IN 1996, a twinkly-eyed
21-year-old actor had just charmed the nation in a BBC drama called The Crow Road.
Dench is flawless, capturing the isolation and despair of her overweight, cantankerous ruler ("Everyone I've really loved has died and I just go on and on," she sobs) as well as Victoria's steely resolve when her son threatens to seize the throne by having her declared insane.
It had nice music and pretty pictures and was hosted by two funny ladies and judged by a twinkly-eyed
Caroline became a national treasure in the 1990s when she played the mischievous, twinkly-eyed
, blue-rinse chat show host Mrs Merton.
charm, Anthony Hopkins is perfectly cast here as a lovably eccentric old duffer intent on setting a land speed record on a 1920s Indian motorbike.
FIRST DATES Fri C4 10pm NEW SERIES Twinkly-eyed
matchmaker Fred, the First Dates restaurant's maitre d', is beside himself with glee as he welcomes more singletons looking for love.
AS The Great British Bake Off has us glued to our TV screens once again, take a break and bake one of Paul Hollywood's perfect pies - soggy bottom optional Mel, Sue, the twinkly-eyed
Paul and the marvellous Mary Berry are currently putting a new batch of bakers to the test in the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off.
VV: "We have all sorts, from giggling sixth-formers and tweeting hipsters to twinkly-eyed
30pm The twinkly-eyed
judge on Great British Bake Off uses his loaf to teach us everything we wanted to know about our daily staple.
Geordie Best Known For His role in Soldier Soldier.
At 63, amidst a still-flourishing career, the twinkly-eyed
pied piper of dance died from Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Roy Barraclough is all twinkly-eyed
charm as the man in red
My fellow workers were a rag-tag bunch: a John Lennon lookalike with a dirty vest and a saintly disposition; an ex-Marine with a somewhat chequered sexual history; and two crinkle-faced, twinkly-eyed
I've always loved those Midsummer kind of plays with people romping around in a forest, discovering themselves in a place where magic things happen," avows Whitty, a twinkly-eyed
enthusiast for all things theatrical who commands a following as an actor (most recently in Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon) as well as a writer (most notably of the book for the hit musical Avenue Q, which won him a Tony award at the tender age of 32).
When Evelyn Mercer (a twinkly-eyed
Fionnula Flanagan) is killed in what seems to be a random grocery-store robbery, her four adopted sons, who haven't seen each other in a long time, show up for her funeral.