Glyn Houston


Glyn Houston (born in Tonypandy, Wales on 23 October 1926), is an actor best known for his television work. He is the brother of the late film actor Donald Houston.

Perhaps Glyn Houston’s most notable role was as “Duncan Thomas”, literary agent, in the 1980s British sitcom Keep it in the Family.

In the 1970s he played Lord Peter Wimsey’s valet Bunter opposite Ian Carmichael in the teleplays of several of Dorothy Sayers tales.

Other credits included My Good Woman (1973-1974), Inspector Morse, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Doomwatch, as well as the recurring character “Det Supt Jones” in Softly, Softly.

He has also appeared twice as different characters in Doctor Who — as “Professor Owen Watson” in The Hand of Fear (1977) and as “Colonel Ben Wolsey” in The Awakening (1984).

In all he has over a hundred television and film credits, dating back as early as 1950.

In May 2000, he unveiled a Mining Memorial in his native Rhondda at Rhondda Heritage Park. He led the tributes to the thousands of miners who died and suffered during 150 years of mining in the South Wales coalfield.