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Charles Stapley obituary

4 April 2011 4:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor known for his role as Ted Hope in Crossroads

An actor with a military bearing, Charles Stapley, who has died aged 85, was best known to television viewers as Ted Hope in the soap opera Crossroads. Ted was the retiring navy captain who arrived in the fictional village of Kings Oak in 1970, then wooed and married his namesake, Tish Hope (Joy Andrews). Together, they ran the antiques shop The Hope Chest, but Ted's philandering ways led him to have numerous affairs. Stapley remained in the serial, on and off, until he was written out in 1979, after Ted had a fling with an American psychiatrist's daughter.

Born in Ilford, Essex, Stapley attended Ilford county high school until his family moved to Portslade, East Sussex, and he was educated at Brighton and Hove grammar school. His father worked for the Blue Circle cement company, in London. During the second world war, they were evacuated to Waunfawr, »

- Anthony Hayward

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