TV Cream

RIP

2017 in memoriam


Sid Roberson (15/03/1937 – 22/12/2016, reported January), award winning advert director, also directed the Sweeney and Fast Show

Larry Steinbachek (06/50/1960 – ?/12/2016, reported January), keyboard player and co-songwriter with Bronski Beat

John Berger (05/11/1926 – 02/01/2017), art critic, sociologist and novelist, behind Ways Of Seeing

Professor Anthony King (17/11/1934 – 12/01/2017), psephologist and BBC election night regular

Graham Taylor (15/09/1944 – 12/01/2017), manager of Watford, Aston Villa and England

Gorden Kaye (07/04/1941 – 23/01/2017), Rene Artois

Mary Tyler Moore (29/12/1936 – 25/01/2017), groundbreaking sitcom-titular actress

John Hurt (22/01/1940 – 25/01/2017), Quentin Crisp, Caligula, Merrick, Kane etc

Alastair Pirrie (1954 – 29/01/2017), Tyne Tees regular and Razzmatazz presenter

Desmond Carrington (23/05/1926 – 01/02/2017), Radio 2 DJ for 35 years

Alan Simpson (27/11/1929 – 08/02/2017), half of Galton & Simpson

Ann Beach (07/06/1938 – 09/03/2017), Sonia from Fresh Fields (and Charlotte Coleman’s mother)

Colin Dexter (29/09/1930 – 21/03/2017), creator of Inspector Morse

Tim Pigott-Smith (13/05/1946 – 07/04/2017), Ronald Merrick from Jewel In The Crown

Brian Matthew (17/09/1928 – 08/04/2017), with BBC radio for 62 years including Round Midnight and Sounds Of The Sixties

Leo Baxendale (27/10/1930 – 23/04/2017), creator of Bash Street Kids and Minnie The Minx

Lionel ‘Saxa’ Martin (05/01/1930 – 03/05/2017), The Beat saxophonist

Michael Wearing (12/03/1939 – 05/05/2017), producer of Boys From The Blackstuff and Edge Of Darkness

Geoffrey Bayldon (07/01/1924 – 10/05/2017), Catweazle and the Crowman from Worzel Gummidge

Roger Moore (14/10/1927 – 23/05/2017), Saint and Bond

David Bobin (?/11/1945 – 24/05/2017), sports reporter for Southern, TVS, Meridian, ITN and Sky Sports

John Noakes (06/03/1934 – 28/05/2017), longest serving Blue Peter presenter

Roy Barraclough (12/07/1935 – 01/06/2017), Cissie and Alec

Peter Sallis (01/02/1921 – 02/06/2017), Clegg and Wallace

Andy Cunningham (13/05/1950 – 05/06/2017), Bodger and Badger

Brian Cant (12/07/1933 – 19/06/2017), Play School, Play Away, voice of Trumptonshire

Michael Bond (13/01/1926 – 27/06/2017), Paddington and The Herbs creator

Ruth Pearson (13/03/1946 – 27/06/2017), Pan’s Person

Barry Norman (21/08/1933 – 30/06/2017), Film critic 1972 to 1998 (except 1982)

Carol Lee Scott (20/12/1942 – 04/07/2017), Grotbags

Deborah Watling (02/01/1948 – 21/07/2017), Second Doctor’s assistant Victoria Waterfield

Hywel Bennett (08/04/1944 – 25/07/2017), Shelley

Robert Hardy (29/10/1925 – 03/08/2017), Siegfried, Churchill, Hot Metal and Albert in Edward the Seventh

Bruce Forsyth (22/02/1928 – 18/08/2017), beloved entertainer, TV career spanned 76 years

Mike Neville (17/10/1936 – 06/09/2017), newsreader on both Look North and Tyne Tees Tonight

William G Stewart (15/07/1933 – 21/09/2017), Fifteen To One host, producer/director of Father Dear Father, Bless This House and The Price Is Right

Jack Good (07/08/1931 – 24/09/2017), pop TV pioneer, producer of Oh Boy! and The Six-Five Special

Tony Booth (09/10/1931 – 25/09/2017), Alf Garnett‘s son-in-law Mike

Liz Dawn (08/09/1939 – 25/09/2017), Vera Duckworth

Sean Hughes (10/11/1965 – 16/10/2017), stand-up and self-referential sitcom star

Rosemary Leach (18/12/1935 – 21/10/2017), actress – The Jewel In The Crown, The Charmer, The Buccaneers

Paddy Russell (04/07/1928 – 02/11/2017), groundbreaking director, most famously for Doctor Who but her career spanned everything from Quatermass to 3-2-1

Dudley Simpson (04/10/1922 – 04/11/2017), TV composer for Doctor Who, The Brothers, The Tomorrow People, The Ascent of Man and Blake’s 7

Tim Gudgin (25/11/1929 – 08/11/2017), Grandstand voice of the results

Keith Barron (08/08/1934 – 15/11/2017), Duty Free and Upstairs Downstairs

Rodney Bewes (27/11/1937- 21/11/2017), Bob Ferris and face of Birds Eye

David Cassidy (12/04/1950 – 21/11/2017), Partridge Family heart-throb

Keith Chegwin (17/01/1957 – 11/12/2017), child actor turned Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore OB reporter turned Pop player turned post-ironic presenter

Professor Heinz Wolff (29/08/1928 – 15/12/2017), scientist and Great Egg Race judge turned presenter

Jim Baike (28/02/1940 – 29/12/2017), comic book artist, Skizz co-creator

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