Thursday, April 24, 2008

Muffle the trumpets

Never again will we hear the story of Lionel Blair pulling off Twelve Angry Men....

If you've never heard the tradition that is the incomprehensible panel game, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, then you've missed something in your life. His entirely deadpan delivery of devastating lines made the show what it was and he was one of the few men to understand the intricacies of Mornington Crescent. Samantha will be inconsolable and I'm sure even the lesser-spotted Sven will shed a tear.

From Eton, via the beaches at Salerno to a fixture of Radios 2 and 4 and even a Radiohead album, Humph turned down a knighthood and rarely has one been more deserved. He brought music and laughter to our lives - a charm that crossed generations in our family.

Humph - thanks for all the laughter.

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