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Richard's final Countdown by perfectbitch on 28 June 2005 11:16am
Just a line to say how sad to lose his life so young. I used to watch sometimes and my kids used to compete against each other with the maths. Condolences to his family.
Re: Richard's final Countdown by Spursfan on 28 June 2005 1:00pm
I agree. He came across as such a nice friendly chap.

Countdown will not be the same without him - he seemed so comfortable in his role as presenter/chairman, whatever. He really made the show his own. Oh and those puns - some of which were so clever!

I wonder if they'll carry on with the show - I know they had people lined up to sit in 'Richard's Chair' while he was ill. Will it ever be the same?

He'll be sadly missed.

Re: Richard's final Countdown by bsh1878 on 28 June 2005 3:54pm
Yes he will. Watch Countdown now and again and it won't be the same.
Re: Richard's final Countdown by Hells Bells on 28 June 2005 11:00pm
I know he's known for countdown, but he was also an excellent reporter - a tragic end to one so young - TV doesn't have enough people on it that have infectious smiles and warm, kind personalities. Helen.
Re: Richard's final Countdown by Spursfan on 29 June 2005 10:16am
Who could forget the ferret incident?!!

Re: Richard's final Countdown by irishladette on 29 June 2005 10:38am
Richard will be missed by so many people, he was the face of Channel 4
Re: Richard's final Countdown by Diamond on 3 July 2005 12:13am
I was very lucky to have been to the countdown studios last december - i was there for a recording with russell in dictionary corner - and i saw the whole week of countdown recorded in two sessions that day - it was fascinating to see how the programme evolved - i have been a fan of countdown for years and of russell too - i met Richard and he very kindly signed his book * him off* for my mother - i will treasure that - it was such a memorable day for me - i have one or two photos of richard and the studio - they gave us permission to do so and were very good about everything - there were lots of students in the audience - i some how managed to be on the tv when it was broadcast in january this year for 4 of the 5 days

RIchard was quite often on other programmes - like liverpool cathedral christmas concert last december - i feel for his partner katherine too - he was taken too soon and will be missed but will leave a legacy and presence and memories for us all.


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