Ferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 704 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
Norman Painting, who played Phil Archer in the long running BBC radio soap opera The Archers, has died at the age of 85.
Painting had played Phil Archer since the pilot episode in 1950. He recorded what became his final scenes just two days before his death. They will be broadcast on Sunday, November 22.
Not only did Painting star in the what has become Britain's longest running Soap Opera, he also wrote almost 1,200 scripts during his time on the writing team, and he often used to tweak his lines to make them sound more realistic.