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« on: March 18, 2013, 12:10:32 PM »

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He also played Sgt. Truly of Scotland Yard on   Last of the summer wine
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 12:23:19 PM »

That's too bad, I really enjoyed his character on Are You Being Served.

RIP Mr. Thronton, you made us all smile.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 12:45:09 PM »

RIP, Mr. Thornton.  A very gifted comic actor; playing the straight man is never easy.
 I loved ARE YOU BEING SERVED.  I used to watch it on PBS when I was too young to even get half the jokes. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 02:43:41 PM »

Awww....that's too sad! He was excellent in both those Britcoms. The first time I ever saw him,though,was in a small part in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". He drank a knock out potion full of mare's sweat....yuck!
R.I.P.,Frank.

This reminds me of a thread of mine a bit ago about Richard Briars from Good Neighbors passing away....two very funny men.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 05:20:59 PM »

Awww....that's too sad! He was excellent in both those Britcoms. The first time I ever saw him,though,was in a small part in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". He drank a knock out potion full of mare's sweat....yuck!
R.I.P.,Frank.

This reminds me of a thread of mine a bit ago about Richard Briars from Good Neighbors passing away....two very funny men.

That was Frank. LOL! I remember that scene from the film. Even then he impressed me. Though, my greatest impression of him was as the department store floorwalker in "Are You Being Served?" Maybe because his portrayal was so true to life. That according to one of the show's creators, Jeremy Lloyd, who said that when alot of the army officers got out of the army at the end of WWII, they became floorwalkers in the department stores in London. Though, not all of them were captains in the catering corp. R.I.P. Frank!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 10:13:20 PM »

 Bluesad One of my all-time faves. He was such a funny person and could deliver the best deadpan humor I think I've ever seen. Of course, I mostly recall him for Captain Peacock on Are You Being Served?, a show that has never failed to make me laugh out loud. My parents were quite fond of him from Last of the Summer Wine, a show I'm still not as familiar with.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 03:45:37 PM »

Bluesad One of my all-time faves. He was such a funny person and could deliver the best deadpan humor I think I've ever seen. Of course, I mostly recall him for Captain Peacock on Are You Being Served?, a show that has never failed to make me laugh out loud. My parents were quite fond of him from Last of the Summer Wine, a show I'm still not as familiar with.

I hope that one day you can enjoy "Last of the Summer Wine". A charming comedy set in a Yorkshire village bursting with such wonderful characters. One of my very favorites.
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