(1924-1997) was a television
presenter, popular in Wales and the West Country during the 1960s and 1970s.
Taylor was originally from Cardiff
, where his family had an electrical business. He served in the Royal Navy
during the Second World War
. He began his television career as a continuity announcer with TWW
in 1959 and became one of the station's biggest stars. He also appeared in early episodes of "Paint Along With Nancy
" on HTV
where he assisted the host.
After presenting a birthday slot with a glove puppet
called "Tinker", he went on to host a regular children's magazine programme called Tinker and Taylor
and on which he would often play the Melodica
with the puppet. He later hosted several quiz and game shows on ITV, including Three Little Words
and Mr. & Mrs.
. He retired in 1982, ran an antique shop
for a time, and then moved to Spain, where he died.