|Schweppes Advertisement - Radio Times, 1971|
William Franklyn had one of those distinguishable voices which you recognised instantly on British Television during the 60s, 70s and 80s. He voiced and appeared in several commercials for Schweppes as well as featuring in television shows The Avengers, Whodunnit and Masterspy.
Two little known facts are he was the original voice for Dangermouse in the pilot episode of the cartoon series and later on replaced the late Peter Jones as the voice of the book for the radio series of Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy.
William's daughter, Sabina is also a popular actress having appeared in Fawlty Towers and a regular in the ITV sitcom Keep it In The Family.