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David Cook (born 21st September 1940 in Preston) appeared in Coronation Street in two similar roles in the 1960s: Billy Whittaker in October 1962 who taunted residents over the kidnapping of Christopher Hewitt and as Colin in June 1966, one of two lads who caused trouble at a dance at the Glad Tidings Mission Hall and threatened Ena Sharples and Lucille Hewitt.
He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1959 to 1961 and his first role was in the 1962 film adaptation of A Kind of Loving. He has since appeared in The Plane Makers, The Power Game, several roles in Z Cars, Crime of Passion, Catweazle, Man at the Top, The Famous Five, The Agatha Christie Hour, All Creatures Great and Small, the Bill and Doctors.
in 1972 he was the first presenter of the children's series Rainbow and since the early 1970s has been a writer of novels and drama including episodes of Couples (which he also starred in), Television Club, Heartland, Walter and it sequels, Weekend Playhouse and both created and wrote for Hetty Wainthropp Investigates starring Patricia Routledge.