So. Farewell then, Richard Briers.
I first encountered you in Ever Decreasing Circles, where you got to romance Harriet Jones.
Still, you’ll be most famous for The Good Life, in which you were married to Clemency Eddison.
Curiously, ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’ was the episode in which the Doctor reassured us that “There’s no Noddy”.
But there was, of course, and that was you too.
My children, of course, know you as the narrator of Roobarb and Custard. But you were great in Bob the Builder…
…in which you got to act alongside June Whitfield, famous in recent years for pinching David Tennant’s arse.
But to me, you will always be most remembered for bringing a bit of life and colour to a tedious Seventh Doctor story, by getting possessed…
…and then blown up by Bonnie Langford’s would-be boyfriend.
(You were also in a second-rate episode of Torchwood, but I’ve mostly blanked that from my memory.)
Sleep well, old chap. Enjoy catching up with Eddington. Continue reading