Peter Sallis R.I.P.

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  1. Maggie Jones

    Maggie Jones Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marianna for the link from his collaborator on Fading into the Limelight. It was interesting to read.
  2. Marianna

    Marianna Well-Known Member

    Here's the link to his grandson's letter, as well as to another one that turned up in the search results, from the collaborator on Fading Into the Limelight.
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  3. Maggie Jones

    Maggie Jones Well-Known Member

    Just read Peter Sallis' obituary in the Guardian (on line). It makes interesting reading and seems quite informative. There are several references to quotes attributed to the actor himself. But perhaps the most accurate and up to date information is a letter sent in response to the obituary by his grandson stating how things were in his grandfather's personal life. Well worth reading and you don't need to be a paying subscriber to read it.
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  4. cciaffone

    cciaffone Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we have SOAH up thru 3-7 and no more. Is that all???
  5. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    And then there is Still Open All Hours with Stephanie Cole, the Nurse and of course, Granville. Same street, same storefront, and it all works. Pity the poor lady who finds that her favorite hair salon has suddenly become a grocery store.
  6. C W Northrop

    C W Northrop Well-Known Member

    also Alan Bell and(I think)Sydney Lotterby
  7. BruceC

    BruceC Active Member

    More than I thought!!
    And as for Roy Clarke.. Sheer Genius. I still love the few episodes of Open all Hours we get here!

    What were you poms feeding your TV writers from the 60/70's on wards.. For gods sake, start feeding the current writers the same stuff and save my sanity!!!!!
  8. Andrew D

    Andrew D Well-Known Member

    Still have:
    -Jonathan Linsley (61) (Crusher)
    -Robert Fyfe (92), Juliette Kaplan (77), Jean Ferguson (72) (Howard, Pearl and Marina)
    -Mike Grady (71), Sarah Thomas (64) (Barry & Glenda)
    -Keith Clifford (79 this week), Tom Owen (67) and Julie Wallace (56) (Billy Hardcastle, Tom Simmonite & Mrs. Avery)
    -Ken Kitson (71) & Louis Emerick (54) (the PC's)
    -Josephine Tewson (86) & June Whitfield (91) (Mrs. Davenport & Nelly)
    -Brian Murphy (84) (Alvin)
    -Russ Abbot (69), Christopher Beeny (75) (Hobbo, RepoMan/Herman/Morton)

    And of course Roy Clarke himself, at 87. :)
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  9. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    I would just like to endorse Maggie's comments Bruce wonderful memories.
  10. Maggie Jones

    Maggie Jones Well-Known Member

    Such lovely sentiments and memories you have of your parents and this lovely series.
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  11. BruceC

    BruceC Active Member

    Bit behind the times here down under.. I haven't seen nor heard anything about it sadly.. Dunno I had the urge to watch Just a small funeral on YouTube and it was gone... as were many of my bookmarks.. and then happened to stumble apon the news there.

    I agree with much here.. I couldn't give a rats what happens in somoenes personal life.. yea get it all out there so the vampires can turn the mole hill into a mountain.. :( Sad nasty world its become in the last 20 yrs.

    I just would like to have had the chance to thank him and all the cast and crew for giving my parents some of their happiest memories, specially mum before she died of cancer.. I can still hear her laughing at the show now 5 yrs since she went...

    So who is now left from the 'regulars'.. :( Not many
  12. Maggie Jones

    Maggie Jones Well-Known Member

    May I suggest a local plumber would not be of interest to the national press or population and there lies the difference. Like it or not the famous will always be of interest to the media and a large part of the population. It may be unfair but I can't see it changing and famous people know this. And as I said previously this doesn"t detract from someone's acting or any other skills and the need for a free press in our country is paramount.
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  13. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

    Another actor has famously stated the following. Your sink gets clogged and you call a plumber. He comes in and unclogs the drain. Do you ask him about his home life? Find out about his life history? Snoop into his past? And you should treat actors the same way. Their home life is really none of your business.
  14. Maggie Jones

    Maggie Jones Well-Known Member

    I agree with Don that it's Peter Sallis, the actor, we enjoy. His private life shouldn't be mixed up with his character Cleggy. That was a part he acted - his day job so to speak. People in the public eye will always receive attention from the media - it goes with the territory and I suggest most people in the public eye know this. A newspaper can't be blamed for reporting articles of public interest as this is surely a journalist's role and what the public expect. I still think no less of his role in LOTSW and I still like reading the Mail on Saturday as there's always articles of interest. Let's remember him for his part as the gentle, loveable Cleggy!
  15. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

    Despite some of the unflattering details of Peter's private persona, I prefer to have the whole, unfettered versions of his life up front, rather then come across it piece meal as the years roll on. Let he who has cast the first stone and all of that yada, yada but I personally would rather that the good and the bad be presented all at once; no need for future little time bombs to rock the boat and so forth. We are all human and have made many mistakes, though we might not care to admit it.
    I'm all about Peter the actor and what he meant to me. I don't worry about denigrating what I know; all I care about is what this person gave to me, personally. And for that I can have a definite answer; a lot of wonderful moments and memories that I am not going to forget for a very long time, if ever. Thank you. Peter.
  16. Adanor

    Adanor Well-Known Member

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  17. dick

    dick Well-Known Member

    Me too Rick ! The old saying says not to speak ill of the dead :42::)
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  18. maltrab

    maltrab Administrator Staff Member

    Rod I have sent you a email, Terry
  19. RickAns

    RickAns Well-Known Member

    C W, I just finished reading that Daily Mail article. Clearly that writer is not a fan of the show nor of Peter Sallis. A bit mean spirited of them to be slinging dirt on Peter so soon after his death. The sentiments of the comments seem to agree. I'm sorry for his wife if what the article says is true.

    I shall prefer to think of Mr. Sallis as the gentle and like-able Norman Clegg and Wallace & Grommit persona.
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  20. Brian Johns

    Brian Johns Well-Known Member

    I notice that the TV show "The Last Leg" paid a subtle tribute to Peter on Friday's "Elegtion" Special.

    Although never mentioned (as far as I could tell) a little "Wallace" figure had pride of place on the host Adam Hills' desk.

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