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Hugh Lloyd

Hugh Lloyd (MBE) played the part of the Scribe - a Timelord official.

The Scribe is a quiet man, and only speaks when he is spoken to. Wielding the Quill he holds immense power, and in conjunction with the Voix he meets the Doctor at an opportune moment!

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Peter Tuddenham

Peter Tuddenham played half of the Timelord double act from episode six - Voix

 

Voix is the voice - appropriate, since Peter is essentially a voice artist. Heard in many classic BBC Doctor Who stories he is better known for his portrayal of Orac and Zen in Blake's 7.

Whilst we were working with him he regaled us with tales of working at Glyndebourne as a voice coach for a new opera where the cast were required to sing in a Suffolk accent of all things!

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the tardis crew

The Doctor travels in his trusty Tardis with three companions in this tale; Bradley, Phillip and Amber. Bradley takes the lead in the early part of the story as we see the Doctor struggling with his confused memories. Phillip seems more understanding, and gradually we see why the third companion Amber is no longer travelling with them.

The Tardis crew react to the events around them - or do they?

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Aturo / Villager

The part of an itinerant villager seen briefly in the Imberhorne scene is played by Arthur Harrod, another long time Dr Who fan and early leader of the BADWAS (Brighton Area Dr Who Appreciation Society). Like Stephen he was subjected to the indignity of wearing an awful wig for this brief role - hence his nickname "Wiggy" (that scene only).

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Chaldar / Imberhorne

Chaldar the Time Lord politician / official is a stuffy argumentative pompous individual, and meets his just desserts during the latter parts of the film. As one of Callisto's benefactors he is forced to play another character for the Doctor's memories, and so turns up as the argumentative pompous Village leader Imberhorne.

 

Both are played with stuffy pomposity by the stuffy pompous (very) amateur actor, co-writer, set-builder Ashley.

 

 

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Covellitor / Villager

When not in an (unflattering / fetching - delete as appropriate) wig and tartan playing a Village Leader and warrior, Stephen Cranford plays the Time Lord official 'The Covellitor'

Charged with ensuring the test goes to plan, he becomes increasingly nervous about the turn of events. Finally, as the pilot of the second Tardis, he is forced to take evasive manoeuvres to try to keep the team alive after they are attacked by the twisted character Auriga.

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Luxulyan

Another place name (like Imberhorne, Uist etc) is used for this character. A member of the village resistance in the Imberhorne scene we do not know whether he is a TimeLord playing a role for the Doctor's memory, or merely a fiction?

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Aquilia the Observer

Heather Miller (nee Cohen) plays Aquilia the Observer. Sent by the TimeLords to watch the progress of the Doctor's test. Watching from afar using binoculars she herself realises she is being watched. Stalked by something rather unpleasant in fact.

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Phillip / Callisto

Phillip and Callisto are played by Anthony Townsend, now of London.

Another experienced amateur actor he joined the team for a short while (that's a few years in our book!) and still keeps in contact with us.

His character's name is in fact Phillip Royale on account he used to work at the Theatre Royal in Brighton! Here he is unimpressed observing the interplay between the Doctor and Bradley!

 

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Ralib

Ian Edmond has now forgiven us (we think) for his character's name. "Ralib" is an anagram of "Blair" That's where the similarity ends! We first met Ian as a result of him standing at a bus-stop in Brighton wearing a dalek t-shirt (that's Ian, not the bus-stop) and Ashley's usual brand of cheek meant he had to strike up a conversation with this hitherto stranger. Ian now works at DVC run by David from the team, and is in charge of things technical in the world on video-editing on PCs.

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