Peter Tuddenham

Peter Tuddenham(27 November 1918 – 9 July 2007)was a British actor, best known for providing the voices of Zen , Orac and Slave , computers on the science fiction TV showBlake's 7.Tuddenham began his career in weekly repertory and entertained troops during the Second World War as a member of the Army's " Stars in Battledress ". Back home, he won a part in Ivor Novello 'sThe Dancing Yearsand, following stints in West End revues and farces, worked with Noël Coward inAce of Clubs.Moving into radio, he acted in the long-running seriesMrs Dale's DiaryandWaggoner's Walk.Tuddenham also starred in the TV sitcomBacks to the Landand later made numerous other occasional or one-off appearances in shows such asOnly Fools and Horses,One Foot in the Grave,The Onedin Line,Quiller,Bergerac,Tales of the UnexpectedandThe Bill.He also provided voices for theDoctor WhostoriesThe Ark in Space,The Masque of MandragoraandTime and the Rani. Later he returned to tape the audio drama spin-offsOccam's RazorandDeath's Head.He also provided the voice for the Oracle (and several other characters) in the adventure gameThe Feeble Files .He also provided the voice for Professor Faber in the BBC radio adaptation of Ray Bradbury 'sFahrenheit 451, first broadcast in 1982.

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  1. Gavin Gaughan Obituary: Peter Tuddenham, The Guardian, 2 August 2007

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