Just a few days after the
passing of George Cole, it has been announced that Honeycomb Animation has lost
Susan Sheridan was Trillion
in the radio series of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams,
and she voiced many animated characters, including ‘Noddy’.
She narrated a pilot for a
children’s version of Honeycomb’s adult series, ‘Beastly Behaviour’, and voiced
several characters in its adaption of Ian Beck’s ‘Lost in the Snow’ for CITV.
The recording of ‘Lost in
the Snow’ had Susan in a sound studio in London, alongside Helen Baxendale, David Holt
and Rupert Farley; they were joined by the voice of Hugh Laurie on a live link
The DVD was released by Abbey Home Entertainment and is available on Amazon.
The passing of George Cole
was announced this morning; he worked with Honeycomb in the late eighties
during the height of his fame as Minder’s Arthur Daley.
When we were developing Tube Mice, our first series for ITV, voices for two loveable rouge
mice, Vernon and Toaster, were needed. Originally, they were to be secondary
characters, but Minder’s George Cole and Dennis Waterman came to mind. Amazingly,
they both agreed to work on the project, promoting Vernon and Toaster to become
the main characters.
I remember a kind and
professional man, who was very encouraging to the young actors, directors and
writers who were beginning their careers in television.
Although Tube Mice was a
very minor part in the life of George Cole, he mentioned his time on the show
in his recent autobiography.