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Colin Bean

15 April 1926 to 19 June 2009

Assured a place in television history as one of the regulars in Dad’s Army (1968-77), Bean was a familiar face in the role of Private Sponge. He also appeared in series such as Richard The Lionheart (1961), Michael Bentine’s Potty Time (1973), Are You Being Served? (1973) and Hi-De-Hi! (1988).

* Read Colin Bean's Independent Obituary