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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Kristatos » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:22 am

Now Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead at the age of 45. Sad, as any death is sad, but hardly surprising.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:28 pm

RIP Alan Simpson. I'll have to listen to some Hancock's Half Hour as a tribute.

RIP to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson too.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Kristatos » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:49 am

Some slightly happier news for a change, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham are expecting their first child: http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celeb ... 63181.html

Rosie: "Jason, the baby's kicking."
Voice from inside her womb: "Fink you're a bit tasty do you, you toilet?"
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Kristatos » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 pm

RIP Tim Pigott-Smith (Pegasus, the M figure in Johnny English, and the Foreign Secretary in QOS).
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby carl stromberg » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 pm

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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:04 am

RIP Clifton James.

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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:45 am

Another British General Election on the 8th June!

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39629603
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby carl stromberg » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:35 pm

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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Kristatos » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:49 pm

carl stromberg wrote:RIP Hywel Bennett.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40814843

A very versatile actor. I first saw him in the title role of the popular (at the time, though largely forgotten now) '80s sitcom Shelley, but I know he's done a ton of stuff since then.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Goldeneye » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:53 am

carl stromberg wrote:RIP Hywel Bennett.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40814843
May god rest Mr Bennett.
I remember him from the original Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Alec Guinness. I saved the dvds for this show and Smiley's People when we moved, still have not got around to watching Smiley's People. John le Carre's stories are interesting I find them a little depressing, I enjoy Bond better even though spy genre purest often criticize Ian Fleming for being loose with the truth of the spy world of the cold war, Fleming never claimed to be a cold war expert.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:53 pm

RIP Hywel Bennett. Shelley was great.

I'd like to watch Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy again too. It was on BBC4 a few years ago.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby carl stromberg » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:48 am

RIP Bruce Forsyth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11084846


Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth had a career spanning eight decades, in which he went from struggling variety performer to Saturday night TV stardom.
On the way, he became one of the most recognisable entertainers in the business, driven by what appeared to be inexhaustible energy.

He became synonymous with the plethora of game shows that seemed to dominate television light entertainment in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, although he often felt he had become typecast as the genial quizmaster.
And at an age when most performers would have put their feet up, his career enjoyed a huge revival with the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Omega » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:32 am

FormerBondFan wrote:RIP Bernie Casey

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/berni ... 202564999/
d**n it! Another actor I liked a lot!


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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby carl stromberg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 pm

USA fail to qualify for the World Cup (soccer) in Russia in 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41578895

This means that the US posters on the forum will have zero interest rather than a little next year in the World Cup. :wink:
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Omega » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:33 pm

Weird I got a push news update from a new app that said team USA qualified for the first time in 30 years. My reaction was “we have a soccer team??”
Kind of figured we’d lose big because all the other countries as so serious about it. Guess we never qualified and it was fake news.



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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby mcbride007 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:32 am

Omega wrote:Weird I got a push news update from a new app that said team USA qualified for the first time in 30 years. My reaction was “we have a soccer team??”
Kind of figured we’d lose big because all the other countries as so serious about it. Guess we never qualified and it was fake news.



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The US lost in the qualifier to Panama in controversial circumstances because the Panama goal did not cross the line.
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Re: Breaking News Thread

Postby Omega » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:29 pm

mcbride007 wrote:
The US lost in the qualifier to Panama in controversial circumstances because the Panama goal did not cross the line.

A lot of that going around. NFL called a touchdown a fumble changing the outcome of a game last week.



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