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 Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 5 Feb 14:23

Last surviving cast member ..RIP Ian Lavender

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68204488

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 5 Feb 20:04

Shame. Used to watch it as a wee lad but never got the subtle humour




It`s bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 06:32

Lavender`s Pike must be the most gormless character of any British sitcom.

"You stupid boy, Pike!" always got a laugh, no matter how many times it was repeated.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 08:49

Another great of British comedy departs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YMVPXmaKds

R.I.P.

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 10:47

I must say I never really got the Dad`s Army `bug`. It was mildly amusing at the time but I would never have believed they would still be repeating episodes more than 50 years after it was first broadcast. So much British humour seems to depend on catchphrases which for some reason send audiences into convulsions of laughter whenever they are repeated.

Most of the cast were of course old actors who had enjoyed good careers before appearing in Dad`s Army. Ian Lavender was the exception, playing a young lad over-protected by his mother, and it really launched his career.

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 12:10

Humour is subjective, wee eck. You either find certain humour, funny or not




It`s bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 12:50

A running sore point for Captain Mainwaring was that Sergeant Wilson always had that relaxed air of privilege about him..good school, mixes in genteel circles sort of thing

I witnessed this as a very young green recruit in an Edinburgh Civil Service office.

Any newcomer from another post would, at some early stage, be casually asked “and what school did you go to?” This as I realised later was part of the process of establishing their social status…useful to know perhaps, member of certain golf club I’m longing to join maybe?

As a scruff from Fife I never got asked thouhgh



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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 12:59

I worked in Edinburgh but visited our Glasgow office occasionally. I was a recent recruit and had joined as a graduate but, needless to say, I was asked which school I had attended.
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 13:19

Did you do a pirouette as a clue?

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 13:50

You`ll have to explain that one. No doubt it`s some kind of insult.

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 14:43

Oh dinnae get uptights about it…

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 14:54

I was right then. You`re becoming very predictable.
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 14:56

I always thought questions about schools attended was as much about establishing which foot you kicked with as to social background.

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 15:05

Quote:

veteraneastender, Tue 6 Feb 14:56

I always thought questions about schools attended was as much about establishing which foot you kicked with as to social background.


Standard Weegie question!
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 16:00

That was the point I was trying to make!
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 6 Feb 17:58

Have always found the school question in Edinburgh to be about status and in Glasgow it related to religion
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Wed 7 Feb 19:54

‘…….Your name will also go on the list, what is it?’

Don’t tell him Pike!

“.........it ain’t over till the Pars score!”
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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 7 Feb 22:08

When I was a student at Southampton, one of my classmates was Arthur Lowe`s son Stephen.

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 Re: Private Pike (D)
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 9 Feb 14:45

On one occasion we were driving South with our caravan and played an audiotape in the car of Dad`s Army to keep the boys quiet. Pike stupid boy personna resonated with them. The next day we brushed past Ian Lavender in the main street in York.

I often ask people in Glasgow what school they went to, with no intention whatsoever of finding out their religious background or social standing. I probably played football against 75% of the Secondary Schools in Glasgow and was involved in the construction process and refurbishment of many others which gives very different points of interest and discussion.

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