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1. Alec Douglas-Home

Self | Reputations

First elected to the House of Commons in 1931, served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neville Chamberlain (1935-40). He lost his seat in the Labour Party landslide of 1945 and regained it at the next election. But his father the 13th Earl died in 1951, just a year after Alec regained his seat...

2. Cedric Hardwicke

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...

3. Chris Mullin

Writer | Secret State

This Journalist and author, who studied law at the University of Hull has been MP for Sunderland South since 1987.

His books include the novels: "A Very British Coup" (1982), "The Last Man Out of Saigon" (1986), and "The Year of the Fire Monkey" (1991) as well as the non fiction "Error of judgement ...

4. Cyril Smith

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Sir Cyril Smith was Liberal Party MP for Rochdale from 1972 until retiring in 1992.

Smith won the seat of Rochdale at the 1972 by-election with a large swing from Labour to the Liberals, the final tally giving Smith a majority of 5,171. He won the seat on five further occasions. In June 1975 Smith ...

5. David Attenborough

Self | Blue Planet II

Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...

6. David Bowes-Lyon

David Bowes-Lyon was the sixth son of the ten children of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. His elder sister became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

He was at the Ministry of Economic Warfare in 1940 before moving to the British Embassy in Washington between 1942 and ...

7. Duke of Windsor

Writer | A King's Story

Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born on June 23, 1894. He was the son of the future King George V and Queen Mary. He was in the army and was an uncrowned King for a little under a year after the death of his father in 1936. In the early 30s he met an American divorcee...

8. Humphrey Lyttelton

Soundtrack | It's Great to Be Young!

Humph was born on May 23, 1921 in Eton College school, where his father was a housemaster and so he later attended England's most famous public school. During the War, he was an officer in the Grenadier Guards. After discharge, studied for two years at Camberwell Art School. But his love affair ...

9. John Brabourne

Producer | Romeo and Juliet

A director of Thames Television, Euston Films and Thorn EMI, John Brabourne's entrepreneurial skills were crucial to creating some major successes in the British cinema. In the sixties he produced two celebrated Shakespeare adaptations, the film of Othello (1965) starring Laurence Olivier and ...

10. John Landy

Self | Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story

Born in Melbourne on 12th April, 1930. He was educated at Malvern Grammar School, Geelong Grammar and The University of Melbourne, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree in 1954. That year he was expected to be the first person to run a sub-four-minute-mile. He was beaten to...

11. John Thomas Scopes

Self | To Tell the Truth

A teacher in Tennessee, by teaching a theory of evolution he fell foul of the state's education laws. His subsequent trial ("The Scopes Monkey Trial") was the inspiration for the play and the film Inherit the Wind (1960), remade for TV by NBC in 1965. In both versions Dick York played the Scopes ...

12. Julie Goodyear

Actress | Coronation Street

Julie's father walked out on the family soon after Julie's birth, Julie took stepfather Bill Goodyear's name. Most famous as Bet Lynch, barmaid landlady of Coronation Street (1960), her stepfather was a publican, and she served behind his bar, The Bay House in Haywood, to raise money for her ...

13. Justin Lee Collins

Actor | The Hatching

Justin Lee 'JLC' Collins is a multi award winning documentary and television presenter known for his long hair and colorful appearance. Born and raised in Bristol, England Justin has a recognizable west country accent. Justin was raised by his father Danny a freelance electrician and his mother ...

14. Kaiser Wilhelm II

Self | Gewalt gegen Recht

Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He ...

15. Kenneth Horne

Actor | This Is the BBC

Probably best known for his radio shows of the 1960s. "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the Horne" broke away from staid formulaic comedy shows. The anarchic and risqué sketches pushed censorship to the limits, the collection of writers and performers trained here paved the way to let TV audiences see ...

16. Klaus von Dohnanyi

Self | Das Mädchen - Was geschah mit Elisabeth K.?

Dr von Dohnanyi was born 23 June 1928 in Hamburg. He is a German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD)and is the son of Hans von Dohnanyi and Christine Bonhoeffer, and thus a nephew of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

After studying law at the universities of Munich, Columbia, Stanford ...

17. Ole von Beust

Self | Die Elbphilharmonie - von der Vision zur Wirklichkeit

In 1973 von Beust first entered the Hamburg State Legislature (the "Bürgerschaft") as a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He left in 1975 to start studying law.

On 31 October 2001 he became Prime Minister of the State of Hamburg, although the City-State calls the post ...

18. Patrick Campbell

Writer | The Avengers

He was born in Dublin and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford. During the Second World War, he served in the navy, and afterward worked on the Irish Times (using the pseudonym, "Quidnunc"), Sunday Dispatch and Sunday Times. His books, mostly humorous, included Life in Thin Slices (1954) and How to...

19. Paul Eddington

Actor | Yes, Prime Minister

Paul Eddington was a tall, debonair actor who achieved international success in the 1970s with Good Neighbors (1975), a popular television series about a young couple farming their backyard in a London suburb. He played the supporting role of neighbor Jerry Leadbetter. It was the hit comedy series ...

20. Tod Slaughter

Actor | Crimes at the Dark House

Tod Slaughter took to the stage in 1905 and made a name for himself as the star villain of numerous Victorian melodramas which he toured around England. Many of these were filmed cheaply in the 30s and 40s by quota-quickie tzar George King. His ham performances are perfectly suited to the material ...

21. Tony Benn

Self | UK General Election

Tony Benn is the son, grandson and father of MPs, he retired from the House of Commons in May 2001, after fifty years in Parliament making him the longest serving Labour MP in the history of the party. His service in the House of Commons was not continuous: he lost his Bristol seat in 1983 and was ...

22. W.G. Foxley

Actor | Battle of Britain

An RAF navigator who survived a 1944 bomber crash, Foxley was burned afterwards, trying to save a comrade; he lost his fingers, his right eye, and underwent some 40 surgeries.


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