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Because you can't get enough death. BBC Radio 4's obituary programme broadcast each Friday. Sometimes it's not always deaths that week, just to make it interesting. Apologies if friends outside the UK can't access it, but what they hey.

This week featured the Right Reverend David Jenkins, Dame Margaret Anstee, Islam Karimov, and Richard Neville.

Prince Buster didn't make it, will he be in next week?

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The FO dame was good.

 

The Chileans thought her boxes of tampons was ammunition :D

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2 days to go who do we think will make the cut?

Shimon Peres could be the wild card this week and may be a game time decision. Prince Buster didn't get in last week but could get a musical tribute at the end or even a full piece. Lots of footballers among the possibilities Sylvia Gore, Matt Gray or Ronnie Cope from today. We shouldn't overlook Lord Littlebrook either. Or it could be someone from weeks ago who they've been saving for a quiet week. Who knows? Exciting isn't it?

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2 days to go who do we think will make the cut?

Shimon Peres could be the wild card this week and may be a game time decision. Prince Buster didn't get in last week but could get a musical tribute at the end or even a full piece. Lots of footballers among the possibilities Sylvia Gore, Matt Gray or Ronnie Cope from today. We shouldn't overlook Lord Littlebrook either. Or it could be someone from weeks ago who they've been saving for a quiet week. Who knows? Exciting isn't it?

Don't forget Alexis Arquette
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It's been a quiet week so far, so unless someone big goes between now and Friday afternoon, they might run some of their backdated obits. There's been weeks where someone has died, I've looked it up and they actually died about 4-5 months ago, and have been slipped in Last Word on a quiet week. Prince Buster will get a mention at some point, Slyvia Gore feels like the kind of person they like, and doubtless there's one or two former academics on file.

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2 days to go who do we think will make the cut?

Shimon Peres could be the wild card this week and may be a game time decision. Prince Buster didn't get in last week but could get a musical tribute at the end or even a full piece. Lots of footballers among the possibilities Sylvia Gore, Matt Gray or Ronnie Cope from today. We shouldn't overlook Lord Littlebrook either. Or it could be someone from weeks ago who they've been saving for a quiet week. Who knows? Exciting isn't it?

Don't forget Alexis Arquette

 

Arquette is a possibility and did get a BBC Ents and Arts obit. Maybe a bit too american though, however it is, thus far, a quiet week.

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Prince Buster surely is a definite, as an item not just a couple of lines and a blast of Big Five (Peres notwithstanding)

 

Indeed a quiet week so far

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Dennis Atkins added to the growing list of ex-ex-footballers but no big names still this week. If Peres' condition worsens again he could get the whole show (with Prince Buster at the end).

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Dennis Atkins added to the growing list of ex-ex-footballers but no big names still this week. If Peres' condition worsens again he could get the whole show (with Prince Buster at the end).

He will not die. Lord Littlebrook confirmed.

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No, its been around for a decade.

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Going by previous precedent, the death of Carlo Ciampi might have been announced with enough time for him to be on this weeks episode.

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Unless it changes prior to broadcast, they've dredged up some obits in waiting as we thought. Barry Myers from 17/8, Robin Spark from 6/8, Eileen Younghusband 2/9 and Keith McDougall 22/8. As predicted though, Prince Buster makes it with a full piece. Blimey, predicting this is harder that the DDP (well for me anyway). Enjoy the show.

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Well there you go another interesting episode. Not sure what reaction a woman standing on a chair and shouting, 'big ben, big ben, big ben' would get these days! And who'd want to be one of Muriel Spark's children? Who will get in next week I wonder?

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Next Week: Carlo Ciampi

How you say it, it seems it is a dish to be eaten.

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Ciampi, Caroline Faber, and Edward Albee are top bets for this weeks. Gabrielle Amorth and Mandoza might fill their interesting world lives.

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Bahman Golbarnezhad and Charmian Carr are my wild card picks.

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Another thin week so far. Ciampi seems a shoo in but is he too Italian? Charmian Carr might give an opportunity to wheel out Julie Andrews or even Plummer? Or what about Alan Cousin for a sporting slant? Peres seems to have turned the corner but what about Chirac? And then there's always someone saved from months back who gets slotted in on a quiet week such as this. Idle speculation welcome.

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Another thin week so far. Ciampi seems a shoo in but is he too Italian? Charmian Carr might give an opportunity to wheel out Julie Andrews or even Plummer? Or what about Alan Cousin for a sporting slant? Peres seems to have turned the corner but what about Chirac? And then there's always someone saved from months back who gets slotted in on a quiet week such as this. Idle speculation welcome.

Edward Albee is a high profile name. He's going to be in there. There's also director Curtis Hanson to consider as well

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Albee was an American - though certainly high-profile enough to warrant a spot.

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Albee was an American - though certainly high-profile enough to warrant a spot.

Lol. My bad

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Only two of the people we all guessed on this weeks show are there.

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