Stars in Battledress, Ulverscroft Large Print Books, ISBN 0708987176
Bill Pertwee MBE
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Did You Know?
Things began to disintegrate in the later 1950s. It was when we stopped communicating with each other. The wealth roller-coaster of the 1980s made it worse. It's a great country, but we've lost our way a bit.
In 1957, he wrote to BBC director/producer Richard Afton
hoping for his big TV break. In the letter, he mentioned his cousin, actor Jon Pertwee
, who became a star of the hit radio comedy "The Navy Lark" before taking on the title role in
in 1970. At that point Bill had only been an entertainer for a couple of years, appearing in variety halls.