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  • RIP Geoffrey Palmer

    Dead-pan comedy actor Geoffrey Palmer has died at the age of 93 - he appeared in various sitcoms, usually playing middle-class businessman or father roles such as Butterflies - he also appeared in the Thames TV sitcom Executive Stress for one series where Peter Bowles replaced him in the second series. I know that Dame Judi Dench played his screen wife on more than one occasion.

    In addition, he also appeared in various TV adverts, one of them was the "Slam in the Lamb" one in the late 1980s and early 1990s for British Lamb, parodying a cookery presenter "we haven't got ten minutes", so he had to do it on 30 seconds of course.

    On a tangent, I thought it was ironic that in the Coronation Street episodes that have been seen on ITV 3 over the last couple of months, Claire Palmer's late husband was called Geoff Palmer, a near namesake.

    He was one of those "I didn't know he was that old" type of people.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Remembered for being Rias husband in Butterflies

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      Will be sadly missed
      hope there isnít a c*ck up on the catering front at his funeral

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        Sad news indeed, a very familiar face for so long!

        I also remember even those brief Fawlty Towers and Doctor Who appearances fondly.
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          Re: RIP Geoffrey Palmer

          Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
          Sad news indeed, a very familiar face for so long!

          I also remember even those brief Fawlty Towers and Doctor Who appearances fondly.
          I never realised until Friday 9or rather it did'nt dawn on me), that Geoffery played the Doctor in Faulty Towers or Ria/Rea's Hsband in Butterflies

          I guess Geoffery will always be rememberd for "As Time Goes By" playing miserable Lionel to a T

          RIP Geoffery Palmer

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            The Fawlty Towers where they are moving a deceased guest around the rooms was the one with Palmer. He was a doctor staying there and they kept taking his breakfast away from him thinking maybe something had gone off and poisoned the other guest. One of his lines was "I'm a doctor and I want my sausages!"

            He had a sort of weary but mildly amused expression most of the time, didn't he?
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              Re: RIP Geoffrey Palmer

              VERY SAD INDEED.

              THE LAST 2 WEEKS OR SO HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE FOR DEATHS.
              FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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