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David Banks

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David Banks
David Banks
In the DWU
Main roles: Cyber-Leader, Karl, the Doctor
Main jobs: Actor, writer
Main time period active: 1982-1988 (television)
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David Banks is a stage and television actor and occasional writer and producer. He is best known to Doctor Who fans for his portrayal of the Cyber-Leader in Earthshock, The Five Doctors, Attack of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis. Banks also played Karl in the stage production Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure, and its audio adaptation. As Jon Pertwee's understudy in the production, he played the Doctor for two performances when Pertwee fell ill.

He also wrote Iceberg, a novel in the Virgin New Adventures which featured the Cybermen. He wrote the part non-fiction, part speculative Doctor Who: Cybermen, the in-universe portions of which were adapted for audio (with Banks' narration) as The ArcHive Tapes.

Banks also produced a series of audiocassette interviews with Doctor Who actors including The Ultimate Interview (with Colin Baker), Pertwee in Person (with Jon Pertwee), and Who's the Real McCoy? with Sylvester McCoy.[1]

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  1. David Banks (1990) Doctor Who: Cybermen, W H Allen & Co plc. ISBN 0-352-32738-3.

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