Derek Partridge

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Derek Partridge
Born (1935-06-29) 29 June 1935 (age 83)
Occupation TV spokesman and narrator

Derek Partridge (born 29 June 1935) is a British television presenter, spokesman and voice-over artist, formerly a film and TV actor.

Partridge's father was a diplomat in the British Foreign Service.

In the 1960s, Partridge appeared in a numerous television series and films, including in the 1968 Star Trek episode "Plato's Stepchildren" as Dionyd.[1][2]

In the 1970s Partridge moved to Rhodesia and presented a number of programmes for Rhodesian Television (RTV), including the popular shows Frankly Partridge and The Kwhizz Kids. He also was employed as a news anchor for RBC. During his time in Rhodesia, Partridge also wrote extensively, including publishing the books Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living and Rhodesia – As It Really Is, which was later republished under altered titles,[3] and a weekly column in Rhodesia's TV Guide.

In the 1980s Partridge appeared in a number of films and television episodes, including a leading role in the 1981 film Savage Harvest.

Partridge narrated the documentary Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn sixty-five years after the downing of BOAC Flight 777, a passenger plane which was shot down by Nazi war planes killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard.[4] Partridge was a child at the time, and had given up his seat, along with that of his traveling companion, on Flight 777 to let Howard fly in their place.[5]




  1. ^ "Derek Partridge as Dionyd and Ted Scott as Eraclitus in the STAR TREK episode, 'Plato's Stepchildren.' Original air date, November 22, 1968. Season 3, episode 10. Image is a screen grab". CBS Photo Archive. Getty Images. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ Schuster, Hal; Rathbone, Wendy (1994-12-21). Trek: The Unauthorized A-Z. HarperPrism. pp. 215–. ISBN 9780061054358. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living. WorldCat
  4. ^ Leslie Howard - A Quite Remarkable Life Archived 16 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine..
  5. ^ "Leslie Howard: the matinee idol who became a war hero". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-08-01.

External links

  • Derek Partridge on IMDb
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