15 June 2014
Actor Francis Matthews, who was the voice of Captain Scarlet in Gerry Anderson’s 1960s TV show, has died at the age of 86.
Matthews lent his voice to the indestructible puppet hero, who defended the Earth in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, in 1967 and ’68.
The actor also played private detective Paul Temple in the BBC series of the same name from 1969.
Other TV roles included one opposite George Cole in the 1970s BBC sitcom Don’t Forget to Write!
But it was Captain Scarlet that continued to inspire devotion among its fans, to Matthews’ bemusement.