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Frank Thornton film reviews


Frank Thornton

British actor

Born
15 January 1921
in LondonCity of London, EnglandUnited Kingdom

Died
16 March 2013


1962-1974

Steptoe and Son

A Beautiful Mind 1962

Father and son run together "rag and bone" business (buying and selling old junk) and they don’t really get along - father is grumpy and doesn’t want to change anything, while his son wants something better from life.

1966-1968

Embassy Lark

as Henry Pettigrew

A Beautiful Mind 1966

British embassy in the fictional country of Tratvia with the ambassador Sir Jeremy Crichton-Buller and his first secretary Henry Pettigrew try hard to keep smooth relations between Tratvia, United Kingdom and the other ambassadors (from China, USSR and USA).

1969-1969

Big Business Lark

as Frank Boniface

A Beautiful Mind 1969

Radio comedy show set in the fictional company Allied British Plastics, where the owner Sir Charles Boniface and his son Frank are trying to deal with all sort of threats that could put ABP out of business.

1972-1985

Are You Being Served?

as Captain Stephen Peacock

A Beautiful Mind 1972

Staff of Grace Brothers department store in London with their personal problems and their professional secrets.

1973-2010

Last of the Summer Wine

as Truly

A Beautiful Mind 1973

Three elderly men from Yorkshire wonder around their town, around the countryside and look for ways to kill some time and feel young again.

1992-1993

Grace and Favour

as Captain Stephen Peacock

A Beautiful Mind 1992

After long years the Grace Brothers department store is finally closed after death of Young Mr Grace, but few of the surviving employees are in for surprise - it turns out their pensions were not secured by the employer, but there is an option for them...




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