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Stanley Baxter, (born 24 May 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland), is a comic actor and impressionist, best known for his UK TV shows. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. An impressionist is a performer whose act consists of giving the "impression" of being someone else by imitating the other person's voice and mannerisms The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
The son of an insurance manager, Baxter was schooled for the stage by his mother. He began his career as a child actor in the Scottish edition of the BBC's Children's Hour. See also The Children's Hour (disambiguations Children's Hour &mdashat first " The Children's Hour" from a verse by Longfellow He developed his performing skills further during his National Service with the Combined Services Entertainment unit, working alongside the likes of comedy actor Kenneth Williams, film director John Schlesinger and dramatist Peter Nichols, who used the experience as the basis for his play Privates on Parade. A Concert Party is the collective name for a group of travelling entertainers in Great Britain, usually in Music hall. Kenneth Charles Williams ( 22 February 1926 &ndash 15 April 1988) was an English comic Actor, star of 26 John Richard Schlesinger, CBE ( February 16, 1926 &ndash July 25, 2003) was an Academy Award -winning English Peter Nichols (born 31 July 1927) is an English Writer of Stage plays Film and Television.
Baxter's self-titled series were enjoyed by enormous audiences and the later shows were memorable for the high quality of their production. The cost in terms of sets, effects and extras for these spectacular programmes resulted in Baxter's sacking in turn by the BBC and London Weekend Television.
Shop Window (BBC, 1952)
Geordie (Film, 1955)
On The Bright Side (BBC, 1959)
Very Important Person (Rank, 1961)
Comedy Playhouse: "Lunch In The Park" (BBC, 1961)
The Fast Lady (Rank, 1962)
Crooks Anonymous (Film, 1962)
The Stanley Baxter Show (BBC, 1963-1971)
Father Came Too! (Rank, 1963)
Espionage, (BBC, 1963 Guest Appearance)
Baxter On. Geordie (ˈdʒɔrdi is a regional nickname for a person from the Tyneside region of England, or the name of the Dialect of English A Very Important Person, or VIP is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance Comedy Playhouse was a long running British series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1974 The Fast Lady is a 1962 British Comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin. Father Came Too! is a British comedy film first released in 1963. . . (BBC, 1964)
Joey Boy (Film, 1965)
Wednesday Play: "The Confidence Course" (BBC, 1965)
Christmas Night With The Stars (BBC, 1970, Guest Appearance)
The Goodies, (BBC, 1971 Guest Appearance)
Time For Baxter (BBC, 1972)
The Stanley Baxter Picture Show (LWT 1972-1975)
Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box (LWT, 1976)
Stanley Baxter On Television (LWT, 1979)
The Stanley Baxter Series (BBC, 1981)
Stanley Baxter's Christmas Hamper (BBC, 1985)
Stanley Baxter's Television Annual (BBC, 1986)
Mr Majeika (LWT, 1988-1990, Title Role)
Rab C. Nesbitt (BBC, 1991, Guest Appearance)
Arabian Knight (Animation, 1995, Voice Only)
Stanley Baxter Is Back (C4, 1995)
Stanley Baxter In Reel Terms (C4, 1996)
Meeow (Animation, 2000, Voice Only)
The Unforgettable. Joey Boy (โจอี้ บอย or Apisit Opsasaimlikit อภิสิทธิ์ โอภาสเอี่ยมลิขิต born 1975 is a Thai Hip hop The Wednesday Play was a British Television play which ran on BBC1 from 1964 Cambridge University The three actors in The Goodies met as students at the University of Cambridge, where Tim Brooke-Taylor was studying Law, Graeme Mr Majeika is the title of a series of children's books written by Humphrey Carpenter, and also a children's television series starring Stanley Baxter. Rab C Nesbitt is a Scottish Sitcom that originally ran from 1988 to 1999. "Arabian Knight" redirects here For other uses see Arabian Nights (disambiguation. . . Kenneth Williams (Carlton, 2001, Interviewee)
The Sketch Show Story (BBC, 2001, Interviewee)
Return Of The Goodies (BBC, 2005, Interviewee)
The Story Of Light Entertainment (BBC, 2006, Interviewee)
Comedy Map Of Britain (BBC, 2007, Interviewee)
Happy Birthday BAFTA (2007, Guest)
The Comedy Christmas (2007, Interviewee)
Perhaps his most memorable routine is “Parliamo Glasgow”. Conceived as being written by a fictitious scholar visiting Glasgow, the sketch took the patois of Glasgow and developed it to marvellous comic effect. This sketch was included in one of his BBC Scotland series in the 1960s and was based on the corporation's first venture into language programmes namely 'Parliamo Italiano' - 'Let's speak Italian'. The scene which most people remember is when he goes to the local market and says to the trader "Izat a marra on yer barra, Clara?", which he then translates into plain English as "Is that a marrow on your barrow, Clara?". Another introduced the Glaswegian word "Sanoffy", as in "Sanoffy cold day" ("It's an awfully cold day").
He guest starred in one of the episodes of The Goodies and later appeared in the lead role in Mr Majeika, a children's show about a magic teacher, expelled from Walpurgis (the wizard land) for failing his wizarding exams. This article discusses The Goodies comedy television series For information about the formation of The Goodies group and for information Mr Majeika is the title of a series of children's books written by Humphrey Carpenter, and also a children's television series starring Stanley Baxter. he later stated that he had wished to retire after his spectacular hour-long shows had been axed and that the move to children's television was a "purely financial" arrangement.
After the war Baxter returned to Glasgow taking to the stage for three years at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre before moving to London to work in television in 1959. The Citizens' Theatre is based in Glasgow, Scotland and is the major producing theatre for the west of Scotland In 1969 he played in the original production of Joe Orton's controversial farce What The Butler Saw in the West End at the Queen's Theatre in 1969 with Sir Ralph Richardson, Coral Browne, and Hayward Morse. Joe Orton ( 1 January, 1933, Leicester, England - 9 August, 1967, Islington, London) born John West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland" Sir Ralph David Richardson ( 19 December 1902 &ndash 10 October 1983) was an English Actor, one of a group of theatrical Coral Browne (23 July 1913 - 29 May 1991 was an Australian stage and screen actress Hayward Morse (born September 9, 1947) is a British stage and voice actor He remained a great favourite on the Scottish pantomime circuit up until his retirement in 1991, starring with popular Scottish stars, Jimmy Logan and Una McLean. Jimmy Logan OBE ( 4 April 1928 &ndash 13 April 2001)born James Short in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Una McLean MBE (born 1930 in Strathaven, Scotland) is a Scottish actress and comedian best known for appearing in pantomimes
Working with director Neil Cargill, he then returned to radio by taking the role of Noel Coward in the BBC World Service Play of the Week, "Marvellous Party" - written by Jon Wynne-Tyson, it also starred Dorothy Tutin as Coward's lifelong friend, Esme Wynne-Tyson (Jon's mother). Also with Cargill, he read "Whisky Galore" and "Jimmy Swan - The Joy Traveller" for BBC Radio, providing the voices of all the characters. After a lengthy spell in self-imposed retirement, he appeared in 2004 in a series of three half-hour radio sitcoms for BBC Radio 4, entitled Stanley Baxter and Friends; the success of this led to a further series entitled Stanley Baxter Playhouse in 2008 and to date this has been Baxter's most recent work. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Baxter has appeared in a number of films, including Geordie (1955), Very Important Person (1961), The Fast Lady (1962) and Father Came Too! (1963), the last three alongside James Robertson Justice, together with the animation Arabian Knight (1995). Geordie (released in the US as Wee Geordie) is a 1955 Comedy film based on David Walker's novel of the same title with Very Important Person is a 1961 British Comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin, and written by Henry Blyth and The Fast Lady is a 1962 British Comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin. Father Came Too! is a British comedy film first released in 1963. James Robertson Justice ( 15 June 1907 - 2 July 1975) was a popular Anglo-Scottish Character actor in British films "Arabian Knight" redirects here For other uses see Arabian Nights (disambiguation. He often played a fiercely nationalistic Scot, as in Very Important Person, a POW escape comedy where a stereotypical Nazi officer (also played by Baxter!) calls him "Englischer Schwein", Baxter responding "Scottish swine!!"
He has penned a number of books based on the language of Glasgow, as developed in his Parliamo Glasgow sketch as above, and on humour of the city.
Stanley Baxter was married for 46 years. His wife Moira died in 1997.
BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance (1959) BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance (1981) for the Stanley Baxter Series Lifetime Achievement Award (British Comedy Awards) BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance (1972) for the Stanley Baxter Picture Show
Six of Baxter's hour-long ITV shows were released in 2005 DVD as Stanley Baxter: The Specials with a further two-disc set being released in 2006 under the title Stanley Baxter: The Series & Picture Box featuring further ITV produced shows. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent