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    Sir David Attenborough

    He looks and sounds pretty great to me. Better than I was expecting.
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    British Character Actors

    Tabloids love coercing elderly people into fighting their culture war for them. Dad’s Army has been heavily repeated by the BBC in great slots for 40+ years, more than pretty much any other sitcom. All of the Dad’s Army episodes are available uncut on DVD, on Britbox and often repeated. The BBC just put a warning for a racial slur before showing the film recently. Sounds pretty fair to me.
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    Films with entirely dead casts

    Thought it might be interesting to look at the Ealing comedies - the 19 films made between 1947 and 1958 usually listed. A fair few major names made it into the 2010s - Lionel Jeffries, Harry Fowler, Herbert Lom, Jackie Collins, Liz Fraser - but didn't make it out. Michael Medwin died last year. These are the only actors from the films that are still living as far as I know. No doubt some more child actors like those in Hue and Cry are still living but I cannot find any information about them. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Jeremy Spenser (uncredited, 1937 - ) The Magnet (1950) James Fox (1939 - ) The Love Lottery (1954) Anne Vernon (1924 - ) Davy (1958) Peter Frampton (makeup artist rather than rock star)
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    Only Fools And Horses

    "Was hoping he'd last longer" Good news for you, he's not dead.
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    Mollie Sugden et al

    Do they really look rough? They look pretty great for two people in their early 70s to me.
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    22. Tony Bennett

    Wow! Didn't expect him to ever perform live again. I know there were Twitter videos but that's quite a different thing. Nice news.
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    Three Steps To Heaven

    Rockabilly falls into rock as a subgenre, surely.
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    As we are on British TV actors, forgive me but does anybody know how Peter Tilbury (born 1945) is doing? He created the sitcoms Shelley and It Takes a Worried Man, the latter of which he starred in. He was a great talent, and continued to write and act but hasn’t done anything since a few writing credits in 2007. I don’t think I’ve found a photograph of him from this century. I am a fan and I just wonder what happened to him?
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    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    I had no idea! Nothing can stop me laughing at this video though.
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    Sir David Attenborough

    Definitely seems to be. Bless him, I think he looks a little rough there too but he still sounds great.
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    British Character Actors

    Courtenay will go first I think. He was on BBC Two the other week reciting some Shakespeare from home and he looked very frail, hands seemed to be shaking.
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    Dead Pop Stars

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    Keith Richards....will He Make It To 2012?

    Doubt it. I think he’ll still be here in 2025 for sure.
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    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    I just caught the end of Inside Culture with Mary Beard on BBC Two. The episode ended with a sequence with several actors reciting a speech from King Lear, all self-filmed at their homes. Tom Courtenay delivers a few lines from his chair, and I'm sorry to say he seems pretty frail, especially after the vigour of Timothy West immediately before him. It looks to me like his hands are shaking uncontrollably, and I don't recall him seeming this frail on Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule two years ago. You can watch it here.
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Mark Eden, Marco Polo in the 1964 serial of the same name, died today aged 92.

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