28 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 TV REPEAT Have you thought about registering? PEGGY, Peacefully passed away 1st August, aged 87. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Donations to British Heart Foundation via Goddards Funeral Directors, Fleet. CHAMPION - Everyone has a book in them Marion McMullen looks back at programmes from the past Anne never showed a moment’s Registering allows you to save important notices to your home page, as well as setting up custom alerts for funeral notices for a specific surname or area. LAURIE VERNON, died suddenly but peacefully on 10th July aged 77. Very much loved Husband of Caroline and Father of Stephen, Andrew, Nichola & Caroline. Devoted Grandfather of Isaac, Lysander, Seth, Harris, Marshall, Verity & Lillie. He will be very sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. If desired, donations can be made at www.funeralcare.co.uk/ tributes-and-donations or payable by cheque to British Heart Foundation C/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 68 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7PH JENKINS - It’s called an autobiography weakness 1 We look back to the launch of The Weakest Link when host Anne Robinson earned the title Queen of Mean It’s time to tell your story with the help of LifeBook, the world’s leading autobiography service. Find out how by contacting us on or visit Register today completely free of charge 0800 086 1019 lifebookuk.com ‘Y OU are the weakest link. Goodbye.” – Anne Robinson offered no sympathy for the losing contestants on The Weakest Link as they were forced to make their walk of shame departure. The quiz launched on the BBC 20 years ago on August 14 and saw Anne firing questions against the clock with a contestant making their exit each round. The former Watchdog consumer presenter took no prisoners and her withering putdowns became a large part of the show’s appeal. “In the Lord’s Prayer, what word beginning with H meaning blessed comes before ‘be thy name’? she asked one contestant. They replied “Howard”. Early working titles included Money Chain and The Missing Link before producers finally settled on The Weakest Link. They hoped viewers would accept a female presenter being rude to the contestants more readily than a man and Anne was an inspired choice. Her trademark parting shot of “You are the weakest link, goodbye” was even used by Tony Blair in the House of Commons. The quick-fire quiz featured celebrity specials and themed shows that included celebrity lookalikes, soap actors from EastEnders and a puppet version with Roland Rat and Soo from The Sooty Show introduced by a puppet Anne Robinson. Anne also presented an American version of the show and said: “I knew I’d conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.” Anne was also the voice of the deadly Anne quiz host droid on Doctor Who. The droid simply killed contestants who were the weakest link. The Anne droid also made a brief guest appearance in a Doctor Who themed special of The Weakest Link – until the real Anne pulled the plug on her metal counterpart. PETER JAMES, of Aldershot peacefully passed away on Sunday 19th July 2020. Funeral to be held at Aldershot Crematorium on Monday 17th August 2020 at 2.15pm. Due to the pandemic, only family to attend the service. No flowers but donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. WILSON - The gift of a lifetime funeral- notices. co.uk Announce, share and remember forever photo Adding a to your loved one’s tribute page is a way to personalise it, keeping their memory alive wonderful forever Anne Robinson could be pretty harsh but at least she never zapped contestants like her sci-fi counterpart, the Anne droid FAST FACT Anne Robinson – always smiling, but never short of a pithy putdown THE Weakest Link has been one of the BBC’s most successful franchises and versions of the quiz have been seen in more than 100 countries including Russia and Denmark. free photo print online Add a notice in to any and funeral- notices. Visit: co.uk Announce, share and remember forever PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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