Brian Croucher – HDS  1953-1958

Brian Croucher (born 23 January 1942 in Surrey) is an English star and director possibly best known for his role as Ted Hills, which he played from 1995 to 1997, in the daytime soap EastEnders.

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Brian Croucher




Brian as Travis




Brian Croucher as Ted Hills in the Eastenders

He has appeared in 3 science fiction programmes– as the 2nd star to represent Travis in Blake’s 7 as well as as Borg in the Doctor Who story The Robots of Death. He likewise appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans. Earlier, in 1973, he played a key lead character in the kids’s adventure series The Jensen Code.

In 1978, he played a major duty opposite Tom Bell in the Thames Television/Euston Films thriller series Out. [citation needed]
Among his earliest movie duties was in the Carol Reed’s movie musical of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, he played among the London Bridge bargemen – a small speaking part, which was non-credited.

He likewise appeared as a “Pay Cop” Lieutenant in the ITV serial Quatermass, starring Sir John Mills which was transmitted in the UK in 1979. He was likewise in the 1985 drama serial Edge of Darkness.

He appeared in the episode “Parade” in the 2nd period of Bottom as “Ted Nugent” who Eddie calls “Harry the B ***** d”.
When I’m Dead, he also appeared in a supporting function in the Clive Owen movie I’ll Sleep. He is presently [when?] appearing in a TELEVISION commercial for Aviva insurance. [citation needed] He has directed 2 short films Rank (2009) co-written with Nick Wilkinson, and Vodka & Coke (2013), likewise written and produced by Nick Wilkinson.

In 2012, he acted the character of Lonnie in the feature film Coolio (C.O.O.L.I.O– Change Original Ordinary Lives Interface Oracle), which was launched in 2014.

He now stays in Kent with his better half and 2 youngsters. Other TV looks consist of: Grange Hill, Public Eye, Callan, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Villains, Six Days of Justice, Warship, The New Avengers, The XYY Man, Shoestring, Minder, The Gentle Touch, The Professionals, The Chinese Detective, The Young Ones, Dempsey and Makepeace, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Rockliffe’s Babies, Bread, Lovejoy, Wycliffe, Casualty, The Bill, Doctors and New Tricks.
Brian Croucher is a patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.

He has actually appeared in three science fiction programmes– as the 2nd actor to depict Travis in Blake’s 7 and also as Borg in the Doctor Who story The Robots of Death. In 1978, he played a significant duty opposite Tom Bell in the Thames Television/Euston Films thriller series Out. He also appeared as a “Pay Cop” Lieutenant in the ITV serial Quatermass, starring Sir John Mills which was transmitted in the UK in 1979. He also appeared in a supporting duty in the Clive Owen movie I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. He has actually directed 2 brief movies Rank (2009) co-written with Nick Wilkinson, and Vodka & Coke (2013), also composed and produced by Nick Wilkinson.