Donald Pickering

Donald Ellis Pickering (15 November 1933 19 December 2009) was an English actor.[1][2]

Donald Pickering
Donald Ellis Pickering

(1933-11-15)15 November 1933
Died19 December 2009(2009-12-19) (aged 76)
Years active1952–2004

Pickering appeared in many stage, television, film and radio roles.[3] His television appearances include three roles in Doctor Who (The Keys of Marinus, 1964; The Faceless Ones, 1967; Time and the Rani, 1987).[4] In the 26-part BBC series The Pallisers, he played Dolly Longstaffe.[5] He also played roles in The House of Eliott, Dr. Watson in the series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1979–1980), Yes, Prime Minister, Brittas Empire and Executive Stress.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1957Doctor at LargeCyrilUncredited
1957Carry on AdmiralSecond OfficerUncredited
1964-1987Doctor WhoCaptain Blade / Beyus / EyesenTV Series, 12 episodes
1964Nothing But the BestAdrian Slater
1964-1966The SaintJeremy / HansTV Series, 2 episodes
1965Battle of the Bulge
1966Fahrenheit 451TV AnnouncerUncredited
1967A Challenge for Robin HoodSir Jamyl de Penitone
1967-1969The AvengersFreddie Cartwright / Peter RobertsTV Series, 2 episodes
1970The Breaking of BumboJorum
1971The Persuaders!Morley Lyndon
1977A Bridge Too FarLieutenant Colonel Mackenzie
1977The Three HostagesMcGillivray
1978The Thirty Nine StepsMarshall
1979Zulu DawnMajor Russell
1979YanksGolfing friend
1986Half Moon StreetGeorge Hardcastle
1997The Man Who Knew Too LittleSir Duncan
1998Monk DawsonArchbishop of Westminster
2000Undertaker's Paradise


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