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Peter Jones (I) (1920–2000)

Actor, playwright and game show panellist, the son of an antiques dealer. Jones was educated at Ellesmere College, where he first performed in school plays. At age sixteen, he made an unsuccessful stab at acting on the professional stage at the Wolverhampton Grand, but was fired after just one performance. Putting in the hard yards to improve on ... See full bio »

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 1999 Holby City (TV Series)
Derek Lyndon
- Knife Edge (1999) ... Derek Lyndon
 1999/I Milk
Harry
 1998 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Greg Montieth
- S.A.D. (1998) ... Mr. Greg Montieth
 1998 Titch (TV Series)
Narrator
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Bunny Dawlish
- Faithful unto Death (1998) ... Bunny Dawlish
 1996 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Lift (1996) ... Vicar
 1995 One for the Road (TV Series)
Sam
- My Uncle Monty (1995) ... Sam
 1995 Waiting (TV Movie)
Dr. Roger Capstick
 1995 Fist of Fun (TV Series)
Teacher
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Teacher
 1995 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Mr. Baker
- No Place Like Home (1995) ... Mr. Baker
 1994 In Your Eye (Short)
Bobby Cobblers
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Henry
- The Great Depression of 1994 (1994) ... Henry
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Mr Davies
- Tender Loving Care (1993) ... Mr Davies
 1989 Muzzy Comes Back (TV Series)
Thimbo (voice)
 1987 Casualty (TV Series)
Mark
- Anaconda (1987) ... Mark
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Dass
- The Children of Dynmouth (1987) ... Mr. Dass
 1987 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Major Johnnie Pageant
- Rumpole and the Bright Seraphim (1987) ... Major Johnnie Pageant
 1985-1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Sir Philip / Nigel Hawkins
- Honeytrap (1986) ... Sir Philip
- Something Nasty Down Below (1985) ... Nigel Hawkins
 1984 I Thought You'd Gone (TV Series)
Gerald
- Episode #1.7 (1984) ... Gerald
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Gerald
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Gerald
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Gerald
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Gerald
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Saunders
- Singles Weekend (1984) ... Arthur Saunders
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
George Packington
- The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife (1982) ... George Packington
 1981 Chariots of Fire
Leonard Mullen
 1981 The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series)
The Book
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... The Book (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... The Book (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... The Book (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... The Book (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... The Book (voice)
 1980 Jukes of Piccadilly (TV Series)
Hassam / Isram
- The Case of the Arabian Kidnap: Part 2 (1980) ... Hassam / Isram
- The Case of the Arabian Kidnap: Part 1 (1980) ... Hassam / Isram
 1979 M'Lords... Ladies and Gentlemen... (TV Series)
Chairman
- The Vicious Circle Awards: 3 (1979) ... Chairman
- The Vicious Circle Awards: 2 (1979) ... Chairman
- The Vicious Circle Awards: 1 (1979) ... Chairman
 1977-1978 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Mr Fenner / Mr. Fenner
- Fenner's Folly (1978) ... Mr Fenner
- Self Defence (1978) ... Mr Fenner
- Come Back Paddy (1978) ... Mr Fenner
- A Bad Patch (1978) ... Mr Fenner
- Stress (1978) ... Mr Fenner
 1976-1978 One-Upmanship (TV Series)
Gatling-Fenn
- Up Country (1978) ... Gatling-Fenn
- Getting Acrossmanship (1976) ... Gatling-Fenn
- Up Up and Awaymanship (1976) ... Gatling-Fenn
- Housemanship (1976) ... Gatling-Fenn
- Who Was that Ladymanship? (1976) ... Gatling-Fenn
 1974-1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Eddie
- Vote for Rocksburgh (1977) ... Eddie
- The Squatters (1977) ... Eddie
- Easy Money (1977) ... Eddie
- The Great Betting Shop Swindle (1977) ... Eddie
- The Sheiks (1977) ... Eddie
 1976 Carry on England
Brigadier
 1976 Seven Nights in Japan
Capt. Balcon
 1975 Q9 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (1975) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.1 (1975) ... Various Characters
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Superintendant
- The Root of All Evil (1975) ... Superintendant
 1975 Man About the House (TV Series)
Maurice Morris
- A Little Knowledge (1975) ... Maurice Morris
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Psychiatrist
 1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben F. Zizzbaum
- The Rise of Minna Nordstrom (1975) ... Ben F. Zizzbaum
 1974 You'll Never Walk Alone (TV Short)
First man
 1962-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Eddie / Clive / Gerald Garvey / ...
- The Big Job (1974) ... Eddie
- The Rescue (1973) ... Clive
- The Telephone Call (1962) ... Lionel Baxter
 1974 The Big Job (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1974 My Name Is Harry Worth (TV Series)
Mr. Bunting
- The Go-Between (1974) ... Mr. Bunting
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
General Weston
- The Horns of the Moon (1974) ... General Weston
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Mr. Granger
- Episode #4.3 (1973) ... Mr. Granger
 1973 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor Taykin
- The Magician's Heart (1973) ... Professor Taykin
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Minister for Sports
- Winter Olympics (1973) ... Minister for Sports
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Louis B. Rocco
- Babysitters (1972) ... Louis B. Rocco
 1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Mr. Piper
- Come Back Little Sheba (1971) ... Mr. Piper
 1971 Kindly Leave the Kerb (TV Series)
 1971 Do Me a Favour! (TV Movie)
Jimmy
 1969-1971 Mr. Digby Darling (TV Series)
Roland Digby
- Contest (1971) ... Roland Digby
- Love (1971) ... Roland Digby
- Wives (1971) ... Roland Digby
- Rats (1970) ... Roland Digby
 1970 The Other Reg Varney (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
George Lucas
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Frederick P. Waller
- The House on Haunted Hill (1969) ... Frederick P. Waller
 1968 Hot Millions
Prison Governor (uncredited)
 1966-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Doyle / Dr. Peter Adams
- The Curious Case of the Countless Clues (1968) ... Sir Arthur Doyle
- The Thirteenth Hole (1966) ... Dr. Peter Adams
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Cyril Kitsch
- The Fat of the Land (1967) ... Cyril Kitsch
 1967 Smashing Time
Dominic
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Chaplain
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
 1967 Just Like a Woman
Saul Alexander
 1966 Press for Time
Robin Willobey (photographer)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Escapologist
 1966 Mild and Bitter (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Various Roles
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Pilbeam
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Matthew Pilbeam
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... Matthew Pilbeam
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Matthew Pilbeam
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Matthew Pilbeam
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Matthew Pilbeam
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Capt. Russell, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Minister
- The Sentimental Agent (1962) ... Minister
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Otto
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
Flight Lt. Winters
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Diving instructor
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ralph James
- The New Man (1960) ... Ralph James
 1960 Never Let Go
Alec Berger
 1960 School for Scoundrels
Dudley
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Able seaman Fitch
- The Signal (1959) ... Able seaman Fitch
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Gunner Perkins
 1959 Breakout
Capt. Alfred Piker
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Prestwick
 1956 Charley Moon
Stewart
 1956 Private's Progress
Arthur Egan
 1956 On Such a Night (Short)
2nd Gentleman
 1955 John and Julie
Jeremy
 1954 The Red Dress
Harry (segment "Panic' story)
 1954 And So to Bentley (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1954)
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen
Car Salesman
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Harry
- Panic (1953) ... Harry
 1953 A Day to Remember
Percy Goodall
 1953 Break to Freedom
Lt. Browne
 1953 The Good Beginning
Furrier
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Langton
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Spiv
 1953 The Long Memory
Fisher
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
Cyril Lidstone
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
Bill
 1952 Time, Gentlemen, Please!
Lionel Batts
 1952 Angels One Five
Station Personnel: Sentry.
 1951 The Magic Box
Industry Man
 1951 High Treason
Announcer at Music Club (uncredited)
 1951 The Concert (TV Movie)
Hugo Partridge
 1951 Home to Danger
Lips Leonard
 1951 Treasure Island (TV Series)
Black Dog
 1951 The Browning Version
Carstairs
 1951 The Franchise Affair
Bernard Chadwick
 1950 Cairo Road
Ship's Lieutenant
 1950 Last Holiday
Travel Agent (uncredited)
 1950 Chance of a Lifetime
Xenobian
 1949 Private Angelo (uncredited)
 1949 Forbidden
Pete
 1948 Vice Versa
Chawner
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Soldier in Pub (uncredited)
 1945 Dead of Night
Fred - Barman in 'Golfing Story' Segment (uncredited)
 1944 Man of Evil
Young Client At 'The Shades' (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Rodney Ackland's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment", at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, England with John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Audrey Fildes, Jessie Evans, Sebastian Cabot, Ferdy Mayne, Rosalind Atkinson and Peter Ustinov in the cast. Anthony Quayle was the director. See more »
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Trivia:

Prior to the broadcast debut of The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981), he filmed an "introduction" sequence which was used for a test-screening of episode 1. This is the only time he appeared on-screen in the Hitch Hiker's series. The video is included as a supplement on the DVD release. See more »

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