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Magere Hein

Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:53 AM

Frances Pidgeon has died, aged 84. http://tobyhadoke.co...e=socialnetwork
 
Was married to Lennie Mayne until 1977. Also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Monster Of Peladon and the credited role of Miss Jackson in The Hand Of Fear.

The Pidgeon has flown the coop.


Where's my shotgun?

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

 

 

A few lists of living actors from cult British SF. Tried for the twenty living actors who appeared in most episodes. Credited cast members only. There's a lot of actors out there with no dates who stopped acting decades ago, so stuck with those known to be alive.

 

*snip*

 

Doomwatch (in at least 2 episodes)

  1. Robert Powell b. 1944
  2. John Bown b. 1934
  3. Wendy Hall b. 1941
  4. John Nolan b. 1938
  5. Jean Trend b. 1935
  6. Michael Elwyn b. 1943
  7. Jennifer Wilson b. 1932
  8. Victor Platt b. 1920
  9. John Savident b. 1938
  10. Richardson Morgan c. 1945
  11. Geoffrey Palmer b. 1927
  12. Ron Gregory c. 1945
  13. Frances Pidgeon b. 1931

*snip*

 

Frances Pidgeon has died, aged 84. http://tobyhadoke.co...e=socialnetwork

 

Was married to Lennie Mayne until 1977. Also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Monster Of Peladon and the credited role of Miss Jackson in The Hand Of Fear.

 

The Pidgeon has flown the coop.


YoungWillz

Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:29 PM

 

A few lists of living actors from cult British SF. Tried for the twenty living actors who appeared in most episodes. Credited cast members only. There's a lot of actors out there with no dates who stopped acting decades ago, so stuck with those known to be alive.

 

*snip*

 

Doomwatch (in at least 2 episodes)

  1. Robert Powell b. 1944
  2. John Bown b. 1934
  3. Wendy Hall b. 1941
  4. John Nolan b. 1938
  5. Jean Trend b. 1935
  6. Michael Elwyn b. 1943
  7. Jennifer Wilson b. 1932
  8. Victor Platt b. 1920
  9. John Savident b. 1938
  10. Richardson Morgan c. 1945
  11. Geoffrey Palmer b. 1927
  12. Ron Gregory c. 1945
  13. Frances Pidgeon b. 1931

*snip*

 

Frances Pidgeon has died, aged 84. http://tobyhadoke.co...e=socialnetwork

 

Was married to Lennie Mayne until 1977. Also appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Monster Of Peladon and the credited role of Miss Jackson in The Hand Of Fear.


themaninblack

Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:23 PM

That is worth celebrating...

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:21 PM

The actor Tom Baker, best known for playing the 4th Doctor Who, is 82 today. Happy birthday ! :champagne:


themaninblack

Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:29 PM

Cancer is the new black...


YoungWillz

Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:05 PM

Scottish writer Robert Banks Stewart dies at 84. http://www.belfastte...4-34367921.html

 

Worked on Terror Of The Zygons and The Seeds Of Doom for Doctor Who as well as The Avengers, Danger Man, Shoestring and Bergerac.

 

RIP.

 

Edit: Qualifying Obit if needed: http://www.mirror.co...t-banks-7186597. Another victim of cancer it seems.


Shroud

Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:25 AM

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned here before, but way back in 1975 Gerry Anderson was involved in making a program which was to have been a pilot for another series until a 2nd season for Space:1999  was given the go-ahead called Into Infinity. It was show in the States as part of a juvenile afternoon series called NBC Special Treat as a rare sci-fi offering on these type of series which were common in the 1970's. Into Infinity deals with a

family on a starship fight initially meant to travel to a neighboring star system which runs into a number of unexpected problems.  I still recall  the show even today although I haven't seen it since it was first shown here. I don't think it's been issued ot any home video market, but others here might well be interested in checking ito this rather obscure Anderson effort.


YoungWillz

Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

Paul Bettany's father was Thane Bettany, a former dancer turned actor, who portrayed Tarak in the Doctor Who story State Of Decay. He was 86. I can't find a direct link to his death, but Paul Bettany mentions it in this article from 31 December 2015: http://news.streetro...-who-am-i-judge

 

Quote: "My father died recently. He was a very religious man. Whenever we passed a homeless person, he would always say, there but for the grace of God go I. And I love that sentiment. It’s an admission of how close we all are to slipping by the wayside."

 

Edit: This article from The Indy on 30 November 2015 indicates that Thane Bettany had just died. http://www.independe...d-a6754976.html


YoungWillz

Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:35 PM

Co-creator and producer of The Avengers, Leonard White has died at 99. http://www.bigfinish...white-1916-2016

 

Opening and Closing Credits (1961): https://youtu.be/aSE9qmsnzsA


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