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On 30/03/2021 at 00:00, time said:

I don't suppose there's a table tennis thread as there were only ever two well-known (British) table tennis players after Fred Perry; now there's only one, as Chester Barnes has died aged 74. Regarded as a maverick in TT circles - he drove a pink Jag registration number FU 2 - he took to the holiday-camp circuit on retirement, taking on holidaymakers with a frying-pan.

 

He was also horse trainer Martin Pipe's assistant, for many years, until Pipe's retirement, then stayed working for Pipe's son David.

Well I can think of 2, Desmond Douglas and Matthew Syed, and I have barely ever watched it.

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Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins, only 32 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56604703

 

"He played his last game for the club on 6 February against Stockport.

 

" Yeovil, who have not revealed the cause of Collins' death, were due to play Altrincham in the National League on Friday but the game has been postponed."

 

It sounds like suicide. RIP :(

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2 hours ago, Kenny said:

Yeovil Town captain Lee Collins, only 32 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56604703

 

"He played his last game for the club on 6 February against Stockport.

 

" Yeovil, who have not revealed the cause of Collins' death, were due to play Altrincham in the National League on Friday but the game has been postponed."

 

It sounds like suicide. RIP :(

 

 

Aye, the suicide chat was started on the Time Out thread a while back. With all due respects to the fearsome Altrincham front-line I'd say the thought of facing them wasn't the cause of any self-offing (assuming that's what it was) :unsure:

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Scary stuff in here Reading every paragraph.

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1 hour ago, danibliss said:

Scary stuff in here Reading every paragraph.

 


Thrilling.

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Big shock that, must have been a very quick progression.

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17 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

He appeared in films Quantum of Solace

 

Christ you don't want to have been in a James Bond film at the moment!

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54 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

Paul Ritter (IMDb), English actor, has died aged 54. He appeared in films Quantum of SolaceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as TV shows Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl.

 

Obituaries: Daily MirrorThe IndependentThe GuardianDaily Express.


Shocked and saddened. Terrible, terrible news. Superbly talented actor, comedy and otherwise. Friday Night Dinner’s getting a bit of a hammering what with Frances Cuka and Rosalind Knight also dying this past year :(

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Wow.That one is a shocker.Brilliant actor and no age at all :(

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RIP . He was excellent in chernobyl and I've pissed myself many a time watching Friday Night Dinner. 

An excellent, versatile actor.

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33 minutes ago, Exu said:

RIP . He was excellent in chernobyl and I've pissed myself many a time watching Friday Night Dinner. 

An excellent, versatile actor.

 

He was great as Dyatlov in Chernobyl, probably overlooked a bit due to everyone else being brilliant in it too. 

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1 hour ago, Thatcher said:

Paul Ritter (IMDb), English actor, has died aged 54. He appeared in films Quantum of SolaceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as TV shows Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl.

 

Obituaries: Daily MirrorThe IndependentThe GuardianDaily Express.

 

 

Loved him as the out and out cynic in No Offence

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

Wow.That one is a shocker.Brilliant actor and no age at all :(

 

Yeah, it seemed like he was just starting to building some momentum too with Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl too before the pandemic.

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Make of this report of Alcee Hastings' death what you will: 

Longtime Poker Tourney pick, whoever he is/was.

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45 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Alcee Hastings Qobit for the DDP: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-9441367/Democratic-U-S-congressman-Hastings-Florida-dies.html

 

@gcreptile  @msc

 

Why can I only tag in one member of the Forum?

Because everybody else thinks you're a twat.

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8 hours ago, Thatcher said:

Paul Ritter (IMDb), English actor, has died aged 54. He appeared in films Quantum of SolaceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as TV shows Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl.

 

Obituaries: Daily MirrorThe IndependentThe GuardianDaily Express.

Never heard of him.  I must watch more tv. 

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18 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

Never heard of him.  I must watch more tv. 


Surprising. He genuinely was a big name of stage and screen. His death’s pissed me off hugely.

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30 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

Never heard of him.  I must watch more tv. 

I don't remember hearing his name before his death but I have seen him in multiple movies.

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Yes, for me he was an "oh, that guy" actor.

But I think there's more of that these days because of the way they don't let us read the credits any more.  It must really have hit name recognition.

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23 minutes ago, Toast said:

Yes, for me he was an "oh, that guy" actor.

But I think there's more of that these days because of the way they don't let us read the credits any more.  It must really have hit name recognition.

 

I really hate the way they squash the credits to show a trailer or something else these days. Or play them at 100 miles an hour. It feels disrespectful to assume no one cares about the team who just put together the thing you just watched imo.

 

Ritter I'd seen in a few things (according to his credits, more than I knew I had, he blended into characters) but he felt like he was just getting some recognition last few years for stuff like Chernobyl and Friday Night Dinner and was going to go onto bigger things this decade. Which is the fucker.

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1 hour ago, msc said:

I really hate the way they squash the credits to show a trailer or something else these days. Or play them at 100 miles an hour. It feels disrespectful to assume no one cares about the team who just put together the thing you just watched imo.

 

Yes, and while there is ostensibly an option to watch credits, it is impossible to navigate to that option in time to read them without missing at least one frame.  It is extremely annoying. 

We do have the means of looking it all up now, but I would still like to be able to read the credits full screen at a slow stately pace, and without some twattish announcer prattling over the top.

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2 hours ago, Toast said:

Yes, for me he was an "oh, that guy" actor.

But I think there's more of that these days because of the way they don't let us read the credits any more.  It must really have hit name recognition.

 

1 hour ago, msc said:

 

I really hate the way they squash the credits to show a trailer or something else these days. Or play them at 100 miles an hour. It feels disrespectful to assume no one cares about the team who just put together the thing you just watched imo.

 

Ritter I'd seen in a few things (according to his credits, more than I knew I had, he blended into characters) but he felt like he was just getting some recognition last few years for stuff like Chernobyl and Friday Night Dinner and was going to go onto bigger things this decade. Which is the fucker.

 

20 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Yes, and while there is ostensibly an option to watch credits, it is impossible to navigate to that option in time to read them without missing at least one frame.  It is extremely annoying. 

We do have the means of looking it all up now, but I would still like to be able to read the credits full screen at a slow stately pace, and without some twattish announcer prattling over the top.

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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