Monday, September 14, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull is related to Angela Lansbury and Oliver Postgate

Angela Lansbury and the late Oliver Postgate are both the grandchildren of the former leader George Lansbury.

George Lansbury had a brother called Arthur. Malcolm Turnbull, the new prime minister of Australia, is Arthur's great grandson.

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1 comment:

Paul Murray said...

Oliver Postgate was the nephew of Margaret Cole (nee Postgate) who was married to G.D.H. Cole. The Coles were members of "The Detection Club", the 1930's society of detective-novel authors that also included Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie.

G.D.H. (Douglas) Cole was not only a novelist, he worked at The Labour Research Department and worked with both Gaitskell (who he unsuccessfully attempted to seduce) and Wilson. More interestingly, Cole was the model for Professor Yaffle from Bagpuss.