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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Actor & writer Ron Pember is 87 today In a 30-year acting career, he was a familiar face on TV screens, appearing in all the usual '60s & 70s shows (The Saint, The Avengers, Department S, UFO etc, etc) his biggest role was that of Alain Muny in The Secret Army. He retired from acting after suffering a stroke in 1992.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    A couple of notables from 21 years ago, Peter Jones (The Book, not the Dragon), who died aged 79 & Larry Linville (Major Burns, not any other one ), who died aged 60.
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    No idea but I had one of his bikes when I was a kid
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    I've literally just played that one
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Something appropriate from today's 93rd birthday celebrant
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    The 7th Death of 2021

    I seem to be following the herd in going for Bob Dole.
  7. I've spent about 6 hours trying to get my email account working again after it stopped literally overnight. I must owe myself about £200 for that.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    I do like the way the beeb felt it necessary to clarify which Prince Philip has died.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    This is definitely the work of government black ops to deflect from the shit show of brexit.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Diana Igaly, the skeet shooting gold medallist in 2004 (Athens) has died aged 56. Covid-19. She was also bronze medallist at Sydney, 2000.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Stephen Moffat's Mother-in-Law is 90 today. I hope she's not behaving badly! That's Beryl Vertue CBE, for the uninitiated.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    Being 'anti-gay' makes as much sense as being 'anti-green-eyed people'. Like I said - it's the 21st Century so such discriminatory attitudes are completely irrational. While I might tolerate such people, I certainly wouldn't take any course of action which might indicate I supported or encouraged such attitudes. Organisations which encourage and support discriminatory attitudes surely have no place in civilised society. </dismounts soapbox>
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    The Dead of 2021

    Paddy McMahon, British showjumper (Penwood Forgemill) has died aged 87. Oft found on yer BBC screens in the 70's. Was a European championship Gold medallist in 1973.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Its 8 years since one of the world's most famous & best-loved women died. Annette Funicello, aged 70.
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    Philip Chapman, the first Australian (though a US citizen) to train as a NASA astronaut has died aged 86. Selected in 1967, he resigned from NASA in 1972, because of what he saw as limited potential for scientists. He was mission scientist on the Apollo 14 mission, co-ordinating the experiments from earth.
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    Dead Drummers

    Former Liquid Gold & Searchers drummer (not the original) Ed Rothe, partner of cruiser Jane McDonald, has died, lung cancer, aged 68
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    The clues were there... (from the Utopia Wikipedia page). Actually, here's a full obit from Variety. He's worth more than being dismissed as a someone who wrote a TV theme and some music for Pokemon.
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    Covid passports

    Of course not. Hardly anything has been made clear for over a year. I'll be in the pub garden the weekend after next (weather permitting).
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Former England & Warwickshire opening batsman Dennis Amiss is 78 today. One of only 25 men to score 100 first-class centuries, and also the first to score a century in a one-day international (he became the first to score a century in his last as well - Desmond Haynes being the only player to do so since), and the first to score a century in the ODI World Cup (in the first ever World Cup match, v India, 1975, in which Sunil Gavaskar scored 36*, having batted for 60 overs). He's also credited with being the first player to wear a batting-helmet on a regular basis (in WSC, rather than test cricket).
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    The Dead of 2021

    Why oh why oh why... Been around since 2007 apparently. The rapid-roll-through of the credits is probably driven by the fact that everybody concerned in a production now gets a credit, which hasn't always been the case.
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    Bill Collins (p/w), instrumental in the development of the Chorleywood Process (for making bread) died last month aged 89. More here.
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    This would appear to be confrimation that she has actually died, albeit non-QO.
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    No, it would appear to be true, died last night according to some. Strange there's no official news from the Guardian; they were quick enough with Paul Ritter.
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    Lots of Twitterers reporting the death of Sarah Hughes, but can't see anything newsy anywhere that confirms it. Here latest LoD episode recap is in today's paper.
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    The World of the Snowflake

    No-one has to check anything, but sometimes it pays to. Anyway, its the 21st century, why are people still going to church?

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