob Morgan for 16 episodes from 2012-2015.
Played John Ellis in Torchwood: Out of Time in 2006.
Appeared as himself in Torchwood Declassified for the episode Time Flies in 2006.
Check out our interview with Mark.



Gareth Pierce played Lenny Mack for 11 episodes from 2013-2014.
Was the Narrator's voice for Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited documentary for 11 episodes in 2013.
Also the Narrator for Doctor Who Explained in the same year.



Wayne Cater played George the Butcher for 10 episodes from 2013-2015.
Played the Stage Manager in Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead in 2005.



Michael Elwyn played Ken for 9 episodes in 2012. Played Lt. Algernon Thomas Alfred Ffinch in Doctor Who: The Highlanders episode 1 - 4 in 1966/67



Richard Elfyn played Iwan for 7 episodes from 2013-2015. Played the Voice of the Knights in Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood in 2014.



Lucinda Dryzek played Leah for 6 episodes in 2013. Played Melissa in Doctor Who: School Reunion in 2006.



Gruffudd Glyn played Tom for 6 episodes in 2014.
Played Pikeman Lloyd Llewelyn in Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived in 2015.



Tom Price played Andy for 5 episodes in 2014.  Played PC Andy Davidson for S1 - S3, and Sgt for S4 of Torchwood from 2006 - 2011.
He appeared as himself for Torchwood Declassified episode #2.11 in 2008.
Check out our Interview with Tom.



Paul Kaye played Peschman Hodd for 4 episodes in 2013.
Played Prentis in Doctor Who: Before the Flood and Under the Lake in 2015.



Menna Trussler played Bopa Boyce for 3 episodes from 2012-2013.
Played the old woman at the start of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang pointing the directions of the Blowfish to Gwen Cooper. Check out our interview with Menna.



Celyn Jones played Brother Alan for 3 episodes from 2014-2015. Played Gary in Torchwood: Random Shoes in 2006.

Jane Asher played Hazel for 3 episodes in 2015.
Played Andrea Yates in SJA: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? for parts 1 & 2 in 2007.

Jams Thomas played Greasy Rhys for 2 episodes from 2012-2015.
Played the Hospital Porter in Torchwood: Everything Changes in 2006.



Eirlys Bellin played a Reporter for 2 episodes from 2014-2015.
Played Bev in Doctor Who: Father's Day in 2005.
Was uncredited as Bev in Doctor Who documentary - The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who in 2012.



Ian Hughes played Rhys for 2 episodes in 2014.
Played Finch in Torchwood Miracle Day: The Gathering in 2011.



Rakie Ayola played Hilary for 1 episode in 2012.
Played the Hostess in Doctor Who: Midnight in 2008.
Appeared in Doctor Who Confidential episode Look Who's Talking as herself in 2008.
And appeared uncredited for her role as the Hostess for Doctor Who episode Journey's End in 2008.



Zina Badran played Sofia for 1 episode in 2012.
Plays a Morpheus Presenter in Doctor Who series 9 episode Sleep No More in 2015.



Greg Bennett was a Courtroom Police Officer for 1 episode in 2012.
Was uncredited as a Van Statten Guard in Doctor Who: Dalek in 2005. Was uncredited as a Sycorax Warrior and UNIT Soldier for The Christmas Invasion also in 2005. And was an uncredited guest in The Lazarus Experiment in 2007.

Susan Brown played a Senior Magistrate for 1 episode in 2012.
Played Bridget Spears in Torchwood: Children of Earth in all 5 episodes in 2009.



James Corden played Steve for 1 episode in 2012.
Played Craig Owens in Doctor Who: The Lodger in 2010, and Closing Time in 2011.



David Garfield played an Ancient Soldier for 1 episode in 2012.
Played Von Weich in episodes 3 - 6 of Doctor Who: The War Games in 1969. In 1977 David played Neeva in The Face of Evil parts 1 - 4.



Caroline Berry played a Tutor for 1 episode in 2013.
Played a Dinner Lady in Doctor Who: School Reunion in 2006.



Julian Gillard played a Welsh water worker for 1 episode in 2013.
Is uncredited as a Scientist in Doctor Who: The Power of Three in 2012.

Ozzie Yue played a Chinese Waiter for 1 episode in 2013.
Plays a foreman in The Angels Take Manhattan episode of Doctor Who in 2012.



Keith Barron played The Captain for 1 episode in 2014.
Played Captain Striker in Doctor Who: Enlightenment parts 1 - 4 in 1983.



Eleanor Bron played Anna Jackson for 1 episode in 2014.
Played an Art Gallery visitor in Doctor Who: City of Death part 4 in 1979, played Kara in parts 1 & 2 of Revelation of the Daleks in 1985.
Appeared in Doctor Who video docu Nice or Nasty?: The Making of Vengeance on Varos in 2012, uncredited.
In 2006 played Kara in The Dalek Tapes video docu. Appeared in two videos - Revelation Exhumed as Kara and Paris in the Springtime as the Art Gallery Visitor.
And in 1993 appeared in the documentary, uncredited as the Art Gallery Visitor in Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis.



Vilma Hollingbery played Dorothy for 1 episode in 2014.
Played Mrs Harcourt in Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances in 2005.



Victoria Pugh played Doctor Cronje for 1 episode in 2014. Plays Mrs Grainger in Torchwood episode: Sleeper in 2008.



Huw Rhys plays Adam for 1 episode in 2014. Plays Redpath in Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead in 2005.



Dion Davies plays a Returning Officer for 1 episode in 2015. Played a police officer in Torchwood: Everything Changes in 2006.



Alexandra Dunn plays Beautician for 1 episode in 2015. Plays the barmaid in Torchwood episode Combat in 2006.

Kevin McCurdy plays a Waiter for 1 episode in 2015 and was fight arranger for 1 episode in 2012.
Is uncredited as swordsmaster for Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion in 2005.
Appears as himself for both Totally Doctor Who episode #1.10 and Doctor Who Confidential episode Fear Factor in 2006.
Kevin McCurdy was a Swordmaster but uncredited for Doctor Who episode The Christmas Invasion in 2005.

Julian Seager played an uncredited Doorman for 9 episodes in 2012.
A regular in the amount of Connections we've covered so far, played Big Red in Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver, again an uncredited role in 2013.



Emma Jason played an uncredited Nurse for 5 episodes from 2014-2015.
Played an uncredited Undercover Unit Officer in Doctor Who: Death in Heaven in 2014.

Matthew Rohman plays a Burglar Alarm Bloke uncredited for 2 episodes in 2015.
Uncredited in all his roles in Doctor Who, he played a Reporter in Partners in Crime and one of the Saved in Forest of the Dead in 2008, was a Policeman in Deep Breath in 2014 and an Axe Fight Crowd in The Magician's Apprentice in 2015.
Played an uncredited Sand Person in Torchwood: Adam in 2008.
Played a double in Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol in 2010, uncredited.

Helena Dennis plays an uncredited Clubber for 1 episode in 2014.
Uncredited for her three roles in Doctor Who, played Dipper in The Crimson Horror and a Civilian Time Lord in The Day of the Doctor in 2013, and a Droid in Deep Breath in 2014.

Series Produced by

Jon Williams was line producer / producer for 11 episodes from 2012-2014.
Was first assistant director for Torchwood episode Countrycide in 2006.

Series Cinematography by

Ian Adrian was cinematographer for 17 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was camera operator for An Adventure in Space and Time film in 2013.
Was camera operator for 4 episodes of Doctor Who in 2010, a "b" camera operator for 1 episode in 2010.

Stuart Biddlecombe was cinematography for 2 episodes in 2015.
Is cinematographer for 2 episodes of Doctor Who - Heaven Sent and Hell Bent for Series 9, in 2015.
Was Director of Photography for Doctor Who episodes Dark Water and Death in Heaven in 2014.
Was Director of photography for 2 episodes of Frankie in 2013 starring Eve Myles.

Series Film Editing by

Sara Jones was editor for 16 episodes from 2012-2014.
Was editor for 11 episodes of Doctor Who Confidential from 2005 - 2006.

John Richards was editor for 4 episodes in 2013.
Was editor for 10 episodes of Doctor Who from 2005 - 2014.

William Oswald was film editor for 4 episodes in 2014.
Was editor of 25 episodes of Doctor Who from 2007 - 2015.
Was editor for 16 episodes of SJA from 2008- 2010. Was editor for Torchwood: Children of Earth episodes Day One and Day Four in 2009.

Series Casting By

Andy Brierley was 10 episodes in 2015.
Was casting director for 36 episodes of SJA from 2008 - 2010.
Was casting associate for 58 episodes of Doctor Who from 2005 - 2010.
Was casting associate for 31 episodes of Torchwood from 2006-2009.
Was casting associate for Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres in 2008.
Was casting associate for 10 episodes of SJA in 2007.

Series Makeup Department

Alison Webb was makeup artist / makeup designer for 11 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was makeup artist for Doctor Who episode Deep Breath in 2014.

Sarah Astley was makeup artist for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was makeup artist for 5 episodes of Torchwood from 2006 - 2007, make up artist for 2 episodes in 2006, credited as Sarah Astley-Hughes.

Claire Pritchard was makeup designer for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was make up designer for 13 episodes of Doctor Who in 2014, makeup artist for 9 episodes from 2005 - 2006, and makeup supervisor for 1 episode in 2013.
Was makeup supervisor for 14 episodes of Torchwood from 2006 - 2008, makeup designer for 7 episodes in 2011, make up designer for 2 episodes in 2011 and makeup supervisor for 2 episodes in 2006.



Amy Riley was makeup artist for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was makeup supervisor for 5 episodes in 2014, makeup artist for 1 episode in 2014.

Chris Lyons was special effects teeth for 5 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was Special effects teeth for 8 episodes of SJA from 2009-2010.

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Alex Williams was third assistant director for 19 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was runner/driver for 18 episodes of SJA from 2010 - 2011.
Was uncredited as a daily runner for Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited in 2011.
Was daily runner for Torchwood: Miracle Day episode Escape to LA in 2011, uncredited.

Gareth Webb was dailies third assistant director / floor runner for 10 episodes in 2014.
Was assistant director: additional photography for Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor in 2013 but uncredited.
Was floor runner for Doctor Who: Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor in 2013, all of which are uncredited.
Was grip assistant for Casimir Effect starring Gareth David-Lloyd in 2011.

Lloyd Elis was first assistant director for 6 episodes in 2014.
Was first assistant director for 4 episodes of SJA in 2008.
Was first assistant director for Doctor Who episodes The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead in 2005.

Kyran Davies was assistant director for 1 episode in 2015.
Was assistant director for Doctor Who: Flatline in 2014.

Series Art Department

Gary Leech was standby props for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was stand-by props for Doctor Who episode Deep Breath in 2014.

Series Sound Department

James Bowen was sound trainee for 6 episodes from 2012.
Was a runner for 17 episodes of Doctor Who Confidential from 2009 - 2010.
Was runner for 3 episodes of Doctor Who Greatest Moments in 2009.

Gareth Meirion was sound recordist for 2 episodes in 2012.
Was sound recordist: UK unit for Torchwood Miracle Day: The Categories of Life, The Middle Men and The Gathering in 2011. Credited in all three as Gareth Meiron Thomas.

Series Special Effects by

Dominic Allan was special effects for 1 episode in 2014.
Was special effects technician for 6 episodes of Doctor Who from 2012 - 2013, and Special effects for 1 episode in 2013.

Warwick Boole was special effects technician for 1 episode in 2014.
Was special effects technician for 14 episodes of Doctor Who from 2013 - 2014.
Appeared in Doctor Who Extra documentary as himself in the episode Water, Water, Everywhere in 2015.

Dave Kneath was special effects technician for 1 episode in 2015.
Was special effects technician for 8 episodes of Doctor Who in 2014.

Series Stunts

Tom Lucy was stunt coordinator for 5 episodes for 2012.
Was stunt co-ordinator for 18 episodes of Torchwood from 2006-2009 and stunt arranger for 2 episodes from 2008.
Was stunt co-ordinator for 16 episodes of Doctor Who from 2007-2008.
Appeared as himself for 6 episodes of Doctor Who Confidential from 2007-2008 and appears as himself for Torchwood Declassified episodes Weevil Fight Club in 2006 and Home and Hart in 2008.



Dean Forster was stunt coordinator / stunt performer for 4 episodes from 2012-2013.
Was stunt performer for 7 episodes from 2005 to 2014 and stunts for 2 episodes from 2007 - 2010.
Was stunt performer for Torchwood episode Combat in 2006, and uncredited stunts for Sleeper in 2008 and Day Three of COE in 2009.

Gary Hoptrough was stunt performer for 2 episodes in 2012.
Was stunt performer for Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride in 2006 and Let's Kill Hitler in 2011.

Stephanie Carey was stunt performer for 1 episode in 2012.
Was stunt performer for 6 episodes from 2007-2013 and stunts for 1 episode in 2010.
Was uncredited as a stunt performer for Torchwood Children of Earth Day One in 2009.
Appeared as stunt performer for Doctor Who Confidential episode Ship Ahoy! in 2011.

Gordon Seed was stunt performer for 1 episode in 2012.
Was stunt performer for 21 episodes of Doctor Who from 2006 - 2014, stunt co-ordinator for 13 episodes from 2011 - 2014, assistant stunt co-ordinator for 1 episode in 2011 and uncredited as Matt Smith for The Eleventh Hour in 2010.
Appeared as himself and stunt performer for Doctor Who Confidential episodes Arthurian Legend and Out of Time in 2010, and Ship Ahoy!, Double Trouble and The Born Identity in 2011.
He appeared as himself in episode #2.9 of Totally Doctor Who in 2007.

Curtis Rivers was stunt double for Owen Teale for 1 episode in 2013.
Uncredited stunt double for John Barrowman in Doctor Who episode Utopia in 2007. Was Stunt performer for The Sound of Drums in the same year.
Was stunt performer for Torchwood episodes Everything Changes, Day One in 2006, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2008 and John Barrowman stunt double for episodes Ghost Machine, Countrycide (uncredited), They keep Killing Suzie, Combat in 2006 and Sleeper (uncredited), Dead Man Walking and Something Borrowed are both uncredited in 2008 and in 2009 Day 1 & 2 of COE as stunt double for John Barrowman.
Appeared as himself for Torchwood Declassified episode Home and Hart in 2008.

Rob Pavey was stunt performer for 1 episode in 2015.
Was stunt double for Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who episodes Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood and Listen, credited as Robert Pavey in 2014. He is a stunt performer for Deep Breath in the same year and The Witch's Familiar in 2015.

Series Camera and Electrical Department

Steve Rees was first assistant camera / camera operator for 31 episodes from 2013-2015.
Was focus puller for 75 episodes of Doctor Who from 2006 - 2015 and first assistant camera for 2 episodes in 2006.
Was first assistant camera for The Science of Doctor Who documentary in 2013.
Was first assistant camera for 26 episodes of SJA from 2007 - 2011 and focus puller for 9 episodes from 2007 to 2008.
Was focus puller for Torchwood Children of Earth Days 1 - 5 in 2009.
Was first assistant camera for The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special in 2009.
Appeared as himself for Doctor Who Confidential episode Eyes Wide Open in 2010, and as Focus Puller and himself for What Dreams May Come in 2011.

Gawain Nash was electrician for 23 episodes from 2012-2014.
Was electrician for Doctor Who episodes The Waters of Mars in 2009 but uncredited for this, and Last Christmas in 2014.

Llyr Evans was gaffer for 20 episodes from 2012-2013.
Was best boy for 7 episodes of Torchwood from 2006-2007 but was uncredited for the Countrycide episode.

Natie Marie Davies was second assistant camera for 15 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was camera assistant for Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor in 2013, credited as Natalie Davies.

Clive Johnson was generator operator for 10 episodes for 2012.
Was electrician for 18 episodes of Doctor Who from 2006 - 2010.
Was electrician for tv short, Time Crash in 2007.

Cai Thompson was Camera Trainee for 10 episodes in 2013.
Was camera assistant for 33 episodes of Doctor Who from 2012 - 2015.
Was camera assistant for The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot in 2013.

Matt Wilson was best boy / gaffer for 10 episodes in 2015.
Was electrician for 7 episodes of Doctor Who from 2011 - 2015, and gaffer for 2 episodes in 2012.

Anthony Sutcliffe was first assistant camera for 7 episodes from 2014-2015.
Was first assistant camera for The Science of Doctor Who documentary in 2013.

Duncan Fowlie was focus puller: b camera for 2 episodes in 2013.
Was focus puller for Doctor Who episodes - The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Midnight but uncredited for this episode and The Next Doctor in 2008.
Was focus puller for Torchwood episodes - Everything Changes, Day One, Ghost Machine, Cyberwoman, Greeks Bearing Gifts and They Keep Killing Suzie in 2006.

Steven Owen was camera trainee: dailies for 2 episodes in 2014.
Was camera assistant: dailies for Doctor Who episodes - Robot of Sherwood and In the Forest of the Night in 2014.

Thomas English was steadicam operator for 1 episode in 2012.
Was steadicam operator for Torchwood episode Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2008, but uncredited.

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department

Simon Marks was costume supervisor for 2 episodes in 2015.
Is Costume Supervisor for Doctor Who Series 9 2015.

Series Editorial Department

Emyr Jenkins was colorist for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was on-line editor for Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited episodes - The Tenth Doctor and The Sixth Doctor, both in 2013.

Other crew

Branwen Evans was production coordinator 10 episodes in 2012.
Was location scout for Doctor Who episodes - The Family of Blood and Human Nature in 2007.

Geraint Havard Jones was location manager for 10 episodes in 2012.
Was Unit Manager for Torchwood episodes - Everything Changes, Day One, Ghost Machine, Countrycide and They Keep Killing Suzie in 2006 and Captain Jack Harkness in 2007 and A Day in the Death in 2008.

Llinos Wyn Jones was script supervisor for 10 episodes in 2012.
Worked in Continuity for Doctor Who episodes The Christmas Invasion in 2005, New Earth, School Reunion in 2006, Blink in 2007, Turn Left in 2008, Planet of the Dead and Waters of Mars in 2009.
Was also in Continuity for SJA episode Enemy of the Bane: Part 1 in 2008.
And the same for 12 episodes of Torchwood from Everything Changes, Day One, Countrycide and They Keep Killing Suzie in 2006, To the Last Man, Adam, Dead Man Walking, A Day in the Death, Something Borrowed, Adrift and Exit Wounds in 2008. Llinos was production assistant for Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen part 1 & 2 in 1985.

Sarah Dollard was script editor for 2 episodes in 2012. Was writer of Doctor Who: Face the Raven in 2015.





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