John Junkin

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He was the voice of "Mr Shifter", the piano-humping chimpanzee in PG Tips tea advertisement, the longest running commercial on television.
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He was the voice of "Mr Shifter", the piano-humping chimpanzee in the PG Tips tea ads, the longest-running series of commercials on television.
He also appeared alongside Pete Postlethwaite in the BBC comedy-drama 'The Sins' in 2000 and alongside Lorcan Cranitch in the 2001 BBC drama 'Macready and Daughter'.
He also appeared alongside Pete Postlethwaite in the BBC comedy-drama 'The Sins' in 2000 and alongside Lorcan Cranitch in the 2001 BBC drama 'Macready and Daughter'.

Current revision as of 13:11, 17 September 2019

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Contents

Shows

Ask No Questions (also devisor)

Bob's Full House (writer)

Chain Letters (question-setter)

Connections (team captain)

Give Me Your Word

Lucky 13

Odd One Out (voiceover)

The Unfair Quiz (also devisor)

Biography

Long-serving supporting player in TV, radio and film comedy shows. His major credits include A Hard Day's Night, radio series Hello Cheeky and the Marty Feldman vehicle Marty. Towards the end of his life he lived in near poverty due to a £70,000 legal bill for a (failed) action against a TV producer over a format of his, and £120,000 in unpaid income tax.

He died on 7 March 2006 of lung cancer, aged 76.

Trivia

He was the voice of "Mr Shifter", the piano-humping chimpanzee in the PG Tips tea ads, the longest-running series of commercials on television.

He also appeared alongside Pete Postlethwaite in the BBC comedy-drama 'The Sins' in 2000 and alongside Lorcan Cranitch in the 2001 BBC drama 'Macready and Daughter'.

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry

The Times obituary

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