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Old 18-02-2013, 13:47
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News just broken. Richard Briers of The Good Life and who played The Caretaker in the 7th Doctor story "Paradise Towers" has died, aged 79.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:55
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And Torchwood, of course.
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Old 18-02-2013, 14:09
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His wife Ann Davies also appeared in Doctor Who as Jenny in Dalek Invasion of Earth
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Old 18-02-2013, 14:26
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Very sad news. I'm a huge 'Good Life' fan. It was first shown when classic Who was at its peak. I always think of Sarah Jane and the 4th Doctor when I think of Tom and Barbara Good.
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Old 18-02-2013, 14:38
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Very sad RIP Richard
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Old 18-02-2013, 19:48
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Even though i was expecting it after reading an interview he did recently, it's still really saddens me. He was a real legend.

Funny enough, I always tend to remember him most fondly from his role in the Branagh version of Much Ado About Nothing, such a joyful performance.
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:13
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He was very good in sitcoms and was, from what I gather, a very likeable bloke too.

Sadly, his performance in Doctor Who might be the worst performance in the whole of Classic Who - surely the worst villain. Fortunately, and probably not surprisingly, no one's showing it in tributes to him today.
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:13
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Sadly, his performance in Doctor Who might be the worst performance in the whole of Classic Who - surely the worst villain. Fortunately, and probably not surprisingly, no one's showing it in tributes to him today.
Certainly I can't think of a more misplayed role by Briers.
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Old 18-02-2013, 23:17
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Sadly, his performance in Doctor Who might be the worst performance in the whole of Classic Who - surely the worst villain.
You've forgotten the Kandyman.

It's sad that he's dead his performance in the Branagh Hamlet was really good.
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Old 19-02-2013, 11:50
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You've forgotten the Kandyman
Damn you! I'll have to take another dose of Retcon now. How many is the safe limit again, I forget?
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Old 19-02-2013, 18:57
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Sadly, his performance in Doctor Who might be the worst performance in the whole of Classic Who - .
Nothing beats Tekker

I thought Richard Briers was very good in Torchwood though.
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Old 19-02-2013, 19:24
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You've forgotten the Kandyman.
I haven't. I always think of Sheila Hancock as the villain in that story. The Kandyman is more of a badly conceived monster. Nobody could give a good performance dressed as a liquorice allsort in all fairness.
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Old 20-02-2013, 02:08
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Very sad news. He was a fine actor. I always thought 'Ever Decreasing Circles' was brilliant, and he was great in 'Torchwood'. A lovely person too by all accounts.
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Old 20-02-2013, 02:43
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Certainly I can't think of a more misplayed role by Briers.
To be fair, he's not completely awful before becoming 'possessed'. At least, not by the standards of the show at that time anyway. However, the less said about episode 4 the better.

Outside of Who, he was a proper ledge. Loved him in last year's Cockneys vs Zombies.
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Old 23-02-2013, 22:33
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His wife Ann Davies also appeared in Doctor Who as Jenny in Dalek Invasion of Earth
I feel so sorry for Ann, who has lost a truly talented husband! He seemed to put everything he could into his roles. His best role has to be Tom Good, but Martin Bryce comes a close second.
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