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Richard Briers has died


Al94

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Jock1e

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I suppose all you can say is he had a good life.

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Jock1e

"I suppose all you can say is he had a good life."

Well, you might also say that he was awarded the OBE and the CBE for his work, and that he had a very successful comedy career spanning half a century.

Apart from 'The good life' he starred in a range of hit TV series, including 'Marriage Lines','Ever decreasing circles', and 'Monarch of the Glen'.

He was a member of Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company, and played many Shakespearean roles. He was also in three of Branagh's films. he was the voice of 'Fiver' the rabbit in the film 'Watership Down', did various voice overs for commercials, and was the Narrator for the childrens TV series of the Noddy stories.

In the end emphysema got him - he reckoned he had smoked over half a million cigarettes by the time he stopped, in 2003.

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Quickbeam

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

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Aitchbee

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

RIP Richard.

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woodchip

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

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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?

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Al94

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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

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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.

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Matt Egan

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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.

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Quickbeam

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

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