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Peter Benson (I) (1943–2018)


Peter Benson played the funeral director Scripps in all of the show's 18 series from 1992 to 2010 a role perhaps which he is most likely to be remembered for. His character also ran a garage in the fictional town of Aidensfield and often got involved in disastrous money-making schemes with Claude Greengrass (Bill Maynard) and half-brother Vernon ... See full bio »

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(age 75)

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Known For

Trinity Tales
Trinity Tales Reuben
(1975)
A Touch of Frost
A Touch of Frost Bernard / Bernard Elliott
(1994-1999)
Heartbeat
Heartbeat Bernie Scripps
(1995-2009)

Filmography

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 2011-2013 Casualty (TV Series)
Trevor Lambert / Stan Law
- Secrets and Lies (2013) ... Trevor Lambert
- Memory Games (2011) ... Stan Law
 1995-2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Bernie Scripps
- Sweet Sorrow (2009) ... Bernie Scripps
- Pass the Parcel (2009) ... Bernie Scripps
- The Open Door (2009) ... Bernie Scripps
- My One and Only (2009) ... Bernie Scripps
- Jobs for the Boys (2009) ... Bernie Scripps
 2006 Pigeon Post (Short)
Taxi Driver
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Bernie Scripps
- Immediate Care (2003) ... Bernie Scripps
 1994-1999 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Bernard / Bernard Elliott
- Private Lives (1999) ... Bernard
- Widows and Orphans (1994) ... Bernard Elliott
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
1st Architect
- Part 2 (1998) ... 1st Architect
- Part 1 (1998) ... 1st Architect
 1989-1996 The Bill (TV Series)
Don Letts / Richard Martindale / Eyes / ...
- Bits and Pieces (1996) ... Don Letts
- Blackout (1994) ... Richard Martindale
- High Hopes and Low Life (1993) ... Eyes
- Unsocial Hours (1990) ... Johnny
- Tom Tiddler's Ground (1989) ... Park Officer
 1995 The Chief (TV Series)
Arthur Dolland
- Episode #5.5 (1995) ... Arthur Dolland
 1995 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Terry Alston
- Coming Out (1995) ... Terry Alston
 1994 Requiem Apache (TV Movie)
Priest
 1994 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mr. Murdoch
- Episode #1.3720 (1994) ... Mr. Murdoch
- Episode #1.3719 (1994) ... Mr. Murdoch
 1993 Scarlet and Black (TV Mini-Series)
Monsieur de Moirod
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Monsieur de Moirod
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Peter Farquar
- Ducking and Diving (1993) ... Peter Farquar
 1993 Paul Merton: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1993)
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Walter 'The Wally' Wilkinson
- Rumpole and the Family Pride (1992) ... Walter 'The Wally' Wilkinson
 1992 Nice Town (TV Mini-Series)
Gerald
- Unto Us a Child Is Born (1992) ... Gerald
 1992 Boys from the Bush (TV Series)
Albert
- If England Means as Much to You (1992) ... Albert
- There'll Always Be an England (1992) ... Albert
- Our Rellos (1992) ... Albert
 1992 Jeeves and Wooster (TV Series)
Mr. Rowbotham
 1985-1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Dr. Gares / Peggram
- The Count of Solar (1992) ... Dr. Gares
- The Burston Rebellion (1985) ... Peggram
 1991 Specials (TV Series)
Piggott
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Piggott
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Huber
- My Fair Daisy (1991) ... Huber
 1988-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Bernard Wain
- Food for Thought (1990) ... Bernard Wain
- The Salt of the Earth (1988) ... Bernard Wain
 1989 Hit the Pitch (TV Movie)
Hector
 1987 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Rev. Binny
- How to Live Well on Nothing a Year (1987) ... Rev. Binny
 1987 A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (TV Series)
Perkins
- Have His Carcase: Episode Four (1987) ... Perkins
- Have His Carcase: Episode Three (1987) ... Perkins
- Have His Carcase: Episode One (1987) ... Perkins
 1985-1986 Albion Market (TV Series)
Larry Rigg
- Episode #1.80 (1986) ... Larry Rigg
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Larry Rigg
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Larry Rigg
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Larry Rigg
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Larry Rigg
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Dad
- Kisses on the Bottom (1985) ... Dad
 1984 Tenko (TV Series)
Jim
- Episode #3.8 (1984) ... Jim
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Captain Jitters
- Airplane Atkins (1984) ... Captain Jitters
 1983 Events in a Museum (TV Movie)
Timothy Leeward
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Henry VII
- The Foretelling (1983) ... Henry VII
 1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Bor
- Terminus: Part Four (1983) ... Bor
- Terminus: Part Three (1983) ... Bor
- Terminus: Part Two (1983) ... Bor
 1983 Live from Pebble Mill (TV Series)
Sniffer
- The Battle of Waterloo (1983) ... Sniffer
 1983 Richard III (TV Movie)
King Henry VI
 1983 The Third Part of Henry the Sixth (TV Movie)
Henry VI
 1983 The Second Part of Henry the Sixth (TV Movie)
King Henry VI
 1983 The First Part of Henry the Sixth (TV Movie)
King Henry VI
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Lenny
- A Pocketful of Dreams (1982) ... Lenny
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Gaspare Pato
- Part 9 (1981) ... Gaspare Pato
- Part 8 (1981) ... Gaspare Pato
- Part 7 (1981) ... Gaspare Pato
- Part 6 (1981) ... Gaspare Pato
- Part 5 (1981) ... Gaspare Pato
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Wopsle
- Episode Seven (1981) ... Mr. Wopsle
- Episode Three (1981) ... Mr. Wopsle
- Episode Two: Part 2 (1981) ... Mr. Wopsle
- Episode One (1981) ... Mr. Wopsle
 1981 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Clown's Servant
 1981 The Little World of Don Camillo (TV Series)
Straziami
- Part 5 (1981) ... Straziami
 1980 Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn (TV Series)
Jack Corder
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Jack Corder
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Jack Corder
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Jack Corder
 1980 Hawk the Slayer
Black Wizard
 1980 The Good Companions (TV Mini-Series)
Willy
- Miss Trant Pays the Bill (1980) ... Willy
 1980 The Enigma Files (TV Series)
Mr. Borrit
- Why Don't They Tell You These Things? (1980) ... Mr. Borrit
 1980 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (TV Movie)
Second Gravedigger
 1980 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
Berl
 1980 Company and Co (TV Series)
Nigel
- In Concert (1980) ... Nigel
 1979 Tess
Religious Fanatic
 1978 The Great Train Robbery
Station Despatcher
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arnold
- Night People (1978) ... Arnold
 1978 The Sailor's Return
Charlie Nye
 1978 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Spanish waiter
- Napooh... Toodle-oo (1978) ... Spanish waiter
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Phipps
- The Living Record (1978) ... Phipps
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Blondel
- The Flowers Are Silent (1978) ... Blondel
- Bolt from the Blue (1978) ... Blondel
- When Cage-Birds Sing (1978) ... Blondel
 1978 The Shout
Harry the Shepherd
 1977 Esther Waters (TV Series)
Patient
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Patient
 1975 Trinity Tales (TV Series)
Reuben
- The Wife of Batley's Tale (1975) ... Reuben
- The Joiner's Tale (1975) ... Reuben
- The Judy's Tale (1975) ... Reuben
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Robert Hooke, MA
- A Bill of Mortality (1975) ... Robert Hooke, MA
 1975 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Mack
- Waiting at the Field Gate (1975) ... Mack
 1974 What Next? (TV Movie)
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Brander
 1969 Putney Swope
Mr. Jingle
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Star Sign:

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