General Good-byes And RIPs

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  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    Mrs Bradley? Mrs - later Dame - Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, as originally written by Gladys Mitchell, was old, ugly and crocodilian (though the author gives her a beautiful voice). Miscasting to the max.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Mrs. Bradley Mysteries - I was racking my brains trying remember the name too. I rather enjoyed the episodes I saw - nice Sunday-evening TV.
  • Golden Key wrote: »
    She also starred in a humorous mystery series. ("Mrs. {something's} Mysteries", I think.)
    Bradley

  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    I loved Diana Rigg in The Avengers and I wish I had seen her in This House of Brede. I disliked Gladys Mitchell's books, so would probably have watched that series only for her.

    My TV was taken out by a bookcase landing on it in the Feb 2011 quake in a triumph of culture over crass commercialism and though I bought another one reception wasn't as good as a subsequent quake meant the chimney to which the aerial was attached, had to be demolished, so I gave up watching.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Hell Host, 8th Day Host
    RIP Diana Rigg. As a young teenager, I wanted to be her (well, Mrs. Peel, anyway), and I could never again watch the show after her character drove off with...someone. As a student at University College London, I saw her in “Jumpers,” and thought her performance far superior to Tom Stoppard’s play. I did like “In this house of Brede,” and there other programs. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may her memory be a blessing.

  • The Mrs Bradley Mysteries? Cannot remember the author of the original books, except her christian name was Gladys...
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    Gladys Mitchell. I have hate both the books of hers that I have tried to read.
  • SipechSipech Shipmate
    Doorkins Magnificat, the former owner of Southwark Cathedral, has sadly died.
  • I had to read the name carefully before twigging!

    RIPARIG, O splendid Feline...
  • Eddie Van Halen has died after a long battle with cancer.
  • Eddie Van Halen has died after a long battle with cancer.

    Go ahead and Jump.

    God's gain, our loss. Happy shredding Eddie, you are always a giant.

    AFF
  • I was never a huge Van Halen fan, though I recognised his truly gifted virtuosity, but this has made me unaccountably sad. Happy shredding, indeed.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Hell Host, 8th Day Host
    Sipech wrote: »
    Doorkins Magnificat, the former owner of Southwark Cathedral, has sadly died.
    Dear kitty! May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may her furry memory be a blessing.

  • KarlLBKarlLB Shipmate
    I was never a huge Van Halen fan, though I recognised his truly gifted virtuosity, but this has made me unaccountably sad. Happy shredding, indeed.

    Likewise.
  • @Rossweisse Thankyou for the introduction to Doorkins Magnificat. I'm delighted to have made her acquaintance, albeit posthumously.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Hell Host, 8th Day Host
    Oh, it was @Sipech who posted about her. I simply replied.

    Ross //credit where it's due
  • Canadian soprano Erin Wall has died, far too young, at age 44. We heard her here in Toronto in Arabella not very long ago.
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    What a loss.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    That's awfully sad - so very young. :cry:
  • HelixHelix Shipmate
    Huia wrote: »
    I loved Diana Rigg in The Avengers and I wish I had seen her in This House of Brede. I disliked Gladys Mitchell's books, so would probably have watched that series only for her.


    Just caught up with this thread and having loved Diana Rigg and In This House of Brede - I wondered where I might see the movie. It's on YouTube - I hope you enjoy!
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    Thank you so much Helix, I am in the the middle of a house tidying bout :confounded: and I will view it later as a reward.
  • HelixHelix Shipmate
    I hope you enjoy Huia! It's worth the wait.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Hell Host, 8th Day Host
    Thank you, @Helix . I saw that when it was new, and greatly enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing it again.
  • Sir Sean Connery - best known for his portrayal of James Bond - has died, aged 90:
    https://bbc.co.uk/news
  • May Sir Sean have an amazing journey, and may he and all who care about him be comforted and blessed.

    One of my favorite actors, in too many roles to name. I especially liked him {as Indiana Jones' dad) in "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade"; "The Man Who Would Be King"; "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman"; "DragonHeart"; and many others.

    Thx, Sir Sean.
  • I have suddenly felt older, because I thought that Sir Sean would outlive me. The Man Who Would Be King.... such a great film.
  • Golden Key wrote: »
    May Sir Sean have an amazing journey, and may he and all who care about him be comforted and blessed.

    One of my favorite actors, in too many roles to name. I especially liked him {as Indiana Jones' dad) in "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade"; "The Man Who Would Be King" . . . .
    Definitely my two favorite roles of his.

  • RIP Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
  • RIP Geoffrey Palmer, a great actor:
    https://bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54838209

    From Fawlty Towers: The Kipper and the Corpse - I'M A DOCTOR, AND I WANT MY SAUSAGES!!
    :grin:
  • St Everild wrote: »
    RIP Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

    May his memory be to us a blessing
  • Leorning CnihtLeorning Cniht Shipmate
    edited November 2020
    Alex Trebek (long time US Jeopardy! host) has died following a battle with cancer.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited November 2020
    Bugger. For the most part, I loathed North American television, but both David and I were hooked on Jeopardy when we lived in Canada.

    RIP Mr. Trebek. :cry:
  • He started with the high school quiz show Reach for the Top. He seemed timeless. No one is. Canada and the world is poorer for it.
  • Unfortunately, Alex Trebek was never my quizmaster on RFTT. (I did have the great Bill Guest, however.) I was very sad to hear the news of his death this afternoon. For years he was my usual weeknight dinner companion.

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. A monumental thinker who transcended the bounds of "Jewish" thought - he was a world thinker. While I'm not an Orthodox Jew, I learned a great deal from his writings. He was a blessing.

    RIP.
  • Patriarch Irenej of Serbia fell asleep in the Lord this morning. He was 90 years old, and tested positive for Covid-19 at the beginning of this month.
  • It looks like goodbye to the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55008567

    I know it's not a person, but I find the exploration of the universe utterly mindboggling, and when one of it's mainstay's begins to disintegrate..
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I absolutely agree, although the telescope has served its purpose well. At 57, it was built before Elfin Safety was really a Thing, and you can't really blame the authorities for balking at rebuilding or repairing it.
  • For those who follow sport, I see that the famous footballer, Diego Maradona, has died, aged only 60.

    https://theguardian.com/football/2020/nov/25/diego-maradona-dies-one-of-greatest-footballers-of-all-time-argentina-world-cup-1986

  • For those who follow sport, I see that the famous footballer, Diego Maradona, has died, aged only 60.

    It must have been the hand of God.
  • Ouch - that's cutting!

    Mind you, it gives me an opportunity to post this...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9lkCYkViwc
  • David Prowse, the body actor for Darth Vader, has died at 85.
  • A link to the original Bristolian Vader. I love the comment about "they'll think he's some Scottish guy or something..."

  • Some will remember him as the Green Cross Code man. This is his real voice. Amusingly, his voice was replaced by a voice artist in a number of the Green Cross Code ads too.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I love the Bristol accent!
  • Buff Hardie, the last of the Scotland the What trio has died aged 89.
  • That made me so sad. I remember when I was a student in Aberdeen I had the joy of seeing them at His Majesty’s with an Aberdonian audience. They were superb.
  • They were amazing. Their jokes never grew old.

  • Pangolin GuerrePangolin Guerre Shipmate
    edited December 2020
    Chuck Yaeger has slipped the surly bonds of earth and touches the face of God. Age 97.
  • DardaDarda Shipmate
    Surrey and England cricketer John Edrich has died, aged 83. I remember watching him bat at The Oval, when I were but a lad.
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