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Old 18-03-2013, 12:04
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Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in BBC comedy Are You Being Served? has died at the age of 92.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21828965

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Old 18-03-2013, 12:06
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A very familiar and welcome face in many a TV show. RIP
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:09
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He also appeared in Last Of The Summer Wine.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:09
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RIP Frank. Great comic actor. Not many of the Are You Being served or Summer Wine cast left now.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:12
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RIP Frank Thornton, I was Just watching him in Steptoe And Son Ride Again this morning.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:17
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RIP Mr Peacock
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:21
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Sad news,but at 92 not unexpected.
Loved Are you Being Served? Think that there is only Mr Rumbelow left now.
RIP Captain.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:23
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Very sad day in our house. Love Are You Being Served? Especially Captain Peacock. RIP Frank, thanks for the laughs x
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:29
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Sad news,but at 92 not unexpected.
Loved Are you Being Served? Think that there is only Mr Rumbelow left now.
RIP Captain.
Yes Nicholas Smith who played Mr Rumbold is still around, he is 79 now.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:30
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Sad news,but at 92 not unexpected.
Loved Are you Being Served? Think that there is only Mr Rumbelow left now.
RIP Captain.
Mike Berry is still about.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:36
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Jeremy Lloyd who wrote the sitcom is still alive too.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:50
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He was also in the film of Till Death Do Us Part (must look that out on DVD) and the Christmas 1973 episode of Steptoe and Son.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:51
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RIP Frank Thornton. You're contributions to British stage, film, TV and radio were outstanding.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:53
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Sad to hear this news, but then at 92 it's been a good life. Thanks for all the laughs Frank.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:58
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He also appeared in Last Of The Summer Wine.
...........and scores of other things too.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861530/

What a full life he lead! .......and how much more interesting than spending far too many years in offices like me.

Well done Frank, you made your mark!

RIP.
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:11
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Fantastic actor. So sad that he's left us, but my word. . 92 years old, what an innings, and what a body of work he's left behind.
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:22
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Incredibly I was looking him up yesterday and realised he was one of the few Are You Being served still with is.

Sadly not anymore RIP Frank
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:36
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...........and scores of other things too.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861530/

What a full life he lead! .......and how much more interesting than spending far too many years in offices like me.

Well done Frank, you made your mark!

RIP.
Thanks for the info, although I know. I just didn't want to list everything
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:41
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RIP Frank Thornton, condolences to all family and friends, an absolute legend, well and truly
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:03
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From the original Are You Being Served? cast this now just leaves Nicholas Smith who at 79 is younger than I thought in fact making him 38 I believe when the pilot was filmed (he looked older).

Sad to hear about Frank but at 92 a long life well lived with plenty for people to look back on and admire.
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:03
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Yes he had a good innings and it is nice to hear he went peacefully in his sleep and not suffering from an illness, but that aside its a great shame, another one gone . It makes you sit back and think about your own age and how quickly time goes it doesnt seem that long since AYBS was on our screens ( and I am not old) very sad and my thoughts go to his family and friends, 67 years married , now thats an achievement in his business.

RIP Frank and thanks for the laughs ( Are You being Served and Grace and Favour being my favourites)
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:07
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very sad news R.I.P Frank Thornton
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:05
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From the original Are You Being Served? cast this now just leaves Nicholas Smith who at 79 is younger than I thought in fact making him 38 I believe when the pilot was filmed (he looked older).

Sad to hear about Frank but at 92 a long life well lived with plenty for people to look back on and admire.
I know, that's a surprise!

Anyway, will very much miss Cap'n Peacock and 'Truly of the Yard'.
R.I.P., Frank. A life well-lived
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:10
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it doesnt seem that long since AYBS was on our screens ( and I am not old)
Last series was shown in early 1985, twenty-eight years ago.

I can't imagine anyone else playing Captain Peacock half as well.
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Old 18-03-2013, 16:01
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It makes you sit back and think about your own age and how quickly time goes it doesnt seem that long since AYBS was on our screens ( and I am not old)
It certainly does.I am now at that age where the people who were on TV when I was growing up are starting to die through old age.Patrick Moore,Clive Dunne,Richard Briers,Norman Collier,Tony Gubba and now Frank,all in recent months.
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