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stearn wrote:Wikipedia says Freddie Jones played Unsworth, but doesn't mention if it was in the Thames pilot or the Yorkshire series.
Jones was in (and died in) the first episode of the Yorkshire series proper. The Thames pilot of a decade earlier had a different cast.
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Some more good ones, there, "Chopper Squad" was a good series, and "MASH" (Henry certainly was a shocker).

There was also Denise Crosby's (Tasha Yar) in "Star Trek: TNG", and in "Heartbeat" ,Kate Rowan and in the penultimate series Phil Bellamy, most of the various Doctors in the series got bumped off as well.
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Simon Coward wrote:As he was killed near the start of the opening episode of the series which bears his name, Captain Scarlet must surely take some beating.
Runner up prize must go to Marty Hopkirk then. :-)

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Inky in Softly Softly: Task Force.

So shocking the actor had to appear on the next edition of Blue Peter to demonstrate he wasn't actually really dead.

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David Boothroyd wrote:Inky in Softly Softly: Task Force.

So shocking the actor had to appear on the next edition of Blue Peter to demonstrate he wasn't actually really dead.
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rosalyn wrote:
Simon Coward wrote:As he was killed near the start of the opening episode of the series which bears his name, Captain Scarlet must surely take some beating.
Runner up prize must go to Marty Hopkirk then. :-)
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Run-over prize, surely?

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Simon Coward wrote:
Focus II wrote:There was the Euston Films series Fox from the late '70s. The main character, played by the brilliant Peter Vaughan died in the second episode I think.
Not quite that early, but he was gone before we'd got half-way through the series.

Edit: I was thinking the funeral was in episode seven, but it's in episode eight, so he was around for just over half the series.
Thanks for the correction, I've not seen it for years.
Nevertheless it did appear strange for the main character of the show to be killed off early on.

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Focus II wrote: Nevertheless it did appear strange for the main character of the show to be killed off early on.
I'd like to nominate After Henry (BBC Radio 4 and subsequently ITV), where the title character dies some time before the beginning of the first episode.

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Lady Marjorie, Titanic, "Updown".
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Ronco wrote:Who can forget Gan in "Blakes 7"?
Yes, poor Gan was another one I never saw coming.

The bad guy, Travis, he was killed off too before the end, and so was Cally. With her though it was a little feeble, as you never saw what happened to her on screen.

I guess the final episode is etched in everyone's mind too, where Blake died pretty violently, and the the rest were gunned down one by one.

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Yes, just Cally's voice before she was blown up, but Jenna's demise was just a mention.

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Having just watched the last episode of Stan Lee's Lucky Man,(spoiler alert) I've been reminded that they've had a few of main characters killed off over its last two years: Winter, Suri and Gray.

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Just noticed that nobody has mentioned Marty Hopkirk!!!

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Apart from Rosalyn's post of the 12th July you mean? And the couple of comments from others that ensued...

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ian b wrote:Apart from Rosalyn's post of the 12th July you mean? And the couple of comments from others that ensued...
I was away that day.... ;)

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Unless you mean the revival...in which case he got killed off twice.!
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I don't won't to spoil anything for those that use catch-up...but...

There has been a new addition for this thread!
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