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Talfryn Thomas

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Talfryn Thomas (1922-1982)
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Talfryn Thomas

Born: Tuesday 31st October 1922
Died: Thursday 4th November 1982 (age: 60)

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Talfryn Thomas was a British character actor, best known for supporting roles on British television in the 1970s.

Talfryn Thomas was born in Swansea.

He excelled at playing quirky and sometimes seedy Welshmen. His distinctive appearance was enhanced by his protruding front teeth, which earned him the nickname 'Talf The Teef'. Thomas was a regular on Ken Dodd's BBC radio comedy show and The Ken Dodd Laughter Show, with Rita Webb and Pat Ashton; but he is probably best remembered (and most criticized) for his role as Private Cheeseman, a member of the Home Guard in later episodes of Dad's Army. In 1975 he featured in several episodes of the first series of the cult BBC TV series Survivors as Tom Price. He also appeared with Jon Pertwee in the Doctor Who serials Spearhead from SpaceThe Green Death and with Roger Moore in The Saint.

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