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Graham Stark
Born 20th January 1922
Died 29th October 2013 (aged 91)
First appearance The Showing Up of Corporal Jones (radio)
Last appearance The Bullet is Not for Firing (radio)
Series 1 (radio)
Episode count 4 (radio)

Graham Stark played Private Walker in four episodes of the first radio series of Dad's Army.


Early life and career

Graham Stark was born in Wallasey, CheshireHe attended Wallasey Grammar School later made his professional stage debut at the age of 13 in pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre, London. He served in the RAF during WWI, but his colour blindness prevented him from flying. 

Early acting career[]

After the war Graham went to study at RADA and joined the regulars at Jimmy Grafton's pub in Victoria, a venue which soon-to-be-prominent entertainers would soon gather at regularly for the next few decades. During the postwar years, he began working on various shows for BBC Radio and soon started appearing in many film and television series.

Dad's Army[]

When James Beck suddenly fell ill during the sixth television series and the first radio series, whilst his character was written out of the television episodes completely, Graham Stark took over the role for the last four radio episodes that included Private Walker. However it was felt that Graham's voice was not such a close a match to James Beck's for Private Walker, so Larry Martyn took his place in the next two seasons.

Final years and death[]

At the age of 91, Graham Stark died in London on October 29th, 2013, after suffering from a stroke.