Victor Maddern
Victor Jack Maddern was an English
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...


Born in Seven Kings
Seven Kings
Seven Kings is a district of Ilford in north-east London, England. It is part of the London Borough of Redbridge and forms part of the Ilford post town....

, Ilford
Ilford is a large cosmopolitan town in East London, England and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Redbridge. It is located northeast of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It forms a significant commercial and retail...

, Essex
Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of England, and one of the home counties. It is located to the northeast of Greater London. It borders with Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the South and London to the south west...

, Maddern was one of large group of dependable supporting actors that British film produced over the years.

Maddern joined the Merchant Navy
Merchant Navy
The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom, and describes the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews. Merchant Navy vessels fly the Red Ensign and are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency...

 at the age of 15 and served in the Second World War from 1943 until medically discharged in 1946. He subsequently trained for RADA
Rada is the term for "council" or "assembly"borrowed by Polish from the Low Franconian "Rad" and later passed into the Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages....

. He made his first screen appearance in Seven Days to Noon
Seven Days to Noon
Seven Days to Noon is a 1950 British drama / thriller film directed by John Boulting and Roy Boulting. Paul Dehn and James Bernard won the Academy Award for Best Story for this film.-Plot:The film is set in the early 1950s...

in 1950, playing a reluctant soldier obliged to shoot a psychotic scientist.

One of his earliest stage roles was Sam Weller in The Trial of Mr Pickwick in 1952. As Helicon in a production of Albert Camus
Albert Camus
Albert Camus was a French author, journalist, and key philosopher of the 20th century. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which was opposed to some tendencies of the Surrealist movement of André Breton.Camus was awarded the 1957...

' play Caligula
Caligula (play)
Caligula is a play written by Albert Camus, begun in 1938 and published for the first time in May 1944 by Éditions Gallimard. The play was later the subject of numerous revisions. It was part of what the author called the "Cycle of the Absurd", with the novel The Outsider and the essay The Myth...

, in 1964, Maddern was singled out for critical praise, and in My Darling Daisy (1970) he brought a fine Cockney bravado and arrogance to the portrait of the notorious Frank Harris
Frank Harris
Frank Harris was a Irish-born, naturalized-American author, editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day...

. He also did two stints in the highly successful Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Dame Agatha Christie DBE was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections , and her successful West End plays.According to...

 play The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with over 24,500 performances so far. It is the longest running show of the modern...

 - the West End's
West End of London
The West End of London is an area of central London, containing many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings, and entertainment . Use of the term began in the early 19th century to describe fashionable areas to the west of Charing Cross...

 longest-running play.

From 1950 to the early 1990s Maddern could be seen in any number of films and TV shows, often playing military types. He was usually cast as sergeant
Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent....

s or corporal
Corporal is a rank in use in some form by most militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations. It is usually equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4....

s, as well as private soldiers, seaman or airmen, played straight or for broad comic effect. Among his many television roles, were Private Gross in Denis Cannan
Denis Cannan
Denis Cannan was a British dramatist, playwright and script writer. Born Denis Pullein-Thompson, the son of Captain Harold J. Pullein-Thompson and novelist Joanna Cannan, he changed his name by deed poll in 1964. His younger sisters were Josephine, Diana and Christine Pullein-Thompson.Born in...

's Captain Carvallo
Captain Carvallo
Captain Carvallo is a traditional comedy play told in three acts by Denis Cannan, with its preposterous Ruritarian story featuring a romantic hero with a girl in every soldierly billet.The comedy was an immediate success when it opened at the St...

and old Lampwick's son-in-law in the popular The Dick Emery Show.

In addition to acting, Maddern ran a script printing business, and in 1991 he opened a public speaking school. A lifelong Conservative voter, he offered special rates to Conservative MPs and constituency workers.

In his later years, Maddern devoted much of his time to charitable work. He was married with four daughters. He died from a brain tumour in 1993.

Selected filmography

  • Seven Days to Noon
    Seven Days to Noon
    Seven Days to Noon is a 1950 British drama / thriller film directed by John Boulting and Roy Boulting. Paul Dehn and James Bernard won the Academy Award for Best Story for this film.-Plot:The film is set in the early 1950s...

    (1950) – Jackson (trigger-happy soldier)
  • Morning Departure
    Morning Departure
    Morning Departure is a 1950 British naval film directed by Roy Ward Baker, produced by Jay Lewis, and starring John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, George Cole, Bernard Lee and Richard Attenborough...

    (1950) – Leading Telegraphist Hillbrook
  • High Treason
    High Treason (1951 film)
    High Treason is a 1951 British espionage thriller filmed in the style of such American "docudramas" as The House on 92nd Street and T-Men. It is a sequel to the Oscar-winning 1950 film Seven Days to Noon. Director Roy Boulting, co-director and co-writer of the first film, also directed and...

    (1951) – Anarchist
  • Pool of London (1951) – First Tram Conductor
  • The Franchise Affair
    The Franchise Affair (film)
    The Franchise Affair is a 1951 British thriller film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nicholls and Marjorie Fielding...

    (1951) – Mechanic
  • The House in the Square
    The House in the Square
    The House in the Square, also titled I'll Never Forget You and Man of Two Worlds, is a 1951 science fiction film about an American atomic scientist who is transported to the 18th century, where he falls in love. It starred Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth. It was adapted from the play Berkeley Square by...

    (1951) – Geiger Man
  • His Excellency
    His Excellency (film)
    His Excellency is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Robert Hamer and starring Eric Portman, Cecil Parker, Helen Cherry. A blunt Yorkshireman is sent to take over as Governor of a British-ruled island in the Meditarranean.-Cast:...

    (1952) – Soldier
  • Angels One Five
    Angels One Five
    Angels One Five is a 1952 British film directed by George More O'Ferrall, and starring Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, John Gregson, Cyril Raymond, Veronica Hurst and also featuring Bill Everett. Based on the book 'What Are Your Angels Now?' by Pelham Groom Angels One Five is a 1952...

    (1952) (uncredited) – Airman
  • Time Bomb
    Time Bomb (1953 film)
    Time Bomb is a 1953 British-made MGM post-war thriller film written by Kem Bennett and directed by Ted Tetzlaff. It starred Glenn Ford and Anne Vernon.-Plot:...

    (1953) – Saboteur
  • Malta Story
    Malta Story
    Malta Story is a 1953 British war film based on the heroic defence of Malta, the island itself, its people and the RAF aviators who fought to defend it...

    (1953) (uncredited) – Soldier
  • The Sea Shall Not Have Them
    The Sea Shall Not Have Them
    The Sea Shall Not Have Them is a 1954 British war film starring Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde and Anthony Steel. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and is based on the 1953 novel by John Harris, set during the Second World War. Musical soundtrack by composer Malcolm Arnold.A British aircraft is...

    (1954) – Gus Westover
  • It's a Great Day
    It's a Great Day
    It's a Great Day is a 1955 British comedy film directed by John Warrington. A spin-off of the popular soap The Grove Family, the film stars Ruth Dunning as Gladys Grove, Edward Evans as Bob Grove, and Sid James as Harry Mason. A builder has problems with his local council in getting supplies vital...

    (1955) – Charlie Mead
  • The End of the Affair
    The End of the Affair (1955 film)
    The End of the Affair is a 1955 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing and John Mills. It is based on the novel The End of the Affair by Graham Greene....

    (1955) – 1st Orator
  • The Night My Number Came Up
    The Night My Number Came Up
    The Night My Number Came Up is a film, directed by Les Norman at Ealing Studios. The screenplay was written by R. C. Sherriff based on a real incident in the life of British Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard.-Plot summary:...

    (1955) – Engineer
  • Carrington V.C. (1955) – Sergeant Owen
  • Footsteps In The Fog
    Footsteps in the Fog
    Footsteps in the Fog is a 1955 British crime film starring Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger, with a screenplay co-written by Lenore Coffee and Dorothy Davenport, and released by Columbia Pictures. It is based on the short story "The Interruption" by W.W...

    (1955) – Jones
  • The Cockleshell Heroes
    The Cockleshell Heroes
    The Cockleshell Heroes is a 1955 film with Trevor Howard, Anthony Newley, David Lodge and José Ferrer, who also directed. Set during the Second World War, it is a fictionalised account of Operation Frankton, the December 1942 raid by canoe-borne British commandos on shipping in Bordeaux Harbour...

    (1955) – Sergeant Craig
  • Private's Progress
    Private's Progress
    Private's Progress is a 1956 British comedy film based on the novel by Alan Hackney. It was directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting, from a script by John Boulting and Frank Harvey.-Plot:...

    (1956) – Pvt. George Blake
  • The Last Man to Hang?
    The Last Man to Hang?
    The Last Man to Hang? is a 1956 crime film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Tom Conway and Elizabeth Sellars.-Cast:*Tom Conway as Sir Rodrick Strood*Elizabeth Sellars as Daphne Strood*Eunice Gayson as Elizabeth*Freda Jackson as Mrs. Tucker...

    (1956) – Bonaker
  • A Hill in Korea
    A Hill in Korea
    A Hill in Korea is a 1956 British war film based on Max Catto's 1953 novel of the same name. The original name was Hell in Korea, but was changed for distribution reasons, except in the U.S. It was directed by Julian Amyes and the producer was Anthony Squire...

    (1956) – Pvt. Lindop
  • Man in the Sky
    Man in the Sky
    Man in the Sky is a 1957 film produced by Ealing Studios and starring Jack Hawkins.-Plot:...

    , aka Decision Against Time (1956) – Joe Biggs
  • Barnacle Bill (1957) – Figg
  • Saint Joan
    Saint Joan (1957 film)
    Saint Joan is a 1957 British-American film adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title about the life of Joan of Arc. The restructured screenplay by Graham Greene, directed by Otto Preminger, begins with the play's last scene, which then becomes the springboard for a long flashback,...

    (1957) – English Soldier
  • Carve Her Name with Pride
    Carve Her Name with Pride
    Carve Her Name with Pride is a 1958 British drama film based on the book of the same name by R.J. Minney. Set during World War II, the film is based on the true story of the heroism of Special Operations Executive agent Violette Szabo, with Virginia McKenna in the lead role.The film includes the...

    (1958) – Parachute Training Sergeant
  • Happy is the Bride
    Happy is the Bride
    Happy is the Bride is a 1958 British comedy film written and directed by Roy Boulting and starring Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Cecil Parker, Terry-Thomas and Joyce Grenfell...

    (1958) – Shop Steward
  • The Safecracker
    The Safecracker
    The Safecracker is a 1958 British crime film directed by Ray Milland and starring Ray Milland, Barry Jones and Victor Maddern.-Cast:* Ray Milland as Colley Dawson* Barry Jones as Bennett Carfield* Jeanette Sterke as Irene* Victor Maddern as Morris...

    (1958) – Morris
  • Dunkirk
    Dunkirk (film)
    Dunkirk is a 1958 British war film directed by Leslie Norman and starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. It was based on two novels: Elleston Trevor's The Big Pick-Up and Lt. Col. Ewan Hunter and Maj. J. S...

    (1958) – Merchant seaman in pub
  • Blood of the Vampire
    Blood of the Vampire
    -Plot:A young couple are terrorized by Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant...

    (1958) – Carl
  • Cat and Mouse (1958) – Superintendent Harding
  • I Was Monty's Double
    I Was Monty's Double (film)
    I Was Monty's Double is a 1958 film made by Associated British Picture Corporation . It was directed by John Guillermin, from a screenplay adapted by Bryan Forbes.- Plot :...

    (1958) – Orderly Sergeant
  • I'm All Right Jack
    I'm All Right Jack
    I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting from a script by Frank Harvey, John Boulting and Alan Hackney, based on the novel Private Life by Hackney...

    (1959) – Knowles
  • Please Turn Over
    Please Turn Over
    Please Turn Over is a 1959 British comedy film written by Norman Hudis and directed by Gerald Thomas. It featured Ted Ray, Julia Lockwood, Jean Kent, Joan Sims, Leslie Phillips, Charles Hawtrey, Lionel Jeffries and Victor Maddern. An English village is thrown into chaos when the daughter of one of...

    (1959) – Manager
  • The Siege of Pinchgut
    The Siege of Pinchgut
    The Siege of Pinchgut is a 1959 British thriller film directed by Harry Watt. It was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival. It was the last film from Ealing Studios.-Plot:...

  • Watch Your Stern
    Watch Your Stern
    Watch Your Stern is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Gerald Thomas and starring Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker and Leslie Phillips.Watch Your Stern shares its cast and production team with the Carry On films, but the film is not an official member of the Carry On series.-Synopsis:When the crew...

    (1960) – Sailor
  • Sink the Bismarck!
    Sink the Bismarck!
    Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 black-and-white British war film based on the book, the "Last Nine Days of the Bismarck" by C. S. Forester. It stars Kenneth More and Dana Wynter and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. To date, it is the only movie made that deals directly with the operations, chase, and...

    (1960) (uncredited) – Able Seaman
  • Carry On Constable
    Carry On Constable
    Carry On Constable is the fourth Carry On film. It was released in 1960. Of the regular team, it featured Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and Hattie Jacques. Sid James makes his debut in the series here, while early regulars Leslie Phillips, Eric Barker and Shirley...

    (1960) – Detective Sergeant Liddell
  • Light Up the Sky!
    Light Up the Sky! (film)
    Light Up the Sky! is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Ian Carmichael, Tommy Steele, Benny Hill and Dick Emery- Plot :...

    (1960) – Lance Corporal Tomlinson
  • Exodus
    Exodus (film)
    Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by Leon Uris. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo, which represented the breaking of the Hollywood...

    (1960) – Sergeant
  • Petticoat Pirates
    Petticoat Pirates
    Petticoat Pirates is a 1961 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Charlie Drake, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, John Turner and Thorley Walters.-Cast:* Charlie Drake as Charlie* Anne Heywood as Chief Officer Anne Stevens...

    (1961) – CPO Nixon
  • On the Fiddle
    On the Fiddle
    On the Fiddle is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Sean Connery, Alfred Lynch, Cecil Parker, Stanley Holloway, Eric Barker, Mike Sarne, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Kathleen Harrison, Victor Maddern and John Le Mesurier....

    (1961) – First Airman
  • Carry On Regardless
    Carry On Regardless
    Carry on Regardless was the fifth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It was released in 1961. By now a fairly regular team was established with Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and Kenneth Williams all having appeared in previous entries. Hattie Jacques - who was...

    (1961) – First Sinister Passenger
  • H.M.S. Defiant (1962) – Bosun Dawlish
  • Carry On Cleo
    Carry On Cleo
    Carry On Cleo is the tenth film in the Carry On film series and was released in 1964. The website ICONS.a portrait of England cites the Carry On films as iconic of British cinema, and describes Carry On Cleo as "perhaps the best". Regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles...

    (1964) – Sergeant-Major
  • Carry On Spying
    Carry On Spying
    Carry On Spying is a 1964 film, the ninth movie in the Carry On film series. It marks Barbara Windsor's first appearance in the series. Series regulars Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale are present. Bernard Cribbins makes the second of his three Carry On appearances...

    (1964) – Milchmann
  • Rotten to the Core (1965) – Anxious O'Toole
  • Bunny Lake Is Missing
    Bunny Lake Is Missing
    Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in London. It was based on the novel of the same name by Merriam Modell. The score is by Paul Glass and the opening theme is often heard as...

    (1965) – Taxi Driver
  • Circus of Fear
    Circus of Fear
    Circus of Fear is a 1966 British-German international co-production thriller film starring Christopher Lee, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker and Victor Maddern. The U.S. title was Psycho-Circus. It was based on a novel by Edgar Wallace.-Plot:...

  • Cuckoo Patrol
    Cuckoo Patrol
    Cuckoo Patrol is a 1967 British musical comedy film directed by Duncan Wood and starring Freddie Garrity, Victor Maddern, John Le Mesurier and Kenneth Connor.-Cast:* Freddie Garrity as Himself* Kenneth Connor as Wick* Victor Maddern as Dicko...

    (1967) – Dicko
  • The Lost Continent
    The Lost Continent (1968 film)
    The Lost Continent is a 1968 science fiction film made by Seven Arts - Hammer Films featuring Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley and James Cossins. The film was produced, directed and written by Michael Carreras based on Dennis Wheatley's 1938 novel Uncharted Seas...

    (1968) – The mate
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (film)
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 musical film with a script by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes, and songs by the Sherman Brothers, loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. It starred Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts and Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious. The...

    (1968) – Junkman
  • The Magic Christian
    The Magic Christian (film)
    The Magic Christian is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, with noteworthy appearances by John Cleese, Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Richard Attenborough and Roman Polanski. It was loosely adapted from the 1959 comic novel of the same...

    (1969) – Hot dog vendor
  • Cromwell
    Cromwell (film)
    Cromwell is a 1970 film, based on the life of Oliver Cromwell who led the Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War and, as Lord Protector, ruled Great Britain and Ireland in the 1650s. It features an all-star cast led by Richard Harris as Cromwell and Alec Guinness as King Charles I...

    (1970) – Executioner
  • Steptoe and Son
    Steptoe and Son (film)
    Steptoe and Son is a 1972 British comedy drama film and a spin-off from the popular British television comedy series of the same name about a pair of rag and bone men. It starred Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett as the eponymous characters, Albert and Harold Steptoe respectively...

    (1972) – Chauffeur
  • Carry On Emmannuelle
    Carry On Emmannuelle
    Carry On Emmannuelle is the 30th Carry On film, and was released in 1978. This was the last Carry On film to be made until Carry On Columbus in 1992. The film was to be the final Carry On for many regulars including Kenneth Williams , Kenneth Connor , Joan Sims and Peter Butterworth...

    (1978) – Man in Launderette
  • Freddie as F.R.O.7
    Freddie as F.R.O.7
    Freddie as F.R.O.7 is a 1992 British animated film written and directed by Jon Acevski. It is a parody of James Bond. The film was inspired by bedtime stories Acevski told to his son about his favourite toy frog working as a secret agent. -Plot:...

    (1992) – Old Gentleman Raven

Selected TV

  • Fabian of the Yard
    Fabian of the Yard
    Fabian of the Yard was a British police procedural television series based on the real-life memoirs of Scotland Yard detective Robert Fabian, made by the BBC and broadcast between November 1954 and February 1956. It is considered the earliest police procedural to be made for British TV, sharing...

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV series)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood is a popular British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes. It starred Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show aired weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV in London in the...

    (1958) – Hugo
  • Fair Exchange (1962) – Tommy Finch
  • Sir Francis Drake
    Sir Francis Drake (TV series)
    Sir Francis Drake was a British adventure television series starring Terence Morgan as Sir Francis Drake, commander of the sailing ship the Golden Hind...

  • Perry Mason
    Perry Mason (TV series)
    Perry Mason is an American legal drama produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner...

    (1963) – Gilbert Tyrell
  • Bonanza
    Bonanza is an American western television series that both ran on and was a production of NBC from September 12, 1959 to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series and still continues to air in syndication. It centers on the...

    (1963) – Dave
  • Crossroads (1964) – Bert Henderson
  • The Troubleshooters (1965) – Rogers
  • Gideon's Way
    Gideon's Way
    Gideon's Way is a British television crime series made by ITC Entertainment in 1964/65, based on the novels by John Creasey . The series was made at Elstree in twin production with The Saint TV series...

    (1965) – Charles Randle
  • The Avengers
    The Avengers (TV series)
    The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series set in the 1960s Britain. The Avengers initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed . Hendry left after the first series and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants...

    (1966) – Jackson
  • The Prisoner
    The Prisoner
    The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.The series follows a British former...

    (1967) – Bandmaster
  • The Baron
    The Baron
    The Baron is a British television series, made in 1965/66 based on the book series by John Creasey, written under the pseudonym Anthony Morton, and produced by ITC Entertainment. It was the first ITC show without marionettes to be produced entirely in colour...

    (1967) – Dino
  • The Wednesday Play
    The Wednesday Play
    The Wednesday Play was an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970. Every week's play was usually written for television, although adaptations from other sources also featured...

  • The Saint
    The Saint (TV series)
    The Saint was an ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the UK on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It centred on the Leslie Charteris literary character, Simon Templar, a Robin Hood-like adventurer with a penchant for disguise. The character may be nicknamed The Saint because the...

    (1967-8) – Enrico Montesino
  • The Ugliest Girl in Town
    The Ugliest Girl in Town
    The Ugliest Girl in Town was a short-lived American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC. It ran from September 26, 1968 to January 30, 1969....

    (1968) – Freddie
  • Doctor Who
    Doctor Who
    Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in a sentient time machine called the TARDIS that flies through time and space, whose exterior...

    - (Fury from the Deep
    Fury from the Deep
    Fury from the Deep is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which originally aired in six weekly parts from 16 March to 20 April 1968...

    ) (1968) – Robson
  • Softly Softly
    Softly, Softly (TV series)
    Softly, Softly is a British television drama series, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC 1 from January 1966. It centred around the work of regional crime squads, plain-clothes CID officers based in the fictional region of Wyvern - supposedly in the Bristol and Chepstow area of the UK...

  • Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
    Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
    Randall and Hopkirk , first transmitted during 1969-70, is a British private detective television series starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as the private detectives Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk, respectively. The series was originally created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman...

    (1970) – Det. Sgt. Watts
  • The Dick Emery Show (1963) – Ernie (1971–1974)
  • Paul Temple
    Paul Temple
    Paul Temple is a fictional character created by British writer Francis Durbridge for the BBC radio serial Send for Paul Temple in 1938. Temple is an amateur private detective and author of crime fiction...

    (1971) – Bill Stacey
  • Crown Court
    Crown Court (TV series)
    Crown Court was an afternoon television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network that ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in the legal system of England and Wales, to 1984....

  • 1990
    1990 (TV series)
    1990 is a British then-futuristic political drama television series produced by the BBC and shown in 1977 and 1978.- Plot :The series is set in a dystopian future in which Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Department of Public Control , a tyrannically oppressive bureaucracy riding...

    (1977) – Sammy Calhoun
  • Dixon of Dock Green
    Dixon of Dock Green
    Dixon of Dock Green was a popular BBC television series that ran from 1955 to 1976, and later a radio series. Despite being a drama series, it was initially produced by the BBC's light entertainment department.-Overview:...

  • In Loving Memory
    In Loving Memory (TV series)
    In Loving Memory is a British period sitcom set in an undertakers business that starred Thora Hird and Christopher Beeny. A pilot was transmitted in 1969 by Thames Television who rejected the idea before it was finally accepted by Yorkshire Television in 1979 where it further ran for five series...

    (1982) – Comic
  • That's My Boy (1983) – Bluebird Johnny
  • Marple: The Moving Finger (1985) – Police Constable Johnson
  • The Beiderbecke Tapes
    The Beiderbecke Tapes
    The Beiderbecke Tapes is a two-part British television drama serial written by Alan Plater and broadcast in 1987. It is the second serial in The Beiderbecke Trilogy and stars James Bolam and Barbara Flynn as schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne...

    (1987) – Sam Bentley
  • C.A.B.
    C.A.B. is a British television programme that was produced by Thames Television for Children's ITV. The drama revolved around Colin Freshwater and Franny Barnes and the strange happenings in their junk shop.-Cast:...

    (1988) – Private Tripe
  • The Bill
    The Bill
    The Bill is a police procedural television series that ran from October 1984 to August 2010. It focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work...

    (1990) – Mr. Grant
  • The Darling Buds of May
    The Darling Buds of May
    The Darling Buds of May is a British comedy drama which was first broadcast between 1991 and 1993 produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV Network. It is set in an idyllic rural 1950s Kent, among a large, boisterous family. The three series were based on the novels by H. E. Bates. Originally...

    (1992) – Fruity Pears

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