Bill Simpson
Bill Simpson
William Nicholson Simpson was a Scottish film and television actor, most famous for his portrayal of the title role in the long-running BBC TV series, Dr. Finlay's Casebook.
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Colts Notes for August 25 - Naptown's Finest
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The Indianapolis Star confirmed that Austin Collie is testing a helmet made by racing safety guru Bill Simpson. The new model apparently cannot protect feet. Mike Chappell, also with the Star, reported that both Ernie Sims and Jamaal Anderson,
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Hurricane Irene Targets Massachusetts: 'We're Not Getting out of This' - International Business Times
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"We're not getting out of this without some significant weather one way or the other," Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., told The Boston Globe. "This is not, like, 'There it goes! Near miss
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Aberdeen Police Receive Training Grant - Newstalk 1450 KBKW
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Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson tells us the grant awarded to Police Chief Bob Torgerson and his department came from a private donor, and will help fund Domestic Violence training for Aberdeen officers
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Nasuni Names Andy Jones as Chief Financial Officer - MarketWatch (press release)
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In June, Nasuni named Bill Simpson as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and, in March, the company named Jennifer Sullivan as its Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Jones served as CFO at Integrity Interactive, a provider of global ethics
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Keep the umbrella handy -- showers are in the forecast - Boston Globe
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Weather spotters reported heavy rainfall Monday, 3 to 5 inches along eastern Connecticut, through Rhode Island and in southeastern Massachusetts and the upper Cape, said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service in Taunton
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Up to five inches of rain expected in E. Mass. - Boston Globe
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Though today will bring the bulk of the week's rain, almost every day through Friday could see some showers, said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton. Massachusetts will see 3 to 5 inches of rain today from
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One last humid day before sunshine moves in - Boston Globe
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Today will remain humid and cloudy, with afternoon showers and storms rolling in from the west a possibility throughout the state, said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton
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ELSBERRY Playing for Simpson's Brakettes 'a privilege' - Greenwich Time
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Creating a women's softball team had always been Bill Simpson's idea. And his dream. The general manager of the Raybestos Corporation created the team as a counterpart to the Cardinals, the men's team. That first season, the All-Stars had a winning
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Kingsmead celebration on hold - Northwich Guardian
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Clr Bill Simpson, parish council chairman, suggested a number of parks and open spaces that could be suitable for the event once the land is transferred to the council. Clr Helen Weltman said: “The problem is that we haven't got the land
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Driver remains on the run after man struck, killed in HEB parking lot - KENS 5 TV
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His daughter-in-law recalled a time at Jim's Restaurant, where Simpson was a regular, when he told a struggling waitress she could add her college tuition to his bill. Simpson valued education – earning a master's degree from Texas A&M in 1971 before
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Bartow Lawyer's Passion for Adopted Nation Remains Strong - The Ledger
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Bill Simpson, a Bartow native who's known Rouse since he came to Florida, said Rouse's passion for the July Fourth celebration reflects his love of this country. "Being here, in this country and in this town, is something very special to Frank,"
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Simpson gives stern rebuke to colleagues following anti-groping bill defeat - The Lone Star Report
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On the anti-groping bill, Simpson said it was a victory for two reasons: 1) it catalyzed grassroots activists to "shine a light" on the lawmaking process, which Simpson said needs reform, and 2) "Laws should be difficult to pass," including his own
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STRAUS OBSTRUCTING PASSAGE OF ANTI-TSA GROPING BILL IN TEXAS HOUSE - The Cypress Times
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Straus had pushed the bill's author, Simpson, to make changes in the language of the bill. Simpson told the Texas Tribune that the first thing he was asked to do by Straus was to “remove a section that refers to private parts.” Simpson said that Straus
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Kurt Cobain Bridge Rename Proposed - Newstalk 1450 KBKW
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Aberdeen, WA - It might get easier to tell visitor's where the Kurt Cobain Bridge is located, if a request from the Aberdeen Parks Board to change the name of the North Aberdeen Bridge goes through. Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson yesterday turned the
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Nasuni Names Bill Simpson As VP of Worldwide Sales - Virtualization.com
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Nasuni today announced that it has further expanded its management team with the addition of Bill Simpson as the company's Vice President of Worldwide Sales. This latest expansion follows Nasuni's April
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 54
    On 21 December 1986, at the age of 55, Bill Simpson died from a bronchopneumonia in Mauchline, East Ayrshire.
    More Details Hide Details His role as a driver's boss in the TV drama, Shoot for the Sun, was not shown on television until 16 March 1987.
  • 1983
    Age 51
    His final contributions to the performance side of television were 1983's Tyne Tees Television production, Andy Robson: Lost and Found, as Dr. George McKenzie; then in 1984 the Scottish Television docu-drama Scotland's Story: Mary and an End to the French Connection, playing John Knox; and one more, made in 1986, which he would never live to watch.
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  • 1982
    Age 50
    Given his history of heart problems, it is perhaps unsurprising that Simpson's career became less busy around this time. He contributed less to television drama, and more to factual subjects, introducing the TV coverage of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in 1982, with Peter Alliss, and presenting "Leadership Matters", a middle management corporate video on behalf of The Industrial Society in 1984.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 48
    In 1980, he was one of the stars who took part in the ITV variety show performed in front of Princess Margaret, Night of One Hundred Stars, hosted by Terry Wogan.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he appeared as Dr. Hugh McFarlane in the Yorkshire Television series The Good Companions, a "very unusual musical comedy drama" based on the novel by J. B. Priestley, adapted by Alan Plater.
  • 1979
    Age 47
    He next travelled to France and West Germany to shoot the 1979 television mini-series Die Abenteuer des David Balfour (otherwise known as Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped), a co-production between HTV in England, Technisonor of France and Tele-München of Germany.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson played James of the Glens.
  • 1978
    Age 46
    And in 1978, Simpson played Professor Edmund Bartlett in "The Imprudent Professor", an episode of Return of the Saint, which starred Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar.
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  • 1977
    Age 45
    In 1977–78, Simpson appeared on stage at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre in the pantomime Cinderella, alongside Charlie Drake and Dora Bryan.
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  • 1976
    Age 44
    He had a feature part in "Happy New Year, Some Say", a 1976 episode of the North East England drama, When the Boat Comes In, playing Sandy Lewis.
    More Details Hide Details Simpson then made a complete series of The Mackinnons, taking the starring role of Donald, head of the Mackinnon family, who live in the Western Islands of Scotland, and feel threatened by the influx of new people with new lifestyles into their community. "Whose Side Are You On?" was the first instalment of 13, though only one series was ever made.
  • 1975
    Age 43
    He also took the part of Rob Dow in the BBC's Play of the Month series on 2 November 1975, an adaptation of J. M. Barrie's play The Little Minister, in which he co-starred Helen Mirren and Ian Ogilvy.
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    In 1975, he appeared in one instalment of the BBC's TV series Quiller.
    More Details Hide Details He played Sir Andrew Kilbrane, alongside Michael Jayston as Quiller, in an episode called "Target North" which involved the death of a government minister.
  • 1974
    Age 42
    In the year leading up to his second marriage, to Tracy Reed on 17 April 1974, she gave birth to their first daughter, Kelly.
    More Details Hide Details They went on to have a second girl named Katy, born in 1975.
  • 1973
    Age 41
    After Dr. Finlay finished its television run, Simpson continued to work for the BBC, and in 1973 took a role as MacNair in the Scottish independence drama series Scotch on the Rocks, which was broadcast over five 40 minute programmes.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1970
    Age 38
    Simpson also starred in 104 audio episodes of the A. J. Cronin story, made by BBC Radio 4, from 1970 to 1975.
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  • 1965
    Age 33
    On 24 July 1965, Simpson married the actress Mary Miller in Callander, near Menteith, Scotland and the couple bought a house there, called Tamavoid.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced just four years later, having had no children.
  • 1962
    Age 30
    In 1962, BBC Television adapted Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Master of Ballantrae in which Simpson played the part of Hastie in six 30 minute episodes.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he took the role of Mr. Ogilvie in "Appearance in Court", an episode of the popular BBC police drama, Z Cars. On 16 August 1962, the BBC began broadcasting its long-running Scottish medical drama, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, with an episode called "It's All in the Mind". Simpson played the title role, Dr. Alan Finlay, and was supported by Andrew Cruickshank as Dr. Cameron, his older partner at the Arden House surgery in Tannochbrae, and Barbara Mullen as their housekeeper, Janet. With locations at Callander in Stirling, Scotland, the show ran for eight seasons, the final episode, "The Burgess Ticket", being shown on 3 January 1971.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on September 11, 1931.
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