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Ventriloquist Ray Alan presented the eponymous glove puppets – Tich (a small boy) and Quackers (his pet duck).
London-born Alan was well known for his work in the 1950s and 1960s with the puppet “Lord Charles”.
In the 70s and 80s, Alan branched out into game shows, compering shows like Three Little Words and Where In The World? for HTV. He also appeared regularly on The Good Old Days.
Alan continued to perform into his seventies, doing tours and also undertaking conference and corporate events. In 1998/1999 he entertained guests on the QE2.
Ray Alan died at his home in Reigate, Surrey, on the morning of 24 May 2010. He was 79.