Author Topic: National Treasures  (Read 7887 times)

citoyen

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2015, 10:31:10 am »
I have always thought of Barbara Windsor as an odious woman. Don't know why. Her comment about non-poppy wearers last month was an example.

I wouldn't use the term to describe anyone I like and/or respect.

Wowbagger

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 11:39:18 am »
Jo Brand.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2015, 11:56:46 am »

Wowbagger

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2015, 12:40:43 pm »
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2015, 05:17:49 pm »
Armando Ianucci.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2015, 12:45:00 pm »
Jeremy Hardy?

I'd suggest Andy Hamilton but he'd probably poke my eyes out with a sharp stick.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2015, 12:57:46 pm »
Mary Beard?
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2015, 01:10:48 pm »

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2015, 01:32:31 pm »
Anthony Hopkins
Steve Redgrave

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2015, 02:36:26 pm »
Definitely not LORD Sugar , as he insists everyone calls him.

Dame Vera Lynn.

OK then, how about Richard Branson? :demon:
Sic transit and all that..

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2015, 05:09:56 pm »
I doubt we'll ever see another 'National Treasure'. It was a short-lived phenomenon associated with the early days of radio and TV. One of the final 'National Treasures' was Victoria Wood, who just predates Channel 4.

It's a precarious title, Rolf Harris used to described as one. I suppose he still is in a way, thought enough of to be locked away.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2015, 12:10:01 pm »
Definitely not LORD Sugar , as he insists everyone calls him.

Dame Vera Lynn.

OK then, how about hitting Richard Branson around the head with a blunt instrument? :demon:

FTFY -too chummy with Bliar IMHO.   A rich kid who can't stop banging on about his private Carribean island.

National Treasures should be uplifting to the soul, be likeable , pleasant in dealings with lesser mortals and keep their political leanings mostly private.
Fry doesn't conceal his politics but neither has he been cajoled into the Lords or stood for Parliament. He also has a vulnerability (depression) which he is open about .




Wowbagger

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2015, 02:28:50 pm »
You could argue that David Attenborough has spoken contentiously about climate change, but that is only because he is a scientist by training and speaks the truth. It's the fools and liars who disagree with him on that issue that cause it still to be contentious.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2015, 04:54:46 pm »
Definitely not LORD Sugar , as he insists everyone calls him.

Dame Vera Lynn.

OK then, how about hitting Richard Branson around the head with a blunt instrument? :demon:

FTFY -

..

 ;D
Sic transit and all that..

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2015, 09:51:13 am »
Keef but not Sir Jagger. I think a bit of self depreciation and humour is required for national treasure status plus just not dying.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Tim Hall

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2015, 10:52:29 am »
Good call about Keef. What about Brian Cant?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2015, 06:28:18 pm »
Ok, who's this? Probably very easy, but I don't think he's been nominated so far.
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Come and see this national treasure talk about his autobiography [...] and all the roles in his life from martial artist, mountaineer and undertaker to actor and film star. Don't miss the booming tones of Britain's best-known voice.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2015, 07:00:07 pm »
Brian Blessed, obv.
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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2015, 07:01:20 pm »
Brian Blessed, obv.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2015, 07:03:29 pm »
As described by Bath Literature Festival, this coming March.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2015, 10:53:53 pm »
Kylie Minogue
Australian National Treasure?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: National Treasures
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2015, 11:00:58 pm »
Really? The budgie?
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2016, 05:11:16 pm »
Barry Humphries maybe.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2016, 08:00:45 pm »
Another antipodean interloper.

Re: National Treasures
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2016, 12:29:06 am »
Meera Syal, then. A credit to the Black Country, as is Noddy Holder.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/watch-meera-syal-talk-black-10178151