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  • Dennis Waterman RIP

    The BBC has announced the death at the age of 74 of Dennis Waterman.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61372712

  • #2
    Very sad. I was only watching Snowball (in which is plays a young child) the other day. The Sweeney, Minder, Stay Lucky and New Tricks are probably the things I'll remember him for.
    Last edited by martinu; 8 May 2022, 04:23 PM.

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      Just William 1962 and of course The Barnstormers 1964.

  • #3
    Obituary in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/d...d-74-z8d9vkcx2

    Unfortunately behind a paywall so I can't read it...


    And one in The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituari...ey-minder-new/


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    imagine he'll be one of the subjects on BBC Radio 4's "Last Word" programme, either this coming Friday (13 May) at 4 PM or the Friday after that (20 May).
    Last edited by martinu; 8 May 2022, 10:28 PM.

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    • #4
      Very sad news.

      I was a young fan of the Sweeney. He was one of those actors I would have liked to have met.

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      • #5
        Mark Lawson writes in the Guardian.

        https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...tish-tv-series

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        • #6
          Sad news. I still enjoy the reruns of both Minder and The Sweeney on ITV4. I also liked Dennis's performance in Up The Junction.

          Condolences to his family.

          R.I.P.

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          • #7
            The Guardian obituary

            https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...erman-obituary

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            • #8
              Sad news indeed. He starred in two truly classic series & certainly made his mark on British TV! R.I.P.

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              • #9
                He is the subject of an obituary on BBC Radio 4's "Last Word" today (Friday 13 May) at 16:00.

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                • #10
                  He was the Guv'nor.
                  The Sweeney and Minder were two of the most iconic series of the last fifty years and he did so much other good TV work besides, including Stay Lucky and New Tricks.
                  Dennis also appeared in around 30 films, not bad going at a time when we didn't have much of a film industry, including such obscurities as The Smashing Bird I used Too Know and My Lover, My Son.
                  RIP

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