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1st July 2014

British comedy legend Ronnie Corbett's daughter Sophie has paid tribute to her funnyman father by naming her boutique store The Four Candles after the iconic sketch by Corbett and his late co-star Ronnie Barker. The...

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Sitcom Sequel 'Still Open All Hours' To Return With Full First Series

By Holly Williams | 31st January 2014

Following immense success after its Christmas episode, a full series of 'Still Open All Hours' starring David Jason is set to hit screens later this year.David Jason as Granville on his trusty bicycle...The British sitcom,...

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Sir David Jason To Return In Full Series Of 'Open All Hours'?

By Michael West | 25th November 2013

The BBC were so impressed with a one-off Christmas special of the classic sitcom Open All Hours that a full series is being planned for 2014. Producer Gareth Edwards confirmed plans for a series to...

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Kate Beckinsale Unveils Plaque For Father Richard In Nottinghamshire Village

By Lauren James | 17th July 2013

Kate Beckinsale was accompanied by her mother, Judy Loe, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, in a Chilwell ceremony that saw the A-list Hollywood actress pay a visit to her late father's hometown for a...

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David Walliams Rules Out Hollywood Move

27th May 2013

Funnyman David Walliams has ruled out pursuing a Hollywood career, insisting he has taken inspiration from fellow Brits Rowan Atkinson and Ronnie Barker by staying away from Tinseltown.The Little Britain star has enjoyed brief roles...

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Ronnie Barker's Son Released From Jail After Three Months

14th February 2013

The son of legendary British comic Ronnie Barker has been released from prison after serving just three months of a year-long sentence for possessing child porn images.Adam Barker, 44, went on the run after being...

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Ronnie Barker's Son Lands 12 Month Jail Sentence Over Child Porn Possession

20th October 2012

The son of legendary British comic Ronnie Barker has been sentenced to 12 months behind bars after pleading guilty to charges of child porn possession.Adam Barker, 44, was quizzed by cops over the allegations in...

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Ronnie Barker's Son Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

29th September 2012

The son of legendary British comic Ronnie Barker has pleaded guilty to charges of child porn possession after spending eight years on the run from police.Adam Barker, 44, was first quizzed by cops over the...

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Ronnie Barker Honoured With Plaque At Childhood Home

28th September 2012

Beloved late funnyman Ronnie Barker is to be remembered with a special blue plaque at the English home where he grew up.The honour, which is traditionally placed at significant historical sites all over Britain, will...

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Ronnie Barker's Son Remanded In Custody Ahead Of Trial

22nd August 2012

The son of legendary British comic Ronnie Barker will stand trial for allegedly possessing thousands of child porn images.Adam Barker spent eight years on the run after being quizzed by police over the allegations in...

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Ronnie Barker's Son Arrested After Eight Years

24th July 2012

The actor son of British comedy legend Ronnie Barker has been arrested over child porn allegations after eight years on the run.Adam Barker skipped bail in 2004 after he was arrested by police on suspicion...

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Ronnie Corbett Rushed To Hospital After Celebration Meal

10th January 2012

It's been revealed that Ronnie Corbett, the much-loved veteran British comic, was taken ill while celebrating his Cbe. The 81 year-old was considered a much deserved recipient of the Queen's New Year's Honour following a...

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Fascinating Fact 10058

30th September 2010

A statue of late British comedian RONNIE BARKER was unveiled in Aylesbury, England on Thursday (30Sep10). The life-sized bronze tribute was placed in the town where the funnyman played his first show more than 60...

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Fascinating Fact 4559

21st December 2007

A handwritten script by the late British comedian RONNIE BARKER for his sketch ANNIE FINKHOUSE has been sold to a private buyer for $97,000 (GBP48,500), after going up for auction in London on Friday (21Dec07)....

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Corbett Denies Cocaine Rumours

10th October 2006

British TV star RONNIE CORBETT has laughed off rumours of drug abuse after convincingly simulating cocaine use on RICKY GERVAIS' comedy series EXTRAS last week (05OCT06). The episode saw Corbett, 75, and Gervais in a...

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Barker 'Welcomed Death'

15th September 2006

Late British TV star RONNIE BARKER welcomed death towards the end of his illness, according to his comedy partner RONNIE CORBETT. Barker and Corbett entertained audiences for years with their TWO RONNIES double act, and...

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British Actor Junkin Dies

7th March 2006

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT star JOHN JUNKIN died of lung cancer in the early hours of this morning (07MAR06). He was 76. The comedian and writer passed away in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England...

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Barker Honoured By The Stars

3rd March 2006

Friends and family of the late RONNIE BARKER celebrated the life of the comedy legend at London's Westminster Abbey today (03MAR06). Barker, who died in October (05) aged 76, was honoured by 2000 people who...

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Paltrow Falls For British Comedy

22nd February 2006

GWYNETH PALTROW considers herself an honorary Brit after two years living in London - she's even become a fan of cult vintage British comedy. The American actress has become hooked on re-runs of quintessentially-English...

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Barker Memorial Open To Fans

20th February 2006

The life of British comedy legend RONNIE BARKER will be celebrated with a London memorial service, open to family, friends and fans. A ceremony is to be held at Westminster Abbey on 3 March...

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Fascinating Fact 614

2nd December 2005

Late British comedian RONNIE BARKER will be honoured at the British Comedy Awards on 14 December (05) with his own accolade. The year's best writing talents will receive the Ronnie Barker Writer Of The Year...

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Corbett, Jason, Suchet Pay Tribute To Barker

4th October 2005

LATEST: British stars RONNIE CORBETT, SIR DAVID JASON and DAVID SUCHET have joined a host of celebrities paying tribute to late comedian RONNIE BARKER, who died yesterday (03OCT05). The comedy veteran passed away at...

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Ronnie Barker Dies

4th October 2005

Legendary British comedian RONNIE BARKER has died at the age of 76. Barker, best known for the BBC TV show PORRIDGE and his partnership with longtime funnyman collaborator RONNIE CORBETT, passed away peacefully at...

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The Two Ronnies To Make Tv Comeback

19th February 2004

Legendary British comedy duo THE TWO RONNIES are making a return to the small screen - 17 years after they officially retired their act. RONNIE BARKER, 74, and pal RONNIE CORBETT, 73, remain hugely...

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