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He only recently started doing a podcast (less than a month ago), and sounded on top form from the ones I've listened to so far.

https://shows.acast.com/now-where-were-we 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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The names 'legend" and "genius" are too easily trotted out. Barry Crier was well deserving of both titles.

Thank you Mr Crier For all the laughs you gave me.

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Barry Cryer was a very funny guy and a fantastic comedy writer. I remember listening to him read his autobiography and it was really funny. "I left the stage to the sound of my own feet" is his verdict on his early comedy routines in Soho. 

He also used to go to Odsal stadium when younger....to watch the speedway though, not RL. 

RIP indeed. 

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6 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Barry Cryer. Very sad news.

That is very sad news.

Just this last week I've been re-watching the Comedy Legends TV series he did for Sky (I think). Well worth a look if you can.

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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Richard Herring has made his RHLSTP interview with Barry free to watch on YouTube. Worth an hour of anyone's time.

 

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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The loss of Barry Cryer will be felt by many comedians who will now have to think up their own great one liners.

Comedy genius, R.I.P

 

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As an aside the BBC news presenter reading tweets today kept saying when she came across R.I.P Barry as 'rip Barry', his last comic moment a BBC news reader ballsing up his demise.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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My mate used to live near Barry Cryer in north London suburbs and says at one point he had an official looking sign in his garden saying "Last comedian before M1" RIP Mr Cryer, you made me laugh.

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Des Drummond 63.

Awful news.

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Losing Des Drummond and Barry Cryer in the same week is particularly rough for people of a certain age. Two guys who we thought would go on forever.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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In the early 80s the left winger at Swinton was Alva Drummond, brother of Des. Nothing like as strong or defensively sound, but lightning quick. If he got in the clear, say from an interception, we didn`t have to wait to start celebrating.

During a trip to Jamaica, he was hit and killed by a piece of flying debris from a roof in stormy weather. 

I`ve looked around the Net for confirmation of the above details, but can`t find anything. The story was in our local paper, possibly mid-to-late 90s. Needless to say, pretty depressing. If I`m right about the date, he would only have been in his 30s.

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“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

I'd heard rumours, but this is the first confirmation. A great member of the ISIRTA gang.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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eastenders dr legg 95 (Leonard Fenton)

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Italian movie star Monica Vitti, aged 80.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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