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Tony Selby RIP

Actor Tony Selby has died at the age of 83.

Best remembered by Doctor Who fans for playing the role of Sabalom Glitz in three stories. In 1986 he appeared alongside sixth Doctor Colin Baker in the first story of the Trial of a Timelord season, "The Mysterious Planet", later returning for the concluding story of season in "The Ultimate Foe". The following year he returned to the series, this time appearing with Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy in Season 24s, "Dragonfire".

Tony Selby had a long and illustrious career spanning more than 70 years and appearing on stage, television and films.

Born in London in 1938, Selby trained at the famous Italia Conti Stage School. One of his first TV appearances was in the TV play "Mencius Was a Bad Boy" appearing as Pig at the age of 13. Over the next 70 years he would be a constant presence on TV with appearances in programmes such as "Compact, No Hiding Place, The Wednesday Play, Shine a Light, Z Cars, Catweazle, Ace of Wands, Minder, Crown Court, The Good Life, Moody and Pegg, Jack of Diamonds, Hideaway, Mulberry, Love Hurts, The Detectives, The Bill" and "Dream Team". One of his most memorable roles was as Corporal Marsh in the ITV sitcom "Get Some In!" about life in National Service. He also appeared in the BBC soap, "EastEnders" playing Clive Mitchell.

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