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Creator / Hilary Minster

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Hilary Minster, born Roger Michael Hilary Minster, (21 March 1944 — 24 November 1999), was a British character actor best known for playing General von Klinkerhoffen in 'Allo 'Allo!.

He was also well-known for his recurring role in Secret Army as Hauptmann Muller, and briefly writing scripts with Kenneth Williams for International Cabaret.

In 1974, he appeared in an episode of Upstairs Downstairs as Lieutenant Lightfoot. He also made two separate appearances in Doctor Who, the second appearance coming alongside future 'Allo 'Allo! co-star Guy Siner.

While his film appearances were scarce compared to those on TV, he had roles in A Bridge Too Far, The Godsend, Cry Freedom and The Girl in a Swing.

He died from cancer at the age of 55.

Works on TV Tropes he appeared in:

  • Z Cars, episode "Sheena: Part 2" (1967) — Detective Constable
  • Timeslip, 6 episodes of 6-episode story "The Wrong End of Time" (1970) — Fritz
  • Doctor Who, 2 episodes:
  • Upstairs Downstairs, episode "Facing Fearful Odds" (1974) — Lieutenant Lightfoot RN
  • Man About the House, episode "Home & Away" (1975) — Hell's Angel
  • Jackanory Playhouse, episode "The Christmas Cherries" (1975) — Steward
  • The Tomorrow People, 2 episodesshow list  (1978) — Yagon
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, episode "Tarr Tells His Story" (1979) — Boris
  • Secret Army, 4 episodesshow list  (1979) — Hauptmann Muller
  • Crossroads, 2 episodes (1979) — Julian Francis
  • 'Allo 'Allo!, 59 episodes (1984-92) — General Erich von Klinkerhoffen
  • Screen Two, episode "In the Secret State" (1985) — Mayer
  • Bugs, episode "Pandora's Box" (1998) — Bjorn