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Ted Ray, real name Charles Olden (21st November 1905 - 8th November 1977) was a popular English comedian of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s.

Ray was born in Wigan, Lancashire. His parents moved to Liverpool within days of his birth and Liverpudlians regard him as a local. As a comedian of the 1940s and 1950s, he demonstrated his ad-libbing skills in his weekly radio show, "Ray's A Laugh", from 1949 until 1961.

Ted narrated some of the Railway Series books for the BBC Children's television series "Jackanory" from September - October 1970 and January 1972 followed by repeats in August 1973

Ted died at the age of 71 on 8th November 1977.


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