Thursday, February 26, 2009


Wendy Richard, arguably the most recognizable face on British TV for many, many years died today. She gave this old geezer a ton of laughs (and probably as many tears) in her television roles. Thankfully, Are You Being Served? is still rerun on a regular basis.

It was a sad day for me, about a decade ago, when the nearest PBS affiliate dropped EastEnders from its Friday night lineup. I had watched the show from the beginning and was particularly affected by the trials and tribulations of Pauline (Wendy Richard) and Arthur (Bill Treacher) Fowler. The chemistry between the two actors was wonderful.

So sad.

Here's to you, Pauline. Thanks for the memories.


unokhan said...

don't know her, but she's a beauty

DoctorBoogaloo said...

Uno: Some day we'll have to get together for a night of Heineken and British comedy.