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Ted Ray (I) (1905–1977)

Ted Ray was very popular as a radio star in such 1950s shows as Ray's A Laugh. Before WWII, he was well known on stage as a variety artiste and was quite an accomplished violinist - an effective part of his act. Perhaps his personality and style were less suitable for television and he did not always seem comfortable in the medium. He was, however... See full bio »


(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Tonight at 8:30 George Pepper (segment "Red Peppers")
Please Turn Over Edward Halliday
My Wife's Family Jack Gay
Carry On Teacher William 'Wakie' Wakefield, the Headmaster


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 1973 Oh, Father! (TV Series)
Uncle Dan
- The Old Adam (1973) ... Uncle Dan
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
- A Work of Genius (1973) ... Father
 1966-1971 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Storyteller - 'The Magic Giant'
 1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
- Happy Family (1965) ... Ted
 1965 I Object (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... Counsel
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... Counsel
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... Counsel
- Episode #1.7 (1965) ... Counsel
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Counsel
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Will Hay
 1961 Does the Team Think? (TV Series)
 1959 Please Turn Over
Edward Halliday
 1959 It's Saturday Night (TV Series)
 1959 Carry On Teacher
William 'Wakie' Wakefield, the Headmaster
 1959 The Crowning Touch
 1957 Pantomania: Babes in the Wood (TV Movie)
 1956 My Wife's Family
Jack Gay
 1953 Escape by Night
Mr. Weston
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
George Pepper (segment "Red Peppers")
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

(autobiography) "My Turn Next" (1963) See more »

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2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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The role of Sergeant Wilkins in Carry On Constable (1960) was intended for Ted Ray following his work on Carry On Teacher (1959). However, he was under contract to ABC Films and they would not allow him to do any more Carry Ons, so Sidney James replaced him. See more »

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