Biographies

Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons

In a remarkably long career, Nicholas Parsons was also one half of a hugely successful comedy double act, held down an extended run in West End theatre, and was a successful host on both radio and television.

Lance Percival

Lance Percival

Lance Percival

To the world, he was the Calypso Crusader, the lyrical lark who sang news headlines with the zest of a rum-soaked parrot, his eyes twinkling like disco balls, reflecting the neon glow of the That Was The Week That Was sign. Let's look back on the career of Lance Percival

Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee

“I’m a great believer in all things being possible. I shouldn’t be in the least bit disconcerted if I came face to face with a bug-eyed monster from outer space.”

Dennis Potter Biography

Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter Biography

His daring narratives and innovative storytelling techniques continue to influence playwrights and screenwriters across the globe. A look back on the life and notable works of Dennis Potter

Bryan Pringle

Bryan Pringle

Bryan Pringle

Bryan Pringle's craggy, down-to-earth looks made him a perfect character actor.

Beryl Reid

Beryl Reid

Beryl Reid

She began her career as a comedienne but her legacy endures as a gifted and much loved character actress who left an indelible mark on stage, screen, and radio. Television Heaven remembers the star whose career spanned music hall and Broadway

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

“She was a beautiful kind and generous human being that enhanced the lives of all that knew her as well as a great actress.”

Cardew Robinson

Cardew Robinson

Cardew Robinson

Cardew Robinson, whose career was rooted in the music hall and Gang Shows, became a familiar voice on radio and a familiar face on television from the 1950s until the 1990s

Jack Rosenthal

Jack Rosenthal

Jack Rosenthal

Rosenthal left behind a legacy of a vast catalogue of plays, films and television series that include some of the finest dramas ever broadcast on television.

Norman Rossington

Norman Rossington

Norman Rossington

A versatile performer who could play comedy, drama and musical theatre, the stocky and curly-haired British character actor Norman Rossington was a staple on British television for over 40 years