of the ways my era is described is as The Monster Era, and
after encountering Daleks, Cybermen and Abominable Snowmen,
we came across the Ice Warriors. They were large creatures;
really tall, and played by people like Benard Breslaw and
Sonny Caldinez. Bernie was a lovely man, and it was easy to
see why his nick-name was "the Gentle Giant".
had a slight accident while filming this story. In one scene
Victoria was being kidnapped by an Ice Warrior, but because
the suits used to steam up, they couldn't always see where
they were going. In this particular scene, Sonny was pushing
me through a cave, and so he knew where he was going, I would
say "left" or "right" - very quietly!
went well - until he went right, when I said "left"
- and instantly destroyed the set by walking straight through
a wall! The scenery guys were not impressed...!