Valentine Dyall was best known as the narrator of the classic BBC radio horror series Appointment with Fear. Referred to as 'The Man in Black', he hosted nine series of the show between 1943 and 1955. In a career spanning over 40 years, he appeared in over 100 films and TV programmes, including The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Treasure Island, Secret Army and Doctor Who. He died in 1985, aged 77.
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