Christian Roberts

  1. Gareth Thomas, Blake’s 7, TV, 1978-1981.    The handsome Berkshire lad was seen for Roj Blake, head of what Terry Nation (also the creator of Doctor Who’s Daleks) pitched asThe Dirty Dozen In Space… And played Dr Renor in episode #10, Breakdown. His  Blakian rivals had  included Tom Adams. Alun Armstrong, Warren  Clarke, Maurice Colbourne, Brian Croucher (he played Travis for six episodes), Paul Darrow (who became icy Avon), Peter Egan, Martin Jarvis and Donald Sumpter.  Welshman Thomas quit after 28 of the 52 chapters when The BBC wouldn’t let him direct.  He never did direct for TV – never watched himself on the box, either.


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