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Earl Cameron (aged 101) and June Spencer (100) were both interviewed for an episode of a Radio 4 series called "Living Memory" about centenarians:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005tpr

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Happy Birthday to Doreen Mantle - 93 today!

And seen last month in an episode of DOCTORS.

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Sarah Lawson will be 91 in just under a month.

And Frank Windsor will be 92 tomorrow.

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ian b wrote:...and Frank Windsor will be 92 tomorrow.
so too old now for his own funeral plan.

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Lionel Blair is 90. I only know this because I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is still making jokes about him!

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Some of the actors who have graced my screen recently. Hopefully will bring some cheer amid the growing list of obituaries on the 'Ashes' thread.
I know someone has already mentioned Earl Cameron is still with us at 101, which is very impressive. Apologies if there is any other duplication.

Katherine Levy - 58
Stacy Dorning - 61
Ray Winstone - 62
Judi Bowker - 65
Spencer Banks - 65
Cheryl Burfield - 66
Paul Barber - 68
Angela Bruce - 68
Christine McKenna - 68
Steven Grives - 68
Lalla Ward - 68
Paula Wilcox - 69
Gillian Blake - 70
Ayshea Brough - 70
Judy Geeson - 70
Nicholas Young - 70
Anthony Andrews - 71
Penny Spencer - 71
Steve Hodson - 71
Brian Gwaspari - 71
Carolyn Seymour - 71
Lucy Fleming - 72
Deborah Grant - 72
Katy Manning - 72
Jenny Runacre - 72
David Calder - 72
Joanna Lumley - 73
Helen Mirren - 73
Roy Holder - 73
John Hug - 73
Maureen Lipman - 73
Paul Moriarty - 73
Christian Rodska - 73
Simon Williams - 73
Francesca Annis - 74
Jill Townsend - 74
Martin Shaw - 74
Nick Brimble - 74
Cyd Hayman - 75
Gillian Hills - 75
Petra Markham - 75
Geraldine Moffat - 75
Ian Ogilvy - 75
Richard O'Sullivan - 75
Michael MacKenzie - 76
John Judd - 76
Susan Jameson - 77
Prentis Hancock - 77
John Levene - 77
Damien Thomas - 77
Nick Tate - 77
Ann Curthoys - 77
Rosemary Nichols - 77
Roy Marsden - 78
David Calderisi - 79
David Collings - 79
James Laurenson - 79
Ian McCulloch - 79
Annette Andre - 80
Patrick Mower - 80
Derek Fowlds - 81
Clifton Jones - 81
Stuart Damon - 82
Joel Fabiani - 82
Jill Gascoine - 82
William Gaunt - 82
Lelia Goldoni - 82
Peter Bowles - 82
Shirley Eaton - 82
Anna Karen - 82
Wanda Ventham - 83
James Bolam - 84
Judi Dench - 84
Julian Glover - 84
Gary Raymond - 84
Tom Baker - 85
Robert Gillespie - 85
Caroline Blakiston - 86
Ann Firbank - 86
Edward de Souza - 86
David Sumner - 86
Barbara Shelley - 87
John Cairney - 89
Alex Davion - 90
June Brown - 92
Honor Blackman - 93
Earl Cameron - 101

Several more, still with us, though I don't know their ages, are Sonia Fox, Erica Rogers, Keith Alexander, and Trevor Thomas.

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Andree Melly from Hancock's Half Hour (and sister to George) is still with us at 91.
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Beaker wrote:Andree Melly from Hancock's Half Hour (and sister to George) is still with us at 91.
Married to Oscar Quitak, 93, an amazing CV, but I still think of him as the wheelchair bound Cerebraun in "Ace Of Wands"
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As someone who turns 62 tomorrow, I think you should be in your 70s at least before it's noteworthy that you're "still with us".
You've even got a kid of 58 listed there. I mean , come on!

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wittoner wrote:As someone who turns 62 tomorrow, I think you should be in your 70s at least before it's noteworthy that you're "still with us".
As a 62-year-old myself I must agree, I think the cut off should be at least 80 (and I expect my parents would argue with that.)

Back to the subject, over on the Avengers International Fan Forum hyperfan denis rigg has posted an impressive listing of just about everyone involved with the programme. There are over 130 cast members above my 80 year cutoff known to be still with us, the oldest being Geoffrey Chater (98).

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That list includes John Savident who died in 2006.

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Brian F wrote:That list includes John Savident who died in 2006.
Savident's "Coronation Street" character died in 2006. According to Wikipedia, and I've heard nothing to the contrary, Mr. Savident himself is thankfully still with us.

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Oops, the curse of looking up IMDB without reading glasses on.

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It struck me today not only that Roy Hudd is 83, but also that he was brought up by his grandmother, who used to take him to the Variety Theatre and who he has described as "the best judge of a comedian I’ve ever known". Could he be the only living performer directly influenced by 19th-century culture?

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Maria Charles will be 90 on 22nd September.

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Mark wrote:
Beaker wrote:Andree Melly from Hancock's Half Hour (and sister to George) is still with us at 91.
Married to Oscar Quitak, 93, an amazing CV, but I still think of him as the wheelchair bound Cerebraun in "Ace Of Wands"
YES!! Stuck with me through the years. I was gutted when I found out that 'The Eye of Ra' no longer existed! And there are no known scripts or stills from the story, only a nth-generation off-air audio recording of three of the four episodes. I remember Cerebraun's demise very clearly. He detaches the control box from his wheelchair and casts it to the floor saying, 'the next model will be better!' before being turned into a toad. They don't make 'em like that any more...
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André Maranne (real name André Maillol), who cornered the market in parts for French character actors, is 93 and lives in Brighton. Possibly best known for the Gourmet Night episode of Fawlty Towers but appeared in many series including Emergency Ward 10, Doctor Who, The Troubleshooters, Yes Minister, and Bergerac.

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Always liked him, great Actor, not surprisingly he did a lot of French Language programmes that The BBC made over the years.
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Robin Parkinson will be 90 on the 25th October.

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Brian Henderson, 88; Australian radio and television personality, who hosted the entertaining 'Brian Henderson's Bandstand'.
"Now listen you guys, I don't wish to alarm you but there's some pretty weird things going on out here..."

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Listening to Joan Bakewell being interviewed on Radio 4's PM about being over 50, I'm reminded that she's 86.

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He's made a number of TV appearances, so let's say hello to Burt Bacharach, aged 91. I'm currently listening to last week's Friday Night is Music Night from Radio 2 where he accompanied vocalist Joss Stone in a concert of his many hits. On the question of why he keeps going, he says "it keeps me grounded in very turbulent times". Quite a remarkable performance.

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I watched an episode of Inspector Morse a few nights ago, Second Time Around. A memorable episode and I enjoyed watching it again. Noticed that Ken Colley is still with us at 82. He appeared in 2 Star wars movies also, as an Imperial officer.

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Happy birthday to Barry Humphries, 86 today. Yesterday on Radio 2 he presented a programme of music from the year of his birth as part of his hugely entertaining Forgotten Musical Masterpieces series. I think I prefer him as DJ to playing Dame Edna!

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Actor Gary Watson is 89. I just re-found the Argo LP recordings. He plays Harry, the King, in Shakespeare's Henry V with the Marlowe Society cast (which includes Prunella Scales and Derek Jacobi!). He is the best Henry V.
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Private Frazer wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 am
Actor Gary Watson is 89. I just re-found the Argo LP recordings. He plays Harry, the King, in Shakespeare's Henry V with the Marlowe Society cast (which includes Prunella Scales and Derek Jacobi!).
And a happy 88th birthday to Prunella Scales.

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Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers.

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paul.austin wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 am
Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers.
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brigham wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:50 am
paul.austin wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 am
Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers.
Do us all a favour, will you.
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Happy 80th birthday to Brigit Forsyth (and thanks to Serenade Radio for playing the Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? theme tune in celebration!).

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