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Barry Jackson as Drax in Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor

Barry Jackson 1938-2013

British character actor and stunt arranger Barry Jackson has died today, aged 75. Best known for his recurring role in Midsomer Murders from 1997–2011, Jackson also had several Doctor Who roles, most notably as dodgy geezer Time Lord Drax in The Armageddon Factor back in 1979. Appearing in The Romans in 1965 as assassin Ascaris and…

Day of the Daleks actor Aubrey Woods dies aged 85

RIP The Controller

Actor Aubrey Woods, better known to Doctor Who fans as The Controller in the 1972 serial Day of the Daleks has passed away aged 85. The London born actor was a veteran of stage and screen and was perhaps most famous for his role as the singing sweetshop owner who sang ‘The Candy Man’ in…

Liz Shaw

How the Whoniverse Got Smaller in 2012

It’s sad to recall, but we lost some pretty special people from the world of Doctor Who in 2012. Companions, regular guest actors, alternate incarnations of the Doctor, behind the scenes artists and even guest personalities who weren’t recognised as actors all passed away. Let’s take this opportunity to remember them once more. Caroline John…


Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

The Aztec’s composer and pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a voracious talent who was equally at home writing jazz and film scores as music for concert halls, passed away on Christmas Eve aged 76. Although he considered his film and television subordinate to his concert work he produced fifty scores for both mediums receiving three…

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