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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Going to take a while, she has a lot of Drol-Blockers ahead of her on that list.
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Ray Glindon, North Tyneside, he's one of the current council "bosses" there. BBC Local pages QO cert. That is if that post isn't postmortem...
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    World's Oldest

    It ain't a QO but Gerneths death is in Bild, the biggest newspaper in Germany, where he lived. So yeah.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Incredible. A pick I avoided for once!
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    I have Vervoort so am in the losers spot for sure now.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    If that happens, I'll accept! Might need to give a few boxes to Sean for the shock, though.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    Yeah, that wasn't a prediction, just a spot for some historical trivia. Although did you see the BBC accidentally spoiled the next election on BBC news the other day by putting up the wrong graphic?
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    5 December elections in UK history and there was heavy anti-government swings in 3 of the 5! When Gladstone gave some poor folk the vote, and when the Tories won the Boer war, no swing against. When there was 2 elections in one year and folk blamed the government for the death of Edward VII (ie Timothy West), the infamous coupon election, and the 1923 first Labour election win all produced backlashes against the incumbency. This is what we call a coincidence, but an amusing enough one to bring up anyhow.
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    44. Prunella Scales

    This is why I like Inside No 9, 30 min anthology series so a bit like ToTU and they tend to nab strong casts per story. Also, Timothy West was in one of them too!
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    44. Prunella Scales

    Now I want to be contrarian and say Nicholas and Alexandra! But yeah, Royal Jelly or King Edward are the standouts imo Although a role not mentioned that easily jumps to mind is as angry bipolar academic Professor Furie in an episode of a Very Peculiar Practice. Manages to steal the show off Peter Davison, David Troughton and Graham Crowden, no small feat! Anyhow there is a Canal Journeys on next Sunday, but its another hastily put together clip show. Which suggests to me the channel wanted a proper new series but health got in the way.
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    They do it to inspire paranoia in middle aged readers imo.
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    Paul Gascoigne

    One thing I didn't know till watching the recent documentary is that, even right up to when he was dying of cancer, Bobby Robson used to check up regularly on Gazza to see if there was anything he could do to help Paul, and would phone him regularly when on the wagon to encourage him.
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    44. Prunella Scales

    FUUUCK Church Curator - And there we have a memorial to Princess Diana. Prunella - Oh... didn't she die young? Dementia, man...
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    44. Prunella Scales

    Canal Journeys is back for a one off special. No big trips, just a toddle through Oxford. The TV previews focused on Prunella's "vastly deteriorating health". Watching it, Prunella Scales apparently doesn't really talk much anymore unless heavily prompted, and is having to holding herself up by the barrier. She is also fully deaf. Her voice overs are all from previous years. She also no longer focuses on the camera. Her voice is also a lot more slurred when she does talk. Also rather notably this episode is filled of clips from older adventures. Much less current stuff. Timothy West himself has aged in the last 2 years quite badly. He says his own memory is struggling, and he doesn't look a well man. I think they wont last 6 months without the other when the first one goes. “The canals will carry on without us. I just wonder if we can carry on without them.” Timothy West
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    British Character Actors

    Not seen that one, but apparently, yes he was! Apart from HoC and Dr Who, have also seen him in everything from The Avengers (including the one where Diana Rigg gets into a leather corset and shows off her legs...which remained in my mind for some reason...), Fall of Eagles, Adam Adamant, Hitchhikers Guide, the various Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes, and fucking shitloads other stuff. Nowadays if you ever casually watch Talking Pictures or Drama or other freeview channels he's bound to show up in something or other at least once a month. Anyhow, he saved his money well and in his mid-60s decided to retire peacefully. Showed up in one of his sons music videos few years back but otherwise it was the fishing and relaxing life. There are worse old ages!
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    British Character Actors

    Nope, still alive (and very well last I heard, a few years ago).
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    British Character Actors

    That's Mr Stamper to you. Image for folk going "I know the name...".
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    Alt Obituaries Deadpool

    Well, a lot of our number play this game, and Gcreptile currently leads it on Day 3 after Thomas Monson (related to Gorilla, right?). Given the Rotten Dead Pool appears to have gone the way of the dodo, and this pool gets talked about a fair bit - I found it via DDT - I thought it could have its own thread? Where we cheer on any of our lot against the (nearly) unstoppable Mr Tierney and co. The points system is similar but different to the DDP, and their criteria is somewhat America, but it's all good fun. Home Page Standings Who's Dead so Far Deathlisters playing in 2018 include Gcreptile, deadsox, Joey, me, Jireomon, Death Impends, Toast, and others I don't immediately spot. In 2017, Deathlister JiroemonKimura won, ending the reign of terror of Gerard Tierney, who won the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions. Good luck everyone. PS We should have started this thread in December and swamped it with DDPers but hey, always 2019, right?
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    I think the next election will produce a hung parliament, too. Its not beyond the Tories to spin the situation to their advantage, but currently it looks like they'd lose a chunk of their Scottish seats, a number of their London seats and their Remain held seats in the South with a Lib Dem challenge (ie Cheltenham). As Ed Miliband showed, it's really difficult to win a majority when you start the campaign at circa minus -20 seats wise and need to make it up. Not that Corbyn seems likely to gain much either. But then, one of those two will through our First Past the Post System.
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    So, when I was doing some work research I found a strong contender for this in the Herald archives. Sir Tam Galbraith, former Glasgow Tory MP (my family MP at one point in fact before my birth) was knighted 31st December 1981 when known to be gravely ill, and died 48 hours later. (Willz might recall this - Glasgow had 3 by-elections due to death in about 2 years!) Decided the Doddy thread was too dead to resurrect, but that this factoid was interesting enough to bring up on forum. So here it is.
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    Legends in their own minds

    Nah, you want a "LFN Is a Legend" thread, start it yerself.
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    The English Language

    Great cartoon, that. Anyhow, my school had a Recess. It was quiet "hidden" staircase area round the back of the main atrium that was oft frequented by, err, couples.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    100+ points in a DDP debut is still quite impressive imo. Well better than I did, anyhow, by about 70 points...
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    Fort William Football Club

    Fort William have drawn league opposition away in the Cup, 1-1 FT. That's a shocking and sensational result for them.

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