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Born on December 1, 1920 in Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, England (UK).
Died January 13, 2000 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (UK).




TV Appearances

(1994)"Lovejoy"- Guns and Roses (Magistrate)
©BBC Drama Productions

(1992)"Press Gang"- UnXpected (Sir Edward)

(1991)"French Fields" (Henry)

-Hail and Farewell

-Make for the Hills!

All 4 images ©Thames Television

(1991)"'Allo 'Allo!"- Hello Hans (Intelligence Officer)

(1991)The Walter Ego (Mustached Egg)

(1990)Jekyll & Hyde (Head Porter)
©King Phoenix Entertainment/David Wickes TV/London Weekend Television (LWT)

(1989)"Storyboard"- A Question of Commitment (George)
©Thames Television

(1988)"Help!"- Oh Mr Porter (Brigadier)
(1988)Rockliffe's Folly-Nine-Tenths of the Law (Mr. Hoare Creighton)

(1983-1991)"Rumpole of the Bailey" (Jack Pommeroy)
©Thames Television

(1988)"All Creatures Great and Small"- Ace, King, Queen, Jack (Brigadier D'Arcy)

Both images ©BBC

(1987)Suspicion (Sir Gerald)
(1987)High and Dry Ep 1.1 (Graham Winters)

(1984+1986)"Fresh Fields" (Henry Richardson)
--- Caught in the Act

Both images ©Thames Television

--- Get Me to the Church
(1984)Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (Lord Claremont)
(1982)"Doctor Who"- The Visitation: Part 3 (Headman)
(1981)"It Ain't Half Hot Mum" (The Brigadier)
--- Aquastars
--- Money Talks
(1981)"Lady Killers"- The Root of All Evil (Dr. Henry Sworn)

(1981)"Cribb"- Murder Old Boy? (James Archer)
All 4 images ©Granada Television

(1981)"County Hall" (Brian Sanders)

(1980)The Mirror Crack'd (The Major)
All 3 images ©EMI Films/G.W. Films

(1980)A Question of Guilt-Adelaide Bartlett: Part 2 (Dr. Dudley)
(1978)"All Creatures Great and Small"- Fair Means and Fowl (Colonel D'Arcy)

Both images ©BBC

(1978)"Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" - Wendy House (Mr. Cooper)
(1978)Crossroads (Robert Mathews)
(1978)"Crown Court"- A Hunting We Will Go (Dr.Philips)
(1978)"The Sweeney"- Bait (Mr. Dodds)
(1977)Midnight is a Place Ep 1.5 (Inspector Wedge)
(1977)The Squirrels-The Game's the Thing (Smithers)

(1974)"Crown Court"- Death in the Family (Francis Durrant)

Both images ©Granada Television

(1976)"Angels"- Patterns (Mr. Hunt)

(1975)"The Sweeney"- Chalk and Cheese (Mr. de Courcy)
©Euston Films, Thames Television

(1975)"Porridge" (Mr. Banyard)
--- No Peace for the Wicked
--- Just Desserts

All 3 images ©BBC

(1975)"Poldark" - Eps 1.1 and 1.4 (Reverend Johns)

All 4 images ©BBC

(1975)"Hogg's Back" (Vicar)

(1974)"Father Brown"- The Arrow of Heaven (Auctioneer)

Both images ©Associated Television (ATV)

(1974)"The Protectors"- Blockbuster (Doyle)
©Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

(1973)"Jane Eyre" Part 4 (Wood)
(1973)Hunter's Walk-Behaviour
(1972)"Public Eye"- The Bankrupt (Sheriff's Officer)
(1972)"The Regiment"- Christmas at the Cape (Dr. Walters)
(1971)"Brett"- All the King's Men
(1971)"The Expert"- The Coat (Motorist)
(1970)Grady-Somebody Else's War (John Thornley)

(1969)"My Partner the Ghost "- For the Girl Who Has Everything (Vicar)
©Incorporated Television Company (ITC)

(1969)Battle of Britain (RAF officer)

Both images ©Spitfire Productions

(1969)"The First Lady"- I Don't Like Him
(1969)"The Expert"- The Yellow Torrish (Ackroyd)
(1969)"The Power Game"- Special Envoy: cat is You, Bird is Me (Mr. Handle)
(1968)Ukridge-The Home from Home (Mr. Wapshott)
(1968-1969)"Coronation Street" (Reverend James)
(1968)Sexton Blake-The Red Swordsman Parts 3+4 (Mr. Hopwood)
(1967)"The Troubleshooters"- Who Buys Who? (Gemmell)

(1967)"The Saint"- When Spring Is Sprung (Prosecuting Counsel)

Both images ©Bamore

(1967)Mogul-Who Buys Who? (Gemmell)
(1966)"The Power Game"- The Man with Two Hats (Davis)
(1965)Love Story-A Cure for Tin Ear (The doctor)
(1965)The Likely Lads-Other Side of the Fence (Holgate)
(1964)"Crossroads" (Robert Matthews)
(1964)"Taxi!"- Christmas in May (Salesman)
(1964)Boyd Q.C.-The Case of the Lazy Eye (Mr. Omeroyd)
(1964)Smuggler's Bay-On the Beach (Doctor)
(1964)Our Man at St. Mark's-Too Good to BE True (Mr. Frost)
(1964)Taxi!-Christmas in May (Salesman)
(1963)Strictly for the Birds (George)
(1963)"Suspense"- Call from a Customer (Mr. Young)

(1963)Dr. Crippen (Defence QC Clerk)
Image ©Torchlight Productions

(1962-1970)"Z Cars" (Bendoe/Mr. Bendoe/Factory Manager)
(1962)The Sword in the Web-The British Pilot (Station Sergeant)
(1962)"Richard the Lionheart"
--The Conjuror (Nur)
--The Challenge
(1962)Danger on My Side (Warder Davis)
(1962)Trial and Error (Examiner)
(1962)Fate Takes a Hand (Janitor)
(1962)The Dock Brief (Examiner)
(1962)"Oliver Twist"
-- Ep 1.1 (Man on Workhouse Board)
--Ep 1.2 (Gentleman)
(1962)Gang War (Quigley)
(1961)"The Avengers"
--- Dragonsfield (One-Fifteen)
--- The Yellow Needle (Inspector Anthony)
©ABC Weekend Television

(1961)"The Younger Generation"- Sucker (Mr. Hoddy)
(1961)"The Pursuers"- Inside Job (The Tobacconist)

(1960)Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons(Gendarme at Construction site)
© Anglo Allied

(1960)Interpol Calling

(1960)The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mr. Walters)
(1960)"The Pen of My Aunt"-It Always Rains on Sunday (Mr. Ash)
(1960)The Little Ship (Master Will)
--Secret of the Phoenix
(1960)Sentenced for Life
(1960)Night Train for Inverness (Railwayman)
(1960)"Man from Interpol"
-- The Case of Mike Krello (Kara)
-- The Doll Maker (Ali)
(1959-1964)"No Hiding Place" (Darnley/Dr. Penston/Mr. Bailey/Rupert Savell/Simkins/Evans)
(1959)"Dial 999"- An Inside Job (Gorman)
(1959)Musical Playhouse-A Sparrow in Fleet Street (Mr. Dandy)
(1956-1969)"Dixon of Dock Green" (Bank Manager/Mr. Sutton/Dance Hall Manager/Viccars/Ryan/Mr. Bell/Mr. Blake)
(1951)"Sherlock Holmes"-A Scandal in Bohemia

Images for this section used with permission from:
anoymous contributors
Piers Johnson (



"Grace & Favour" (AYBS/A) Stats

AYBS Timeframe: 1992-1993

Episodes: 1.3 and 2.2




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Real Life Facts

-Pilot for a British bomber during World War II.



(1974)Fallen Angels (Watford Palace Theatre)

TV Plays

(1973)Armchair Theatre-Russian Roulette (Goncharov)
(1968)"ITV Playhouse"- The Bonegrinder (Second City Gent)
(1967)"ITV Playhouse"- The Confession (Arnold Gray)
(1965)ITV Play of the Week-Women Beware Women (Cardinal)

(1963)"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" - The Set Up (Walker)
©Merton Park Studios

(1962)"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre"- Solo for Sparrow (Dr. Wolfson)
©Merton Park Studios

(1962)ITV Television Playhouse-When Silver Drinks (Publican)
(1959)BBC Sunday Night Theatre-What the Public Wants (Samuel Cleland)
(1952)BBC Sunday Night Theatre-King John

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