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Monday, 23 March 2015

Last Chance to Win a Free Advance Copy!

There's still chance to win a FREE advance copy of 'Giving a Bull Strawberries'. Just email the name of the famous Burtonian we're looking for to mail@philwhiteland.co.uk.

Here are all the clues to date:

Born in Burton upon Trent on 1st November, 1934 as one of twins, this character actor was the son of our local District Nurse. He appeared in many of the popular TV series in the 1960s and 1970s, including The Saint and The Avengers.

His twin sister's name is Shirley. He has three children, all of whom work in broadcasting in one form or another. One of his daughters is now more famous than he is for her dramatic roles. He is probably best known for playing Albert Frazer in 24 episodes of the original 1970's Onedin Line. 

His children are Abigail and Samantha, both actresses, and Matthew, who is a film and TV journalist. Samantha is, arguably, the most famous of the three, appearing as Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan Bond films. 

His daughter, Samantha, was also Auntie Angela in the hit comedy series 'Outnumbered' and she also played Lady Rosaumund Painswick in Downton Abbey. 


A quick trip to Google should get you the answer, I should think ;-)