DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

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DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby Frenchgate Magic on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:18 pm
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Just two things from my orbits.

The Good Life...oh my 1970s childhood.

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he was also a serious actor...this is him in Twelfth Night as Malvolio (hand picked by me because I think he was great)

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RIP my lovely man.
TAPPER'S CUCKOO, MAY ,70s

CAT'S BLACKBIRD

HIS "LOVE A DUCK"


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AWFUL.
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby Moshe on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:01 am
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Since i heard the news I've been trying to think of a comic p[oem I heard some time ago which name checked Richard Briers
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby Moshe on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:06 am
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Aha! I have found the poem. By a guy rejoicing in the unlikely name of Hovis Presley.
Reading it now, I don't think it is a very good poem, but I like the following verse, which is the first thing that came into my mind when i heard the news

I rely on you
like a handyman needs pliers
like an auctioneer needs buyers
like a laundromat needs driers
like The Good Life needed Richard Briers
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby kev on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:35 am
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Moshe wrote:I rely on you
like a handyman needs pliers
like an auctioneer needs buyers
like a laundromat needs driers
like The Good Life needed Richard Briers


Very good! :lol: The casting for The Good Life was just about perfect, it's difficult to imagine anyone else in those roles. Reminds me of reading somewhere that Jon Pertwee was originally offered the part of Mainwaring in "Dad's Army", with Arthur Lowe proposed for the Sgt Wilson role! How different could that have been?!
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby Moshe on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:00 pm
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Indeed. the good life was a classic. Todays Times comments: "For services to knotwear alone, the star of the Good Life deserves a knighthood"
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby kev on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:15 pm
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Moshe wrote:Indeed. the good life was a classic. Todays Times comments: "For services to knotwear alone, the star of the Good Life deserves a knighthood"


Knotwear?!! Did he wear a string vest?? :lol:
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Re: DEAR OLD RICHARD BRIERS

Postby Moshe on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:22 pm
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The Times elaborates:"For four decades, Briers was british televisions comedy's man in wool: jumpers, cardigans,scarves and latterly, fot the Monarch of glen, knitted waistcoats worn beneath a tweed jacket"
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