Nice to call you..
Everyone was sad at the news of the death of Sir Bruce Forsyth. He was of course one of Britain’s greatest and best loved entertainers on shows from The Generation Game to Strictly Come Dancing. For the inhabitants of Telegraph Towers, we all had a special soft spot for Bruce. Back in 2009, reporter Kirsten Beacock was putting together a tribute piece after the death of Peterborough entertainer Edmund Hockridge.
The phone rang and somebody shouted across the office: “Kirsten, I’ve got Bruce Forsyth for you.’’
And indeed it was, not his agent or some lackey but the
great man himself.
He chatted away happily for a quarter of an hour paying tribute to his old pal who he called ‘a real gentleman’.
It’s hard to imagine many of today’s generation of stars would take the time to contact a local newspaper.