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    Colin Baker as the Major in Corpse!

    High Wycombe resident and a fan of the Chairboys, Colin Baker plays Major Powell in the black comedy Corpse! at Milton Keynes Theatre from Monday 2 December.

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    Gerald Moon's award-winning comedy thriller sees an out-of-work actor (Mark McGann) plot to kill his identical twin brother for money - employing a hapless Major (Colin Baker) - and involving landlady Mrs McGee (Louise Jameson).

    "It's a cracking play," said Colin, who played the twins' role in 1987 in the West End.

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    Colin in The Brothers as Paul Merroney

    "It's nice to revisit the play and the Major is a very seedy character to play - who gets out of his depth in a plan to bump off one of the twins.

    "The play has more deaths in it than there are characters and has been going down extremely well with audiences."

    The play's tour takes a Christmas break after Milton Keynes, after a run since July, and Colin will be heading off to Swindon to play Sarah the Cook in panto Dick Whittington.

    Colin is well-known as the flamboyant sixth Dr Who, from 1984-1986, in the cult TV series.

    "Some actors get het up about being recognised for a certain role, but I'm perfectly happy about it. It's quite nice to be recognised for something that I did 15 years ago."

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    Colin is a Chairboys fan

    Colin has lived in High Wycombe for 17 years and in the general area for the past 30 years - and currently shares his house with actress wife Marion Wyatt, his four daughters, two horses, two goats, three dogs, three cats, 13 guinea pigs and two degus, which found their way to the house this weekend!

    But the family man says that his daughters - aged 17, 14, 12 and 10 - are not impressed with his days at the Doctor: "I persuaded my second daughter, who's a sci-fi fan, to watch one episode. But the others think they are a load of tosh."

    Colin goes to Adams Park to see the Wanderers when he can, but his theatrical schedule means that is not as often as he would like.

    In his spare time, Colin is the chairman of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, having lost his young son to cot death in 1983, and a patron of St Tiggywinkle's Wildlife Hospital in Aylesbury.

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