in the Boudoir:
Television & Film
The Hellfire Club
Peter's hand print in cement
Peter in Australia
Jason King on Super 8
a complete list but some notable appearances:
Film and Television Appearances
1994: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
as Langdale Park
1989: Tank Malling
1984: And The Wall Came Tumbling Down
(AKA: Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: And
The Wall Came Tumbling Down) (TV)
1980: Flash Gordon - playing Klytus
1979: Himmel, Scheich und Wolkenbruch
1971: Jason King
- playing Jason King (TV)
1969: Department S
- playing Jason King (TV)
1964: A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV)
1964: The Adventures of Gallagher (TV)
1962: Night of the Eagle - playing Norman Taylor
(aka Burn, Witch, Burn!)
1961: The Innocents - playing Peter Quint
1960: The Siege of Sidney Street - playing Peter
(AKA The Siege of Hell Street)
1959: Epilogue To Capricorn - playing Peter Vauxhall
1956: Alexander the Great - playing Pausanias
(AKA Alejandro Magno)
Notable TV Guest Appearances
1994: The Lenny Henry Show - playing 'Mr Bad'
in the pilot pisode
1994: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - playing
Langdale Pike in the epiosde 'The Three Gables'
1985: Bulman - playing Gallio in the episode 'I
met A Man Who Wasn't There'
1970: Homicide (Australian police drama - episode
1968: The Champions - playing Hallam in the episode
'The Invisible Man'
1967: I Spy - in the episode 'Let's Kill Karlovassi'
1967: The Avengers - playing Stewart Kirby in
1967: The Prisoner - playing Number 2 in the episode
1966: The Baron - playing Ibrahim/Noyes in the
episode 'Legions of Ammak'
1966: The Avengers - playing John Cartney in the
episode 'A Touch of Brimstone'
1965: The Man in Romm 17 - playing Panacek in
the episode 'First Steal 6'
1964: R3 - playing Dr Henri Lefebvre in the episode
1963: Doctor Who - playing Timinov in the episode
'Planet of Fire'
1962: Out Of This World - playing Captain Barton
in the episode 'Cold Equations'
1962: The Saint - playing Turen in the episode
'The Gadic Collection'
1959: Alcoa Presents - playing Paul Roland in
the episode 'Nightmare'
Hellfire Club - The Official Peter Wyngarde Appreciation
c/o Tina Bate
41 Four Acre Lane
Merseyside WA9 4DZ
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Wyngarde's handprint - Immortalised in cement!
Peter Wyngarde left his handprint in cement in the
walk of fame at the Bunnings (then McEwans) hardware
emporium (in Melbourne, Australia) on the 16th of
June 1972. The Walk of Fame features many other
international celebrities of the day including John
Inman, Derek Nimmo, Sid James as well as Australian
celebrities such as Colleen Hewitt and Bert Newton.
A few years ago all the hand and footprints were
relocated to an interior wall of the store as many
had eroded due to the years of constant foot traffic.
If visiting, the store location is Bourke St Melbourne
(Victoria, Australia), right in the heart of the
city. The prints are located just inside the Bourke
St entrance (on your right), Peter's handprints
are in the centre of the bottom row.
are details of Peter Wyngarde's visit to Australia
in the early 1970's.
Following the success of Department
S on Channel 7 in 1970 Peter was
invited to Australia to tour the major cities to
help promote the Network's self-styled "TV revolution".
On his arrival at Sydney Airport on 1 March 1970
Peter was greeted by 35,000 fans - Yes, thirty-five
thousand! Unfortunately because of the hysteria
Peter was crushed and suffered concussion and spent
three days in the local hospital.
The next stop was Melbourne where Peter appeared
on the Mike Walsh Show which was broadcast on 5
March 1970. After taking part in an interview Peter
then sang two songs from his recently released LP.
During his week long stay in the city Peter also
made a guest appearance in the crime thriller "Homicide"
which was shown on Channel 7 two months later.
Then on to Brisbane, whilst there Peter was asked
to record several links for Channel 7 using the
slogan "Channel 7 is beautiful, long live the Revolution",
a statement which soon became the catch phrase for
teenagers throughout Australia. During the same
month a TV listings magazine described Peter as
"The King Peacock of Television". Meanwhile at his
hideout in the city more than fifty young women
took up residence outside his hotel. It was reported
that three of them managed to scale the wall of
the hotel to Peter's balcony and spent the night
there, Problem is he was staying on the twelfth
floor (now that's dedication)! Peter wasn't even
safe whilst asleep as two maids crept in his room
and cut hairs from his chest and moustache.
Peter arrived back in London on 15 April to start
work on his new series Jason
King which made a spectacular debut on Channel
7 the following year.
In May 1972 Peter returned to Australia to
take the lead role in Simon Grey's play Butley
and was once again mobbed by a fanatical public.
To say that women found him irresistible would be
an understatement as a survey in an Australian magazine
confirmed. When asked who they would most like to
lose their virginity to, 40,000 women said Peter
fact: Following the Department S episode
'The Trojan Tanker' in which a huge gold bullion
robbery is executed using a petrol tanker, a copycat
snatch took place a few days later at the Melbourne
King on Super 8
Jason King episodes were available in the 1970's
in the format of Super 8. Click on the pictures
below for a larger version of the cover to The
Stones of Venice.