Though best remembered for his role as Percy Sugden on the favorite Uk soap opera Coronation Road, this comedian also contributed to almost 1,000 radio variety shows. Through the Globe Battle II years, he performed using a armed forces entertainment company known as The Blue Pencils. His 4th wife, Sheila Torr, was the sister of the favorite British comedians the Chuckle Brothers. He was wedded four times. Along with his second wife, Lillian Time, he previously two children. Through the 1970s, he and Sid Adam had been the co-creators and superstars of the live comedy action.