BORN: February 26, 1916
FAME: British Star of Radio and Television
CHARACTERS: Archie Andrews
ANECDOTE: "When Peter Brough, the ventriloquist,
asked his insurance company to increase the insurance on his dummy,
Archie Andrews, from £5000 to £10,000, they replied that they would be
glad to increase Mr. Andrew's coverage if he would present himself for a
TRIVIA: Arthur Brough was the father of Peter Brough.
Arthur's dummy 'Tim' was used in the film Dead of Night,
where Michael Redgrave plays a vent whose dummy takes possession of him.
TRIVIA: Ventriloquist’s Dummy Sells for £40,000:
‘Archie’ a ventriloquist doll made famous in a 1950s radio show was
sold at auctioneers, Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Somerset, United
Kingdom, on November 22, 2005, for £40,000.
British TV Nostalgia
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BBC Comedy Guide - Educating Archie
Guardian Unlimited - Peter Brough
Internet Movie Data Base - Peter Brough
Data Base - Educating Archie
Brough begins performing on radio
1950: Educating Archie (radio: a young Julie Andrews was also on
Educating Archie (television)