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Tony Melody (1922–2008)

Tony Melody played character parts in many of Britain's most popular TV shows, including Coronation Street (1960), Emmerdale (1972) and Last of the Summer Wine (1973). For 15 years he played the neighbour, Mr. Higginbottom, in The Clitheroe Kid on BBC radio. Melody's long, hangdog face also earned him comedy cameos in Steptoe and Son (1962), ... See full bio »

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 1983-2003 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Landlord / Sid
- The Second Husband and the Showgirls (2003) ... Landlord
- Getting Sam Home (1983) ... Sid (voice, uncredited)
 2002 A Good Thief (TV Movie)
Alfie
 2002 Shipman (TV Movie)
Len Fallows
 1965-2000 Coronation Street (TV Series)
MC / Taxi Driver
- Episode #1.4857 (2000) ... MC
- Episode #1.521 (1965) ... Taxi Driver
 1999 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Hughie Burridge
- Flesh and Blood (1999) ... Hughie Burridge
 1999 City Central (TV Series)
Jed Creirand
- The Killing Moon (1999) ... Jed Creirand
 1997 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Nev's friend
- Episode #2.2 (1997) ... Nev's friend
 1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Harold Lapping
- An Advancement of Learning (1996) ... Harold Lapping
 1995 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Walter Openshaw
- We're All Allies Really (1995) ... Walter Openshaw
 1994 Casualty (TV Series)
Brian Miller
- The Facts of Life (1994) ... Brian Miller
 1994 New Voices (TV Series)
- The Quiet Lifer (1994)
 1993 Demob (TV Series)
Mr. Parsons
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Mr. Parsons
 1993 Love and Reason (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993)
- Episode #1.2 (1993)
- Episode #1.1 (1993)
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini-Series)
Cecil E Jenkingson
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Cecil E Jenkingson
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Cecil E Jenkingson
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Saggers
- Rumpole and the Family Pride (1992) ... Saggers
 1992 Moon and Son (TV Series)
Bill Atley
- Where No Birds Sing (1992) ... Bill Atley
 1991 Plaza Patrol (TV Series)
Les
- Lilac Time (1991) ... Les
 1991 Fiddlers Three (TV Series)
Jack
 1991 Billy Webb's Amazing Story (TV Series)
Mr. Hardwood
- Part One (1991) ... Mr. Hardwood
 1990 Missing Persons (TV Movie)
Robert Wainthropp
 1990 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Horace
- Hotrod Horace (1990) ... Horace
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
- All in a Day's Pork (1989) ... Mr. Brown
 1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Mr. Skipton
- The Call of the Wild (1989) ... Mr. Skipton
 1988 The Nature of the Beast
Chunder
 1987 Pretorius
Huizinga
 1986-1987 Jossy's Giants (TV Series)
Dave Sharkey
- Perfect Match (1987) ... Dave Sharkey
- A Question of Sports (1987) ... Dave Sharkey
- The Glipton Romeos (1987) ... Dave Sharkey
- Foul Play (1986) ... Dave Sharkey
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
- On the Palm (1987)
 1985 The Winning Streak (TV Mini-Series)
Matt Hutton
- Hot Prospects (1985) ... Matt Hutton
- Local Hero (1985) ... Matt Hutton
 1985 Turtle Diary
Garage Attendant with Bucket
 1985 Mr. Love
Ferris
 1984 The Hello Goodbye Man (TV Series)
Mr. Bulstrode
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mr. Bulstrode
 1983 No Excuses (TV Series)
Dad
- They're Onto Us (1983) ... Dad
 1983 Let There Be Love (TV Series)
Steven
- Crime and Punishment (1983) ... Steven
 1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1983 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
Horace
- None Shall Sleep (1983) ... Horace
 1982 Walter (TV Movie)
Mr. Hingley
 1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Mr. Morris
- Trials (1982) ... Mr. Morris
 1981 The Incredible Mr Tanner (TV Series)
Archie
- The House Hunters (1981) ... Archie
- The Wallet (1981) ... Archie
- The Better Half (1981) ... Archie
- The Magic Lantern (1981) ... Archie
- The Good Samaritan (1981) ... Archie
 1972-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Harry / Detective / Leslie / ...
- The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) ... Harry
- Baby Love (1974) ... Detective
- Mummy and Daddy (1973) ... Leslie
- Better Than the Movies (1972) ... Official receiver
 1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie)
Kimsey
 1980 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Rodney Maskell
- Shot Gun (1980) ... Rodney Maskell
 1980 The Nesbitts Are Coming (TV Series)
Station Sergeant Billy Machin
- Moving Day (1980) ... Station Sergeant Billy Machin
- Look on the Black Side (1980) ... Station Sergeant Billy Machin
- Race Day (1980) ... Station Sergeant Billy Machin
- The Big Job (1980) ... Station Sergeant Billy Machin
- It's All a Game (1980) ... Station Sergeant Billy Machin
 1979 Yanks
Mr. Jim Moreton
 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
Colour Sergeant Arnold
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Colour Sergeant Arnold
 1979 Strangers (TV Series)
Joe Revell
- Marriages, Deaths and Births (1979) ... Joe Revell
 1978 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Ernest Groves
- Days of Beer and Rosie (1978) ... Ernest Groves
 1978 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Chris
- The One and Only Buster Barnes (1978) ... Chris
 1977 The Stick Up
First Policeman
 1977 The Cost of Loving (TV Series)
Jack Baynes
- The Human Element (1977) ... Jack Baynes
 1975 Rule Britannia! (TV Series)
George Bradshaw
- Episode #1.7 (1975) ... George Bradshaw
- The Lost Weekend (1975) ... George Bradshaw
- All My Sins Remembered (1975) ... George Bradshaw
- You Can't Take It with You (1975) ... George Bradshaw
- Sauce for the Goose (1975) ... George Bradshaw
 1975 Down the 'Gate (TV Series)
Len Peacock (Series 1) (1975)
 1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sammy Dayton
- By the Book (1975) ... Sammy Dayton
 1975 Sadie, It's Cold Outside (TV Series)
Bob
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Bob
 1974 Bless This House (TV Series)
Owen
- The Gypsy's Warning (1974) ... Owen
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Steve Morris
- Episode #1.80 (1974) ... Steve Morris
- Episode #1.79 (1974) ... Steve Morris
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Charlie Thompson
- Under Suspicion (1974) ... Charlie Thompson
 1974 My Name Is Harry Worth (TV Series)
Mr. Veryl
- High-Pitched Buzzing (1974) ... Mr. Veryl
 1974 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Cliff Maclean
- Mary, Mary (1974) ... Cliff Maclean
 1974 Barlow (TV Series)
Roger Tober
- Hit (1974) ... Roger Tober
 1973 Oranges & Lemons (TV Series)
Joe Sewell
- Brotherly Love (1973) ... Joe Sewell
 1970-1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Tom / Jack Scott
- Katapult (1973) ... Tom
- Roll on Four O'Clock (1970) ... Jack Scott
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Walter Unwin
- Family Feelings (1973) ... Walter Unwin
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1973)
 1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Brazendale
- Operation Watchdog (1973) ... Brazendale
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Stan Truscott
- Two Tame Oats (1973) ... Stan Truscott
 1972 Home and Away (TV Series)
Godfrey
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
Harry
- Horse and Carriage (1972) ... Harry
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Charles Change
- Papa Charlie (1972) ... Charles Change
 1972 The Hole in the Wall (TV Series)
Viney
- Part 6 (1972) ... Viney
- Part 5 (1972) ... Viney
- Part 4 (1972) ... Viney
- Part 3 (1972) ... Viney
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Milkman
- Football (1972) ... Milkman
 1972 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Nicholas Martin (1983) / Jed Outhwaite (1998)
 1971 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Rescue Soldier
- Episode #6.4 (1971) ... Rescue Soldier
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Concorde (1971)
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Milkman
- Come Dancing (1970) ... Milkman
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Gas Man / Policeman
- Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You (1970) ... Gas Man
- Last Tribute (1970) ... Policeman
 1970 That's Your Funeral (TV Series)
Policeman
- Last Tribute (1970) ... Policeman
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Post office man
- Nothing Personal (1969) ... Post office man
 1969 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
Henry Barrell
- The Fixer (1969) ... Henry Barrell
 1964-1968 Just Jimmy (TV Series)
 1965 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Electrician
- The Old One Two (1965) ... Electrician
- Mannequin Parade (1965) ... Electrician
 1957 Be Soon (TV Series)
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