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    Space Junk

    Fascinating article about the debris orbiting earth published on BBC News today . I looked for Red Dwarf but didn't spot it but seriously its both fascinating and concerning to see how much is up there . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56845104
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    Memories of Days gone by

    With so much time on my hands I have been thinking about my childhood memories some not so good but others really good . I want to keep it light so here's one to hopefully promote peoples thoughts at this time for reflection . Do you remember all those kids Birthday parties and do you remember...
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    Missing in Action -Latest Lockdown News

    I have to report than on Wednesday with the impending lockdown in the UK that Bill and Ben decided they would go out on a last night Bender . They eventually staggered home seven sheets to the wind and whilst Ben eventually managed to fall into his plant pot and snuggle down for the night Bill...
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    RIP the Swan Man of Ilkley

    It has just been announced that one of the Icons of British Comedy who has also been in our beloved show Bobby Ball has sadly passed away aged 76 from Covid 19. With Tommy Cannon they were stalwarts of TV for many years all starting on Opportunity Knocks a talent show which also produced stars...
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    A Sad loss - Margaret Nolan

    It has been announced that Margaret Nolan has sadly passed away aged 76 . She has appeared in many many productions notwithstanding Pate and Chips . Appearing in Carry on Films , Goldfinger and a Hard Day's Night highlight the illustrious career she had . I remember her as the wonderful Nemone...
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    To all lovers of Chocolate

    The BBC News site is showing some wonderful old black and white photographs of Bourneville where the Cadbury Brothers purpose built the village around their factory which produced the wonderful chocolate products we all enjoy probably too much of . I thought that you may like to read the...
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    Sad Demise

    I know there are a few "Muso's" on the site sadly one of the greatest guitarists of our times passed away today. Peter Green co founder of Fleetwood Mac has lost his life at 73 . He was a very troubled person left Mac very early on but this did not detract from the pure quality of work he...
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    One of the greatest Rock n Rollers

    It has been announced that so sadly Little Richard has passed away aged 87 . He was one of the pioneers of Rock n Roll and was the real deal unlike some [ Bill Haley from my perspective] .With Chuck Berry gone that leaves the controversial but without doubt one of the greats Jerry Lee Lewis as...
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    Something to view in lockdown

    BBC News has a little article compiled by one of their feature writers outlining things to view to ease the long days of isolation . One short film has one of the most iconic shots ever seen in films . The short is available on a site which I'd not come across and it holds a plethora of things...
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    latest site administrator meeting

    I managed to get a snap of the latest team meeting for the Site Administrators . As you can see because of the Pandemic [and age :30: ] John[Onyx John], Tony [The Cornishman] and Terry[ Maltrab] have gone into self imposed joint Quarantine , Pearl is not required to do so and thus is conversing...
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    Michael Medwin

    Just a brief mention of the sad passing of Michael Medwin who was a stalwart of British films and TV for many many years . As well as being in front of the camera he carved a career as a very successful director. Probably typecast for many years as a Cockney wide boy but he was far , far more...
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    Sad News

    I know there are a few "Muso's" on the site it has been announced that one of the most influential and accomplished Piano players of all time, Dr John , has sadly passed away aged 77 . A great stalwart of the New Orleans scene and a fabulous piano player it's another great who has sadly passed...
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    Concert

    Is anyone , like myself, enjoying the fabulous New Year's Day concert from Vienna [it is available on Catch UP] . I have watched it for years and I hope for many more, aside from the wonderful music the interludes , the ballet stars and dancers , the wonderful views and buildings all go to make...
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    Dame June Whitfield our Nellie

    I am so so sad to report that the death of Dame June Whitfield has been announced . She was the cornerstone of British Comedy on the Radio and TV [It is easier to list the Comedy Shows June never appeared in ] and will be fondly remembered by people of ages from her time as Eth Glum in the long...
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    John Bluthal

    It has been announced today that John Bluthal sadly passed away aged 89. He is remembered fondly as Frank Pickle the most boring man in Britain from the Vicar of Dibley. He was also the Barber who sprayed Foggy with eau de cologne after shaving him, much to Compo's disdain . I personally will...
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    Auntie comes up trumps

    I know we give the BBC a hard time but they have produced a fascinating series that is being shown early in their daily schedule this week , 9.15 am to be precise. I missed a couple of the others but they are on the BBC IPlayer . The series is Home Front Heroes and it is personalities who have...
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    Fenella Fielding

    It has been announced that Fenella Fielding has so sadly passed away aged 90. It marks the death of a second Carry On star in a matter of days . She was probably the unsung star of the Screaming film as Valeria Watt . She also starred in Carry on Regardless alongside Liz Frazer and our very own...
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    Old time Variety

    Whilst Britain's Got Talent is searching for acts to appear at the Royal Variety Show I have to say its not something I would ever watch but I do have an interest in Old Variety Theatre and Music Hall. A couple of weeks back I was on a Heritage Walk in Newcastle which showed locations of the old...
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    Any Virgin Media Customers

    Oh no don't know if anyone is a Virgin Media Customer with Tivo service but they have failed to reach a deal with UKTV and so on Saturday Gold, Dave , Drama , UK Food and others will disappear from your Tivo service so no more LOTSW and old Comedy repeats available or the new Red Dwarf when...
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    Peter Firmin RIP

    Sad to report that the great animator Peter Firmin has sadly passed away. Peter who ? I am sure some members will say but if I said he is responsible for producing some of the best children's shows ever The Clangers, Bagpuss, Ivor of the Engine,Pogles Wood ,I would dearly hope it jogged the...
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