TARDIS Index File

Derek Benfield

57,525articles in progress
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Derek Benfield (11 March 1926-10 March 2009) voiced Melanie Bush's uncle, Dr John Hallam, in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story Catch-1782.

A stalwart of British television, his career stretched back to at least the mid-1950s. He was known for several recurring characters from the 1960s to the 1990s, including: "Higgenbottom" in 1961's Three Live Wires, a series that is now mostly lost; "Tom Collis" in 1965's Paul Bernard-directed science fiction programme, R3; "Andrew Parsons" in 1965's The Mask of Janus; "Walter Greenhaigh" from 1967 to 1969 on Coronation Street; "Frank Skinner" on 1970's Timeslip; "Bill Riley" on The Brothers, with Colin Baker and Kate O'Mara; "Albert Handyside" on 1979's Rumpole of the Bailey; the lead on First of the Summer Wine in 1988; and "Robert Wainthropp" on Hetty Wainthropp Investigates in the late 1990s.

His list of guest-starring credits is exceptionally long. Amongst the higher-profile shows on which he appeared were: Peak Practice, Lovejoy, Only Fools and Horses, Remington Steele, Yes Minister, Hi-de-Hi!, Z-Cars, and Dixon of Dock Green, a show for which he also wrote a few episodes.

External link Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki