Spencer Banks

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Spencer Banks (born 1954 in Chesterfield) is a British television actor.

He was mainly active in the 1970s, when he tended to play a geeky adolescent in glasses. He starred in two significant programmes: the popular children's science fiction serial Timeslip as Simon Randall,[1] and the Play for Today Penda's Fen (1974) by David Rudkin directed by Alan Clarke. He also appeared in television series including Alexander the Greatest, The Witch's Daughter, Tightrope, The Georgian House, Crossroads and Backs to the Land, films such as Diamonds on Wheels (1973) and A Christmas Carol (1984), and a 1981 radio version of The Chrysalids. In 2015 he appeared as 'Reverend Simon Randall' in The Amityville Playhouse opposite former Timeslip co-star Cheryl Burfield.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television acting roles[2]
Year(s) Title Role Description
1970 Germinal Jeanlin Television miniseries
1970–1971 Timeslip Simon Randall 1 series of television series
1971 Alexander the Greatest Four Eyes 4 episodes of television series:
  • "A Week to Live"
  • "The All Night Party"
  • "The Match"
  • "The Disengagement of Murray and Renata"
1971 The Witch's Daughter Tim Television miniseries
1971 Softly, Softly: Taskforce Philip Dent 1 episode of television series:
  • "An Inside Job"
1970–1971 Tightrope Martin Clifford 1 series of television series
1973 Armchair 30 Print 1 episode of television series:
  • "Harry Sebrof's Story"
1973 Diamonds on Wheels Charlie Todd Television film
Aired on The Magical World of Disney in March 1974.
1973 Murder Must Advertise Ginger Joe Television miniseries
1974 Play for Today: Penda's Fen Stephen Franklin Television film
1974 Softly, Softly: Taskforce Peter Simpson 1 episode of television series:
  • "A Day's Work"
1975 Village Hall Andy 1 episode of television series:
  • "Lot 23"
1975 Kim & Co. Peter Nilson 1 episode of television series:
  • "Captain Peter"
1975 Crown Court Thomas Tidwell 1 episode of television series:
  • "Evil Liver"
1976 The Georgian House Dan 1 series of television series
1976–1977 Crossroads Clive Merrow 1 series of television series
1977 Backs to the Land Ernie 3 episodes of television series:
  • "Nymphs and Shepherds Come Expensive"
  • "We Shall Fight Them in the Breeches"
  • "All Is Somehow Gathered In"
1977 The Sound of Laughter Stephen 1 episode of television series:
  • "What a Performance"
1978 Wilde Alliance Shop Assistant 1 episode of television series:
  • "A Game for Two Players"
1978 Pennies from Heaven Maurice Television miniseries
1979 The Dick Emery Show On-screen participant 1 episode of television series:
  • Series 17, Episode 2
1979 BBC2 Playhouse Denford 1 episode of television series:
  • "The Brylcreem Boys"
1979 Minder Keith 1 episode of television series:
  • "The Bengal Tiger"
1979 A Star for My Son Johan Short film
1978 A Man Called Intrepid Cpl. Kaufman Television miniseries
1980 Play for Today: No Defence PC Knox Television film
1980 Grandad PC Holroyd 1 episode of television series:
  • Series 2, Episode 2
1984 Cockles Reporter 1 episode of television series:
  • "Davy Jones's Locker"
1984 A Christmas Carol Dick Wilkins Television film
1985 Shine on Harvey Moon Policeman 1 episode of television series:
  • "Love Is Blind"
1985 A Better Class of Person Raymond Television film
1992 No Job for a Lady Terry 1 episode of television series:
  • "A Bed for the Night"
2002 Doctors Mr. Simpkins 1 episode of television series:
  • "Who's Going to Know?"

Film[edit]

Film acting roles
Year Title Role Description
1973 Cari Genitori Uncredited
Released as "Dear Parents" in the UK
1974 Living at Thamesmead Tom Short film
2015 The Amityville Playhouse Rev. Simon Randall Loosely based on The Amityville Horror

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Anthony (April 16, 2015). "Spencer Banks - Interview". Sci-Fi-Online.com.
  2. ^ "Spencer Banks". British Film Institute. URL retrieved on 2 April 2019.

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