Bob Holness dies aged 83

January 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Recent news that Bob Holness has passed away aged 83 is very sad indeed. A former theatre actor, Bob’s career got kick started when he became a broadcaster for BBC Radio One and Radio Two in the 1960’s. Since Bob went on to enjoy a fruitful career in showbiz and broadcasting.

Amongst radio hosting credits Bob become known for acting skills becoming only the second person to play James Bond in a radio adaptation of 1956’s Moonraker.

However, Bob Holness will be fondly remembered for his days presenting the classic game show Blockbusters. A real family favourite, which coined the classic phrase ‘Can I have a P please Bob?’.

Bob Holness

The iconic game show, which made Bob Holness a household name, was very much a part of my own family viewing in the mid 80’s and upon the news of Bob’s death I immediately thought about my own memories of watching the show many years ago.

Although Blockbusters will be Bob’s most recognised work he also worked on a host of other shows. Latterly in his career Bob hosted Anything Goes a BBC World Services request show, which was enjoyed internationally.

So here’s to Bob Holness- Can I have a P please Bob!

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