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Old 05-29-2017, 07:09 AM
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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies at 83

The BBC children's show's longest-serving presenter, appearing for more than 12 years, and was often seen with his dog Shep by his side.

A family statement said he had "endured and suffered from" Alzheimer's disease.
"Whilst he will be greatly missed by his wife, family and many friends his release from continuing ill health must be counted as a blessing," it said.

"His many escapades with his faithful companion Shep, during his time with Blue Peter, will live on in many peoples memories. That is how his family would like him remembered."

And not even a whiff of scandal about him.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:09 AM
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He was the action man of Blue Peter. Here's him climbing Nelson's Column with no safety equipment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4YFCJETmwI

That overhang of jury-rigged ladders is quite something. He held the freefall parachute height record for a UK civilian for a while - 25,000 feet iirc.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:40 AM
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The Guardian have a picture gallery of him.
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Was he the guy who plucked his twanger while Jane played with her maracas?

I've been trying to find that video all over the Internet, but it seems to have vanished. Damn!
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No, that was Rainbow.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:01 AM
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And another pillar of my childhood is gone. Thankfully this one naturally of old age, rather than by Operation Yewtree.

Get down Shep!

Edit: terentii this is what you're looking for. Different programme, different ethos. Blue Peter was educational and somewhat less patronizing.

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Old 05-30-2017, 02:26 AM
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Edit: terentii this is what you're looking for. Different programme, different ethos. Blue Peter was educational and somewhat less patronizing.
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