Bob Hoskins (1942-2014)

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Very sad, RIP Bob.

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The BBCNews channel seems disinclined to mention that he was ever on TV.
Private Eye will be pleased to hear that he was a National Treasure.

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Well, for my money, he was. I'm very sad about his going; a great actor on big and small screens, by all accounts as nice a man as you would ever meet. Too young, by today's standards.

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penfold wrote:Well, for my money, he was. I'm very sad about his going; a great actor on big and small screens, by all accounts as nice a man as you would ever meet. Too young, by today's standards.
Fair enough.The Eye has a regular feature on the over use of 'National Treasure'.The latest issue arrived today.
I do wish that as well as The Long Good-Friday,Roger Rabbit,Made in Dagenham,etc.,the BBC and the expert they called in had mentioned that he'd acted in one or two TV shows.

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JWG wrote:The BBCNews channel seems disinclined to mention that he was ever on TV.
Private Eye will be pleased to hear that he was a National Treasure.
Here's my piece on Bob. I agree BBC News bizarrely and predictably overlooked his telly work :

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obitu ... 08404.html

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Yes...but...wasn't Pennies From Heaven a six-parter? Please say "yes" because I love finding mistakes.

And did I mention that I used to have a shop across-the-road-and-up-a-bit from the Victoria Theatre? But not until Bob Hoskins had left.

Finally,tonight,there was a (Youtube?) clip from 'Pennies'.And then we realised we'd changed over to Sky News...

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ITV showed a clip of him in the long forgotten series 'Kate' playing along side Penilope Keith.

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and what about 'See Hear' (?) with Donald Gee?

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Really sorry to hear about Bob's passing but equally frustrated about the reporting. I was glad that the BBC had on article about "On the move", but the following quote is just madness... isn't it ??

"Up to 17 million people watched the Sunday tea-time programme"

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27254465

Also, not sure why audience figures are ever important when discussing vintage TV, it's not equivalent to today's understanding of what level of audience viewership constitutes a "popular" programme.

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Clive wrote:Really sorry to hear about Bob's passing but equally frustrated about the reporting. I was glad that the BBC had on article about "On the move", but the following quote is just madness... isn't it ??

"Up to 17 million people watched the Sunday tea-time programme"

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27254465

Also, not sure why audience figures are ever important when discussing vintage TV, it's not equivalent to today's understanding of what level of audience viewership constitutes a "popular" programme.
I can well believe that "On The Move" had a high audience; it was only ten minutes long and most viewers were waiting for the next programme, at a time when there wasn't much competition on the other channels. I certainly remember seeing it on many occasions.

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