Peter Wyngarde – ‘Petunia Winegum’

—– Peter Wyngarde – lover of rent Boys. 

 The BBC used to go mental having to phone the police station to say look Peter Wyngarde was one of their top TV stars and could his latest arrest in a public toilet be overlooked, but Wyngarde,  real name (Cyril Louis Goldbert ) would be constantly at it with young lads, he had a bit of an entourage of rent boys that onlya top star could afford. 
Peter Wyngardes mad album When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head was originally commissioned by RCA to cash in on his popularity, it was released and quickly withdrawn a week later.  Presumably nobody had actually listened to it prior to its release.  Instead of the requested set of easy listening tunes, Wyngarde delivered a series of wild, pervy spoken word rants, backed by wild free-form noise jazz, tribal drums, lustful moaning, and shouts of exultation.  
It’s practically impossible to describe the myriad fragments sufficiently, and it boggles the mind to think of how this got made in the first place.  One of a kind, for sure, but its become the record for gay parties and rent boy fests.
 In 1975, he was arrested and convicted for an act of “gross indecency” in the toilets of Gloucester Bus Station, which followed an arrest and caution for similar activities in the toilets at Kennedy Gardens in Birmingham the previous year,
and several warnings brushed off by the BBC. After the first incident, Wyngarde was interviewed for the News of the World and the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury, and asserted that the arrest was due to a misunderstanding; in his defence after the second incident he claimed he had suffered a “mental aberration”. Although it affected his image, particularly with his audience who largely identified him as ladies’ man Jason King, Wyngarde’s homosexuality was actually well known in acting circles, where he was known by the nickname of “Petunia Winegum”. From 1956, he had a stormy on-off ten-year-long relationship with fellow actor Alan Bates
After losing his TV celebrity status, and squanderinga smal fortune on alcohol and bumboys, Wyngarde worked in Austria, acting and directing at the English Theatre in Vienna, and also in South Africa and Germany. He landed the role of General Klytus in the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, though his face was hidden behind a mask for the part. His distinctive voice is clearly recognisable in the film, I remember a rather glitzy bisexual couple (I won’t say names, but they were well known on the ‘alternative’ scene in Nottingham at the time) who were usually in the Flying Horse on Saturday nights. They would often have a party at their house after the pub or even after the clubs once they had started business. They would particularly do this if a TV or stage star was in the Flying Horse bar and would invite him (invariably a him) back. I remember great excitement and a clamour for invitations to this couple’s  when Peter Wyngarde (TV’s Jason King) was in the Fly. The couple would also pick up a rent boy for their joint sexual pleasure. It was in connection with this couple that I first began to hear of drug use among fringes of the homosexual scene. I remember trying cannabis once with a boyfriend I met in the flying Horse, and was given poppers once by another boyfriend at the time, but that is all I  saw personally.
There were loads of rent boys, often the dolly boys on scooter types, there were wealthy gay business men up from London looking for pretty boys to take to smart restaurants and be repaid by a nobbing in their hotel room.
In those days a phone call from a BBC director would get you off parking charges or being caught out with bum-boys,
but i am told it does not happen today.  
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13 Responses to “Peter Wyngarde – ‘Petunia Winegum’”

  1. Anonymous says:

    As a kid back in the day, my very stylish elder brother, a big Jason King fan, used to preen himself in the mirror and ask/tell me did he look like his hero? 🙂

    All of a sudden he stopped asking……

    I do remind him of this from time to time.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    please TAP are some of your blogs getting deleted?

    i was trying to read a blog again on the top police female in london within a story? less than 30 days linked to savile McAlpine BBC?

    can you please enlighten me direct me how/where or any links to the person story or even wiki as i simply cant find it.


    should have saved it, dam.

    Keep up your great works TAP


  4. Anonymous says:

    As young boy in the 60’s, blond and good looking, I spent too long running away from queer perverts. Being chased around Waterloo station or having to ask a member of the British Rail staff, as they were then, to guard me when I used the toilets. The same happened in other public toilets and park land around London.

    Later, as a teenage boy, the scene tended to shift towards pubs and pub toilets where being sexually assaulted by homosexuals was common. On two occasions I had to fight off queers from molesting me in their cars after hitching a lift.

    Later still, as a man in my thirties I discovered that a friend of my wife, called Rodney and also a homosexual, had been living a double life and had another identity. Under that other identity he had murdered a young boy. He killed himself when the truth came out.

    Because of these experiences I have kept a close-ish watch on the activities of the queer fraternity and I have noticed that most paedophiles are gay men going after young boys. These are the same people the government want to allow to adopt children and get “married.” Of course, most of this pressure to allow these things are coming from gay MPs.

    There was a lot of talk about “queer bashing” when I was young. The reason it happened was because of predatory homosexuals assaulting young boys who then grew into tough teenagers looking for revenge. It had little to do with “homophobia” but a lot more to do with rape or attempted rape.

    It is time these truths were told and sod the PC brigade and gay activists who would like to sweep it all under the carpet. The BBC and the police have a lot to answer for if they have been actively conspiring together to allow predators to get away with it, just because they were their actor bum chums and worth money to the Corporation.

    As the police are so good at finding members of the public that committed crimes 30 or 40 years ago, perhaps they will now do the same in their own ranks and among the rest of the “entertainment” community?

  5. Anonymous says:

    The above statement about homosexuals going after boys echos my own experiences, asa boy i had to run from gay men many times.
    I used to work witha lad who used to go to all the dance venues onhis scooter, these were crowded so they used to use perfume and because of the harsh lights used to use eye liner etc, and the poofs thought these scooter boys fair game, and they used to get sick og them.
    Danny carver

  6. Anonymous says:

    My boss in work at the store is homosexual “gay ” he calls it, strange for such a miserable sod.
    he said they hate heterosexuals
    and wishes the whole country was gay, why are they so militaristic
    and hateful ?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    this is so strange i had never heard of Peter Wyngarde until the other day, after Jimmy savile died the police were sent in to get any paperwork or anything of interest for the MI5 people, my first husband was one of the police doing this work, and he said savile
    was connected to some high level pedos such as israeli prime minister menachim begin and this peter wyngarde chap, theyallshared young boys, yet savile according to the BBc only abused girls ?
    odd that

  9. Anonymous says:

    Last December Hall was given an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to broadcasting and charity.


  10. Anonymous says:

    Man in his sixties arrested in Surrey today by the Jimmy Savile investigators is “Max Clifford”


  11. Anonymous says:

    i worked at royal mail for some years, i saw girls forced to “come across ” for managers to keep their jobs, i threatened to cause a stinkover this, and i was told ” i was just jealous and it was managers perks “
    some weeks later i was sacked on trumped up charges

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wyngarde was never a star at the BBC. A quick check shows that aside from a couple of bit parts, his TV work, certainly that which made him a star, was for ITC who made programs for commercial TV.
    So, the likelihood of anyone at the BBC intervening in an arrest of Wyngarde by the Police is hardly possible.
    This begs the question, why say it is so when it ain’t?

  13. FilbertFox says:

    Peter Wyngarde rarely ever worked for the BBC, so they would have no vested interest in him!

    There are a number of people – generally the sort that hide behind a Username and the prism of a computer screen, who think that they know Peter. Their knowledge is based on, mainly, unreliable newspaper report and online Chinese Whispers. Armed with little but a series of “My brother knows a man in a pub who said this, that or the other…” tales, they take it upon themselves to act as judge and jury.

    I’ve had the privilege of being Peter’s closest friend for over 25 years. When I read these comments online, I genuinely don’t recognise the man they profess to be so familiar with. Believe me, he is NOTHING like the person the press deigned to destroy. Indeed, he is a serious and thoughtful man, yet also funny, kind, warm, loving and deeply talented. He’s never given his audience anything than 100%, and even when his last ounce of energy has been spent, he’s still found enough in the tank to attend conventions and signings, simply because he can’t bear to let his fans down.

    The only thing that the public know about PETER WYNGARDE is that they no NOTHING! He has never, EVER discussed his private life, and has NEVER confirmed or denies anything that is no ones business but his own.

    The people who presume to know him intimately enough to comment on a public forum, on a news page or in a blog, are often so far wide of the mark it’s laughable! The trouble is that there are always a percentage of people who are willing to believe this stuff and, moreover, those who’re more than eager to repeat and even add to it

    This article is a complete and utter LIE!

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