Richard Briers has died

  Al94 13:33 PM 18 Feb 13
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  Quickbeam 15:39 PM 18 Feb 13

But for all that, he was best remembered for his naration in Roobarb and Custard.

  Aitchbee 18:07 PM 18 Feb 13

The sponsored ad "Find Richard Briers Dead" below this thread, is somewhat distasteful.

RIP Richard.

  woodchip 18:17 PM 18 Feb 13

I liked to watch the Good Life, it sounds like it was Emphysema through smoking all is life that killed him

  Forum Editor 18:29 PM 18 Feb 13

Aitchbee

"The sponsored ad "Find Richard Briers Dead" below this thread, is somewhat distasteful."

I don't know which ad you saw, but it will have linked to this news story - what's distasteful about that?

  Al94 18:37 PM 18 Feb 13

This is what's distasteful

Richard Briers Dead? Search 25,000+ Shops on SupaPrice™: Find Richard Briers Dead Now! richard-briers-dead.supaprice.co.uk/

link takes you here

  Forum Editor 18:53 PM 18 Feb 13

Al94

Thank you. I haven't seen the ad, but you and Aitchbee are right - it's in bad taste. I'll get it stopped asap.

  Matt Egan 19:25 PM 18 Feb 13

Those ads

Are contextual Google ads, over which we have no control. All we can do is ask that Google excludes the advertisers - in this case Ask.com and supaprice - from advertising on our site. We will of course do that, but they might not disappear for a day or so.

Why such services would want to advertise in such a tasteless way is beyond me. It's pathetic.

  Quickbeam 20:19 PM 18 Feb 13

The speed at which this complaint has been dealt with with is a credit to the memory of Briars' Martin character.

  Matt Egan 08:56 AM 19 Feb 13

Ha! I was always on the side of the Peter Egan character, for obvious reasons.

Richard Briers was Terry-Thomas' cousin, you know. And one of the few people to remain a constant friend and support throughout his cousin's late-life illness and poverty. It doesn't change the fact that he was a fine serious and straight actor, but it is nice to know that he was a good egg, too.

A national treasure, cherished and missed.

  morddwyd 09:15 AM 19 Feb 13

I always thought his best popular role was the one for which he is probably least remembered, George Starling in "The Marriage Lines.

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