Bob Holness: From Bond To Blockbusters (Pictures)

Bob Holness

First Posted: 06/01/12 14:54 Updated: 06/01/12 15:13

In his 60 year career, Bob Holness went from playing James Bond in a radio play to being the star of the ITV game show Blockbusters.

The quiz, which ended in 1993, featured student contestants answering a series of trivia questions based on the letters of the alphabet.

A regular feature of the show saw Holness trying to keep a straight face despite facing sniggering students asking him: "Can I have a P please Bob?" - a question he claimed never to be fed up with hearing.

He also appeared on Call My Bluff and Take A Letter.

Tributes to Holness have began pouring in, but Labour leader Ed Miliband has already made an embarrassing faux pas.

Following his sad death this morning, we take a look at the much-loved host's career in pictures.

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TV presenter Bob Holness dies aged 83 (REX Features)
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