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Roger Moore on Paul OGrady Show....

#1
....was my lass watching - not me ;)

Anyhow, Roger's just recited the poem about Pte Tommy Atkins on T.V. and given the lads a good heads-up - he's shocked at how we're treated....

Good lad Roger....

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the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
These guys have all served

Upon turning 18, shortly after the end of the war, Moore was called up for National Service. He was commissioned as an officer and eventually became a Captain. In his usual self-deprecatory style, he claimed that his commission was because he physically fitted the stereotype of an officer, rather than having any outstanding ability or leadership skills. Moore served in the Royal Army Service Corps, commanding a small depot in West Germany
 
#3
He has always been on the right side. I read something a few years ago about a stunt with a character who was to be brought into a Bond film he was playing in.

The scene involved the 'character' giving him his briefcase when he got off a plane. Apparently, the proposed character was Ronnie Biggs. From what I can remember Roger Moore got very angry about it and the scene was scrapped.
 
#4
dragosani said:
....was my lass watching - not me ;)

Anyhow, Roger's just recited the poem about Pte Tommy Atkins on T.V. and given the lads a good heads-up - he's shocked at how we're treated....

Good lad Roger....

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Cheers for that. I am now watching on +1. Would have missed it otherwise. Have to watch "fools and horses" DVD later.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Remember seiing something with Sir Michael Caine on TV
It was one of these awards shows(Daily Mirror/Star ?) and they were awarding the family of two RE's who had been killed IIRC
He started with I'm not here as Michael Caine tonight
I'm here as Maurice Micklewight Private British Army Infantryman
He also talked about his service on Parkinson a while back

IIRC it was reported he dosen't like the smell of Chinese food as it reminds him of when his unit was cut off by the Chinese in Korea
 
#6
Saw Sir Roger on telly today, I've heard the poem many times but done as it was with the selection if still photos and his obvious feeling for the matter, caused an invisible dust storm in my living room, thats why my eyes were watering, honest.
 
#9
Girls Aloud?
FFS
It was Bananarama
And her whats married to Ken from Bros is really heavily tanned these days

Edited to add MRDARTH nicked the keyboard and wrote the above :wink:
 
#11
Yeah, I caught that, Mrs RCP was watching it.
The lead up to the poem was really good.
O'Grady said to Roger, "I have never seen you angry - Do you ever get angry Roger"

Roger replied " Reading these papers today I do, 1. The way children are treated. 2. The way people take no notice and finally - The way our troops are being treated - a damn disgrace!"

He then passed a comment about the Generals saying the guys have the equipment knowing very well that they don't.

Well done Sir Roger - good on u!
 
#12
Roger is a brave one! I saw him in a documentary called "The Wild Geese". ****** got shot but still flew the lads home! Well done Roger!
 
#13
I watched it as well.... Sir Roger didn't go off in a rant.....but you could tell he was p'd off with the treatment the troops get.

I know how you feel about the backdrop of black & white and colour images to the tones of Sir Roger reading out Tommy Atkins, rebel_with_a_cause....... I was making the tea at the time, never realised that peeling spuds could make your eyes water so much.........
 
#14
Rackcatchplunger said:
He passed a comment about the Generals saying the guys have the equipment knowing very well that they don't.
Well done Sir Roger - good on u!
He said the guys have the equipment (in inverted commas) but they are still expected to do the job...... I don't think that any further comments were allowed on that particular show. Pity.
 
#16
Although its great to see such public figures supporting our troops and commenting on their lack of equipment etc.

Its all well and good going on TV saying things like, looking good and sympathetic etc but the likelyhood either of them actually DOING anything is virtually non-existant. All the people in the audience were also very supportive yet I suspect 90% of them would of forgotten it was even said before they got out the studio.

Sorry, but I am very cynical of things like that. Anyone can go on TV and say things like that (although I would suspect it did come from a limited personal connection, as stated, he has served), its ACTIONS that make a difference.
 
#17
Got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning didn't we. Any well founded publicity from well known persons is good. It shows that not only the man on the street is aware, but those whom you would suspect didn't give a f*** are also aware. He didn't do it to publicise a new book or film, he just said how he felt. Good on 'im!
 
#18
Ispeakcrabandpongo said:
Got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning didn't we. Any well founded publicity from well known persons is good. It shows that not only the man on the street is aware, but those whom you would suspect didn't give a f*** are also aware. He didn't do it to publicise a new book or film, he just said how he felt. Good on 'im!
I dont deny the sentiment behind it and I agree totally with what he has said.

However, being aware does not mean you give a fcuk and being 'aware' will not change anything. I suspect there are millions of people out there that are aware of the issues in Afghan, Iraq etc etc but personally they couldn't care less because it doesn't effect them.

As I said, maybe I am a bit over cynical?
 
#19
Harry_Monk said:
Ispeakcrabandpongo said:
Got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning didn't we. Any well founded publicity from well known persons is good. It shows that not only the man on the street is aware, but those whom you would suspect didn't give a f*** are also aware. He didn't do it to publicise a new book or film, he just said how he felt. Good on 'im!
I dont deny the sentiment behind it and I agree totally with what he has said.

However, being aware does not mean you give a fcuk and being 'aware' will not change anything. I suspect there are millions of people out there that are aware of the issues in Afghan, Iraq etc etc but personally they couldn't care less because it doesn't effect them.

As I said, maybe I am a bit over cynical?
I think so. The bloke is one of us, and he's speaking out in our name. Most importantly, he's someone that people will listen to, give airtime to, and print - And his words have no doubt sparked debate somewhere.

I know exactly what you're saying, but the fact that he's done anything puts him head and shoulders above 99% of self-obsessed 'celebrities'.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Harry_Monk said:
Although its great to see such public figures supporting our troops and commenting on their lack of equipment etc.

Its all well and good going on TV saying things like, looking good and sympathetic etc but the likelyhood either of them actually DOING anything is virtually non-existant. All the people in the audience were also very supportive yet I suspect 90% of them would of forgotten it was even said before they got out the studio.

Sorry, but I am very cynical of things like that. Anyone can go on TV and say things like that (although I would suspect it did come from a limited personal connection, as stated, he has served), its ACTIONS that make a difference.
IMHO he's making the average celebrity-obsessed tv-numbed member of our society think about what's being done to our service people. Most of them need a kick up the arrse to know what's going on behind the headlines in the Sun/Mail/Mirror, and how it affects humans. If Sir Roger makes just one of them give more to the RBL, his ACTION yesterday made a difference.
 

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