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PC Alf Ventress
About the character
Alf is the oldest member of the Police team. He loves
to eat hard-boiled eggs, and is married to Mrs Ventress (even he calls
her that!). I don't think we've ever seen Mrs Ventress, but she frequently
calls Alf at work - usually to tell him to do something!
Alf seems to have had quite a lot of old girlfriends,
and won a "Beautiful Babies" contest in Pickering, where he
was born. It's hard to believe now!
Alf's police number is 437.
Sonia finds Ventress awfully annoying, and asks why
they have to keep giving him such close-up shots!!! Any buyers??
In an odd storyline, Alf has had an alien
About the actor
William Simons also played Roderick Alleyn's counterpart
Inspector Fox in the BBC series based on the novels by Ngaio Marsh. Simons
jokes that he has played policemen so many times, he might as well be
buried in a police uniform. Despite the character, though, Simons is anti-smoking.
Apparently Simons now lives in Goathland: he liked it
so much he moved there!!
William Simons also appeared in The Darling Buds of May
(which also featured Philip Franks)
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