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#701 Wolford6

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

Tony Hately.

 

Not the most skilful player, but a real trojan.

I always liked him.


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#702 Futtocks

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

Ex-Cross Keys, Newport and Wales Rugby League star Cliff Williams.

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#703 WearyRhino

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

Stuart Hall, Sociologist aged 82.

At one point the only black man you saw on TV who wasn't running, jumping, singing or dancing.

#704 Futtocks

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

Shirley Temple, child actress turned international diplomat.


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#705 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:28 PM

Stuart Hall, Sociologist aged 82.

At one point the only black man you saw on TV who wasn't running, jumping, singing or dancing.

That seems a rather condescending view towards sportsmen and entertainers.

 

I assume you mean in the 1960s when, to be fair, there weren't many black people in Britain, and certainly not many running and jumping (or playing football), although perhaps there were more who were singing or dancing.

 

Having said that, Stuart Hall wrote some interesting things about British culture and became a very prominent academic. And he did seem to get on TV quite a lot.



#706 WearyRhino

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

That seems a rather condescending view towards sportsmen and entertainers.


Which probably says more about you and how you've interpreted what I said, than what I actually said.

I'd love you to expand on why you think it's condescending though.

#707 Futtocks

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

American comedy titan Sid Caesar.

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#708 Johnoco

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Stuart Hall, Sociologist aged 82.

At one point the only black man you saw on TV who wasn't running, jumping, singing or dancing.

Apart from the continuity announcers or newsreaders, almost everyone on tv was doing those things, so why would black people be any different?

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

Goodnight Ralph Waite yesterday aged 85

 

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#710 gingerjon

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Apart from the continuity announcers or newsreaders, almost everyone on tv was doing those things, so why would black people be any different?

 

I don't think it's worth getting so worked up about.  I think it's very clear that what Weary is saying is that at the time there were no black professors, no black sociologist, no black thinkers (etc) on TV.  Not that every whitey was.  But that when an expert was required the 'expert' would invariably be white.  (Also until recently, invariably male).

 

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#711 Wolford6

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:51 AM

Goodnight Ralph Waite yesterday aged 85

 

John Walton - wife to Olivia, daddy to John-boy, Mary Ellen, Ben, Jim-Bob, Erin & Elizabeth

 

 

I never watched the Waltons, but saw several made-for-tv films where he was a very good actor. He seems to have had a strong moral compass and had parallel careers that went way beyond acting. Still, he made it to 85, which isn't a bad knock.


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#712 Saint Billinge

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

Football legend and gentleman Sir Tom Finney aged 91. 



#713 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:31 PM

Ken Jones - "Horrible" Ives  in Porridge.

 

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#714 Johnoco

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:12 PM

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Ken Jones - "Horrible" Ives in Porridge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...eyside-26186650

I couldn't have named him (apart from calling him Ives) but he was one of those actors who always seemed to be in lots of stuff. I remember him in the Liver Birds

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#715 Trojan

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

Football legend and gentleman Sir Tom Finney aged 91. 

There are plenty of quotes in the obits from Bill Shankley who played with Finney and was a great admirer, my favourite was when he was asked "is Tony Currie  as good as Finney" he is reported to have said "yes but then Tom is sixty now"


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#716 Saint Billinge

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:51 AM

There are plenty of quotes in the obits from Bill Shankley who played with Finney and was a great admirer, my favourite was when he was asked "is Tony Currie  as good as Finney" he is reported to have said "yes but then Tom is sixty now"

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

There'll be no Ghostbusters 3 then: Harold Ramis

 

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#718 Wolford6

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

I always liked his stuff.

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#719 Futtocks

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:07 AM

According to the World Service, guitarist Paco de Lucia. :( 


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#720 Bleep1673

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:15 AM

There'll be no Ghostbusters 3 then: Harold Ramis

 

http://www.chicagotr...0,2259309.story

As a matter of interest, did you know making films in Chicago was banned for many years, when the ban was lifted the first film to be released that was made in Chicago was "The Blues Brothers".


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