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Frank Thornton (born as Frank Thornton Ball in Dulwich, London, England, UK, January 15th, 1921 - March 16th, 2013) is a British comedy actor who played the bank manager Mr. Wolf in the The Sooty Show episode "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees" and Dr. Hugh in "On the Piste". Frank is probably best known for playing Captain Stephen Peacock in “Are You Being Served?” and Herbert ‘Truly’ Truelove of the Yard in “Last of the Summer Wine”.

Frank Thornton died peacefully in his sleep on March 16th, 2013 at the age of 92.


  • Both he and John Challis have played Captain Peacock in "Are You Being Served?". They also both appeared in "Last of the Summer Wine".