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RIP Nicholas Parsons

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MyOrchid, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. MyOrchid

    MyOrchid Occasional commenter

    Very sad to hear that he passed away today, after a short illness.
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh that's a shame... a good life mind you...

    Just a Minute use to be a great listen [haven't tuned in for a while]
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  3. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    A great man and entertainer.
    I used to love him leading the show the sale of the Century and the famous slogan "come o down the price is right!"
    I also remember him on tv as the straight man to Auther Haines, a comedian.
    I gather he did a lot of work for charities.
    May god grant his soul peace
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  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I have very fond memories of him. He was a comfort food type entertainer if you get what I mean.

    I still can’t hear the word Norwich without mentally linking it to Sale of The Century :D.


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  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

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  7. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Er… you're not getting him confused with Lesley Crowther who hosted 'The Price is Right' gameshow are you? In this show people were called down out of the audience with that catchphrase whereas in Sale of the Century the constants were already sat on the stage at a desk thingy with their names on.

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  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    First time I was aware of him was in a Doctor Who episode back in the 1980s during the Sylvester McCoy era. He played a Vicar and... I think there were sea monsters...

    His performance must have been good because I still remember it.
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  10. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    The voice of Tex Tucker

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  11. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Was he really? I didn't know that!
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  12. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Churchgoers can now feel safe that there’s no more knickerless parsons ;)
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  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    St Peter has already filed a complaint with HAR [Heavenly Angelic Resources]
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Just watching a BBC4 prog about his passion for clocks. "I might be in my 90s but..."
    Blimey looks pretty damn great!
    Edit: and just like his Dad!
    DoY his engineering apprenticeship would be right up your alley.
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  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Radio 4 at 6:30 had a nice version of a Just a Minute to honour him.
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  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Hell's teeth. My stony icy heart clucking melted. Find it on catch up and sobalong to BBC4 clock thing they put on because he died.
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  17. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    Sounds interesting Aquamarina - I'll try remember to look for that later...want to listen to JaM first.

    This is going to sound a stupid thing to say but he never really sounded that old - still youthful in voice - and appearance. Always so gracious when other panellists were gently ribbing him but perfectly capable of getting his own back when he desired. He'll be missed on R4...
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  18. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Another childhood memory gone. :(
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  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Nah, your memories are still there. :)
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  20. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    You are correct, Forgive my ageing memory.

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