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2 hours ago, patiirc said:

He was absolutely phenomenal in the 3rd series of Wish Me Luck as Resistance Leader, Renard 

There's not much about online, but an over view is here. Has a stella cast throughout and is worth a watch if you fancy it. 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2010/jun/04/wish-me-luck-box-set

RIP 

Cheers I've seen zero of his other stuff but after reading about his works I'm going to have a mooch about this week. Cheers for the heads up! 

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My Dad died on Friday. Ben Spiller was a pretty great guy. I can't claim he's an actual celebrity but it's possible if you are from the Reading area you'd know him. He won the pride of Reading award i

Not what I've heard!

I'll not actively court it, because I fear he'll haunt me (and it's as much as I deserve), but I have already seen a bump in sales. The sole thing that allowed me to financially survive the first

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1 hour ago, Suplex Sinner said:

Cheers I've seen zero of his other stuff but after reading about his works I'm going to have a mooch about this week. Cheers for the heads up! 

No problem, hopefully you'll enjoy

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Most don't know that Trevor Peacock was also a major figure in the early years of British Rock N Roll. Writing songs for Billy Fury and Adam Faith amongst others. Also wrote the scripts for early british Pop and Rock n Roll shows like Oh Boy! He had a few singles out in the early 60s and wrote Mrs Brown you've got a lovely daughter for Herman's Hermits. RIP 

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Incredible energy given commentating live motor racing isn't piss to do. The best in his field, the slip ups were part of the charm. 

Murray Walker and James Hunt are sort of like motoracings Gorilla/Jesse. 

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He really was the voice of F1. I don't think anybody has ever been able to make F1 sound as exciting as when he called it. Even during those dark days where it was like a glorified procession. 

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That is an absolute kicker. My love of boxing stemmed from my old man showing me tape after tape of the Leonard/Hearns/Hagler/Duran saga. The best era in boxing at a canter. Completely gutted about this one.

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9 hours ago, Frankie Crisp said:

That is an absolute kicker. My love of boxing stemmed from my old man showing me tape after tape of the Leonard/Hearns/Hagler/Duran saga. The best era in boxing at a canter. Completely gutted about this one.

Exactly the same with me Frankie. It was my uncle in my case. He was big into boxing and had basically a whole cabinet full of old fights from the 70s right up to about 2000. He always had Sky so he used to tape me the WWF PPVs in the early-mid 90s and he’d always use an 8 hour VHS tape and just ram the remaining 5 hours after the PPV with any other wrestling he could find from WWF to NJPW on Eurosport. When I got into Boxing he started putting old fights on the tapes with the WWF stuff. That’s where I first saw Hagler and I was hooked. I didn’t realise he’d been retired years by that point so I’d be telling people at school as if he was the current champ and stuff. Of course I went back and watched most of his fights over the years and he’s probably my all time favourite. The Fab 4 era is what he’ll be remembered most for, the Hearns classic especially, but the Mugabi fight was incredible as well. As was him battering Alan Minter earlier in his career.

This interview with Tony Sibson after their fight sums it up. When a guy you’ve just battered speaks this highly of you, you’re something special...

 

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4 hours ago, wandshogun09 said:

Exactly the same with me Frankie. It was my uncle in my case. He was big into boxing and had basically a whole cabinet full of old fights from the 70s right up to about 2000. He always had Sky so he used to tape me the WWF PPVs in the early-mid 90s and he’d always use an 8 hour VHS tape and just ram the remaining 5 hours after the PPV with any other wrestling he could find from WWF to NJPW on Eurosport. When I got into Boxing he started putting old fights on the tapes with the WWF stuff. That’s where I first saw Hagler and I was hooked. I didn’t realise he’d been retired years by that point so I’d be telling people at school as if he was the current champ and stuff. Of course I went back and watched most of his fights over the years and he’s probably my all time favourite. The Fab 4 era is what he’ll be remembered most for, the Hearns classic especially, but the Mugabi fight was incredible as well. As was him battering Alan Minter earlier in his career.

This interview with Tony Sibson after their fight sums it up. When a guy you’ve just battered speaks this highly of you, you’re something special...

 

Spot on. The Minter fight is brilliant because it showed just how bloody good Hagler was. Just a shame those dickheads in attendance ruined it.

Like everyone with any knowledge of the sport, that first round against Tommy Hearns is an absolute joy. The problem is, watching it with my old man when I was getting into boxing in the late 80s/early 90s, was that I assumed all fights were like this!

My joy was extended because around the time I started watching it and my Dad got all posh and got Sky, we had the Ben and Eubank era so had plenty of wars to enjoy, but as the years went by I realised just how special the Four Kings were.

Any time I watch Hagler Vs. Leonard I’m honestly torn as to who won, like many. One one viewing it’s Sugar, on the next it’s Marv. 

Today, it was definitely Marv’s W.

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7 minutes ago, Frankie Crisp said:

Spot on. The Minter fight is brilliant because it showed just how bloody good Hagler was. Just a shame those dickheads in attendance ruined it.

I’m pretty sure my first ever boxing memory was that fight, or at least the aftermath. Then when he legally changed his name to include Marvellous, that was it. I loved him. An absolute great. 

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Sabine Schmitz, lady racing driver, "Queen of the Nurburgring" and former Top Gear presenter has passed away at the age of 51 from cancer.

https://news.sky.com/story/sabine-schmitz-dead-top-gear-star-and-queen-of-the-nurburgring-racing-driver-dies-aged-51-12248488

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1 hour ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Sabine Schmitz, lady racing driver, "Queen of the Nurburgring" and former Top Gear presenter has passed away at the age of 51 from cancer.

https://news.sky.com/story/sabine-schmitz-dead-top-gear-star-and-queen-of-the-nurburgring-racing-driver-dies-aged-51-12248488

'Pfft! I could do that time in a VAN!;
Awesome.

Such sad news. RIP Sabine.

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