David: “In 1969 I had the pleasure of doing a long season of Dick Whittington, a pantomime, in London at the Palladium, with Tommy Steele.
“I was King Rat, the bad guy in the show. I danced in other sections of the show, but King Rat was my London debut as an actor.
“The finale of the show reintroduced all of the characters in order of appearance. If I got a big BOO and HISSSS when I came on, then I knew that I had accomplished my goal.”