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Briony McRoberts died after being hit by a tube train. I remember her from Eastenders, but apparently she is more know now for being married to a guy from Downton Abbey.

 

Take the High Road!! That's where I knew her from!

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Take the High Road!! That's where I knew her from!

 

 

Oh my goodness, it is Sam. I didn't realise. The circumstances of her death sound very tragic.

Reading about this online, I see that Lesley Fitzsimmons also died recently - Sheila in TTHR.

I didn't place her until reading this thread.  i used to love watching Take The High Road and spent a day walking around Luss when I lived in Scotland a few years ago.

 

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I think Mel Smith would have delighted in a bit of irreverence at his passing, so it's in that spirit that I post one of my favourite Smith and Jones sketches, carried by Smith's reactions.  As a note of interest, I believe this was the first televised sketch written by Paul Merton.  [media][/url] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgTNx50ehFY[/media]

That was a cracker ! Thank you David. Even brought tears to the eyes of the younger generation. What a talent.

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John Graves, age 92, a writer I don't expect any of you to have heard of.  His best-known work is called Goodbye to a River and I just started reading it last weekend (I'm reading 2 books at once--bad idea for me).

 

http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/books/20130731-beloved-texas-writer-john-graves-author-of-brazos-trilogy-dies-at-92.ece

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I think Mel Smith would have delighted in a bit of irreverence at his passing, so it's in that spirit that I post one of my favourite Smith and Jones sketches, carried by Smith's reactions.  As a note of interest, I believe this was the first televised sketch written by Paul Merton.

 

 

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Never seen that before and it made me laugh. I'd much prefer to be remembered with a smile than a tear - I'd like to think Mel Smith was the same.

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Sadly, Elmore Leonard has passed away.

 

You beat me to it, H. I was sorry to hear this on the radio on my way home from work yesterday. I've read several of his books down the years - Get Shorty and Maximum Bob were favourites. He's the epitome of a certain type of American crime writing; Hiaasen is funnier, Ellroy darker, but Leonard was cooler. 

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Tom Clancy has died at 66.  I devoured his first four books (The Hunt for the Red October, Red Storm Rising, Patriot Games, and The Cardinal of the Kremlin), but really didn't like Clear and Present Danger and so "went off" Tom Clancy books.  Some of his later ones might have been fine and his death makes me think maybe I should re-read those first four, particularly the first 2.  I read them when I was still in school and so my memory of reading them all takes place on planes.  They were such engrossing page-turners that the flights flew past (ha ha) and I was sorry when I got to my destination.  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy

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