Bob Holness, the British TV and radio presenter best known for hosting the quiz show Blockbusters, has died in his sleep aged 83. He was also one of a handful of actors to have played James Bond.
Holness hosted a number of British TV shows before, in 1983, he took on the presenting role on Blockbusters. For more than a decade, the show was a mainstay of early evening ITV programming, and Holness became something of a cult figure.
Earlier, in the late 50s, he had played James Bond in a radio adaptation of Moonraker. However, he didn’t play saxophone on Gerry Rafferty’s classic Baker Street, despite a persistent rumour that was first spread in the 80s and has refused to die over the years.