Nicholas Parsons has died


Fanderson is saddened to hear of the death of Nicholas Parsons at the age of 96.

Nicholas was famous among Anderson fans for voicing Sheriff Tex Tucker and radio operator Dan Morse in Four Feather Falls in the early 1960s, where he performed alongside his then-wife Denise Bryer, who later went on to work on Terrahawks.

However, he found much wider appeal and ultimate cult status as the host of BBC Radio 4’s panel game Just a Minute, a role that he filled from its inception in 1967 through to his death, as well as the TV quiz show Sale of the Century, which ran throughout the 1970s. He was also a regular guest on The Benny Hill Show and starred in the memorable Doctor Who story The Cure of Fenric in 1989.

Nicholas was an enthusiastic supporter of Fanderson events and was always happy to discuss his associations with the Anderson productions.

His family and friends are in our thoughts.

Nicholas Parsons joins the Special Assignment guest list

Spectrum needs you for a special assignmentWe are very excited to  announce that Nicholas Parsons will be joining the guest list of Special Assignment in October.

Nicholas wrote his name into the Anderson universe when he was cast as the voice of Sheriff Tex Tucker in Four Feather Falls.

The hero of the show, Nicholas’s character Tex kept the peace in the eponymous small town in Kansas, with the aid of four magic feathers which allowed his dog and horse to talk, and his guns to swivel and fire by themselves!

Four Feather Falls is of course just a tiny part of Nicholas’s long career in television, radio and theatre, and he is perhaps best remembered for his role as gameshow host on the hugely popular Sale of the Century.


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