06/01/2012 09:54 GMT | Updated 06/01/2012 10:13 GMT

Bob Holness: From Bond To Blockbusters (Pictures)

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.