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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Sep 11, 2019 10:52:54 PM
People who are national treasures

How do you get to be one?

I see Jo Brand is one now, which I suppose is a good thing.

Which politicians are national treasures? I'm thinking certainly Betty Boothroyd, possibly Caroline Lucas and Tony Benn.

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Shadrack22 - 11 Sep 2019 23:12:34 (#1 of 204)

Peter Mandelson.

GyratingTrampoline - 11 Sep 2019 23:27:18 (#2 of 204)

Ok I'll detreasure tony benn if you leave that mushy pea misidentifying cunt out of it

popstar7 - 11 Sep 2019 23:35:43 (#3 of 204)

Being on Radio 4 a lot is the key criteria, I sense.

YorenInTheNorth - 11 Sep 2019 23:37:26 (#4 of 204)

Tangent

Shadrack22 - 11 Sep 2019 23:42:11 (#5 of 204)

People who are national treasures

They’re usually quite annoying, have a tendency to the self-congratulatory and playing to the gallery. “Dennis Skinner - such a character.”

popstar7 - 11 Sep 2019 23:52:11 (#6 of 204)

Radio 4 rule test:

John Peel

Jeremy Hardy

Jo Brand

The Archers

Ned Sherrin

Stephen Fry

Nicholas Parsons

David Dimbleby

Sandi Toksvig

A Usual Suspects lineup of middle-brow mediocrity.

YorenInTheNorth - 11 Sep 2019 23:52:46 (#7 of 204)

Martin Jarvis

Arjuna - 11 Sep 2019 23:52:48 (#8 of 204)

Syd Little

JohnIlly - 11 Sep 2019 23:54:33 (#9 of 204)

Is one criterion for being a treasure that they ought to be buried?

Shadrack22 - 11 Sep 2019 23:55:10 (#10 of 204)

#6

Add:

Rev Richard Coles

YorenInTheNorth - 11 Sep 2019 23:55:33 (#11 of 204)

#9

Piers Morgan in that case.

Arjuna - 11 Sep 2019 23:55:41 (#12 of 204)

Dave from Slade

Verdigris - 11 Sep 2019 23:58:48 (#13 of 204)

I thought Dead Ringers kept the definitive list.

Arjuna - 12 Sep 2019 00:00:07 (#14 of 204)

The Halifax man

GyratingTrampoline - 12 Sep 2019 00:00:16 (#15 of 204)

David Attenborough is normally reckoned to be the arkenstone no?

donttellhimpike - 12 Sep 2019 00:08:45 (#16 of 204)

Billy Bragg.

widenation - 12 Sep 2019 00:21:54 (#17 of 204)

Ken Clarke certainly doesn't cut the mustard. If we're talking UK, then perhaps Mhairi Black.

popstar7 - 12 Sep 2019 00:24:04 (#18 of 204)

Jarvis Cocker is teetering on the edge of national treasure status. Hope he doesn't end up there.

widenation - 12 Sep 2019 00:25:07 (#19 of 204)

Posthumous national treasure: Joe Strummer.

YorenInTheNorth - 12 Sep 2019 00:30:00 (#20 of 204)

The Queen

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