Biographies

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance

Best known for her role as Ethel Mertz on the American sitcom classic 'I Love Lucy', Vivian Vance first had to win over the show's star first and then work with an actor who despised her. Mike Spadoni looks back on the career of an actress who was "second banana to none."

Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

From his early beginnings to his illustrious career, Peter Vaughan proved time and time again that he was a force to be reckoned with

Kent Walton

Kent Walton

Kent Walton

For years television viewers in the UK would tune in to hear Kent Walton's opening line "Greetings, grapple fans" as he introduced Saturday afternoon wrestling as part of ITV's long running World of Sport programme.

Warren Mitchell biography

Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell biography

Not every actor can rise above the fear of typecasting, particularly in comedy. But one man not only accepted the role that made his fortune, but he embraced it for the majority of his career

Richard Wattis

Richard Wattis

Richard Wattis

He was the man who began a sentence with a rather disinterested "Can I help you?", would listen to you explain your predicament and then frustrate you with an equally dispassionate "I'm awfully sorry, there's absolutely nothing I can do to help you."

Rita Webb

Rita Webb

Rita Webb

Incredibly talented and vastly underrated character actress who for too long has been an unsung hero

Laurie West

Laurie West

Laurie West

The ITV weatherman who changed how weather forecasts were presented. Come rain or come shine, there was never a dull moment with Laurie West.

June Whitfield

June Whitfield

June Whitfield

The term ‘national treasure’ has become as overused as any of its predecessors like ‘legendary’ and the oft-coined ‘there will never be another.’ But in the late Dame June Whitfield, it’s safe to say that the term was fully merited.

Kenneth Williams at Television Heaven

Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams at Television Heaven

With his quick wit, exaggerated posh accent and a comical use of elongated vowels, Kenneth Williams endeared himself to the British public as a true eccentric. But no matter how successful he became he never achieved the self-esteem he longed for. And in the end - it proved tragically self-destructive...

Mike and Bernie Winters

Mike and Bernie Winters

Mike and Bernie Winters

Mike and Bernie Winters were gifted and appealing professionals whose canny brand of rough and smooth comedy routines added much welcomed laughter to the nation's television screens.