Biographies

Dave Allen

Dave Allen

For a time, Britain's most controversial comedian, regularly provoking outrage, indignation and a flood of complaints to the BBC's switchboard.

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Arthur Askey

A veteran of the classic British Music-Hall, Askey's trademark brand of quick-fire humour and masterly use of the ad-lib won him generations of fans.

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Tom Baker

Tom Baker

Called "one of Britain's last great eccentrics", Tom Baker became the quintessential hero to millions of Doctor Who fans in over seventy countries. As he reaches the grand old age of eighty six, his association with the series that bought him adoring fans all round the world shows no sign of dissipating.

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Stanley Baxter

Stanley Baxter

Stanley Baxter's spectacular musical-comedy specials, reminiscent of Hollywood's best extravaganzas, were so flamboyant and proved to be so costly that Baxter was sacked not from just one, but two TV channels, who simply couldn't afford to keep him.

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Sidney Bernstein

Sidney Bernstein

One of the founding fathers of Independent Television, Sidney Bernstein managed, in a small amount of time, to stamp his indelible imprint on British television to create a multi-million pound empire that thrives today.

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Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman

As Cathy Gale in The Avengers, Honor Blackman not only altered public perception of women in television, she re-characterized the role and kick-started the whole 1960s 'second wave' feminist movement.

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Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw

On TV, movies or the theatre he has undoubtedly been regarded as one of Britain’s unsung heroes for too long. Bernard Bresslaw was one of Britain’s foremost actors who entertained us for over forty years.

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