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Jonathan Miller has died
« on: November 27, 2019, 02:35:43 pm »
Highly talented bloke from my formative years. He did excellent science programmes (he was a medical doctor) but also was a first rate director. I'm pretty sure he directed a number of Mozart operas to some considerable acclaim.

The most memorable thing I recall from him was as part of a series about the human body and he repeatedly breathed the same air, but the CO2 had been extracted. He demonstrated that his body was not able to recognise the lack of oxygen other than when he all but passed out and an assistant arrived with an oxygen mask.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/nov/27/jonathan-miller-writer-and-director-dies-aged-85
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Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 02:37:43 pm »
Who can forget "Talking Bollocks" with Bernard Levin.

Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 07:46:45 pm »
Or, for me, The Body In Question. Fantastic television.
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Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 08:37:13 am »
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years"

I think JM is well deserving of Lincoln's famous expression.
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Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 09:23:02 am »
Or, for me, The Body In Question. Fantastic television.

That's the series I was thinking about.
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Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 11:30:37 pm »
Just seen this  :(

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Re: Jonathan Miller has died
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 08:40:27 am »
Sad.  Dying at 85 isn't surprising, but for a brilliant brain to die of Alzheimer's is tragic.
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