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Friday, 24 April 2015 - Reported by Marcus

The actor Rex Robinson has died at the age of 89.

He appeared in three Doctor Who stories, all directed by Australian Lennie Mayne.

In 1972 he played Dr. Tyler in the 10th anniversary story The Three Doctors, playing the scientist who joined forces with The Doctor and UNIT to help defeat Omega. He returned the following year in The Monster of Peladon, to play Gebek, a Peladonian trisilicate miner. His final appearance in Doctor Who came in 1976 when he played another Doctor, Dr Carter in the Tom Baker story The Hand of Fear.

Away from Doctor Who Robinson appeared in a number of classic British Television programmes including Gems, Bread, One by One, Only Fools and Horses...., Just Good Friends, Are You Being Served?, Terry and June, The Onedin Line, Softly Softly: Task Force, Warship, Upstairs, Downstairs, Callan, The Plane Makers, Ghost Squad and Champion Road.

Rex Robinson is survived by his wife Patricia Pryor, who also appeared in The Three Doctors.