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Forum: Showbiz 25-05-2015, 17:32
Replies: 4,930
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Which goes to show that his fears about...

Which goes to show that his fears about typecasting were probably well-founded. He probably decided that since he was never going to be rid of The Doctor, he might as well revel in it.

eta: He was...
Forum: Showbiz 24-05-2015, 20:22
Replies: 4,930
Views: 2,629,457
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Poor old Jon Pertwee was terrified of being...

Poor old Jon Pertwee was terrified of being typecast, and always felt that he had stayed in the role too long. It took him a long time to embrace his "inner Doctor" after he had finished the job.
Forum: Showbiz 23-05-2015, 09:50
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You can't. I met Rolf Harris years ago at a...

You can't. I met Rolf Harris years ago at a craft fair. Both he and I were there as chauffeurs and bag-carriers for our partners. I had heard that he didn't like to be "recognised" when he was...
Forum: Showbiz 02-05-2015, 23:35
Replies: 61
Views: 5,352
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I thought he came across a bit "grubby". But...

I thought he came across a bit "grubby". But since Mr Theroux seemed to delight in showing up his hosts to be more awful than one's worst imaginings, I think this probably speaks volumes. If that...
Forum: Showbiz 02-05-2015, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By soundcheck
I was introduced to Ruth Rendell when I was at...

I was introduced to Ruth Rendell when I was at secondary school, and I have loved her writing ever since.

She leaves behind a legacy not only of literature, but also of political and social action...
Forum: Showbiz 28-04-2015, 20:23
Replies: 61
Views: 5,352
Posted By soundcheck
I vaguely remember watching "When Louis Met......

I vaguely remember watching "When Louis Met... Keith Harris". I think the worst bits of dirt that Mr Theroux managed to uncover were that:

1) He made some bad business decisions
2) He could be a...
Forum: Showbiz 11-04-2015, 19:19
Replies: 53
Views: 6,419
Posted By soundcheck
"Oh Andy, came and you gave without...

"Oh Andy, came and you gave without taking..."

Has a slightly different ring to it, ne? :D

Srsly, I thought he was out and in a long term relationship decades ago, so this news surprised me but not...
Forum: Showbiz 07-04-2015, 18:57
Replies: 4,930
Views: 2,629,457
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Yes, he was a real gentleman. I always feel a...

Yes, he was a real gentleman. I always feel a bit sad that he is pretty much only remembered for his roles in Coronation Street and Keeping Up Appearances, when he had such a wide repertoire of...
Forum: Showbiz 30-03-2015, 20:33
Replies: 4,930
Views: 2,629,457
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I think that's part of the problem with Talbot,...

I think that's part of the problem with Talbot, and maybe it's part of his MO. Right up to the trial, and even during it (as I understand it), he came across as friendly, jolly and approachable. ...
Forum: Showbiz 30-03-2015, 20:31
Replies: 43
Views: 9,854
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This. I used to be a sound engineer in radio and...

This. I used to be a sound engineer in radio and theatre and while I never had any dealings with her directly (I think I did work on a stage production that she was in once, but I can't remember...
Forum: Showbiz 30-03-2015, 20:20
Replies: 65
Views: 13,249
Posted By soundcheck
Yes. The Most Excellent Order of the British...

Yes. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an "order of chivalry", and the letters after the name indicate the grade of membership:

MBE - Member (lowest grade)
OBE - Officer
CBE -...
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 22:14
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
In the Act which created the offence that Glitter...

In the Act which created the offence that Glitter was convicted of, the maximum sentence was 7 years, which is what he got. The judge said that had the offence been committed a few years later, he...
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 18:37
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
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He has been convicted under the old laws, which...

He has been convicted under the old laws, which do not require that license be considered at the half-way stage. He *might* get out in 8 years, but there's no guarantee, and since he's in denial it...
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 18:25
Replies: 114
Views: 4,844
Posted By soundcheck
I am in mourning. A wonderful, wonderful...

I am in mourning. A wonderful, wonderful man.

Baruch dayan emet!
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 12:47
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
I'm trying to find the breakdown of the sentence...

I'm trying to find the breakdown of the sentence to see how close my guess was on the component parts. I expect the "intercourse with child under the age of 13" component to be concurrent with the...
Forum: Showbiz 26-02-2015, 23:22
Replies: 173
Views: 17,251
Posted By soundcheck
I can understand that in some circumstances the...

I can understand that in some circumstances the careful application of a bit of publicity to a case can result in other victims or significant evidence becoming available that would not otherwise...
Forum: Showbiz 26-02-2015, 21:09
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
These ones are. He is due to be sentenced...

These ones are. He is due to be sentenced tomorrow for these offences (as fas as I remember anyway). He may also have to stand trial on other offences but that won't delay the start of the sentence...
Forum: Showbiz 26-02-2015, 20:21
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
I think he's going to get something like 16...

I think he's going to get something like 16 years: 13 for sexual intercourse with an under 13yo, 8 years for attempted rape, 2 years for each indecent assault. The first sentence will run...
Forum: Showbiz 16-02-2015, 17:11
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
Hmm. Wouldn't really like to speculate. But I...

Hmm. Wouldn't really like to speculate. But I will, anyway. :D Perhaps they see it as equivalent to "cheating"? Can't charm, dominate, bully or use violence against the victim, so they resort to...
Forum: Showbiz 15-02-2015, 20:51
Replies: 103
Views: 8,880
Posted By soundcheck
Strange as it may seem, there is a fairly rigid...

Strange as it may seem, there is a fairly rigid lowerarchy of notoriety amongst sex offenders. Rapists are low, rapists of under 16's are lower, and rapists of under 13's are lower still. But the...
Forum: Showbiz 15-02-2015, 20:43
Replies: 50
Views: 6,023
Posted By soundcheck
Dean Sullivan. I don't think so. The rumours...

Dean Sullivan. I don't think so. The rumours have been going around for years, but I think that they all stem from the two of them being seen together at a gay nightclub. Dean Sullivan is openly...
Forum: Showbiz 26-01-2015, 18:19
Replies: 66
Views: 3,719
Posted By soundcheck
I remember that my dad loved his music. I listen...

I remember that my dad loved his music. I listen to it now and then to be reminded of him.

As well as being a warbler of international renown and a soother of hijackers, Roussos was a devout Greek...
Forum: Showbiz 21-01-2015, 20:28
Replies: 42
Views: 4,804
Posted By soundcheck
No he doesn't. I've seen him on stage many...

No he doesn't. I've seen him on stage many times, and he has a huge range of emotion. I remember one play where he was cast as a psychopathic serial killer, and he never raised his voice once......
Forum: Showbiz 09-01-2015, 22:01
Replies: 976
Views: 563,254
Posted By soundcheck
As chance would have it, I know someone who went...

As chance would have it, I know someone who went to school with Richard Armitage. My acquaintance says that he was never particularly well-liked outside his own little circle of friends. Now one...
Forum: Showbiz 21-11-2014, 22:48
Replies: 212
Views: 13,844
Posted By soundcheck
Why? Why those arbitrary criteria?

Why? Why those arbitrary criteria?
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