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Started by SheikYerbouti on May 12, 2018 6:30:56 PM
How fleeting is fame: household names of yore.

https://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-west-lancs/les-dennis-mourns-dustin-gee-10580891

His take on John Cleese as eccentric hotel owner Basil Fawlty was acclaimed by Cleese himself as the “best he’d seen”. Billy Connolly told his partner Les Dennis that he always wanted to meet Gee and regretted that he never did so.

Recall other dim spectres of showbiz past here.

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SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 18:35:30 (#1 of 570)

Jim Pope, legend of Granada TV here.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/29TBJIjkS18/hqdefault.jpg

Jim Pope fact: this is literally the only picture of Jim on the Internet.

HerrWalrus - 12 May 2018 18:40:50 (#2 of 570)

Bobby Crush - still tinkling the ivories.

upgoerfive - 12 May 2018 18:43:49 (#3 of 570)

Canadian gagster Kelly Monteith.

SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 18:49:14 (#4 of 570)

What Sunday afternoon in the late 80s wasn't improved by a 1-1 draw between Everton and Oldham Athletic, under the watchful gaze of the irrepressible Elton Welsby?

https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/130/5
90x/sports-presenter-Elton-Welsby-interview-Tony-Padman-585291.jpg

Arjuna - 12 May 2018 18:55:24 (#5 of 570)

I often root around for vinyl at car boot sales and there is invariably a Lena Martell album, I assume all her fans her dying and their relatives are chucking her records out.

moto748 - 12 May 2018 18:57:54 (#6 of 570)

Barry Bucknell, a king amongst men.

Tadagee - 12 May 2018 19:02:41 (#7 of 570)

Cunk on Britain has brought a welcome return to the spotlight for the unforgettable 'That bloke who used to play Jacko from Brush Stokes'.

popstar7 - 12 May 2018 19:04:20 (#8 of 570)

This thread is halfnelson bait.

Tagyourit - 12 May 2018 19:07:21 (#9 of 570)

Tom O'Connor

http://hub.tv-ark.org.uk/images/itvlondon/itvlondon-thamesprogs/images/gameschat/namethattune1983bl.jp
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Moschops - 12 May 2018 19:08:44 (#10 of 570)

Wow, wiki informs me that Duncan Norvelle is still alive.

Arjuna - 12 May 2018 19:08:53 (#11 of 570)

Gary Glitter

SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 19:09:36 (#12 of 570)

Cunk on Britain has brought a welcome return to the spotlight for the unforgettable 'That bloke who used to play Jacko from Brush Stokes'.

I think Cunk is pretty average but the bit where they splice in the credits from Brush Strokes is always going to be a winner.

SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 19:10:00 (#13 of 570)

I think its Karl Howman.

Arjuna - 12 May 2018 19:14:19 (#14 of 570)

I turn on my TV and who is on Pointless Celebrities ... Gary Wilmot

a few other candidates there too

SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 19:18:12 (#15 of 570)

Brian Cant?

TRaney - 12 May 2018 19:19:18 (#16 of 570)

Kenny Lynch

TRaney - 12 May 2018 19:19:31 (#17 of 570)

Charlie Drake

flowbagging - 12 May 2018 19:39:19 (#18 of 570)

Dickie Henderson

SheikYerbouti - 12 May 2018 19:41:05 (#19 of 570)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FNatm2mBoqI

TRaney - 12 May 2018 19:47:39 (#20 of 570)

Willie Rushton.

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