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Post 1041

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Dave Brubeck
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327

I don't know for sure if it was actually in the charts, but I remember Take Five getting a lot of play on the BBC when I was a kid, must have been early 60s. Enough airplay that I knew it all the way through. I reckon that would have been on the Light Programme. I don't think the Home Service would have considered it, and my parents didn't listen to the Third Programme.


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Post 1042

Websailor

I remember and still love 'Take Five' - what has happened to all the unique musicwe used to be blessed with, not this churned out mass produced stuff we get now, with everyone sounding the same.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 1043

Baron Grim

http://t.co/BcwR0bOY


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Post 1044

Websailor

Thank you for that, great memories. This was good too, and not so long ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dmfS8WdK1I


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Post 1045

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Patrick Moore smiley - cry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939

Every month I watch The Sky at Night, and every month I watch his fragile condition and wonder how much longer he can carry on, and every month I hope it's for a few more years. But no more.

I'm very, very sad smiley - sadface


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Post 1046

Deek

One of life's real characters.

I too am really sorry to see him go.smiley - sadface

Deke


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Post 1047

Websailor

Me too. smiley - rose The h2g2 article about him is on the Front Page, in case you haven't spotted it.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 1048

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

A rather unpleasant and cynical thought - but a timely one - has just popped into my head, and I bet I'm not the only one who's thinking it. He never married and now he's dead, so how long will it be before the allegations of sexual abuse start coming out? smiley - grr


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Post 1049

Websailor

Dreadful, very cynical thought, and I am not sure if you should be ashamed, but I see your point.

Websailorsmiley - dragon


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Post 1050

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Oh, I'm not in the least ashamed because it's not my thought. I'm just dreading the day that the headline appears. I'm getting really quite tired of seeing yet another name come up. On the one hand it's right that any bona fide victims should get some redress, but on the other it's just starting to look like muck-raking now.


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Post 1051

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Let me clarify that. The thought about any allegations involving Patrick isn't mine but the thought about the headline appearing is.


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Post 1052

Websailor

I saw your point, and the headlines do go over the top on so many things, but I do think that those who perpetrate such acts should know they will be found out, eventually, even after death.

Also I hope it will encourage people who have been/are/will be abused to speak out and find help.

smiley - sorry don't want to hi=jack the thread

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 1053

Lighthousegirl - back on board

Just watching a programme / tribute to him now smiley - biggrin


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Post 1054

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Ooh, I want to see that smiley - bigeyes


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Post 1055

Lighthousegirl - back on board

So far its brilliant!

Did you know that he was engaged but that his fiancee was killed in an air raid and he believed no one could ever replace her. So Sweet.


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Post 1056

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

I did know that. Very sad smiley - sadface


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Post 1057

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Kenneth Kendall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20730869

I miss those old school news programmes where the news, not the newsreaders or the set was the most important thing. I blame Angela Rippon and her (2)legs.


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Post 1058

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

For me, this one's up there with John Peel, DNA and Patrick Moore smiley - sadface
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-20845407

Few people have grabbed my interest (and as large a chunk of my formative years) as much as Gerry Anderson and his puppet shows, as well as the few live action shows he made. I was at exactly the right age to be held spellbound by Stingray, Fireball XL5, and especially Thunderbirds. We could have had more than two series of Thunderbirds if Lew Grade hadn't pulled the plug just because it didn't sell in America. Thanks Lew smiley - cross

I don't remember Four Feather Falls. I think Twizzle was the first of his shows that I can recall, then Supercar, then Fireball, Stingray and Thunderbirds. I watched Captain Scarlet but it never grabbed me like the others, and Joe 90 never interested me at all, but then came UFO (Wanda Ventham and Gabrielle Drake smiley - drool) and Space 1999, and he had me again.

I met the great man once, when he came to our school fete with a six-foot long working model of FAB 1 that they used in the show smiley - bigeyes


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Post 1059

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Blimey, they really are dropping like flies this month. There have been some I haven't noted because they didn't really grab my attention too much while they were alive, although I probably should have included Ravi Shankar, and Fontella Bass died yesterday.

And now William Rees-Mogg.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20864974

He was editor of The Times during the two or three-year period that I bought the paper every day. Top people take The Times, you know smiley - blush

Then there was the strike that shut it down for 11 months, and not long after that it was sold to Murdoch and I stopped reading it. Damn shame because it was a bloody good newspaper under Rees-Mogg's editorship.


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Post 1060

Mens Sana In Thingummy Gosho

Oh good grief. And now Tony Greig
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/20863828


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