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(David Carter (pianist/Danny La Rue’s ex MD) and Gordon Peters)

Born on November 29, 1926 in Auckland, Durham, England (UK).

 

TV Appearances

(2011)Mongrels-Marion and the Myocardial Infarction (Barry)
(2005)Foley & McColl: This Way Up

(2005)"Little Britain" - Ep 3.3 (Husband)
©Little Britain Productions/British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(2004)"My Family" - Luck Be a Lady Tonight (Mr. Hargreaves)
(2004)"Hardware" - Nude (Dithery Man)
(2002)FeardotCom (Rooney)

(2000) "One Foot in the Grave" - Tales of Terror (Ronnie)

Both images ©BBC

(1996) "Tales from the Crypt" - Report from the Grave (Sergeant Baker)

(1995)"One Foot in the Grave" - The Exterminating Angel (Ronnie)
©BBC

(1993) "Keeping Up Appearances" - The Commodore (Ticket Clerk)
(1993)"You Rang, M'Lord?" - Well, There You Are Then...! (Removal Man)
(1993)"Then Churchill Said to Me" - Those Who Loot We Shoot
(1992)"Last of the Summer Wine" - Happy Birthday Howard (Man in Library)
(1992)One Foot in the Grave-The Worst Horror of All (Ronnie)

Both images ©BBC

(1991)"On the Up"- Ep 2.3 (Traffic Warden)
(1989)"Never the Twain" (Dr. Brown)
---- Aspects of Love
---- A New Lease of Life
(1988)"Never the Twain" (Doctor)
---- Never Say Die
---- Grandfathers-in-Law
(1986) "Just Good Friends" - The Witness (Witness)
(1986)"Hi-De-Hi!" (Henry the Gatekeeper)
---- God Bless Our Family
---- Pigs Might Fly
(1984)"Never the Twain" - A Home of Your Own (Alex)
(1982)Sink or Swim-Nothing But Trouble (Talgarth)

(1981)"To the Manor Born" - Horse Vs. Cars (Traffic Warden)
©BBC

(1980)Potter-Ep 2.3 (Man in vet's)
(1979)"The Dawson Watch"
(1978)Happy Ever After-Business and Pleasure (Stebbins)
(1977)Mr. Big-The Great Betting Shop Swindle

(1975)"Dad's Army" - Is There Honey Still for Tea? (The Man With The Door)

Both images ©BBC

(1974)The Dick Emery Show Eps 12.1+12.4
(1973) "The Gordon Peters Show" (Gordon)
(1971)Now, Take My Wife
--There's a Lot of It About
--Thanks for the Memory

(1970)"Dad's Army" - Put That Light Out (Lighthouse Keeper)

Both images ©BBC

(1969)"Dad's Army" - A Stripe for Frazer (Policeman)
(1968)"Dad's Army" - Command Decision (Soldier)
all 3 images ©BBC

(1957)"The United States Steel Hour" - Who's Earnest? (Merriman)

Images in this section used with permission from:
http://www.dadsarmy.co.uk/
http://www.aveleyman.com
anonymous contributor
http://movie-dude.co.uk/

 

AYBS Stats

AYBS Timeframe: 1975-1976

Episodes:

"No Sale"
"Cold Store"

"Grace & Favour" (AYBS/A) Stats

Timeframe: 1992

Episode: 1.4

 

Real Life Facts

Played a fireman in the first episode, but was never televised.

Familiar with pantomime and cabaret.

 


Contact Info

If you'd like to email Gordon Peters you can contact him at:

[email protected]

Charity

(November 2009) Ruislip Lions Club's charity concert

(October 11, 2009) Kenneth Williams Plaque Unveiling

(April 4, 2009) The Humour of Gilbert & Sullivan

(March 7, 2009) Flanders and Swann music for Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston and Wythenshawe Rotary clubs (Sale Grammar School)

(January 23, 2009) The Humour of Gilbert & Sullivan

 

Audio/Video/Books/Official Websites/Interview

Official Website: http://www.gordonpeters.co.uk/

Book:

(Used with permission from Able Publishing, Knebworth).

Gordon Peters Interview Thanks to Andrew who runs "The Croft & Perry Podcast"!

 

One Man Shows

"The Humour of Noel Coward"

Leaflet/Biography

Video

"Cap N' Bells


"This new show features 15 comic songs from NC’s very rich repertoire.  There are the usual favourites – Mad dogs, Stately Homes – but I came across some relatively unknown ones – Bar on the Piccola Marina, Could you please oblige us with a Bren Gun (about the Home Guard in 1943), another on package holidays with the American market in mind and topping  it all is that I live some 6 miles from where he was born!!"-Gordon Peters  

Past Events

Thora Hird Tribute


Plays/Musicals

(July 23, 2011) A Celebration of Flanders and Swann at the Normansfield Theatre.
(June 23, 2007) Afternoon Delight
(May 25, 2007)Comedy Tonite! at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

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"Gigi"

The Empress Playhouse, St. Louis - March 2, 1954

Gordon Peters as Victor

(Picture and info used with permission of Holly at a past site http://www.debbiereynoldsonline.com/).

"Oliver" (Fagin)
"7 Year Itch"
"Boeing Boeing"

TV Plays

(1972)"Comedy Playhouse" - Born Every Minute (Ticket collector)

An Interview with Gordon Peters

1>How did you get into show business?

My parents ran an amateur concert party when I was very young and my sister and I would sit on the top of the stairs and listen to them rehearsing in the lounge below. Suppose it caught on then. Years later, in my teens, I would take part in a concert party at a youth club which my mother ran. When I was 17 1/2, I joined the Royal Navy and on which ever ship I was on I would take part in any entertainment there was.

After demobilisation at 20, I emigrated to S. Rhodesia as a clerk in Standard Bank of S. Africa. There was no TV in those days so they called the cinema the bioscope. If you could do any sort of entertainment you were invited to all and every party that was going. During my 3 years there, I entered a talent competition for the whole of Africa and came second. This really did get me going so I came home and struggled ever since!! So full of ups and downs but I have no regrets.

2>Favorite aspect of performing live on stage?

Doing cabaret and going well. Love the intimacy with the audience. Being alone on a stage and feeling at one with the audience. Hearing them laugh.

TV comes next then last filming. So much hanging around and these days especially very little rehearsing with the cast.

3>You appeared in a few David Croft series. How were you discovered and chosen for the shows he wrote/directed?

David saw me in a summer show and he was brought up on that kind of show-End of the Pier. He knew that the comic in those shows could act as well as comic and used many such types. He did audition me for one series which I didn't get. Just as well as it didn't take off.

4>You also did a “Gordon Peters Show” for a year. I recognize a few artists that were on your show:

Yes several of them and I was very chuffed they took part. Several asked afterwards why didn't I get a second series? But that's another story. 

Allo Allo’ fame
Gordon Kaye    
In 1 episode. Asked me afterwards could I get him another part please? Shortly afterwards he got 'Allo 'Allo and never suggested me for a part in his big break which you know was very successful!!!!

Jack Haig  
Very Funny comic and a great face for TV. Nice man.

Rose Hill.  
So delighted when she was in the show. So admired her from intimate revue in the West End.

Excellent deed for so many comics!




 

 

 

(Picture at top and summarization of newer event along with interview used with permission from Mr. Peters).