It was Mike Sarne
(born 6 August 1940) is a British actor and director.
Sarne was born Michael Scheuer in Paddington, London. He is a former pop singer, active in the 1960s and best known for his 1962 UK number one hit, "Come Outside" (produced by Joe Meek and featuring vocals by Wendy Richard).
Films he has directed include: Joanna (1968) and most notably Myra Breckinridge (1970), an adaptation of Gore Vidal's book of the same name, starring Raquel Welch, Rex Reed, Mae West and Farrah Fawcett in her first big screen role. A more recent film is The Punk And The Princess (1994) an adaptation of Gideon Sams' young adult novel The Punk, about the romance between a teenage punk rocker and an upper-class Sloane Ranger girl. He also directed a documentary about the Glastonbury Music Festival in 1995.
In the mid 1960s Sarne introduced the ITV children's quiz series, Junior Criss Cross Quiz.
As an actor, he has appeared mainly on television, in British series including The Avengers, Man in a Suitcase, Jonathan Creek, and The Bill.
His brother, David Scheuer, had a brief acting career in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mike Sarne has five children, two of whom born from the first marriage with Tanya Sarne founder of the designer label Ghost (Claudia and William), and three born of second marriage (Emma, Abigail and Sarah)