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    Celebrity RIP Day

    Three today.

    Clive James (caused hilarity in the 1983 Higher English exam who used his review of Hulk)

    Gary Rhodes (gor us all eating British and updated TV cheffery banishing Fanny Craddock forever)

    Jonathan Miller - seminal direction of Rigoletto and La Boheme.


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    Yeah, a few famous names left the stage today. Was Miller on That Was The Week That Was in the early sixties?
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    i liked clive james's humour back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageandribs1875 View Post
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    i liked clive james's humour back in the day
    Yes, very dry humour.
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    Miller & James were big hitters back in the day and obviously Rhodes was too young to go.
    Have a few of James books which typically are unread on the shelf.
    Probably the time to put that right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    Miller & James were big hitters back in the day and obviously Rhodes was too young to go.
    Have a few of James books which typically are unread on the shelf.
    Probably the time to put that right.
    If you ever have the stomach for it, Clive Jamesí translation of The Devine Comedy is worth the effort.


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    If you ever have the stomach for it, Clive James’ translation of The Devine Comedy is worth the effort.
    Thanks for the recommendation.
    I haven't even read Dante's poem itself never mind a translation!
    I am embarrassed to disclose that i am a literary pygmy and as such it is highly unlikely i will get round to reading it before my own turn with the reaper arises.
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    I hear his voice when i read something his writings

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    Gutted especially about Clive James. It's worth watching him on YouTube driving a Trabant around 'East Berlin'. His phraseology wasn't always easy to have as background listening, but it was sheer poetry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    Miller & James were big hitters back in the day and obviously Rhodes was too young to go.
    Have a few of James books which typically are unread on the shelf.
    Probably the time to put that right.
    If you've got a copy of Unreliable Memoirs, read that. It's laugh out loud funny, he really was a gifted writer.

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    If you've got a copy of Unreliable Memoirs, read that. It's laugh out loud funny, he really was a gifted writer.
    A gift that shone through even when he was writing TV reviews in the 1970s for the Sunday Times. The reviews were always way, way better than the programmes he was reviewing.

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