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Bill Pertwee (1926–2013)


Bill Pertwee was born on July 21, 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England as William Desmond Anthony Pertwee. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), Dad's Army (1971) and Two in Clover (1969). He was married to Marion Pertwee. He died on May 27, 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Dad's Army
Dad's Army Chief Warden Hodges
(1968-1977)
Dad's Army
Dad's Army Hodges
(1971)
Two in Clover
Two in Clover Policeman
(1969-1970)
Chance in a Million
Chance in a Million Sergeant Gough / Police Sergeant
(1984-1986)

Filmography

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 2012 Run for Your Wife
1stMan getting off bus
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
Arthur
- Getting up Steam (1994) ... Arthur
 1988-1993 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
P.C. Wilson
- Well, There You Are Then...! (1993) ... P.C. Wilson
- Fall of the House of Meldrum (1993) ... P.C. Wilson
- The Truth Revealed (1993) ... P.C. Wilson
- Come to the Ball (1993) ... P.C. Wilson
- Requiem for a Parrot (1993) ... P.C. Wilson
 1990 Fred the Steam Fugitive (TV Short)
Mr Jenkins
 1987 Edward and Friends (TV Series)
- Edward Joins the Band (1987) ... (voice)
- Edward Goes Jogging (1987) ... (voice)
- Edward Gets the Hiccups (1987) ... (voice)
- Boris Gets a Scooter (1987) ... (voice)
- Wilfred's Treasure (1987) ... (voice)
 1984-1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Sergeant Gough / Police Sergeant
- The Wedding (1986) ... Sergeant Gough
- The Once and Future Chance (1986) ... Sergeant Gough
- The Blessing (1986) ... Sergeant Gough
- Winning Streak (1986) ... Sergeant Gough
- And What Shall We Do for a Ring? (1986) ... Sergeant Gough
 1986 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Angry Camper
- It's Murder (1986) ... Angry Camper
 1984 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Sergeant Towers
 1982 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
Barman
- Dog in the Manger (1982) ... Barman
 1981 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Demob Centre Supervisor
- The Last Roll Call (1981) ... Demob Centre Supervisor
 1979-1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Lorry Driver / M.C
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Lorry Driver
- The Scarecrow Hop (1979) ... M.C
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie)
Park Official
 1978-1980 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
 1979 The Dawson Watch (TV Series)
Father
- Money (1979) ... Father
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Flash Harry Harrison
 1978 What's Up Superdoc!
Woodie
 1968-1977 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Chief Warden Hodges
- Never Too Old (1977) ... Chief Warden Hodges
- Number Engaged (1977) ... Chief Warden Hodges
- The Miser's Hoard (1977) ... Chief Warden Hodges
- Knights of Madness (1977) ... Chief Warden Hodges
- The Making of Private Pike (1977) ... Chief Warden Hodges
 1975-1977 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Drunken Cowboy / Shopkeeper / Tax Inspector / ...
- Episode #2.7 (1977) ... Drunken Cowboy / Shopkeeper
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Tax Inspector
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Police Sergeant
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Customs Official
 1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer
Husband with Javelin
 1974 Man About the House
Postman
 1973-1974 Frost's Weekly (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.7 (1974) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Various Characters
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Waiter
- Billy and the Long Lunch (1973) ... Waiter
 1973 Sykes (TV Series)
- Protest (1973)
 1973 Carry on Girls
Fire Chief
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour
Postman
 1973 Look, Mike Yarwood! (TV Series)
- Episode #3.2 (1973)
 1973 The Gordon Peters Show (TV Series)
Regular
- The Generation Gap (1973) ... Regular
 1972-1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.3 (1973)
- Episode #11.11 (1972)
- Episode #11.7 (1972)
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Birthday (1973)
 1973 The Death Wheelers
Publican
 1969-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Chief Warden Hodges - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... Chief Warden Hodges - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1970 (1970) ... Chief Warden Hodges - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... Chief Warden Hodges - Dad's Army segment
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- The Coming of the Kings (1972) ... Police Inspector
 1972 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
The Policeman
- Voodoo (1972) ... The Policeman
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Manager of Whippit Inn (scenes deleted)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Cockney Man (segment "Lust")
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Dustman
- Weavers to Wearers (1971) ... Dustman
 1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Mr. Duffy
- Housey Housey (1971) ... Mr. Duffy
 1971 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Crawford
- The Morning After the Night Before (1971) ... Mr. Crawford
 1971 Dad's Army
Hodges
 1970 Carry on Loving
Barman
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1970 Cribbins (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1970)
 1969-1970 Two in Clover (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... Policeman
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... Policeman
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... Policeman
- Episode #1.7 (1969) ... Policeman
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Policeman
 1969 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1969)
- Episode #2.5 (1969)
- Episode #2.3 (1969)
- Episode #2.1 (1969)
 1969 The Jimmy Logan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1969)
- Episode #1.5 (1969)
 1967 Beggar My Neighbour (TV Series)
Police Constable
- At Home on Saturday (1967) ... Police Constable
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- It Never Rains (1966)
 1958 Dick Whittington and His Cat (TV Movie)
King Rat
 1954 Fast and Loose (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1954)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Philip King's play, "See How They Run", at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Royce Mills, Maureen Lipman CBE, Simon Williams, Lionel Jeffries, John Alderton in the cast. Directed by Ray Cooney OBE. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Pertwee MBE

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

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 Doctor Who (1963) in 1970. At that point Bill had only been an entertainer for a couple of years, appearing in variety halls. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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