Saint posted:
Yogi19 posted:

I agree with Gordon Buchanan and David Jason.

Can we do posthumous ones - then I could nominate the wonderful and much missed Victoria Wood. 

I was pondering that but it's very easy to give posthumous awards - we could go back a long way

So hope everyone is ok with the living?

Is Gordon Buchanan well known enough, do you think?

I’m okay with the living.

Gordon is well known with those of us who watch wildlife programmes but perhaps not with others.

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Why has no one proffered the name of David Bowie yet. His contribution to music and film along with other branches of the arts. Leaving a legacy which will endure for many centuries, well, not too many if the climate crises proves too much for the human race to endure.!

Has he been taken to the public's hearts and held in affection?

Respected - yes. Held in affection - hmmm?

Saint posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Why has no one proffered the name of David Bowie yet. His contribution to music and film along with other branches of the arts. Leaving a legacy which will endure for many centuries, well, not too many if the climate crises proves too much for the human race to endure.!

Has he been taken to the public's hearts and held in affection?

Respected - yes. Held in affection - hmmm?

140 Million record sales would suggest he is held in affection by a considerable number of people. 

 

It's quite hard to really define who and who is not held in the public's affection. A lot of the people who get held up as n.t's are being done so by the press and media, whether people genuinely like them is up for debate, we would need a referendum. 

Saint posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

Why has no one proffered the name of David Bowie yet. His contribution to music and film along with other branches of the arts. Leaving a legacy which will endure for many centuries, well, not too many if the climate crises proves too much for the human race to endure.!

Has he been taken to the public's hearts and held in affection?

Respected - yes. Held in affection - hmmm?

Ermmmmm, yes, much affection. Bowie gets in.

 

as does Carnelian’s suggestion of Jack Munroe ... fabulous lady who has overcome many demons

I think to clarify the criteria (I know we have to ruthless)

 

David Bowie OR Paul McCartney

No question - McCartney cos he's more 'liked' and seen as an institution where as Bowie is too 'alternative'. Is he 'loved' by the Nation or respected?

See my point?

 

Saint posted:

I think to clarify the criteria (I know we have to ruthless)

 

David Bowie OR Paul McCartney

No question - McCartney cos he's more 'liked' and seen as an institution where as Bowie is too 'alternative'. Is he 'loved' by the Nation or respected?

See my point?

 

Neither 

Yogi19 posted:

Saint, can you confirm whether they need to be alive, because John Noakes and Freddie Mercury are dead. If you are allowing dead people, please can Victoria Wood be included? 

Sorry my mistake

 

Living ... or we could get very historical

Listy time - flexi

 

1 Vera Lynn

2 Judi Dench

3 Michael Palin

4 Stephen Fry

5 Delia Smith

6 David Jason

 

We'll have to forgo Bowie if we can't allow McCartney

AND - they have to be instantly recognisable and loved (not successful and admired)

 

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