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Very sad to hear this news, I missed the Pointless Celebrities episode he was on, so didn't realise till I read his obit that he'd had his legs amputated.  Blake's 7 was always must watch viewing at Squonk Towers. I might have to dust the DVDs off and re-live a bit of my younger days.  Farewell Avon, and thanks for many happy hours glued to the TV.

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On ‎16‎/‎10‎/‎2014 at 06:41, Bibliogryphon said:

 

It is one worth seeking out Douglas Adams' script is very witty and the whole cast are on top form. They use location filming in Paris gratuitously. The good news for DW book fans is that Gareth Roberts adaptation is released next year following his excellent take on Shada.

Looks like Gareth Roberts has blotted his copybook somewhat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48526656

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6 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Looks like Gareth Roberts has blotted his copybook somewhat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48526656

I am finding this frustrating. He is one of the better prose writers to have emerged post '89 and his comments on Twitter seemed flippant rather that phobic but I am rather outside the whole argument.

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3 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

I am finding this frustrating. He is one of the better prose writers to have emerged post '89 and his comments on Twitter seemed flippant rather that phobic but I am rather outside the whole argument.

 

He was been warned several times and lost jobs before due to being a complete arse on social media, and promoting petitions designed to shame the BBC into less LGBT friendly coverage is a bit more than flippancy, so am afraid I have no sympathy. If he didn't have famous friends, he'd have had far less opportunities to stop acting the cunt.

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OK, something of possible interest: Joan Ellacott is allegedly still alive aged 99. Costume designer on Deadly Assassin, but also a whole bunch of Guardian friendly meritorious productions.

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Damaris Hayman is 90 today!

 

 

On 04/06/2018 at 03:07, YoungWillz said:

I often wonder "Whatever happened to Damaris Hayman?".

 

Ah......

 

 


 

PS Another appears to be an alive ancient name is Hugh Lund (b. 1925) who played a Zarbi.

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26 minutes ago, msc said:

Damaris Hayman is 90 today!

 

 


 

PS Another appears to be an alive ancient name is Hugh Lund (b. 1925) who played a Zarbi.

Damaris shares her birthday with another of my Hare's Pool picks, Michael Kilgarriff, who is 82, and of course the Doctor's granddaughter Susan, Carole Ann Ford, who is 79.

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21 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

William Simons, best known as PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, beats his heart no more: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/in-memory-of-yorkshire-actor-william-simons-who-starred-in-every-heartbeat-series-1-9834750

 

Was also in The Sun Makers for Doctor Who.

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0800749/

 

Cross-posting here so I can post this to mark William Simons death:

 

 

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On 16/05/2019 at 08:46, msc said:

 

 

 Glyn Houston

 

Glyn Houston's agents have announced the great actors death aged 93.

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1 hour ago, msc said:

 

Glyn Houston's agents have announced the great actors death aged 93.

Very sad news. Will always fondly remember him on Hand of Fear , hiding behind the army jeep to avoid a nuclear explosion at the power plant. If only that worked at Chernobyl ! 

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Awful news but he had a good long life, again one of those reliable actors with an amazing voice. Though in Hand Of Fear he did have his hammy moments...if you can't do it on Who, well.....RIP.

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11 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Awful news but he had a good long life, again one of those reliable actors with an amazing voice. Though in Hand Of Fear he did have his hammy moments...if you can't do it on Who, well.....RIP.

The Hand of Fear is one big hammy moment

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William Hurndell who played Ike Clanton in The Gunfighters for Doctor Who, reportedly died on 4th July:

Appearances in Secret Agent and Adam Adamant Lives! also. And Carry On...Follow That Camel.

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Belated 75th birthday wishes to Catherine Schell - The Countess in City Of Death for Who and sometime regular on Space:1999. :birthday:

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It is my sad duty to inform the house that Bonnie Langford is 55 today. :birthday2:

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Happy 80th birthday to Bob Baker, co-writer of those "favourite" 1970s Who classics. :birthday:

 

Also wrote for some animated series of films, but really, they're terrible. :P

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The Doctor Who Appreciation Society bring up a short video of now 88 year old actor Cy Town:

 

 

Guaranteed QO when he goes.

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Really bad news Klaxon

 

Twitter is suggesting that the day we have feared for so long has come to pass and Terrance Dicks has died.

 

Awsiting confirmation

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8 minutes ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Really bad news Klaxon

 

Twitter is suggesting that the day we have feared for so long has come to pass and Terrance Dicks has died.

 

Awsiting confirmation

 

Just heard the same. Looks true.

 

Needless to say, a terrible loss.

 

EDIT-  Confirmed by the DWAS lot.

 

 

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I was thinking that we hadn't seen anything of Terence for a while.  He didn't look too well on the last Dr Who documentaries he did either.

 

RIP to a Dr Who and Science Fiction legend -. He is one of the important, influential and long-serving people who ever worked on the show either in front of or behind the camera (along with Robert Holmes, Barry Letts, Douglas Camfield, etc).  He also did so much on other Dr Who projects - the Target books and too many other things to mention.

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