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William Franklyn

William Franklyn was a British actor, perhaps best known for voicing the "Schhh... You Know Who" adverts for Schweppes from 1965 to 1973. He also performed on stage, film, television and radio, taking over from Peter Jones as "The Book" (the narrator) in the third, fourth and fifth radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He is also known for his portrayal of Sexton Blake for BBC Radio 4 in 1967.

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Sep 22, 1925 In Kensington, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Operation Diplomat 1953-12-01
Latest Project:
Movie London Suite 1996-09-15
Known For
Movie London Suite Widley 1996-09-15
Movie Splitting Heirs Andrews 1993-04-02
Series G.B.H. Distinguished Gent 1991-06-06
Series Danger Mouse 1981-09-28
Movie The Satanic Rites of Dracula Torrence 1973-11-03
Movie The Intelligence Men Colonel Grant 1965-04-13
Movie Fury at Smugglers' Bay Captain 1961-01-01
Series Top Secret 1961-08-11
Movie Pit of Darkness Richard Logan 1961-10-01
Movie Danger Within Capt. Tony Long 1959-02-17
Movie The Snorkel Wilson 1958-07-07
Movie Quatermass 2 Dr. Tom Brand 1957-05-24
Movie The Flesh is Weak Lloyd Buxton 1957-08-06
Movie That Woman Opposite Ned Atwood 1957-05-28
Movie Above Us the Waves No. 1, X2 1955-03-29
Movie Operation Diplomat Dr. Gillespie 1953-12-01