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Bob Holness Dies

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Bob Holness Dies Reply with quote

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Bob Holness, former host of daytime quiz show Blockbusters, has died at 83.

In a statement, his family said he had "died peacefully in his sleep" early on Friday morning.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16443263

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I not right in thinking he used to present a late night show on Radio 2 many years ago?

I seem to recall him as a good presenter and a very decent kind of chap although I never watched Blockbusters

He had a good innings but nevertheless it's sad to know he's no longer with us Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe he did Ruddles.

Sad news all the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He also played James Bond, believe it or not.

It was a South African radio production of "Moonraker" back in the fifties.

Sad loss. I used to like Blockbusters and Call My Bluff
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Blockbusters and the kids who used to say "I'll have a P please Bob!" As someone said tonight, Bob Holness was like everyone's favourite grandfather and I would agree with that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Am I not right in thinking he used to present a late night show on Radio 2 many years ago?


I assume you're thinking of Late Night Extra, Ruddlescat? Bob was a regular host from 67-74. Then at LBC for 10 years and back to the Beeb in 85 until about 1992.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Andy of course - that's what I was thinking of so thanks for the confirmation Smile
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