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FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
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Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Brian Cant Reply with quote

One of my absolute heroes! He was such a mainstay on children's TV when my sons were small. We loved Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Chigley and Bric a Brac and laughed like anything watching Play Away.

I took my older son to a stage show in which Brian Cant and Jonathan Cohen entertained an enthusiastic audience. My son volunteered to go up on the stage for a bit of banter and I still have the signed photo he was given.

Here are two clips from Play Away:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MDVSHsFFh0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GF6ouF0AXg

RIP Brian. Thanks for all the enjoyment and laughs.


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becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was such a lovely presence on children's TV...sad to hear of his passing.

Floella Benjamin has said " "He was totally devoted to making children happy"

It showed.

"Here is the clock, the Trumpton clock. Telling the time steadily, sensibly, never too quickly, never too slowly. Telling the time for Trumpton."

RIP Brian.

The Reunion hosted by Sue McGregor is available on the iPlayer

Sue MacGregor reunites people involved with classic children's TV programme Play School, which ran from 1964 to 1988.

Sue is joined around the table by Joy Whitby, presenters Floella Benjamin, Brian Cant, who also fronted spin-off series Play Away, and Toni Arthur and musical director/pianist Jonathan Cohen.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tt3qv
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have fond memories of him on Playschool although by that time I'd moved on to things other than children's TV

He seemed a thoroughly nice and decent man who broadcast to very high standards
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