National Treasures

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cathryn, 22 Feb 2008.

  1. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Just watching footage of Bruce Forsyth at 80, it occurred to me he's a bit of a national treasure. Who else would you say is a National Treasure?

    I'd go for Brucie, Ronnie Corbett, Terry Wogan, Felicity Kendal, Stephen Fry (contentious, this one, I know) and the Queen.

    Any advances?
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Sorry, Brucie does not do it for me. Never has done. To me he never comes across as quite as funny as he thinks he is. Sorry :sad:

    Ronnie Corbett: definitely

    Saint David of Attenborough: the man is a god, never mind a treasure :sad:

    Victoria Wood
    Julie Walters
    The two Johns: Bird & Fortune
    Mark Thomas
    Aubrey Manning
    Heinz Wolff: my favourite mad scientist
     
  3. TVC

    TVC Guest

    David Attenborough
    Helen Mirren
    Gromit
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I forgot Michael Palin. Absolutely!
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Pah! Heinz Wolff is the very definition of how a mad scientist should look!

    Wilf Lunn is merely wonderfully eccentric

    :sad:
     
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Palin - definitely
    Not Johnny Ball. Definitely not Johnny Ball.
     
  7. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Brucie is a national disgrace not a treasure. He is well past his sell by date (about 40 yrs in my opinion) and should be banned from appearing on television. A lecherous, unfunny, boring old man.
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Not just me thinking that then, gavintc!
     
  9. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Stephen Fry.
    Dame Judy Dench.
    Delia.
    Murray Walker.
     
  10. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I agree with Cathryn, Brucie is definitely a national treasure.
    Edwin Morgan
    Clement Freud
    Humphrey Lyttleton
    Johnny Ball
    Richard Briers

    Wafflycat - Aubrey Manning was a teacher of mine at uni! What a guy. And I think Ronnie Corbett grew up around here. Don't reckon he's a NT though. I also take exception to Delia being on this list!
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Yeh, but he gave us his daughter as well. ;)
     
  12. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Amy Winehouse (maybe in years to come?)
     
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    A worthy addition to the list!
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Oh yes, for 'Earth Story' if for nothing else, Aubrey Manning is a national treasure. In that, he's on a par with St David of Attenborough, but the output of StDoA is greater.
     
  15. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Sadly, I don't think she will last long enough to become a treasure. She has an amazing voice and talent, but I don't think she will be around for more than 5 yrs and I do not think we will see a 2nd album. Very sad - better than most.
     
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