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On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« on: August 14, 2015, 08:12:40 AM »
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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 08:29:34 AM »
Yes Saw it on last night's news. Sad loss of another great entertainer.
But 88 though ?!!?? ;D

Who's left from On The Buses ! now? Is it Anna Friel, the wife of Reg Varney's character?

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 08:52:14 AM »
You're thinking of Anna Karen perhaps (Olive) - Anna Friel used to be in Brookside and is about 30-something  :)
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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 08:54:00 AM »
Yes Sorry Shoulda been quicker on the search button.
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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 03:39:35 PM »
I see they've recast Dad's Army for a film.

Who would you cast in a film of On the Buses?

.........we already have Anna Friel as Olive.

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »
Sorry to hear he has gone.

However, I'd have to say I'm old enough to remember 'On the Buses' in its heyday: it was awful, and only surpassed in awfulness by perhaps 'Love Thy Neighbour' and Benny Hill.

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 09:57:48 PM »
OOH You miserable bugger ?!?!?

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 12:23:10 PM »
I can remember it being filmed at the top of the road from time to time, when I used to live in London, Wood Green, N22, it was OK but not exactly top of the tree humor.

There was  coach/bus station at the top of my road very near to Wood Green Underground station, I don't think the coaches are there any more or the buses.

ippy

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 01:24:30 PM »
I can remember it being filmed at the top of the road from time to time, when I used to live in London, Wood Green, N22, it was OK but not exactly top of the tree humor.

There was  coach/bus station at the top of my road very near to Wood Green Underground station, I don't think the coaches are there any more or the buses.

ippy
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ippy

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 08:15:36 PM »
I can remember it being filmed at the top of the road from time to time, when I used to live in London, Wood Green, N22, it was OK but not exactly top of the tree humor.

There was  coach/bus station at the top of my road very near to Wood Green Underground station, I don't think the coaches are there any more or the buses.

ippy
So you're a Luxton and District chap...............

The weather's great here in Fulchester.
 

I'll make a guess Luxton and district had something to do with the "On The Busses" show never watched more than a couple of minutes of it now and again, I thought it predictable humour but not entirely without merit.

ippy

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Re: On the Buses' 'Blakey' dies aged 88
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 04:17:59 PM »
J C always reminds me of the lumberjack Song,   

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