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ABC To Run Classic Countdown In Original Timeslot

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will play classic Countdown episodes in the show’s original timeslot from 17 September. Classic Countdown will air on Sunday nights...

US comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

20 August 2017 American comedian Jerry Lewis - famous for his double-act with Dean Martin and his starring role in slapstick comedy films during the...

Didn’t He Do Well? : Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

18 August 2017 Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host...

Martin Landau, star of Space 1999 and Mission: Impossible, dies aged...

15 July 2017 Martin Landau has died. He was 89, and his death was confirmed by his publicist "following a short hospitalisation". Arguably Landau’s career high...

Grotbags star Carol Lee Scott dies aged 74

6 July 2017 Children's TV star Carol Lee Scott, best known as Grotbags the witch, has died aged 74. The entertainer appeared in several children's programmes...

TV Batman actor Adam West dies at 88

10 June 2017 Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the hit 1960s TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West died...

Chuck Berry, Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

18 March 2017 Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with hits including Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock &...

Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies

25 December 2016 Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and...

Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt dies

24 December 2016 Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said. He died from a severe infection...

Robert Vaughn, Man from UNCLE actor, dies aged 83

11 November 2016 Actor Robert Vaughn, best known as the secret agent Napoleon Solo in The Man from UNCLE, has died aged 83. Vaughn was also...

1960s singer Bobby Vee dies aged 73

24 October 2016 Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,...

Coronation Street’s Hilda Ogden has died aged 90

15 October 2016 Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden and Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged 90. Alexander portrayed...

Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies at 83

29 August 2016 Gene Wilder died today at his home in Stamford, Connecticut due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The 83-year-old comedian and actor had...

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

13 August 2016 The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness. Kenny...

Television sitcom writer Carla Lane dies, aged 87

31 May 2016 Television writer Carla Lane, who created shows including 1980s Liverpool sitcom Bread, has died aged 87. Lane, who was born in Liverpool and...

Mr Ed star Alan Young dies at 96

19 May 2016 Actor and comedian Alan Young - who starred alongside a talking horse in the popular sitcom Mr Ed in the 1960s -...

Emile Ford dies in London, aged 78

11 April 2016 Emile Ford has died in London, aged 78. Ford was born Michael Emile Telford Miller on 16 October 1937, in St Lucia, Windward Islands...

Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

31 March 2016 Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most popular entertainers, has died aged 85 surrounded by his family. Corbett first came to fame on The...

Andy ‘Thunderclap’ Newman dead aged 73

30 March 2016 Musician Andy "Thunderclap" Newman has died aged 73. The pianist for British band Thunderclap Newman died at his home in London. Pete Townshend of...

Child Star Patty Duke Dies at 69

29 March 2016 Patty Duke, the Oscar-winning actress renowned as a child star of stage, film and television, who, amid public struggles with bipolar disorder,...

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