1924 - 2009
Actor who has worked as a sports commentator, but famous for playing Phil Archer in 'The Archers' on radio since 1951. In 'Call My Bluff' on BBC2 and 'Quote...Unquote...' on Radio 4.
1914 - 1979
Musician who played piano in RAF shows, becoming a record producer in the 1950s with many LPs/albums and hits to his credit. Appeared frequently on TV and became Director of the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra in the 1970s.
Actress who appeared on TV in 'Fifty-Fifty' and 'Quite Contrary' and in television plays in the 1950s, before returning to Australia where she was brought up.
1923 - 2010
Drummer who formed his own band after playing with Ted Heath (qv). His band appeared on many ATV shows including 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium'. Later had his own television show and became one of the best known bands around.
Actor who appeared in plays and variety on radio and later teamed up with Arthur Haynes on his ITV show. Compered 'Sale Of The Century' on Anglia TV and appeared on stage and in films. Chairman of radio's long-running 'Just a Minute' since it began in 1967.
1888 - 1970
Actor who appeared in many films in character parts and on TV in plays and series' episodes.
1921 - 2011
Actress who began broadcasting soon after the war. Appeared in 'Children's Newsreel' and in the comedy show 'Up The Pole' on radio with Ben Warris (qv).
1899 - 1969
Band-leader who appeared regularly on radio and TV. Also a disc jockey with a record programme on BBC radio, and a TV show 'Off The Record' in the 1950's.
1919 - 2009
Actor who appeared on stage, radio, and films and was often seen on TV, especially as D'Artagnan in 'The Three Musketeers' in 1954.
1901 - 1966
Actor who began on the stage and also wrote scripts before playing Paul Temple in the radio series of that name for several series.
1886 - 1961
Actor who was a regular in ITMA (the Diver) and played Mr Wimpole in 'Life With The Lyons'.
1919 - 1996
Actor who appeared with Eric Barker (qv) in 'Merry Go Round'. A major role in radio's 'The Navy Lark' was later followed by becoming the third Doctor Who on TV and another title role as 'Worzel Gummidge'. Also some film roles.
1916 - 1991
Writer who scripted 'The Grove Family' for BBC TV in 1954 and appeared in some panel games. A playwright and wrote scripts for many TV series and films. Brother of Jon Pertwee (qv).
1926 - 2016
Was working in musical comedy and revue when she auditioned for a job as a television anno-uncer in 1947. Became one of the most well-known faces on 1950s TV on the BBC.
Actor who became best known for his comedy roles in films, radio and TV when he often played a 'cad', chasing young women as epitomised by his roles in the Doctor films. But also played some straight parts.
1907 - 1973
Bandleader who formed his first band in 1925 and later played with the Ambrose Orchestra. Formed another band of his own after the war and made many recordings and broadcasts.
1904 - 1978
One time actor who became an announcer and BBC newsreader, the first with a regional (Yorkshire) accent. Compered radio's popular show 'Have A Go' from 1946 to 1967, and also his TV show on BBC 'Ask Pickles' in 1954. From 1970 to 1972 appeared in the TV sitcom 'For the Love Of Ada' and in some straight roles as well as a few films, notably 'Billy Liar'.
1921 - 1998
'I won't take me coat off - we're not stopping' was the catch phrase of this northern comedian who first broadcast in 'Variety Fanfare' in 1951. His radio series 'We're Not Stopping' followed, and appeared on 'Spot The Tune' on ITV in 1955. Later in the TV comedy series 'Wild, Wild Women' and 'Our Kid'.
1914 - 1985
Devisor of the long-running radio programme 'Desert Island Discs' which began in 1942. Also on 'We Beg to Differ' and 'Round Britain Quiz' and wrote plays and acted too.
1913 - 1979
Austrian-born character actor who appeared in many films and made frequent broadcasts, often playing a villain but also did some comedy roles.
1903 - 1969
Actor who was best known for his film roles, but who began acting on the stage and made occasional broad-casts.
Actress who was the first Mrs Dale in radio's 'Mrs Dale's Diary' in 1948. Married to Ralph Truman (qv).
Guy Kingley Poynter
1915 - 1983
American-born actor who acted with the Orson Welles Mercury Theatre and later played West End parts. Narrated, and subsequently played 'Doc' Matthews, in the popular BBC radio series 'Journey Into Space' which began in 1953.
1922 - 1977
Irish-born actress who appeared on stage and on TV. In BBC TV's 'Nathaniel Titlark' with Bernard Miles (qv) in 1957 and appeared in episodes of several TV series.
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