Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Donald Pickering 1933-2009

While trolling the web for Doctor Who gossip, I learned of the passing of a true great British Television star, Donald Pickering, who for me, was the first actor to magnificantly play Dolly Longstaffe. If it wasn't for him and his work on The Pallisers, I don't think there ever could have been a Richard Cant in The Way We Live Now... Here's to a great man! From Jackanory to The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who, The House of Eliott to Victoria & Albert, not a decade has passed in the last 60 years where he wasn't seen on some of the best BBC productions ever made. He will be missed.


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