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William Simons has died

He played Alf Ventress in Heartbeat (June 2019)

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Neil Jones Founding member
rob posted:
Is Jim Bowen still alive?

Yes. He’s the present Pope



Super smashing great.

18 days later

Roger Mellie
Heartbeat should have been axed years before it was really - it was just going through the motions once it got stuck in 1969.

And even though it was technically stuck in 1969 for years, it was a sort of mishmash of different parts of the 60s happening at the same time. So you had things like man landing on the moon and steam trains on the railways co-existing.

Funnily enough, that railway line closed in 1965 (re-opening in 1973 as a heritage railway). Heartbeat did run 30 years in parallel for the first few series-- up until the series shown in 1999-- then timeline got 'stuck' in 1969 thereafter.

I seem to remember William Simons had a recurring part on Darling Buds Of May too, as a Ventrus-esque character.

Jim Bowen shuffled off this mortal oche on 18 March last year... though that could be a rumour spread by the Vatican.
Last edited by Roger Mellie on 12 July 2019 9:41pm

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