Peter Childs

  1. John Hallam, Lifeforce, 1984.  
  2. Patrick Connor, Lifeforce, 1984.
  3. Sidney Kean Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. Stephen Yardley, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.       Not quite matching the Lifeforce movie’s astonishing 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 – the majority 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… Childs, Yardley, Alun Armstrong, Nicholas Ball, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Burt, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Kenneth Cope, Paul Darrow, Tom Georgeson, John Hallam, Brian Miller, Tony Osoba, Edward Peel, Carl Rigg, Colin Scully, Donald Sumpter, Dave Warwick.
  5. Forbes Collins, Doctor Who # 138: Vengeance on Varos, TV, 1984.       Childs was also among the 20 names rung up the flagpole for the treacherous Chief Officer. Plus Collins, Tony Caunter, Tom Chadbon, Michael Culver, James Ellis, Tom Georgeson, John Hallam, Terrence Hardiman, Don Henderson, John Hollis, Ronald Lacey, Edward Peel, Clifford Rose, up for John Savident, George Sewell, Patrick Stewart, Donald Sumpter, Malcolm Tierney – and Stephen Yardley, who played Arak. The following year, Childs was Jack Ward in #139: The Mark of the Rani, 1984, which set our Time Lord against an evil Time Lady (Kate O’Mara).  

 Birth year: 1939Death year: 1989Other name: Casting Calls:  5