His other TV credits include: Doctor Who (in the serials The Ice Warriors and Attack of the Cybermen), The First Churchills, Only Fools and Horses, Minder, Bergerac, Inspector Morse, Bugs, Silent Witness, Pie in the Sky, Casualty, The Bill and Hotel Babylon.
As well as acting, between 1981 and 1993 Attwell also had a considerable career as a political cartoonist for several British national newspapers including The Sun, Sunday People and the News of the World. A self-taught artist Attwell signed himself as Zoke, an amalgam of the names of his children Zoe and Jake.
His life and work was honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006.
Arts Diary: Drama with Touch of Early Ayckbourn; THEATRE Chimps, Liverpool Playhouse Philip Key Reports on a 'Proper' Play with a Beginning and an End
Jun 02, 2005; Byline: Philip Key CHIMPS is what might be called a proper play: it has genuine characters, a plot that develops them, a...