Andrew Burt

  1. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.
  2. James Warwick, Doctor Who #121: Earthshock, 1982.      In Doc5 Peter Davison’s Cybermen encounter, circa 2526, Scott was offered to Burt, Colin Baker (to be Doc6 in 1984-1986), Nicholas Ball, Peter Firth, Del Henney, Martin Jarvis, Tim Pigott-Smith, Patrick Ryecart, Patrick Stewart, David Warner, Simon Williams. Plus Gareth Hunt (aka Mike Gambit) from TV’s 1976-1977 New Avengers. And the more successful 1977-1983 Professionals: Bodie and Doyle, aka Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw.
  3. 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. Burt, Dallas Adams, Sean Arnold, Colin Baker, Tom Chadbon, Michael Cochrane, Ian Collier, Forbes Collins, Eric Deacon, Jack Galloway, Richard Heffer, 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 Yardley – they were all up for Flight Engineer Scobie…    
  4. Michael Cashman, Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.      …and for First Officer Bilton
  5. Michael McDermott,  Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.      … plus Sheard – which wasn’t even offered to another Whoverse favourite Michael… Sheard.
  6. Stephen Yardley, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.       Not quite matching the Lifeforce movie’s army of 203 candidates for 18 rules that year but as many as 58 guys were seen for just three roles in this Doc6 Colin Baker episode – most of them being Lifeforcers! (They did not share the same casting director, so how did Cannon get hold of the Whoverse lists?) For example there were 19 contenders for Arak… Burt, Yardley, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Peter Childs, Kenneth Cope, Paul Darrow, Tom Georgeson, John Hallam, Brian Miller, Tony Osoba, Edward Peel, Carl Rigg, Colin Scully, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick. Of course, Who was science fiction,while Lifeforce was science fart.
  7. Paul Darrow, Doctor Who #141: Timelash, TV, 1985.        Burt, Darrow, Steven Berkoff, Tom Chadbon, Michael Gothard, Ronald Lacey, Patrick Mower and David Warner were in the frame for Tekker opposite Doc6 Colin Baker. The  infamous 80s’  producer and sex abuser (of fans) John Nathan-Turner suggested Darrow play Tekker like his Blakes 7 character, Avon. Darrow had a loftier notion. Richard III.  
  8. 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 MerdeenBurt, Tom Adams, Keith Barron, Brian Blessed, Hywel Bennett, Kenneth Colley, Peter Gilmore, Michael Gothard, Gareth Hunt, Paul Jerricho, Clive Merrison, Paul Shelley, Anthony Valentine, David Warner, James Warwick. Burt played Valgard in #126: Terminus, 1983, opposite Doc5 Peter Davison.

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