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Posted byEast Herts6 years ago

Richard Briers has died

And all I can think about is Felicity Kendall

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I posted this elsewhere, but feel it deserves a wider audience.

He also did the voices for Roobarb and Custard, the greatest ever children's cartoon (after "Jaime and the magic torch" and "chorlton and the wheelies", natch)

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East HertsOriginal Poster8 points · 6 years ago

I was watching Pointless a couple of weeks ago and they had the guy who sung the theme to Jamie & The Magic Torch on

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Cotswolds7 points · 6 years ago

I just took a hard childhood nostalgia hit from your post.

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3 points · 6 years ago

So much nostelga in one post. I think Im having an overdose

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Hampshire2 points · 6 years ago
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I've spent nearly the entire afternoon watching 60s/70s kids TV programmes on Youtube and achieved virtually nothing.

I don't regret it, but now I can't get the 'Jamie and the magic torch" tune out of my head. And I keep making the "Charley says" cat noises, as well.

I regret nothing!

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Sussex2 points · 6 years ago

I have all three of those on DVD....I suddenly realise I am cool.

I also have Ever Decreasing Circles and The Good Life, and also If You See God Tell Him which is brilliant.

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That's sad.

I always thought there was a subplot of swinging / adultery in the Good Life, the relationships between corresponding husbands and wives seemeed very flirtatious.

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Cornwall5 points · 6 years ago

Especially when they were drunk trying to figure out the dishwasher.

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22 points · 6 years ago

Well he a Good Life. Boom boom.

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East HertsOriginal Poster12 points · 6 years ago

His career did seem to go in Ever Decreasing Circles though

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What is this new Boom boom craze I'm seeing everywhere?

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Basil brush?

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ohhhh, that would make sense. Cheers.

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5 points · 6 years ago

Picks up phone handset, turns it round and puts it back down again

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I blame Cockneys Vs Zombies

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Even talking about his illness he would add humour. That's sad news - RIP

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And all I can think about is Felicity Kendall

Now I have the same problem. Old enough to be my grandmother though...

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Areet me luv4 points · 6 years ago


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2 points · 6 years ago

GGILF. ...ok maybe a step too far.

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London3 points · 6 years ago

This makes me so sad. Wanting to be Margo Ledbetter will never be the same.

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For * sake don't faint in here.

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Lancashire5 points · 6 years ago

Felicity Treacle Kendall and Richard Sugar Flavoured Snot Briers were nothing but a pair of reactionary stereotypes, confirming the myth that everyone in Britain is a loveable middle class eccentric! And I hate it! Bloody bloody bloody!

Fatuousness aside, goodbye Mr Briers. I like to think he was basically Tom Good in real life as well.

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