RIP Eric Sykes

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“For me there’s a daffodil in every dustbin.”

 

Eric Sykes, who died today. 

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Nick Gandon
10 years ago

Pardon??

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Ha!

David Holmes
10 years ago

We won’t see his like again.

And we have a very tenuous connection. Still in short trousers, I watched him and Tommy Cooper make ‘The Plank’ at the end of my road, in Hayes Middlesex.

Sad to say I was much too young to appreciate it. RIP Eric, thanks for the laughs.

Dawn
Dawn
10 years ago

There must be a flippin’ forest floor of daffs over at Co-op HQ!
I loved Eric Sykes – he reminded me of my father – sigh.

Quokkagirl
Quokkagirl
10 years ago

He had a sense of humour that, like the Milligan, was so much smarter and subtle than the average ‘woops there goes my missus’ so called comedians of his post war days. Apparently when he lost his hearing he would learn everyone else’s lines and lip read his cues

Reminds me of my dad to. He was funny. RIP Eric …..I SAID RIP

Belinda Forbes
10 years ago

He did a panto at Windsor and my daughter was one of the children invited onto the stage. He was so lovely with them all. I had to explain to her afterwards how famous he had been!

Mark Dittman
10 years ago

Rest in Peace Eric. I recall him & hattie in “Sykes” in the 70s, & watching the Plank & Rubarb (of which I have often been sited as saying frequently!!!) & adored them all. Wonderful, Charming, Gifted, talented Man. I’ll treasure the memories you have given me.

IAN PAYNE
IAN PAYNE
10 years ago

I am sad to hear of the recent death of comic genius Eric Sykes – last of the Vaudevillian style entertainers. He scripted so many marvellous comedy shows like THE PLANK and SYKES and wrote for others. So many great comedians appeared in his shows, many also sadly gone, but who can ever forget Eric, Deryck Guyler, Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis in SYKES and Tommy Cooper, Spike Milligan, Jimmy Tarbuck, Jimmy Edwards and Roy Castle, etc in THE PLANK. SYKES was the longest running TV sitcom ever made, starting in the early 1960’s and ending in 1980 and still holds… Read more »

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Ian, thank you very much for this unique insight into two lovely men. Thank you, too, for the link to your book. I didn’t know that Richard Wattis was a Wednesbury man. A Black Country hero!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Yes he lived in Hollies Drive at the side of the library

Archie Andrews
Archie Andrews
9 years ago

Mr Brough gave me my voice but you Eric, gave me the words! Archie Andrews.

DOROTHY KAZER
DOROTHY KAZER
9 years ago

Thank you, Eric, for all the pleasure you gave to our family, especially our mother who loved watching Sykes and Hattie.