He had performed the same role earlier in his career at Her Majesty"s Theatre, London in Andrew Lloyd Webber"s musical flop Jeeves. Turner made his television debut in 1957, playing a hillbilly in Operation Fracture. In 1963 he appeared in 5/13 episodes of The Sentimental Agent, as Bill Randall and in four episodes replaced the lead character played by Carlos Thompson.
In a career that lasted more than 40 years, he also appeared in 36 episodes of Knight Errant Limited as Adam Knight (1959–1960), as well as in episodes of Z-Cars (1967), The Saint (1968), The Champions (1968), Fall of Eagles (1974), the television mini series Lorna Doone (1976), Heartbeat (1992), The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1999) and The Bill (2000).
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