Brian Henry Croucher
23 January 1942
Brian Henry Croucher (born 23 January 1942 Farnham, Surrey) is an English actor and director best known for his role as Ted Hills, which he played from 1995 to 1997, in the soap opera EastEnders. Croucher also had a regular role in the science fiction series Blake's 7.
Croucher has appeared in a number of science fiction programmes, including being the second actor to portray Travis in Blake's 7. He played Borg in the Doctor Who story The Robots of Death. He also appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans. Earlier, in 1973, he played a key protagonist in the children's adventure series The Jensen Code.
In 1978, Croucher played a major role opposite Tom Bell in the Thames Television/Euston Films thriller series Out. He also played the role of Rooky in the Southern Television series The Famous Five, in the double episode "Five Get into Trouble".
One of Croucher's earliest film roles was in the Carol Reed film musical of Lionel Bart's Oliver!; he played one of the London Bridge bargemen—a small uncredited speaking part. His other film roles include Burke & Hare (1972), Made (1972), A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979), Scrubbers (1983), and Underworld (1985).
Apart from acting, Croucher has directed two short films, Rank (2009, co-written with Nick Wilkinson) and Vodka & Coke (2013), also written and produced by Wilkinson.
|1972||Burke & Hare||Client in brothel|
|1979||A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square||Gregory Peck|
|1994||Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans||Kurt|
|2003||I'll Sleep When I'm Dead||Al Shaw|
|2011||Big Fat Gypsy Gangster||Mr. Eels|
|2017||Rise of the Footsoldier 3||Prison governor|
|2018||Welcome to Curiosity||Stubbs|
|2021||The Pebble and the Boy||Danny|
|1969–75||Softly, Softly: Taskforce||Various||3 episodes|
|1973||The Jensen Code||Gordon||13 episodes|
|1974||General Hospital||Ralph Keeton||2 episodes|
|1977||Doctor Who||Borg||2 episodes|
|The XYY Man||Reisen||4 episodes|
|Treasure Island||John Hunter||3 episodes|
|1978||Out||Chris Cottle||5 episodes|
|The Famous Five||Rooky||2 episodes|
|1979||Blake's 7||Space Commander Travis||8 episodes|
|1980||The Gentle Touch||Harry Blanden||2 episodes|
|1981||The Chinese Detective||Jack Mangan||2 episodes|
|Blood Money||David||2 episodes|
|1984||Miracles Take Longer||Sid Archer||2 episodes|
|The Last Days of Pompeii||Melior||3 episodes|
|The Young Ones||Real bank robber||2 episodes|
|1985–2008||The Bill||Various||11 episodes|
|1987–88||Bread||1st Policeman / Dino the Robber||2 episodes|
|1988||Rockliffe's Babies||Chief Superintendent Barry Wyatt||6 episodes|
|1990–91||Grange Hill||Mr. Glanville||2 episodes|
|1995–97||EastEnders||Ted Hills||104 episodes|