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Frank Thornton Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Frank Thornton Dies Reply with quote

Frank Thornton who played Captain Peacock in the BBC hit sitcom " Are You Being Served" has died at the age of 92. He appeared in many other sitcoms like Last Of Summer Wine & Hancocks Half Hour.

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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderfully watchable actor. I wonder if he was EVER out of work?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt it Eileen - he tended to portray a certain type of character but yet he was actually very versatile and if I remember correctly he wrote some pop music tracks back in the 1960's - I'm sure I've heard Brian Matthew mention that particular fact

A sad loss but a man who lived to a very decent age Smile
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke to him once, briefly, at a function about twenty years ago. He was wonderfully funny and self assured, and surely too talented for rubbish like 'Are You Being Served'. I didn't tell him that though.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just remembered that in the 1960s TV series "The World of Beachcomber" hosted by Spike Milligan, Frank Thornton used to present the spoof adverts for "Snibbo" the wonder substance which was useful for any number of different tasks like cleaning, sticking, drinking as a pick-me-up for the exhausted etc.

I'm hoping that some of those ads might be on the Beachcomber LP I've just bought on eBay. Can't wait to hear what else it might include!
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Snibbo is on the LP and also a couple of ads for "Threadgold's Thoroughgrip Garterettes" Very Happy.
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