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One of those very familiar TV faces, character actor Glynn Edwards is easily best known for his long running role as Dave the barman in Minder but was a regular on TV from the early sixties onwards. Other prominent roles included George Harbottle in soap The Newcomers in the mid sixties and a strong performance in the final two seasons of The Main Chance as David Main’s investigator Walter Clegg.

Edwards’ first wife was comedy legend Yootha Joyce and trivia fans might like to note that he was born in Malaya and apparently once worked in Trinidad as a Ssugar Farmer.

Born 2 February 1931. He is occasionally billed as Glyn with just the one N.

TV

1961: Sir Francis Drake: The Lost Colony of Virginia as Martin Armstrong
1962: BBC Sunday-Night Play: Behind the Line (1962) as Bromsgrove
1962: Sir Francis Drake: Gentlemen of Spain as Martin
1962: Sir Francis Drake: The Gypsies as Will Martin
1962: Sir Francis Drake: The Doughty Plot as Martin
1963: Dixon of Dock Green: The End of the Trail as Jackie Silver
1963: Dixon of Dock Green: Before the Ball as Jackie Silver
1963: No Hiding Place: Pillar to Post as Jim Craig
1963: The Sentimental Agent: Meet My Son, Henry as Darrin
1963: The Human Jungle: The Two-Edged Sword as Albert Stokes
1964: Dixon of Dock Green: A Scrap of Paint as Jim Pike
1964: Espionage: Once a Spyas as 1st Surveillance man
1964: Dixon of Dock Green: The Home Builders as Bob Powell
1964: No Hiding Place: Who Takes the Blame? as Sgt. Dan Beynon
1964: Z Cars: First Foot as Mr. Cooper
1964: Z Cars: You Get All Kinds as Mr. Aldiss
1964: Redcap: A Town Called Love as Sgt. Coulter
1964: Diary of a Young Man (Series) as PC Jim / Prison Officer
1964: Cluff: The Amorous Builder (1964) as Bruce Butcher
1964: Madame Bovary (Series) as Charles Bovary
1964: The Protectors: The Stamp Collection as Farrell
1965: Public Eye: Dig You Later (1965) as Inspector Barry
1965: The Wednesday Play: 3 Clear Sundays as Prison Officer Johnson
1965-1966: The Newcomers (Series) as George Harbottle
1965: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Series) as Pablo
1965: R3: Good Clean Fun as Plowden
1965: Jury Room: The Lady and the Axe as Counsel for the Defence
1965: Undermind: Flowers of Havoc as Charles Ogilvie
1965: The Villains: A Joker for Your Button Hole as Sam Garland
1966: Dixon of Dock Green: Fire, Sleet and Candlelight as Tysack
1966: Softly Softly: Find the Lady as Jim Kennedy
1966: The Baron: The Maze as Det. Insp. Walsh
1966: Drama ’66: Conduct to the Prejudice as Rsm. Lythgoe
1966: ITV Sunday Night Drama: Four Triumphant: St Andrew as Sirius
1966: Mogul: Happy Landings as Ted Edwards
1966: Armchair Theatre: Dead Silence as Bob Bedford
1966: King of the River: Foreign Invasion as Jack Elliot
1967: Dial M for Murder (Play)
1967: ITV Summer Playhouse: A Brand New Scrubbing Brush as Cyril Lester
1967: The Saint: The Gadget Lovers as Igor
1967: The Wednesday Play: An Officer of the Court as Bernie the Tweedler
1967: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Haven’t You People Got Homes? as George Blackwell
1968: Mr. Rose: The Bogey Man as DS Willis
1968: Dixon of Dock Green: Suspended as Chief Insp. Jamieson
1968: Dixon of Dock Green: Nightmare as David Caley
1968: The Saint: The Organisation Man as Leander
1968: Detective: Crime of Passion as Detective Chief Inspector Dew
1968: Middlemarch: The Husbands as Busker
1968: The First Lady: Worked Out as Jack Haynes
1968: Spindoe (Series) as Billy Humphries
1968: Half Hour Story: Natural Justice as Lags as Glyn Edwards
1968: Softly Softly: Major Incident as Fisk
1969: Parkin’s Patch: A Pair of Good Shoes as Dan Ashworth
1969: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Nice Cool Pad in the Sky as George Harris
1969: Dixon of Dock Green: End of a Copper as Det. Sgt. Frank Harvey
1969: ITV Playhouse: Have You Any Washing, Mother Dear? as Arthur Bentwood
1969: Out of the Unknown: The Yellow Pill as Inspector Slinn
1969: Journey to the Unknown: Stranger in the Family as Brown
1969: The Avengers: The Interrogators as Blackie
1970: The Main Chance: The Best Legal System in the World as Len Smith
1970: Softly Softly: Task Force – Lessons as Mr. Vernon
1970: Big Brother: There’s Always a First Time as Det. Chief Supt. Gudge
1970: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Lilly: Part 2 as Mr. Armstrong
1970: Steptoe and Son: Steptoe and Son – and Son! as George
1970: Manhunt: Betrayal as Emile Boudin
1970: Harry Worth: Where There’s a Will (1970) as Jack Robson
1970: The Wednesday Play: The Season of the Witch (1970) as Mr. Bates
1971: Bless This House: For Whom the Bells Toll as Motor-Cycle Policeman
1971: Dixon of Dock Green: Jig-Saw as Chief Insp. Jamieson
1971: Softly Softly: Task Force – Better Than Doing Porridge as Principal Officer Madox
1971: Please Sir!: David and Goliath as Mr. Dix
1971: Please Sir!: A Rather Nasty Break as Mr. Dix
1971: The Persuaders! The Long Goodbye as Boris
1971: Public Eye: Who Wants to Be Told Bad News? (1971) as Alfred Bain
1972: Callan: Call Me Sir! as Trowbridge
1972: Crown Court: Regina v Bryant as Inspector Collins
1972-1975: The Main Chance (Series) as Walter Clegg
1972: Thirty Minutes Worth: Season 1 Episode 4
1973: Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries: The Inspiration of Mr. Budd (1973) as Detective Inspector
1973: Thirty Minutes Worth: Season 3 Episode 7
1973: Thirty Minutes Worth: Season 3 Episode 5
1973: Thirty Minutes Worth: Season 2 Episode 4 as 1st Guard
1973: Son of the Bride: Anything But the Truth as Cutler
1973: Thriller: A Place to Die as Lob
1973: Seven of One: One Man’s Meat as Police Sergeant
1973: ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Pleased to Meet You as Jim
1973: The Adventures of Black Beauty: Foul Play as Sergeant Brown
1974: Bless This House: The Policeman, the Paint and the Pirates as Police Sergeant
1974: Crown Court: Confine to Solitary: Part 1 as William Hogarth
1975: Man About the House: The Tender Trap as Chrissy’s Father
1975 The Dick Emery Show: Season 14 Episode 11
1975: Churchill’s People: On the Anvil (1975) as Curly
1976: Lucky Feller (Series) as Mr. Peake
1976: Hunter’s Walk: Not Me as Dr. Clark
1976: Dixon of Dock Green: Reunion as Det. Sgt. Cope
1976: Man About the Houe: Another Bride, Another Groom as Chrissy’s Father
1977: Target: Roadrunner as Dyer
1977: The Velvet Glove: Mother as George Glover
1977-1978 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (Series) as Mr. Pelham (3 appearances)
1977-1979: The Paper Lads (Series) as Jack Crawford
1978: Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (Series) as Mr. Lewis
1978: Everyday Maths: The Round Up (1978)
1978: Crown Court: Meeting Place: Part 1 as Victor Hardman
1979: You’re Only Young Twice: The Outing as Sgt. Wilmot
1979: The Professionals: Servant of Two Masters as Alfred Cole
1979-1994: Minder (Series) as Dave
1980: The Dick Emery Christmas Show: For Whom the Jingle Bells Toll as Bunce
1980: You’re Only Young Twice: Twas the Night Before Christmas as The Burglar
1980: Play for Today: The Adventures of Frank – Everybody’s Fiddling Something as Policeman
1980: Grundy: What You Don’t See, Ask For as Det. Sgt. Timms
1980: How’s Your Father?: Rag Week (1980) as Police Sergeant
1980: The Enigma Files: Why Don’t They Tell You These Things? as Chief Supt. Evans
1980: The History of Mr. Polly (Serial) as Mr. Rusper
1980: Bernie Season 2 Episode 2
1981: A Sharp Intake of Breath: Rear Window as Mr. Smith
1982: Legacy of Murder: Bang, Bang You’re Dead as Thug
1983: Sweet Sixteen: Season 1 Episode 1 as Mr. Barnicoat
1983: Jack of Diamonds (Series) as Reg
1983: Red Monarch (TV Movie) as Vlasek
1983: Hallelujah!: Mobile Canteen as Police Sergeant
1984: Letty (Serial) as Inspector William Jones
1986: Mixed Doubles: If at First You Don’t Succeed as Mr. McCoy

FILM

1957: The Heart Within as 1st Constable
1962: A Prize of Arms Uncredited role as breakdown truck crewman
1963: Sparrows Can’t Sing uncredited role as Charlie’s Friend
1963: The Hi-Jackers as Bluey
1964: Smokescreen as Inspector Wright
1964: Zulu as Cpl. Allen
1965: The Ipcress File as Police Station Sergeant
1967: Robbery as Squad Chief
1968 The Blood Beast Terror as Sergeant Allan
1968: The Bofors Gun as Sergeant-Major West
1970: Fragment of Fear as CID Superintendent
1971: Get Carter as Albert Swift
1972: Burke & Hare as Hare
1972 Under Milk Wood as Mr. Cherry Owen
1972: All Coppers Areas as Jock
1973: Shaft in Africa as Vanden
1974: 11 Harrowhouse as First Guard
1977: The Stick Up as First Roadblock Policeman
1978: The Playbirds as Chief Superintendent Holbourne
1979: Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair as Chief Inspector Evans
1980: Rising Damp as Cooper
1987: Out of Order as Barman
1988: The Seventh Sign as Newscaster

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The daughter of a British army captain and his Dutch wife, Googie Withers was sent to a convent school in London at the age of eight and then attended the Italia Conti dance and drama school. She had her first stage experience at the age of 13 and while appearing in cabaret two years later was spotted by a film producer and given a small part in The Girl in the Crowd (1934). There then began a string of stage appearances and. from the mid-Thirties, roles as darkly glamorous or seductively bitchy ladies in thrillers and comedies. At the height of her career she left Britain to live in Australia with her husband, the actor John McCallum. but returned to take the occasional film and television role. In the mid Seventies she was notably successful as the governor of a women’s prison in UK television series Within These Walls.

Daughter Joanna McCallum is also an actress. Googie’s real name was Georgette Lizette and her stage name Googie dates back to the childhood nickname given to her by her nanny.

Born 12 March 1917 in Karachi, in British India and Died 15 July 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

Googie Withers Within These Walls

TV
1953: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Public Prosecutor as Theresia Cabarrus
1954: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Deep Blue Sea as Hester Collier
1955: Rheingold Theatre: The Dark Lake as Laura
1958: Television World Theatre: Amphitryon as Alkmena
1971: Seasons of the Year: Court Circular Spring 1877 as Lady Rudge
1972: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Knightsbridge as Muriel Stokes
1972: ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Last Year’s Confetti as Rosalind Shpeherd
1972: Boney: Boney and the Reaper as Jane Loftus
1973: Boney: Boney Hunts a Murderess as Diana Thompson
1974: The Cherry Orchard
1974-1975: Within These Walls (Series) as Faye Boswell
1986: Screen Two: Time After Time as Leda Klein
1986: Screen Two: Hotel du Lac as Mrs Pusey
1987: Screen Two: Northanger Abbey as Mrs Allen
1988: Great Performances: Melba as Lady Armstrong
1989: Ending Up as Marigold

FILM
1935: The Girl in the Crowd as Sally
1935: The Love Test as Minnie
1935: Windfall as Dodie
1935: Her Last Affaire as Effie
1935: Dark World as Annie
1936: All at Sea as Daphne Tomkins
1936: She Knew What She Wanted as Dora
1936: Crown v. Stevens as Ella Levine
1936: Crime Over London as Miss Dupres
1936: Accused as Ninette Duval
1937: Action For Slander as Mary
1937: Pearls Bring Tears as Doreen
1937: The Green Cockatoo (uncredited role)
1937: Gaiety Girls as Miki
1938: Paid in Error as Jean Mason
1938: If I Were Boss as Pat
1938: Strange Boarders as Elsie
1938: Convict 99 as Lottie
1938: Queen of Crime as Lady Moya
1938: The Lady Vanishes as Blanche
1938: You’re The Doctor as Helen Firmstone
1939: Murder in the Night as Lola Matthews
1939: Trouble Brewing as Mary Brown
1939: The Amazing Mr Forrest as Alice Forrest
1940: She Couldn’t Say No as Dora
1940: Haunted Honeymoon as Polly
1940: Bulldog Sees It Through as Toots
1941: Jeannie as Laundry Girl
1942: Back-Room Boy as Bobbie
1942: One of Our Aircraft Is Missing as Jo de Vries
1943: The Silver Fleet as Helene van Leyden
1944: On Approval as Helen Hale
1944: They Came To A City as Alice
1945: Dead of Night as Joan Cortland
1945: Pink String and Sealing Wax as Pearl Bond
1947: The Many Loves of Joanna Godden as Joanna Godden
1947: It Always Rains on Sunday as Rose Sandigate
1948: Miranda as Clare Martin
1949: Once Upon A Dream as Carol Gilbert
1950: Night and the City as Helen Nosseross
1950: Traveller’s Joy as Bumble Pemlham
1951: White Corridors as Dr Sophie Dean
1951: Bikini Baby as Susan Foster (Googie was uncredited, appearing as an actress in a clip within the movie)
1951: The Magic Box as Sitter in Bath Studio
1952: Derby Day as Betty Molly
1954: Devil on Horseback as Mrs Cadell
1956: Port of Escape ass Anne Stirling
1971: Nickel Queen as Meg Blake
1994: Country Life
1996: Shine

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Raised in Scotland and Cornwall, Robert Shaw was drawn to acting from an early age. Shaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and in 1949 debuted onstage at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon. From 1951 he appeared in (mostly) British films as a character actor, frequently playing heavies.

He attained international fame after appearing in From Russia with Love (1963), the second James Bond movie. His portrayal of a remorseless killer from S.P.E.C.T.R.E. gave Bond a true nemesis — and provided audiences with one of the most thrilling “train-fights” in film history. In 1967 Shaw received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966), which went on to capture Best Picture. In the mid 70s he suddenly became a highly paid star after his appearances in several blockbuster movies, including 1973’s The Sting (where he again played the heavy — this time opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford), 1975’s Jaws (as the shark-killer Quint) and 1977’s The Deep (opposite a scantily-clad Jacqueline Bisset).

He wrote several novels, including “The Man in the Glass Booth” (1967), which was later adapted into a play, and in 1975 made into a film. His novel “The Hiding Place” (1959) was the source material for the screen comedy Situation Hopeless — But Not Serious (1965).

Shaw was born in West Houghton, England, on August 29, 1927. He died of a heart attack at age 51 in Ireland.

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Actress Gillian Wray scored her biggest roles in 1968 Gazette and it’s even more popular spin-off Hadleigh. She had guest roles in quite a few shows during the 1960’s but dropped out of acting in the early 1970’s. She has been married for many years to fellow actor Tim Preece.

TV

1964: Crossroads (Series) as Eleanor Chase
1965: A Slight Case Of… Opium
1965: Meet The Wife: The Pain as The Nurse
1966: Hugh and I: Night Life
1966: Hugh and I: With a Pinch of Salt
1966: Armchair Theatre: Barrett Keller – His Mark as Susie
1966: Public Eye: You Can Keep The Medal as Heather
1967: The Dick Emery Show Season 6 Episode 1
1967: No Hiding Place: New Faces for Old as Nurse O’Day
1967: Champion House: The Suggestion Box as Elaine
1967: Z Cars: It’s Easy Once You Know How Parts 1 and 2 as Dot Mitchell
1968: Softly Softly: Identity Unknown as Peggy Williams
1968: Vendetta: The Innocent Man as Anna Maria Reill
1968: Gazette (Series) as Susan Jackson
1969: Hadleigh (Series) as Susan Jackson
1971: Public Eye: John VII Verse 24 as Jane Holland
1991: The Chief Season 2 Episode 5 as Joan Kingsley
1993: The Chief Season 3 Episode 2 as Clerk

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