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Nearly Who
Andrew SachsDid you watch Doctor Who at all?

I wasn't watching it, except through the eyes of my children, who were into that sort of thing very much.

I saw it once or twice and in fact I was up to take over as Doctor Who but didn't get the part. Sylvester McCoy played it, but at that time they put my name forward for it. Shame, I'd love to have done it.

How do you think you would have approached it?

No idea, I would have waited to see. But I suppose quite eccentrically, although not over the top I hope.

You can be very self-indulgent and go mad and do all the wonderful things, but the script or the director should pull you back and say, 'Come on, stop fooling about, just stop acting, just do it, be in the spirit of the script'. I hope I would have done that, but I never got the chance. One of my sad tales of failure in life.

If the chance came up again would you still be interested?

I would actually, yes I would.

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