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    Eccentric TV astronomer Patrick Moore, 89, has died at his home in Sussex:

    Sir Patrick Moore, 89, Dies At Home - Yahoo! News UK

    Unusually I watched 'The Sky at Night' not long ago, and he spent most of the time on screen slumped on a chair, and hardly said a word. Never married, so expect the now-customary allegations to emerge shortly ...

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    Used to love The Sky at Night as a nipper but haven't caught an ep for a good two or three years. One of the last great British amateur enthusiasts.

    Always thought of him as harmless eccentric when I was younger, but it turns out he was, rather like Norris McWhirter, something of a right-wing nutbag. Think he ended up with UKIP, but was involved with some rather unsavoury anti-immigration lot before that.

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    Liked his cricket, so can't have been all bad

    RIP

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    Sorry to see that Richard Briers has lost his battle with emphysema (a condition that he'd kept secret) at the age of 79. His character in The Good Life was a bit of a cricket fan, IIRC.



    Actor Richard Briers dies aged 79 - Yahoo! TV UK

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    Wow. RIP. That was unexpected. He was a lot older than I imagined.

    Used to really love The Good Life when I was wee. Haven't seen it for Donkey's now tho; wonder if it still stands up.

    Tom (his character) was definitely a cricket fan, I recall one ep when a chap who'd been swiping his veg owned up and said it wasn't on, "Like putting a foot over the boundary rope and claiming a catch." Tom was so impressed he let him take some veg, but Barbara saw him taking some, didn't believe Tom would ever let someone have some and released their goat onto him.

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    He was a very good actor, was brilliant and convincing in some sinister roles in later life in shows like New Tricks and Midsomer Murders.

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    He got to be married to the sexiest woman who ever lived, even if not in real life, so he really did have a good 'un

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Wow. RIP. That was unexpected. He was a lot older than I imagined.

    Used to really love The Good Life when I was wee. Haven't seen it for Donkey's now tho; wonder if it still stands up.

    Tom (his character) was definitely a cricket fan, I recall one ep when a chap who'd been swiping his veg owned up and said it wasn't on, "Like putting a foot over the boundary rope and claiming a catch." Tom was so impressed he let him take some veg, but Barbara saw him taking some, didn't believe Tom would ever let someone have some and released their goat onto him.
    Another time he was playing with a (possibly home-made) Howzat dice.

    "Oh blow, I'm out. Drat! I was just getting my eye in, as well."

    Barbara: "how many did you make?"

    "279."

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    His greatest role was surely that in Watership Down.

    Also, I seem to remember some comedy-drama he was in during the 1990s which was superb, but I can't remember the name of and it isn't on his record on IMDB - so maybe it was someone else. I was sure he played a guy with dementia who started talking in advertisements as his conversation. Not sure if anyone remembers this. I'm sure there was a washing powder called "Banquo" or something similar in it. Very odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Also, I seem to remember some comedy-drama he was in during the 1990s which was superb, but I can't remember the name of and it isn't on his record on IMDB - so maybe it was someone else. I was sure he played a guy with dementia who started talking in advertisements as his conversation. Not sure if anyone remembers this. I'm sure there was a washing powder called "Banquo" or something similar in it. Very odd.
    It was this: If You See God, Tell Him - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And it was absolutely bloody superb. The sort of black comedy that the BBC have excelled at over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    He got to be married to the sexiest woman who ever lived, even if not in real life, so he really did have a good 'un
    Felicity Kendal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Felicity Kendal?
    The very same

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    RIP Joan Childs. First female Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.
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