The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™
Hello!

A very warm welcome to The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™ forum.

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and help us get to the truth about what really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann. Please note that your username should be different from your email address!

When posting please be mindful that this forum is primarily about the death of a three year old girl.

(Please note: if you register with the sole intention of disrupting or spamming, please don't expect to be a member for too long.)

Many thanks,

Jill Havern
Forum owner

'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

View previous topic View next topic Go down

'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by sharonl on 13.08.15 23:25

'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Stephen Lewis played an inspector who had a distinctive toothbrush moustache and used the catchphrase "I 'ate you Butler".
19:57, UK, Thursday 13 August 2015



Stephen Lewis who played "Blakey" in the hit TV sitcom On the Buses, has died aged 88.

The star died peacefully in the Cambridge Nursing Home, in Wanstead, east London, and was "in high spirits" right until the end, said his niece Rebecca Lewis.
"He was always singing and joking. We just want people to remember him," she said, adding he had been in the care home for about three years.
Lewis was best-known for his role as Inspector Cyril Blake in On the Buses, which ran for seven series from 1969 to 1973 on ITV.
There were also three spin-off films - On the Buses (1971), Mutiny on the Buses (1972) and Holiday on the Buses (1973).
1/5
[list=gallery__list]
[*]

"He was always singing and joking. We just want people to remember him," Ms Lewis said, adding he had been in the care home for about three years
[*]

Actor Stephen Lewis, who played Blakey in the hit TV sitcom On the Buses, has died aged 88
[*]

Lewis was best known for his role as Inspector Cyril Blake on the ITV show, which ran for seven series from 1969 to 1973
[*]

His character had a distinctive toothbrush moustache and used the catchphrase "I 'ate you Butler". Blakey was the bane of bus driver Stan Butler, checking up on him and conductor Jack Harper
[*]

The star died peacefully at a nursing home in Wanstead, London, and was "in high spirits" right until the end, said his niece Rebecca Lewis
[*]

"He was always singing and joking. We just want people to remember him," Ms Lewis said, adding he had been in the care home for about three years
[*]

Gallery: In Pictures: On The Buses Star Stephen Lewis
Actor Stephen Lewis, who played Blakey in the hit TV sitcom On the Buses, has died aged 88
[/list]


His character had a distinctive toothbrush moustache and used the catchphrase "I 'ate you Butler".
Blakey was the bane of bus driver Stan Butler's life, checking up on him and conductor Jack Harper and often threatening them with being fired for lateness.
Lewis, who was born in Poplar, east London, also starred in Last Of The Summer Wine, where he played "Smiler" Hemingway.
Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp wrote on Twitter: "RIP Stephen Lewis ... So pleased we worked together on The Krays. My thoughts are with your family and friends!"
Gary Kemp tweeted that Lewis was "a big part of my childhood and a gentleman to work with".
The actor's nephew, Peter Lewis, said: "He had terrible arthritis in one knee which really badly affected him, and many years ago he had prostate cancer - and whether that had come back we don't know."
Mr Lewis added: "I'll remember him as being a funny man."
He said his uncle's health had gradually declined over the past few years, but revealed he died "quite peacefully".
Mr Lewis said his 84-year-old mother Connie - Stephen's sister - was in the same care home.
"They looked after each other," he said.

____________________
"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" - Rebekah Brooks to David Cameron
avatar
sharonl


Posts : 3883
Reputation : 635
Join date : 2009-12-29

http://www.cold2012.org.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by Get'emGonçalo on 14.08.15 8:20

RIP Stephen

But I'm afraid I hated that character.

In fact I hated ALL the characters in that sitcom.

In fact I hated the show full stop!

Thank goodness 'Only Fools and Horses' came along.



What other sitcoms do members here like?
avatar
Get'emGonçalo


Posts : 9255
Reputation : 4659
Join date : 2009-11-25
Location : parallel universe

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.co.uk/

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by aquila on 14.08.15 8:37

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:RIP Stephen

But I'm afraid I hated that character.

In fact I hated ALL the characters in that sitcom.

In fact I hated the show full stop!

Thank goodness 'Only Fools and Horses' came along.



What other sitcoms do members here like?
RIP Stephen.

I couldn't stand On the Buses either.

Bless this House was another one I didn't like.

Terry & June...aaarrrggghhhh (even at the time).

...............


I loved The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
avatar
aquila

Posts : 8415
Reputation : 1533
Join date : 2011-09-03

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by Dawn French Fan :) on 14.08.15 8:46

Vicar of Dibley was a favorite of mine.
avatar
Dawn French Fan :)
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by comperedna on 14.08.15 9:57

'Dinner Ladies' was hilarious  - a complete delight.

comperedna

Posts : 699
Reputation : 53
Join date : 2012-10-29

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by aquila on 14.08.15 10:07

@comperedna wrote:'Dinner Ladies' was hilarious  - a complete delight.
I love that sitcom.

The entire comedy is available on YouTube.

Here is a link to series 1 episode 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itOWKJ957zA&list=PL55DF7FF48CA4C2F2
avatar
aquila

Posts : 8415
Reputation : 1533
Join date : 2011-09-03

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by aquila on 14.08.15 10:22

Last of the Summer Wine.
avatar
aquila

Posts : 8415
Reputation : 1533
Join date : 2011-09-03

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by comperedna on 14.08.15 12:07

I enjoyed that too... and Dad's Army

comperedna

Posts : 699
Reputation : 53
Join date : 2012-10-29

Back to top Go down

Re: 'Blakey' From TV Sitcom On The Buses Dies'

Post by angie o'plasty on 14.08.15 13:37

I cringe when I watch old On The Buses. Was it ever considered funny?

Even worse was Love Thy Neighbour.


Loved Rising Damp though.

____________________
Trust me, I'm not a Doctor.

angie o'plasty

Posts : 21
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-06-14

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
McCanns apt & hire car


Blood and cadaver alerts
dismissed by UK Government


Retired DCI Gonçalo Amaral: "The English can always present the conclusions to which they themselves arrived in 2007. Because they know, they have the evidence of what happened - they don't need to investigate anything. All this is now a mere 'show off'."

Retired murder DCI Colin Sutton: "I would also like to make the point that Operation Grange was so restricted from the start as to be destined to fail."

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley made public on national TV that Operation Grange is a complete fraud.

Ex-DCI Andy Redwood had a "revelation moment" on BBC's Crimewatch on 14th October 2013 when he announced that Operation Grange had eliminated the Tanner sighting - which opened up the 'window of opportunity', in accordance with their remit, to allow the fake abduction to happen.

Despite "irrelevant behaviour" from blood and cadaver dogs in the McCann's apartment, on Kate McCann's clothes, and in the car they hired three weeks after Maddie disappeared, Ex-Chief Inspector, Ian Horrocks, said: "The thought that Kate and Gerry McCann had anything to do with the death of their daughter is frankly preposterous."

Gerry McCann called for example to be made of 'trolls'. SKY News reporter Martin Brunt doorstepped Brenda Leyland on 2 October 2014. She was then found dead in a Leicester hotel room. Brenda paid the price. She paid with her life.

Ex-Deputy Chief Constable, Jim Gamble QPM, congratulated SKY reporter, Martin Brunt, on twitter for doorstepping Brenda Leyland on behalf of Gerry McCann.

Prime Minister Theresa May introduces Prime Suspect Kate McCann to Royalty: The Duchess of Gloucester.

Good Cop Down: The reality of being a police whistleblower
https://goodcopdown.wordpress.com/