Radio and Television Personalities G

Alexander Gauge
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.

Alexander Gauge

Eunice Gayson
1931? -

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.

Eunice Gayson

Max Geldray
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.

Max Geldray

Geraldo
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.

Geraldo

Joan Gilbert

Joan Gilbert
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.

Chris Gittins

Chris Gittins
1902 - 1988

Character actor who became well-known for his portrayal of Walter Gabriel in the long-running BBC radio serial 'The Archers'.

Raymond Glendenning

Raymond Glendenning
1907-1974

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.

Denis Goodwin

Dennis Goodwin
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.

Colin Gordon
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.

Arthur English

Noele Gordon
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.

Noele Gordon

Marius Goring
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.

Marius Goring

Michael Gough
1913 - 2011

Malayan-born stage and film actor who also broadcast many times on radio and TV.

Michael Gough
Cy Grant

Cy Grant
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'.

Donald Gray

Donald Gray
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.

Dulcie Gray

Dulcie Gray
1919? -

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.

Elspet Gray

Elspet Gray
1929 -

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.

Harry Green
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.

Harry Green

Hughie Green
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'.

Hughie Green

Phil Green
1911 - 1982

Musician who broadcast regularly ('Melody Hour') and composed scores for many films and television programmes as well as making records.

Phil Green

Richard Greene
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.

Richard Green
Hubert Gregg

Hubert Gregg
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).

Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell
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.

Freddie Grisewood

Freddie Grisewood
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.

Deryck Guyler

Deryck Guyler
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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