Biographies

Terence Feely

Terence Feely

Terence Feely

Terence Feely was, without doubt, one of the most prolific scriptwriters of that dubiously tagged "Golden Age" of British television.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Voted BBC TV Personality of the Year in 1991, awarded an OBE in 1998, CBE in 2006 and a BAFTA fellowship in 2008, Bruce Forsyth was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history. The secret of his success lay in a winning combination of innate talent and a natural rapport with audiences.

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Dawn French

Dawn French

Dawn French

Her warm smile, likeable personality and natural comic timing makes her one of Britain’s best loved modern-day television actresses

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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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