Biography 2 – T.V
Came to appear in the Yorkshire area in the late 1960’s for only a week. His following week in the Manchester area fell through, so, stuck in digs with no work, young wife and son at home to support, house on mortgage car on HP. After hearing him sing, the president of the concert secretaries association ‘Len Hobson’ ticked all the clubs in the OC club magazine saying ‘Ring all them Lad, tell em as I said tha’s areet.
He soon established himself on the Yorkshire club scene. He appeared at the World Famous Batley Variety Club, and according to reviews at the time ‘ Took Yorkshire clubland by Storm ‘ so much so, he brought his young family to live in Sheffield and has made it his base ever since.
He started acting with Granada and Yorkshire television about the same time and has appeared in far too many series dramas and shows to name here. Just a few are:
Don Tyler in ‘The Amazing Mrs Pritchard’ for BBC TV
Claude Beasley in ‘Coronation St’ Granada TV
Farmer Bell in ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ BBC TV
Jose in ‘Auf Wiedersehen Pet’ Central TV
Jim in ‘The Wild West Show’ BBC TV
Frank in ‘England’s Greens and Peasant Land’ BBC TV written by our own Rita May
Gerard in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ BBC TV
Knight at the court of ‘King Lear’ played by the late great Sir Laurence Olivier, Granada TV