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Ronnie Marsh obituary

13 March 2013 9:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

My husband, Ronnie Marsh, who has died aged 92, had an excellent nose for what was good or bad in television drama. In 1955 he was recruited as an assistant floor manager in the BBC's light entertainment department. He progressed rapidly through the ranks, becoming a producer, with credits including the series My Pal Bob, What's My Line?, The Charlie Drake Show and Dixon of Dock Green, on which he had a long stint. It was during this formative period that we met in a caravan-cum-office in the car park of the newly completed scenery wing of Television Centre, in west London. We married in 1962.

In 1970, after a short spell as head of staff training, he was appointed head of drama serials. There, he was responsible for many Doctor Who episodes in the Jon Pertwee era, as well as War and Peace, The Lotus Eaters, Don't Forget to Write and The Brothers. »

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'Onedin Line' actor Peter Gilmore dies, aged 81

7 February 2013 11:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Peter Gilmore has died, aged 81.

The British actor was best known for his starring role in the BBC series The Onedin Line, which ran for 10 years from 1971.

[Peter Gilmore with Marianne Faithfull in 1975]

He passed away after a long illness at a London hospice.

Gilmore was born in Germany in 1931, before moving to the UK at the age of 6.

He was described as "a gentle man and a gentleman" by his Onedin Line co-star Jessica Benton.

She said: "The Onedin Line was a very happy, long-running series to be involved in and that was all credit to Peter because he made it so. We all became very close friends over the years and had a lot of fun. We sorely miss him."

Gilmore's agent Primie Carey said: "On behalf of his wife Anne and Peter's family I would like to thank those who have sent their kind thoughts and condolences."

[Peter Gilmore with Anne Stallybrass in 1996]

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Peter Gilmore obituary

7 February 2013 8:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for his role as the rugged and handsome captain in The Onedin Line

James Onedin, the protagonist of the long-running BBC television series The Onedin Line, gained his splendid name from a sea nymph. After the programme's creator, Cyril Abraham, had read about mythological figure Ondine, he transposed the "e", thus making her a man. And what a man: Peter Gilmore, who played Onedin in 91 episodes from 1971 to 1980, had tousled hair, flinty eyes, hollow cheeks, mutton-chop sideburns racing across his cheek, lips pulled severely down, chin thrust indomitably forward to face down the brewing gale. He has died aged 81.

The sea captain did not so much talk as emit salty barks that brooked no demur. In 1972, while filming, Gilmore was buzzed by speedboats from the Royal Naval College. Still in character as Onedin, he yelled irascibly at the tyro sailors: "Taxpayers' money! Where are your guns? What »

- Stuart Jeffries

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Peter Gilmore obituary

7 February 2013 8:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for his role as the rugged and handsome captain in The Onedin Line

James Onedin, the protagonist of the long-running BBC television series The Onedin Line, gained his splendid name from a sea nymph. After the programme's creator, Cyril Abraham, had read about mythological figure Ondine, he transposed the "e", thus making her a man. And what a man: Peter Gilmore, who played Onedin in 91 episodes from 1971 to 1980, had tousled hair, flinty eyes, hollow cheeks, mutton-chop sideburns racing across his cheek, lips pulled severely down, chin thrust indomitably forward to face down the brewing gale. He has died aged 81.

The sea captain did not so much talk as emit salty barks that brooked no demur. In 1972, while filming, Gilmore was buzzed by speedboats from the Royal Naval College. Still in character as Onedin, he yelled irascibly at the tyro sailors: "Taxpayers' money! Where are your guns? What »

- Stuart Jeffries

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R.I.P. Peter Gilmore

7 February 2013 12:43 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Gilmore, an actor who appeared in a number of the UK’s top TV dramas in the 1970s and 80s as well as the Carry On series of film comedies, has died at the Trinity Hospice in London after a long illness. He was 81 and died February 3. He is perhaps best known as James Onedin in the BBC series The Onedin Line that aired from 1971 to 1980. Set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886, it followed the rise of a shipping line named after its owner and his family. Gilmore starred in 91 episodes and Anne Stallybrass, whom he later married, played his wife in the series. He also appeared in Doctor Who, The Persuaders!, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Heartbeat. Born in Leipzig in 1931, Gilmore came to the UK at the age of six and was raised in Yorkshire. He left school at 14 to follow his dream of becoming an actor. In 1958 he »

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Richard Hammond's favourite TV

4 January 2013 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hamster talks us through his preferred viewing habits, from Strictly and Breaking Bad to Daisy Duke's shorts

Unmissable show?

There's plenty that's unmissable but that's because I have no choice in the matter whatsoever! Every week has to have Strictly Come Dancing, with my wife and daughters offering hard critiques of them as they go. They prefer that to The X Factor but occasionally they stray into that as well. Then it's I'm A Celebrity [whispers] which I actually quite like.

Box set?

I was working in the States last year and the crew I was working with were going on about something called Breaking Bad. I'd never heard of it but then they sent me season one which I watched on the plane. Completely gripped. If I were to get season two I might, for the first time in my life, lock myself away with a bowl of nachos. »

- Gwilym Mumford

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