Last updated 28 March 2020

James -
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James was an employee of the Global Chemicals oil refinery at Llanfairfach. He had been taken over by BOSS, but Mike Yates used a Metebelis crystal to help him regain control. However, he was killed by BOSS before he could reveal his plans.

Behind the Scenes

James's narrative purpose in the story The Green Death came about after Tony Adams, the actor playing Elgin, suffered peritonitis and had to be hospitalised. Adams could no longer continue his performance, which required a hasty rewrite of the script. Roy Skelton's character was drafted to fulfill the duties of Adams's character, and as such, Elgin was abruptly dropped out of the story and presumed to survive at the end (Jocelyn Stevens tells the Third Doctor to evacuate his employees from Global Chemicals before he makes BOSS overload, logically including Elgin), while James would instead be killed.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA