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Johns, Stratford

(1925-2002) South African actor, in the UK from 1948; best known for his long stint as Barlow in the BBC television police procedural series Z Cars, and its sequels and spin-offs, between 1962 and 1976. His sf novel for Young Adult readers, Gumphlumph (1966), about an Alien visitor to Earth, is of modest interest. [JC]

Alan Edgar Stratford-Johns

born Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: 22 September 1925

died Heveningham, Suffolk: 29 January 2002



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 06:13 am on 21 March 2023.