Peter Hawkins

Last updated 09 January 2020

Peter Hawkins (1924-2006)
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Peter John Hawkins

Born: Thursday 3rd April 1924
Died: Saturday 8th July 2006 (age: 82)


Peter Hawkins  was an English actor and voice artist. He was one of the first voices of the Daleks and the Cybermen working on at least 48 episodes of Doctor Who.

Hawkins' long association with British children's television began in 1952 when he voiced both Bill and Ben, the Flower Pot Men. In 1955–1956, He voiced Big Ears & Mr. Plod from The Adventures Of Noddy. He also provided all the voices for the animated series Captain Pugwash, The Family Ness, The Adventures of Sir Prancelot, The Adventures of Tintin, and Bleep and Booster, the latter of which was a regular feature of Blue Peter in the 1960s and early 70s. 

He was also the original voice of Zippy on Rainbow during the first year of its run (1972). Hawkins was the original voice for the character of Frankie Mouse in the fourth radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, originally broadcast in March 1978.