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Encyclopedia > John Junkin

John Francis Junkin (January 29, 1930, Ealing, London - March 7, 2006, Aylesbury) was a British radio, television and film performer and scriptwriter. He was best known for his appearances in television comedy shows. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Ealing is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London (see Wiktionary:London for the name in other languages) is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ...


In 1960 Junkin joined Joan Littlewood's Stratford East Theatre Workshop, and played the lead in the original production of Sparrers Can't Sing. A few years later he joined the Royal Court Theatre company. His next move was into television, where he played a wide diversity of roles, however he is best remembered for his comedy roles and his appearances as a television quiz master. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Joan Maud Littlewood (6 October 1914 - 20 September 2002) was a theatrical director, famous for her work in developing the left-wing Theatre Workshop. ... Theatre Workshop is a theatre group most notable for their devised pieces that included Oh, what a lovely war, and their leader, Joan Littlewood. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ...


Junkin died from lung cancer, emphysema and asthma on March 7, 2006 in the Florence Nightingale House, Stoke Mandeville. Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterised by the presence of malignant tumours. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stoke Mandeville Hospital is a large hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. ...


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Obituary: John Junkin | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited (909 words)
John Junkin, who has died from lung cancer aged 76, was a gifted scriptwriter who made an important contribution to British comedy from the immediate postwar years to the early 1990s.
There was something of Junkin's own background in the parts he played in films and on television, and in his humour as a scriptwriter.
Throughout his most active period, when Junkin's way with a show was to work on it throughout the night if necessary, he was regarded as a hardened bachelor, having brief relationships with many women.
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