Played various roles, but mainly "Chief Petty Officer Pertwee" in the BBC Radio program "The Navy Lark". When it came to an end, it was the longest-running comedy in British radio history, although that mantle has since been taken over by "Week Ending". The program was specifically built around Pertwee by scriptwriter Lawrie
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(Concerning the inevitability of his career which he felt later on may have played against him) Because it was the family business I never had to struggle to join it I took it for granted which is maybe why I've never taken it seriously enough.
He was a friend of the osteopath Stephen Ward, a key figure in the John Profumo
political scandal in the UK in the early 1960s. Although Ward's reputation was destroyed by the scandal and he committed suicide, Pertwee defended his friend's reputation until his dying day. Ward was the subject of the film Scandal
(1989) and a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Multitude of comedic voices
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