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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 - Reported by Marcus
Aubrey WoodsAUBREY WOODS 1928-2013

The actor Aubrey Woods has died at the age of 85.

Aubrey Woods played the Controller in the 1972 story Day of the Daleks. His performance was widely acclaimed bringing real depth to the character, who as the main lieutenant of the Daleks comes to realise he has the power to help defeat them.

He had a long and distinguished career appearing in many classic Television Dramas such as Z-Cars, Up Pompeii!, Blake's 7 in the episode Gambit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Ever Decreasing Circles. He played Fagin in the West End production of the musical Oliver!, taking over from Ron Moody, and later appeared in the London production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He played the Player Queen to Paul Scofield's Hamlet.

He is perhaps best known for his role in the feature film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where he played the Candy Store Owner singing "The Candy Man" during some of the film's first scenes.
Norman JonesNORMAN JONES 1935-2013

The actor Norman Jones has died at the age of 78.

Norman Jones appeared in 15 episodes of Doctor Who. He first played Khrisong, the leader of the warrior monks, in the 1967 story The Abominable Snowmen. In 1970 he returned to the series playing Major Baker, the Head of Security, in Doctor Who And The Silurians. His final role in the series came in 1976 when he played Hieronymous, the official astrologer of the Court of San Martino, in the story The Masque of Mandragora.

Away from Doctor Who he had parts in many classic British Television Dramas including Screen Two, Inspector Morse, Boon, Travelling Man, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Angels, Jemima Shore Investigates, Crown Court, Bergerac, The Borgias, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, A Tale of Two Cities, The Professionals, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Z Cars, Yes, Honestly, The Avengers and Dixon of Dock Green.
Sean CaffreySEAN CAFFREY 1940-2013

The actor Sean Caffrey has died at the age of 72.

Sean Caffrey played Lord Palmerdale in the 1977 story Horror of Fang Rock.

He is best remembered for his performances on television with credits including Coronation Street, Z-Cars, Sutherland's Law, Oil Strike North, Survivors, The Professionals, Minder, Bergerac and Edge of Darkness. He also appeared in the film When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.
Rashid KarapietRASHID KARAPIET 1929-2013

The actor Rashid Karapiet has died at the age of 84.

Rashid Karapiet played Rita's father in the 2012 story The God Complex.

Born in India Karapiet trained at the Bristol Old Vic. He appeared in the 1984 film A Passage to India as well as a variety of Televisionprogrammes including Auf Wiedersehn Pet, The Jewel in the Crown, The Bill, Mrs Merton and Malcolm, Doctors, Hustle, The Kumars at No 42, Family Affairs, New Tricks, and Casualty.
Bobi BartlettBOBI BARTLETT Died 2013

The costume designer Bobi Bartlett has died.

Bobi Bartlett worked on 24 episodes of Doctor Who between 1968 and 1971. Her first commission was on a set of stories beginning with the 1968 story The Invasion, where she was tasked with updating the design of the Cybermen as well as designing costumes for Tobias Vaughn and UNIT. She continued into The Krotons and onto The Seeds of Death where as well as undating the Ice Warriors she designed the costume for The Grand Marshall. After a break from the series she returned in 1971 on the story The Mind of Evil

Away from Doctor Who she is best known for her work with Jon Pertwee on the Southern TV series Worzel Gummidge. Other work included Sykes, The Liver Birds and Play for Today.