Edward Caddick

Character & Episode: Patient in You Can Always Find a Fall Guy
Born: 1931, Finsbury, London, England

A fair haired actor with a striking, arguably odd appearance, Edward Caddick was a capable supporting player who was seen mainly during the Sixties on television. He made his television debut on 17th February 1957 when he played a "Man in a Raincoat" in The King of Iceland, an Armchair Theatre play. Other notable appearances during the decade were in Doctor Who (The Savages), The Avengers (as a demon barber in Escape in Time) and Department S (Dead Men Die Twice). By the early years of the Seventies his career had largely fizzled out, with appearances only in Callan (1970) and The Ten Commandments (1971). He returned to television in 1983 in Under Capricorn, and delivered his last appearance three years later in a minor role in the family fantasy Playing Beatie Bow. Edward was married to actress Loelia Kidd (1934-2007).

Richard Caldicot

Character & Episode: The Doctor in Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?
Born: 07/10/1908, London, England (as Richard Caldicot-Bull)
Died: 16/10/1995, London, England

Another busy character actor with well over one hundred and sixty film and television credits, Richard was also busy on radio and in theatre. His father was a civil servant and Richard was brought up well, attending Dulwich College. He then appeared in repertory theatre and on the West End stage from 1928. He would start appearing in films and on television from 1947.

It is perhaps for his role as Commander (later Captain) Povey in the BBC radio series The Navy Lark (1959-1977) that he will always be best remembered. Early television series from the Fifties he appeared in include The Inch Man and Reggie Little at Large. Later appearances include The Prisoner (Many Happy Returns, 1967), The Forsyte Saga (also 1967), seven episodes of the American sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies as John Faversham (1968), UFO (Reflections in the Water, 1971), Fawlty Towers (Gourmet Night, 1975), and Coronation Street (as Reverend Smedley, 1977). Another late-career role remembered by many viewers is as the obstetrician who delivered Betty Spencer's baby in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. His career slowed from the Eighties but he did continue to work up to his death aged 87 in 1995. Among his final roles was an appearance as Nathan Garrideb in The Mazarin Stone, the penultimate episode of Granada Television's prestigious Sherlock Holmes series starring Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke.

John Cazabon

Character & Episode: Kim in That's How Murder Snowballs
Born:
03/08/1914, Hertford (or Watford), Hertfordshire, England
Died: 22/06/1983, Ealing, London, England

Despite amassing more than seventy appearances on film and television, John was essentially a professional extra, generally used for only walk-on parts. His parents were Albert Cazabon (1883-1970), a noted violinist and musical director of the Prince Edward Theatre orchestra from 1927 to 1936, and Gladys Cazabon (née Curtin), a professional actress born in Australia, who featured in the Pickwick Theatre Group in the mid-1930s with John's older sister Norah (often spelled Nora). John also had a younger brother, Robert, who was killed in action in 1941.

John’s first known credit was in the 1949 film drama Eureka Stockade. Notable small parts followed in the Fifties and these included the television serial Quatermass II (1955), Fabian of the Yard (1956), The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956) and Ivanhoe (1958). He also acted on radio and supplied a variety of character voices to the enormously popular Journey into Space, written by Charles Chilton, featuring in all three series that were made between 1953 an 1958.

During the Sixties, John made background appearances in several well-known series which included Danger Man (four episodes between 1964 and 1966), The Saint (1966), The Prisoner (two episodes in 1967 and 1968) and Department S (1970). He would make his last appearance in The Galton and Simpson Playhouse in 1977.

Tom Chatto

Character & Episode: Doctor in My Late, Lamented Friend and Partner
Born: 01/09/1920, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 08/08/1982, London, England

Tom was mainly a theatre actor who restricted his screen appearances in the main to feature films, an early role being in Hammer's Quatermass II in 1957. He also appeared in Oscar Wilde (1960) in which he played the Clerk of Arraigns. His most notable role is for playing Guy Hamilton in The Battle of Britain in 1969. His wife Rosalind Thompson was a successful talent agent. The couple had two sons.

Basil Clarke

Character & Episode: Coroner in For the Girl Who Has Everything
Born: 1913, London, England
Died: 12/2004, Sydney, Australia

An actor who did not make his screen debut until he was well over fifty. From the late Sixties he would appear steadily, mainly on television, during the next thirty years. Initially starting in England, he appeared in Man in a Suitcase, The Secret Garden and the ATV soap opera Crossroads. At some stage, probably during the late Seventies, he emigrated to Australia and would appear in a number of series out there. These included The Young Doctors, Are Young Being Served in Australia and A Country Practice. He also appeared in the film Muriel's Wedding (1994). Perhaps appropriately for someone only ever seen in late middle-age to elderly roles, he made his final appearance in a television short in 2000 called Old Man.

Carol Cleveland

Character & Episode: Laura Slade in For the Girl Who Has Everything
Born: 13/01/1942, London, England

Although born in London, Carol moved to the United States as a child with her parents; her father was American and in the US Air Force. She was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then San Antonio, Texas, and later Pasadena, California, where she attended John Marshall Junior High School and Pasadena High School. She is a former Miss California Navy and appeared as Miss Teen Queen in MAD Magazine at the of age 15. However, in 1960 she moved back to London with her family and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Soon afterwards, she made her television debut in A Quiet, Ordinary Woman, a 1961 episode of Dixon of Dock Green which starred Jack Warner. Coincidentally, one of her co-stars from For the Girl Who Has Everything, Marjorie Rhodes, also appeared in this production.

Carol steadily appeared in a number of well-known series as the Sixties progressed, most notably The Saint, The Avengers and Man in a Suitcase. Her appearance in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) saw her replace Judy Huxtable, who had originally been cast as Laura Slade and who had not worked out in the part. Carol also appeared in supporting roles alongside a succession of comedy stars such as Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies), Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Spike Milligan and Mike Yarwood. Most famously though, she was the unofficial "seventh Python" of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969 to 1974), initially hired as an archetypal blonde bombshell. Stage directions for her first sketch described her as "a blonde, buxom wench in the full bloom of womanhood." When the team realised that she had a real talent for comedy, she became their preferred female collaborator and went on to appear in 34 of the 45 episodes made. Privately called "Carol Cleavage" by the other Pythons, she called herself the "glamour stooge". Cleveland also co-starred in all four Monty Python movies, including the dual roles of Zoot and Dingo, twin leaders of the maidens in the Castle Anthrax, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Her mother, Pat, appeared in Monty Python on several occasions, once as a mental patient with an axe embedded in her head.

By the Eighties, Carol's career had begun to falter. However, she has recently appeared in a number of productions including two short films, and was reunited with the Pythons as a member of the cast of Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go, which played at the O2, London, between 1st and 20th July 2014. She also tours with her one woman show Carol Cleveland Reveals All and has her own website: www.carolcleveland.com.

Michael Coles

Character & Episode: Larry Wentworth in For the Girl Who Has Everything
Born: 12/08/1936, London, England (as Ernest Michael Coles)
Died: 26/04/2005, Chelsea, London, England

A good supporting actor busy for almost twenty years, Michael made his first appearance in August 1960 in Three Small Bones, an episode of Associated Rediffusion's popular crime drama No Hiding Place. A few short months later  he was featuring in a BBC Sunday Night Play, The Ruffians byu Alun Owen (transmitted 9th October 1960). He soon became a familiar face appearing in such series as Ghost Squad, The Plane Makers, The Saint, The Avengers and The Baron. His film appearances include Dr Who and the Daleks (1965), Dracula AD 1972 (1972) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). After the mid-Seventies, his career petered out somewhat and he made his last screen appearance in the crime series Dalziel and Pascoe in 1996.

Adrienne Corri

Character & Episode: Laura Watson in All Work and No Pay
Born: 13/11/1930, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (as Adrienne Riccoboni)
Died: 13/03/2016, London, England

Born in Scotland, the daughter of Lancastrian Olive Smethurst and Italian Luigi Riccoboni, Adrienne Corri was an actress with a fiery reputation. Surprisingly, her distinctive auburn hair came from her mother's side of the family. When Adrienne was young, her parents ran the Crown Hotel in Callander, Perthshire.

Her first screen appearance was in the film The Romantic Age (1949). Later notable roles included Lara's mother in David Lean's sprawling epic Dr Zhivago (1965), and Dorothy in Otto Preminger's thriller Bunny Lake is Missing (also 1965). She also appeared in a number of horror and suspense films from the 1950s to the 1970s including Devil Girl from Mars (1954), The Tell-Tale Heart (1960), A Study in Terror (1965) and Vampire Circus (1972). Her versatility as an actress led to roles in such diverse productions as the offbeat science fiction Western movie Moon Zero Two (1969), a television version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (also 1969) and as Thérèse Duval in the film comedy Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).

Despite having significant parts in many films, Adrienne is arguably best known for one of her smaller roles, that of Mrs Alexander, the wife of writer Frank Alexander, in Stanley Kubrick's infamous, dystopian film A Clockwork Orange (1971). Though not originally cast in this role, she was brought in after the previous actress, reported to be Bernadette Milnes, left the film. Adrienne's scene, which depicts her character being gang-raped while her attackers sing the 1929 song Singing in the Rain made famous by Gene Kelly in the 1952 film of the same name, is uncomfortable to watch, even though its graphic content is kept to a minimum. However, Adrienne's main complaint reportedly concerned the large number of retakes that Kubrick insisted upon, the sequence taking four days to be shot to the director's satisfaction.

Her other television credits include Angelica in Sword of Freedom (1958), Yolanda in the H.G. Wells' Invisible Man episode Crisis in the Desert (1958), and regular roles in two 1971 series - A Family at War and You're Only Young Twice. She also featured prominently in the Doctor Who story The Leisure Hive (1980) as Mena, alongside Laurence Payne, an actor whose credits often coincided with her own. For ITC, she guest starred as the mariticidal Liz Newton in the UFO episode The Square Triangle (1970), popped across from the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) stage to that of sister series Department S for The Man Who Got a New Face, and had earlier featured in two 1965 episodes of Danger Man and The Night People, an episode of The Champions. Her final ITC credit was in The Adventurer, one of the most disappointing and ill-starred series that the company ever made.

Adrienne was equally at home playing in the classics of British theatre, giving an outstanding performance as Lady Fidget in a BBC Play of the Month, William Wycherley's Restoration comedy The Country Wife (1977), alongside Helen Mirren. Adrienne made her last appearance on television in 1992 in an episode of Lovejoy. During her career she made more than one hundred television and film appearances.

In her private life, Adrienne was known for her tempestuous nature (she once reportedly gave a theatre audience a two-fingered salute in response to a critical reception) and her choice of friends, among whom were the notorious East End gangland bosses the Kray twins. In 1961, she married actor Daniel Massey, who later commented that, "We were agonisingly incompatible, but we had an extraordinary physical attraction." Massey had reportedly envisaged a domestic life for his new wife, but she was not suited to the home life and insisted on continuing her acting career. The marriage ended in divorce in 1967. She did not remarry. Adrienne Corri died of a heart attack at her London home on 13th March 2016. She was 85.

Tracey Crisp

Character & Episode: Dandy Garrison in A Sentimental Journey
Born: 1944, United Kingdom

An occasional actress from the mid-Sixties. Tracey made her screen debut in the film The Projected Man in 1966 when she played a character called Sheila Anderson. Other notable contributions were to the films Casino Royale (1967) and Inspector Clouseau (1968). Her last screen appearance was in the sex comedy Percy (1971) which featured Hywel Bennett in the lead role. Tracey also appeared in a small number of TV series, including a role in genre favourite Adam Adamant Lives! as Susan in the episode The Resurrectionists (1967) and children's football saga United! (also 1967). After her Randall and Hopkirk role, she only made one further television appearance, in a single episode of Yorkshire Television's The Root of All Evil? later in 1968. It is believed she later married and now lives in America.

Section compiled by Darren Senior

Additional research and presentation by Alan Hayes

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