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Farewell Simon Dee

August 30th, 2009 (01:37 pm)

Somewhere in the imagination of those with a nostalgia for times before they were born, a man in an E-type Jaguar will forever be driving out of a multistorey car park. An attractive woman will jump into the passenger seat, and away they will go. Something in the camera angles will tell us that this image, grainy telerecording though it is, is meant to be impossibly glamorous, and even at this distance, it almost is. Such was fame in the days of the so-called "Icarus of broadcasting", star of Radio Caroline and BBC 1, whose media wings melted long ago, but who died yesterday.

Simon Dee (1935-2009)

Dee-Construction, from Channel 4, via YouTube


Posted by: GaramondBophin (garamondbophin)
Posted at: August 31st, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)

Some of us are old enough to remember Simon Dee driving his Jaguar when it was first broadcast! It is always sad to hear that someone you enjoyed watching has died (although it was my sister, rather than me, who was the big fan in our house, as I recall), but I think more of my nostalgic imagination is taken up with a man driving a Lotus and walking into an underground car park...