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Old 18-02-2013, 12:33
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Aww, how sad. RIP Richard.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:34
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R.i.p.

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Old 18-02-2013, 12:36
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I loved his work from Roobarb and Custard to Ever Decreasing Cirlces. Sadly never got to see him in the theatre.

RIP Mr Briers. Thank you for all the giggles.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:41
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RIP I thought he was great in Monarch of the Glen
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:43
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I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Richard Briers. I loved his voiceover work on TV and radio shows, especially Alan Bennett's radio version of Wind in the Willows. May he rest in peace.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:44
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Now being reported on the BBC website. A very sad loss.

RIP Richard
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:50
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Very sad, he always brightened up everything he appeared in.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:52
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RIP I thought he was great in Monarch of the Glen
I secretly loved that show when i was a teenager.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:54
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There was always something very appealing about him, always came across as a nice chap and had a very distinctive voice. The Good Life is still a cosy classic!
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:58
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What sad news. A lovely man in real life, by all accounts, who has not shown one ounce of self-pity for his plight, but in complete contrast to many people today (including some 'zeleb stars') he has taken complete responsibility for his smoking-related illness (no "I'll sue them for not warning me" nonsense, for a start). R.I.P. Richard Briers - you gave much pleasure to many, and watching old episodes of 'The Good Life' will be all the more poignant now that both of its two leading men are sadly no longer with us.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:03
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RIP Richard

You gave us some cracking TV.
Loved The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and Roobarb

One of the best voices on TV
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:04
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Sad news. RIP Richard.
I grew up watching him in Marriage Lines with Prunella Scales.

A last bittersweet piece here with Prunella. A fitting tribute to a nice man and an excellent performer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ssion-own.html
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:05
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I secretly loved that show when i was a teenager.
I have re watched that show all the way thru quite a few times on netflix
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:06
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Very sad. Great actor and he will be missed.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:18
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Sad news.

I hope we'll get reruns of Ever Decreasing Circles rather than the frequently rerun Good Life. Loved GL in its day but EDC had more bite.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:24
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Very sad news. I was only reading an interview with him and Prunella Scales the other week. I've watched the complete Good Life box set about three times in the last year and it never fails to make me laugh. Maybe he's up there somewhere with Paul Eddington laughing about the good old days. R.I.P.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:26
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Sad news.

I hope we'll get reruns of Ever Decreasing Circles rather than the frequently rerun Good Life. Loved GL in its day but EDC had more bite.
Absolutely agree, Iphigenia - one of my favourite episodes was the one where he was tricked into thinking he'd been unfaithful while working abroad, it was hilarious but sad all at the same time!
R.I.P. Richard.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:34
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Very sad. The end of an era.

So many different decades he appeared in. I've been loving listening to his 'Two pipe problem' series on the radio with Stanley Baxter. The latest one was only last year.

And his Jeeves and Wooster serie on the radio from 70's (I think) are classics and hilarious.
Doctor in the House series from 1971.

And that's just three radio series!

Thanks for the millions of laughs, Richard. You're a Star.

And yes, Tom and Jerry reunited again.
And with those names it's very fitting.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:37
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Nothing better than a Sunday afternoon when it's raining, feet up, hot water bottle and watching The Good life. There was something very safe about him. He'll be sadly missed.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:43
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Very sad news. A fine actor and genuine nice guy. RIP Richard
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:43
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RIP a sad loss
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:48
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RIP I thought he was great in Monarch of the Glen
Me too that was my fave Sunday night TV show of all time, such wonderful comedy and chemistry between the cast. It was never the same after Hector was blown up at the end of Series 3. He & Susan Hampshire worked so well together.

RIP Richard you will be missed.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:49
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Knew him a little when he was a neighbour of mine some years ago. What you saw was what you got - absolutely lovely, charming, kind, friendly man. Very, very funny too.

RIP.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:50
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Aww, RIP Richard, always loved his sitcoms growing up.
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Old 18-02-2013, 14:01
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Shame.
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