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Jon O'Neill wrote: Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:32 am What a depressing and pointless thread.
Rolf Harris is close to popping his clogs, that might cheer you up
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:54 pm Robbie Coltrane!
I'm rewatching Cracker in his honour
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sat Oct 15, 2022 7:04 am
Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:54 pm Robbie Coltrane!
I'm rewatching Cracker in his honour
We just started watching National Treasure and it's pretty good.
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Leslie Phillips 98 RIP
Ding Dong.
The last of his breed.
With #Metoo you won't see his films on TV without the appropriate warning
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Victor Lewis-Smith died the other day.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:40 pm Victor Lewis-Smith died the other day.
I served him in Ashford John Lewis around 4 years ago I think he was living in France or Belgium.
I loved his column in the Evening Standard and his Inside Victor Lewis Smith.
The gay daleks and White wee-wee being a favourite.
Also check out his hoax phone call to Princess Diana
Google it, as it may not be on Youtube
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:09 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:40 pm Victor Lewis-Smith died the other day.
I served him in Ashford John Lewis around 4 years ago I think he was living in France or Belgium.
I loved his column in the Evening Standard and his Inside Victor Lewis Smith.
The gay daleks and White wee-wee being a favourite.
Also check out his hoax phone call to Princess Diana
Google it, as it may not be on Youtube
I have Inside Victor-Lewis Smith and TV Offal on DVD. There's some good stuff. TV Offal particularly. Some of the Diana call is here.
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Terry Hall.
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Upbeat political pop.
Fantastic songwriter.

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Pele, the true GOAT
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Lionel Messi was the greatest footballer of all time for all of 11 days.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:56 pm Lionel Messi was the greatest footballer of all time for all of 11 days.
Greatest living footballer maybe.
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The BBC have done an article listing most of the main deaths of 2022. Still time for more though!
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Murdoch in 2023, please.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:23 pm The BBC have done an article listing most of the main deaths of 2022. Still time for more though!
The more happened.
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Phil H wrote: Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:43 am Murdoch in 2023, please.
Wish list eh.
Well Rolf Harris, Garry Glitter and Andy Windsor are on mine
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Former Pope Benedict RIP
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:12 am Former Pope Benedict RIP
Yeah, that was what I alluded to above.
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Another one always popes up.
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Phil H wrote: Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:26 pm Another one always popes up.
No need to pontificate
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Saw Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. :-(
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Yeah, I'm surprised I didn't think to post it myself actually.
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Jeff Beck and Lisa Marie Presley.
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Matt Morrison wrote: Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:06 pm Saw Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. :-(
I was quite surprised that a moderately successful overseas professional racing driver got such an amount of coverage actually.
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Ian Volante wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:02 pm
Matt Morrison wrote: Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:06 pm Saw Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. :-(
I was quite surprised that a moderately successful overseas professional racing driver got such an amount of coverage actually.
He wasn't famous for his competitive sporting endeavours, but for appearing on things like Top Gear.
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He was YouTube famous.
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Video games too.
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I used to watch top gear, watch tons of YouTube and big into my video games. Have to say, I'd never heard of the chap.
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I also have worn many pairs of DCs down the years, so there is that too.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:50 pm
Ian Volante wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:02 pm
Matt Morrison wrote: Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:06 pm Saw Ken Block died in a snowmobile accident. :-(
I was quite surprised that a moderately successful overseas professional racing driver got such an amount of coverage actually.
He wasn't famous for his competitive sporting endeavours, but for appearing on things like Top Gear.
Ah right, that explains it somewhat. Something I've not really watched since it was a programme about cars.
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World's oldest person, Lucile Randon. (Mentioned in another thread too but what the Hell.)
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:21 pm World's oldest person, Lucile Randon. (Mentioned in another thread too but what the Hell.)
As soon as she died she became 'former oldest person in the world'
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It's like the Queen dying.
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Pack Rabane.... Thought it was a fragrance not a person too.
I wonder if Old Spice is still alive?
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One of the biggest deaths of all time. Brace yourselves - Jean-Pierre Jabouille. He was the first winner for Renault in F1 at the French Grand Prix in 1979, and this was also the first win for a turbo car. That race has probably become more famous for the battle between Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux in the last couple of laps though. Race highlights are available here. The last bit of the race is here.

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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 9:20 pm Burt Bacharach.
Genius composer of popular music
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I was talking politics in the pub last night and happened to Google my old MP Alan Hurst, and it turned out he died about three weeks ago!
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I forgot Greg Foster one of the greatest high hurdles there ever was
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Have to say I didn't notice that one.
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Bernard Ingham.
Maggie Thatcher apologist and propagandist, Dead.
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Was he alive?
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Not Betty Boo, but the other person to be named after Betty Boop - Betty Boothroyd.
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Fun fact - Betty Boothroyd was born in 1929, whereas Betty Boop didn't make her first appearance until 1930.
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Topol.
Im sure he did other work but Fiddler On The Roof is what he will be remembered for
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 8:37 am Topol.
Im sure he did other work but Fiddler On The Roof is what he will be remembered for
I would have said Flash Gordon was more memorable.
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Mark James wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:25 am
Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 8:37 am Topol.
Im sure he did other work but Fiddler On The Roof is what he will be remembered for
I would have said Flash Gordon was more memorable.
You know what, as a self confessed cineast I have never seen this movie, but I've always had a dislike of comic book films( Watchmen a V for Vendetta are exceptions).

However I often quoted "Gordon is Alive" whenever my old work colleague arrived late.
Like the soundtrack also
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How did you deliver the line though? Was it in that shouty way people normally do Brian Blessed impressions, because that's wrong. In the actual film, when he says the line, it's probably the quietest Brian Blessed has ever been.
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Mark James wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:51 am How did you deliver the line though? Was it in that shouty way people normally do Brian Blessed impressions, because that's wrong. In the actual film, when he says the line, it's probably the quietest Brian Blessed has ever been.
Yes the shouty voice as tbh Brian Blessed often did it on chats show's etc
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Mystic Meg.
Bet she never saw that coming
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:06 am
Mark James wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:51 am How did you deliver the line though? Was it in that shouty way people normally do Brian Blessed impressions, because that's wrong. In the actual film, when he says the line, it's probably the quietest Brian Blessed has ever been.
Yes the shouty voice as tbh Brian Blessed often did it on chats show's etc
Yeah. That annoys me. Does he not remember himself how he said the line?
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For a minute I thought Brian Blessed had died.
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Mystic Meg..... I didn't see that coming.
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Paul Worsley wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:25 am Mystic Meg..... I didn't see that coming.
Neither did she
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Mark James wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:11 am
Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:06 am
Mark James wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:51 am How did you deliver the line though? Was it in that shouty way people normally do Brian Blessed impressions, because that's wrong. In the actual film, when he says the line, it's probably the quietest Brian Blessed has ever been.
Yes the shouty voice as tbh Brian Blessed often did it on chats show's etc
Yeah. That annoys me. Does he not remember himself how he said the line?
The sort of personality of dear Brian Blessed is he probably wanted to boom it out but the director vetoed it.
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Countdown guest Bill Tidy.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 5:08 pm Countdown guest Bill Tidy.
I remember him from Quick on The Draw (ask your folks)
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