Radio and Television Personalities T

Sydney Tafler
1916 - 1979

Character actor who appeared in many films, often as shady characters but sometimes in more sympathetic roles. On TV in many series, including 'Citizen James'. Married to Joy Shelton (qv).

Sidney Tafler

Tanner Sisters
Frances 1926 - and Stella 1928 -

Duo who sang regularly on radio and TV and made records.

Tanner Sisters

Nat Temple
1913 - 2008

Bandleader who formed his own band in 1943 after being with Harry Roy's band, among others, where he played clarinet. He first broadcast on 'Breakfast With Braden' on radio and was on children's TV both on BBC and ITV.

Nat Temple

Billy Ternent
1899 - 1977

North Shields-born violinist who played with Jack Hylton's orchestra. First broadcast from Newcastle, and later was arranger and player with Jack Hylton's orchestra. During the war formed the 3rd BBC Dance Orchestra and was musical director on radio's 'ITMA'. Appeared with Frankie Howerd (qv) in 'Variety Bandbox'. TV apearances included 'Let's Make a Date' and 'Your Kind of Music'. Radio Luxembourg also benefited from his talents, as did the London Palladium. Signature tune, She's My Lovely.

Billy Ternant
Terry-Thomas

Terry Thomas
1911 - 1990

Began with amateur dramatics and made some pre-war films and appeared in Stars In Battledress and in variety in early post-war years. Radio and TV including 'How Do You View' and 'Strictly T-T' followed, and he developed his cigarette holder, dressing gown and tooth gap trade-marks. Portrayed the stereotypical upper class cad to perfection.

Wilfred Thomas

Wilfred Thomas
1904 - 1991

Singer who left London for Australia, later returning to become well-known for his record programmes.

Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Wynford Vaughan Thomas
1908 - 1987

Welsh-born broadcaster and war correspondent who worked for the BBC and later as a freelance. Made some memorable war-time broadcasts and later made many TV appearances.

Sydney Thompson

Sydney Thompson
1911 -

Welsh-born orchestra leader who played dance music and first appeared on TV in 'Leisure And Pleasure'.

The Three Monarchs

Harmonica comedy act with Les Henry, known as Cedrick, Eric Yorke and Jimmy Prescott (later replaced by Dave Conway). A fourth member, Johnny Crow, left and The Monarchs became The Three Monarchs. Toured and appeared on television and elsewhere regularly until breaking up in 1981. Their act included every size of harmonica from the tiny to the giant. Les Henry born 1920, died 2007. Eric Yorke is also dead.

The Three Monarchs

Joseph Tomelty
1911 - 1955

Irish-born play-wright, novelist and actor. Wrote and acted in 'The McCooeys' a Belfast-set, region-ally broadcast radio series which ran from 1948 to 1954. In many films and some television plays.

Joseph Tomelty

Pauline Tooth
1910 -

Actress who first appeared on TV in 'The Mallory Secret' in 1950, then presented TV afternnon prog-rammes and joined 'In Town Tonight'. Later became a BBC television announcer.

Pauline Tooth
Harry Towb

Harry Towb
1925 - 2009

Irish-born actor who appeared on stage and on radio and TV. In 'Leslie And Joan' and 'The Randall Touch' (with Leslie and Joan Randall, both qv) and 'The Army Game' on ITV and still appearing on stage and TV into his eighties. Also in many films.

Jack Train

Jack Train
1902 - 1966

Comedian who featured in 'ITMA' on radio and on the panel of 'Twenty Questions' form 1947.

Bruce Trent

Bruce Trent
1912 - 1995

Singer who appeared with Jack Hylton's band and with Jack Payne before starring in a West End musical comedy and appearing on radio.

Enid Trevor

Enid Trevor
1915 - 1997

Character actress and comedienne who was married to Claude Hulbert (brother of Jack (qv)), with whom she usually appeared. They first broadcast together on pre-war radio.

Tommy Trinder
1909 - 1989

Variety artist and popular radio comedian. First compere of ITV's 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium' and had his own show 'Trinder Box' on BBC in 1959. Catch phrase: 'You lucky people!'.

Tommy Trinder

Patrick Troughton
1920 - 1987

Actor who first broadcast in 1946. In many TV series and a famous second Doctor Who from 1966 to 1969. Also on stage and in some films.

Patrick Troughton

Michael Trubshawe
1905 - 1985

Character actor who appeared on TV and in films.

Michael Trubshawe

Ralph Truman
1900 - 1977

Began as a stage actor and was a BBC announcer from 1940 to 1944. On radio and in many film and television roles.

Ralph Truman
Joan Turner

Joan Turner
1922 - 2009

Irish-born singer and comedy performer who appeared in various shows, including with Frankie Howerd and Ted Ray (both qv) and regularly seen on TV since 1951. Later had her own radio and TV shows. Also did impressions of famous singers like Gracie Fields and Vera Lynn and appeared in West End musicals and cabaret.

Tim Turner

Tim Turner
1924 - 1987

Actor who began on the stage and later appeared in some films and in several TV productions, including 'Stryker of the Yard in 1957.

Dorothy Tutin

(Dame) Dorothy Tutin
1930 - 2001

Actress who concentrated on stage work but on TV notably appeared in 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII' and in several plays and series episodes.

Margaret Tyzack

Margaret Tyzack
1931 - 2011

Actress who appeared in many television plays and series, including 'The Forsyte Saga' and 'I, Claudius'. Also appears in stage plays.



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