Keith Barron was an English actor and television presenter who appeared in films and on television from 1961 until 2017. Barron's career started at the Sheffield Repertory Theatre. He became well known to British television viewers in the early 1960s as the easygoing Detective Sergeant Swift in the Granada TV series The Odd Man and its spin-off It's Dark Outside. One of his best-loved and best-remembered roles was in the 1980s Yorkshire Television sitcom Duty Free, reprising his role of David Pearce in the touring stage show in 2014. Barron also appeared as the guest celebrity in dictionary corner on several episodes of the Channel 4 words and numbers game Countdown. Sadly on 15 November 2017, Barron died after a short illness.