Gordon Salkilld

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Gordon Salkilld (9 May 1927 – 14 May 2003) was an English supporting actor best known for his portrayal of carpenter Jack Wood in the 1970s BBC cult series Survivors. He also gained fame in Red Dwarf: Season 2, Episode 2 as Gordon - the incredibly intelligent computer aboard the S.S. F Scott Fitzgerald, who is involved in a chess game with Holly - a part specially written for him by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, with whom he had previously worked on the Radio 4 series Wrinkles, and as Petty Officer Parker in BBC Children's Series The Doombolt Chase.

He also made appearances in A Touch of Frost, A Very Peculiar Practice, Jeeves and Wooster, Shelley, Ever Decreasing Circles, Juliet Bravo, Never the Twain and Only Fools and Horses.


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