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Obit: Ronnie Barker (1929-2005)

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Subject: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Stu
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:40 AM

Died today aged 76.

A brilliant comedian, actor and writer.

Four candles?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:42 AM

Such a sad day. I agree Ronnie was a brilliant comedian, actor and writer.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:46 AM

G G G G Granville, nobody else could have done it half as well.
Sadly missed.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:53 AM

Well the old double act is back together again.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:55 AM

Gone to meet his cellmate... Not just a brilliant comedian and writer but from what I had heard a great person too. The whole family will miss him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Flash Company
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 06:08 AM

First thing I saw as I switched on this morning.
A brilliant man with a great gift for torturing the English language,
I think my two favourites were both in the 'News Items' at the end of the Two Ronnies,

1) There was a shooting incident in the Midlands last night, the main suspect is a Jewish Flautist, recently playing with a Luton Chamber Orchestra. It is understood that his mother was a Spanish Nun.
Police say the wish to interview a Haifa-Luton, Fluting-shooting, son of a Nun from Barcelona,

2) It has been established in a survey that the four most popular types of programme on television are Sport, Musicals, Sex, Horror films and Travel.
ITV has announced a new series called ' I played ping-pong and had a sing song and a ding dong with King Kong in Hong Kong'

He will be missed, worth far more than four candles!

FC


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: MBSLynne
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:09 AM

Oh no!! So sad. he was definitely one of the cleverest comedians. Well hopefully we will now get a whole run of Ronnie Barker shows on telly

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Reagle
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:15 AM

One of the good guys gone.

Very sad to hear.

R


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Gillie
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:20 AM

First thing that I saw on the news today. A very funny man with an individualistic sense of humour, that went well with little Ronnie.

Sleep easy. Blessings and light to all his family and friends

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:38 AM

And it's good night from him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:40 AM

Sod Off, Sod Off, So Doff your cap


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: alanabit
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:45 AM

He was a very funny, clever comedian, with that rarest of gifts - he could be funny without malice. Farewell to one of our best.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Tracey Dragonsfriend
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:53 AM

I miss him already...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:55 AM

True, alanabit, well put.

My favourite line was Ronnie as Fletcher, in Porridge, working as a trusty in the prison office at HMP Slade. He opened a filing cabinet, and found a cake inside, and opined to the prison governor "It ain't very often you find a cake in a file in prison"


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:00 AM

A very sad loss.
Now how shall I cope if i have "Trummle with me worms?"

Ronnie was a master of the language and how to make it funny, I hope we get the Morris Dancing Medley among his rememberances.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:03 AM

A very sad day. I can never resist the endless re-runs of 'Porridge'. even though I might have seen a particular episode a dozen times it will still make me laugh. Strange to think that Richard Beckinsale, Fulton MacKay and now the Guvnor himself are all gone from us now - still, they left us a great legacy.
'Open All Hours' does not have the brilliant scripts of 'Porridge' but is also compulsive watching. I always get a powerful sense of deja vu when I watch it - it is a really remarkable recreation of the corner shops and streets of my childhood. I believe that it was shot in Doncaster, and I grew up in Peterborough, but the sense of having been in that shop and bought a tin of beans or something from Arkwright is overwhelming!
Rest in peace, Mr Barker - you were one of the greats.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:04 AM

Much too young to go as well. He leaves a legacy that won't be easily forgotten.

I thought he was great as Fletcher, to my mind one of his best characters.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:12 AM

Just listening to the news now and agree with the BBC, Ronnie Barker always knew how to be funny without crossing the line so many comedians do. He was saucy, cheeky but incredibly clever and a real family entertainer, an absoute master of comic timing and something TV lacks today. He will be sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Tam the man
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:13 AM

So sad that Ronnie Barker has left us I really liked him


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: GUEST,muppitz at work
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:15 AM

Bless you Mr Barker, you filled my childhood with much amusement!

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: mooman
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:21 AM

He was a very nice man and a great comedian. R.I.P.

So doff your cap to him!

Peace,

moo


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: R. Padgett
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:41 AM

Yep didnt see the news this morning nearly missed work!

Ronnie Barker ~ Porridge with Richard Beckinsale who died very young, Open all Hours shot around Carr Hill, area Doncaster, typical corner shop and the two Ronnies, brilliant comedy acting part of the fabric of Uk society in much the same way as Morecambe and Wise

Timeless comedy

Ronnie Barker was a national institution god bless him
Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: GUEST,diva@uni
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:45 AM

A great shame but what a wonderful legacy he has left behind


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:48 AM

Link to BBC.

Google Search on the Two Ronnies.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:49 AM

Very sad indeed. Hope we get some Jehosaphat and Jones as well. Wont make up for the loss but will put a smile on some faces anyway.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: HuwG
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 10:48 AM

Sad to hear of the loss of Pete Cutter, Fatbelly Jones, and so much other musical talent. In many ways, we've lost far more than just one comedian.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Emma B
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:11 AM

First saw him with Ronnie Corbett and John Cleese - a wonderful and hilarious explanation of the British Class system!

An excellent (often anonomously) comedy writer and comic actor - sadly missed......


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:36 AM

It's goodbye from me and goodbye to him. What a comedian! Thanks Ronnie and Rest in Peace. Commiserations to all his family and friends....such a sad loss.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:52 AM

He made me laugh a lot.

Pat xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: FiddlerOnTheHoof
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 12:57 PM

Me too. What a sad day. I'm going to light four candles for him tonight..!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: fat B****rd
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 03:34 PM

Very sad. RIP Fletch.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: lady penelope
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 03:51 PM

"Born free
'till somebody caught me
now I'm doing solitary....."

I grew up on his stuff. It's like someone nicking all the fork 'andles, you don't realise there's something missing till you go to use it.........

Hail and fairwell Mr Barker.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 04:14 PM

God bless him


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:20 PM

One of the best - a very sad day.

There is a small chink in the sadness though - I presume and hope that the TV channels will re-run EVERYTHING he made.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:41 PM

Tribute to him starting on BBC one now.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Firecat
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:13 PM

Very sad day. One of my earliest comedy memories is of the Two Ronnies Mastermind sketch.

Rest in Peace Ronnie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:22 PM

Early this morning, there was a collision between a concrete truck and a prison van. Police are looking for 16 hardened criminals.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: The Walrus
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:38 PM

For those who liked his earlier (Radio) work, BBC7 is still running "The Navy Lark" with Ronnie B as the much put upon* Able Seaman 'Fatso' Johnson.

The loss of Ronnie Barker means yet another of the "Greats" gone and the Earth is a slightly sadder place for his passing.
I sincerely doubt that we will ever see his like again.

W


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: nager
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:03 PM

Brilliant man who has left us with a wonderful legacy.
Very sad to hear the news today here in Australia.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:29 PM

First time he ever made me feel sad----
---"Gentlemen!---Glaise your rasses to the Queer old Dean"!!
R.I.P. Ronnie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:02 AM

G g gggg Granville, fetch your cloth.

eric


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: John O'L
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:55 AM

One of the very few comedians who could get me laughing so that I couldn't catch my breath.

Pest in reace, Bonnie.
(Nah, no-one can do it like he could.)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Trevor
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 08:22 AM

Two ships collided in the Channel today, one with a cargo of blue paint, one with a cargo of red. Fifty sailors have been marooned.x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 09:43 AM

Ordering food in a German restaurant (expressed in letters)

F. U. N. E. X?

S... V. F. X.

M. N. X. 4. 1.

V. F. N. 10. E. M.

I. F. C. D. M.







(Have you any eggs? Yes, we have eggs. Ham and eggs for one. We haven't any ham. I have see(n) the ham. etc)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Tam the man
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 10:18 AM

I have a borther in law and his son and they're known as the two Ronnies, however there will be always one Ronnie Barker.

and now he's up there with Fulton McKay and Richard Bekensale as well, please excuse the spelling

Tom Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: JohnB
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 10:47 AM

Peas be with you Ronnie
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ronnie Barker (4 Oct 2005)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 09:00 PM

At the library last weekend I grabbed a handful of movies I hadn't seen before; one was My House in Umbria, in which Barker had an important role. Nice to see him one last time.

SRS


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