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Andrew Sachs

  • Apr 07, 1930 - Nov 23, 2016 (age 86)
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2016
Andrew Sachs
PersonalNovember 2016

Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs passed away.
2014
Breaking the Bank
MovieDec 16, 2014

Breaking the Bank

With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling …
With ruthless US and Japanese investment banks circling Tuftons, a struggling two-hundred-year-old, family-run British bank, can its bumbling, incompetent chairman, Sir Charles Bunbury, fend off the onslaught and save the bank?
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Great Canal Journeys
TV ShowMar 10, 2014

Great Canal Journeys

Great Canal Journeys is a Channel 4 television series in which …
Great Canal Journeys is a Channel 4 television series in which husband and wife Timothy West and Prunella Scales take canal barge and narrowboat trips in the United Kingdom, Europe, India and Egypt. The series was originally aired on More4 before transferring to Channel 4 with Series 2. Both West and Scales are keen narrowboaters and were involved in campaigning to revive the Kennet & Avon Canal. West and Scales both talk frankly about Scales' dementia during the series, which has been praised by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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2013
Spies of Warsaw
TV ShowJan 9, 2013

Spies of Warsaw

Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a …
Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a Deuxième Bureau intelligence agent (spy) poses as a military attaché at the French embassy in Warsaw, and finds himself drawn into the outbreak of World War II.
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2012
Quartet
MovieSep 9, 2012

Quartet

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate …
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
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Run for Your Wife
MovieMay 19, 2012

Run for Your Wife

John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous …
John Smith has been happily involved in a bigamous marriage for five years. He lives with Stephanie in Finsbury and Michelle in Stockwell. Fortunately, for John, he's a taxi driver which involves varying shift work! Simple? Well, when John unwittingly becomes a have-a-go hero and the Finsbury and Stockwell police forces discover something suspicious in their paperwork, John's happy bubble is about to be burst. The action of the movie takes place during the next hectic 24 hours as John, with the assistance of his gullible neighbor Gary, rush between North and South London attempting to thwart the police and prevent the two loving wives coming face to face!
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2009
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened
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MovieMay 10, 2009

Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened released.
2004
Britain's Best Sitcom
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TV ShowJan 10, 2004

Britain's Best Sitcom

Britain's Best Sitcom was a …
Britain's Best Sitcom was a BBC media campaign in which television viewers were asked to decide the best British situation comedy. Viewers could vote via telephone, SMS, or BBC Online. This first round of voting was conducted in 2003, after which the BBC published a list of the top 100 selections. From this list, they produced a 12-episode television series broadcast by BBC Two from January through to March 2004.
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2003
Looking for Victoria
MovieOct 27, 2003

Looking for Victoria

Prunella Scales researches the life of Queen Victoria and …
Prunella Scales researches the life of Queen Victoria and interviews historians to help her with her portrayal of Queen Victoria in her one-woman stage show "An Evening with Queen Victoria"...
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Cheeky
MovieSep 8, 2003

Cheeky

Consumed with sadness after the death of his wife and …
Consumed with sadness after the death of his wife and subsequent rejection from his son, a widower, at the urging of his friends, opts to appear on a vulgar, wildly popular game show (for ...
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2001
Nowhere in Africa
MovieDec 27, 2001

Nowhere in Africa

In 1937, the non-orthodox Jewish German lawyer Walter …
In 1937, the non-orthodox Jewish German lawyer Walter Redlich, aware of the growing of the Nazi movement in Germany and how it would jeopardize the Jews in his country, moves alone to Nairobi, Kenya, to administrate a farm. His only friend is the also Jewish German Süßkind and his African cooker Owuor. In 1938, his spoiled wife Jettel Redlich and their young daughter Regina arrive. Regine easily adapts to her new lifestyle, but Jettel does not adapt to her new condition of poor expatriated woman in Africa. Along the years, bursts the Second World War, and the Redlich family experiences the most different situations until 1947.
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1996
Silent Witness
TV ShowFeb 21, 1996

Silent Witness

Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by …
Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, and still on air, the series was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham. He later went on to create the hit series New Tricks, with writer Roy Mitchell.
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1995
Eyewitness
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TV ShowJan 3, 1995

Eyewitness

Eyewitness is a natural history television series produced by …
Eyewitness is a natural history television series produced by BBC and DK Vision. The series is based on the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books series of children's books. Guy Michelmore composes the theme music.
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1994
Faust
MovieMay 15, 1994

Faust

A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's …
A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after being lured by a strange map into a sinister puppet theatre, finds himself immersed in an indescribably weird version of the play, blending live actors, clay model animation and giant puppets.
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Ancient Mysteries
TV ShowJan 7, 1994

Ancient Mysteries

Ancient Mysteries is a television series that was produced by …
Ancient Mysteries is a television series that was produced by FilmRoos and originally broadcast on A&E between 7 January 1994 and 3 May 1998 with reruns airing until 2000. Reruns were also re-broadcast on The Biography Channel during the 2000s. The series deals with historical mysteries and is mostly hosted by Leonard Nimoy (unless otherwise noted), which recalls the late-1970s TV Series In Search Of....
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1993
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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MovieApr 23, 1993

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood …
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 1993 film, the fourth film adaptation of the Charles Dickens unfinished novel of the same name. This was the last film of Barry Evans.
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1988
Consuming Passions
MovieApr 6, 1988

Consuming Passions

Things go horribly wrong one day at a chocolate factory in this …
Things go horribly wrong one day at a chocolate factory in this satirical comedy. Three men accidentally fall into a vat of melted chocolate, and the candy containing the unexpected ingredients are released to the company's customers. But the chocolate factory's owners are faced with a dilemma when the candy with something extra becomes a big hit and customers begin clamoring for more of the same.
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1986
Casualty
TV ShowSep 6, 1986

Casualty

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama …
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One (sometimes with a short break in the summer between series, but not always). It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on prime time television in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986. The original producer was Geraint Morris.
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1983
Natural World
TV ShowOct 30, 1983

Natural World

Natural World is a strand of British wildlife documentary …
Natural World is a strand of British wildlife documentary programmes broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Two HD and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history series. It is the longest-running documentary in its genre on British television, with nearly 500 episodes broadcast since its inception in 1983. Natural World programmes are typically one-off films that take an in-depth look at particular natural history events, stories or subjects from around the globe.
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1982
Channel 4 News
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TV ShowNov 2, 1982

Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is the main news programme on British …
Channel 4 News is the main news programme on British television broadcaster Channel 4. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since Channel 4's launch in November 1982.
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Countdown
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TV ShowNov 2, 1982

Countdown

Countdown is a British television show involving word and …
Countdown is a British television show involving word and number tasks. It is broadcast on Channel 4 and is currently presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with regular lexicographer Susie Dent. It was the first program to be aired on Channel 4 and 80 series have been broadcast since its debut on 2 November 1982. With over 7,000 episodes, Countdown is one of the longest-running game shows in the world, along with the original French version, Des chiffres et des lettres (Numbers & Letters), which has been running on French television continuously since 1965. Countdown was initially recorded at The Leeds Studios for 27 years, before moving to Manchester-based Granada Studios in 2009. Following the development of MediaCityUK, Countdown moved again in 2013 to the new purpose-built studios at Dock10, Greater Manchester.
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Timewatch
TV ShowSep 29, 1982

Timewatch

Timewatch is a long-running British television series showing …
Timewatch is a long-running British television series showing documentaries on historical subjects, spanning all human history. It was first broadcast on 29 September 1982 and is produced by the BBC, the Timewatch brandname is used as a banner title in the UK, but many of the individual documentaries are unbranded with BBC continuity outside the domestic British market.
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1981
Bergerac
TV ShowOct 18, 1981

Bergerac

Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which …
Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which ran from 18 October 1981 to 26 December 1991. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it starred John Nettles as the title character Jim Bergerac, who initially is a detective sergeant in Le Bureau des Étrangers ("The Foreigners' Office", a fictional department dealing with non-Jersey residents), within the States of Jersey Police, but later left the force and became a private investigator.
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History of the World, Part I
MovieJun 12, 1981

History of the World, Part I

From the dawn of man to the …
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what really happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.
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1980
The Tempest
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MovieFeb 27, 1980

The Tempest

Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, …
Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.
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Best Entertainment Performance
Nomination1980

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "Fawlty Towers".
British Academy Television Award
1979
Minder
TV ShowOct 29, 1979

Minder

Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal …
Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV (originally by Thames, then Central Independent Television in 1993 and 1994 after Thames lost its franchise). The original show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 and 10 March 1994. The series was notable for using a range of leading British actors, as well as many up-and-coming performers before they hit the big time; at its peak it was one of ITV's biggest ratings winners.
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Not the Nine O'Clock News
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TV ShowOct 16, 1979

Not the Nine O'Clock News

Not the Nine O'Clock News …
Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television comedy sketch comedy which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. Originally shown as a comedy alternative to the Nine O'Clock News on BBC1, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, and spoof television formats. The programme featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as Chris Langham in the first series.
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1978
Monkey
TV ShowOct 1, 1978

Monkey

Saiyūki (西遊記, lit. "Journey to the West"), also known by its …
Saiyūki (西遊記, lit. "Journey to the West"), also known by its English title Monkey, also commonly referred to as Monkey Magic (the show's title song), is a Japanese television drama based on the 16th century Chinese novel, Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng'en. Filmed in Northwest China and Inner Mongolia, the show was produced by Nippon TV and International Television Films in association with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), and broadcast from 1978 to 1980 on Nippon TV.
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Revenge of the Pink Panther
MovieJul 13, 1978

Revenge of the Pink Panther

To prove that he still is …
To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
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What's Up Nurse!
MovieJun 30, 1978

What's Up Nurse!

When Dr. Robert "Sweeney" Todd arrives to fill his post at a …
When Dr. Robert "Sweeney" Todd arrives to fill his post at a new hospital, he is shocked to see the lengths that the nurses go to in caring for their patients. Of course Dr. Todd is no ...
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1977
Are You Being Served?
MovieJun 10, 1977

Are You Being Served?

When Grace Brothers closes …
When Grace Brothers closes for redecoration, Young Mr. Grace send the staff on holiday to Costa Plonka, where they find themselves in the middle of a revolution.
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1976
James and the Giant Peach
TV ShowDec 28, 1976

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach released.
The Confessional
MovieFeb 1, 1976

The Confessional

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local …
A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,...
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1975
Fawlty Towers
TV ShowSep 19, 1975

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in …
Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made. The show was created and written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, who also starred in the show and were married at the time of the first series, but divorced before recording the second series. The show was ranked first on a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, and in 2019 it was named the "greatest ever British TV sitcom" by a panel of comedy experts compiled by the Radio Times.
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Romance with a Double Bass
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MovieAug 1, 1975

Romance with a Double Bass

A bassist shows up early for …
A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, but when someone steals their clothes, the bass player helps the princess to preserve her dignity by transporting her back to the castle in his bass case, and along the way they discover they have feelings for each other. Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov.
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1974
Frightmare
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MovieNov 6, 1974

Frightmare

In 1957, after escaping a well-deserved death sentence, …
In 1957, after escaping a well-deserved death sentence, the unhinged Dorothy Yates was committed to a mental institution for her sickening and disturbing crimes, along with her acquiescent husband, Edmund. Now, almost twenty years later, the deranged couple has settled in an isolated farmhouse somewhere in Haslemere, Surrey, where a seemingly rehabilitated Dorothy uses her peaceful maternal figure to tell the fortunes of her young and unsuspecting clientele. However, as someone keeps delivering mysterious brown-paper parcels to her, it's only natural for Dorothy to relapse into madness, aching, once more, for a blood-drenched crash-course in surgery. Is, indeed, old Dorothy back?
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Rising Damp
TV ShowSep 2, 1974

Rising Damp

Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire …
Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 2 September 1974 until 9 May 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his 1971 stage play The Banana Box (retained as the working title early in the series). The series was the highest-ranking ITV sitcom in BBC's 100 Best Sitcoms poll of 2004.
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1973
Hitler: The Last Ten Days
MovieApr 20, 1973

Hitler: The Last Ten Days

A dramatization based on …
A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.
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1969
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
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TV ShowSep 21, 1969

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall and Hopkirk …
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is a British private detective television series, starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope respectively as the private detectives Jeffrey Randall and Martin Hopkirk. The series was created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman, and was first broadcast in 1969 and 1970. In the United States, it was given the title My Partner the Ghost. In Spain it was entitled El Detective Fantasma (The Phantom Detective).
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Kate Sachs
ChildMarch 1969

Kate Sachs

Kate Sachs was born on March 31, 1969 in Islington, London, …
Kate Sachs was born on March 31, 1969 in Islington, London, England as Katharina Jane Sachs. She is an actress, known for Bounty Hamster (2003), Metalheads (2003) and The Forgotten Toys (1997). She was previously married to Charles Baillie.
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1967
Callan
TV ShowJul 8, 1967

Callan

Callan is the title of a British television series set in the …
Callan is the title of a British television series set in the murky world of espionage. Originally produced by ABC Weekend Television and later Thames Television, it was aired on the ITV network over four seasons spread out between 1967 and 1972. The series starred Edward Woodward as David Callan, a reluctant professional killer for a shadowy branch of the British Government's intelligence services known as 'the Section'.
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1964
Horizon
TV ShowMay 2, 1964

Horizon

Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary …
Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised as the world leader in its field, it regularly wins a sweep of international science, medical and environmental film accolades, and has recently won the Royal Television Society Award and the Prix Italia. In 2002, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts presented Horizon with the BAFTA Television Award for Best Factual Series or Strand. In 2003 it won the prestigious Images et Science award for best medical documentary and the Carl von Linne Award at the Living Europe film festival in Sweden. That year, a Horizon co-production with WGBH Boston won the Emmy for best documentary.
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1962
The Saint
TV ShowOct 4, 1962

The Saint

The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series …
The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years. He was played by Roger Moore. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect, often using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.
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1961
Nothing Barred
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MovieOct 1, 1961

Nothing Barred

Nothing Barred released.
1960
Melody Lang
Marriage1960

Melody Lang

Melody Lang is an actress and writer, known for Fawlty …
Melody Lang is an actress and writer, known for Fawlty Towers (1975), Took and Co. (1977) and Great Canal Journeys (2014). She was previously married to Andrew Sachs.
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1959
The Night We Dropped a Clanger
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MovieOct 11, 1959

The Night We Dropped a Clanger

A WWII British secret agent …
A WWII British secret agent has a desperate mission in occupied France. An airman who is his double is enlisted in the scheme with the intention of confusing the enemy, but everyone gets confused.
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1957
John Sachs
ChildMay 1957

John Sachs

John Sachs (born 3 May, 1957) is a British television presenter, …
John Sachs (born 3 May, 1957) is a British television presenter, voiceover and commentator known for his narration on the original series of Gladiators and as a long time DJ on London's 95.8 CapitalFM.
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1930
Andrew Sachs
BirthApril 1930

Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs was born.
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