Kenneth Colley

  1. Carl Rigg, Doctor Who #102: The Power of Kroll, TV, 1978.         A new Varlik opposite Doc4 Tom Baker in – take a breath – the fifth and penultimate story in the Key To Time arc. Also in the loop: Colley and Tom Chadbon.
  2. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  3. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. John Hallam, Lifeforce, 1984.
  5. Chris Sullivan, Lifeforce, 1984.
  6. Tom Adams, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.         Competing for Commander Vorshak in Doc5 Peter Davison’s finale were 13 of the army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in that year’s Lifeforce movie mess: Colley, Steven Berkoff, Kenneth Colley, Michael Craig, Paul Darrow, Anton Diffring, Del Henney, Martin Jarvis, Ian McCulloch, Patrick Mower, Patrick Stewart, David Warner, Simon Williams and Peter Wyngarde. Plus three outsiders: Brian Blessed, Peter Gilmore, Gareth Hunt. Despite his 140-plus screen roles, Colley never made a Doctor – only a Doctors!
  7. Tom Chadbon, Doctor Who #143: The Trial of a Time Lord, TV, 1986.          As the franchise was as much on trial as Doc6 Colin Baker in the season long investigation, 16 actors were flagpoled for Merdeen... Colley, Tom Adams, Keith Barron, Brian Blessed, Hywel Bennett, Andrew Burt, Peter Gilmore, Michael Gothard, Gareth Hunt, Paul Jerricho, Clive Merrison (BBC Radio’s Sherlock Holmes), Paul Shelley, Anthony Valentine, David Warner, James Warwick.
  8. Don Henderson, Doctor Who #146: Delta and The Bannermen, TV, 1987.         Chimeron Queen Delta escapes the baddies and heads to Disneyland ( !) but arrives at… a Welsh holiday camp! Director Chris Clough chose Henderson for Bannerman boss Gavrok from producer John Nathan-Taylor’s familiar dartboard list: Colley, Nicholas Ball, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, Bernard Hill, Jeremy Kemp, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Peter Vaughan, Simon Ward, David Warner.
  9. George Sewell, Doctor Who #148: Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988        Aunty searched for fascist leader Ratcliffe among Joss Ackland, Kenneth Cope, Peter Gilmore, Bernard Hill, Glyn Houston, Stratford Johns… and survivors of the Lifeforce battalion: Colley, George Baker, Keith Barron, Steven Berkoff, John Carson, Del Henney, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, David Warner, Frank Windsor. The difference being that Who was science fiction and Lifeforce was science fart.
  10. James Ellis, Doctor Who #152: Battlefield, 1989.         Also short-listed for Peter Warmsly opposite Doc7 Sylvester McCoy in the final episode of Nicholas Courtney’s Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart were Colley, Joss Ackland, George Baker, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Carson, Freddie Jones, Ronald Lacey and David Warner. But infamous producer John Nathan-Taylor (a repuignant paedophile preying on the show’s fans) had been determined to land the Irish Ellis since the 1980 start of his here ending tenure.

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