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Name Michael Knowles
Role Captain Jonathan Ashwood
Date Of Birth 1937 
Place Of Birth Spondon , Derbyshire , England
Date of Death -
Place Of Death -


Michael Knowles (born in Spondon, Derbyshire, date unknown) is an English actor and scriptwriter, best known for his role as 'Captain Jonathan Ashwood', in the 1970s sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
He also played The Honourable Teddy Meldrum in the early 1990s, in the BBC comedy drama You Rang, M'Lord?, and starred in the sitcom Come Back Mrs Noah.
Michael also did the voice of the Head of the Air Force in The BFG for Cosgrove Hall.
His television career started in 1969 with the role of Capt. Cutts in Dad's Army, which he later adapted (with Harold Snoad) for radio.
He and Snoad went on to write It Sticks Out Half a Mile, a radio sequel to Dad's Army.
He isn't keen to reveal his age.


Actor Credits

  • You Rang, M'Lord? .... The Honourable Teddy Meldrum (26 episodes, 1988-1993)
  • The BFG (1989) (voice) .... Head Of The Air Force
  • Vampire's Kiss (1989) .... Andrew
  • Brush Strokes .... Vicar (2 episodes, 1988)
  • The End of the World Man (1985) .... Sir George
  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum .... Captain Jonathan Ashwood (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
  • Rings on Their Fingers .... Leslie (2 episodes, 1979)
  • The Dick Emery Show (1 episode, 1979)
  • Come Back Mrs. Noah .... Fanshaw (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
  • Two's Company .... Forbes (1 episode, 1976)
  • Yes, Honestly .... Assistant manager (1 episode, 1976)
  • Spy Story (1976) (uncredited) .... Milkman
  • The Rough with the Smooth (1 episode, 1975)
  • Are You Being Served? .... Customer (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
  • Casanova '73 .... Judge (1 episode, 1973)
  • Comedy Playhouse .... Rupert (1 episode, 1973)
  • Dad's Army .... Capt. Cutts / ... (4 episodes, 1969-1972)
  • The Flesh and Blood Show (1972) .... Curran
  • That's Your Funeral (1972) .... Man with Car (Petrol Station)
  • Dad's Army (1971) .... Staff captain
  • Up Pompeii .... Plotter (1 episode, 1970)
  • Comedy Connections .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
  • This Is Your Life .... Himself (1 episode, 1999)
  • Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms (1995) (TV) .... Himself
  • 3-2-1 .... Himself (1 episode, 1984)

    As A Writer:
  • High and Dry (1987) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • Are You Being Served? (4 episodes, 1974-1975)