Ivor Roberts (actor)
Born in Nottingham, he returned to acting following service in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Roberts started his television career as a continuity announcer on regional television in Wales, working for TWW before that company lost its franchise in 1968.
Among his better-known roles were the characters of Arnold Thomas in the 1995-97 television series Oh, Doctor Beeching! and Mr Barnes in the second, third and fourth series of You Rang, M'Lord?. He also made a guest appearance, as a police officer, in one episode of George and Mildred. Another notable appearance was as Mr. Chick in Dombey and Son. He also played parts in Porridge and Yes, Minister.
He died in Cardiff, Wales, in 1999 at the age of 74.
|1976||Rogue Male||Mr. Drake||TV movie|
|1977||The Duchess of Duke Street||Sergeant||Episode: "The Reluctant Warrior"|
|1978||The Sailor's Return||Farmer Molton|
|1979||Home Before Midnight||Inspector Gray|
|1980||Sweet William||Uncle Walter|
|1983||Every Picture Tells a Story||Reverend Jenkins|
|1984||Another Country||Chief Judge|
|1988||We Think the World of You||Harry|
|1988||Without a Clue||Reporter #3|
|1995-1997||Oh, Doctor Beeching!||Arnold Thomas||20 episodes|
|1999||The Window Bed||Joe||(final film role)|
- "Ivor Roberts". BFI.
- "Obituary: Ivor Roberts". The Independent. September 15, 1999.
- "Oh Doctor Beeching! (1995)". BFI.
- "You Rang M'Lord?". November 11, 1990. p. 68 – via BBC Genome.
- "George and Mildred | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
- "BFI Screenonline: Dombey and Son (1983) Credits". www.screenonline.org.uk.
- "Porridge: No Peace for the Wicked". November 14, 1975. p. 59 – via BBC Genome.
- "BBC Two - Yes, Minister, Series 2, The Death List". BBC.