David RossShow Count: 9
Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: 1945 , Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
David Ross (born 1945, Blackburn, Lancashire) is an English actor who has worked in theatre, cinema and television.
His best-known roles include playing the first appearance of Kryten and the voice of the Talkie Toaster on the science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf, Elgin Sparrowhawk in the BBC sitcom The Green Green Grass, and as Mr. Sedley in a BBC serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair (1998). He also played Mr. Sherwin in Basil, a cheating betting shop owner in the BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart, he played Basil Tyler a kind natured well meaning cab driver and postman who was unlucky in love in John Sullivan's BBC comedy drama Roger Rogerappearing in all three series and Donald Moss, a DHSS officer in Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff. In 1991 he appeared in a second major Bleasdale drama series, G.B.H.. He has appeared in Doc Martin and also appeared in the final episode of the long-running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine (2010).
Ross starred in the stage play Having a Ball set in a vasectomy clinic and in which he appeared nude. It was a howling success in Britain but was a box office disaster in Australia where it was presented by the late John McCallum. It co-starred Jackie Weaver and Maggie Dence.
Show Count: 141
Broadcast History: 18 July 1936 to 8 November 1942, 7 March 1944 to 15 August 1944, 2 February 1946 to 25 January 1947 and 27 January 1956 to 22 September 1957
Cast: Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Neil O'Malley, Fred Stewart, Minerva Pious, Burgess Meredith, Carl Frank, Joan Alexander, Arnold Moss
Director: Marx B Loeb, Irving Reis, William N Robson, Brewster Morgan, Earle McGill, Norman Corwin, Betzy Tuthill, James Fassett, Albert Ward, Carl Beier, Richard Sanville, Perry Lafferty, Guy della Cioppa, George Zachary, Martin Gosch, Howard Barnes
This was drama with a difference. Columbia Workshop was not everybody’s cup of tea and in terms of audience popularity it was always noted that it was never a strong contender for the title “Radios Top Rated Drama Series” and yet it was always considered to be the drama program that led the way in radio standards.
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Show Count: 24
Broadcast History: 28 October 1940 to 25 January 1943, 8 October 1945 to 16 July 1946, 3 September 1946 to 24 June 1948, 13 March 1949 to 16 June 1950, and 6 February 1950 to 23 June 1950
Cast: Henry Morgan, Arnold Stang, Art Carney, Florence Halop, Madeline Lee, Kenny Delmar
Director: Kenneth MacGregor, Charles Powers
Host: Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan's radio career began as a page at New York station WMCA in 1932, after which he held a number of obscure radio jobs, including announcing. He strenuously objected to the professional name "Morgan". What was wrong with his own name, Henry van Ost, Jr.? he asked. Too exotic, too unpronounceable, he was told. "What about the successful announcers Harry von Zell or Westbrook Van Voorhis?" he countered. But it was no use, and the bosses finally told Henry he could take the job or leave it. Thus began a long history of Henry's having arguments with executives.