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Cause of death
  
Emphysema

Role
  
Actor

Occupation
  
Actor

Spouse
  
Ann Davies (m. 1956–2013)

Years active
  
1958–2013

Name
  
Richard Briers


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Full Name
  
Richard David Briers

Born
  
14 January 1934 (
1934-01-14
)
Raynes Park, Surrey, England

Died
  
February 17, 2013, London, United Kingdom

Books
  
Percy the Park Keeper, English Country Churches

Movies and TV shows
  
The Good Life, Monarch of the Glen, Ever Decreasing Circles, Peter Pan, Watership Down

Similar People
  
Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Ann Davies, Paul Eddington, Lucy Briers

Children
  
Lucy Briers, Katie Briers

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Richard David Briers (14 January 1934 – 17 February 2013) was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio.

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Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines (1961–66), but it was a decade later, when he narrated Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk (1974–76) and when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. Later, he starred as Martin in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role as Hector in Monarch of the Glen (2000–05). From the late 1980s, with Kenneth Branagh as director, he performed Shakespearean roles in Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1996), and As You Like It (2006).

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Early life

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Briers was born in Raynes Park, Surrey, the son of Joseph Benjamin Briers and Morna Phyllis (née Richardson). He was the first cousin once removed of actor Terry-Thomas (Terry-Thomas was his father's cousin). He spent his childhood at Raynes Park in a flat, Number 2 Pepys Court, behind the now demolished Rialto cinema, and later at Guildford. His father drifted between jobs, while his mother wished for a showbusiness career; she went on to become a member of Equity. Morna was also a pianist and a successful drama and music teacher.

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Briers attended Rokeby School in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, and the Ridgeway School in Wimbledon, which he left at the age of 16 without any formal qualifications.

Early career

Briers' first job was a clerical post with a London cable manufacturer, and for a short time he went to evening classes to qualify in electrical engineering, but soon left and became a filing clerk.

At the age of 18, he was called up for two years national service in the RAF, during which he was a filing clerk at RAF Northwood, where he met future George and Mildred actor Brian Murphy. Murphy introduced Briers, who had been interested in acting since the age of 14, to the Dramatic Society at the Borough Polytechnic Institute, now London South Bank University, where he performed in several productions.

When he left the RAF he studied at RADA, which he attended from 1954 to 1956. Placed in a class with both Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney, Briers later credited academy director John Fernald with nurturing his talent. Graduating from RADA with a Silver Medal, he won a scholarship with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and after 15 months moved to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry for 6 months. He made his West End debut in the Duke of York's Theatre 1959 production of Gilt And Gingerbread by Lionel Hale.

Television career

In 1961, Briers was cast in the leading role in Marriage Lines (1961–66) with Prunella Scales playing his wife. In between the pilot and the series itself, Briers appeared in Brothers in Law (from the book by Henry Cecil) as callow barrister Roger Thursby in 1962. He was cast in this role by adaptors Frank Muir and Denis Norden, who had seen him in the West End. His other early appearances included The Seven Faces of Jim (1961) with Jimmy Edwards, Dixon of Dock Green (1962), a production of Noël Coward's Hay Fever (1968) and the storyteller in several episodes of Jackanory (1969). In 1970, he starred in the Ben Travers Farce "Rookery Nook", shown on the BBC. In the 1980s he played several Shakespearean roles, including Twelfth Night. Briers was featured twice on the Thames Television show This Is Your Life in May 1972 and March 1994.

In a role specifically written for him by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, Briers was cast in the lead role in The Good Life (1975–78), playing Tom Good, a draughtsman who decides, on his 40th birthday, to give up his job and try his hand at self-sufficiency, with the support of his wife Barbara, played by Felicity Kendal. Briers persuaded the producers to cast his friend Paul Eddington, a fellow council member of Equity, in the role of Jerry. An enormously successful series, the last episode in 1978 was performed in front of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1977, he starred with his The Good Life co-star Penelope Keith in the televised version of Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy The Norman Conquests. He also starred as Ralph in 13 episodes of The Other One (1977–79) with Michael Gambon.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Briers had leading roles in several television shows. including Goodbye, Mr Kent (1982), a rare failure also featuring Hannah Gordon, the lead role of Martin Bryce in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and as Godfrey Spry in the BBC comedy drama If You See God, Tell Him (1993). He also starred in All in Good Faith (1985), Tales of the Unexpected (1988), and Mr. Bean (1990). In 1987, he appeared as the principal villain in the Doctor Who serial Paradise Towers, a performance which was described by Radio Times writer Patrick Mulkern as Briers' "career-low". In 1995 he played the character Tony Fairfax in the BBC comedy Down to Earth. In the Inspector Morse episode 'Death is Now My Neighbour', he played the evil master of Lonsdale College, Sir Clixby Bream.

In the 2000s Briers was the curmudgeonly and extravagant father Hector MacDonald in the BBC television programme Monarch of the Glen (2000-05), appearing in series 1,2,3 & 7. He appeared in other programmes, see Later Career.

Stage work

Briers spent much of his career in the theatre, including appearances in plays by Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. In 1967, one of his earliest successes was playing alongside Michael Hordern and Celia Johnson in the London production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking.

After a long career in television sitcom, and looking to expand his career, his daughter Lucy took him to Stratford-upon-Avon to watch Kenneth Branagh in Henry V. After meeting Branagh backstage after the performance, Branagh offered Briers the role of Malvolio in the Renaissance Theatre Company production of Twelfth Night. Briers joined the company, and went on to play title parts in King Lear and Uncle Vanya. Briers also appeared in many of Branagh's films, including Henry V (1989, as Bardolph), Much Ado About Nothing (1993, as Signor Leonato) and Hamlet (1996, as Polonius). The theatre production of Twelfth Night (1988) was adapted for television, with Briers reprising his role as Malvolio.

In 2010, Briers played in the Royal National Theatre revival of Dion Boucicault's London Assurance, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw. A performance of this was broadcast live to cinemas round the world as part of the NT Live! programme.He also played the character of Captain Bluntschli, in Bernard Shaw's play 'Arms and the Man'

Film

Briers made his film debut in 1960 British feature film Bottoms Up. He then took parts in Murder She Said (1961), The Girl on the Boat (1962), A Matter of WHO (1962), The V.I.P.s (1963); and Raquel Welch's spy spoof Fathom (1967).

He latterly appeared in Michael Winner's A Chorus of Disapproval (1988) and the 2002 film Unconditional Love as well as the 1998 Kenneth Branagh adaptation of "Much ado about Nothing" where he played the role of "Leonato". His last film was Cockneys vs Zombies (2012).

Radio and voice work

He was a familiar voice actor. Briers narrated the animated children's TV programme Roobarb (1974). Originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news, each five-minute cartoon was written by Grange Calveley and produced by Bob Godfrey. He was the original voice actor for Noddy (1975) TV series based on the Enid Blyton character, and then another series with Godfrey, Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk (1976). He also provided the voice of Fiver in the animated film adaptation of Watership Down (1978). In the 90s he voiced the part of Mouse, opposite Alan Bennett's Mole in the TV series Mouse & Mole, based on books by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew. He latterly starred alongside Neil Morrissey in Bob the Builder (2005) as Bob's Dad, Robert to his credit. He also recorded the Percy The Park Keeper stories for a CD release based on the books by Nick Butterworth, creating memorable voices for all of the animal characters as well as Percy himself. Briers also featured in the television series adaptation of Watership Down (1999–2001), this time voicing a series exclusive character called Captain Broom, and was one of the very few actors who stayed for all 3 series.

His work in radio included playing Dr. Simon Sparrow in BBC Radio 4's adaptions of Richard Gordon's Doctor in the House and Doctor At Large (1968), and a retired thespian in a series of six plays with Stanley Baxter Two Pipe Problems (2008), and later the play Not Talking, commissioned for BBC Radio 3 by Mike Bartlett. In 1986 he narrated Radio 4's "Oh, yes it is!", a history of pantomime written by Gerald Frow. Between 1973 and 1981, Briers played Bertie Wooster in several adaptations of the P.G. Wodehouse novels with Michael Hordern as Jeeves.

Briers narrated numerous commercials. including adverts for the Midland Bank in which he was the voice of the company's Griffin symbol. Between 1984 and 1986 he made a series of commercials for the Ford Sierra done in a sitcom style portraying the Sierra as "one of the family". Briers narrated the public information film Frances the Firefly, about the dangers of playing with matches, firstly in the mid 1990s when first made, and then in the early 2000s when re-made by the Government fire safety campaign Fire Kills. He also recorded the voice of a Sat nav specifically designed for senior citizens in the BBC 2’s hit TV Show Top Gear, Series 19, episode 5, which aired only a week after his death. Presenter Jeremy Clarkson paid a brief tribute to his memory at the end of the episode.

Later career

After 1990, he appeared in Lovejoy, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders (the episode "Death's Shadow"), Doctors, New Tricks, Kingdom, and If You See God, Tell Him. Richard Briers starred as Hector in the first three series of Monarch of the Glen from 2000 to 2002 (and as a guest in series 7 in 2005), a role which saw him return to the limelight. He contributed "Sonnet 55" to the 2002 compilation album, When Love Speaks, which features famous actors and musicians interpreting Shakespeare's sonnets and play excerpts. In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Whately in Dad, a TV Film made by BBC Wales exploring issues of elder abuse. In 2006, he made an appearance in an episode of Extras, and portrayed the servant Adam in Kenneth Branagh's 2006 Shakespeare adaptation, As You Like It. He made a cameo appearance as a dying recluse in the 2008 Torchwood episode "A Day in the Death".

On 17 December 2000, Briers was the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Among his musical choices were "Di quella pira" from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, "I Feel A Song Coming On" by Al Jolson and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" by Louis Armstrong. His favourite piece was the Organ Concerto in F major "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by George Frideric Handel. In 2012 he featured in the comedy-horror film Cockneys vs Zombies. In 2013, he did voice work for an episode of the motoring programme Top Gear, which aired 1 week after his passing.

Personal life

Briers met Ann Davies while both were at Liverpool Rep. Davies was employed as a stage manager, and had acted on television and in films from the mid-1950s. Soon after meeting, he borrowed £5 from his mother, bought an engagement ring and they were married within six months. They had two daughters, one of whom, Lucy, is also an actress; Kate (or Katie) has worked in stage management, and is a primary school teacher.

Briers and his friend Paul Eddington shared a similar sense of humour, and knew each other before being cast in The Good Life. After Eddington was diagnosed with skin cancer, Briers accepted a role opposite him in David Storey's play Home in 1994, agreeing to take on all of the publicity interviews to allow Eddington time for his treatment. At Eddington's memorial service, Briers read both from Cymbeline and PG Wodehouse; he later read chapters from Eddington's autobiography on BBC Radio 4.

In 2014, BBC Radio 4 broadcast Memories of a Cad, an affectionate comedy drama by Roy Smiles about the relationship between Terry-Thomas and Briers, played by Martin Jarvis and Alistair McGowan respectively. Set in 1984 when he had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years, Terry-Thomas is delighted by the visit to his home in Majorca of the much younger Briers, who he recognises from television, and who proves to be his first cousin once removed. Briers cheers him up by recalling the career the film-star has long forgotten – a clever device for a radio biography. It was re-broadcast in 2016.

As a result of Terry-Thomas's Parkinson's, Briers became President of Parkinson's UK. He also helped to launch a Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association campaign. Briers was also a non-medical patron of the TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support) charity, which supports children and the families of children born unable to swallow.

Interviewed by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, Briers admitted that, while on holiday, he enjoyed being recognised, saying, "I’m gregarious by nature, so I love chatting to people. It really cheers me up."

Briers was a keen visitor of Britain's historic churches and visited over one hundred for his book English Country Churches which was published in 1988. From his national service in the RAF, he was a supporter for a national memorial for RAF Bomber Command.

Briers was appointed OBE in 1989, and CBE in 2003.

Death

In an interview with the Daily Mail on 31 January 2013, Briers stated that he had smoked about half a million cigarettes before he quit. According to Lucy Briers, his daughter, he quit instantly in 2001 after a routine chest X-ray suggested he would otherwise soon be in a wheelchair.

He was diagnosed with emphysema in 2007. He died at his home in Bedford Park, London on 17 February 2013 from the effects of a cardiac arrest.

Tributes

The BBC referred to him as "one of Britain's best-loved actors". Sir Kenneth Branagh paid tribute to him, saying, "He was a national treasure, a great actor and a wonderful man. He was greatly loved and he will be deeply missed."

Briers's agent, Christopher Farrar, said: "Richard was a wonderful man, a consummate professional and an absolute joy to work alongside. Following his recent discussion of his battle with emphysema, I know he was incredibly touched by the strength of support expressed by friends and the public."

Fellow television star Penelope Keith said, "He was always courteous, always generous and always self-deprecating" adding, "He was also such a clever actor that he made you feel secure. You believed he was who he was portraying on the screen or on the stage... I just think of Richard and smile."

Writing in The Guardian, critic Michael Coveney described Briers as "always the most modest and self-deprecating of actors, and the sweetest of men," and noted: "Although he excelled in the plays of Alan Ayckbourn, and became a national figure in his television sitcoms of the 1970s and 80s, notably The Good Life, he could mine hidden depths on stage, giving notable performances in Ibsen, Chekhov and, for Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance company, Shakespeare."

On 30 March 2013, BBC Two broadcast an hour long review of Briers' life and career, with tributes from many friends and colleagues.

Ever Increasing Wonder

On Christmas Day 2013, BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast a day of tribute to Briers titled "Ever Increasing Wonder", with a variety of his BBC Radio recordings, many of them introduced by those who knew him and worked with him. Guest speakers included:

  • Prunella Scales
  • Stephen Fry
  • Michael Chaplin
  • Alan Bennett
  • Michael Ball
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • dramatist Ed Harris
  • Briers's widow Ann Davies and their daughters
  • Programmes included:

  • Brothers in Law (radio adaptation of the TV series)
  • Doctor in the House (radio adaptation of the TV series)
  • Marriage Lines (radio adaptation of the TV series)
  • Largo Desolato (by Vaclav Havel)
  • What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (radio adaptation of the novel by P.G. Wodehouse)
  • The Wind in the Willows (by Kenneth Grahame, dramatized by Alan Bennett)
  • Aled Jones's interview of Briers
  • Filmography

    Actor
    2013
    Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (TV Movie) as
    Mouse (voice)
    2013
    Top Gear (TV Series) as
    Sat Nav
    - Range Rover Vs An Autonomous Military Machine - Designing A Vehicle For The Elderly: Rover James (2013) - Sat Nav (voice)
    2012
    Cockneys vs Zombies as
    Hamish
    2012
    Run for Your Wife as
    Newspaper Seller
    2011
    The Only One Who Knows You're Afraid as
    Narrator
    2011
    Sonnet 155 (Video) as
    Performer
    2010
    Freds Meat (Short) as
    Fred (voice)
    2010
    National Theatre Live: London Assurance as
    Mr. Adolphus Spanker
    2009
    Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (Music Video short) as
    RoobarbCustard (voice)
    2009
    Marple (TV Series) as
    Wilson
    - Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (2009) - Wilson
    2008
    Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish (Video) as
    Robert (UK) (voice)
    2008
    Little Whispers (Short) as
    Stranger
    2008
    Torchwood (TV Series) as
    Parker
    - A Day in the Death (2008) - Parker
    2008
    Kingdom (TV Series) as
    Jim Wright
    - Episode #2.2 (2008) - Jim Wright
    2007
    Holby City (TV Series) as
    George Woodman
    - Elliot's Wonderful Life (2007) - George Woodman
    2005
    Bob the Builder (TV Series) as
    Robert (UK)
    - Lofty's Comet (2007) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Bob's Beach Hut (2007) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Benny's Jungle Trouble (2006) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Bob's Three Jobs (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - While Bob's Away, Robert Will Play (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Two Scoops (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Wendy's Welcome (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Where's Robert? (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    - Scoop's Recruit (2005) - Robert (UK) (voice)
    2007
    Bob the Builder: Scrambler to the Rescue (Video short) as
    Robert (UK) (voice)
    2007
    A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
    - Episode #1.1 (2007)
    2007
    Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series) as
    Joseph
    - Stairlift to Heaven (2007) - Joseph (voice)
    2006
    Extras (TV Series) as
    Richard Briers
    - Chris Martin (2006) - Richard Briers
    2006
    Doctors (TV Series) as
    Jack Roberts
    - Running Time (2006) - Jack Roberts
    2006
    As You Like It as
    Adam
    2006
    New Tricks (TV Series) as
    James Farlow
    - Old Dogs (2006) - James Farlow
    2005
    Bird Bath (TV Series) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2005
    Roobarb & Custard Too (TV Series) as
    Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard
    - When Custard Was Grounded (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When the Books Went Bye Bye (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When There Was an Elephant (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When There Was a Big Band (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When Roobarb Found the Hieroglyphics (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When It Ended in Tears (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When Custard Wrote a Book (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When Custard Was Very Very Naughty (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    - When There Was a Surprise (2005) - Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
    2000
    Monarch of the Glen (TV Series) as
    Hector MacDonald
    2005
    Our Hidden Lives (TV Movie) as
    Herbert Brush
    2005
    Dad (TV Movie) as
    Larry James
    2004
    Bob the Builder: When Bob Became a Builder as
    Robert (UK) (voice)
    2003
    Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure (Video Game) as
    Robert (UK) (voice)
    2003
    London Sonnet (Short)(voice)
    2003
    Peter Pan as
    Smee
    2003
    Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (TV Movie) as
    Robert (UK) (voice)
    2002
    Unconditional Love as
    Barry Moore
    1999
    Watership Down (TV Series) as
    Captain Broom
    - The Last Battle (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Betrayal (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Spy (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - An Unfair Due (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - Magic (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - Redstone Falls (2001) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Homecoming (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Invasion (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Mysterious Visitors (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Great Game (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Orchard (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Stand (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Market (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - Prisoner of Efrefa (2000) - Captain Broom (voice)
    - The Vision (1999) - Captain Broom (voice)
    2001
    Victoria & Albert (TV Mini Series) as
    Joseph Paxton
    2000
    Love's Labour's Lost as
    Sir Nathaniel
    1999
    The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie) as
    Highway Robbery Victim
    1999
    Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
    Stephen Wentworth
    - Death's Shadow (1999) - Stephen Wentworth
    1998
    A Respectable Trade (TV Mini Series) as
    Sir Charles Fairley
    - Episode #1.2 (1998) - Sir Charles Fairley
    - Episode #1.1 (1998) - Sir Charles Fairley
    1998
    Geoff Hamilton: A Man and His Garden (TV Mini Series) as
    Narrator (voice)
    1997
    Spice World as
    Bishop
    1997
    The Prince of Hearts (TV Movie) as
    Dr. Corbitt
    1997
    Inspector Morse (TV Series) as
    Sir Clixby Bream
    - Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997) - Sir Clixby Bream
    1996
    Hamlet as
    Polonius
    1996
    The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie) as
    Rat (voice)
    1995
    Heavy Weather (TV Movie) as
    The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
    1995
    The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie) as
    Rat (voice)
    1995
    A Midwinter's Tale as
    Henry Wakefield (Claudius, the Ghost, and the Player King)
    1995
    Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again (TV Movie)
    1995
    Down to Earth (TV Series) as
    Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.7 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.6 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.5 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.4 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.3 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.2 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    - Episode #1.1 (1995) - Tony Fairfax
    1994
    Mole's Christmas (TV Movie) as
    Rat (voice)
    1994
    Frankenstein as
    Grandfather
    1994
    Screen Two (TV Series) as
    Old Arthur / George
    - Skallagrigg (1994) - Old Arthur / George
    1993
    Little Red Tractor Stories (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - The Ghost of Whistling Bridge/On the River (1993) - Narrator (voice)
    - The Day Hetty Went to Wrigglesworth/Free-Range Hens (1993) - Narrator (voice)
    - The Day Dudley Was Late (1993) - Narrator (voice)
    - The Day Puppy Found His Name/Potatoes on a Real Farm (1993) - Narrator (voice)
    1993
    If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini Series) as
    Godfrey Spry
    - Episode #1.4 (1993) - Godfrey Spry
    - Episode #1.3 (1993) - Godfrey Spry
    - Episode #1.2 (1993) - Godfrey Spry
    - Episode #1.1 (1993) - Godfrey Spry
    1993
    Lovejoy (TV Series) as
    Raymond Doncaster
    - Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1993) - Raymond Doncaster
    1993
    Much Ado About Nothing as
    Leonato
    1969
    Jackanory (TV Series) as
    Storyteller
    - The Church Mice and the Ring (1993) - Storyteller
    - St. George for Lucky England (1979) - Storyteller
    - Stories of Mary Plain: In Which Mary Becomes Famous (1969) - Storyteller
    - Stories of Mary Plain: In Which Mary Goes to England and Sees the Queen (1969) - Storyteller
    - Stories of Mary Plain: In Which Mary Gives a Party (1969) - Storyteller
    - Stories of Mary Plain: In Which Mary Goes Visiting (1969) - Storyteller
    - Stories of Mary Plain: In Which We Get to Know the Bears (1969) - Storyteller
    1992
    Peter's Friends as
    Lord Morton
    1992
    Swan Song (Short) as
    Nikita
    1990
    Coconuts (TV Series) as
    Narrator / Voices
    - A Lick of Paint (1990) - Narrator / Voices (voice)
    - The Explorers (1990) - Narrator / Voices (voice)
    - The Clean-up (1990) - Narrator / Voices (voice)
    1990
    Mr. Bean (TV Series) as
    Mr. Sprout
    - Mr. Bean (1990) - Mr. Sprout
    1984
    Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series) as
    Martin Bryce
    - Moving On (1989) - Martin Bryce
    - Half an Office (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Jumping to Conclusions (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - The Footpath (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Neighbourhood Watch (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Stuck in a Loft (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Goodbye, Paul? (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Relaxation (1987) - Martin Bryce
    - Cavaliers and Roundheads (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - The Campaign (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - Local Hero (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - House to Let (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - One Night Stand (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - Manure (1986) - Martin Bryce
    - The Party (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - The Psychiatrist (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Boredom (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Snooker (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Housework (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - A Married Man (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - The Cricket Match (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - The Tea Party (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Vicars and Tarts (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Holiday Plans (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - A Strange Woman (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - Taking Over (1984) - Martin Bryce
    - The New Neighbour (1984) - Martin Bryce
    1989
    Henry V as
    Lieutenant Bardolph
    1989
    A Chorus of Disapproval as
    Ted Washbrook
    1988
    Twelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie) as
    Malvolio
    1988
    Minder (TV Series) as
    Col. Caplan
    - An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988) - Col. Caplan
    1985
    All in Good Faith (TV Series) as
    Reverend Philip Lambe
    - False Profits (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Behold a Pale Rider (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - The Spirit Is Willing (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - The Prodigal Son (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - And He Fell Among Thieves (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Where My Caravan Has Rested (1988) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Like Father Like Son (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - The Patience of Job (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Babes and Sucklings (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - I Dreamt I Dwelt in Parish Halls (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Manna from Heaven (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Home from Home (1987) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - Exodus (1986) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - An Eye for an Eye (1986) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - The Crunch (1986) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - A Flying Visit (1986) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - No Stone Unturned (1986) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    - In the Beginning (1985) - Reverend Philip Lambe
    1988
    Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) as
    Albert Dobson
    - The Verger (1988) - Albert Dobson
    1987
    Doctor Who (TV Series) as
    Chief Caretaker / Kroagnon
    - Paradise Towers: Part Four (1987) - Chief Caretaker / Kroagnon
    - Paradise Towers: Part Three (1987) - Chief Caretaker
    - Paradise Towers: Part Two (1987) - Chief Caretaker
    - Paradise Towers: Part One (1987) - Chief Caretaker
    1985
    Alias the Jester (TV Series) as
    Alias
    - The Viking Airship (1985) - Alias (voice)
    1985
    A Month in the Country (TV Movie) as
    Arkady
    1984
    Orm and Cheep (TV Series) as
    Narrator (voice)
    1983
    The Aerodrome (TV Movie) as
    The Rector
    1983
    Arms and the Man (TV Movie) as
    Bluntschli
    1982
    It's Your Move (TV Movie) as
    The Husband
    1982
    Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series) as
    Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.7 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.6 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.5 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.4 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.3 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.2 (1982) - Travis Kent
    - Episode #1.1 (1982) - Travis Kent
    1981
    The Goodies (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - Special: Snow White 2 (1981) - Narrator
    1977
    Play for Today (TV Series) as
    Commander Jack Broome / Mr. Smythe
    - P.Q. 17 (1981) - Commander Jack Broome
    - Our Flesh and Blood (1977) - Mr. Smythe
    1980
    Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
    1979
    ITV Playhouse (TV Series) as
    A
    - Village Wooing (1979) - A
    1977
    The Other One (TV Series) as
    Ralph Tanner
    1979
    Morecambe and Wise at the BBC (TV Series) as
    Various
    - Episode dated 7 March 1979 (1979) - Various
    1978
    Watership Down as
    Fiver (voice)
    1974
    One-Upmanship (TV Series) as
    Stephen Potter
    - Reprise (1978) - Stephen Potter
    - Fair and Unfair Sexmanship (1978) - Stephen Potter
    - Anti-Woo (1978) - Stephen Potter
    - Litmanship (1978) - Stephen Potter
    - Up Country (1978) - Stephen Potter
    - Getting Acrossmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Up Up and Awaymanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Housemanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Who Was that Ladymanship? (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Workmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Yeovilship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Golfmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Artmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Weekendmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Womanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Businessmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Healthmanship (1976) - Stephen Potter
    - Christmas Oneupmanship (1974) - Stephen Potter
    1978
    The Sunday Drama (TV Series) as
    Dennis
    - Just Between Ourselves (1978) - Dennis
    1975
    The Good Life (TV Series) as
    Tom Good
    - When I'm 65 (1978) - Tom Good
    - Silly, But It's Fun-. (1977) - Tom Good
    - Anniversary (1977) - Tom Good
    - Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) - Tom Good
    - Suit Yourself (1977) - Tom Good
    - The Weaver's Tale (1977) - Tom Good
    - Our Speaker Today (1977) - Tom Good
    - The Green Door (1977) - Tom Good
    - Away from It All (1977) - Tom Good
    - The Last Posh Frock (1976) - Tom Good
    - Whose Fleas Are These? (1976) - Tom Good
    - The Wind-Break War (1976) - Tom Good
    - I Talk to the Trees (1976) - Tom Good
    - A Tug of the Forelock (1976) - Tom Good
    - The Happy Event (1976) - Tom Good
    - The Early Birds (1976) - Tom Good
    - Going to Pot? (1976) - Tom Good
    - Home Sweet Home (1976) - Tom Good
    - Mutiny (1976) - Tom Good
    - The Day Peace Broke Out (1976) - Tom Good
    - Mr. Fix-It (1975) - Tom Good
    - The Guru of Surbiton (1975) - Tom Good
    - Just My Bill (1975) - Tom Good
    - Backs to the Wall (1975) - Tom Good
    - The Pagan Rite (1975) - Tom Good
    - The Thing in the Cellar (1975) - Tom Good
    - Pig's Lib (1975) - Tom Good
    - The Weaker Sex? (1975) - Tom Good
    - Say Little Hen- (1975) - Tom Good
    - Plough Your Own Furrow (1975) - Tom Good
    1977
    The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) as
    Theatre Patron
    - 1977 Christmas Show (1977) - Theatre Patron
    1977
    The Norman Conquests (TV Mini Series) as
    Reg
    - Round and Round the Garden (1977) - Reg
    - Table Manners (1977) - Reg
    - Living Together (1977) - Reg
    1977
    The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Henry Fairlane
    - Swap You One of These for One of Those (1977) - Henry Fairlane
    1976
    Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - During a Very High Flight (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a String of Events (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Quiet Time (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Jumpy Time (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Wild Day (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Splashing Time (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Journey Abroad (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Frame-Up (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Picnic (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During One Afternoon (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Visit to the Theatre (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Very Funny Day (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Sweepstake (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Wail of a Time (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Flower Show (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Steam Up (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Smashing Time (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During Something and Nothing (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Stay at the Reservoir Desert (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Long Time Ago (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During Tea (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During the Time We Were There (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    - During a Savings Week (1976) - Narrator (voice)
    1975
    Noddy (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    1974
    Roobarb (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - When There Was a Big Mix-Up (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When It Was Christmas (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Custard Got Too Near the Bone (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When a Knight Lost His Day (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Pipes Call the Tune (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Got a Long Break (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When There Was Someone Else (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Day Wouldn't Keep Still (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Turned Over a New Leaf (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Wasn't as Pleased as Punch (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When There Was a Dance at Foxes Dale (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Custard Stole the Show (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Was at the End of His Tether (and So Was Custard) (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Did the Lion's Share (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When You're Going to Fly, Fly High (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Day Didn't Arrive (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb's Heart Ruled His Head (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Mixed the Paint (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Custard Was Sorry (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Was Cheating (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When It Wasn't Thorsday (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When There Wasn't Treasure (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Opera Wasn't a Phantom (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Sun Was Just Right (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When It Was Night (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Found Sauce (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When the Tree Fell to Pieces (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Was Being Bored, Then Not Being Bored (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Didn't See the Sun Come Up- (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    - When Roobarb Made a Spike (1974) - Narrator (voice)
    1974
    The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge as
    Louis XIII (voice, uncredited)
    1974
    Late Night Drama (TV Series) as
    Leon
    - You Don't Remember! (1974) - Leon
    1974
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) as
    Ronald
    - Hearty Crafty (1974) - Ronald
    1973
    The Three Musketeers as
    King Louis XIII (voice, uncredited)
    1973
    Between the Wars (TV Series) as
    Oswald Carstairs
    - Yes, Aunt (1973) - Oswald Carstairs
    1973
    Ooh La La! (TV Series) as
    Dufausset
    - A Pig in a Poke (1973) - Dufausset
    1972
    Rentadick as
    Miles Gannet
    1971
    Birds on the Wing (TV Series) as
    Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.6 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.5 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.4 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.3 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.1 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    - Episode #1.2 (1971) - Charles Jackson
    1970
    All the Way Up as
    Nigel Hadfield
    1970
    Dirty Work (TV Movie) as
    James Milligan
    1970
    Plunder (TV Movie) as
    D'Arcy Tuck
    1970
    From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series) as
    George Lemon
    - The Hate-In (1970) - George Lemon
    1970
    A Cup of Kindness (TV Movie) as
    Charlie Tutt
    1970
    Turkey Time (TV Movie) as
    David Winterton
    1970
    A Cuckoo in the Nest (TV Movie) as
    Peter Wykeham
    1970
    Rookery Nook (TV Movie) as
    Gerald Popkiss
    1970
    It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series) as
    Guest
    - Episode #1.11 (1970) - Guest
    1969
    NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
    - Pinter People (1969) - (voice)
    1968
    The Very Merry Widow (TV Series) as
    Michel
    - Mink to Me Only (1968) - Michel
    1968
    BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) as
    Sandy Tyrell
    - Hay Fever (1968) - Sandy Tyrell
    1967
    Fathom as
    Timothy
    1967
    Relatively Speaking (TV Movie) as
    Greg
    1961
    The Marriage Lines (TV Series) as
    George Starling
    - And Then There Were Five (1966) - George Starling
    - First House (1966) - George Starling
    - Alarms and Excursions (1966) - George Starling
    - Big Business (1966) - George Starling
    - Home Market (1966) - George Starling
    - Back to the Beginning (1966) - George Starling
    - The New Start (1966) - George Starling
    - Goodbye George - Goodbye Kate (1965) - George Starling
    - Migration of Starlings (1965) - George Starling
    - Tropical Magic (1965) - George Starling
    - Serenade in Two Flats (1965) - George Starling
    - The Dinner (1965) - George Starling
    - What's in a Name? (1965) - George Starling
    - Night of Nostalgia (1965) - George Starling
    - The Homecoming (1965) - George Starling
    - The Ladies Man (1965) - George Starling
    - Nest of Starlings (1965) - George Starling
    - And Baby Makes Three (1965) - George Starling
    - The Waiting Game (1965) - George Starling
    - The Cuckoo (1965) - George Starling
    - A Nice Surprise (1964) - George Starling
    - The Divorce (1964) - George Starling
    - Financial Consideration (1964) - George Starling
    - Holiday Attractions (1964) - George Starling
    - The Martyr (1964) - George Starling
    - The Patient (1964) - George Starling
    - Celebration Night (1964) - George Starling
    - Happy Birthday (1964) - George Starling
    - The Convention (1964) - George Starling
    - The Move (1964) - George Starling
    - Among Our Souvenirs (1964) - George Starling
    - The Loan (1964) - George Starling
    - The Job (1964) - George Starling
    - The Old Place (1963) - George Starling
    - The Anniversary (1963) - George Starling
    - Party Mood (1963) - George Starling
    - The Good Neighbours (1963) - George Starling
    - The Old Flame (1963) - George Starling
    - Four-Part Harmony (1963) - George Starling
    - The Parting (1963) - George Starling
    - The Bed (1963) - George Starling
    - Trial Separation (1963) - George Starling
    - The Threshold (1963) - George Starling
    - The Sunday-Night Play presents: Marriage Lines (1961) - George Starling
    1966
    Theatre 625 (TV Series) as
    David Prentice
    - Simon and Laura (1966) - David Prentice
    1965
    Summer Comedy Hour (TV Mini Series) as
    Lord Fancourt Babberley
    - Charley's Aunt (1965) - Lord Fancourt Babberley
    1965
    Present Laughter (TV Movie) as
    Roland Maule
    1965
    A Home of Your Own as
    The Husband
    1964
    All in Good Time (Short) as
    The young husband
    1963
    A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) as
    George Starling - Marriage Lines segment / George Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
    - Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) - George Starling - Marriage Lines segment
    - Episode dated 25 December 1963 (1963) - George Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
    1964
    Thursday Theatre (TV Series) as
    David Prentice
    - Simon and Laura (1964) - David Prentice
    1964
    The Bargee as
    Tomkins
    1963
    The V.I.P.s as
    Met. Official (uncredited)
    1963
    Doctor in Distress as
    Medical Student (uncredited)
    1960
    ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) as
    Limbeck / John Hankey / Tony Wallingford / ...
    - True Love and Limbeck (1963) - Limbeck
    - Cunningham 5101 (1963) - John Hankey
    - The Girl in the Window (1960) - Tony Wallingford
    - Carrington V.C. (1960) - Bombardier Owen
    1962
    The Girl on the Boat as
    Eustace Hignett
    1962
    Brothers in Law (TV Series) as
    Roger Thursby
    - Counsel for the Prosecution (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Special Examiner (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Solicitor's Instructions (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Without Due Care (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - With Use of Bath (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Reasonable Doubt (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Separation Order (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Special Damages (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Counsel's Opinion (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - The Judgment Summons (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - Breach of Contract (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - The Expert Witness (1962) - Roger Thursby
    - The First Brief (1962) - Roger Thursby
    1962
    BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) as
    Edward Kinnerton / Tassell
    - Both Ends Meet (1962) - Edward Kinnerton
    - The Happiest Days of Your Life (1962) - Tassell
    1962
    Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series) as
    Ken Tracey
    - A Path Through the Jungle (1962) - Ken Tracey
    1961
    The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series) as
    Ricky Groin / Lighthouse Assistant / John Frobisher
    - The Face of Enthusiasm (1961) - Ricky Groin
    - The Face of Guilt (1961) - Lighthouse Assistant
    - The Face of Duty (1961) - John Frobisher
    1961
    Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
    Stanley Frelaine
    - Murder Club (1961) - Stanley Frelaine
    1961
    A Matter of WHO as
    Jamieson
    1961
    Murder She Said as
    'Mrs. Binster'
    1961
    Harpers West One (TV Series) as
    Patrick Wainwright
    - Episode #1.4 (1961) - Patrick Wainwright
    1958
    ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Harry Lott / Walter / Charlie Wilson / ...
    - A Diabolic Liberty (1961) - Harry Lott
    - Fiddlers Four (1960) - Walter
    - Ticket for Tomorrow (1959) - Charlie Wilson
    - Badger's Green (1958) - Dickie Wetherby
    1959
    Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series) as
    Mr. Winkle / Winkle
    - Christmas at Dingley Dell (1960) - Mr. Winkle
    - Bardell Versus Pickwick (1959) - Winkle
    1960
    Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series) as
    Herbert Sunbury
    - The Kite (1960) - Herbert Sunbury
    1960
    Probation Officer (TV Series) as
    Ralph Baker
    - Episode #2.4 (1960) - Ralph Baker
    1960
    Let's Get Married as
    Student
    1960
    Bottoms Up as
    Colbourne
    1959
    Crime Sheet (TV Series)
    - Lockhart Visits a Laundry (1959)
    1959
    Theatre Night (TV Series) as
    Joseph Field
    - Gilt and Gingerbread (1959) - Joseph Field
    1958
    Girls at Sea as
    'Popeye' Lewis
    1956
    She Stoops to Conquer (TV Movie) as
    2nd Servant
    Soundtrack
    2000
    Monarch of the Glen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Episode #1.1 (2000) - (performer: "Keep Right on to the End of the Road" - uncredited)
    2000
    Love's Labour's Lost (performer: "The Way You Look Tonight")
    1999
    Ratcatcher ("Roobarb & Custard")
    1989
    A Chorus of Disapproval (performer: "Fill Every Glass", "Let Us Take The Road" - uncredited)
    1975
    The Good Life (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
    - The Early Birds (1976) - (performer: "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'")
    - Going to Pot? (1976) - (performer: "Happy Birthday To You")
    - The Pagan Rite (1975) - (performer: "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)")
    - The Thing in the Cellar (1975) - (performer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry")
    Thanks
    2013
    Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
    - Underground (2013) - (in memory of)
    Self
    2012
    Michael Grade's History of the Pantomime Dame (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2011
    Imagine (TV Series) as
    Self - Interviewee
    - Alan Ayckbourn: Greetings from Scarborough (2011) - Self - Interviewee
    2011
    Wogan on Wodehouse (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2011
    Horror on the High Rise (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2011
    How to Buy a Puppy (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Narrator (voice)
    2011
    Behind the Britcoms: From Script to Screen (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Actor
    2010
    All About 'The Good Life' (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Tom Good
    2004
    This Morning (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 1 June 2010 (2010) - Self
    - Episode dated 4 August 2005 (2005) - Self
    - Episode dated 13 May 2004 (2004) - Self
    2010
    Decade of Doctors (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Jack Roberts
    - Famous Faces (2010) - Self / Jack Roberts
    2009
    Beyond a Joke (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - The Legacy (2009) - Self
    - Working Life (2009) - Self
    - A Class Apart (2009) - Self
    2008
    Torchwood Declassified (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Dead Eyes Open (2008) - Self
    2007
    That Antony Cotton Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.9 (2007) - Self
    2007
    News 24 Sunday (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #3.3 (2007) - Self
    2007
    That's What I Call Television (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.1 (2007) - Self
    2007
    The Real Mr Pooter (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator
    2007
    A Taste of My Life (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Richard Briers (2007) - Self
    2003
    Comedy Connections (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Ever Decreasing Circles (2006) - Self
    - The Good Life (2003) - Self
    2006
    The Ultimate Sitcom (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    Who Killed the Sitcom? (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2005
    2005 TV Moments (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2005
    Children in Need (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.26 (2005) - Self
    2005
    Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    100 Greatest Cartoons (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2004
    Breakfast (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 24 February 2005 (2005) - Self
    - Episode dated 4 June 2004 (2004) - Self
    2004
    The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2004
    Lads Army (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.8 (2004) - Self (as R. Briers)
    - Episode #2.4 (2004) - Self (as R. Briers)
    - Episode #2.3 (2004) - Self (as R. Briers)
    - Episode #2.2 (2004) - Self (as R. Briers)
    - Episode #2.1 (2004) - Self (as R. Briers)
    2004
    All the Queen's Cooks (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2004
    Britain's Best Sitcom (TV Series) as
    Self
    - The Live Final (2004) - Self
    - The Good Life (2004) - Self
    - The Launch (2004) - Self
    2004
    Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute (TV Special) as
    Self
    2004
    The Terry and Gaby Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.10 (2004) - Self
    2004
    Today with Des and Mel (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 21 January 2004 (2004) - Self
    2004
    Richard & Judy (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 15 January 2004 (2004) - Self
    2003
    The Joy of Christmas (TV Movie documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2003
    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #5.13 (2003) - Self
    2003
    Breakfast with Frost (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 15 June 2003 (2003) - Self
    2003
    The Sitcom Story (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.3 (2003) - Self
    - Episode #1.2 (2003) - Self
    - Episode #1.1 (2003) - Self
    2002
    The John Thaw Story (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1970
    This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Self - Filmed tribute
    - Julian Fellowes (2002) - Self
    - Brian Murphy (1998) - Self - Filmed tribute
    - Lynn Redgrave (1996) - Self
    - Richard Briers (1994) - Self
    - Thelma Barlow (1991) - Self
    - Donald Sinden (1985) - Self
    - George Thomas (1983) - Self
    - John Thaw (1981) - Self
    - Peter Bowles (1980) - Self
    - Cathleen Nesbitt (1980) - Self
    - Richard Briers (1972) - Self
    - Harold French (1970) - Self
    2002
    Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute (TV Special) as
    Self
    2000
    Funny Turns (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Felicity Kendal: A Passage from India (2001) - Self
    - Paul Eddington: A Life Well Lived (2001) - Self
    - Penelope Keith: Lady of the Manor (2000) - Self
    - Richard Briers: A Good Life (2000) - Self
    2000
    I Love 1970's (TV Series documentary) as
    Narrator
    - I Love 1974 (2000) - Narrator
    2000
    Parkinson (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 11 February 2000 (2000) - Self
    1999
    Open House (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 23 November 1999 (1999) - Self
    1999
    Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self / 'Tom Good'
    1998
    Funny Women (TV Series documentary short) as
    Self
    - Prunella Scales (1998) - Self
    1998
    The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1997
    To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1997
    In Search of Hamlet (TV Movie documentary)
    1997
    Brass Eye (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Science (1997) - Self
    1996
    Smillie's People (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Richard Briers (1996) - Self
    1995
    Clive Anderson Talks Back (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #10.9 (1995) - Self
    1995
    Heroes of Comedy (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Terry-Thomas (1995) - Self
    1994
    French and Saunders (TV Series) as
    Self
    - French and Saunders' Christmas Carol (1994) - Self
    1991
    Comic Relief (TV Special) as
    Self
    1990
    A Tribute to Terry Thomas (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1986
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #9.111 (1989) - Self
    - Episode #9.60 (1989) - Self
    - Episode #8.3 (1988) - Self
    - Episode #6.63 (1986) - Self
    1988
    Caught in the Act (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1987
    Did You See..? (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #9.8 (1987) - Self
    1985
    The Titmice (Documentary short) as
    Self - Narrator (voice)
    1982
    The World About Us (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    - The Incredible Heap: The Story of Garden Compost (1982) - Self - Narrator (voice)
    1981
    Six Fifty-Five Special (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.24 (1981) - Self
    1971
    Call My Bluff (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #16.18 (1981) - Self
    - Episode #16.17 (1981) - Self
    - Episode #12.14 (1978) - Self
    - Episode #12.13 (1978) - Self
    - Episode #7.24 (1973) - Self
    - Episode #7.23 (1973) - Self
    - Episode #6.28 (1971) - Self
    - Episode #6.27 (1971) - Self
    1981
    The Theatre Quiz (TV Series) as
    Self - Panellist
    - Episode #1.6 (1981) - Self - Panellist
    1980
    Survival: Small Is Beautiful (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    1977
    Survival (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Narrator
    - Fighters and Archers (1979) - Self
    - The Little Gentlemen in Black Velvet (1977) - Narrator
    1976
    A Small Miracle (Short) as
    Self - Commentator
    1975
    Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (Documentary short) as
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel (voice)
    1970
    A Birthday Gala Tribute Noel Coward (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    1964
    Language of Love (TV Movie) as
    Self
    Archive Footage
    2023
    One Foot in the Grave: 30 Years of Laughs (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tom Good (uncredited)
    2022
    Secrets & Scandals of the Good Life (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2022
    Midsomer Murders - 25 Years of Mayhem (TV Special documentary) as
    Stephen Wentworth
    2016
    British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (TV Movie documentary) as
    Acting Role (uncredited)
    2015
    Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (TV Series documentary) as
    Tom Good
    - Episode #1.1 (2015) - Tom Good (uncredited)
    2013
    The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) as
    Self - Actor (In Memoriam)
    2013
    Richard Briers: A Tribute (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2012
    Tales of Television Centre (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tom Good (uncredited)
    2012
    Woof! A Horizon Guide to Dogs (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Narrator (uncredited)
    2008
    The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tom Good (uncredited)
    2007
    The Comedy Christmas (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tom Good (uncredited)
    2007
    The Music of Morse (TV Movie documentary) as
    Sir Clixby Bream (uncredited)
    2007
    There's Something About... Morse (TV Movie documentary) as
    Sir Clixby Bream (uncredited)
    2005
    Greatest TV Comedy Moments (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tom Good (uncredited)
    2004
    Comedy Connections (TV Series documentary) as
    Martin Bryce
    - Keeping Up Appearances (2004) - Martin Bryce (uncredited)
    2003
    Life Beyond the Box: Margo (TV Movie) as
    Tom Good
    2003
    More Great Comedy Moments (Video) as
    Martin Bryce
    1996
    And It's Goodnight from Him: The Very Best of Ronnie Barker (Video documentary)
    1995
    Mr. Bean (TV Series) as
    Man in Church
    - The Best Bits of Mr. Bean (1995) - Man in Church
    1990
    Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Climbing the Mountain (1990) - Self (uncredited)
    - Actorship (1990) - Self (uncredited)
    1979
    The 70s Stop Here! (TV Movie documentary)

    References

    Richard Briers Wikipedia