Terry-Thomas on screen, radio, stage and record
The British actor and comedian Terry-Thomas (1911–1990) performed in many mediums of light entertainment, including film, radio and theatre. His career spanned from 1933 until his retirement in the late 1970s. During this time he became synonymous with playing the "silly-ass Englishman", a characterisation that he had portrayed from his time on the variety circuit.
Terry-Thomas made his film debut as an extra in the 1933 film, The Private Life of Henry VIII, which starred Charles Laughton in the title role; Terry-Thomas continued to undertake a series of small and uncredited film roles while his reputation grew on radio and television. He played his first role on radio in the 1938 BBC tea dance programme Friends to Tea, before spending the Second World War with the Royal Corps of Signals and ENSA, the Entertainments National Service Association.
After the war, Terry-Thomas began his stage career with an appearance in Piccadilly Hayride at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London; the show was a hit and he appeared in it from September 1946 until January 1948. In 1949 he appeared in his first television programme, Technical Hitch, and scored a success later that year with his own television series, How Do You View?, which was noted for being the first comedy series on British television. In 1956 he was cast by the Boulting brothers in Private's Progress. The role boosted his film career, initially in Britain, and then in America. In 1958 Terry-Thomas released the first of two solo comedy records, Strictly T-T; the same year he also appeared as Bertie Wooster in a cast recording of Jeeves, with Roger Livesey playing Jeeves.
During the 1960s and 70s, Terry-Thomas' appearances on stage and radio were becoming less frequent but his television and film output remained consistent, despite his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease in 1971; by the mid-1980s, though, the disease had effectively ended his career. On his death, The Guardian observed that "as an upper class twit or as a debonair rascal, Terry-Thomas had few equals", and described him as "a national treasure", while The Independent considered that he "personified the Englishman as amiable bounder".
|The Private Life of Henry VIII||1933||Extra||Uncredited|
|The Ghost Goes West||1935||Extra||Uncredited|
|It's Love Again||1936||Extra||Uncredited|
|Once in a Million||1936||Extra||Uncredited|
|Rhythm in the Air||1936||Frankie||Uncredited|
|This'll Make You Whistle||1936||Extra||Uncredited|
|When Knights Were Bold||1936||Extra||Uncredited|
|Things to Come||1936||Extra||Uncredited|
|Rhythm Racketeer||1937||Cast member||Uncredited|
|Flying Fifty-Five||1939||Cast member|
|Sam Goes Shopping||1939||Boyfriend||Uncredited|
|Climbing High||1939||Extra||Production finished in 1938, film released in 1939; uncredited|
|For Freedom||1940||News reader||Uncredited|
|Under Your Hat||1940||Cast member||Uncredited|
|A Date with a Dream||1948||Terry|
|The Brass Monkey||1948||Himself|
|If You Don't Save Paper||1948||On-screen participant|
|Copy Book Please||1949||On-screen participant||3-minute instructional film|
|Melody Club||1949||Freddy Forrester|
|What's Cooking?||1951||Cast member||Also called Cookery Nook|
|The Queen Steps Out||1952||Cast member|
|The Green Man||1956||Charles Boughtflower|
|Private's Progress||1956||Major Hitchcock|
|Brothers in Law||1956||Alfred Green|
|Blue Murder at St Trinian's||1957||Romney Carlton-Ricketts|
|Happy is the Bride||1957||Policeman|
|Lucky Jim||1957||Bertrand Welch|
|The Naked Truth||1957||Lord Henry Mayley|
|tom thumb||1958||Ivan||Nominated for BAFTA Award for the "Best British Actor in 1959"|
|Carlton-Browne of the F.O.||1959||Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne|
|I'm All Right Jack||1959||Major Hitchcock|
|Too Many Crooks||1959||William Delany Gordon|
|School for Scoundrels||1960||Raymond Delauney|
|That's Odd||1960||Cast member||15-minute short|
|Make Mine Mink||1960||Major Albert Rayne|
|His and Hers||1960||Reggie Blake|
|A Matter of WHO||1961||Archibald Bannister|
|Bachelor Flat||1962||Professor Bruce Patterson|
|Operation Snatch||1962||Lieutenant "Piggy" Wigg|
|Kill or Cure||1962||J. Barker Rynde|
|The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm||1962||Ludwig|
|It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World||1963||Lt-Colonel J. Algernon Hawthorne|
|The Mouse on the Moon||1963||Spender||Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|Terry-Thomas in Tuscany||1963||Host||Producer; 15-minute short|
|Terry-Thomas in the South of France||1963||Host||Producer; 19-minute short|
|Terry-Thomas in Northern Ireland||1963||Host||Producer; 19-minute short|
|The Wild Affair||1963||Godfrey Deane|
|You Must Be Joking!||1965||Major Foskett|
|How to Murder Your Wife||1965||Charles Furbank|
|Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines||1965||Sir Percy Ware-Armitage|
|Munster, Go Home!||1966||Freddie Munster|
|The Sandwich Man||1966||Scoutmaster|
|The Daydreamer||1966||Brigadier Zachary Zilch|
|Our Man in Marrakesh||1966||El Caid|
|La Grande Vadrouille||1966||Sir Reginald|
|Se Tutte le Donne del Mondo||1966||James/Lord Aldric|
|Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon||1967||Captain Sir Harry Washington Smythe|
|Arabella||1967||General Sir Horace Gordon; Duke Pietro Moretti; hotel manager; insurance manager|
|Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River||1967||H. William Homer|
|A Guide for the Married Man||1967||Technical Advisor; "Tiger"|
|The Perils of Pauline||1967||Sten Martin|
|Arriva Dorellik||1967||Commissioner Green|
|Danger: Diabolik||1967||Minister of Finance|
|Seven Times Seven||1968||Police Inspector||Originally titled Sette Volte Sette|
|How Sweet It Is!||1968||Mr Tilly|
|Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?||1968||Ladislaus Walichek|
|Uno Scacco Tutto Matto||1968||Il Direttore Dorgeant||Also known as Checkmate for McDowell or It's Your Move|
|Monte Carlo or Bust!||1969||Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage||Originally called Quei Temerari Sulle Loro Pazze, Scatenate, Scalcinate Carriole|
|2000 Years Later||1969||Charles Goodwyn|
|Una Su Tredici||1969||Albert||Also known as 12 + 1 or The Thirteen Chairs|
|Arthur? Arthur!||1969||Clennery Tubbs|
|Le Mur de l'Atlantique||1969||Commandant Perry|
|The Abominable Dr. Phibes||1971||Dr Longstreet|
|The Cherry Picker||1971||Appelby|
|Tunisia – Yesterday and Today||1972||Commentator||16-minute short|
|Dr. Phibes Rises Again||1972||Lombardo|
|Colpo Grosso ... Grossissimo ... Anzi Probabile||1972||Pierre Le Compte|
|Robin Hood||1973||Sir Hiss||Voice only|
|The Vault of Horror||1973||Arthur Gritchit|
|Gli Eroi||1973||John Cooper||Also known as The Heroes|
|Side by Side||1975||Max Nugget|
|Spanish Fly||1975||Sir Percy de Courcy|
|The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones||1975||Mr. Square|
|The Last Remake of Beau Geste||1977||Prison Governor|
|The Hound of the Baskervilles||1977||Dr Mortimer|
|Kingdom of Gifts||1977||The Bumbling Chancellor|
|The Mysterious House of Dr C||1978||The Bull|
|La Isla De Las Cabezas||1979||Cast member|
|Febbre a 40!||1980||Dr Christopher||Also known as Happy Birthday Harry!|
|Friends to Tea||6 June 1938||London Regional|
|Anzac Hour||5 March 1943||BBC General Forces Programme|
|Anzac Hour||9 March 1943||BBC General Forces Programme|
|We're All Together Now||5 January 1944||BBC Home Service|
|Strike a Home Note||29 November 1944||BBC General Forces Programme|
|Band Party||6 August 1945||BBC Home Service|
|Out of the Hat||24 January 1946||BBC Home Service|
|Folly to be Wise||1 April 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|They're Out||14 May 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Star Show||8 June 1946||BBC General Overseas Service|
|George Elrick's Band Party||6 July 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Caribbean Carnival||15 July 1946||BBC General Overseas Service|
|Variety Bandbox||1 September 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Cabaret||17 September 1946||Midland Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||25 October 1946||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||27 October 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Happidrome||12 November 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|The Carroll Levis Show||8 December 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Piccadilly Hayride||23 December 1946||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||25 December 1946||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||10 January 1947||BBC Home Service|
|The Carroll Levis Show||26 January 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||23 February 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||28 February 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Happidrome||4 March 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|The Carroll Levis Show||16 March 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||20 April 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime Anniversary Programme||27 May 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Accordion Club||30 May 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||1 June 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Up and Doing||21 June 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||29 June 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||4 July 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Up and Doing||2 August 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||10 August 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|The Carroll Levis Show||24 August 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Accordion Club||11 September 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Navy Mixture||18 September 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Alhambra of the Air||19 October 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||21 October 1947||BBC Home Service|
|October Revue||31 October 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||2 November 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Accordion Club||6 November 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|The Carroll Levis Show||13 November 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|November Revue||25 November 1947||BBC Home Service|
|Christmas Crackers||24 December 1947||BBC Light Programme|
|Night Shift||13 January 1948||BBC Light Programme|
|Caribbean Carnival||23 January 1948||BBC General Overseas Service|
|Worker's Playtime||3 February 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||4 February 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Caribbean Carnival||25 May 1948||BBC General Overseas Service|
|Worker's Playtime||30 May 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||15 June 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||16 June 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||1 August 1948||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||7 September 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||8 September 1948||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Hall of Fame||23 September 1948||BBC Light Programme|
|Best Indian Rendezvous||5 October 1948||BBC Light Programme|
|Alhambra of the Air||6 October 1948||BBC Light Programme|
|To Town with Terry||12 October 1948 – 28 March 1949||BBC Home Service||24 episodes; broadcast weekly|
|Music Hall||16 April 1949||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||28 April 1949||BBC Home Service|
|Caribbean Carnival||5 July 1949||BBC General Overseas Service|
|The Vera Lynn Show||7 July 1949||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||23 October 1949||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||1 January 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||11 January 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Music Hall||21 January 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Fanfare||3 February 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||9 April 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||26 April 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||28 April 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Something to Sing About||27 May 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Fanfare||13 July 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Bandbox||13 August 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Fanfare||27 August 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Fanfare||31 August 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Variety Fanfare||16 September 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||16 October 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Music Hall||25 October 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Bandbox||3 December 1950||BBC Light Programme|
|Can You Beat It||12 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Calling All Forces||17 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||19 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Worker's Playtime||22 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||25 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||26 December 1950||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||2 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||9 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||10 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||16 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||19 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Calling All Forces||21 January 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||6 February 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||13 February 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||20 February 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Music Hall||24 February 1951||BBC Light Programme|
|Can You Beat It||27 February 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||7 March 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Can You Beat It||26 March 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||27 March 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Anglo-American Programme||4 July 1951||BBC Light Programme|
|Top of the Bill||8 August 1951||BBC Light Programme|
|Calling All Forces||18 August 1951||BBC Home Service|
|Happy-Go-Lucky||30 August 1951||BBC Light Programme|
|Music Hall||23 February 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Dick Turpin||27 February 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||9 April 1952||BBC Home Service|
|Calling All Forces||5 May 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|All Star Bill||10 June 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Henry Hall's Guest Night||15 October 1952||BBC Home Service|
|All Star Bill||20 October 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Star Show||1 November 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Forces Show||11 November 1952||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Playhouse||23 May 1953||BBC Home Service|
|Hip, Hip, Hooray||25 May 1953||BBC Light Programme|
|BBC Ballroom||1 June 1953||BBC Light Programme|
|Top of the Town||5 June 1953||BBC Home Service||Pilot episode|
|Star Bill||9 August 1953||BBC Light Programme|
|Worker's Playtime||27 August 1953||BBC Home Service|
|Ignorance Is Bliss||30 September 1953||BBC Light Programme|
|Star Bill||25 October 1953||BBC Light Programme|
|Top of the Town||1 November 1953 – 21 February 1954||BBC Light Programme||16 episodes, broadcast weekly; series one|
|Variety at the Capitol||31 January 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety at the Capitol||7 February 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety at the Capitol||21 February 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Star Bill||4 April 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Playhouse||8 May 1954||BBC Home Service|
|Royal Salute||15 May 1954||BBC Home Service|
|Thank Your Lucky Stars||17 June 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Blackpool Nights||14 July 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|Blackpool Nights||11 August 1954||BBC Light Programme|
|In Town Tonight||15 October 1954||BBC Home Service|
|Top of the Town||31 October 1954 – 27 February 1955||BBC Light Programme||16 episodes, broadcast weekly; series two|
|Desert Island Discs||13 February 1956||BBC Home Service|
|Star Struck||26 February 1956||BBC Home Service|
|The Peers Parade||11 May 1957||BBC Light Programme|
|Variety Playhouse||28 December 1957||BBC Home Service|
|The Laughtermakers||26 March 1958||BBC Home Service|
|Today Today||24 March 1959||BBC Light Programme|
|In Town Tonight||21 November 1959||BBC Home Service|
|In Town Tonight||19 August 1961||BBC Home Service|
|Home This Afternoon||17 February 1966||BBC Light Programme|
|Home This Afternoon||21 March 1966||BBC Light Programme|
|Spoken Words||24 November 1966||WNYC-FM (USA)|
|Open House||23 April 1970||BBC Radio 2|
|Arthur Askey's Seventieth Birthday||6 June 1970||BBC Radio 4|
|Desert Island Discs||1 August 1970||BBC Radio 4|
|Piccadilly Hayride||September 1946 – January 1948||Prince of Wales Theatre, London|
|Variety||13 September 1946||London Palladium|
|Royal Variety Performance||4 November 1946||London Palladium|
|Variety||June 1948||London Palladium|
|Variety||27 September – 4 October 1948||London Palladium|
|The Gracie Fields Show||15 – 23 May 1949||Empress Hall, London|
|NSPCC Midsummer Ball||22 June 1949||Dorchester Hotel, London|
|Summer Season||Summer 1949||New Royal Theatre, Bournemouth|
|Cabaret||October – November 1949||Palma House Night Club, Chicago|
|Variety||10 – 17 April 1950||The Chelsea Palace, London|
|Summer Season||1950||Opera House Theatre, Blackpool|
|Out of this World||5 October 1950||Opera House Theatre, Blackpool|
|A Night of Variation||12 November 1950||Bedford Theatre, London|
|Jingle Bells||December 1950||Wood Green Empire, London|
|Cabaret||31 December 1950||The Garter Club, Mayfair|
|Cabaret||June 1951||The Wedgwood Room, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York|
|Humpty Dumpty||22 December 1951 – 29 February 1952||London Palladium||109 performances|
|Top of the Town||July 1952||Opera House Theatre, Blackpool|
|Concert Party||September 1952||Military bases, Malaya|
|Royal Variety Performance||3 November 1952||London Palladium|
|Dick Whittington||December 1952 – January 1953||Johannesburg||As the Honourable Idle Jack|
|Variety||July 1953||Pier Pavilion, Llandudno|
|Summer Season||1953||Palace Theatre, Blackpool|
|Fun and the Fair||7 October – 19 December 1953||London Palladium||138 performances|
|Dick Whittington||December 1953 – January 1954||Granada, Sutton; Granada, Woolwich; Finsbury Park Empire||As the Honourable Idle Jack|
|Summer Season||1954||Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool|
|Room for Two||28 February – 2 April 1955[a]||Prince of Wales Theatre, London; preceded by a national tour.[b]||As Hubert Crone; 48 performances|
|Charley's Aunt||August – September 1956||Blackpool||As Lord Fancourt Babberley|
|Variety||24 – 29 September 1956||Prince of Wales Theatre, London|
|King John||28 October 1956||Adelphi Theatre, London|
|Season of Variety||January 1957||Prince of Wales Theatre, London|
|Carroll Levis's Sensational TV Star Search||September 1957||Shrewsbury|
|Jingle Bells||27 December 1957||Wood Green Empire, London|
|Our Friends the Stars||13 March 1957||Victoria Palace Theatre, London|
|Large as Life||23 May – 13 December 1958||London Palladium||As one of The Three Musketeers; 380 performances|
|Cabaret||1 January 1959||Savoy Hotel, London|
|It's in the Bag||March – May 1960||Provincial tour|
|It's in the Bag||25 May – 4 June 1960||Duke of York's Theatre, London|
|Revue||March – April 1963||New South Wales|
|Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!||1971||The Metro Theatre, Sydney|
|Technical Hitch||11 October 1947||BBC Television Service||Live broadcast|
|Stars in Your Eyes||30 January – 6 May 1949||BBC Television Service||Cast member|
|How Do You View?||26 October – 21 December 1949||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Series one; script by Terry-Thomas|
|How Do You View?||5 April – 17 May 1950||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Series two; Terry-Thomas also wrote additional material for the programme|
|Picture Page||25 April 1950||BBC Television Service||Cast member|
|How Do You View?||8 November 1950 – 28 February 51||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Series three|
|Toast of the Town||15 March 1951||CBS (USA)|
|Vic Oliver Introduces ...||16 June 1951||BBC Television Service|
|How Do You View?||19 September 1951 – 28 November 1951||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Series four|
|Hello Up There||12 October 1951||BBC Television Service|
|La Belle Hélène||25 November 1951||BBC Television Service||Compere|
|What's My Line?||17 December 1951||BBC Television Service||Celebrity challenger|
|Joan Gilbert at Home||26 March 1952||BBC Television Service|
|How Do You View?||2 April – 11 June 1952||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Series five|
|How Do You View?||9 September 1953||BBC Television Service||Cast member||Special edition|
|For Your Pleasure||28 October 1953||BBC Television Service|
|Television's Christmas Party||25 December 1953||BBC Television Service|
|The Name's the Same||26 January 1954||BBC Television Service|
|Variety Parade||6 April 1954||BBC Television Service|
|The Pat Kirkwood Show||8 May 1954||BBC Television Service|
|Celebration Music Hall||15 May 1954||BBC Television Service|
|Stars at Blackpool||15 July 1954||BBC Television Service|
|In Town Tonight||15 October 1954||BBC Television Service||Television broadcast of Home Service radio show|
|The Richard Hearne Show||4 December 1954||BBC Television Service|
|Variety Parade||3 May 1955||BBC Television Service|
|Around the Town||1 October 1955||BBC Television Service|
|Jack Hylton Presents "Saturday Night at the London Palladium"||6 November 1955||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV|
|Dance Music||8 December 1955||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV|
|Bird in Hand||25 December 1955||BBC Television Service||Cyril Beverley|
|Strictly T-T||12 January – 8 March 1956||BBC Television Service||Five episodes|
|Celebrity||11 May 1956||ATV/ITV|
|1-2-3 Click||11 May 1956||ATV/ITV|
|My Wildest Dreams||15 May – 5 December 1956||Granada/ITV||Series one; 28 episodes|
|The Holiday Show||6 August 1956||BBC Television Service|
|Jack Hylton Presents "Friday Night"||10 August – 7 September 1956||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV||Three episodes|
|We Are Your Servants||27 October 1956||BBC Television Service|
|Off the Record||12 November 1956||BBC Television Service|
|Sunday Night at the London Palladium||9 December 1956||ATV/ITV|
|The Harry Secombe Show||31 December 1956||BBC Television Service|
|My Wildest Dreams||30 January – 11 June 1957||Granada/ITV||Series two; 15 episodes|
|Jack Hylton's Music Box||8 February 1957||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV|
|What's My Line?||24 February 1957||BBC Television Service|
|Beat Up the Town||22 April 1957||BBC Television Service|
|Personal Appearance||30 April 1957||ATV/ITV|
|The Alma Cogan Show||9 May 1957||BBC Television Service|
|The Secombe Saga||7 December 1957||BBC Television Service|
|A Santa for Christmas||26 December 1957||ATV/ITV|
|What's My Line?||16 March 1958||BBC Television Service|
|The Terry-Thomas Show||29 March 1958||ATV/ITV|
|The World Our Stage||5 April 1958||BBC Television Service|
|What's My Line?||14 December 1958;
21 December 1958
|BBC Television Service|
|Tonight Starring Jack Paar||16 November 1959||NBC (USA)|
|Armchair Theatre: "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"||3 January 1960||ABC (USA)/ITV||Lord Arthur Saville|
|Close Up||23 June 1960||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV|
|The Bing Crosby Show||11 December 1961||ABC (USA)|
|Juke Box Jury||2 June 1962||BBC tv|
|The Perry Como Show||31 October 1962||NBC (USA)|
|What's My Line?||7 April 1963||BBC tv|
|Terry-Thomas||20 July 1963||BBC tv|
|The British at Play||21 August 1963||Associated-Rediffusion/ITV|
|The Judy Garland Show||13 October 1963||CBS (USA)|
|Burke's Law||18 October 1963;
24 January 1964;
24 February 1964
|ABC (USA)||The Man|
|Here's Edie||16 January 1964||ABC (USA)|
|What's My Line?||17 May 1964||CBS (USA)|
|An Hour with Robert Goulet||19 November 1964||CBS (USA)|
|A Long View Leslie Mitchell||17 February 1965||Westward Television|
|The Andy Williams Show||8 March 1965||NBC (USA)|
|Everybody's Got a System||18 June 1965||ABC (USA)||Narrator|
|The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: "The Five Daughters Affair"||31 March 1967;
7 April 1967
|The Red Skelton Hour||22 May 1967||CBS (USA)|
|Comedy Playhouse: "The Old Campaigner"||22 May 1967||BBC1||James Franklin-Jones|
|The Red Skelton Hour||17 October 1967||CBS (USA)|
|The Red Skelton Hour||20 February 1968||CBS (USA)|||
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In||4 March 1968||NBC (USA)|
|Monte Carlo: C'est La Rose||6 March 1968||ABC (USA)|
|The Big Show||7 April 1968||ATV/ITV|
|The Old Campaigner||6 December 1968 – 10 January 1969||BBC1||James Franklin-Jones|
|This is Tom Jones||28 February 1969||ITV||Also broadcast on ABC (USA) on 2 March 1969|
|The Hollywood Palace||22 March 1969||ABC (USA)|
|The Liberace Show||18 May 1969||LWT/ITV|
|Howdy||8 August 1969||NBC (USA)|
|Music Hall||12 October 1969;
19 October 1969
|LWT/Seven Network (Aus)|
|The Peapicker in Piccadilly||24 November 1969||NBC (USA)||Also broadcast on ITV on 31 December 1969|
|The Des O'Connor Show||16 May 1970||ATV/ITV|
|The Dick Cavett Show||20 May 1970||ABC (USA)|
|The Kraft Music Hall||1 July 1970||NBC (USA)|
|The Dickie Henderson Show||23 April 1971||LWT/ITV|
|Parkinson||10 June 1971||BBC1|
|The Mike Douglas Show||2–6 August 1971||KYW-TV (USA)|
|The Kraft Music Hall||1 September 1971||NBC (USA)|
|Hollywood Squares||8–12 November 1971;
15–19 November 1971
|The Persuaders!: "The Man in the Middle"||16 December 1971||ITC/ITV||Archie Sinclair Beauchamp|
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In||21 February 1972;
13 March 1972
|Film Night||26 August 1972||BBC1|
|The Dave Cash Radio Show||16 November 1972||ATV/ITV|
|Russell Harty Plus||20 January 1973||LWT/ITV|
|I Love a Mystery||27 February 1973||NBC (USA)|
|The Special London Bridge Special||15 March 1973||BBC2|
|Parkinson||19 October 1974||BBC1|
|The Circus World Championships||20 February 1981||BBC1|
|The Human Brain||31 May 1982;
21 June 1982
|Inspector Gadget: "All That Glitters"||26 November 1983||ITV||Archaeologist|
|Strictly T-T||1958||London LL3292||Solo||Re-released Decca LK4398 (1961) & London LP5764 (1963)|
|Jeeves||1958||Caedmon TC1137||Cast recording||Re-released Harper Audio 1559940042 (1989)|
|The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm||1962||MGM 1E/SIE/E-3||Cast recording|
|Three Billion Millionaires!||1963||United Artists UXTL-4||Cast recording|
|Terry-Thomas Discovers America||1964||Warner Bros W1558||Solo|
|The Daydreamer||1966||Columbia LP OL-6540/OS-2940||Cast recording|
|Vintage Variety||1973||BBC Records LP REC 134M||Cast recording||Extract is from Victory Star Show, 8 June 1946|
|Robin Hood||1973||Buena Vista 3810||Cast recording|
|They Played the Palladium||1983||Decca LP RFLD 30||Cast recording|
|"A Sweet Old-Fashioned Boy" /
"Lay Down Your Arms"
|1956||Decca F10804||Terry-Thomas, Esq., & His Rock 'n' Roll Rotters /
|"The Phantom Grenadier Strikes Again"||1959||—||Terry-Thomas||Produced and privately circulated by Terry-Thomas|
Notes and references
- McCann shows the start date of the stay at the Prince of Wales as 7 March 1955.
- Terry-Thomas broke his arm while performing at the Brighton Hippodrome, but returned five days later when the tour reached London.
- This list does not include Terry-Thomas' television appearances in advertisements, which included Van Heusen shirts, Mars bars and a series of four advertisements for the Lyons drink "Bev".
- Hope-Hawkins & Nicholls 2004.
- Terry-Thomas & Daum 1990, p. 1.
- Ross 2002, pp. 1–2.
- McCann 2009, p. 25.
- McCann 2009, pp. 25–30.
- Ross 2002, p. 19.
- Ross 2002, p. 52.
- McCann 2009, p. 51.
- Turner, Adrian (9 January 1990). "Preserving a particular kind of English cad, vowel-perfect: Obituary of Terry-Thomas". The Guardian (London).
- Ross 2002, pp. 44–45.
- Spicer, Andrew. "Terry-Thomas (1911–1990)". Screenonline. British Film Institute. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- Adair, Gilbert (9 January 1990). "Obituary: Terry-Thomas". The Independent (London). p. 13.
- "Filmography: Terry-Thomas". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- McCann 2009, pp. 225–246.
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