Neil McCarthy, who passed on this day (6th February 1985) aged 52.
He was in many films from 1959 to 1981 including Zulu (1964), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Ruffians (1973), Clash of the Titans(1981) and Time Bandits(1981)
His television credits include: Man of the World, Danger Man, The Avengers, The Saint, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), My Wife Next Door (A Sense of Movement), Softly, Softly:Taskforce, Department S, Who Pays the Ferryman?, Return of the Saint, Doctor Who (in the serials The Mind of Evil and The Power of Kroll), Enemy at the Door, Shogun, The Professionals, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Only When I Laugh, The Gentle Touch and Emmerdale Farm, and the television adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey novel, The Nine Tailors.
.... But we remember him as Sam Woodyard, the farm hand, in the first series of Catweazle.