1914 - 1960
Chinese-born character actor of solid proportions who played Friar Tuck in 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood' from 1955 to 1958. Stage and film appear-ances were many, and he broadcast regularly. Played Shakespeare on Broadway.
Glamorous actress whose regular TV appearances included being a panellist in 'Guess My Story' as well as parts in several series such as the 'Douglas Fairbanks Presentations'. Film parts include the first two Bond pictures.
1916 - 2004
Dutch-born jazz harmonica player who appeared on 'Workers' Playtime' and other shows but was best known for his appearances on 'The Goon Show' in which he provided one of the two musical interludes, sometimes speaking a line or two.
1904 - 1974
Real name Gerald Bright, a musician who formed his own orchestra before the war and broadcast many times and toured regularly. One of the best known of the big band era performers.
1906 - 1991
Broadcast on 'In Town Tonight' on pre-war radio and then interviewed on 'Picture Page' on TV both pre- and post-war. Introduced tele-vision's afternoon programe 'About The Home' from 1951.
1902 - 1988
Character actor who became well-known for his portrayal of Walter Gabriel in the long-running BBC radio serial 'The Archers'.
Accountant who became a famous radio sports commentator on the BBC and almost as well-known for his horn-rimmed glasses and handlebar mous-tache. Commentated on many sports, but best known for his Cup Final and other football, boxing and racing commentaries.
1929 - 1975
Scriptwriter and comedian who formed a part-nership with Bob Monkhouse (qv) writing for top BBC radio shows. Appeared in several television shows with Bob Monkhouse; 'Fast And Loose' (1954); 'My Pal Bob' (1957) and 'The Bob Monkhouse Hour' (1958). The partnership eventually broke up in 1962 when he went to work in the USA.
1911 - 1972
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - born actor on stage and a regular broadcaster. Played Tony Fellows in 'A Life Of Bliss' with George Cole (qv). and was in ITV's 'Don't Tell Father' in 1959. Also in many film parts.
1920 - 1985
Actress who worked on stage and hosted the programme 'Lunch Box' on ATV and appeared in other shows. In 1964 took the lead role in the television soap 'Crossroads' for 17 years.
1912 - 1998
Actor who made many broadcasts and films, often playing French or German parts. Played the title role in 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' on both radio and TV. Also played the 'The Expert', about a Home Office pathologist, on TV.
1913 - 2011
Malayan-born stage and film actor who also broadcast many times on radio and TV.
1919 - 2010
British Guiana-born singer who made his mark singing topical calypsos on the early evening BBC magagzine TV programme 'Tonight', from 1957 to 1960. Also had some acting roles on stage, films and TV, including TV's 'Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons'.
1914 - 1978
South African-born, he acted in films and on TV and was a guest BBC announcer from 1952 for a few years. Provided another voice, Colonel Black, in 'Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons' and also the voice of the Mysterons themselves.
1915 - 2011
Malayan-born actress, married to Michael Denison (qv), with whom she is indelibly associated. Although the stage was her first love, she appeared in some TV roles, including 'Howard's Way' in 1985.
1929 - 2013
Scots-born actress who often appeared on television, notably in 'Tenko' (1984). Married to Brian (now Lord) Rix (qv) and appeared in the famous Whitehall farces from London's Whithall Theatre which were popular when televised in the 1950's.
1892 - 1958
American-born actor who made many films in Hollywood before the war and later had his own radio and BBC TV series and appeared in plays on all TV channels.
1920 - 1997
Star presenter of 'Double Your Money' originally on Radio Luxembourg and later on TV, and on 'The Sky's The Limit', both quiz shows. 'Oppor-tunity Knocks', a talent show, was another successful programme. Catch phrase '...and I mean that most sincerely folks'.
1911 - 1982
Musician who broadcast regularly ('Melody Hour') and composed scores for many films and television programmes as well as making records.
1918 - 1985
Actor who appeared in many films both in Hollywood and the UK. From 1955 to 1958 took the title role in 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood' on ITV which was a big success. From the 1960's on he virtually abandoned his acting career.
1914 - 2004
Actor, writer and broadcaster who appeared on stage and films and composed many songs, including 'Maybe It's Becasue I'm A Londoner'. Presented 'Thanks For The Memory' on BBC Radio 2 from 1972. Married to Pat Kirkwood (qv).
1910 - 1979
Popular actress who was also famous for her comic songs and monologues and was in BBC TV's 'Face The Music'. Perhaps best remembered for her role as the gawky games mistress in 'The Happiest Days Of Your Life' in 1950 and in the St Trinians films.
1888 - 1972
An announcer on the BBC Home service, later on the Light and appeared as question master on 'Any Questions' on radio for over twenty years.
1914 - 1999
Actor who was in 'ITMA' and 'Just Fancy' with Eric Barker (qv) and 'The Men From The Ministry'. Television included 'Sykes', Please, Sir!', 'The Dick Emery Show' and 'It's A Square World'.
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