A former television comedy writer, Dave Dutton is a writer and actor specialising in quirky Northern character parts. See www.davedutton.co.uk Dave has had nine different roles in Coronation Street; four in Emmerdale and has been in adverts for products as diverse as Maltesers and Volkswagen; Guinness and Hovis. He has appeared in long running sitcoms; done voice-overs; live theatre; radio presenting; scriptwriting; sung in a folk group and written or contributed to more than 15 books(some now available online). He currently plays Bonjour Hellfire: an embittered and accident prone once famous ventriloquist who is best friends with the devious and devilish Elton the Snowman played by Rik Mayall in the gentleman's club setting of The Last Hurrah. Details of this and Dave's books at www.davedutton.co.uk Dave has also been a radio presenter; dialect poet; front man for a folk group; newspaper reporter and comedy scriptwriter.