**(Amanda Donohoe) Cara Jean "C. J." Lamb, a clever female lawyer with an
English accent who worked in association with a Los Angeles law firm. C. J.
called herself "flexible" when it came to sexual lifestyle.
**(Judy Carne) Judy Carne, talented British actress and comedienne who appeared
on this irreverent program filled with sights gags, one-liners and blackout
skits. Her most memorable role was that of the "Sock it to Me" girl who weekly
got tricked into saying "Sock it to me!" and then got hit by pies, drenched with
water or dropped through a trap door.
THE LEGEND OF PRINCE VALIANT/FAM/1991-94
*(Cartoon Character) Prince Valiant (voice of Robby Benson), the teenage son of
King Willem who went to King Arthur's Camelot to become a knight of the Round
Table. Other voices and characters included Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as King Arthur;
Samantha Eggar as Queen Guinevere; Tim Curry as Sir Gawain; Alan Oppenheimer as
Merlin the Wizard; Michael Horton as Arn; and Noelle North as Rowanne.
*(John Standing/costar) Edward Wingate, British aristocrat who lived in a castle
outside London. Wingate teamed with an American insurance fraud investigator
(based in Virginia) to work on cases for a London-based insurance conglomerate.
LONG JOHN SILVER (THE ADVENTURES OF )/SYN/1955-56
*(Robert Newton) Long John Silver, a British buccaneer living on the Crown owned
island of Porto Bello who battled the Spanish naval fleets roaming the West
Indies of the 1700s. Other cast included Kit Taylor as Jim Hawkins, Silver's
youthful ward; Connie Gilchrist as Purity Pinker, the owner of Silver's favorite
pub; Harvey Adams as Governor Strong; Grant Taylor as Patch; Rodney Taylor as
Israel Hands; and Henry Gilbert as Billy Bowledge. Robert Newton created the
pirate role of Long John Silver in the 1950 Disney film Treasure Island based on
the book of Robert Louis Stevenson. The series was filmed in Australia.
LOVE AND CURSE/SYN/1991
*(Ian Matheson/costar) Neil Dickson, a British professor of mythology teaching
at a University in London who befriends Kate Hodge, a young American student
bitten by a werewolf. Neil later travels to Northbridge, California to help
battle her curse (she turns into a beast at the full moon). The Neil Dickson
character first appeared in the SHE-WOLF OF LONDON/SYN/1991 where he was
presented as a parapsychology professor who wrote the books "The Face of Fear"
and "Satan's Sex Slaves" (a study of mythology).
MAD ABOUT YOU/NBC/1992-99
**(Judy Geeson) Maggie Conway, the snooty British neighbor living in a Manhattan
apartment across the hall from Paul and Jamie Buchman. Paxton Whitehead and Jim
Piddock played the role of Maggie's equally snooty husband, Hal.
*(John Hillerman/costar) Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, stuffy British manservant
who ran the Hawaiian Oahu estate of wealthy writer, Robin Masters. Higgins was
often at odds with Thomas Magnum, the estates live-in security man. Higgins, a
former member of British military intelligence (MI5 & MI6) had a nit-picky
nature, built model bridges and painted as a hobby; created his own blend of tea
called "Lady Ashley Tea; and chronicled his early life's experiences in a diary
called "Crisis in Suez" He is also rumored (but never proven) to be the world
famous pulp writer Robin Masters. Hillerman also performed in the roles of two
of Higgins' distant relatives Father Paddy MacGuinness, an Irish half-brother;
and Don Luis Manqueo, a Spanish half-brother. Robert Mederros III appeared in
flashback sequences playing Higgins as a young boy. Other cast included Gillian
Dobb as Agatha Chumley, a proper British woman who had the hots for Higgins
(during the 1982-88 seasons). In reality John Hillerman put on a fake accent
each week to portray Higgins' British character.
THE MAN FROM INTERPOL/NBC/1960
*(Richard Wyler) Anthony Smith, a British Scotland Yard policeman assigned to
the International Police Force (aka "Interpol"). Also featured was John Longden
as Superintendent Mercer.
*(Paxton Whitehead) Albert Dudley, a stuffy English butler who supervised a zany
staff of servants for an even more eccentric American millionaire and his wife
played by Linda Thorsen (formerly Tara King of the British spy adventure THE
AVENGERS in the 1960's).
*(Tom Conway/Donald Gray) Mark Saber, British police detective working with the
New York City homicide squad. Later in the series revival he returned as a
one-armed private detective based in London who roamed the continent in search
of murderers, blackmailers, etc.
**(Hermione Baddeley) Mrs. Nell Naugatuck, a hard-drinking English maid (Maude's
second) who worked for Maude Findlay, a liberated housewife living in Tuckahoe,
New York. Nell got along well with the man of the house, Walter Findlay but
never saw eye to eye with the opinionated wife. Mrs. Naugatuck later married her
gentleman friend, Bert Beasley and retuned to England.
*(Roger Moore) Cousin Beaureguard Maverick, a Civil War veteran who went to
England and returned to America as a cultured Englishman (accent and all) to
roam the American West in search of fortune.
*(Amanda Pays/costar) Theora Jones, a computer control room expert with a
British accent working for the futuristic TV Network 23. Theora monitored all
the camera work and broadcasts of award winning investigative reporter, Edison
MAY TO DECEMBER/1989-94
*(Anton Rodgers/costar) Alec Callender, a 53-year-old widowed British solicitor
who falls in love with Zoe Angell (Eve Matheson), a 27-year-old physical
education teacher needing advise about getting a divorce. Other cast included
Frances White as Vera Flood, Alec's efficient secretary; Rebecca Lacey as
Hilary, Alec's' other assistant; Paul Venables as Alec's grown son Jamie
Callender; Carolyn Pickles as Alec's married daughter Simone Callender; Kate
Williams as Dot Angell; Ashley Jensen as Rosie MacConnachy; Chrissie Coterill as
Debbie; Paul Raynor as Roy Morgan Jones; and Clive Francis as Alec's partner,
Miles Henty. Later in the series, Lesley Dunlop replaced Eve Matheson in the
role of Zoe Callender.
*(Sam Neill) Merlin the Wizard, born of pagan magic who stands beside Arthur as
he claims the sword Excalibur, becomes King of England, builds Camelot, is
betrayed by his wife, Guinevere and battles the evil magic of Arthur's sister
Morgan Le Fey and her bastard son Mordred (Sired by Arthur). Told from the point
of view of Merlin, the cast included Paul Curran as King Arthur Pendragon; Lena
Headey as Queen Guinevere; Helena Bonham Carter as Morgan Le Fey; John Gielgud
as King Constant; Rutger Hauer as Lord Vortigern; James Earl Jones as the
Mountain King; Miranda Richardson in the dual roles of Queen Mab and the Lady of
the Lake; Isabella Rossellini as Nimue; Martin Short as Frik; Mark Jax as King
Uther Pendragon; John McEnery as Lord Ardent; Thomas Locver as Duke of Cornwall;
and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Sir Boris.
MRS. G. GOES TO COLLEGE/CBS/1961-62
*(Sir Cedric Hardwicke/costar) Professor Crayton, a British teacher on exchange
from Cambridge University who taught an English class whose students included
Sarah Green, an elderly Jewish widow who decided to enroll in college. The
program was re-titled THE GERTRUDE BERG SHOW in January 1962.
*(Christopher Hewett) Mr. Lynn Belvedere, a worldly English gentlemen's
gentleman who answered an ad for domestic help placed by a sportswriter's wife
in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On a 1986-87 episode, the Immigration
Department deported Mr. Belvedere for working in the U.S.A. without the proper
papers, but he soon returned to the States (this time legally) to reclaim his
job. Christopher Hewitt had previously starred as the manservant, Lawrence on
FANTASY ISLAND/ABC/1978-84. David Rappaport appeared as Galen Belevedere, Lynn's
dwarf cousin who bested him in everything.
*(Davy Jones/costar) Davy Jones (as himself), a British rock n' roll singer and
one of four members of the American rock group "The Monkees".
**(Liam Sullivan) Major Mapoy, an evil British cattle baron who coveted the
Monroe homestead located in the Wyoming Territory of 1876.
*(Geraldine McEwan) Miss Rose Farnaby, an elderly woman living in a rural
English estate who is visited by the gentle-natured Mulberry, (aka "the Son of
Death") charged with taking her to the afterlife. Other cast included Karl
Howman as Mulberry; Tony Selby as Bert Finch, the estate handyman; Lill Roughley
as Alice Finch, Bert's wife, estate cook and housekeeper; and John Bennett as
the Stranger (aka "Death"). The series was later aired on PBS stations
MURDER, SHE WROTE/CBS/1984-96
*(Keith Michell) Dennis Stanton, an insurance investigator based in San
Francisco who spoke with a stylish British accent and carried an umbrella about
during his investigations. Introduced in the 1990-91 season.
MY PARTNER THE GHOST/ATV/1969-70/SYN/1973
*(Mike Pratt) Jeff Randall, a London-based British private eye who co-owned
Randall and Hopkirk-Private Investigators with his partner, Marty Hopkirk. After
Marty is killed by a hit and run driver, he returns to Earth and becomes Jeff's
ghostly assistant. Other cast included Annette Andre as Marty's wife, Jean
Hopkirk. The series was also known as RANDALL AND HOPKIRK (DECEASED).
THE NAKED TRUTH/NBC/ABC/1995-98
**(Ian McShane) Leland, the wealthy British ex-husband of photojournalist Nora
Wilde. Even though Leland and Nora are divorced (Leland couldn't keep his hands
off women) he still on occasion pursued Nora with hopes of reconciling the
marriage. Leland appeared in episodes "Woman Jokes While Husbands Croak (Leland
played by Michael York); "Things Change"; and "Brideface Revisited."
*(Charles Shaughnessy) Maxwell Sheffield, a wealthy widower and Broadway
producer with a British accent living in Manhattan. Also featured was Nicholle
Tom as his oldest daughter, Maggie; Benjamin Salisbury as his son, Brighton;
Madeline Zima as his younger daughter, Gracie; and Daniel Davis as Niles,
Sheffield's sarcastic British butler. Later in the series, Maxwell married his
Jewish-American nanny who had been taking care of his children.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MARTIN KANE/NBC/1953-54
**(Brian Reece) Scotland Yard Inspector Headley, British police officer who
interacted with Martin Kane, a former U.S. Air Force colonel working in London
as a private eye. The series was also known as ASSIGNMENT DANGER.
THE NEW WKRP IN CINCINNATI/SYN/1991-93
**(Michael Des Barres) Jack Allen, a divorced British rock & roll disc jockey
who hosts a music and talk program with his ex-wife Dana Burns called "The Burns
and Allen Show" at the WKRP radio station in Cincinnati. Des Barres, a former
British rocker-turned-actor played the role of a rock singer on the original
series WKRP IN CINCINNATI /CBS/1978-82.
9 TO 5/ABC/1982-83/SYN/1986-88
**(Jean Marsh) Roz Keith, British-American office manager who supervised a pool
of secretaries for the Midwestern Sales For Consolidated Companies. She was the
resident snoop who reported all the office gossip and free-loading to her
**(Philip Tonge) General Amherst, British colonial officer involved with
explorer and Indian fighter Major Robert Rogers during the French and Indian
Wars (1754-59) in New York State and Eastern Canada.
NOTHING IN COMMON/NBC/1987
**(Elizabeth Bennett) Victoria Upton-Smythe, an efficient secretary with a
British accent who worked for David Basner & Associates, a small Chicago based
advertising agency. She displayed a small flag of the Union Jack on her desk.
**(Marcia Evans & Carole Shelley) Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon, two zany English
sisters who shared a New York City apartment upstairs from Oscar Madison and
Felix Unger during the 1970-71 seasons. Their characters resurfaced in THE NEW
ODD COUPLE/ABC/1982-83 played by Sheila Anderson and Ronalda Douglas.
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE/BBC/1989-96
*(Richard Wilson) Victor Meldrew, a retired British curmudgeon who is struggling
through his later years with his wife and companion Margaret Meldrew (Annette
Crosbie). Other cast included Doreen Mantle as Jean Warboys; Angus Deayton as
Patrick; Janine Duvitski as Pippa; Owen Brenman as Nick Swainey; Gordon Peters
as Ronnie; Jean Challis as Mildred; and Barbara Ashcroft as Mildred. The series
aired on PBS stations nationwide.
OUR MAN HIGGINS/ABC/1963
*(Stanley Holloway) Higgins, a British butler inherited by the middle-class
American branch of the English MacRoberts clan. Also featured were Frank Maxwell
as Duncan MacRobert; Audrey Totter as his wife, Alice; Ricky Kellman and K. C.
Butts as their sons Tommy and Dinghy; and Regina Groves as their daughter,
Joanie. The series was an earlier version of the sitcom MR. BELVEDERE.
OVER MY DEAD BODY/CBS/1990-91
*(Edward Woodward/costar) Maxwell Beckett, a former Scotland Yard Inspector
turned crime novelist who now lived in San Francisco. He reluctantly teamed with
a female obituary writer to solve crimes and to inspire his novels which as of
late hadn't been selling very well.
*(Malcolm McDowell/costar) Professor Stephen Pynchon, a prickly Englishman
teaching philosophy at an East Coast university who interacts with the series
title character (Pearl), a wisecracking widow.
*(Roger Moore/costar) Lord Brett Sinclair, British aristocrat and playboy who
was teamed with a Brooklyn born self-made American millionaire to troubleshoot
criminal cases that couldn't be handled by conventional means. Filmed in
THE PRESTON EPISODES/FOX/1995
*(Clive Revill/costar) Larry Dunhill, a grumpy, loutish British editor working
for a gossip magazine in New York City. His office displays photographs of the
*(Twiggy Lawson/costar) Princess Georgiana De La Rue, aka "Georgy," a penniless
widow of a European prince from the Island of Scilly (south coast of England)
who shared a roomy Manhattan apartment with two beautiful single woman while
waiting for attorneys to settle her husband's will.
*(Patrick McGoohan) The Prisoner, a British espionage agent who was imprisoned
in a strange coastal resort town after abruptly quiting the service and assigned
the designation of "Number 1." Leo McKern (who played Clang, the East Indian
high priest in the 1965 Beatles' film "Help!") played the second and final
Number 2, the man responsible for interrogating Number 1.
*(Ann Sothern) Susan "Susie" McNamara, private secretary for the theatrical
agency International Artists, Inc. in New York City. Susie was born in Mumford
Indiana, her ancestors come from Scotland.
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