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24-02-2018, 17:44   #106
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Emma Chambers best known for the Vicar of Dibley as the ditzy assistant to Dawn French has died at just 53.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...icar-of-dibley

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24-02-2018, 18:58   #107
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Emma Chambers best known for the Vicar of Dibley as the ditzy assistant to Dawn French has died at just 53.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...icar-of-dibley

Very, very sad. RIP.
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04-03-2018, 01:22   #108
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David Ogden Stiers who played Major Charles Winchester is MASH has died.
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David Ogden Stiers who played Major Charles Winchester is MASH has died.
Beautiful actor who brought his love of classical music to MASH and beyond. Sadly missed
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MASH writer Ken Levine has posted a tribute here. He tells how Stiers was hired for MASH because they were looking for the opposite of Frank Burns (Larry Linville), who was leaving the show, and the producers already knew Stiers after a guest appearance on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was simply offered the job, no casting sessions or auditions. That Boston accent was precisely modulated: not too weak or too strong, just right.
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12-03-2018, 04:15   #111
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Ken Dodd has died aged 90.

One of the very last music hall greats, if indeed not *the* very last. And just seven months after Brucie, too.

RIP Doddy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43367267



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"Ken Dodd died"

"Did he?"

"No, Doddy"

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Stephen Hawking has died. He may not have been a proper TV personality, but he certainly was involved in TV more often than not...



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14-03-2018, 13:12   #114
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And now Jim Bowen's only gone and died too.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43403178
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You could never beat a bit of Bully. RIP Jim.
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And, ropey effects aside, here he is talking about an unaired episode of Bullseye as part of his stand-up:


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"You can't beat a bit of bully"

RIP Jim
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14-03-2018, 21:23   #118
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This is a bad week, it's like 2016 all over again

There's a great chapter in Dara O'Briain's book 'Tickling The English' where he talks going to see Ken Dodd's epic live show. He says the energy, the length of the show and sheer number of jokes that kept coming were unreal and like nothing he has ever seen in comedy. This from a man who was into his eighties by then.

It's a book that seems to be in every charity shop in the country, well worth checking out.
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I remember seeing Jim Bowen talking about his time on Bullseye on some programme a few years ago and he was very harsh on himself for things like not knowing the right camera to look into, not knowing when it was his cue and so on but while he may not have been what you'd call a polished performer, he came across warm and enthusiastic which is the main thing you need in a host.

I never felt the Bullseye remakes they did ever captured the essence of the original show. It was one of those shows that was just of its time.
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I remember seeing Jim Bowen talking about his time on Bullseye on some programme a few years ago and he was very harsh on himself for things like not knowing the right camera to look into, not knowing when it was his cue and so on but while he may not have been what you'd call a polished performer, he came across warm and enthusiastic which is the main thing you need in a host.
Same with Richard Whiteley on Countdown.

There aren't that many legendary game show hosts from the pre-Millionaire era left now, are there? Nicholas Parsons, Bamber Gascoigne, Roy Walker, Gordon Burns, Henry Kelly, Matthew Kelly (no relation), Les Dennis, Richard O'Brien...
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