Clive James has passed away

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Clive James has passed away

Post by Rick_Muller » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:05 pm

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First Gary Rhodes now Clive James RIP to them both

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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by WestMidsClaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:36 pm

Is it the Australian Clive James?

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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:50 pm

WestMidsClaret wrote:Is it the Australian Clive James?
It is.
The pan faced dry man. Liked a few beers and a decent smoke.
I liked most of his stuff but, didn't always agree with his critical analysis of things.


R. I. P Clive

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Post by scouseclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:51 pm

Whoops!

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Post by dermotdermot » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:10 pm

A mention for Jonathan Miller who also passed away today aged 85.
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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:17 pm

dermotdermot wrote:A mention for Jonathan Miller who also passed away today aged 85.
R. I. P. Mr Miller.
Not much room at the Top Table in the Sky for tonight's dinner. :?

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Post by Bosscat » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:23 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:R. I. P. Mr Miller.
Not much room at the Top Table in the Sky for tonight's dinner. :?
They will eat well though with Gary Rhodes cooking Dinner.
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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by evensteadiereddie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:24 pm

James' analysis of the fools vying to be our next PM would have been worth listening to.
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Post by Buxtonclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:28 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:James' analysis of the fools vying to be our next PM would have been worth listening to.
Reckon his analysis of UK politics as a whole, off camera, would have been worth a listen.
Wouldn't have been many prisoners taken. ;)
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Post by AlargeClaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:43 pm

A clever chap and a brexiteer!

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Post by Aclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:51 pm

Indeed a clever chap, with a great sense of humour, the Japanese game shows were very funny. RIP Clive James.

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Post by beddie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:15 pm

Yes RIP Clive James. He was a funny man. I don't think Clive Anderson would be too impressed with his picture on here. :(

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Post by scouseclaret » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 pm

Sad loss, though I think he was given a year to live about 10 years ago, so he’s done well.

Clive James on Television was one of the best programs on the telly in the 80s/90s.
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Post by bobinho » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 pm

beddie wrote:Yes RIP Clive James. He was a funny man. I don't think Clive Anderson would be too impressed with his picture on here. :(
Didn’t really wanna do this but.... “whoosh”
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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by Rowls » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:56 am

An excellent poet too, was Clive James.

We got an extra few years from him thanks to modern cancer treatment and we should all be grateful for that.

A very talented gentleman.

RIP
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Re: Clive James has passed away

Post by houseboy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:43 am

Very sad at this news last night. Spent many a happy time listening to that razor sharp wit delivered in that lazy Australian drawl. He was unique really and underneath all that humour was a real astute political commentator. As someone has rightly pointed out at his peak he would have been tearing strips off our current set of politicians.

A true star has gone.

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Post by mdd2 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:49 am

Never saw his father didn't "our" Clive according to his (?auto)biography or some article I read years ago. Saddest of all Worlds was the fact that his father was a POW with the Japanese and he was killed in 1945 in the plane which crashed bringing Aussie POW's home after the war

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Post by elwaclaret » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:47 am

I hope they bring back a series of doing his show, Margarita Pragitan could host with her organ.

RIP Clive you leave me many happy memories of you as presenter, journo and author. Ok Darlings.

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Post by mdd2 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:53 am

elwaclaret wrote:I hope they bring back a series of doing his show, Margarita Pragitan could host with her organ.

RIP Clive you leave me many happy memories of you as presenter, journo and author. Ok Darlings.
Oh yes, thanks for that Elwa, Margarita Pracatan and her songs to end his shows-brilliant.

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Post by Spijed » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:59 am

This was Prime time Saturday night TV with Clive James! :)

Anyone remember the Japanese game show Endurance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mRklA6KRmo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by houseboy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:04 am

Spijed wrote:This was Prime time Saturday night TV with Clive James! :)

Anyone remember the Japanese game show Endurance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mRklA6KRmo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That was bonkers wasn't it. A game show based on physical pain - only in Japan. :lol:

It's good to see how TV has improved over the years - then we had Clive James and now we have X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent. I'm sure Clive would have appreciated the irony. :D

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Post by Spijed » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:06 am

houseboy wrote:That was bonkers wasn't it. A game show based on physical pain - only in Japan. :lol:

It's good to see how TV has improved over the years - then we had Clive James and now we have X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent. I'm sure Clive would have appreciated the irony. :D
Shining a magnifying glass on the nipples of contestants in burning hot sun! :)
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Post by houseboy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:15 am

Spijed wrote:Shining a magnifying glass on the nipples of contestants in burning hot sun! :)
Wasn't there one where they were hitting each other in the balls with sticks? Madness - utter madness.

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