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    Brian Cant RIP

    Noooooooooo!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Oh dear, lovely memories of watching Play School as a child.


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    A voice from my childhood, Play School, Trumpton etc.

    RIP Brian.

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    Oh no !!!! Surely not :(

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    For me, like John Noakes, part of my childhood. RIP

    Playawayaway!

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    I'll always remember him in The Organ Gang. "I'M BRIAN CANT!".

    RIP

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    Dismayed to hear that.

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    I'm really starting to feel old.

    Remember when we only had about 1/2 hour to 1 hour of children's tv? And on two channels!!

    Loved playschool and trumpton.

    Anyone heard Half Man Half Biscuits song "trumpton riots"?


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    Best name ever for playground jokes. Happy memories - thanks Brian

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    Brian Cant RIP

    Such a shame, another with Parkinsons, poor bugger.

    RIP Brian, loved Trumpton.


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    Such a gentleman, always with a joyous twinkle in his eye!

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    Remember watching play school with our children, Brian Cant was a great presenter. Seems a long time ago now. R.I.P. Brian,

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    Him and the legend Derek Griffiths were my youth

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    You really start to feel old when your childhood starts to pass away in droves.

    "It's the through the ........round window"

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    The names come back and he brought them to life.
    I think I'm mourning my own childhood as much as his loss. He was such a big part of it and i'd almost forgotten.
    Brian..i'd like to say thank you.

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    Quite an achievement to be remembered by so many, so long after retirement.

    Part of our childhoods.

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    Very saddened to hear of Brian's death. Huge talent and forever a part of my memories of childhood - and beyond. Glad to hear he got a BAFTA in 2010. Should have got a knighthood!

    "I phoned a friend and told him I'd got Parkinson's. He said, 'What night are you on?'" [Brian in a BBC interview]

    RIP Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Should have got a knighthood!
    agreed, another who should be knighted for services to children's TV and well being is Derek Griffiths aged 70 and still going strong.

    Heads and Tails !


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    Play School/Play Away, Only worth watching with Brian Cant and Derek Griffiths in, and I knew that as a 5 Year old, there is no higher praise.......RIP Brian!

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    Sad to hear this.
    Dave E

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    Fond memories of watching Play School and Play Away, and then, many years later (1993?) watching Dappledown Farm with my 4 year old daughter, he had me in stitches watching that.

    I agree, should have got a knighthood.

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    Remember him from play school RIP

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