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I think they left it way too long. It went on for at least 3 years as a total pile of shite. 

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Sad about Michael Angelis. The first Thomas episodes I can vividly remember as a kid were the series' with his voice. I love Ringo and he was superb, but over the years I really came to appreciate Angelis' work on it and the new energy he kept bringing to the characters etc. So much of what I learned as a kid about shapes, numbers, words etc came from his storytelling. I'm still quite fond of Thomas and trains in general today mainly because of how he brought it to life. By all accounts an absolutely sound fellow as well. 

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22 hours ago, DCW said:

Ah that's brutal. Ted Roach was a great character, up there with Burnside and Bob Cryer. Glad they put The Bill out of it's misery when they did, it had basically turned into Hollyoaks with uniforms by the end.

Ted Roach is probably my all time favourite character. I've been on a binge all year of old Bill episodes on YouTube and I loved that man. 

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Didn't they do a spin-off "Burnside" side show or I'm imagining that? Seemed like the worst character to do a spin-off for.

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5 minutes ago, Bellenda Carlisle said:

Another legendary name from comics gone; writer Denny O'neil. His 80s run on the Question is one of my all time favourites.

Oh shit that sucks. Legend.

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Willie Thorne. Bollocks. Always game for a laugh and seemed like a nice bloke. The running gag on Fantasy Football was hilarious. 

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It didn't sound good after yesterday's news of him being put in an induced coma, still awful to see that he's now passed away.  Instantly recognisable for anyone who was around in the 1980s boom period and one of the few BBC Snooker commentator's who I enjoyed listening to and who never turned into a parody (Virgo, Taylor).

RIP "Mr Maximum"

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I remember the first time I watched WWE at Sheffield Arena in 1993 I was sat a few rows away from the instantly recognisable Willie Thorne.

Then when I went to see WWE there again the following year I saw Willie queueing up outside before the show.

 

From that point on it became a running thing each time my friends and/or I went to a WWE show at Sheffield.

I think the most recent sighting was 2011 or 2012, so as well as him being a universally liked bloke for many reasons (based on what I've read this morning) he evidently was a wrestling fan too. 

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I sat on a Ryan Air flight next to Willie to Alicante last year. Truly fantastic experience just a lovely bloke had a laugh the whole way. R.I.P Willie 

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He always seemed to be universally liked and respected.

The final pink of his 143 break against Alex Higgins is still a thing of beauty.

Just shit news.

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