A gentleman player assured at both touching sincerity and twinkling comedy, John Horsley was a charming actor with plenty of strings to his bow, who played an adroit second fiddle throughout his 60-year career. A household face on television, he will best be remembered as Doc Morrissey, the quack severely in need of a doctor in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1975), who showed enthusiasm for his work only when faced with secretaries who were feeling a touch chesty, and who prescribed "two aspirin" for anything and everything.
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Inside the Norfolk school whose playground has been sacrificed to cope with the bulge in the birth rate
Monday 09 September 2013
Every class has 30 in it - the legal maximum for five-to-seven-year-olds
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Millipedes may have caused a train to run into the back of a stationary train in Perth after hundreds of them were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track.
Monday 26 August 2013
Team was hampered in its ability to move around the area to carry out a thorough investigation
Sunday 25 August 2013
Situated 15 miles east of Stockholm, Gustavsberg's ceramics factory once employed the entire town, and was renowned worldwide for its exquisite porcelain. But that was half a century ago.
Friday 23 August 2013
Language students' years abroad were never meant to be this tough. But James Rothwell taught at a notorious Parisian school and lived to tell the tale
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Veraty Johnston admitted attacking the driver in front of a packed bus near Norwich
Air force sergeant accused of planning mosque attack as Muslim leader denounces 'Islamophobic' France
Tuesday 13 August 2013
23-year-old arrested over plot as violent incidents rise
Saturday 10 August 2013
Something to Declare
Teenage footballer pleads guilty to killing referee Ricardo Portillo who awarded a penalty against his side
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Ricardo Portillo died after spending a week in a coma following a single punch to the head
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Andy Warhol was undoubtedly an exponent of experimental and boundary-pushing art forms. But it is impossible to know what his opinion might have been of an unusual venture set up to celebrate his 85 birthday: a live webcam feed from his grave.
‘This is our area - we have a right to live here’: Southall Black Sisters unite against ‘racial profiling’ with spontaneous protest
Friday 02 August 2013
In Southall, women take on border agency officers in a show of defiance
Monday 22 July 2013
In the northeastern suburbs of Damascus, regime forces killed scores of rebels in an ambush early Sunday.
Sex offender 'fascinated' by Cleveland Strangler case held by police after three women's bodies are found
Sunday 21 July 2013
Police are carrying out a further search for additional victims amid concern there may be more bodies
Sunday 14 July 2013
Zimmerman, then 28, shot and killed the 17-year-old Martin on the evening of 26 February
Saturday 13 July 2013
Dozens of passengers trapped, electrocuted or crushed after express train partially derailed at high speed
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 4 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school