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One Man And His Dog Presenter Dies

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: One Man And His Dog Presenter Dies Reply with quote

The long-serving presenter of BBC TV's One Man And His Dog, Phil Drabble, has died at the age of 93.

Mr Drabble, who hosted the BBC Two show from 1976 to 1993, died on Sunday at his home in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, the corporation said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/6922526.stm

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A show that the BBC would never commission in a million years today. I cant believe it used to get 8m viewers on BBc2
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
A show that the BBC would never commission in a million years today. I cant believe it used to get 8m viewers on BBc2


My thinking, too. Lovely pregramme. However, I am quite surprised that anybody today might have even heard of it, let alone find Mr. Drabble's sad demise worthy of "reporting" in these forums.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At times, I was one of those 8 million. A lovely programme, indeed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it happens I didn't watch the programme but I remember Phil Drabble from other programmes--a real gentleman.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose in a roundabout way he was responsible for an Oscar winning film, namely Babe. I cant imagine that being made unless One man & his dog had been on tv first.
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