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DOCTOR WHO CONNECTIONS

Doctor Who fans might have fun spotting appearances by the  second actor to play the Doctor, Patrick Troughton playing Alan McArthur, who is on life support after contracting a disease that will eventually leave him without the ability to speak, see or move, essentially becoming just a brain in a dead body in the episode In the Dark. In three missing episodes there are more Doctor Who connections. Fire and Brimstone starred Jonathan Pryce who went on to portray a James Bond villain, billionaire media mogul Elliot Carver, in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies and ‘The Master’ in the Comic Relief Doctor Who special, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death. Brigadier Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart from UNIT played by Nicholas Courtney, played Ridge’s brother-in-law in Cause of Death and Elisabeth Sladen played an eco-terrorist also called Sarah in Say Knife, Fat Man, two years before she appeared in Doctor Who with Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, as Sarah Jane Smith.