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Name Christopher Mitchell
Role Gunner Nigel Parkins
Date Of Birth May 21st , 1947
Place Of Birth London , England
Date of Death February 22nd , 2001
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Christopher Mitchell (May 21, 1947 - February 22, 2001) was a British actor most notable for his role in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum as Gunner Nigel 'Parky' Parkins.
He appeared in two episodes of Only Fools and Horses (May the Force Be With You; 1983 and To Hull and Back; 1985), playing policeman Terry Hoskins.
He died from cancer of the liver and other alcohol related complications at the age of 53, a month before his father, actor Norman Mitchell, and in the same year as his fellow gunner and fellow Only Fools and Horses actor Kenneth MacDonald, who died of a heart attack aged 50.


Actor Credits

  • Minder .... Customer in Winchester (1 episode, 1991)
  • Keeping Up Appearances .... Porter (1 episode, 1991)
  • The Bill .... Prison Officer (1 episode, 1990)
  • Never the Twain .... Norman the Barman (1 episode, 1988
  • Only Fools and Horses .... Det. Sgt. Terence Hoskins (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
  • That's My Boy .... Mike (1 episode, 1983)
  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum .... Gunner 'Parky' Parkins (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
  • The Professionals .... Simms (1 episode, 1980)
  • Born and Bred .... PC Willis (1 episode, 1980)
  • Crossroads .... Det. Const. Hardiman (1 episode, 1980)
  • You're Only Young Twice .... Junior (1 episode, 1979)
  • Come Back Mrs. Noah .... The Butler (1 episode, 1978)
  • What's Up Superdoc! (1978) .... Dr. Robert M. Todd
  • No Appointment Necessary .... Garth (1 episode, 1977)
  • Doctor at Sea .... Young Doctor (1 episode, 1974)
  • The Protectors .... Juan (1 episode, 1974)
  • Arthur of the Britons .... Barth (1 episode, 1973)
  • The Sex Thief (1973) .... Ian Wensleydale
  • Emmerdale Farm .... Norman (3 episodes, 1972)
  • Alcock and Gander .... Harry (1 episode, 1972)
  • The Fenn Street Gang .... Edgar (1 episode, 1971)
  • Z Cars .... Bob (3 episodes, 1971)
  • Take Three Girls .... Edwin (1 episode, 1969)
  • Detective .... Billy Smith (1 episode, 1969)
  • Strange Report .... Jay Brand (1 episode, 1969)
  • A Promise of Bed (1969) .... Carl
  • Dixon of Dock Green .... Pete (1 episode, 1968)
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967) .... Tony
  • Perry & Croft: The Sitcoms (1995) (TV) .... Gunner 'Parky' Parkins