1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

John Noakes is missing

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    He has gone missing in Majorca where he lives apparently. He has Alzheimers so they must be very worried. I must admit the thing that really caught my eye is that he's 81. What with discovering Roger Daltrey being 71 I really ought to get over this but it still takes me by surprise.

    Hope the old fellah's alright but in soaring temperatures he is really at risk.
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I must confess that my first reaction to this story was "Oh, bless him!" Singleton, Noakes and Purves were very much 'my era Blue Peter'.
  3. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    Maybe they could get another one that looks just like him?
  4. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    I hope thy find him and he is not distressed,
  5. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  6. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Can't Shep sniff him out?
  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    That's funny, jacob!
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I don't mean to be unkind but I think Shep may be dead.

    Didn't Mr Noakes have someone caring for him? That's really sad.
  9. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Shep died in 1987.

    According to the BBC News page, he was looked after by his wife.

  10. It's chilling to think this development may be waiting for any of us. I hope they find him and he's alright.
  11. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    The BBC news site is reporting that he's been found. Thank goodness.
  12. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    I always felt John was "not waving, but drowning" even as a child. There was a vulnerability to him even then. Still, maybe he just got a bit lost, and this is all overblown for an 81 year old. He is lucky to be there. Which brings me onto the much more interesting subject of Errol Brown.
  13. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    John Noakes was a brave lad. The only time I remember him 'bottling out' was when he was asked to be the 'button boy', at the top of the mast at HMS Ganges. He almost got to the top, though.

Share This Page