July 10, 2009 at 03:02 #12026PompeteMember
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For me there’s only one I hate – Quincy – always poking his nose into police business. I just want tell him your a ******* pathologist not a ******* detective – now **** off.
The one I like the most I think is Grissom in CSI Las Vegas, Althought H (who being a prat I do a good impression of) in CSI Miami runs him a close second. Strangely I’ve always thought of Corm as being a bit like Grissom – calmly run the good ship TRF, so to speak.July 10, 2009 at 03:33 #238836FriggoMember
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Erm, does God count?
On a more serious note, linking to a recent Lounge thread (re: the justice system), I wonder if those putting forward a vigilante mentality would appreciate more people like Bud White (click) around. He’s Russell Crowe’s character from LA Confidential- I don’t know how similarly he’s portrayed in the original novel- and one of my very favourite fictional characters.
That particular clip is a bit out of context within the scene, but you get the idea!July 10, 2009 at 13:46 #238885
Jack Regan, the hard-living hard man with a soft centre – John Thaw got that unforgettably right. I’d still call The Sweeney my favourite tv show of all time, loved it. Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch. I once almost ran Antonio Fargas over outside Newcastle Theatre Royal – he just looked at me and grinned I’ll never forget Clive Francis playing the decadent Major Hedges in Potter’s Lipstick On Your Collar – the highlight of one of the best things ever done for television for my money, so full of good things.
And lastly, Alexandra Bastedo playing Sharron Macready in The Champions, as I was besotted with her as a kid
Best leave it at telly as if I did film and novels as well I’d be here all day.July 10, 2009 at 13:50 #238886aaronizneezParticipant
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For a starter
Dylan from Magic Roundabout
Norman Stanley Fletcher
Any Eastenders character
Any Coronation Street character
Any Emmerdale character
David BrentJuly 11, 2009 at 09:47 #239074chloedMember
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sean the sheep
vince [just good friends]
nancy [oliver twist] – tart with a heart.
mr rochester [jane eyre ] – moaning martyr.
bathsheba [far from the madding crowd] – tart with no heartJuly 11, 2009 at 11:54 #239086
My favourite fictional characters are those Charles Dickens invented. I have read all Dickens’s novels and he encompasses every facet of the human psyche within his characters.
Gambling Only Pays When You're WinningJuly 11, 2009 at 14:19 #239108
I also love Dickens. If I had to pick a couple of favourite characters out of all of his fantastic creations they would be the debtor William Dorrit, and Estella from Great Expectations. I always ‘see’ Estella as a young Jean Simmons having watched Lean’s film many times. Which is no bad thing as she was perfectly cast.July 11, 2009 at 14:46 #239112moehatParticipant
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Love; Tess…..Hate; Angel Clare
.Love; Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans [sigh; a man that could build me a log cabin in the woods and protect me from everything]..oh, and Miss Havisham [my role model].July 11, 2009 at 16:53 #239139
..oh, and Miss Havisham [my role model].
Gambling Only Pays When You're WinningJuly 11, 2009 at 16:58 #239140PompeteMember
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Some excellent choices on here – I should of expected a high standard on TRF.
My favourite characters from literture are Owen and Barrington in Robert Tressell’s ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ a beautifully written book. Sadly Tressell died before the book was published and would never know of his place within the conscience of the British Labour Moverment.
Jack Regan is also a favourite of mine. When my daughter was little every Sunday morning we would go out on our bikes and when arriving back home would come in thru the back door. Every week my missus would be in the kitchen and she would shout "who’s that coming in the back door" and we would shout back "we’re the Sweeney and we want our dinner"July 11, 2009 at 17:23 #239142
Every week my missus would be in the kitchen and she would shout "who’s that coming in the back door" and we would shout back "we’re the Sweeney and we want our dinner"
Blimey I’d forgotten all about TRTP – I can barely remember it now but I did enjoy reading it.
^^ Miss Havisham a role model
I hope, Moe, you keep a fire extinguisher handy and don’t make a habit out of adopting young girlsJuly 11, 2009 at 20:48 #239168moehatParticipant
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist! Someone mentioned that on the telly a while ago and I couldn’t remember the name of the book or it’s author; I can now look out for it. Ahl Miss Havisham..my house has, alas, [through lack of funds] stayed pretty much the same for, what seems like forever; I’m not too good with a duster and can’t throw anything away. Which ending did they have in the film; the sad one or the happy one?July 11, 2009 at 22:00 #239181
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is an excellent novel; one of my favourites, in fact. The man who has championed it the most on tv
( and elsewhwere ) is Ricky Tomlinson.
Miss Havisham was a bitter and twisted old woman , hence the , and the notion that forum member, moehat, might have been of a similar disposition, would probably come as a shock to mostly everyone on here.
But alas, we are relieved to learn that the only slight connection with that sad old Victorian biddy, is that she only misses the odd hoovering day instead.
Gambling Only Pays When You're WinningJuly 11, 2009 at 22:30 #239183% MANParticipant
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Obviously my fictional role model is Victor Meldrew, with a touch of the Alf Garnet thrown in on a good day.July 11, 2009 at 23:18 #239187GeraldMember
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The female tomato from the cartoon TV series of The Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.July 12, 2009 at 00:48 #239201DroneParticipant
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American sitcomsJuly 12, 2009 at 15:23 #239254
For the most part I can’t abide American sitcoms either but I make an exception for The Phil Silvers Show/Bilko, which was top-notch I reckon.
Moehat: the Lean film had a fairly straightforward happy ending, with Pip and Estella walking off together into the future. A bit soft really but I didn’t mind that much, the rest of it being so good.
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