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Jeux Sans Frontières?
So now Stuart Hall's been arrested for rape. Piece by piece, my '70s TV childhood is being dismantled, although so far its inner core remains intact. If John Noakes, or Oliver Postgate, or (heavens forfend!) Morecambe and Wise should prove false, then fall Caesar! But I do not expect it.

Or Petra. Or Shep. Or K9.

Edited at 2012-12-05 05:11 pm (UTC)

Let's not even go there.

(no subject) - mevennen, 2012-12-05 05:14 pm (UTC)(Expand)
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Was it by any chance a huge inflatable hamster trying climb a water slide towards some polystyrene seeds? If so, I may have seen it.

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(no subject) - steepholm, 2012-12-05 08:38 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Oh, not my Stuart Hall! Thank God.

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(no subject) - nixwilliams, 2012-12-17 06:50 pm (UTC)(Expand)
Mind you, I've not heard of any of the people you (or the commenters) mention except for Morecambe and Wise, so since the news doesn't seem to have hit Wikipedia yet, and there are several Stuart Halls thereon, is this the Stuart Hall who was given the OBE only this year, and who was once formally lauded in Parliament as "an icon with the youth of today"? Oh dear.

This is the sports commentator who was a co-presenter of It's a Knockout (and its euro-equivalent, Jeux Sans Frontières). He is well known for regularly breaking down in helpless laughter on air.

And yes, that does seem to be the one you're thinking of... Sigh.

Edited at 2012-12-06 07:31 am (UTC)

Or Brian Cant.

Or anyone on this album from 1976...

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Bill and Ben?

And as for Andy Pandy......hmmmmmmm!

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(no subject) - gillo, 2012-12-05 08:12 pm (UTC)(Expand)
OMG who next. Dougal and Florence? Captain Pugwash and the cabin boy?

Just, please, not John Noakes. I could stand almost anything, but not that.

I'm with you on Noakes although Jon Pertwee would also be a blow.

(no subject) - gillo, 2012-12-06 09:54 am (UTC)(Expand)
Of course, one of the great names from the 50s and 60s -- trumpeted as "the greatest British children's writer of the century" -- had already paved the way for this sorry saga. William Mayne, convicted of child abuse in 2004, imprisoned for two years, committed suicide (I think) 2010.

Indeed - a sad case, and one I've had reason to mention in this forum in the past. Now, it's beginning to appear far less exceptional than it did at the time.

Add Max Clifford- arrested today.

Some might say it couldn't have happened to a nicer man............