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    British Science Fiction Series

    Richard Franklin undergoing yet more surgery this week for his ongoing health issues. This is this 4th surgery in 14 months for folk keeping score at home. Hmmm.
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    Academic Footnotes

    I'll leave it to Scrabble fanatic @DevonDeathTrip to correct me if wrong, but I believe the psychologist's (like I'm trying to spell that even with it written in front of me!) name is still over 30 points behind his age of 87.
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    Frank Field

    Ah St-John Stevas - eccentric, witty, often non-partisan (watch the 79 election where he is the first to console Shirley Williams about losing her seat), and a solid ally of the Arts and education. One of my favourite stories of his was how he got up to leave a Cabinet meeting early, pleading that he had an engagement to attend. "But I'm attending the same function!" said a bewildered Maggie Thatcher, to which Norman quickly replied "Yes, but it takes me twice as long to get ready, darling!" Another was when a Cabinet colleague complained to him that he was a compulsive name dropper, and Norman said "You know, the Queen said that to me just yesterday!"
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    He used to do a lot of US TV (like Gotham here) and was one of those actors its good to see - the US equivalent of a Danny Webb type actor for example.
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    Steve Allen

    Yes, but in fairness, a 19 year old "celebrity"* is still a 19 year old and wont have the maturity of an adult to deal with insufferably rude people, so to speak. *I had genuinely never heard of her before now, but on hearing her father is Gordon Ramsay, she has my full sympathy there!
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    Frank Field

    I mean, it shows you how big a name he is that within 2 hours of a friend mentioning his health in a House of Lords statement, the news made not only every major newspaper in the UK, but also the TV news, the most read article on BBC News and was the number one trending topic on Twitter in the UK. For someone who never held high office. As Canadian Paul used to say about candidates, he's famous enough and sick enough for the Deathlist.
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    Life In Prison

    No, he's not dead, but Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of his wife in 1982. Which, to be completely honest with you, I thought he'd already been found guilty of last month!
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    Political Frailty

    Calling for euthanasia suggests months to go, tbh, but then, Brian Rix did that and just keeled over weeks later. DL wise - Jowell made it, and while she held Cabinet posts, Field had more of a TV presence - especially in the last 5 years with Brexit and his disdain for all things Corbyn. I could certainly see them adding him.
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    Political Frailty

    I saw that earlier and thought "I wonder how long that'll stay off the forum". Cheeky sneak unique picks are difficult to find these days. But yes, Drop 40, Deathlist, if he makes Jan 1st. Sounds like a big if.
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    When Charles left his mic on at that photo op and bemoaned how awful Witchell was and the BBC reporters had to cover this "scandal", you could tell most of them blatantly agreed with Charlie's summation of the guy!
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    25. Queen Elizabeth II

    She might outlive Nicholas Witchell given the state of him these days. Though I like the hedging his bets black tie just in case.
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Yes, I was just looking and noticed that, despite him being frequently mentioned by me and Reptile in the Cmme chats and so on, neither of us actually picked the sod! In anything by looks of it. Err, well done Time!
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    Minimalists (and other classical composers/musicians)

    Oh that is a big one, he was on my long list for years and recently transferred to the shortlist after that documentary - he seemed to be going downhill quickly once he could no longer perform.
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    Von Trapps

    When I was a kid, the BBC showed Sound of Music and Bedknobs and Broomsticks on the same Easter break, and I will go to my grave insisting that the Angela Lansbury magic fest for kids is the superior film. And she actually fights Nazis in that one, too!
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    Missing In Action

    Even alligators can't eat everything.

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