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Robert Robinson Dies

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Robert Robinson Dies Reply with quote

Veteran Broadcaster Robert Robinson has died at the age of 83. Well known for presenting Call My Bluff and Brain Of Britan passed away in a London Hospital..

RIP...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit late, Mark.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's very late Colin Shocked - and Mark's dragging his feet a bit as well Sad

However to be serious I think Robert set the trends for a whole host of quiz show presenters who followed in more recent years and they all owe him a great debt of gratitude

If I recall wasn't it Robert who first began the show 'Start the Week' on Radio 4 and he presented it for almost twenty years?

I used to be an avid viewer of his TV quizzes in my younger days and he's certainly a sad loss to all who respect a decent standard of broadcasting
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RR also did a long running show "Stop The Week" of which I have very fond memories. Saturday evenings at about 6.15 were essential listening!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he was the original presenter of Points Of View as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I think he was the original presenter of Points Of View as well.


Helen, you beat me to it! I was about to say that I remember him doing POV - and, particularly, Junior POV in the 60s. On one occasion, a young viewer wrote in to say that she thought the news programmes were boring and repetitive and therefore could the BBC please stop doing them? Robert Robinson pulled a wry, slightly sarcastic smile in response and then carried on with another topic! I'll never forget that - and that came many years before the advent of the BBC News Channel. That young writer saw the future......
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Mr Robinson. I wish I had half your command of the English language.

Ian.
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