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    staffslad started a thread Easter in Holidays
    Just wondered where Easter came in the pecking order of things to look forward to when forum members were growing up. For me, there were four main...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Brit Sitcom Game. in Fun and games
    He was called Lurcio.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Brit Sitcom Game. in Fun and games
    Spot on. Diane was fresh from starring in The Cuckoo Waltz, where Lewis Collins first hit the big time. Rings was a bit controversial at the time as...
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    The guy who did the Roses ads was Norman Vaughan, and he, indeed, was one of those who took over from Bob. The other was a very distinctive comedian,...
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    3 Days Ago
    How did I miss that one? Talk about hiding in plain sight lol Ok...staying with that fine actor Alan Bates...In the early 70s he co-starred with...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Brit Sitcom Game. in Fun and games
    Can you name the late 70s BBC sitcom that starred Martin Jarvis and Diane Kean as a couple who live together without marrying, although they did...
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    Bob's bubbly blonde assistant was the lovely Ann Aston, who had trouble adding up the scores. Bernie was the guy who loaded the crossbow..."Bernie,...
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    5 Days Ago
    Did they also appear in Last of the Summer Wine? Or maybe they were another member of Thelma's family if not her dad?
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    staffslad replied to a thread Brit Sitcom Game. in Fun and games
    I think that was Kenneth Connor. His character name....was it Monsieur Alphonse or something similar?
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    Kyrano is correct but not Wendy. She had a name that wasn't typically feminine....as a clue: a character of almost the same name had a dog called...
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    Ok, staying with Gerry Anderson, what was the name of the father and daughter who acted as servants for the Tracys in Thunderbirds. Actually, the...
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    I know James Bolem was in it for sure. As for the other...I remember Bill Owen played Thelma's dad, but not sure if he was in A Kind of Loving, but I...
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    I believe he provided the voice for Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. I think he also did the pre-titles voiceover...."The...
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    I was very sad to hear that Ian Macdonald, the bespectacled MOD spokesman during the Falklands war, had passed away at age 82. During the conflict,...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yes, it was Richard Burton, who played a Kray-type gangster in the 1971 film Villan. It was made the same year as the far better remembered Get...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Correct for The Long Good Friday, Clare. As for the other, the actor was part of a much married couple, and they were actually married to each other...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Brit Sitcom Game. in Fun and games
    Looks like no-one else is going to have a go, so do you want to name it, Zabba? Here's another.... After Reg Varney left the very successful On...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Okay, here's one.... In The Long Good Friday, which future Bond actor had a cameo as an IRA gunman? Not sure if that is mega easy, so here's a...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Spot on. Not too well remembered nowadays. Euston Films dropped it in favour of making The Sweeney, which, of course, is a classic piece of UK TV...
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    It doesn't look like anyone else is going to come up with the answer, so would you care to name it, Zaba? BTW it was only series 3 and 4 that Sewell...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I can't think of many films she has been in, but I believe she was in Life of Brian, so was it that one?
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    No, Softly Softly was made by the BBC....the series I am asking about was ITV. As well as George Sewell, the series starred Patrick Mower. The title...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Mod Revival in Fashion
    There were also some bands that sprang up during the Mod revival of the late 70s such as The Lambrettas and Secret Affair. If I remember correctly,...
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    staffslad started a thread Mod Revival in Fashion
    Anyone remember the brief Mod revival of the late 70s, probably due to the popularity of Quadrophenia? Yes, I got caught up in it a bit and had a...
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    Toyah it certainly was, though I think she was more one of the girls who casually hung around with the male Mods than Daniels' girlfriend. Toyah's...
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    Nope, not Z Cars. This was an ITV series, based on an actual part of the police. It was canceled in favour of making its successor, The Sweeney. The...
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    Name the series that went through 2 iterations from the late 60s to just before The Sweeney, which actually replaced the series I am asking about....
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    Apart from Sting, name another pop star, most famous in the 80s, who had a role in Quadrephenia.
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    I've not heard of 'black rabbits' to signify the end of month. In our context, 'white rabbits' was to bring good luck. Why 'white rabbits'? I don't...
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    As it is the first of the month, I was reminded that my mother used to tell me that if 'white rabbits' was the first thing you said on the first day...
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