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Written by kathleen (elder)
(7/31/2013 10:50 a.m.)
Watching the 7th Doctor special on BBCAmerica, I thought I recognized Group Captain Gilmore (in Remembrance of the Daleks) as James Bellamy from Upstairs, Downstairs. Away I go to the imdb.com machine, and sure enough, it was Simon Williams who played both roles.
Looking over Williams's filmography, I see that he had also played Henry Dashwood in S&S3. I had not realized this before, though it was a small role and he spoke in a whisper -- so I was not able to really see his face nor hear his voice. I enjoy these serendipitous meetings of some of my fave characters/actors. :-)
Also, in Remembrance of the Daleks, which is set in 1963, the tv is turned on briefly: we hear the announcer say, "This is BBC television. The time is a quarter past five, and Saturday's viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Doctor," before we leave the room. Self-referential without being overdone. Excellent!
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