RIP Richard Briers

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Right then,

According to Twitter (or in my case Tweetdeck) via the BBC, Richard briers has just died.

Pretty sad news. As many on TT know I grow and cook food, inspired largely by the 60s "Back to the land" movement, and Richard Briers "The Good Life" was a huge influence on many of us doing this sort of thing.

Sad day.

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An excellent comedy actor, a sad loss

RIP Richard

BBC Obituary

Edit: I'd completely forgotten 'Monarch of the Glen'

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Such a shame.

I often hear him on Radio 4 extra and had seen a photo of his face on the web site just a couple of days ago and I can remember thinking that it'd be a sad day when he was no longer with us.

He's pretty good as Bertie Wooster on the radio. And then there's the Doctor series (Doctor in the House, for example).

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Was trying to think which kids shows his voice was on - wasn't it Roobarb and Custard?

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Loved him as Tom Good. RIP.

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I remember a few years back watching a Mr Bean sketch on TV where Mr. Bean was sat next to Richard Briers in a church with the later doing very well at keeping a straight face. I recall thinking: he has aged & then tried to explain to my wife that the guy next to Bean was a long-standing British actor/comedian.

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Yup, Jeremy, he was the Roobarb and Custard voice.

Sad news. Liked his Lear.

When you grow up seeing these people so regularly on film, TV etc, they seem like scenery, and you don't expect them to pop their clogs.

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The good life - was, and still is, one of the top sitcoms ever made

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That's a real shame. Not one of my favourite Brit actors but non - the - less he'll be missed by many.

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The good life - was, and still is, one of the top sitcoms ever made

and quite deep and way way ahead of its time.

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Relatives said "He'd had a good life..."

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I remember a few years back watching a Mr Bean sketch on TV where Mr. Bean was sat next to Richard Briers in a church with the later doing very well at keeping a straight face. I recall thinking: he has aged & then tried to explain to my wife that the guy next to Bean was a long-standing British actor/comedian.

Here it is, HEM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh__g-ZZ6WA

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This article has some nice photos of him

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280496/Richard-Briers-death-Good-Life-actor-dies-peacefully-79-long-battle-lung-disease.html

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RIP. I used to watch him on Monarch of the Glen. He did indeed have a distinctive voice.

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