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Ben Roberts dies
« on: June 09, 2021, 04:10:56 PM »
Best known for playing the grumpy Chief Inspector Conway in The Bill between 1987 and 2002, Ben Roberts has died aged 70.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57417179

I remember when Conway was obsessed with finding out the source of drink in the station and ended up looking through Inspector Frazer's filing cabinets. Frazer then told him "I keep a change of underwear in that one, sir". Conway was often the source of comedy and Roberts was brilliant at portraying him, in particular his relationship with Brownlow.

Apologies if this better suited in Picture Box.


Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 04:19:38 PM »
I wonder[1] where the tradition of the agent/manager announcing an actor's death comes from.
 1. in the hope that someone may tell me

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Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 04:31:16 PM »
It comes from them being dead usually

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Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 04:35:43 PM »
I don't know anything about acting or being an agent, but I presume the agent would know who to contact in the media to let them know, and would be able to pull together quickly any information needed for the story.

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Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 08:02:03 PM »
It comes from them being dead usually

Except that time the manager got it wrong on someone in the last year. Some lady, I think.

Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 08:11:47 PM »
Thought this was about the old Middlesboro keeper, but that might not even be his name.

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Re: Ben Roberts dies
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 08:46:05 PM »
Sad news, RIP.

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