The clone Alpha 4 is the assistant to Controller 2957 (we later find out he is ‘based’ on Dr. Frazer) and totally devoted to the cause of the Masterplan. He is extremely suspicious of 2957’s motives and, despite being his assistant, keen to see the Controller removed from his post so he can replace him – something he tries to do at every opportunity.
Dr. Frazer (on Whom Alpha 4 is based) is Devereaux’s right-hand man at R1. Frazer is a pragmatist and frequently, but unsuccessfully, tries to steer the megalomaniac Devereaux in the right direction both in his research and in his running of the institute. After Devereaux’s death in 1969 Traynor takes over as the head of R1 and again Frazer finds himself up against someone equally as uncompromising as Devereaux. But this time Frazer knows that his superior is not only driven by unchecked ambition and scientific curiosity, he’s also not the man he appears to be.
Selected TV Work
Emergency Ward 10
The Wednesday Play – Stand Up Nigel Barton
Doctor Who – The Macra Terror
Softly, Softly – James McNeil
Adam Adamant Lives – The Last Sacrifice
Doctor Who – The Invasion
The Troubleshooters – How Much is One Man Worth?
Doctor Who – Inferno
Churchill’s People – The Lost Island
Doctor Who – The Seeds of Doom
The Onedin Line – Shipwreck
Shoestring – Private Ear (Does not appear in broadcast episode)
Shoestring – The Link Up
The Professionals – Private Madness, Public Danger
The Professionals – Kickback
Dramarama – The Come Uppance of Captain Katt
Last of the Summer Wine – Cash Flow Problems