Gareth Thomas - -

This section lists every professional appearance by Gareth Thomas that we have been able to trace. Events of unknown date are at the end. If you know of any additional material, dates, photos, events or anything interesting please contact Judith.

This section is continuously under development, with more details of Gareth's activities being added as we hear about them.

Note: the dates given for TV/Radio shows are where possible the first showing of the first episode where applicable, not when they were made.

RIPGareth has managed to die in a surprisingly large number of roles. The RIP symbol is shown against performances he is known to have died in.

Gareth has been known to bemoan the fact that he never gets to play lovers. The statistics seem to bear him out. Heart symbols indicate a romance, they appear to be heavily outnumbered by tombstones. (Parts where he is already married don't qualify. )

Gareth has said that he does't want to be thought of as just a Welsh actor, but as an actor who can do English and Welsh characters with equal ease. He has lived for a long time in England, and now in Scotland, after his early years in Wales. He has been cast in a lot of Welsh roles over the years. Leeks indicate Welsh parts.

Material here, comes from many sources including :- Blake's 7 magazine, Chris Blenkarn, Joyce Bowen, Sue Clerc, Robert Cheadle, Sue Cowley, Pat Fenech, The Freedom City Gazette (FCG), Horizon magazine, Julia Jones, Andrew Kearley, Gareth Randell, Judith Proctor, The Prydonian Renegade (March 96), Together Again - Action, TV Zone Special #4, Stellar Quines, Dundee Rep Theatre, Theatre Clwyd, The Magenta Partnership, Royal Lyceum Theatre - Edinburgh, Alan Stevens, Pete Wallbank, Andy Hopkinson, Mark Thompson, The Scottish Theatre Archive, Blake's 7 The Inside Story, The Archives of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Sheelagh Wells, Gareth Thomas and some very nice people who have asked not to be identified.

17 July 1997TV Interview
And Now Over to Our Friends in Wales 2000 - 2030 on BBC 2 in Wales : 'And Now Over to Our Friends in Wales' (Yes, that's the title of the programme!) "Continuing the series in which Ruth Madoc delves into the BBC archives and pays tribute to some Welsh TV greats. Her two guests for this programme are Angharad Rees and Gareth Thomas." (Thanks to Radio Times.)

Gareth reminisces

23 Nov 1984TV InterviewChildren in Need (BBC), TV telethon raising money for childrens charities, hosted by Terry Wogan.
11 Jun 1992TV InterviewThe Late Show re: DejaVu BBC arts review show. This was about the play Deja Vu by John Osborne, which was on at the comedy theatre in London. Gareth played the character of Cliff.
21 Jan 1978TV InterviewMulti Coloured Swap Shop (BBC TV) Live Saturday morning children's magazine show, hosted by Noel Edmonds. Gareth appeared with Paul Darrow.

10 Mar 1979TV InterviewMulti Coloured Swap Shop (BBC TV) Live Saturday morning children's magazine show, hosted by Noel Edmonds. Gareth appeared with Jacqueline Pearce to promote the current series of Blake's 7. They gave away various goodies as a competition prize, including a teleport bracelet. Asked if it was a working model, Gareth replied that it only worked if you were in range of the Liberator! To win the prize, you needed to answer the question: Who composed the Planets Suite? (Answer: Gustav Holst, of course.)
7 May 1986TV Interview
Pebble Mill at One (BBC), Live lunchtime magazine programme. Interview with fellow "Benefactors" star Stephanie Turner. This was during the period the play was on in Birmingham (where Pebble Mill is).

Gareth and Stephanie (51K)

10 Oct 1984TV Interview
Pebble Mill at One (BBC) Live lunchtime magazine programme. Interviewed with Morgan's boy playwright, Alick Rowe. Note for Americans: Pebble Mill is the name of the BBC's Birmingham studios, from where this programme was broadcast.

Alick and Gareth (47K)

20 Oct 1991TV InterviewPebble Mill at One (BBC) Live lunchtime magazine programme. Interview with Jacqueline Pearce.
24 Jan 1991TV Interview
Scene Today Gareth and Jacqueline Pearce are interviewed. Channel not yet known.

As to the second picture, we'll leave the caption to you...

Gareth and Jackie (38K)

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19 Apr 1991TV Interview
Tonight with Jonathan Ross (ITV?), Interview with Jacqueline Pearce and Michael Keating.

The audience was full of Blake's 7 fans. Jonathan Ross came down to talk with Diane Gies of Horizon. You score a bonus point if you can recognise the person sitting next to Diane. You score two bonus points if you can identify the three roles he played in Blake's 7.

During the Interview (71K)

Some of the audience (61K)

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Last updated on 06th of May 2002.