Radio and Television Personalities N and O

Nadia Nerina
1927 - 2008

South African-born ballet dancer who danced at Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden and with the Bolshoi. Appeared in several BBC ballet productions before retiring in 1969.

Nadia Nerina

John Neville
1925 -

Actor who worked primarily on stage but who had some TV and film roles. Moved to Canada in 1972 when he appeared more often on television.

John Neville

Anthony Newlands
1926 - 1995

Frequently seen on TV in the 1950'a in 'The Count Of Monte Cristo', The Scarlet Pimpernel', The Black Brigand' and 'Kenilworth'. Also in many later TV roles and in some films.

Anthony Newlands

Marie Ney
1895 - 1981

Actress who began her stage career in New Zealand, where she lived from an early age, and Australia. Often on radio and TV in the UK and made several films.

Marie Ney
Joy Nichols

Joy Nichols
1925 - 1992

Australian-born, and became popular there on radio before coming to the UK. In the popular 'Take It From Here' comedy series on BBC radio from 1948 to 1953. She also worked as a singer.

David Nixon

David Nixon
1919 - 1978

Popular 1950s TV magician who had his own shows and was also a panellist on 'What's My Line'.

Peter Noble

Peter Noble
1917 - 1997

Show business journalist and critic. 'Find The Link' member and appeared on radio's 1950's film programme 'Movie-Go-Round' with Peter Haigh (qv).

Harry Oakes

Harry Oakes
1896 - ?

First (of four) actors who played Dan Archer in the long-running radio serial from 1951.

Bernadette O'Farrell
1924 - 1999

Irish-born actress who appeared in films and then took up stage work before being cast as Maid Marian in 'The Adventures Of Robin Hood' on ITV from 1955 to 1957.

Bernadette O'Farrell

Anthony Oliver
1923 - 1995

Welsh-born actor who appeared on stage and in films and on TV in 1952 in 'Welsh Rarebit'.

Anthony Oliver

Vic Oliver
1912 - 1985

Austrian-born comedian who starred in many West End successes. First broadcast in 'Music Hall' in 1934 and later in 'Hi Gang! with Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon (both qv). Many radio and TV appearances in variety when he told jokes and played the vioin. On ITV in 'Hotel Imperial' in 1958.

Vic Oliver

Tessie O'Shea
1913 - 1995

Welsh-born veteran singer and comedian, in 'Tess and Jim' in 1956 with Jimmy Wheeler (qv) and made many appearances on radio and TV. A large lady billed as Two Ton Tessie O'Shea.

Tessie o'Shea


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