Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Good night from him

Ronnie Barker retired from showbiz – leaving ‘em wanting more, though his role in The Gathering Storm two years ago showed he had lost none of his talent or charm - to run an antiques store on my high street, next door to the newsagent where I used to be a paperboy. He would often pop in of a morning to pick up the paper and banter with staff and customers. He was a gentle and humble man and everyone here liked him very much.

It’s very sad to see him go, though thanks to his brilliant performances as Fletcher and Arkwright, and the linguistic genius so frequently on show in his Two Ronnies sketches, he won’t be forgotten soon.

Not many left now. Norman Wisdom, Eric Sykes, Brucie…

Category: Newsround

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