Howard Attfield (27 November 1946-31 October 2007) played Geoff Noble in the Doctor Who television story The Runaway Bride. He was signed to reprise the role during Series 4, but died early in production of the season after filming several scenes for Partners in Crime.
His completed scenes were refilmed with Bernard Cribbins playing a different character, Wilfred Mott. The footage was later included on the DVD release of Series 4. A line of dialogue referencing Geoff Noble in The End of Time, Part Two was included as a tribute to Attfield.
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