They say that from small acorns mighty oaks grow, and if the old phrase can be applied to television stardom then we need look no further than much-loved comic actor Gorden Kaye for supporting evidence.
One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, David Kelly was loved and respected by his co-stars and the public alike.
A familiar face on TV and Films in the 1960s and 1970s, Dermot Kelly was a versatile and charismatic actor who brought laughter and joy to many audiences with his comic roles
Australian Bill Kerr carved himself an enduring place among an elite generation of comedians who changed the face of British comedy after the Second World War.
Described as a "total one-off - a magnificently, madly, inspirationally talented drama producer," Verity Lambert made the television drama genre utterly her own. Her career spanned the eras, from the first episode of Doctor Who through to Jonathan Creek and beyond, her shows were enduring and her talent unique
One critic once wrote when reviewing Geoffrey Lancashire's work, "If Geoffrey Lancashire didn't exist, he would have to have been invented."
As one of the most prolific television producers of all time, Glen A. Larson created more top-rated audience pleasers than any other showrunner. The critics hated his shows and other detractors claimed none of them were his original work
In a career spanning more than 65 years, Herbert Lom played an extraordinarily wide range of characters on both the big and small screen
Arthur Lowe could get more laughs by the raise of an eyebrow or a subtle hand movement than most actors could get out of whole sentences. However, in private Lowe was not filled with the laughs he so easily gave to others.
The British born writer and presenter whose brief TV career in the 1950s was a prelude to her coming out - becoming a trailblazing gay rights activist and making her a role model to thousands