White is the Supreme Spectrum Commander. Formerly of the Royal
Marines and British Intelligence, Colonel
White was also Spectrum's chief architect.
From an English family with a military tradition much the same as
the Svensons’, his military career was
marked by several awards for bravery, before he was recruited
by MI6 (British Military Intelligence). After ten years, culminating in the
role as director, he was knighted for
service to the Nation. Sir Charles, as he was by then,
then prepared for another career move
into the diplomatic service. It was then that the United Nations asked him to
become a member of its Security Development
Committee, who would be the creators of Spectrum.
White is a dedicated man who will not allow personal feelings to
influence his strategic judgment. Oxford and
Sandhurst educated and fiercely intelligent,
he rarely leaves the Spectrum nerve centre of Central Control
onboard Skybase, but
when he does relax (given that he can't
indulge in his love of fishing from the heights
of Skybase), Colonel White spends his time playing chess, often
with Scarlet, who is his only equal
in the game there. A specialist in Ancient Military History,
he also likes passing time in researches in that field, and
collects ancient weapons (as seen in the episode 'Contact').
A champion swordsman ('Homecoming'), he also likes to keep fit by fencing in the gym, where
his preferred partner is
dedicated to defending Earth from the Mysterons,
White also feels the loneliness of command on Skybase and hates
being separated for months from his wife and
family and their estate in Gloucestershire.
The features of the CGI Colonel White
character were based on those of the original Colonel White
puppet. Scans of the head of the original character were
made and dozens of screen-grabs from the original 'Captain
Scarlet and the Mysterons' TV shows were also used, combined
with other elements from a variety of references that helped
refine the CGI character's features.
The voice for the character was provided by