Biographies

Lew Grade

Lord Lew Grade

Lew Grade

The annals of British television history boast a handful of giants whose impact upon the medium has conferred upon them the status of legends. However, towering above them all is a single larger than life figure.

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Barry Gray

Barry Gray

Barry Gray

An often underappreciated yet vital component to the success and memory of any TV series or film is its music. In the field of classic British telefantasy there has arguably been no finer exponent than Barry Gray.

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Larry Grayson

Larry Grayson

Larry Grayson

For a star so loved by the public, the speed of Larry Grayson’s rise to prime-time stardom was almost immediately matched by his disappearance from the television screens. We pay an affectionate tribute to a "funny, lovely, gentle man."

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Sid & Dick with Eric and Ernie

Sid and Dick - Two of a Kind

Sid & Dick with Eric and Ernie

Having kick-started Morecambe and Wise's television career in the 1960s, Sid Green and Dick Hills created the catch-phrases "the one with the short fat hairy legs", "the one with the glasses" and "get out of that!" But following Eric's heart attack in 1968, get out of that is exactly what Sid and Dick did.

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William Hartnell

William Hartnell

William Hartnell

"I think I represent a cross between the Wizard of Oz and Father Christmas." - William Hartnell speaking to The Daily Express on being Doctor Who.

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Peter Hawkins actor

Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins actor

Peter Hawkins’ face may not have been well known, but to several generations of television watchers, young and old, his voice was as familiar as that of one of our own family.

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Arthur Haynes

Arthur Haynes

Arthur Haynes

The Arthur Haynes show was essential viewing in the early days of ITV. A favourite of millions but for too long overlooked Television Heaven takes a look back at his career and the impact he had on television comedy.

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Nat Hiken

Nat Hiken

Nat Hiken

In his lifetime Nat Hiken was known as the 'King of the Half Hour' and was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards. But in later years his contribution to television has been forgotten far too easily. It is time to look back and remember one of the giants of the small screen.

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Benny Hill

Benny Hill

Benny Hill

With the passing of Benny Hill, the world of comedy lost one of its greatest clowns. He broke the language barrier in much the same way as his idols; Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin and his impact on a generation can easily be compared with these masters of mirth.

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Thora Hird

Dame Thora Hird

Thora Hird

In a career that spanned 80 years Dame Thora Hird appeared in countless stage productions, more than 100 films, some of television's best-known comedies, and prestigious award winning dramas.

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