In 1956 he released the song "Blow The Man Down" on the Ewan MacColl LP "The Singing Sailor". He released 7 record singles in his career, between 1962 and 1978. He also recorded the solo album "Only Authorised Employees To Break Bottles" in 1974 with The Faraway Folk as his backing group. This led to a series of concerts ...
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Television was what made it possible. I would never have been allowed to try to do comic acting if it hadn't been for television. That's what is crashing the barriers. (1969)
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama. Prime Minister Harold Wilson
intended the award to go to him partly because he was a Labour Party supporter but the "H" got missed out of the name and the offer initially went to Sooty and Sweep entertainer Harry Corbett
instead. Both were eventually included in...
Often played roles craving social acceptability