Biographies

Dave Allen

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.

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson created a world of children's characters that stand tall alongside the giants of the literary world. Like Alice, Snow White and Mary Poppins, Anderson's characters are simply timeless in their appeal.

Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

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.

James Aubrey

James Aubrey

James Aubrey

James Aubrey was probably the first true superstar programmer of an American television network and the man behind some of the biggest hits on TV. But a career tainted by allegations of arrogance, 'kickbacks' and bizarre sexual behaviour, earned him the nickname of "The Smiling Cobra"

Baker and Berman

Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman

Baker and Berman

Where British television had once been staid and predictable Baker and Berman's series helped establish a new formula for fast paced action packed adventures.

George Baker

George Baker

George Baker

Best known as Inspector Wexford in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, George Baker was the man Ian Fleming wanted to play James Bond.

Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker

An iconic English comedienne, Hylda Baker, short in stature and with a rich Lancashire accent, became a star later in life until finally, her career came to a shuddering halt

Tom Baker

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.

Trevor Bannister

Trevor Bannister

Trevor Bannister

Primarily remembered as Mr. Lucas in the hit sitcom 'Are You Being Served?', Trevor Bannister's body of work in both television and theatre was extraordinary.

Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

"Ronnie Barker will be numbered amongst a select band of comedy greats who shaped British comedy in the 20th century."