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Who's Who

Cast Members

John Alkin
Frank Skinner
Spencer Banks

Simon Randall
John Barcroft
Doctor Bukov
John Barron
Morgan C. Devereaux
Peggy Thorpe Bates
Doctor Edith Joynton
Derek Benfield

Frank Skinner
Cheryl Burfield

Liz Skinner
Sandor Eles
Ian Fairbairn
Alpha 4 / Dr. Frazer
David Graham
Controller 2957
Merdel Jordine
Mary Larkin
Robert Oates
Mary Preston
Denis Quilley
Iris Russell
Jean Skinner
Teri Scoble
Miss Stebbins / Alpha 16
John Swindells
Derek Sydney
Royston Tickner
George Bradley


Ruth Boswell
Creator / script editor
John Cooper
Producer / Director
Peter Fairley
Edouard Michael
Theme music composer
Victor Pemberton
Bruce Stewart


Derek Sydney (DeSarem)

  DeSarem's works at R1 in 1965. His methods appear without moral guidance and he certainly unnerves the other staff at the facility as he prepares and takes charge of the new volunteers for hypnotherapy.

Derek Sydney's acting career began when he was awarded the Alexander Korda Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His career in film and television during the 50s and 60s made him a familiar face if not name. He retired from acting in 1990 taking residence in both San Marcos, USA and London. He was recently nominated as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Actors Alliance of San Diego and was honoured at he ATAR Awards 2000 by the San Diego Performing Arts League. Derek died in 2000.

Selected film credits include:

Hot Ice (1952)
Malaga (1954) Signor Amato
Man of the Moment (1955)
Passport to Treason (1955) Amedeo Sacchi
The Woman for Joe (1955) Harry the Spice
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) Stage Manager
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) Fortuneteller
The Constant Husband, (1955) Giorgio Sopranelli
The Black Tent (1956) Interpreter
Violent Stranger (1957) Consini
Man from Tangier (1957) Darracq
Seven Waves Away (1957) Mario Pasquale
The Trollenberg Terror (1958) Wilde
The Witness (1959) Manny
The Treasure of San Teresa (1959) Barman
Hand in Hand (1960) Rabbi Benjamin
Make Mine Mink (1960) Sinister Man
Sands of the Desert (1960) Mamud
Carry on Spying (1964) Algerian Gent
Carry on up the Khyber (1968) Maj. Domo

Selected TV credits include:

The Buccaneers - Hurricane (1956) Spanish Lieutenant
Ivanhoe - The Raven (1958) Sergeant
Crane - Knife in the Dark (1964) Arif
Doctor Who - The Romans (1965) Sevcheria
The Wednesday Play: Ape and Essence (1966) Chief
The Saint - Vendetta for the Saint: Part One (1969) Maitre'D

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