Friday, 6 January 2012

R.I.P Bob Holness

LAM would like to extend sympathy to the family and friends of Bob Holness, original host of "Blockbusters".

The host of a quizshow is a key ingredient of its success, and so Bob safely has his place in the pantheon of great TV questionmasters.

Bob himself never did play the saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street". I've seen and heard him in interviews where he seemed quite amused by the urban myth - of Stuart Maconie's creation apparently - but always categorically denied it. He knew that it was really Raphael Ravenscroft.

Bob did, however, play James Bond , on the radio, and was I believe proud of being the first person to do so.


Jack said...

Indeed. Such very sad news. I was just watching an old edition of Call My Bluff on YouTube the other day. I can only add my condolencies to those that have already be expressed.

DanielFullard said...

Sad news