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8/04/2011 03:32:00 am - Reported by Marcus

DEREK CREWE 1945-2011

The actor Derek Crewe has died at the age of 65.

Derek Crewe appeared in the final two episodes of the 1977 Tom Baker story, The Sun Makers, which has just been released on DVD. He played Syneg, a technician who worked for the Usurians' Company on Pluto.

Away from Doctor Who he had a long career appearing on TV in such productions as The Tomorrow People, Holby City, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, The Citadel, All Creatures Great and Small, Z Cars and Great Expectations. He acted alongside Kenneth Brannagh in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry V at Stratford in 1984.


The actor Robert Cartland has died.

Robert Cartland appeared in three episodes of Doctor Who during the 1960's. In Mission to the Unknown he played Malpha, one of the representatives on the Galactic Council that planned to conquer the Solar System with the aid of the Daleks. In the previous story, Galaxy 4, he provided one of the Rill voices in the final two episodes.

His long career saw him in such shows as From Cover to Cover, Maigret, Compact, Dixon of Dock Green, Armchair Theatre, Doomwatch, Callan, Barlow, Whodunnit, Private Schultz, Bergerac and Play for Today.