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Jon [Jon Pertwee
] was one of the funniest men that Britain has ever produced, one of the greatest character actors, he was marginally eccentric, he lived his life to the full. Jon had been working so desperately hard over the last year, I have never known a man of his age to have such stamina - he had been all over the country doing his one-man show. I loved him as a friend, he was my dear old ...
His broadcasting career began in the Royal Navy in 1944, where he was an announcer on wartime radio SEAC, which broadcast to southeast Asia from its station in Ceylon. After leaving the Navy, he began working at the BBC as an announcer and newsreader.
Catchphrase: "Hello there". (spoken at the start of every radio show he presents)