RIP Richard Whitely... - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2005, 03:25 AM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
Aardvark747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Obscured By Clouds...
Posts: 22,359
Local Time: 02:48 AM
RIP Richard Whitely...

This is news from yesterday, but as a fan of the presenter, I thought i'd do a thread recognising him.

The 1st face of Channel 4 in the UK and presenter of the great game, Countdown.
I've never really had a chance to watch it that much recently, but in my old job, I used to always take a late lunch break, to enable me to go to the Staff Room and watch Countdown. I couldnt ever do the Maths games, but the letters I often did well with!

It's very shocking to hear of his death at 61, even if you werent an avid watcher of the show, you knew of it, and you knew of Richard and his snazzy jackets and bad jokes!
It was just 1 of those things that, certainly for me, had been on TV all my life, and you just didnt expect it to ever NOT be.

It will be hard to carry it on now though.


RW
__________________

__________________
Aardvark747 is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 04:16 AM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
miss becky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 6,107
Local Time: 10:48 PM
I'm sorry to hear this. The first time I ever saw Countdown was actually in the movie About a Boy. Then when I was in Ireland, I watched it whenever I could. It really was a great show, and he was a great host.
__________________

__________________
miss becky is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 04:18 AM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
 
Aardvark747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Obscured By Clouds...
Posts: 22,359
Local Time: 02:48 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by miss becky
I'm sorry to hear this. The first time I ever saw Countdown was actually in the movie About a Boy. Then when I was in Ireland, I watched it whenever I could. It really was a great show, and he was a great host.
Of course, yes I forgot it was shown a little in that film! Along with Zoo Station of course...
__________________
Aardvark747 is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 04:52 AM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
bammo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a car with House and Wilson :yikes: Let me out!! Let me oooooooouuut!!!
Posts: 5,660
Local Time: 03:48 AM
RIP Mr Whitely
__________________
bammo2 is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 07:16 AM   #5
New Yorker
 
digsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,853
Local Time: 02:48 AM
very sad news
RIP Richard Whitely....
__________________
digsy is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 03:29 PM   #6
Refugee
 
Eliv8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: A Place Called San Diego
Posts: 1,842
Local Time: 07:48 PM
Shame - I remeber him. Great person. RIP
__________________
Eliv8 is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 03:33 PM   #7
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 30,150
Local Time: 02:48 AM
I'm so very sad about this
__________________
susanp6 is offline  
Old 06-28-2005, 04:05 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
1stepcloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 3,764
Local Time: 03:48 AM
whitely = legend
__________________
1stepcloser is offline  
Old 07-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #9
The Fly
 
burns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 188
Local Time: 02:48 AM
apparently they gonna have guest presenters now in his place.The show probably won't last long now i think.
it was countdown that taught me my alphabet and maths.

Richard Whitely RIP
__________________

__________________
burns is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com