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John Inman, 71, dies

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: John Inman, 71, dies Reply with quote

Actor John Inman, famous for his catchphrase "I'm Free!" in the popular BBC TV sitcom "Are You Being Served?", died in hospital last night at the age of 71.

Source: Mark Occomore News Agency
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, bless him, he seemed like a nice man.

R.I.P John
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. Are You Being Served was one of my childhood favourites. From a time when comedy shows didn't have to pander to the PC (pratt) lobby or be approved by the 'thought police' and so consequently was genuinely funny.
Now I'm trying to remember what the spin-off series was that featured the cast of Are You Being Served setting up a west country guest house. It would have been some time in the 1990s

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace And Favour http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/g/gallery/graceandfavour_7772880_1.shtml
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one. Thanks Ron
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was once very complimentary about a Panto poster I did for the local amdram theatre - a nice bloke. RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never really took to his Mr Humphreys persona but he made an immense contribution to the world of pantomime and will surely be much missed in that medium.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed very sad news. The show is still repeated on UK Gold.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the news story, Mark. Send the invoice to....... er.......um......

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good show, the sort which isn't being made today unfortunately.
Inman played a good, funny part when you think back as did Mrs Slocom with her pussy and colour changing hair do's! Laughing ..

And of course, Wendy Richards was rather good looking back then too. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: John Inman, 71, dies Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Actor John Inman, famous for his catchphrase "I'm Free!" in the popular BBC TV sitcom "Are You Being Served?", died in hospital last night at the age of 71.

Source: Mark Occomore News Agency


Ella, cheers for the source Laughing

Farewell John, Mrs. Slocum's pussy is waiting for you. Thanks for the many laughs you gave us
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*dodgy claim to fame alert* I once met Captian Peacock (Frank Thornton) in the RSPB shop many years ago. Laughing
I liked Are you being served? it had a kind of innocence you don't get these days.

Sounds like poor old John had a bit of a rough time health wise in his last few years, very sad. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Thanks for the news story, Mark. Send the invoice to....... er.......um......

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