Payday Loans
John Alderton

  1. Malcolm McDowell, Royal Flash, 1974.       After Welsh star Stanley Baker failed to produce a screen version of the first Flashman book in the 60s, director Richard Lester tried to mount a version in 1970 with Alderton - cancelled days before shooting was to start, due to its hefty budget. Four years on, Lester worked on the second book but the expected series never happened because the hero was a cowardly cad - a switch that intrigued for all of 30 seconds. Plus no one from the joyful Three/Four Musketeers’ team seemed interested. Not Lester. Nor his co-scenarist and the books’ author, George MacDonald Fraser… who banned another version in his lifetime. 

  2. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.

  3. Peter Firth, Lifeforce, 1984.

  4. Don Henderson, Doctor Who #146: Delta and The Bannermen, TV, 1987.     Queen Delta escapes the baddies and heads to… Disneyland. (No, really). Director Chris Clough chose Henderson for Gavrok from producer John Nathan-Taylor’s familiar dartboard list: Ball, Kenneth Colley, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, Bernard Hill, Jeremy Kemp, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Peter Vaughan, Simon Ward, David Warner.

  5. Edward Peel, Doctor Who #147: Dragonfire, TV, 1987.     A dozen actors (11 Whoverse regulars) were listed for the callous Kane in Doc7 Sylvester McCoy’s visit to Iceland. Peel, Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Michael Gothard, Ian Holm, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Simon Ward, David Warner. Plus the unavailable Alderton, David Jason and Ronald Lacey. The Doc of the day was Doc7 Sylvester McCoy.


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