Ian McCulloch

  1. Tom Adams, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of the Deep, TV, 1984.      Touted as a possible for Commander Vorsha, head of the secret underwater Sea Base 4, McCulloch finished among his subordinates.   The Doc5 Peter Davison tale was Adams’ second Who trip after #69: The Green Death with Doc3 Jon Pertwee, 1973. McCullough made many (too many) abhorrent Italian horror flicks – video-nasties! – during the 80s.
  2. 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. McCulloch, Dallas Adams, Sean Arnold, Colin Baker, Andrew Burt, Tom Chadbon, Michael Cochrane, Ian Collier, Forbes Collins, Eric Deacon, Jack Galloway, Richard Heffer, Paul Jerricho, 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…    
  3. Michael Cashman, Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.     …and for First Officer Bilton
  4. Michael McDermott   Doctor Who # 122: Time Flight, TV, 1982.     … plus Sheard – which wasn’t even offered to another Whoverse favourite Michael… Sheard.
  5. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  6. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  7. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.  
  8. Frank Finlay, Lifeforce, 1984.
  9. Peter Firth, Lifeforce, 1984.
  10. Tom Adams, Doctor Who #130: Warriors of The Deep, 1984.    The Glaswegian was switched from Commander Vorshak to Nilson – instead of Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Michael Gothard, Ronald Lacey, Edward Peel. Not the happiest of Whoverse shoots – and not just because Doc5 Peter Davison folllowed Doc2 Patrick Troughton’s golden rule. Three seasons and out. (Ian was no relation to the Canadian Bruce McCulloch up for Bulic in the Doc5 Peter Davison tale).  

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  10