John Keith "Patrick" Allen was born on 17th March 1927. He was a Malawian born British actor and voice actor. He was well-known for his distinctive voice. He voiced Captain Star as both narrator and character in Tugs. Outside Tugs, Allen provided narration for the intro for Vic Reeves' Big Night Out and also some scenes of The Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer, as well as the "Protect and Survive" instructional adverts (made by the British government to prepare the public for possible nuclear war with the Soviet Union) in the late 1970s. He also provided the opening narration voice for ‘The Black Adder’, the first series in the popular BBC historical black comedy franchise, ‘Blackadder’, which starred Rowan Atkinson in the title role. Sadly, he died on 28th July 2006 in London, England, United Kingdom, aged 79. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
- Captain Star/Narrator