|The Doctor (Tom Baker) offers Andred|
(Christopher Tranchell) a wedding
gift of a jelly baby
First broadcast Feb 4 to Mar 11 1978
Average audience for serial: 10.52m
Tom Baker (The Doctor) Born Jan 20 1934
Tom also played the Doctor in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, and in several BBC and Big Finish audios since 2009.
Played: Meglos in Meglos (1980)
Tom's career began with a 1968 adaptation of The Winter's Tale, followed by roles in George and the Dragon (1968), Z Cars (1968), Softly Softly (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), The Canterbury Tales (1972), The Vault of Horror (1973), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), The Mutations (1974), Piccadilly Circus (1977), Late Night Story (1978), The Book Tower (1979-81), The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, as Sherlock Holmes), Jemima Shore Investigates (1983), Remington Steele (1984), Blackadder II (1986), Roland Rat: The Series (1986), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1986), The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986), The Silver Chair (1990), Selling Hitler (1991), The Law Lord (1992), Cluedo (1992), Backtime (1998), Max Bear (2000), Dungeons and Dragons (2000), Fun at the Funeral Parlour (2001), Strange (2003), Fort Boyard (2003), Swiss Toni (2003), The Magic Roundabout (2005), Agatha Christie's Marple (2007), The Beeps (2007-08) and The Genie in the Bottle (2010). Tom has also had regular roles as Prof Geoffrey Hoyt in Medics (1992-95), Professor Wyvern in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000-01) and Donald MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen (2004-05). He is probably most famous in his latter career for providing the eccentric narration for sketch series Little Britain between 2003-08.
Tom left home at 15 to become a monk with the Brothers of Ploermel on Jersey, but abandoned this profession at the age of 21 in favour of National Service. In 1971 Tom was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his portrayal of Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra (he was beaten by Ben Johnson and Desi Arnaz Jr). In December 1980 he married actress Lalla Ward (who had been companion Romana in Doctor Who since 1979), but the marriage ended 18 months later. He married third wife Sue Jerrard in 1986, previously an assistant editor on Doctor Who. Tom's old drinking buddies in the 1960s and 70s included artist Francis Bacon at the infamous Colony Room. Tom has several links to popular music - appearing on Technocat's single Only Human (1995), and providing a monologue on Witness to a Murder (Part Two) by Mansun (1998 - his Doctor and the TARDIS also appeared on the cover of the band's album Six). Pop band The Human League released a song entitled Tom Baker in 1980. In 1999 Tom published a short fairytale novel called The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, which has since been adapted for the stage. Tom's distinctive vocals can also be heard at various tourist attractions in the UK, such as the London Dungeon, Natural History Museum and Alton Towers' Nemesis ride. In 2006 Tom recorded 11,593 phrases so his voice could be used for BT's text messaging service to raise money for homeless charity Shelter - as a result record producer Mark Murphy created a single of Tom "singing" You Really Got Me by the Kinks.
Louise Jameson (Leela) Born Apr 20 1951
Doctor Who credits
Played: Leela in The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy, Image of the Fendahl, The Sun Makers, Underworld, The Invasion of Time (1977-78). Return appearance in Dimensions in Time (1993)
Louise made her screen debut in a 1971 adaptation of Tom Brown's Schooldays, and then took roles in Cider with Rosie (1971), Disciple of Death (1972), Emmerdale Farm (1973), Space: 1999 (1975), The Peddler (1976), Dominic (1976), The Gentle Touch (1984), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Age 13¾ (1985), The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987), Molly (1994), Wycliffe (1995), The Upper Hand (1996), River City (2008), Doc Martin (2011), Holby City (2012) and The Tractate Middoth (2013). She has had a number of regular roles over the years, including Dr Anne Reynolds in The Omega Factor (1979), Blanche Simmons in Tenko (1981-82), Susan Young in Bergerac (1985-90), Janet in Rides (1992-93) and Rosa Di Marco in soap EastEnders (1998-2000).
Louise was persuaded to become an actress when she was working as a prison visitor and met Leslie Grantham, then serving 12 years for manslaughter but later to become famous as EastEnders' Den Watts (and who was also in Resurrection of the Daleks in 1984).
John Leeson (Voice of K-9) Born Mar 16 1943
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice of K-9 in The Invisible Enemy (1977), The Sun Makers (1977), Underworld (1978), The Invasion of Time (1978), The Ribos Operation (1978), The Pirate Planet (1978), The Stones of Blood (1978), The Androids of Tara (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979), The Leisure Hive (1980), Meglos (1980), Full Circle (1980), State of Decay (1980), Warriors' Gate (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), Journey's End (2008).
John has also voiced K-9 in Doctor Who's spin-offs, including K9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures stories Invasion of the Bane (2006), The Lost Boy (2007), the Comic Relief special From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love (2009), The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Gift (2009), The Nightmare Man (2010) and Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), and the K9 TV series stories Regeneration, Liberation, The Korven The Bounty Hunter, Siren of Ceres, Fear Itself, The Fall of the House of Gryffen, Jaws of Orthrus, Dream-eaters, Curse of Anubis, Oroborus, Alien Avatar, Aeolian, The Last Oak Tree in England, Black Hunger, The Cambridge Spy, Lost Library of UKKO, Mutant Copper, The Custodians, Taphony and the Time Loop, Robot Gladiators, Mind Snap, Angel of the North, The Last Precinct, Hound of the Korven, Eclipse of the Korven (2009-10). John has also voiced K9 in Search Out Space (1991), the BBC1 animated audio Shada (2003), on various episodes of Blue Peter (1977/2006), The Weakest Link (2007), Comic Relief (2009), Pointless (2013) and Stargazing Live: Back to Earth (2013-14), as well as in Big Finish audios since 2003.
Played: Voice of the Nucleus of the Swarm in The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Played: Dugeen in The Power of Kroll (1978-79)
Played: Voice of the Dalek battle computer in Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)
John's acting career began with The Spanish Farm in 1968, followed by roles in Dad's Army (1969), My Wife Next Door (1972), Headmaster (1977), Jigsaw (1979), Tarka the Otter (1979), Blake's 7 (1978/79), Sorry! (1981), Tucker's Luck (1985), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), 'Allo 'Allo (1989), The Bill (1993), Bugs (1995), Vanity Fair (1998), Doctors (2001), ChuckleVision (2007) and Rebels Without a Clue (2009). He also voiced Bungle in 50 episodes of children's programme Rainbow in the 1970s.
In the 70s John was a question writer for quiz show Mastermind. He is also a good chef, having prepared period feasts for Agatha Christie's Poirot (1993), been a wine consultant to five-star restaurant staff, and was a serving magistrate in Ealing, and adviser on court etiquette and procedures to film and TV. In 2002 John stood (under his birth name of John Ducker) as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the Ealing Council elections for the Perivale constituency (he got 326 votes, finishing in last place unelected). He stood again in 2010, attracting 1,104 votes, finishing seventh out of nine. His wife is Judy Ducker, a property buyer on productions such as Hugo, Snow White and the Huntsman and Diana.
Christopher Tranchell (Andred) Born Apr 13 1941
Doctor Who credits
Played: Roger in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966)
Played: Jenkins in The Faceless Ones (1967)
Played: Andred in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Christopher's other credits include The Whisperers (1961), 199 Park Lane (1965), Out of the Unknown (1971), Churchill's People (1975), Survivors (1975-76, as Paul Pitman), County Hall (1981), Casualty (1992/93), Between the Lines (1993) and The Bill (1987/96), and he also presented Playschool (1976-84).
John Arnatt (Borusa) May 9 1917 to Dec 21 1999 (prostate cancer)
Born in Russia, John's long career began with Meet Simon Cherry in 1949, followed by Dick Barton at Bay (1950), Evidence for Hire (1952), My Friend Charles (1956), The Last Chronicle of Barset (1959), The Invisible Man (1959), Whistle Down the Wind (1961), The Impersonator (1961), Sir Francis Drake (1962), Fog for a Killer (1962), Dr Crippen (1963), Emergency Ward 10 (1963-64), Hysteria (1965), Our Mother's House (1967), A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967), Strange Report (1969), The Main Chance (1969-70), Steptoe and Son (1970), Crucible of Terror (1971), The Pathfinders (1972), Paganini Strikes Again (1973), The Cedar Tree (1977), Rings on Their Fingers (1980), The Cleopatras (1983), Tripper's Day (1984), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981-86), Bluebell (1986), House of Cards (1990), Keeping Up Appearances (1993), Dangerfield (1995), A Royal Scandal (1996) and Dad (1999). He also had a regular role as the Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1957-60).
In the 1950s John was a sports reporter for the UK commercial network using the pseudonym Howard Peters. John's first wife was actress Betty Huntley-Wright, best known as Mrs Twitchen in the Fawlty Towers episode Gourmet Night (1975), while his second wife was Sheila Tracy, musician and broadcast journalist (who became the first female newsreader on BBC Radio 4 in 1974).
Milton Johns (Kelner) Born May 13 1938
Doctor Who credits
Played: Benik in The Enemy of the World (1967-68)
Played: Guy Crayford in The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: Castellan Kelner in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Milton's career began in The Shop at Sly Corner (1960), then Orlando (1965), The Three Musketeers (1966), The Devil in the Fog (1968), The Flaxton Boys (1969), Sense and Sensibility (1971), Budgie (1972), The Jensen Code (1973), South Riding (1974), Poldark (1975), The Good Life (1977), King of the Castle (1977), Midnight is a Place (1977-78), Going Straight (1978), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1978), A Horseman Riding By (1978), Spearhead (1978-81), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Gaffer (1982), Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982), Tucker's Luck (1983), Butterflies (1979-83), Foxy Lady (1982-84), The Pickwick Papers (1985), Ever Decreasing Circles (1986), Supergran (1987), Campion (1989), Happy Families (1989-90), Haggard (1992), Harry's Mad (1995-96), Glam Metal Detectives (1995), Chalk (1997), The X-Files (1998), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999-2000), Micawber (2001), Born and Bred (2002), The Basil Brush Show (2003-07, as Mr Rossiter) and Kidz Time TV (2015). He also had a long-running role as shop owner Brendan Scott in soap Coronation Street (1991-93).
For a number of years he served as treasurer of actors' union Equity, and also as course announcer and MC at Lingfield racecourse.
In 2015 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Milton here.
Reginald Jessup (Lord Savar) Feb 8 1920 to Feb 1 2000
Doctor Who credits
Played: Servant in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966)
Played: Lord Savar in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Debuted in Puck of Pook's Hill (1951), then Quatermass II (1955), Silent Evidence (1962), The Saint (1964), Gideon's Way (1965-66), The Avengers (1968), The Signalman (1976), Target (1978), Shine On Harvey Moon (1984) and The Bill (1990/91/96).
Reginald was married to actor Janet Brandes until her death in 1983.
Hilary Ryan (Rodan) Born Aug 20 1955
After debuting in Doctor Who, Hilary's CV includes The Getting of Wisdom (1978), Target (1978), The Professionals (1978), Breakaway (1980), Badger by Owl-light (1982), Scandalous (1984) and Dance (1988).
Hilary is married to actor Adam Norton, best known as David Edding in Lytton's Diary (1985-86) but who is also the younger son of the second baron Rathcreedan (being the heir-presumptive of that honour). Hilary's parents were American actors Anne Sargent and Edmon Ryan.
Charles Morgan (Gold Usher) Mar 23 1909 to Mar 11 2000
Doctor Who credits
Played: Songsten in The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
Played: Gold Usher in The Invasion of Time (1978)
First appearing in Train of Events (1949), Charles went on to appear in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957), All Aboard (1958), Hell is a City (1960), Maigret (1961), Call Oxbridge 2000 (1962), Softly Softly (1966-67), Sexton Blake (1967), Hadleigh (1969), Ace of Wands (1971), Helen: A Woman of Today (1973), Bless This House (1974), The Howerd Confessions (1976), Within These Walls (1976-78, as Ted Armitage), Tenko (1981), Angels (1983), Cover Her Face (1985) and After Henry (1989). Charles was best known for playing Superintendant Rodway in over 40 episodes of Sergeant Cork (1964-68).
Dennis Edwards (Lord Gomer) Dec 28 1916 to Mar 15 2008
Doctor Who credits
Played: Centurion in The Romans (1965)
Played: Lord Gomer in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Debuted in Toad of Toad Hall (1953), followed by The Scarlet Pimpernel (1956), The Black Brigand (1956), The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), Private Investigator (1959), Ghost Squad (1963), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1967), Jackanory (1971), Father Brown (1974), The Brothers (1976), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), People Like Us (1978), Ladykillers (1981), No Problem! (1983), Grange Hill (1985) and Birds of a Feather (1991).
Ray Callaghan (Ablif)
Ray first appeared in Detective (1968), and then The Internecine Project (1974), The Doll (1975), Backs to the Land (1977), Rebecca (1979), Boon (1986), Brookside (1988), Scarlett (1994), The Bill (2005), Dead Rich (2006), Hard Times (2009), Pusher (2012) and Folie a Deux (2012).
Michael's career began in the 1960s with Fahrenheit 451 (1966), then Maroc 7 (1967), The Blood Beast Terror (1968), Coronation Street (1968), Crossroads (1968-69), The Devil's Widow (1970), UFO (1970-71), Ace of Wands (1972), The Professionals (1978), Secret Army (1978), Home and Away (1989/91) and Pirates Island (1991).
Other credits include Nipper (1977), Harry's Hong Kong (1987), Yellowthread Street (1990), To Be the Best (1992) and Soldier Soldier (1992).
Max Faulkner (Nesbin) 1931 to Feb 13 2010
Doctor Who credits
Played: UNIT soldier in The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
Played: Exxilon in Death to the Daleks (1974, uncredited)
Played: Miner in The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Played: Second guard captain in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Played: Guard in Genesis of the Daleks (1975), The Face of Evil (1977, uncredited)
Played: Crewmember in Planet of Evil (1975, uncredited)
Played: Corporal Adams in The Android Invasion (1975)
Fight/ stunt arranger: The Hand of Fear (1976)
Played: Rebel in The Sun Makers (1977, uncredited)
Played: Nesbin in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Prolific stuntman Max debuted in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1957), later appearing in Private Investigator (1959), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1957-60), From Russia with Love (1963), The Ipcress File (1965), The Prisoner (1968), Poldark (1976), The Goodies (1977), Blake's 7 (1980), The Day of the Triffids (1981), Krull (1983), Robin of Sherwood (1984-86), Willow (1988), Nightbreed (1990), Far and Away (1992) and Goldeneye (1995).
The daughter of legendary Australian racehorse trainer Tommy (TJ) Smith, Gai made a name for herself in the late 1960s and early 70s as a model and actor, including in the Australian soap The Young Doctors. After moving to the UK, Gai made her only British acting appearance in Doctor Who, then returned Down Under where she became a racehorse trainer and has gone on to be highly successful in the sport in Australia (eg, she trained the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente).
Now known as Gai Waterhouse (she is married to bookmaker Robbie Waterhouse), she was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for outstanding contribution to thoroughbred racing in 2000, and is one of the National Trust of Australia's Living Treasures. At the 2013 Sydney Cup day, racehorse owner John Singleton sacked Gai live on television after her son Tom, a bookmaker, allegedly told acquaintances that Singleton's horse More Joyous would lose the All Ages Stakes, which it did. Both Gai and Tom denied any wrongdoing, but Gai was found guilty and fined $5,500 (Aus).
Eric Danot (Castellan guard) Born Jan 31 1951
This is Eric's only acting credit. In 1990 he opened a bonsai business in Brighton.
Derek Deadman (Stor) Mar 11 1940 to Nov 22 2014
Derek's first credit was on The Darwin Adventure (1972), followed by Harriet's Back in Town (1973), Dr Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery (1974), Not On Your Nellie (1974), Bill Dainty Esq. (1976), The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1977), The Ken Dodd Laughter Show (1979), A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979), The Dick Emery Hour (1980), Time Bandits (1981), Dead Ernest (1982), The Boy Who Won the Pools (1983), Never Say Never Again (1983), Brazil (1985), Bread (1987), Super Gran (1985-87), The Benny Hill Show (1988-89), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994), Honest (2000), Crush (2001), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and A Goldfish of the Flame (2010). He also had a regular role as Ringo in sitcom Never the Twain (1981-91).
Stan McGowan (Vardan)
Stan's only other credits were in I, Claudius (1976), Life of Shakespeare (1978) and Eureka Street (1999).
Stan is now a playwright based on Inch Island, Donegal, having written productions such as The Wood of the Crows and Knock, the Hill of Mary.
Tom Kelly (Vardan)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Guard in The Face of Evil (1977), The Sun Makers (1977)
Played: Vardan in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Debuting in Angels (1976), Tom's other credits include Blake's 7 (1978), The Lost Boys (1978), Julius Caesar (1979), Agony (1981), Chintz (1981), Shine on Harvey Moon (1984), The Green Man (1990) and The Bill (1992). He may be remembered by cult TV fans as the soldier Sam Pearce in the railway station adventure of Sapphire and Steel (1979).
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Tom here.
Christopher Christou (Guard)
This is Christopher's only known acting work.
Stuart Fell (Sontaran) Born 1942
Doctor Who credits
Stunt/ fight arranger: Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited), The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), The Ribos Operation (1978, uncredited), State of Decay (1980)
Played: UNIT soldier in The Claws of Axos (1971, uncredited)
Played: Alpha Centauri (body) in The Curse of Peladon (1972), The Monster of Peladon (1974)
Played: Sea Devil in The Sea Devils (1972, uncredited)
Played: Functionary in Carnival of Monsters (1973, uncredited)
Played: Tramp in Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Played: Field guard in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Played: Wirrn operator in The Ark in Space (1975)
Played: Kraal in The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: Morbius monster in The Brain of Morbius (1975)
Played: Guard in The Masque of Mandragora (1976, uncredited), The Face of Evil (1977, uncredited), The Sun Makers (1977, uncredited)
Played: Entertainer in The Masque of Mandragora (1976)
Played: Sontaran in The Invasion of Time (1978)
Played: Roga in State of Decay (1980)
Stuntman Stuart had bit-parts and action roles in a great number of productions, starting with Doomwatch (1970), then Colditz (1972), Steptoe and Son (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Last of the Summer Wine (1978-2008), Superman (1978), The Dick Emery Show (1979-80), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Blake's 7 (1978-81), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Open All Hours (1981), Octopussy (1983), The Goodies (1977-82), The Invisible Man (1984), The Two Ronnies (1973-85), The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981-86), Aliens (1986), Chocky's Challenge (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), French and Saunders (1990), The Les Dennis Laughter Show (1991), Keeping Up Appearances (1992-95) and Duck Patrol (1998).
Stuart performs at events as Taro the Jester (voted Jester of the Year 1993), and at locations such as country hotels, castles and even the Tower of London. His skills include stilt-walking, fire-eating and juggling.
Graham Williams (writer (as David Agnew) and producer) May 24 1945 to Aug 17 1990 (shooting incident)
Doctor Who credits
Produced: Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy, Image of the Fendahl, The Sun Makers, Underworld, The Invasion of Time, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor, Destiny of the Daleks, City of Death, The Creature from the Pit, Nightmare of Eden, The Horns of Nimon, Shada (unbroadcast) (1977-80)
Wrote: The Invasion of Time (1978, as David Agnew), City of Death (1979, as David Agnew)
Graham wrote for Target (1977), was script editor on The View from Daniel Pike (1971-73), Sutherland's Law (1973), Barlow at Large (1975) and Z Cars (1975-77), and produced Super Gran (1986-87).
In 1985 Graham helped design the text computer game Doctor Who and the Warlord. In 1986 Graham pitched a script for Doctor Who's 23rd season, The Nightmare Fair, but when the programme was put on hiatus for 18 months, he eventually wrote the story as a novel in 1989. It was adapted as an audio adventure featuring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant in 2009. At the time of his death Graham was running the Hartnoll Hotel in Tiverton, Devon. It is commonly believed that Graham may have accidentally shot himself while cleaning his firearm, although there is another, unsubstantiated, rumour that he may have committed suicide.
Anthony Read (writer (as David Agnew) and script editor) Apr 21 1935 to Nov 21 2015
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: Image of the Fendahl (uncredited), The Sun Makers (uncredited), Underworld, The Invasion of Time, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor (1977-79)
Wrote: The Invasion of Time (1978, as David Agnew), The Horns of Nimon (1979-80)
Anthony's writing career began with episodes of Detective in 1962, followed by stints on This Man Craig (1967), Sherlock Holmes (1967), Mogul (1966-70), The Black Arrow (1974-75), Z Cars (1976-77), The Omega Factor (1979), Into the Labyrinth (1980), Sapphire and Steel (1981), the Chocky trilogy (1984-86), The Chief (1995), Heartbeat (1998) and Revelations (2002-03). He also acted as script editor on many of these series, as well as Hammer House of Horror (1980), and was producer on Mogul, The Lotus Eaters (1972) and The Dragon's Opponent (1973).
In later years Anthony has become an author and historian, concentrating on World War Two, often teaming up with Doctor Who colleague David Fisher, as well as writing prose based on his 1980s series The Baker Street Boys.
Gerald Blake (director) Dec 3 1928 to Apr 5 1991
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Abominable Snowmen (1967), The Invasion of Time (1978)
Gerald's earliest directing work was on Dr Finlay's Casebook (1962), followed by work on Rupert of Hentzau (1964), Curtain of Fear (1964, which he also produced), Compact (1963-65), Legend of Death (1965), Girl in a Black Bikini (1967), The Newcomers (1966-68), Out of the Unknown (1969), The Doctors (1969-71), The Edwardians (1972), Dial M for Murder (1974), Survivors (1975), The Mackinnons (1977), Z Cars (1967-77), The Onedin Line (1972-78), The Omega Factor (1979), Blake's 7 (1980), The Gentle Touch (1982-84), Nanny (1983), Emmerdale Farm (1978-85), Super Gran (1986-87) and Coronation Street (1987-88).
Young Gerald and his family were bombed out during the London Blitz and evacuated to Wales. In later years Gerald directed corporate videos and held classes in television technique at Bristol University. He suffered two heart attacks and a stroke before passing away at the age of 72.