Biographies

Deryck Guyler

Deryck Guyler

Deryck Guyler

An unsung master of comic creations, Deryck Guyler became a radio star almost overnight in 1946, before finding a whole new audience on television over 20 years later

Irene Handl

Irene Handl

Irene Handl

Boasting a career spanning more than five decades, Irene Handl captivated audiences with her impeccable comedic timing and remarkable versatility brought to life by the witty and eccentric characters that became her trademark

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.

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.

Patricia Hayes

Patricia Hayes

Patricia Hayes

Patricia Hayes was another of those actors who were the unsung heroes of television. The actors who were ever-present and we took to our hearts, but seldom, if ever, received star billing

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.

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.

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.

Jacqueline Hill

Jacqueline Hill

Jacqueline Hill

From an impoverished and painful beginning, she rose to become a hugely talented actress whose resilience, generosity and kindness was much admired by her contemporaries

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.