Arthur Lowe


Born:
22 September 1915, at Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, as Arthur Lowe

Died: 15 April 1982, at Birmingham, England, after suffering a stroke, aged 66

Parents: Arthur Lowe (senior) (died 12th August 1971, aged 82 and Mary Lowe (nee Ford, known as Nan)

Married: Joan Cooper, 10 January 1948, at Robert Adam Registry Office, The Strand, London (actress, born 23 August 1922 – died 1989)

Children:  Stepson - David Gatehouse (Joan’s son from a previous marriage) and Son - Stephen Lowe (born 1953 at Hammersmith, London, UK)

Biographies:
Arthur Lowe - A Life by Stephen Lowe
Arthur Lowe - by Graham Lord

Acknowledgements: British Academy Award 1973 for his three roles in ‘O Lucky Man’ won for Best Supporting Actor

 
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The following information has been compiled over many years by Dave Homewood and has been presented here for your interest and for reference. It was originaly based upon and has been expanded from the listing in Stephen Lowe's book Arthur Lowe - A Life, with Stephen Lowe's permission. Please do not copy the information without express permission of the compiler. Though this listing is comprehensive there are still gaps and undoubtedly a few errors. If you can help with further information please contact Dave Homewood by clicking HERE

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Key:       
BBC LP = BBC Light Programme            
BBC HS = BBC Home Service                  
BBC TP = BBC Third Programme
BBC R1 to R4 = BBC Radio 1 to BBC Radio 4
BBC N3 = BBC Network Three

 

TV Credits_____Radio Credits______Film Credits______Stage Credits______Other Work

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Programe or Series

Role Notes Maker Date
Various wartime shows Various Forces Broadcasting Unit and Egyptian State Broadcasting, Cairo, Egypt in WWII    1944 - 45
Children’s Hour 
Adventure Unlimited
Mrs Dale’s Diary
Mrs Dale’s Diary
Return To The Black Country
Father Brown
The Digger Experiment
Evacuation From Dunkirk
The Fool’s Saga
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The Father Brown Stories
The Prayer Book 
Miss Mable
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Golf club steward
Second Voice
Cobbler
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John Green
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episode ‘Know Your Country’ 
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episode 1, 'The Story in the Shield', with John Laurie
episode 2, 'The Mirror of the Magistrate'

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BBC Third
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1946
1948
15 Nov 1948
29 Dec 1948
1949
1949
1949
1949
27 Jun 1949

25 Jul 1949
1949
1949
The Trial of Lord Byron
The Young And Ancient Men
First House: G-Men
F.E.B. 
F.E.B. 
BBC Schools
Fletcher
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an experiment in biography
a chronical of the Pilgrim Fathers
episode 4
'The Case That Made The F.B.I.'
episode ‘Plain English’ 
episode ‘Citizenship’ 
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BBC HS
BBC Third
BBC HS
BBC
BBC
BBC

13 Jun 1950
6 Nov 1951
4 Mar 1952
1952
1952
1952
First House: The Mounties
First House: The Mounties
First House: The Mounties
First House: The Mounties  

The Adventures of P.C. 49 
First House: The Mounties
Tow Wire Connected
Men Apart 
The Orange In The Tree
Caveman Of Whitty  
Murder In Three Acts
Mr Muddlecombe, JP 
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
The Good Tidings
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Mr. Blessington
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adventure about Canadian Mounted Police
further adventures of Mounted Police
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rther adventures of Mounted Police
further adventures of Mounted Police
episode 5, 'The Case of the Catchy Tune'

further adventures of Mounted Police
drama of life aboard a rescue tug boat

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a drama of Wilfred Owen's life and work
desperate flight over the Falklands at Xmas
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC LP
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC
BBC
BBC
BBC

BBC
BBC TP
BBC HS
5 Feb 1953
19 Feb 1953
26 Feb 1953
12 Mar 1953
31 Mar 1953
9 Apr 1953
4 Aug 1953
1953
1953
1953
1953
1953
17 Aug 1953
20 Dec 1953
Brontë Country
Henry Hall’s Guest Night   
Capetown Riot  
BBC Schools
BBC Schools 
Children's Hour (BBC Schools)
Children’s Hour   
Children’s Hour 
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Fireman
Gaoler

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episode ‘History 1’ 
episode ‘History 2’ 
episode ‘Jennings At School’
'Women of Courage, 3 - Elizabeth Fry'
How Santa Claus Came To Simpson's Bar

BBC
BBC

BBC
BBC 
BBC 
BBC
BBC HS
BBC HS

1954
1954
1954
1954
1954
28 Oct 1954
12 Dec 1954
26 Dec 1954
Captain Warner's Inventions
BBC Schools
BBC Schools
Looking For Trouble 
Mrs Easter’s Parasol 
Five To Ten  
Sovereign Lords  
Auntie Rides Again  
BBC Schools  
Q Theatre 
Travel Talks
BBC Schools  
Daily Telegraph Centenary   
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools 
Return To The Black Country  
BBC Schools 
Five To Ten
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools  
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools
Five To Ten 
Intrigue
This I Believe 
You’re Confidential
Children’s Hour  'Captain of Dragoons'
Children’s Hour  'Captain of Dragoons'
Children's Hour
Five To Ten
BBC Schools   
Q Theatre
The Silent Brothers 
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Mr. Green
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A Saxon Thane
Gas-man

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Sergeant Martin
Sergeant Martin
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drama about an MP and inventor
episode ‘Current Affairs’ 
episode ‘Talks’
Warriss and Jewel comedy
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a Leslie Dwyer comedy

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episode ‘Current Affairs’ 
episode ‘The New Romans’ 
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episode ‘World History 2’     
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episode ‘Looking At Things’  
episode ‘Geography’ 
episode ‘Current Affairs’
‘Science In The Community’  
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episode ‘Country Schools’
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‘Science In The Community’
episode ‘The Jacksons’
‘People, Places and Things’
episode ‘History 1’   
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episode 1 'Swords and Pistols for Two'
episode 4 'The Traitor'
episode 'Sweet Thames, Run Softly'

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episode ‘Test Of Truth’
BBC HSC HS
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15 Mar 1955
1955
1955
30 May 1955
11 Apr 1955
1955
24 Apr 1955
29 Jun 1955
1955
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1956
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1957
2 Oct 1957
23 Oct 1957
17 May 1958
1958
1958
1958
1959
Tumbledown Dick
The Silent Brothers
BBC Schools
Spycatcher 
BBC Schools
Five To Ten 
Children’s Hour - The Lantern Bearers
Children’s Hour - The Lantern Bearers
Five To Ten 
Inspector Scott Investigates 
Strike-Pay  
BBC Schools 
Five To Ten  
BBC Schools  
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools 
The Weavers  
The Vodi
Where The Difference Begins 
Five To Ten
BBC Schools 
The Day Dumb-founded Got His Pylon  
Nothing On The Clock   
The Desperadoes
We’ll Think Of Something Yet      
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools
Dark Pastures
The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon
We'll Thnk of Something Yet
The Place of Deliverance
I Want To Be An Engine Driver
Afternoon Theatre - The Desperadoes
Bosom Of The Family   
Billy's Last Stand
The Crucible
Wednesday Play 
BBC Schools 
BBC Schools  
Late Night Extra 
The Government Inspector  
 
Open House
Today 
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Pieter Van Yelsen
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Aemilius

Wulfnothi

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Rev John Castle_
Chris, and Union Agent
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Old Henshaw
Mr. Corvey
Wilf

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Jack Wilson
Dumbfounded

Harry

Syd
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Man in the Audience
A Black Country Cobbler
Billy

Parris
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Tony Tundish, Mayor of
Daisy Nook

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drama

episode ‘Geography’ 
the true search for enemy spies in WWII
episode ‘Senior English’
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episode 1 'The Sea Wolves'
episode 2 'The Dolphin'
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episode 'Fire At St. Stephens'_
D.H. Lawrence story
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episode ‘Current Affairs’  
episode ‘Science In The Community’  
episode ‘Adventures In Music’
from a Henry Livings play
play
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episode ‘The Bible And Life’   
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episode ‘Science’                      
episode ‘People And Places’ 
Mid-Week Theatre play
a Henry Livings story
play
religious programme
produced by Alan Ayckbourne
play
episode 'Their Cousins'

a play
an Arthur Miller play
episode ‘A Meeting In Middle Age’
episode ‘The Bible’                               
episode ‘Books, Poems and Plays’          
   
With James Beck as Assistant Under-
Secretary at the Home Office                                           
episode ‘Saturday People’ 

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BBC
BBC
BBC LP
BBC
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BBC HS
BBC HS
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BBC LP
BBC HS
BBC
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BBC
BBC TP
BBC HS
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BBC
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BBC
BBC LP
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC HS
BBC N3
BBC N3
BBC R4

BBC 
BBC

BBC R4
        
 

1960
16 Jan 1960
1960
9 Nov 1960
1960
1960
19 Feb 1961
26 Feb 1961
1961
12 Jul 1961
4 Oct 1961
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
6 Nov 1962
19 Nov 1962
10 Jun 1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
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1963
1963
30 Oct 1963
21 May 1964
8 Sep 1964
13 Sep 1964
27 Jan 1965
24 Mar 1965
3 Aug 1965
12 Aug 1966
13 Mar 1968
1968
1968
1968
1969
29 Dec 1969
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1969
1969
Second Time Around 
Press Cuttings 
Sounds Familiar
Film Time
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Desert Island Discs  
Weekend Woman’s Hour 
Comedy Parade - Parsley Sidings 
Week's Good Cause
From Us To You
Parsley Sidings 
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Charlie Chester 
Children’s Interview  
Late Night Extra 
Sounds Familiar 
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*Arthur Lowe
Junior Choice
Open House
Christmas Morning
  
Week's Good Cause
Shindig 
Open House  
Interview 
BBC Schools
Home Guard 
Interview
The Impressionists
Late Night Extra
Kaleidoscope
Dad’s Army 
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Open House
Dad’s Army 
Dad’s Army  
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Interview
Start The Week  
Forces Network   
A Christmas Carol 
Dad’s Army 
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A Bunch of Fives
With Great Pleasure 
Open House 
Story Time: Diary Of A Nobody  
Story Time: Diary Of A Nobody  
Story Time: Diary Of A Nobody  
Story Time: Diary Of A Nobody  
Story Time: Diary Of A Nobody  
Start The Week
Open House
Interview 
Interview  
Jack de Manio Presents  
Morning Story
Woman’s Hour  
Open House 
It’s Patently Obvious  

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General Mitchener
himself/Mainwaring
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himself
himself 
himself
Horace Hepplewhite 
himself
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Horace Hepplewhite 

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himself  
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himself
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himself/Mainwaring
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himself
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Captain Mainwaring
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Captain Mainwaring
Captain Mainwaring
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himself

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Captain Mainwaring
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Mr Massenbird   
himself
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Mr Pooter
Mr Pooter

Mr Pooter
Mr Pooter
Mr Pooter
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himself   
himself  
himself
himself
himself  
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Comedy Parade_
a George Bernard Shaw comedy play
game show
about the filming of the Dad's Army movie
with John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn

as a guest choosing music & interviewed
guest interview

Pilot Show with Ian Lavender
making appeal on behalf Spina Bifida Trust
'Speaking When They're Spoken To'

21 episodes, with Ian Lavender - SEE
HERE

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With John Laurie, John Le Mesurier & Bill Pertwee
Talking about the Royal British Legion
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With John Laurie, John Le Mesurier & Bill Pertwee
making appeal on behalf St David's Home

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interviewed
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pisode ‘Inventing A Poem’   
probably Dad's Army related interview_
interviewed
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spin-off, 20 episodes in series made 1973
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Christmas special episode ‘Present Arms’
20 episodes in the series made in 1974
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interviewed
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26 episodes in series made in 1975  
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episode 2 'The Story of a Penny Suit'
talking about his private and public life
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Reading the diary in five parts - Part 1_
Reading the diary in five parts - Part 2
Reading the diary in five parts - Part 3
Reading the diary in five parts - Part 4
Reading the diary in five parts - Part 5
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interviewed
interviewed
interviewed I believe
reading 'Just the Odd Bottle'
reading from the A.J. Wentworth books   
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BBC R2
BBC R4
BBC R4
BBC R4
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BBC R4
BBC R2
BBC R4
BBC R4
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BBC R4   
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BBC R4
BBC R4
BBC R4
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BBC R4
BBC
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3 Jan 1970
6 Jan 1970
27 Jul 1970
10 Oct 1970
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12 Dec 1970
26 Dec 1970
28 Feb 1971
29 Aug 1971
3 Sep 1971
5 Dec 1971
- 1 Dec 1973
1971
1971
1972
19 Oct 1972
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30 Oct 1972
1972
1972
25 Dec 1972
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1 July 1973
1973
1974
1974
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1974
1974
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1974
28 Jan 74
- 10 Jun 74
1975
24 Dec 74
11 Feb 75 
- 24 Jun 75
1975
1975
1975
1975
16 Mar 76 
- 7 Sep 76
25 Jun 1976
29 Aug 1976
1976
21 Jan 1977
25 Jan 1977
26 Jan 1977
27 Jan 1977
28 Jan 1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
30 Sep 1977
1979
1979
1979

The Dock Brief 
Christmas Concert
Woman’s Hour  
Woman’s Hour  
The Soldier’s Fortune
Interview  
Children’s Programmes
Be My Guest
It Sticks Out Half A Mile 

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himself
himself

himself

Sir Davy
himself  
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himself
George Mainwaring 

Athur introduced show from Birmingham
reading from "A.J. Wentworth, BA"
reading from "A.J. Wentworth, BA"
a comedy set in 1678

episode ‘Bumble Bees’   
words and music about yesterday
pilot of Dad’s Army sequel, not transmitted  
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BBC R4
BBC R4
BBC R4
BBC R3
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BBC R2
BBC
1980
18 Dec1980
29 Dec 1980
9 Jan 1981
24 May 1981
1981
1981
13 Jan 1982
1982

 

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