Popular comedian who played Neddie Seagoon on the radio comedy show The Goon Show. He also appeared in musicals like The Four Musketeers and Pickwick.
He served in the Royal Artillery during World War II.
He gained a new following later in life as the presenter of religiously-themed TV shows like Songs of Praise and Stars on Sunday.
He was married to Myra Atherton from 1948 until his death in 2001.
He and Peter Sellers co-wrote the initial script for the show that would eventually become The Goon Show.