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Nocturnal Submission
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Has pegged out.

RIP.

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Eggchaser
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Porridge is still one of the best sitcoms around, and he was a great contributor to its success, I always felt.
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My favourite Wilde bit is from the Porridge movie, when as Mr Barraclough has has to negotiate with Fletch for the return of Mr Mackay's false teeth, which he sneezed into the kitchen curry pot and Fletch purloined.

"Now, I've been instructed by Mr Mackay to go no higher than five pounds."

"Well the sooner we get up there the better then."

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I never knew he was in Kit Curran. One of my fondest memories is of watching my brother (not ad hoc, the other one) do a 'Kit Curran'* on my Mum's favourite chair and smash the back of it.

Heh, it makes me smile just thinking about it.

*I've just read that back and realised it sounds like a 'Kit Curran' is rhyming slang for a shit or something.

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Nocturnal Submission
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I just used to love his expression and reaction when Mr. Mackay turned up at an incident with which he'd been utterly failing to deal.

"Right, now what's going on here Mr. Barraclough???"

"Ah, yes, well, you see..."

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The ultimate Barra moment was quelling the prison riot after the cruel reign of Napper Wainwright. Bless him.
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ian .64
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I remember him as far back as that chiller par excellence The Night Of The Demon as a man who, haunted by the evil Niall McGuiness's dark powers, chucks himself out a window in a fit of hysteria.

A very good comedy performer and one who made the most out of his meek, good-hearted bumbling on-screen persona.

RIP, Mr. W.

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Yes, smashing actor and character (Mr B).

(I must admit that I never really got 'Last of the Summer Wine', though).

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I'm not sure you were supposed to really Erwin. It was gentle, harmless and not really funny.

Porridge, on the other hand, was a timeless masterwork and Wilde played a huge part in that, as others have said.

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Eggchaser
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He had the voice for Mr Barraclough exactly right - excruciatingly well meaning and almost upset at the nature of his job, trying to be stern yet understanding, all rolled into one wavery tone.
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Amen to all sentiments here.
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ditto. RIP.
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Lucy Waterman It Be
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RIP absolutely. A rare talent and one I fear "the kind of which we will not see again".

Eggchaser, that's a marvellous summation. Absolutely to a T.

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