There are very few stars from television’s golden age who instantly put a smile on your face. As talented as the likes of Bob Monkhouse and Bruce Forsyth were, one person probably eclipsed them...
By the late 1940s Val Parnell had established himself as one of Britain's foremost theatre managers and impresarios. Through his association with Lew Grade he was also instrumental in the popularisation of television following the launch of ITV in 1955.
In a remarkably long career, Nicholas Parsons was also one half of a hugely successful comedy double act, held down an extended run in West End theatre, and was a successful host on both radio and television.
“I’m a great believer in all things being possible. I shouldn’t be in the least bit disconcerted if I came face to face with a bug-eyed monster from outer space.”
His daring narratives and innovative storytelling techniques continue to influence playwrights and screenwriters across the globe. A look back on the life and notable works of Dennis Potter
Bryan Pringle's craggy, down-to-earth looks made him a perfect character actor.
“She was a beautiful kind and generous human being that enhanced the lives of all that knew her as well as a great actress.”
Rosenthal left behind a legacy of a vast catalogue of plays, films and television series that include some of the finest dramas ever broadcast on television.
His distinctive voice and facial features made him one of the most well know personalities on television. Television Heaven remembers one of British TV's true greats...
His infectious laugh and schoolboy sense of humour instantly endeared him to a generation of fans.