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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:29 PM

The Bob Godfrey thread
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

An interesting pick, not least as I'm not aware he's ill. Could be an inspired one...

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

Is this the bit where some pedantic wanker comes along and says "Actually the show was just called 'Roobarb'"?

(This probably is the most interesting pick on this year's 50, although my generation probably remembers him for from "Henry's Cat". My first ever bank account for putting my pocket money in as a nipper came with a Henry's Cat piggy bank)
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 08:07 PM

He's on my DDP. I know he has mobility problems and I did hear he has some breathing problems too.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:18 PM

View PostHandrejka, on Jan 2 2011, 08:07 PM, said:

He's on my DDP. I know he has mobility problems and I did hear he has some breathing problems too.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:15 PM

View PostSpade_Cooley, on Jan 1 2011, 07:43 PM, said:

Is this the bit where some pedantic wanker comes along and says "Actually the show was just called 'Roobarb'"?

(This probably is the most interesting pick on this year's 50, although my generation probably remembers him for from "Henry's Cat". My first ever bank account for putting my pocket money in as a nipper came with a Henry's Cat piggy bank)

awww I loved Henry's Cat!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Not really sure why he is on the list.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

View Postsympathyforthedevil, on 01 January 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Not really sure why he is on the list.

He's old and for many of us on here, he's an iconic person.
I think in the next year or two we should start seeing Michael Bond making an entrance on the list.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Died peacefully in his sleep today......

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Sad news and so soon after Richard Briers too. I remember seeing a short documentary on Godfrey and how he sought to emulate Briers' style of narration from Roobarb when he narrated Henry's Cat.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Even though I wasn't familiar with his work (Roobarb was never in the US to my knowledge) it's always a shame to hear of an animator's death
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

Don't forget Noah and Nellie either.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Bad week for Rhubarb with Briers and Godfrey both gone within days,and also a bad week f or deathlist.Should have been hit no 4. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

So the animator and narrator have both gone, that leaves creator and writer Grange Calvely (69) and Johnny Hawksworth (89)who wrote the theme tune. Wonder who'll be next.My moneys on Hawksworth

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Why is the front page being updated with his death? He's not on the list this year.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

Here's an old BBC programme about Bob Godfrey. The OP's suggestion is that it dates from the early 70s, which seems about right.



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