Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Victor Spinetti

Actor Victor Spinetti died yesterday. With a long and distinguished list of theatre, film and TV credits Victor’s radio appearances were less frequent. He did, however, star in Jim Eldridge’s radio comedy Tony’s.
Set in a corner shop barber (could it have been the inspiration for Desmond’s?) Tony’s played to Victor’s Italian heritage.
Here’s an episode from series two broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 1981. Playing alongside Victor were cast regulars Deryck Guyler as Stanley and Deborah Watling as Maisie. In Court in the Act you’ll also hear Dilys Laye, Douglas Blackwell, Royce Mills and Leonard Fenton.

In memory of Victor Spinetti 1929-2012

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