Stuart McGugan

Stuart McGugan (born 2 March 1944) is a Scottish actor.

Stuart McGugan
Born (1944-03-02) 2 March 1944

McGugan was a presenter on BBC's Play School, starting in 1975 (he regularly presented the programme for more than 10 years),[1] and is well known for playing the roles of Bomba MacAteer in Tutti Frutti, and Gunner 'Atlas' Mackintosh in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

McGugan appeared as Gordon Stewart in two series of LWT's Wish Me Luck between 1988 and 1989, in The Chief as Chief Superintendent Sean McCloud from 1993 to 1994, then in the mid-1990s was the pub owner Barney Meldrum in BBC Scotland's Hamish MacBeth. He had a recurring role as a factory worker in the Perry/Croft sitcom You Rang M'Lord? In Family Affairs in 1997 he played the character Derek Simpson. He has been seen most recently in a Middle Ground Theatre Company tour of a stage adaptation of the 1960 film Tunes of Glory. Stuart McGugan played Colonel Jock Sinclair, originally played by Alec Guinness in the film. The production visited Jersey, Wolverhampton and Perth, Scotland in early 2007.[2] He also appeared in an episode of Dad's Army, playing a soldier, and in an episode of ITV's Comedy series Benidorm in November 2009 playing a character called Wink McAndrew.


  1. 'Here's A House: The Story of Playschool', Volume 1 (Paul R Jackson, 2009)
  2. Middle Ground Theatre Company Archived 20 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine

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