Ian ‘don’t tell him Pike’ Lavender

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edited February 11 in Tributes
Sad news - RIP.
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 10813
    Just saw this - very sad indeed.  Dad's Army was one of my all-time favourite TV programmes.  Each character and each actor was an absolute gem, not least Pike/Lavender.  RIP.
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 13677
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    Uncle Arthur ?  Sometimes I think Dad's Army is seriously dated - Then you come across the odd episode and still find it amusing - Walker was probably my fav, along with Pike - RIP
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  • guitartangoguitartango Frets: 996
    Stupid Boy RIP
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 21950
    Sad news, I still think of him as "the young one" on Dad's Army.  Presumably he was the last surviving cast member?
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 10813
    Philly_Q said:
    Sad news, I still think of him as "the young one" on Dad's Army.  Presumably he was the last surviving cast member?
    He was :-(
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  • ArchtopDaveArchtopDave Frets: 1359
    How time passes. Never realised he'd reached such an age.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 16106
    As MrsTheWeary would tell you Pike wore an Aston Villa scarf. 
    Ian did a lot of other acting and presenting roles but I guess non as long lasting or as memorable as being Pike a much loved character. 
    RIP. 
    Tipton is a small fishing village in the borough of Sandwell. 
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 7292
    edited February 5
    another bit of your past dies each time these tributes flash up. "Pike - you were warned not to divulge your name...."
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  • JfingersJfingers Frets: 318
    RIP Private Pike/Ian Lavender. Another part of my earlier life gone.
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  • Rowby1Rowby1 Frets: 1243
    Sad. Part of many of our childhoods that show I’d guess. It actually stands up still to a great extent and I’ve recently introduced a couple of my Danish friends to it who absolutely love it and find it hilarious. 
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 2827
    Dad's Army worked on so many deeper levels than just slaptick 'they don't like it up 'em'. One of them was the relationship between Pike and Wilson, another was the representation of optimistic naivety. He played both roles perfectly. 
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 18049
    As MrsTheWeary would tell you Pike wore an Aston Villa scarf
    Ian did a lot of other acting and presenting roles but I guess non as long lasting or as memorable as being Pike a much loved character. 
    RIP. 
    A proud Brummie apparently.
    The last of the platoon to leave us, which as the youngest cast member, isn't that bad. RIP
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 12171
    blobb said:
    Dad's Army worked on so many deeper levels than just slaptick 'they don't like it up 'em'. One of them was the relationship between Pike and Wilson, another was the representation of optimistic naivety. He played both roles perfectly. 
    It was cleverly written. I always thought Mainwaring was played brilliantly by Arthur Lowe, but it was the little things the writers included that made the character… I don’t think we ever saw Elizabeth/Mrs Mainwaring but you could imagine what she was like and why Mainwaring was so scared of her, despite all his domineering bluster in front of the men. 

    RIP Pikey. Well played. 
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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 6027
    edited February 8
    Oh man, that's such sad news. The last of them now gone. I absolutely love Dad's Army, just been listening to an episode on Radio 4 plus this morning. It was so beautifully written and the casting was perfect. 
    Lavender was brilliant as Pike. 
    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • DeadmanDeadman Frets: 3803
    I was really sad about this one. ‘One’ as they’re coming thick and fast. Loved the guy and still enjoy Dad’s Army, it’s my default when there’s now else on the TV. You can’t beat it. Sleep easy Mr L.
    I play at my dining room table.
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  • Wasn't it Arthur Lowe's character Captain Mainwaring who coined the phrase "Don't tell 'em your name, Pike."?
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  • robinbowesrobinbowes Frets: 2993
    Wasn't it Arthur Lowe's character Captain Mainwaring who coined the phrase "Don't tell 'em your name, Pike."?
    <pedant> He said "Don't tell 'em, Pike" </pedant>

    Would be great if the OP could edit the thread title! :smiley: 
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 9483
    Wasn't it Arthur Lowe's character Captain Mainwaring who coined the phrase "Don't tell 'em your name, Pike."?
    <pedant> He said "Don't tell 'em, Pike" </pedant>

    Would be great if the OP could edit the thread title! :smiley: 
    Done! It was a deliberate ‘mistake’ since I wasn’t sure the correct line worked on its own.

    I play guitar because I enjoy it rather than because I’m any good at it
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