Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Connections Land Girls by DJ Forrest



DW & TW Connections:

Land Girls

By DJ Forrest

Broadcast from 2009 – 2011
Created by Roland Moore.

BBC Production, Land Girls followed the lives and loves of four members of the Women’s Land Army, working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II. It’s a really great series and one I missed during its first outing. Mark Benton plays the owner of the farm where the girls stay, and Sophie Ward plays Lady Ellen Hoxley, the owner of the Estate, who you really learn to loathe. Danny Webb plays the annoying Dennis Tucker, leader of the Home Guard, who worked as a gamekeeper prior to his post. He plays a great role and another you like to hate in the series.

A great host of Whoniverse cast and crew to spot on the series and in the credits. So as usual, we’ve done the leg work so you don’t have to.

I’m still watching the series, but the first half has been enjoyable and I wonder what the second series will bring.

Series Directed by

Steve Hughes directed 6 episodes from 2009-2011. He directed Doctor Who Episodes Closing Time and Prequel to Let's Kill Hitler in 2011. Appeared as himself in Doctor Who Confidential Episode Open All Hours in the same year.

Series Cast 

Mark Benton played Frederick Finch for 15 episodes from 2009-2011. Played Clive in Doctor Who: Rose in 2005. Appeared as himself in video docu short - Making 'Doctor Who' with Russell T. Davies in the same year.



Danny Webb played Dennis Tucker for 10 episodes from 2009-2011. Played Mr Jefferson in Doctor Who: The Impossible Planet and sequel The Satan Pit in 2006.



Carolyn Pickles played Mrs. Gulliver for 9 episodes from 2009-2011. Voiced Lady Meera Darone in the Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Army of Death in 2011.



David Schofield played Vernon Storey for 9 episodes in 2011. Played Odin in Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died in 2015.

Christine Bottomley played Annie Barratt for 5 episodes in 2009. She played Maggie in Torchwood: A Day in the Death in 2008.



Raquel Cassidy played Diana Granville for 5 episodes in 2011. Played Cleaves in Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People in 2011. Appeared as Cleaves Uncredited in The Science of Doctor Who in 2012, and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year in 2011, and played Jo Porter uncredited in Doctor Who Confidential episode The Eleventh Doctor in 2009.

Clive Wood played Jack Gillespie for 5 episodes in 2011. Played the Commander in Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens in 2010.

Stuart Milligan played General Garwood for 2 episodes in 2011. Played President Richard Nixon for Prequel to the Impossible Astronaut (uncredited), The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon in 2011. He voiced Colonel Stark in Doctor Who: Dreamland mini-series in 2009 for 6 episodes. Voiced the Tannoy in The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak part 1 & 2 in 2007.
Appeared as himself for Doctor Who in America documentary in 2012, Doctor Who Confidential in 2011 in the episode Coming to America. Uncredited as Richard Nixon for Doctor Who in the U.S. and The Science of Doctor Who in 2012.

David Sibley played Ernest Luckhurst for 1 episode in 2009. Played Pralix in Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet parts 1, 3 and 4 in 1978. Appeared as Pralix for A Matter of Time video docu, Parrot Fashion video docu short both in 2007. And uncredited in episode 2 of The Pirate Planet in 1978.



Eileen Essell played Miss Gwen Ganderton for 1 episode in 2011. Played Christina in Torchwood: From Out of the Rain in 2008.



Annette Badland played Miss Timpson for 1 episode in 2011. Played Margaret Blaine in Doctor Who: Aliens of London, World War Three and Boom Town in 2005.
Appeared as herself in Doctor Who Confidential Episode Why on Earth? in 2005.
Appeared as Blaine in Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion in 2014.



Richard Price played Chalky but was uncredited for 2 episodes from 2009-2011. He played uncredited characteres in Doctor Who from a Wedding Guest in The Runaway Bride in 2006, Guest in The Lazarus Experiment in 2007, Passerby in Partners in Crime in 2008 and Takran Soldier in The Doctor's Daughter in 2008,

Series Cinematography by

Stuart Biddlecombe was cinematographer for 5 episodes in 2011. Was cinematographer for Doctor Who: Heaven Sent and Hell Bent in 2015.
Was director of photography: 2nd unit for both Dark Water and Death in Heaven in 2014.

Series Makeup Department

Hannah Proverbs was make-up assistant for 5 episodes in 2011. Was makeup artist for Children of Earth Days 1 - 5 in 2009.

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

William Hartley was first assistant director for 3 episodes in 2011. Was first assistant director for 3 episodes of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars in 2009, The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex in 2011. Was assistant floor manager for 4 episodes of Horror at Fang Rock in 1977.

George Gerwitz was first assistant director for 2 episodes in 2009. Was first assistant director for Doctor Who episodes - Rose, Aliens of London and World War Three in 2005.

John Bennett was first assistant director for 1 episode in 2009. Was first assistant director for 6 episodes of Doctor Who from 2009 - 2013. Appeared as himself in Doctor Who Confidential episodes: Call Me the Doctor, Death in Venice and A Brush with Genius all in 2010.

Series Sound Department

Benedict Peissel was dubbing mixer for 7 episodes from 2009-2011. Was dubbing mixer for video documentary, Doctor Who: The Missing Years in 1998.
Was dubbing mixer - special version for Doctor Who: The Five Doctors in 1983.

Jason Devlin was boom operator for 5 episodes in 2011. Was uncredited as boom operator in Torchwood: Adrift in 2008.

David Mason was dubbing mixer for 2 episodes from 2009-2011. Was Sound for video documentary, Doctor Who: Origins in 2006.

Series Camera and Electrical Department

Joe Russell was camera operator for 7 episodes from 2009-2011. Was camera operator for 37 episodes of Doctor Who from 2007 - 2013.

Gareth Hughes was steadicam operator for 1 episode in 2011. Was camera operator for 13 episodes of Doctor Who in 2005. Was steadicam operator for Heaven Sent in 2015. Was camera operator for 6 episodes of Torchwood in 2006.

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department

Carly Griffith was costume assistant for 5 episodes, 2011. Was costume supervisor for 14 episodes of Doctor Who from e2012 - 2013, was assistant costume designer for 4 episodes from 2013 - 2014.

Series Other crew

Phillip Trow was continuity for 2 episodes in 2011. Was script advisor for Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol in 2010.


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