Derek Batey



Mr and Mrs

Try for Ten


Softly spoken, silver-haired broadcaster and former ventriloquist, most famous for fronting the English language version of Mr and Mrs. Also was involved in many local programmes particularly in the Border ITV area, where he fronted a popular - and later networked - talk show, Look Who's Talking.


Also did a 1978 pilot called Quiz Job (no sniggering at the back), a quiz between two teams of workers from a particular industry.

He was Water Rat Of The Year in 1984.

Alongside producing Mr and Mrs and Look Who's Talking for the network, Derek managed to rise to the dizzy heights of Director Of Programmes for Border Television.


Creeme Entertainments, "East Lynne", Harper Green Road, Doe Hey, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 7HT

Web links

Official site - where you can even rent his Florida villa.

Wikipedia entry


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