After giving up her glamorous but ruthless alter ego, Pearce starred as Chessene in three episodes of Dr Who in 1985, and has made occasional television appearances since then, including a brief 2006 role in Casualty. Pearce gave up her acting career in 2007, and now lives in a small province in South Africa.
She currently lives at The Vervet Monkey Foundation where she looks after orphaned monkeys has no immediate plans to return to England.
It ended on the BBC in 1981 but the adventures of the band of reluctant rebels criss-crossing the galaxy to fight the despotic Federation still have a cult following on the internet. Now, thanks to the success of other revivals such as Doctor Who, Sky One wants a new series.
The sets, with the help of computer-generated scenery, are likely to be a little more convincing but the show will remain a British-style space adventure with less emphasis on effects and more on plots.
Sally Knyvette, who played Jenna Stannis, studied for an English/Drama degree at the University of London along side her acting career, which has seen her play Kate Sugden in Emmerdale Farm in the late 80s.Since then has made a string of bit-part television appearances, including parts in Hollyoaks and Little Britain, and also provided the voice-over for Biblical quotations in Richard Dawkin's The Root of All Evil? As well as releasing an autobiography, You're Him, Aren't You?in 2006, he has also recently done voice-over work for an Oxford-based radio station.Desperate, broke and fearful of being put in foster care, she takes her mom's ID and decides to strip for money. But I love the fact that Ella doesn’t let it get to her. I can’t stand it when the female character is weak.So believe me when I tell you that Ella is a badass!Jackson died of a heart attack on 25 July 2005, aged 71.