Derek PartridgeDerek Partridge (born 29 June 1935) is a British television presenter, spokesman and voice-over artist, formerly a film and TV actor.
Partridge's father was a diplomat in the British Foreign Service.
In the 1960s, Partridge appeared in a numerous television series and films, including in the 1968 ''Star Trek'' episode "Plato's Stepchildren" as Dionyd.
In the 1970s Partridge moved to Rhodesia and presented a number of programmes for Rhodesian Television (RTV), including the popular shows ''Frankly Partridge'' and ''The Kwhizz Kids''. He also was employed as a news anchor for RBC. During his time in Rhodesia, Partridge also wrote extensively, including publishing the books ''Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living and Rhodesia – As It Really Is'', which was later republished under altered titles, and a weekly column in Rhodesia's ''TV Guide''.
In the 1980s Partridge appeared in a number of films and television episodes, including a leading role in the 1981 film ''Savage Harvest''.
Partridge narrated the documentary ''Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn'' sixty-five years after the downing of BOAC Flight 777, a passenger plane which was shot down by Nazi war planes killing all aboard including actor Leslie Howard. Partridge was a child at the time, and had given up his seat, along with that of his traveling companion, on Flight 777 to let Howard fly in their place. Provided by Wikipedia