Shaw Taylor RIP

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"He was one of the true gents of the industry, it was a privilege to know him."


During his later years, the presenter was a keen supporter of local charities and helped save the Isle of Wight's popular Shanklin Theatre from closure.

Made MBE
Peter Coleman, chairman of the friends of the theatre, said Mr Taylor played a "key role" in saving the venue and would be sorely missed.


Born Eric Taylor in the East End of London, he served in the RAF and later trained at the prestigious Rada acting school.


He acted for a spell on stage in the West End before becoming a TV and radio presenter.


It was as the popular host of the crime-solving show Police 5 that he became best known and he was made an MBE in 1986.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-31954540
 

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Indeed, he even made an appearance last year I believe. A true icon.

RIP Shaw.
 

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Yes he had a very distinctive voice, I was not aware of his charity work though...... RIP Shaw
 

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Certainly a TV icon from my earlier years. RIP.
 

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