Saturday, 23 February 2013

On Roobarb and Custard

A few days ago we were saddened to hear of the death of the actor Richard Briers.  But we were pleased at least that amongst the endless discussions of The Good Life, and fewer mentions of his impressive later stage career, it was also recalled that he was the voice of the marvellous, magisterial Roobarb (and Custard).

And then yesterday the death of Bob Godfrey at the age of 91, the creator of R&C, was announced.  I also recall Great (his Oscar-winning film of the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel) and Karma Sutra Rides Again, as well as numerous shorts.  His style was unmistakeable..

But Roobarb and Custard was his masterwork

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