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Bill Kerr

10 June 1922 to 28 August 2014

An Australian actor and comedian, Kerr found fame as the foil to Tony Hancock in the BBC radio show Hancock’s Half Hour (1954-1959). He went on to star in The Dam Busters (1955), Compact (1964-1965), Doctor Who (1967-1968) and alongside Spike Milligan in The Bed Sitting Room (1963).

Read Bill Kerr's Guardian obituary here