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    Default R i p nicholas parsons.

    Nicholas died earlier today age 96 after a short illness.

    He worked up to the age of 95.

    He died today age 96,



    a true legend.
    R i p n.p
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    He was known for the popular series Sale of the Century. I was an avid watcher of the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    He was known for the popular series Sale of the Century. I was an avid watcher of the show.
    I also used to watch this programme

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    Default Re: R i p nicholas parsons.

    His appearance in the "Comic Strip Presents" TV Movie "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door" as himself was a highlight for me.

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    I was hoping that he would put the "Century" in Sale of the Century - after all, "Sale of the 96 Years" doesn't scan, does it?

    Parsons was probably Anglia TV's biggest star (save for the high-profile actors who used to appear in Tales of the Unexpected). Although he came from Grantham just like Margaret Thatcher, his politics was somewhat different to the Iron Lady.

    Last time I heard him on air was when he was doing Just a Minute at the start of September last year when I was travelling from Bournemouth to Plymouth on the National Express coach with Radio 4 on the DAB radio - made the journey a bit more bearable!
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    It would be interesting who will replace him on Just a Minute - I hope it won't be axed.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    I saw a great SOTC from 1983 on YouTube yesterday as a tribute to the man himself, with some great Central continuity preceding it, and an ad break from back then. I think it was shown in the Bullseye slot on Sundays in its final series in the Central region at least.
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    Ironic that he died in 2020 - a year which would have been a repetition of "20" if it had been talked about on Just a Minute.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Default Re: R i p nicholas parsons.

    Iím glad the recent deaths were of a good age !!

    Parsons 96 and Kirk 103 ..

    Thereís been so many over the last few years around my age or younger !!

    Itís kinda bruised my mindset ..


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