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« on: January 18, 2008, 02:03:27 AM »

just watched the programme on bbci about norman wisdom aged 92 3/4. recommend it to you all if you have n't seen it yet,

the guys a legend and even to this day wants to lark around and entertain. rather sad seeing him so old now but for 92 hes still fairly agile.

some greats films watched in my younger years and was fortunate enough to see him live about 20 years ago.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 10:12:35 AM »

got it sky+ed (is that a word now?)

half looking forward to watching it and half dreading it. from the clips it looked like everything but the clown was turned off.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 10:17:59 AM »

Heard about it on the radio.  Loads of people have been giving the family stick for putting him in a home.  It was a doctor who advised them to, and not a decision they took quickly or lightly.  People are all too eager to criticise about things that aren't really anything to do with them - as though Norman Wisdom's welfare is their concern because they've seen his films.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 10:30:10 AM »

Heard about it on the radio.  Loads of people have been giving the family stick for putting him in a home.  It was a doctor who advised them to, and not a decision they took quickly or lightly.  People are all too eager to criticise about things that aren't really anything to do with them - as though Norman Wisdom's welfare is their concern because they've seen his films.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 10:32:50 AM »

Heard about it on the radio.  Loads of people have been giving the family stick for putting him in a home.  It was a doctor who advised them to, and not a decision they took quickly or lightly.  People are all too eager to criticise about things that aren't really anything to do with them - as though Norman Wisdom's welfare is their concern because they've seen his films.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 12:41:24 PM »

Heard about it on the radio.  Loads of people have been giving the family stick for putting him in a home.  It was a doctor who advised them to, and not a decision they took quickly or lightly.  People are all too eager to criticise about things that aren't really anything to do with them - as though Norman Wisdom's welfare is their concern because they've seen his films.

Very much agree Kin.

I watched this the other night with tearie eyes, was a big fan of Norman Wisdom. It was great to see him still hamming it up for the public and cameras alike.

Quite correctly the doctor's advice was probably the biggest factor in the decision to place him in a home where he has full time proffesional care.

The family found him a place on the Isle of Man where he has lived and loved for many years. The prog finished with Norman sitting on a chair surrounded by a captive audience within the home singing his heart out and as happy as ever.

God bless.............a true legend

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 01:20:36 PM »

it was sad when they were contemplating putting him in the home and i must admit at the time i wasn,t happy with the families decision but once you see him in there you could see how happy he was and how this man was born to entertain and craves an audience you could see the right decision had been made.


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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 01:38:44 PM »

Used to live near the great1 in epsom and bumped into him in a petrol garage he asked every one in the garage what they wanted on him i got a AtoZ and he signed it Result!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 03:41:38 PM »

Colch Kev doesn't like him
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 04:01:06 PM »

Colch Kev doesn't like him

Colch Kev doesn't like many people
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 04:12:49 PM »

he used to come into where I used to work every once in a while. after a couple of times everyone used to do a runner when they saw him coming in. if he weren't norman wisdom he would probably have been asked to leave.

i used to love his films too
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 04:55:53 PM »

Colch Kev doesn't like him

Norman didnt really care that much for coach kev!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 10:19:40 PM »

Colch Kev doesn't like him

I love Norman Wisdom, i can do a mean impression "MR GRIMSDALE" ... but i do tend to get the hump when some mug is playing a norman wisdom film at silly o clock in the morning when i have been up all night playing cards ... Booder is a nightmare room share ... be warned !!
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 11:07:32 PM »

There is no veiled criticism intended but did the program cover the reason why the family felt compelled to take part in a documentary showing their father being institutionalised?
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2008, 01:45:50 PM »

Colch Kev doesn't like him

I love Norman Wisdom, i can do a mean impression "MR GRIMSDALE" ... but i do tend to get the hump when some mug is playing a norman wisdom film at silly o clock in the morning when i have been up all night playing cards ... Booder is a nightmare room share ... be warned !!

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