Friday 06 January, 2012

Could I have a T please Bob?” Bob Holness R.I.P


RIP to a true legend of UK 80’s tv. Former Blockbusters host Bob Holness has died at the age of 83. His family said in a statement he had “died peacefully in his sleep” early on Friday morning. Holness,  suffered from a series of strokes, had been in a nursing home. He is survived by […]


RIP to a true legend of UK 80’s tv.

Former Blockbusters host Bob Holness has died at the age of 83. His family said in a statement he had “died peacefully in his sleep” early on Friday morning.

Holness,  suffered from a series of strokes, had been in a nursing home. He is survived by his wife Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.

South African-born Holness joined the BBC in the 1960s and hosted Late Night Extra on Radio 1 and Radio 2 alongside presenters including Terry Wogan.

It went on to air on Radio 2’s AM frequency only until 1975 before Holness moved to commercial station LBC, co-hosting the morning show with Douglas Cameron.

He was also the second actor to portray James Bond, starring in a radio adaptation of Moonraker in 1956.

But he is best known for hosting ITV gameshow Blockbusters, from 1983 to 1993, complete with its hexagonal board, gold runs and the classic double entendre contestant request: “Could I have a T please Bob?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNlmV12OELI

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