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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7440 on: 28 January, 2020, 11:24:11 AM »
Nicholas Parson at the not-inconsiderable age of 96.
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« Reply #7441 on: 28 January, 2020, 11:39:14 AM »
Very sad news, Nicholas Parsons must have been one of the longest-serving Radio Presenters and was an excellent entertainer. 
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« Reply #7442 on: 28 January, 2020, 11:47:03 AM »
It had to happen - I have to admit that every time I've listened to Just a Minute lately I've been wondering just how much longer it can continue.

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« Reply #7443 on: 28 January, 2020, 06:18:00 PM »
It had to happen - I have to admit that every time I've listened to Just a Minute lately I've been wondering just how much longer it can continue.

Me too. Very sad news, Parsons' stewardship of JAM has been one of the great long-lasting pleasures of my life; I have a zillion episodes crammed on my MP3 player and regularly run through them. Having watched him as a young kid bored stupid by Sale of the Century, I had mentally parcelled him off as an old fogey by the mid-70s, so it was a wonderful revelation to encounter his magnificently deadpan straight-man routine as a teenager, and for decades after. The joy of his faux-irritation with Kenneth Williams or Julian Clary and his obviously genuine appreciation of a flawless minute... really, was there ever anyone who was so perfect for a role.

One less reason for me to mourn the inevitable passing of the BBC, I suppose. RIP, Nicholas, and thanks for so much laughter.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7444 on: 28 January, 2020, 06:22:18 PM »

Well said, Tordels. I'll miss him.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7445 on: 28 January, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »
Loved him, as is reflected in the motto under my avatar. I can only hope to be as on the ball when I’m that age.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7446 on: 29 January, 2020, 06:10:18 AM »
Just a Minute is one of lifes great pleasures and Nicolas Parsons is a very big part of that. His consistent time on the show just defies belief. Rest in peace sir.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7447 on: 01 February, 2020, 07:01:12 AM »
Actor Alan Harris  Bossk  in Empire Strikes Back aged 81
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7448 on: 01 February, 2020, 09:08:39 AM »
Actor Alan Harris  Bossk  in Empire Strikes Back aged 81
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Reading between the lines it looks like he stood in for both Anthony Daniels and Dave Prowse* - including the most famous scene in Empire (can't think of any other 'bridge scene's?

*somehow - they're not exactly the same body type!

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7449 on: 01 February, 2020, 03:14:12 PM »
Alan Hutchison Pattillo British writer and director on several Gerry Anderson television series. He won an Emmy for his film editing on All Quiet on the Western Front at the age of 90 from complications of Parkinson's disease.

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Re: RIPs
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7451 on: 05 February, 2020, 11:38:33 PM »
Kirk Douglas, 103.

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« Reply #7452 on: 05 February, 2020, 11:44:23 PM »
Kirk Douglas, 103.

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Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas has died aged 103.The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character.
He was also the father of actor Michael Douglas, who would also go on to be an Oscar winner.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7453 on: 06 February, 2020, 02:58:49 PM »
I've enjoyed many of Kirk Douglas' films. One of my favourites was Tough Guys from 1986. RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7454 on: 10 February, 2020, 07:11:05 PM »
Tommy Smith, co-owner and barman of Grogan's Pub on South William Street, Dublin. He personally showed me much kindness, support and empathy over the 35 plus years that I was a visitor to the best pub in Dublin, bar none. I am so deeply saddened to hear of his passing and will raise a glass to his memory tonight. Rest in Peace, Tommy Smith.

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