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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby PhilGlass » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:49 pm

The Steptoe short from 1962 was the first christmas sketch - it was reproduced in 1965 in script form in THE RADIO TIMES and later in THE TOTTING TIMES... It is a two hander with Albert and Harold having christmas dinner. Several lines were reused in later episodes. Pictures from it do exist, but the original footage / audio does not (to our knowledge).
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby Ivor Biggun » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:02 pm

That is sad to hear. My first exposures to Eric Sykes were in 1967's 'The Plank' with Tommy Cooper and it's 1979 remake with Arthur Lowe. Of course, he was also in The Bargee with our own Harry H. Corbett and the 'Magnificent Men' films. I don't recall whether I've seen him in anything else but he was a fairly prolific writer so I'm sure I've seen his work acted by others.
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby harryfaversham » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:03 pm

He did write for a myriad of comics/actors
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby PhilGlass » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:12 pm

Ivor Biggun wrote:That is sad to hear. My first exposures to Eric Sykes were in 1967's 'The Plank' with Tommy Cooper and it's 1979 remake with Arthur Lowe. Of course, he was also in The Bargee with our own Harry H. Corbett and the 'Magnificent Men' films. I don't recall whether I've seen him in anything else but he was a fairly prolific writer so I'm sure I've seen his work acted by others.


Well said. You most likely will have seen him but it didn;t acknowledge, he's one of those actors!!
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby harryfaversham » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 pm

I like him in "Splitting Heirs"
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby BLAKESCREWE » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:12 pm

RIP :cry: :cry:
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby harryfaversham » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:21 pm

Ernest Borgnine has also passed R.I.P.
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Re: Eric Sykes RIP

Postby HILTS3188 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:47 am

if you get the chance read his autobiography "if i dont write it no one else will", fantastic and a sad loss to the comic world,

grew up watching him in the early 70,s with me dad laughed out loud even then.

the only glimmer of light in his passing is that he will be with his mum at last (read the book)

very,very,sad loss :cry:
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