John Alderton is an English actor, best known for his roles in Upstairs, Thomas & Sarah, Wodehouse Playhouse, Little Miss, Please Sir! and Fireman Sam. Alderton has starred alongside his wife, Pauline Collins. Alderton was born in Gainsborough, the son of Ivy and Gordon John Alderton, he grew up in Hull. Alderton first became familiar to television viewers in 1962, when he played Dr Moone in the ITV soap opera, Emergency – Ward 10, he married his co-star, Jill Browne, but they divorced. After an uncredited role in Cleopatra, appearing in British films such as The System, Assignment K, Duffy and Hannibal Brooks, he played the lead in the comedy series Please Sir!, as hapless teacher Mr Hedges, which resulted in him playing the character in the 1971 feature film of the same name. In 1972, he appeared with Hannah Gordon in the BBC comedy series My Wife Next Door which ran for 13 episodes, for which he won a Jacob's Award in 1975, he transferred to another top-rated ITV series when he played Thomas Watkins, the chauffeur, in Upstairs, opposite his wife, Pauline Collins.
They had a daughter and two sons and acted together in spin-off series, Thomas & Sarah, another sitcom, No, Honestly, as well as in Wodehouse Playhouse, a series that featured adaptations of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse In the meantime, he appeared on the big screen against-type as'Friend' in John Boorman's cult sci-fi film Zardoz, before returning to more familiar territory, as 1930s Yorkshire vet James Herriot in the 1976 film, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, he was a subject of the television programme This Is Your Life in 1974 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1961 and appeared in their production of The Doctor and The Devils by Dylan Thomas, he made his first stage appearance with the repertory company of the Theatre Royal, York in August 1961, in Badger's Green by R. C. Sherriff. After a period in repertory, made his first London appearance at the Mermaid, November 1965, as Harold Crompton in Spring and Port Wine transferring with the production to the Apollo.
At the Aldwych, March 1969, played Eric Hoyden in the RSC's production of Dutch Uncle. At the Comedy Theatre, July 1969, played Jimmy Cooper in The Night I Chased the Women with an Eel. At the Howff, October 1973, played Stanley in Punch and Judy Stories, played the same part in "Judies" at the Comedy, January 1974. At the Shaw, January 1975, played Stanley in Pinter's The Birthday Party. At the Apollo, May 1976, played four parts in Ayckbourn's Confusions. During the 1980s and 1990s, Alderton had few roles, he narrated the children's original animated series Little Miss in 1983 and, from 1987 to 1994, narrated and voiced all the characters in the original series of Fireman Sam. In 1988, he starred as Surgeon Robert Sandy in Tales of the Unexpected, in the episode The Surgeon, from 1989 to 1992 he starred in the series Forever Green as the character Jack Boult, he appeared in the film Clockwork Mice in 1995. Alderton played opposite his wife Pauline in Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War in 2002 and made something of a comeback in the 2003 film, Calendar Girls.
In 2004 he played a role in the BBC series of Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right. In 2004, Alderton starred in the first series of ITV 1's Doc Martin in an episode entitled "Of All The Harbours in All The Towns" as sailor John Slater, a friend and former lover of Aunt Joan, he played Christopher Casby in the 2008 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit. Alderton married actress Jill Browne in 1964, but they divorced. In 1969, he married actress Pauline Collins and they had three children, a daughter and two sons. Alderton is the stepfather of Collins' daughter Louise. Alderton is a fan of Hull City A. F. C.. John Alderton on IMDb John Alderton John Alderton's appearance on This Is Your Life
Alberto Elli is a former Italian road racing cyclist, who wore the yellow jersey for 4 days in the 2000 Tour de France. He is a directeur sportif with the Preti Mangimi professional continental team. Elli was called up late for the 2000 Tour de France, after a group of 12 cyclists stayed away from the others, Elli became a surprise leader, being the second oldest cyclist in the peloton, he kept the yellow jersey until the Pyrenées mountains. During the 2001 Giro d'Italia, the police found banned substances in Elli's hotel room. In October 2005, he received a six-month suspended sentence by San Remo Judge Paolo Luppi. Source: Source: 1990 - 72nd 1991 - 91st 1992 - 28th 1993 - 17th 1994 - 7th 1995 - 33rd 1996 - 15th 1997 - 30th 1998 - 29th 1999 - 17th 2000 - 84th, holding the yellow jersey for 4 days