James Beck


Born:
21st of February 1929, in Islington, London, England as Stanley James Carroll Beck, but always known to family and friends as Jimmy

Died: 6th of August 1973, from burst pancreas during an operation for suspected ulcer at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, London, England

Parents: Son of John Henry Beck (meat-porter and tram conductor)  and Mary Elizabeth Beck (made artificial flowers)

Married:Kay Bullus, (married on 10 December 1959)

Children: Step Children from Kay’s previous marriage, Christopher, Diana and David Bullus

Acting Debut: The Hasty Heart, aged about 19, while in the Army at Folkestone


 
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James Beck's Radio Career

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What Farrar Saw
Afternoon Theatre 
A Kind of Loving 

Talkabout
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Midweek Theatre
Midweek Theatre
Afternoon Theatre
There’s No Point Arguing the Toss
Saturday-Night-Theatre    
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Harry Worth 
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Sexton Blake
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Sexton Blake
Big Soft Nellie 
Three From the North
Three From the North  
The Events of Black Tor  
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Galaxy
Afternoon Theatre
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Saturday-Night Theatre
Peaceably If We May
Afternoon Theatre
The Government Inspector
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Mister Pybus
Brothers In Law
Brothers In Law
Saturday Night Theatre
Five From The North 3: The Petition
Hush, Hush, Here Comes the
_ Bolshie Man

Comedy Parade
Brothers In Law
Saturday-Night Theatre 'The
_ _Watchers on the Shore
The Motorway Men 
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Dad’s Army 
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Franks
Glyn
Conroy
Glyn 
Alick
Chris
Vittorio
Charlie
Henry Burton
??
John Parker 
Stan 
Mr. Heap 
unknown
Spilsbury 
Edward Mortimer
Mr Broadbent
Landlord
Police Sergeant 
Johnny & Big Jim
Inspector  
Sergeant   
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Sergeant
??
Stanley Malt 
George
Postlethwaite
Chief Insp Brien
??
Jim Bamford
John Alexander St John
_ Lestoeq-Granville

Harry Tarrant
Coles
Fred Tanner
Matthew Croft
Inspector
James Beck
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Steve
Newman
Albert Conroy
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Steve
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Private Joe Walker  
Private Joe Walker  

Private Joe Walker  
Private Joe Walker  
Private Joe Walker  
Private Joe Walker  
Private Joe Walker  

play? With childhood friend Michael Caine
play 'Lena, Oh My Lena'
one-off 90 minute play -repeated 5/3/67 
A second hearing of ‘Lena, Oh My Lena’
Play 'The Deadbeat'
Play 'Dead Letter'
Play 'The Brothers From The Sun'
Play 'The Big Bite'
Play 'Return To Dursford'
40 minute play
90 minute play: How Tall Can a Man Get
60 minute play ‘Ted’s Cathedral’ 
episode ‘Continental Size Six’ 
comedy/variety, repeated 18 Jul 1967
episode ‘The What on the Landing’
episode 'Lilies For The Ladies'
Play 'A Full Life'
episode 'The Sin-Eater'
one-off 90 minute play [rpt 27 Feb 1968]
episode 2: ‘Come to the Fair’  
episode 3: ‘The Petition’ 
episode 1: ‘Such as Sit in Darkness’  
episode 2: ‘The Unquiet Dead’
episode 4: ‘The Hounds of Hell’
episode 5:  ‘The Things That Emerge with the
Dark'
episode 6: ‘The Deepest Dark’    
Drama
‘The World of Miss Edwina Finch’s Cat’
Play 'Wilfred Pickles in the Front Room'
Play 'Something To Remember You By'
Play 'Lonely Beat'
Play about the Massacre of Peterloo
Play 'The Island in an Endless Day/
one-off 90 minute play with Arthur Lowe
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Episode 15 'The Missing Factor'
comedy
comedy
Play 'A Glimpse of the Interior
Play
Comedy Parade pilot with Roy Kinnear
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pilot of 'The Motorway Men'
comedy
a sequel to 1964's A Kind of Loving (which repeated the week before)
comedy, 8 episodes, about a motorway construction crew, with Bill Pertwee - See Here
comedy, episode 'The Man and The Hour'
comedy, episode 'Museum Piece'
comedy, episode 'Command Decision'
episode 'The Enemy Within The Gates'
episode 'The Armoured Might of L/Cpl Jones'
comedy, episode 'Sgt Wilson's Little Secret'
comedy, episode 'A Stripe For Frazer'

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