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24-04-2018, 07:04 PM
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Pug I remember his dad Pat McQuigan when he sang in a showband touring the dance halls in the 60’s, God rest his soul he died of cancer about 30 years ago. I thought he had a good voice.

“Patrick McGuigan was a famous Irish singer born in Clones, County Monaghan. McGuigan came into the national spotlight in 1968, when he competed for Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Chance of a Lifetime, arriving in fourth place” Wikipedia
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I thought I’d throw this spanner in the works while we’re on the subject of working ones passage, do you know who this actor is based on this Wikipedia information. The question marks are to hide his name.

"The son of an Aberdeen-born geologist and named after his father, ???? was born ???? in Lee, a suburb of Lewisham in South London, in 1907. Educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, ???? studied science at University College London, but left after a year and became a geology student at the University of Bonn, where he again left after just a year. He spoke many languages (possibly up to 20) including Spanish, French, Greek, Danish, Russian, German, Italian, Dutch and Gaelic.[3]
After university.
???? returned to the UK in 1927, and became a journalist with Reuters in London, alongside Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. After a year he emigrated to Canada, where he worked as an insurance salesman, taught English at a boys' school, became a lumberjack and mined for gold. He came back to Britain penniless, working his passage on a Dutch freighter washing dishes in the ship's galley to pay his fare.
On his return to Britain he served as secretary of the British Ice Hockey Association in the early 1930s and managed the national team at the 1932 European Championships in Berlin to a seventh-place finish. He combined his administrative duties in 1931–32 with a season as goaltender with the London Lions"

He was a well known British character actor during the 40’s 50’s and 60’s. He died in 1975 aged 68.
Clue, he had a double barrelled name and mostly sported a beard in his films. I have to say I was surprised to discover he was once a lumberjack (and he’s OK ), mined gold, and worked his passage home from Canada, he certainly doesn’t look that type on screen.
If yis can’t figure it out, all will be revealed tomorrow.
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I ain't got a clue, did he ever "Wag It", or Scrump, or disassociate himself, give us a shout in the morning.
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He must be James Robertson Justice.
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Originally Posted by Robert Junior ->
He must be James Robertson Justice.
he's still alive ain't he ??
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Originally Posted by gumbud ->
he's still alive ain't he ??


He was a well known British character actor during the 40’s 50’s and 60’s. He died in 1975 aged 68.
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Originally Posted by Robert Junior ->
He must be James Robertson Justice.
well if you take out the James it could be you RJ - but I do believe you are correct and therefore I claim half the first prize or a second prize if there is one - pugsie get back in line - you're way down the back [mind you by the way ya walkin you could be way up the back? - see ya still wearing ya kilt - ya big girls blouse!]
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If you geezers are correct, I can safely say I've never heard of him, that said, never paid much heed to thespians, even when performing in pairs.
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Sir Lancelot Spratt

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2008/11/gruff-justice/
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takes a sprat to catch a mackerel ?

There was a young sprat we called Lance
But his destiny was already dashed
He hung on a hook that was attached to a book
His job was to hang out and catch a Mack!
 
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