Spotted in SE23


#21

I can’t remember him in it either & I was also a huge fan on Ab Fab :blush:


#22

My daughter really likes Idris Elba too & will be disappointed. Although there was no chance of her being there either as she works in Bromley.


#23

Sorry think I’ve got the wrong programme :wink:


#24

This may have solved a mystery for me – I once sat in the Dartmouth Arms convinced that a bloke a few seats away was Peter Baikie from Absolutely (I’m also a huge fan!) Unfortunately, the way I dealt with this was by staring at him, rather than picking an opportune moment to ask politely. (A friend of mine met him a few years later, at an Absolutely reunion, and said he’s a top bloke.)


#25

I got a box set of Absolutely a few years back - some sketches had aged but many still made me laugh out loud. The Stoneybridge council ones are still funny.

Suspect I might have walked past Gordon in the street although as I am rubbish at faces, that’s not entirely surprising!


#26

Do the Absolutely fans here know they have reformed on Radio 4? It’s true, it is!


#27

My memory is getting patchy.

Jack Docherty (no relation) and Moray Hunter were two of the principal writers for the Absolute series.(1989-93).

I moved her in '91 and now have recall (late) that one or both were resident at that time in Forest Hill. Am I mistaken ?

There are episodes on YouTube - but I am cautious that the nature of the sketches and the anglo-saxon expletives might be too much for sensitive ears on here.


#28

It was Pete, he lived above us in FH. A great neighbour and a true gent. He is the reason I was with Gordon Kennedy, they are mates.


#29

Thanks for confirming. And very belated apologies to Pete for the weird fangirling!


#30

No - that’s excellent news! Will go and take a look


#31

Correct except that he used to live on Honor Oak Park.


#32

I stand corrected :blush:


#33

I thought he had actually lived on Honor Oak Rise, next door to an old friend. But i could be wrong.


#34

Alicia Keys played a gig a while back.


#35

Ha, Ian Wrights Mother In Law used to live a few doors from me on Rockbourne Road.

Lovely lady Ruby is & he used to pop by most Sunday’s on his Harley & have a kick around with the kids, he was a really down to earth guy.


#36

Charlotte Rampling’s son Barnaby lives on Thorpewood Avenue - many live in FH!

Not telling anyone about my customers that just pop by & don’t want to be noticed :+1:


#37

I’ve seen Charlotte Rampling at Sylvan Post, and Josh O’Connor several times in Sainsbury’s (I think he lives locally)


#38

#39

The Hotel was my favourite pub in Forest Hill. Such a shame it closed. I was lead to believe that the bottom floor or part of it was to remain as a bar/pub of some type. Never happened.


#40

Moray Hunter bought our flat in Ewelme Road corner of Devonshire Road. Coronation Street star ken morley used to live in the ground floor flat.