Character created by David McKee in the 1967 book Mr Benn - Red Knight. Dressed in black suit and bowler hat he sets out from his house each day to visit a fancy-dress shop where he tries on an out...
Fiction, Children, Fictional
Written by Noel Coward this play, first performed in Manchester in 1941, moved in 1942 to The Duchess Theatre where it was performed 1997 times, a record at the time. It was filmed by David Lean i...
Fiction, Cinema, Fictional, Theatre
Fictional spy created by Ian Fleming, who first appeared in the novel 'Casino Royale', but see Fleming's page for an alternative origin for Bond. Eleven further novels and two short story collectio...
Fiction, Espionage, Fictional, Seriously Famous
Character in a series of stories set in Greyfriars School, originally published in the boys weekly story magazine 'The Magnet'.
Fictional detective. Created by Margery Allingham. He first appeared in 'The Crime at Black Dudley'. Eight of the subsequent novels featuring him were adapted by the BBC in 1989/90 with Peter Davis...
A character in the Star Wars series. He is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk, and is the loyal friend and first mate of Han Solo. He was portrayed in the films by the 7' 3" tall actor Peter Mayhew.
Person, Cinema, Fictional
One of Charles Dickens characters from David Copperfield (1850).
Official mascot of the global recession.
Fiction, Commerce, Fictional, Tourism / Traditions
Titular character in the novel by Daniel Defoe published in 1719. See also Friday.
Fiction, Exploring, Fictional, Seriously Famous