Clive James

This afternoon.

Broadcaster, poet, memoirist and renowned television critic for The Observer, Clive James has died aged 80 after a long illness.

In a statement announcing the death of Clive James, United Agents said:

‘Clive James, poet, critic and broadcaster, died at his home in Cambridge on Sunday 24th November 2019. A private funeral attended by family and close friends took place in the chapel at Pembroke College, Cambridge on Wednesday 27th November.


Clive James, writer, broadcaster and TV critic, dies aged 80 (The Guardian)

Meanwhile, in 1988…

Meanwhile back in the present day…

Jonathan Miller, director and humorist, dies at 85 (BBC)

Earlier: Gary Rhodes Dead At 59


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10 thoughts on “Clive Gone

  1. Brother Barnabas

    very sad

    and on Miller, its worth noting that he was both Jewish and a friend and supporter of corbyn

    1. Bud Flanagan

      He was also rude and condescending to anyone he didn’t think was of use to him.
      To borrow a quote, there wasn’t a millionaire he didn’t like.
      Clive James, on the other hand, was a pure gent.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        a pure gent and an avid labour supporter

        i heard recently though that katie price is a fanatical tory supporter so it all balances out, I suppose

        1. :-Joe

          Hahaha…aaaah.. mercy…

          – I can never truly know and be sure but I’m 150% positive Clive James(and both Johnathan Miller and Gary Rhodes too) would have laughed out loud at reading that one..


  2. :-Joe

    Ahh.. Clive James, he was also an early unofficial mentor to many future well known and successful tv personalities well known by many TV audiences for his expoloring of strange foreign culture in an interesting and often hilarious way.

    I watched some of his old shows and interviews on YT a few months ago and while obviously the 80’s shows seem dated, their still worth checking out along with his other work. R.I.P.

    On brexit a few years back…

    On his imminent death…

    A great sense of humour all the way to the end…


    1. Chuckenstein

      Thanks for the links. loved his stuff in the late 80s and early 90s. I’m sad but my Dad will be more so. RIP, Clive.

      1. :-Joe

        Np you’re welcome, If you tell your Dad to punch his name into youtube you’ll find hours of his old shows and many interesting and hilarious interviews with various people over the years. – There’s a good one(of many) with Billy Connolly and David Attenborough talking about animals and various other random funnny ideas and anecdotes.

        He is more writer and poet than broadcaster and tv personality despite his fame for the latter and which he tried to discourage. If anyone’s interested, his books “Cultural Amnesia” and his autobiography “Unreliable memoir” are a good place to start.. or end…


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