Richard Heffer

  1. Keith Drinkel, Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.      As many as 25 casting (or dart) board regulars were up for any (or all!) of three characters in Doc4 Peter Davison’s tale about a missing Concorde. Heffer, Dallas Adams, Sean Arnold, Colin Baker, Andrew Burt, Tom Chadbon, Michael Cochrane, Ian Collier, Forbes Collins, Eric Deacon, Jack Galloway, Paul Jerricho, Ian McCulloch, Clive Merrison (BBC Radio’s Sherlock Holmes), Terry Molloy (aka Davros), Edward Peel, Martin Potter, Jeff Rawle, Carl Rigg, Patrick Ryecart, Malcolm Stoddard, Donald Sumpter, Robert Swann Malcolm Tierney, Stephen Yardey – they were all up for Flight Engineer Scobie…    
  2. Michael Cashman, Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.     …and for First Officer Bilton
  3. Michael McDermott   Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.     … plus fr Sheard – which wasn’t even offered to another Whoverse favourite Michael… Sheard.
  4. Martin Potter, Doctor Who #126: Terminus, TV, 1983.      Director Mary Ridge had as many as 16 Eirak choices for Doc 5 Peter Davison’s visit to the titular and leprous space station. Many of the usual suspects – Heffer, Potter, Nicholas Ball, Ralph Bates, Christopher Cazenove, Tom Chadbon, Ben Cross, avdrts, Martin Jarvis, Jeff Rawle, Patrick Ryecart, Simons Ward and Williams. Plus Sean Arnold, Jack Galloway, Nigel Havers, Paul Shelley.
  5. Nigel Humphreys, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.      The 17 choices for Bulic were Heffer, Roger Lloyd Pack, Bruce McCulloch, Terry Molloy, Stephen Rea, Carl Rigg, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick, Steve Yardley – plus Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Maurice Colbourne, Paul Darrow, Michael Gothard, Tony Osoba, Edward Peel from the army of 203 candidates for just 18 roles in Lifeforce that year. The difference being Who was science fiction; Lifeforce was science fart.
  6. Rupert Everett, Arthur The King, USA-Yugoslavia, TV, 1985.      The TV star of Airline, Colditz, Howards’ Way, The Martian Chronicles. (but never the Whoverse) was among the Lancelot possibilities: Barry Stokes, Gerry Sundquist, Lambert Wilson.


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