Aubrey Woods who passed away on 7 May 2013 aged 85 years had a long list of television credits that included Z-Cars, Up Pompeii!, Doctor Who (in the serial Day of the Daleks), Blake's 7, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Ever Decreasing Circles. Radio credits include the original radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Woods was born on 9 April 1928, in London, and educated at The Latymer School in Edmonton, North London (Bruce Forsyth was another pupil). His first film role was as Smike in Nicholas Nickleby (1947). On stage he played the role of Fagin in Lionel Bart's production of Oliver! at the New Theatre, St Martin's Lane in the 1960s. Woods played Bill the Candy Store Owner in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), singing "The Candy Man" near the beginning of the film.