Brian Cant, Play School presenter, dies at 83

Brian Cant, Play School presenter, dies at 83

Children’s presenter Brian Cant has died at the age of 83. He was best known for presenting BBC’s Play School for 21 years from 1964, and Play Away from 1971 to 1984. His agent said he had been living with Parkinson’s disease and died at Denville Hall, a retirement home often used by those in the entertainment industry. A statement from the family said: “He lived courageously with Parkinson’s disease for a long time.” Cant…

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US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood one off Brian Harman's lead at Erin Hills

US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood one off Brian Harman's lead at Erin Hills

US Open round three leaderboard, Erin Hills -12 B Harman (US); -11 J Thomas (US), B Koepka (US), T Fleetwood (Eng); -10 R Fowler (US); -9 K Si-woo (Kor) Selected: -8 P Reed (US); -6 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -4 E Pepperell (Eng), S Garcia (Spa) C Champ* ((US), P Casey (Eng); -3 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -1 M Laird (Sco), A Johnston (Eng); +3 L Westwood (Eng); +4 J Spieth (US); +5 E Els (SA) *…

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Brian Matthew: BBC Radio 2 broadcaster dies at 88

Brian Matthew: BBC Radio 2 broadcaster dies at 88

BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew has died, his family has said. Matthew had presented Sounds of the 60s since April 1990. His last full show was broadcast in November 2016, but he returned in February for a final compilation programme. He also presented on TV, fronting ITV show Thank Your Lucky Stars which featured bands including The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Matthew died on Saturday at the age of 88. Obituary: Brian Matthew…

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Brian Cox to play Postman Pat scientist

Brian Cox to play Postman Pat scientist

Professor Brian Cox may know his way around a black hole and a Higgs boson particle, but how will he fare on Postman Pat’s home turf of Greendale? Find out this week when he appears on the CBeebies cartoon show as Professor Ryan Farrow, a space expert friend of Greendale’s resident inventor Ted Glen. The professor’s arrival is especially big news for Pat, who’s always wanted to be an astronaut. Postman Pat and the Space…

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