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#1 Teddy

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 04:41 PM

Clive Dunn must deserve some sort of honour. He appeared as no1 in the 1987 list, and is still in there at 50 in this years list. Perhaps he is only hanging on for spite, in the hope that he drops off next year - and then can drop off for good.
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Posted 10 March 2004 - 06:03 PM

Well this needs a bit of reserach for a full answer, but Teddy you are absolutely right.

It was me who insisted that Clive Dunn be included on the first DeathList in 1987 and Ive been keenly sticking by him ever since. Even though its starting to look as if he might be immortal I'll be voting for him every year.

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:00 PM

Do nominees express their displeasure at being included on this venerable listing?

#4 Teddy

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:37 PM

Well, I would guess one way of displaying their displeasure is by not playing along, although looking back, quite a few seem to have got into the spirit of things last year and made it a record breaker.
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Posted 15 March 2004 - 07:00 PM

Well Phil, we have never been contacted by anyone who has ever been on DeathList - I would imagine that some candidates might (understandably) not take it in the spirit that it is intended, but as Teddy suggests - actions speak louder than words :D

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:28 PM

Hey Phil, or can I call you Clive?

A celebrity endorsement would be most welcome. It would help to silence some of the critics and no doubt help the PR machine.

BTW can we get a more recent photo:
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#7 Teddy

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 11:46 PM

Found this photo of Clive from 1998 - he seems to be getting younger. Maybe he is going to live forever!

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PS - Clive is on the right!
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:43 AM

Wow, he is looking younger and great for 82. Perhaps he has the eilixir of life. No chance there for this year I would hazard. Perhaps we should be swapping that parrot for Clive on the list instead.

I'm not even going ask who the guy on the left is. I thought it was Dean Tavalouris from the League of Gentlemen: "maghik" :D

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:19 PM

Dear Phil and others

We've neve had direct contact with a nominee but we did get a threatening email from Lord Scarman's grand-daughter Aimee

I have it framed

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:12 AM

Anyway, whilst Stats is off, busy polishing his trophy, and given that this thread is now about Clive...

Clive has settled in the Algarve, according to his crafty flirtation with Saga magazine, c.1992. Silver surfers have been flocking there ever since, impacting the local wine prices.

http://home.btconnect.com/howejam/dadsarmy...issionspeak.htm

"Why has he chosen to settle in the Algarve? "The weather is a major attraction, " he says, filling our glasses with delicious 1-a-bottle white wine."It is the best climate in Europe. The Portuguese people are invariably pleasant and tolerant, the cost of living is about the same as England, and the wine is so cheap it could become an alcoholic's paradise. Fish, meat, petrol, and electricity are expensive and I would say a car is essential, but given care it is possible to live cheaply. "We're told that a lot of British residents have returned home due to rising prices, but there are still many of them here. It is a wonderful place for sporty people with all the golf; tennis, swimming and boating you could want. I play golf and tennis once a week, tomorrow I'm horse riding, occasionally I go fishing in my glass fibre boat."

This lifestyle is his elixir and it does seem to be paying off. No fuel bills or cold, flu bearing weather in the UK to worry about and plenty of 1 bottles of wine. All this since being dmobbed from Croft & Perry's sitcom army in 1892.

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:53 AM

I heard he was joining Eastenders as Derek's long lost father resulting in a good old cockney knees up, jellied eels...etc....
- "My granny says that dying is like going to sleep," Mort added, a shade hopefully.

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Posted 07 July 2004 - 01:13 PM

Could be a bad move - remember what it did for Michael Elphick :pop:
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Posted 07 July 2004 - 02:13 PM

Mort, are you serious about Clive and Eastenders? If so, where did you read?

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:40 PM

Further proof of Dunn looking younger as he gets older....

Bear in mind this was taken in 1959!
DunnAgin'
Pardon me but I got to run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here

Excuse me while I disappear

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:29 PM

Well, it's good to see that 4donkeys didn't have anything to say about dear old Clive. Safe for a bit longer then.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:32 PM

Ah ha! And you thoght I would miss him. Well I haven't but because he's such an inconsequential entity I won't bother........sorry Clive, keep swilling those bottles of cheapo collapso though.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 09:24 AM

Non-entity? Careful, you'll have a visit from the Reaper with such heresy!
It is surely better to be pissed off than pissed on

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 11:12 AM

About him getting younger , perhaps he is seeing Anne Robinson's plastic surgeon and make-up artist , Dr. Smith (please don't ask how i know the name of her make-up artist).

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 12:06 PM

"Non-entity? Careful, you'll have a visit from the Reaper with such heresy!"

I actually said inconsequential, not non as in non existant. Even you must rank the famous by degrees of importance.

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 09:15 AM

Could his next big chart success - apart from on here - be 'Grand(e)ad'? :lol:




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