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2020

13 movies watched, 1 person I knew died, 39 famous people died, 4 events, 2 meals, 1 drama, 1 purchase



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JANUARY

2 movies watched, 1 person I knew died, 5 famous people died, 2 events, 2 meals

1

Movie: Mission Impossible: Fallout

Not a bad film for action. Watched at home alone, on Channel 4.

2

Movie: Extraterrestrial

Not a good film, at all. Watched on Horror Bites. The ending was appalling.

3

Derek Acorah died, aged 69

Derek Acorah was a television medium and psychic.

4

Amanda came round for the afternoon and early evening

Amanda came round in the afternoon. She spent the previous evening baking at home and made some fairy cakes and shortbread dipped in chocolate. With Jezz, we went to Costco for the first time ever. We came back via Morrisons, all had pizza and got Amanda set up on her mobile for changing ring and text tones.

12

Meal: Sakura, Carshalton Beeches

Jezz and I went for a curry at a favourite Indian restaurant. It was excellent.

20

Meal: Sakura, Carshalton Beeches

Kelly and I went for a curry at a favourite Indian restaurant. It was excellent.

21

Terry Jones died, aged 77

Terry Jones was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

22

Nanny Evans funeral service

Met up with Debbie and her family for the service and life celebration at Lower Morden crematorium and then The Morden Brook.

John Karlen died, aged 86

John Karlen was an American character actor who played multiple roles on the ABC serial Dark Shadows, in various episodes between 206 and 1245, which aired from 1966-1971.

In 1971 he starred as the male lead in Daughters of Darkness. I remember him best for his role as Harvey Lacey, husband of Mary Beth Lacey (played by Tyne Daly), on the CBS crime series Cagney & Lacey (1982–88).

24

Andrew Edmunds died, aged 51

Our dear friend Andrew passed away today. He had been suffering an illness since before Christmas. Our thoughts are with his partner Simon at this time.

28

Nicholas Parsons died, aged 96

Nicholas Parsons was an English actor and radio and television presenter. Still active in his 90s, Parsons had a long career in television, radio and theatre.

Parsons had hosted the comedy radio game show Just a Minute since its inception in 1967. He also hosted Sale of the Century throughout its initial incarnation from 1971 to 1983. During his tenure, the audience peaked at over 21 million viewers.

30

Fred Silverman died, aged 82

Fred Silverman was an American television executive and producer. He was responsible for bringing to television such programmes as the series Scooby-Doo (1969–present), All in the Family (1971–1979), The Waltons (1972–1981), and Charlie's Angels (1976–1981) as well as the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), Roots (1977) and Shōgun (1980). During his time at ABC Entertainment, he greenlit other popular series such as The Bionic Woman (a Six Million Dollar Man spin-off), FamilyCharlie's AngelsDonny & MarieThree's CompanyEight Is EnoughThe Love BoatSoapFantasy IslandGood Morning America.

FEBRUARY

8 famous people died, 1 drama, 1 purchase, 2 events

1

Kirk Douglas died, aged 103

Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, director and author. A centenarian, he was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. He was also the Father to American actor, Michael Douglas.

7

Phillip Schofield comes out as gay

TV presenter, Phillip Schofield tells the nation that he's gay. He is married to his wife for 27 years and has two adult daughters. Phillip hosts many programmes but is probably best known for his on-screen partnership with Holly Willoughby on itv's This Morning.

Test drove the Toyota C-HR

I test drove the Toyota C-HR and loved it. The model I am considering as my next car has everything added to it and is cheaper than the Mini Countryman, Honda CRV and the Volvo XC40. It's amazing!

8

Purchase: Panasonic Freeview Recorder Box

My old YouView TV recorder box finally gave up and so I bought a new one but this time changed to a Panasonic one. I bought it in John Lewis.

11

Test drove the Volvo XC40

I test drove the Volvo XC40 and loved it. I really enjoyed it. The car is solid and a brilliant drive. The model I'm interested in is the Inscription or the Inscription Pro.

15

Caroline Flack died, aged 40

Caroline Flack was an English radio and television presenter. She began her career as an actress, starring in Bo' Selecta! in 2002 and presented various ITV2 spin-off shows such as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! from 2009 until 2010 and The Xtra Factor from 2011 until 2013. Flack won the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 and the following year began presenting on series such as Love Island and The X Factor, replacing long-standing presenter Dermot O'Leary on the latter.

17

Derek Fowlds died, aged 82

Derek Fowlds was an English actor, known for his appearances in popular TV series including The Basil Brush ShowYes Minister and Heartbeat. I remember him for his partnership with Basil Brush before Roy North took over.

MARCH

6 famous people died

8

Max Von Sydow died, aged 90

Max Von Sydow was a Swedish actor who appeared in European and American films. Von Sydow featured in more than 100 films and TV series. Despite his career starting as early as 1949, I remember him best for his role in 1980s version of Flash Gordon when he played 'Ming The Merciless.' Also, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie 'Never Say Never Again' and Father Lankester Merrin in 'The Exorcist.'

15

Roy Hudd died, aged 83

Roy Hudd was an English comedian, actor, presenter, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment. He was born in Croydon. He worked as a Redcoat at Butlin's in Clacton, working alongside Cliff Richard and Dave Allen. He has appeared in many TV shows including One Foot In The Grave, Casualty, Call The Midwife, Midsomer Murders, Law & Order, Holby City, Benidorm, Broadchurch and many more. He was more widely known for one of his most recent characters; Archie Shuttleworth in Coronation Street.

17

Lyle Waggoner died, aged 84

Lyle Waggoner was an American actor and former model, known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show from 1967 to 1974, and for playing the role of Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. on Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.

20

Kenny Rogers died, aged 81

Kenny Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was famous for the hit singles: "Coward Of The County," "Lady," "Lucille" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town." He also duetted with Dolly Parton with the single written by Barry and Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees: "Islands In The Stream."

22

Eric Weissberg died, aged 80

Eric Weissberg was an American singer, banjo player, and multi-instrumentalist, whose most commercially successful recording was his banjo solo in "Dueling Banjos," featured as the theme of the film Deliverance (1972) and released as a single that reached number 2 in the United States and Canada in 1973.

31

Andrew Jack died, aged 76

Andrew Jack was a British dialect coach and actor from London who had worked on over 80 motion pictures since 1982. Most notably known for his roles in the Star Wars and James Bond movies.

APRIL

13 famous people died, 9 movies watched

1

Movie: Hangman

Unnerving creepy movie. Watched at home alone on horror channel.

2

Eddie Large died, aged 78

Eddie Large was a Scottish comedian. He was best known as one half of the double act Little and Large, with Syd Little. They were at their peak in the early 1980s when their show aired on a Saturday evening on BBC1, with millions of viewers. Eddie died of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that swept across the globe in 2020.

Movie: Nobody's Fool

Great movie. Watched at home with Jezz on iTunes movies purchased.

3

Bill Withers died, aged 81

Bill Withers was an American former singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including "Lean on Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", and "Grandma's Hands". Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

4

Lord Bath died, aged 87

Lord Bath, Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, styled Viscount Weymouth between 1946 and 1992, is an English politician, artist, and author. He was ranked 359th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 with an estimated wealth of £157 million. He died from Covid-19.

Patrick Frankfort died, aged 64

Patrick Frankfort was the drummer for the French-based calypso band, The Gibson Brothers. They were famous disco hits "Cuba" and "Que Sera Mi Vida." My favourite hit single of theirs was "Ooh... What A Life."

6

Honor Blackman died, aged 94

Honor Blackman was an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers (1962–1964), Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), Julia Daggett in Shalako (1968) and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). She is also notable for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand (1990–1996). 

Movie: Murder By Death

Excellent movie. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies purchased.

9

Malcolm Dixon died, aged 66

Malcolm Dixon was an English actor best known as "Strutter" in the 1981 movie Time Bandits. He had many roles which took advantage of his 4'1" height, such as ewoks and dwarfs and starred as one of Willy's Wonka's oompaloompa's in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Before becoming an actor, Dixon worked in Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Movie: The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Excellent movie. Watched at home with Jezz through iTunes Movies purchased.

12

Sir Stirling Moss died, aged 90

Sir Stirling Moss was a British former Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition and has been described as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship".[2][3][4] In a seven-year span between 1955 and 1961 Moss finished as championship runner-up four times and in third place the other three times.

Tim Brooke-Taylor died, aged 79

Tim Brooke-Taylor was an English comedian and actor. He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became President of the Footlights club, touring internationally with the Footlights revue in 1964. Becoming wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He was best known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s alongside Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and was a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for almost 50 years.

12

Brian Dennehy died, aged 81

Brian Dennehy was an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition in films for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982). He had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight of Cups (2015). Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman (2000).

20

Movie: Angel Has Fallen

Excellent action-packed movie. Watched at home on Amazon Prime with Jezz.

23

Movie: The Upside

Nice movie. Excellent acting. Watched at home with Jezz on Amazon Prime.

24

Lynn Faulds Wood died, aged 72

Lynn Faulds Wood was a Scottish television presenter and journalist. She presented the British television programme Watchdog with co-presenter John Stapleton who was also her husband.

Hamilton Bohannon died, aged 78

Hamilton Bohannon  often credited and known professionally simply as Bohannon, was an American percussionist, band leader, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, who was one of the leading figures in 1970s disco music. 

25

Movie: King Of Thieves

Brilliant stud-studded movie with Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Cox. It was all about the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary in 2015. 

26

Movie: Licence To Kill

Watched many years ago... watched with Jezz at home through iTunes Movies purchased.

27

Movie: Late Night

Excellent movie starring Emma Thompson. Watched with Jezz at home on Amazon Prime.

28

Jill Gascoine died, aged 83

Jill Gascoine was an English actress and novelist. She was best known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch and its spin-off series C.A.T.S. Eyes. In the 1990s, she also became a novelist and published three books.

29

Irrfan Khan died, aged 53

Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, was an Indian actor, known predominantly for his work in Hindi cinema, in addition to British and American films. He starred in many movies including The Amazing Spiderman, Life Of Pi, Jurassic World, Slumdog Millionaire and many more.

MAY

5 movies watched, 8 famous people died

1

Movie: Stonewall

Excellent movie. Watched with Jezz at home on Amazon Prime.

Movie: Deadpool 2

Great movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Watched with Jezz at home on iTunes Movies purchased.

3

Dave Greenfield died, aged 71

David Greenfield was an English keyboardist, singer, and songwriter who was a member of rock band The Stranglers. He joined the band in 1975, within a year of its formation, and played with them for 45 years until his death.

5

Millie Small died, aged 72

Millie Small was a Jamaican singer and songwriter, best known for her 1964 recording of "My Boy Lollipop", which reached number two in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. On her UK records, she was usually credited mononymously as Millie. She was the Caribbean's first international recording star, and its most successful female performer.

8

June Bernicoff died, aged 82

June Bernicoff was one half of a reality TV couple. Her husband, Leon, died in December 2017. They were part of the cult show 'Gogglebox.'

9

Little Richard died, aged 87

Little Richard was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

15

Movie: Dad's Army (2016)

Excellent movie. Watched with Jezz at home on iTunes Movies purchased.

18

Movie: Fame (1980)

Excellent movie. Watched with Jezz at home on iTunes Movies purchased.

26

Richard Herd died, aged 87

Richard Herd was an American actor. He was known for his roles in television shows such as V, Seinfeld, Star Trek Voyager, M*A*S*H, Quantum Leap, Sgt. Bilko, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Renegades and movies including Private Benjamin, All The President's Men, Plans Trains and Automobiles and many more.

27

Tony Scannell died, aged 74

Tony Scannell was an Irish actor who was probably best known for his role as DS Roach in itv's The Bill. He's also appeared in many other tv shows and the film Flash Gordon.

28

Robert Weighton died, aged 112

Robert Weighton was the world's oldest supercentenarian. As of 28 May 2020, the oldest person living in the United Kingdom is now Joan Eileen Hocquard, born on 29 March 1908, aged 112 years, 60 days.

30

Michael Angelis died, aged 68

Michael Angelis was a British actor He was best known for Boys from the Black Stuff, G.B.H and the former UK narrator of the British children's television series Thomas and Friends from 1991 to 2012. He has also appeared in so many British TV programmes including The Professionals, Coronation Street, The Liver Birds, Z-Cars, Hazell, Minder, Bread, Bergerac, Boon, Lovejoy, Casualty and many more.

Movie: Cherry Pop

Great movie. Watched with Jezz at home on Amazon Prime.


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