Windsor DAVIES (1930-)

Windsor Davies
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Windsor Davies, actor, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside a restaurant in Chelsea, London.


Windsor was born in London, to Welsh parents, who returned to their native Nant-y-Moel when the Second World War began in 1939. He studied at Ogmore Grammar School and Bangor Teacher Training College.


He worked as a teacher at Mountside School for Boys in Leek, Staffordshire and did national service in Libya and Egypt with the East Surrey Regiment between 1950 and 1952, before deciding to become an actor.


Windsor’s best known role is as the bullying Sergeant Major Williams in the BBC television situation comedy It Ain't Half Hot Mum, first broadcast in 1974. Among his character's catchphrases was "Shut Up!!" delivered as an eardrum-shattering military scream.


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programme details...

  • Edition No: 423
  • Subject No: 420
  • Broadcast: Wed 7 Jan 1976
  • Broadcast time: 7-7.30pm
  • Recorded: Wed 3 Dec 1975
  • Venue: Euston Road Studios
  • Series: 16
  • Edition: 9
  • Code name: Whisper

on the guest list...

  • Melvyn Hayes
  • Donald Hewlett
  • Don Estelle
  • Michael Knowles
  • Christopher Mitchell
  • John Clegg
  • Stuart McGugan
  • Dino Shafeek
  • Mike Kinsey
  • Kenneth MacDonald
  • David Croft
  • Jimmy Perry
  • Lynne - wife
  • Ted Smith
  • Jane - daughter
  • Sarah - daughter
  • Nancy - daughter
  • Kenny - son
  • ? - daughter
  • Anyan - father
  • Maggie – mother
  • Glenys - sister
  • Euan Williams
  • Reg Gage
  • Denis Harding
  • Peter Clark
  • Alan Waterfall
  • James Kerr
  • Philip Booth
  • Bill Meelan
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Emlyn Davies
  • John - cousin
  • John Brown
  • Colin Webber

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production team...

  • Researcher: Tony Lee
  • Writers: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley
  • Director: Mike Dormer
  • Producer: Jack Crawshaw
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
Series 16: Ronnie Dukes > Ray Milland > Mike Hailwood > Frank Windsor > Magnus Pyke > Bill Tidy > Gladys Mills > Andy Stewart > Windsor Davies > Ray Reardon > Patrick Mower > Alberto Remedios > Susan Masham > Betty Driver > Henry "Shrimp" Davies > Gwen Berryman > Vince Hill > Arnold Ridley > Beryl Reid > Alan Mullery > Percy Thrower > Gareth Edwards > June Whitfield > Terry Fincher > Richard Dunn > Norman Croucher