Ted Annett is the brother of George Annett. He is the godfather of Malcolm Annett. Ted is a mathematics professor at a northern university, and in the October chapter of Village Diary, he has just been invited to lecture at Cambridge University. He occasionally publishes books about mathematics.
In Village School chapter 9, George's housekeeper relays a message that Ted is intending to visit his brother for Christmas, and will be bringing two bottles of whiskey and and a cooked bird. He accompanies a group of carol singers in Fairacre on Christmas Eve, and plays a flute.