The sad news of the passing of actor Peter Howell reached me yesterday evening.
Peter was born in London in 1919, and died on April 20th of this month aged 95 after a short illness.
He was a distinguished actor and regular in the 1950’s television hospital drama ‘Emergency Ward 10.’ His other many and varied appearences in television include 1960 The Man From Interpol, 1969 The Expert, 1966-69 Dr. Finley’s Casebook, 1972 Softly Softly Taskforce, 1978 BBC2 Play of The Week, 1982 Tales of the Unexpected, 1988 The One Game, 1992 Jeeves and Wooster, 1993 Shadowlands, and 2003 Silent Witness. In the early 1970’s Peter appeared in the highly regarded television play called ‘File on Harry Jordan,’ a Prisoneresque story which featured a mute dwarf butler which was scripted by Anthony Skene, also of ‘the Prisoner.’ However enthusiasts of ‘the Prisoner’ will best remember Peter for his role of the Professor in ‘The General.’
Peter Howell will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Rest In Peace.