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Peter Benson

13 June 1943 to 6 September 2018

A British actor best known for his role as the garage owner and funeral director Bernie Scripps in Heartbeat (1995-1999), Benson’s character often found himself caught up in the hare-brained schemes of Claude Greengrass in the police drama. His film credits included The Great Train Robbery (1978), Tess (1979) and Hawk the Slayer (1980).

Read Peter Benson's Guardian obituary here.