Monday, 18 August 2014

Gizzie Erskine as Mr Pastry

So who is Gizzie Erskine? I've seen her carefully coiffed, 1950s hairdo gracing the foodie pages of the Sunday Times magazine for a while now and still have no idea who she is. A Delia in the making?

Not sure why, but the subject of Mr Pastry came up last night. Hay had never heard of him, so I looked him up on Wiki for her. The actor who played Mr Pastry was Richard Hearne - a children's TV entertainer in the 50s and early 60s - and here's an extract from his Wiki biography.

"He was interviewed for the starring role of the BBC series Doctor Who after the departure of Jon Pertwee, but a disagreement over his interpretation of the role (he wanted to play the Doctor as Mr Pastry) led to no offer being made by the producer, Barry Letts. The role was subsequently offered to Tom Baker."

I have to say I'm not in the least bit surprised.

Richard Hearne as Mr Pastry

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