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Four answers and an obituary Nov 20

Last week, I asked you to identify Doctor Who actors in this clip:

There are at least four. Joe identified Brian Blessed, who was King Yrcanos in The Trial of a Time Lord, and Alan spotted a different king – Jason King – who I’d missed: Peter Wyngarde, who played Timanov in Planet of Fire.

John Hallam (photo: Wikipedia)The other two were Deep Roy, who played Mr Sin in The Talons of Weng-Chiang and was also in the same segment of Trial as Blessed (and was in several Blake’s 7 episodes), and John Hallam (right), who I’m sad to report died last Monday. As well as playing Light in Ghost Light (the last made story from “classic” Who), Hallam was also a mainland policeman in the original cut of The Wicker Man. He was in the BBC adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, EastEnders, Bergerac, Knights of God, The Black Adder, the Joan Hickson 4.50 from Paddington, and with Wyngarde in episodes of Department S and Jason King. He was, as demonstrated in the clip above, Brian Blessed’s hawkman sidekick in Flash Gordon.

3 Responses

  1. 1

    You missed that he was Squire Mallen in “The Mallens”, one of the nastiest pieces of work ever to grace our television screens!

  2. 2

    Not a series i’ve ever heard of, although from a glance at the IMDb I see it has quite a cast, and that one of the directors was Doctor Who‘s Richard Martin…

  3. 3

    Oh I missed this. I would’ve got Brian Blessed and would’ve guessed Deep Roy as one of the dwarves/little people but I wouldn’t have got any of the others.