Syd posted:
Rexi posted:

They’re all a bit ... old, and boring Rents.

 

How about a bit of Jools ... well, it is new year!?

Love a bit of Jools at New Year, but the Rap is making my ears itch at the moment..............

Yup, thankfully it didn’t last long!!

HNY Syd xxx

Rexi posted:

They’re all a bit ... old, and boring Rents.

 

How about a bit of Jools ... well, it is new year!?

They have to earned their place in people's affection - i guess that takes time.

National means they must be a household name too.

We could start a new list (in a  new thread) for "Nominated" National Treasures BUT that's soooo subjective to never reach an end

Baz posted:
Saint posted:

1 Vera Lynn

2 Judi Dench

3 Michael Palin

4 Stephen Fry

5 Delia Smith

6 David Jason

7 Billy Connolly

8 Barbara Windsor

9 David Attenborough

 

 . . . and ten?

How about Agatha Christie ?

machel posted:

I am still thinking!  Wouldn’t agree with Barbara Windsor,   Pam Ayres?  Jessica Ennis? 

Agatha Christie is dead = no

Pam Ayres is good - hmmm - better than Michael McDonald, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Tarbuck, Gloria Hunniford, Esther Rantzen, Davina?

Saint posted:
Baz posted:
Saint posted:

1 Vera Lynn

2 Judi Dench

3 Michael Palin

4 Stephen Fry

5 Delia Smith

6 David Jason

7 Billy Connolly

8 Barbara Windsor

9 David Attenborough

 

 . . . and ten?

How about Agatha Christie ?

machel posted:

I am still thinking!  Wouldn’t agree with Barbara Windsor,   Pam Ayres?  Jessica Ennis? 

Agatha Christie is dead = no

Pam Ayres is good - hmmm - better than Michael McDonald, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Tarbuck, Gloria Hunniford, Esther Rantzen, Davina?

No one has anybody like Pam, she is different, some of the above are all of the same 

Syd posted:
Rexi posted:

They’re all a bit ... old, and boring Rents.

 

How about a bit of Jools ... well, it is new year!?

Love a bit of Jools at New Year, but the Rap is making my ears itch at the moment..............

The Stereophonics were as boring as ever.  Stormzy wasn't as good as his press has led me to believe.  Good to see The Selecter (old friends of the show) on again, for a bit of seasonal skank-along Ska.

1 Vera Lynn

2 Judi Dench

3 Michael Palin

4 Stephen Fry

5 Delia Smith

6 David Jason

7 Billy Connolly

8 Barbara Windsor

9 David Attenborough

10 Pam Ayres

11 Christopher Biggins

12 Paul McCartney

13 Trevor McDonald

14 Joanna Lumley

15

 

And one more required . . . it must be someone who is a household name and loved by the public on the whole - so not David Bowie or a politician.

Being respected, successful or a 'giant' in their field is not enough - nor is a currently popular fad - so no Robbie Williams or Emma Willis.

You don't have to 'like' them - only recognise they are home grown, instantly recognisable and raise a smile when mentioned.

And that they represent something quintessentially "British".

Saint posted:
Moonie posted:
Saint posted:

Jonny Ball  - think of a number !!! 

I liked him 

And that's the response we need

Instantly remembered and loved

We may have to do a list of 20

I like him too....and as it’s 2020 I think a list of twenty is very appropriate 

Saint posted:

Nicely put @Baz - twenty it is then

 

Helen Mirren? Not sure if she's a lovie.

More like Virginia Wade as everyone seems to hold her in high regard and she represents "Britishness" - even though it's a vague concept

I like Helen Mirren.....and Olivia Coleman ....and David Suchet 

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