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night, this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: night, adlines at 8pm: tributes have been paid to the legendary entertainer sir bruce forsyth, who has died at the age of 89. from strictly come dancing to the generation game, he was one of britain's best—loved stars. welcome to the generation game. nice to see you. he'd entertained millions of people in a career spanning over 7 decades — his friend jimmy tarbuck remembered his star appeal. he was, without doubt, a national treasure. he deserved his knighthood. police in spain believe a much bigger attack was being planned by those behind the terror atrocities in barcelona and cambrils, in which 1a people were killed. two people are dead and several others injured after a stabbing in the finnish city of turku — police shot a man suspected of carrying out the attack. president trump's chief
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strategist steve bannon, who masterminded his election victory, has been sacked from the white house. good evening and welcome to bbc news. one of the biggest stars of british television — sir bruce forsyth — has died this afternoon at the age of 89. his career had spanned more than 70 years and included sunday night at the london palladium, play your cards right, the generation game and more recently strictly come dancing. he retired from strictly in 2014 after presenting the programme for more than ten years. his former co—presenter tess daly said today she was heartbroken to hear of his death and called him a friend, a gentleman and a true legend. our correspondent david sillito looks back on his life. live from london, this is strictly come dancing.
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please welcome your hosts... bruce forsyth! when it comes to tv history, bruce forsyth was simply the face of saturday night. strictly come dancing, the last hurrah in a career that went back more than 70 years. the boy bruce, the mighty atom wasjust the beginning of a life of song, dance and comedy. # that's why the lady is a tramp! business, that's exactly what he had. there are things he could call on, he could handle it. and when things went wrong, he could step in and put them right. of course, those shows were live. that's when he was in his pomp, live. sunday night at the london palladium in the ‘60s was his big break. beat the clock showed
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that he could make a game show must—watch tv and turn members of the public into prime—time entertainment. that's it! you've won! nice to see you, to see you... nice! and nowhere showcased the talent better than the generation game in the ‘705. this is another phyllis here. i don't like being called phyllis. my name's phyl with a y. phyl with a y? all right, darling. a bit like that? there's another bundle of trouble. nice to see you, didn't he do well? the catchphrases became part of national life. a swing ball game, there we are. goodness me. didn't he do well? among the tributes today, the director—general of the bbc lord hall said he was one of our greatest entertainers. he defined saturday night.
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after that, play your cards right on itv — another successful game show. are you going to go on? tony blair insists that weapons of mass destruction will eventually be found in iraq. well, it would be nice to see them, to see them... nice! on have i got news for you he reminded tv what a pro he was. if he had a regret, it was not making it in america, in films and his main love, as a song and dance man. this could save the whole show. just do as i do. it'll be like the generation game, all right? you're never quite prepared for the end, are you? he was such a remarkable, iconic figure. there's no more remarkable in all of television history in this country, that's the kind of man we're talking about. sir bruce forsyth.
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he first appeared on the bbc in 1939. 70 years later, he was still there — still the king of saturday night. # i love you! # fly me to the moon! since news of his death, a number of celebrities and close friends have commemorated his life. his long—term co—host on strictly come dancing, tess daly said: his other strictly come dancing co—host claudia winkleman tweeted: and lead judge on the show, len goodman has said:
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former strictly come dancing star ann widdecombe praised sir bruce for the support he gave to all the contestants as host of the show. joining me is tv critic caroline frost. wonderfully encouraging, never critical, always humorous. it is the sort of programme because it is big and complicated web ins can go wrong. he never lost his cool, he
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was always ready with the joke and a laugh. with bruce, what you saw on camara was very much what you got in person. he didn't put on an act for the camera. he was just as client and just as funny off—camera as he was on. nobody could imagine strickler come dancing without bruce. that was where he was very wise because so many people retire and he obviously decided it was getting a bit much so she retired very gently. the first was he didn't do the result show and then he only did some shows and then it went on until he retired and made yesterday rates is, really. so, that was a very, very wise way to handle the
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end of a career. you were popular on the programme, he did make some money remarks about your antics when you were dancing as well but it was a lwa ys you were dancing as well but it was always about entertainment. yes, bruce got a huge amount of fun out of my antics, i was the first politician they ever had. john sargent was the first real comedy contest sargent was the first real comedy co ntest a nd sargent was the first real comedy contest and they had but i handed up a lot more thanjohn. i think re—spot mac attitude was part of that enjoyment. he could also dance and play the piano as well. yes, and, sometimes, because of his later roles, as the facilitator, the commentator, though guy who did the links and kept everything going but he himself could dance and sing and entertain and it is worth
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remembering that. des o'connor has been paying tribute to bruce as well. he says, this is incredibly sad, he has such warmth and humour and such talent. i have known him a lifetime, i toured with him in the early days, he was contrite from the start, this is such a sad day. 0n the line is broadcaster and strictly contestant, nicholas 0wen. tell us about your encounters with bruce forsyth. i was on strictly come dancing. people might forget because it was 2006 and i made one appearance at the very gaming. the so appearance at the very gaming. the so keen so i was out. but bruce was
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fantastic. it is interesting that phrase, your my favourite. when the panel gave me a bit of a roasting, and particularly craig revel horwood, bruce turned around and said, never mind, nick, you're my favourite for up and thought, that is the end of may. but it is typical of the kindness of the man. the professional less of the man. it is something i appreciated not on that programme but also on other projects. he was absolutely and —— utterly professional. if you are prepared and got yourself sorted out, he was fantastic. it was a treat to watch someone so accomplished, professional working and seeing them up close and doing it. in my case, i had grown up with
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him. he had been all the quiz shows when i was much younger, and a sunday night at the london palladium. 0n sunday night at the london palladium. on one occasion, we were handed out awards together and i had to introduce them to firemen who had done the most amazing things and wrist was there to actually hand over whatever it was they got, but trophy of some sort, and bruce was on the stage beside me. but it was the way he was with people. everybody loved him. the warmth of the man as they are broached, as we all laughed and he said just the right thing. and all for a lot of formers on the television are not quite the same people in other areas of their life. but bruce, he was, and hejust of their life. but bruce, he was, and he just have this magnificent magnetic personal touch. digital
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play golf with him? you know, i never quite made with him, i played very close to him, a charity match, i was very close to him, a charity match, iwas ina very close to him, a charity match, i was in a groupjust behind him. let's be clear, bristol his golf very seriously. he played it very seriously, and i got a feeling that i would that would be the one place where the jokes would be in short supply. and of course, he lived at we ntworth supply. and of course, he lived at wentworth club right beside the course. and he was very competitive, of course. 0ne shouldn't be surprised by that. that came through on the golf course. needless to say, if his name was attached to a golf competition, the charity match with lots of money being raised, you could bet your life people were desperate to get involved and hand over lots of money so everyone was very happy about it. hard to imagine
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anyone else could carve a place in the nation's heart in quite the same way. i think that is right. what struck me on strictly was he really was the star of the show. lenny is fantastic, of course, but he had that absolute magic. and i will tell you something else about strictly. 0nce you something else about strictly. once you have been on it, they say would you like to come back now and then. bruce would come on before the show was actually on the telly, before it went out, and he would do a warm up, before it went out, and he would do a warm up, basically, and that, to me, was the best part of the show, ifiam me, was the best part of the show, if i am absolutely honest. i loved that, that was the old routes. i rememberfrom the that, that was the old routes. i remember from the early shows on the television, and he could still do it, and he could do the dance steps and the wonderful occasion when he came waltzing past, he stopped and
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looked down and remembered something i had told him about my wife and he said, oh, lady golfer, a? and then he went off. he was just at macro oh, gosh, he will be so missed. the energy he brought to everything he did, he never stood still. you are a ptly did, he never stood still. you are aptly right about that energy. he was very keen about keeping fit. took exercise extremely seriously. that was extraordinary is to me. live television, whatever you do, you are doing live television moment, martine, so you will know it isa moment, martine, so you will know it is a tiring business, whatever level you do it. you then take someone in their 80s doing the most popular saturday night show and you have to be there with the auto cue, there is an autocue, yes, but it doesn't a lwa ys
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an autocue, yes, but it doesn't always work properly, you've got to be prepared for people to say odd things and for craig revel horwood to be terribly mean about somebody who didn't deserve it, you have to jump who didn't deserve it, you have to jump about. he had to be so on the ball every second. nick owen, lovely to talk to you, hope to see you soon. we can show you a tweet from one of the other strictly co ntesta nts. one of the other strictly contestants. so sad, and new star in heaven, and national treasure, i will for ever treasure the fun times we had together. steve bannon has left his job at the
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white house. i am hoping... steve bannon has left his job at the white house. iam hoping... yes, we can, as! white house. iam hoping... yes, we can, as i sneak a white house. iam hoping... yes, we can, as i sneaka peek white house. iam hoping... yes, we can, as i sneak a peek over my shoulder, we can speak to our correspondent in washington, we are going to do that in a moment, i believe. but first, let's look at what has been happening in finland today. police say two people have died and at least six others have been injured in the city of turku. the suspect was shot in the leg by police and ta ken the suspect was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody. 0fficers police and taken into custody. officers have urged people to avoid the city centre and security has been reinforced at railway stations and at helsinki airport in response. in spain, these authorities believe a network of eight people might have been behind two attacks yesterday
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and overnight. 13 people were killed yesterday afternoon when a fan killed people in las ramblas in barcelona. last night, people were shotin barcelona. last night, people were shot in ——... police say they can read an axe and knives and fake explosive belts, in cambrils. 0ne read an axe and knives and fake explosive belts, in cambrils. one of the people killed may have been an 18—year—old who they believe to be the driver of the van in barcelona. four people have been arrested so far. 0fficials four people have been arrested so far. officials say an explosion in a house several miles away is also linked. a small number of returns we re linked. a small number of returns were in the attack. people here, although they are determined to come out after that horrific attack, las ramblas just down the road here,
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they are pretty nervous and tents andjumpy. in the they are pretty nervous and tents and jumpy. in the last few minutes, we have seen people running, another stampede of people running past where we are here and crying, some of them. there was an incident, a p pa re ntly of them. there was an incident, apparently it was a local fight, but people were very scared. and because people were very scared. and because people are on edge, they were all sprinting away from the area. just to give you an indication of how iumpy to give you an indication of how jumpy some people are, quite understandably, here in barcelona. in terms of the police investigation, they do believe there was a wider terror network between these two vehicle attacks here in barcelona and also in cambrils. they are looking for at least four more suspects and what they are pushing asa suspects and what they are pushing as a line to the press in the news conferences is that it seems there could have been much worse atrocity carried out. there are a number of gas canisters being stored at this house where there was a huge explosion on wednesday night. it
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seems also flee the police believe that the terrorist who were storing those gas cylinders were preparing some sort of massive explosion, some sort of terrorist atrocity. when they lost all those gas canisters, when they blew up in that house, thatis when they blew up in that house, that is when they decided to carry out the cruder vehicle attacks here in barcelona and in cambrils. a shared silence. across another european city touched by terror, one minute of stillness filled the space that words could not. a void with a single burning question — why? then, as king felipe and prime minister rajoy looked on, applause and defiance. no tinc por! "we are not afraid", they chanted. but the previous 2a hours of violence were shocking.
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this, a street in the coastal town of cambrils. a terror suspect is cornered and is wearing what police believe is a suicide belt. they decide there is only one course of action. the dead man was one of five who tried to mow people down in a car on the nearby seafront. all the attackers were shot by police and investigators now believe they were part of a terrorist cell of eight to 12 people, some of whom were in this house, 120 miles from barcelona the night before, when a blast killed one person and injured seven others. it's thought explosive devices were being prepared, as well as the blueprint for barcelona's las ramblas attack. nick mouncey and stephanie walton from lincoln were caught up in the panic as a white van ploughed into the path of hundreds of people. they ran for cover
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into a nearby cafe. the only thing that was going through my head was the paris, and the london attacks, where the attackers would come through restaurants and bars, shooting and stabbing people. ijust thought, oh, my god, we're going to get shot, nick, we're going to get shot. it just felt like it was never ending, wasn't it? when we turned around, on that first bang, everybody on the floor, bodies everywhere, there were kids everywhere and people shouting. like, that... i can't seem to shift that from my mind at all. it is absolutely heartbreaking, what people have gone through here. and you were running for your lives? absolutely. you run in in sheer panic and terror because you don't really understand what's happened for probably about a minute or two. and then when you see the people on the floor, you realise what actually has happened. police have released this image of four suspects. a young moroccan man, moussa 0ukabir, and three others. his older brother, driss 0ukabir, was arrested yesterday.
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this evening, more details are emerging of the victims, from 2a different countries. like bruno gulotta, who was 35, from rome, on holiday with his wife and two young children. a little boy and girl, now left fatherless. and there are concerns forjulian cadman, who's seven and thought to have dual australian and british nationality. he hasn't been seen since the attack. the spanish are resilient people. 2a hours after the blood—letting, this is las ramblas. where a few hours ago bodies lay, now there are flowers. and on the boulevard where the white van eventually crashed, there's a shrine. so many have told us life must go on, that the terrorists will never win. but lives have been changed here forever. i should say that it isn't clear at this stage if any of the four let's talk about the second attack
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in the early hours of the morning in cambrils, 60 miles south—east of barcelona, along the coast, a popular seaside town. that is where those described terror suspects were shot dead after their attempts at another vehicle attacks. they rammed into a another vehicle attacks. they rammed intoa group another vehicle attacks. they rammed into a group of people, injuring seven, one woman later died of her injuries. police opened fire on the five occupants of the car, killing them. there is a report on spanish media running this evening that one of those people shop dead was moussa 0ukabir, the driver of the van in barcelona. if that is true, he left barcelona. if that is true, he left barcelona and when to do another attack in another vehicle. but that hasn't been confirmed. these are the same police units who
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in the early hours of this morning shot and killed five militants who had driven there car onto a crowded promenade. eyewitnesses said the police had no choice as the car pot—macro tpims all appeared to be wearing explosive belts and had one intention, to kill and maim. there was a terrible noise as the car accelerated into the crowd, says this local shopkeeper. people fled into shops. 0ne this local shopkeeper. people fled into shops. one woman ran towards me saying the man was going wild with a knife, stabbing people. the car, a black audi, flipped onto its roof, such was the force of the attack. it was removed from the scene today as visitors and locals reflected on
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what they had seen. the british juniorjudo squad, initially thankful they had missed the earlier attack in barcelona. they said, nothing will happen here. we saw there was police presence but we realised that was because of our sole owner and said nothing would happen here and two hours later, it goes and happens. you never think it is going to happen to you. a woman who was stabbed in the attack later died from her injuries and although the explosive belts where it —— borne by the gang turned out to be fa kes, borne by the gang turned out to be fakes, police say the attack was brutal and was very much a part of what happened earlier in barcelona. further down the coast, there is a massive police presence outside a house which was destroyed on wednesday, one theory is it could have been bomb factory which blew up accidentally, which pondered the killers to bring forward their
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murderous plans. —— prompted the killers. we are in catalonia square at the end of las ramblas. admit they hear, this square was aptly packed with thousands of people. people who had come to observe a minute's silence to pay their respects to the dead and injured but also to register their debt buyers, and you saw them applauding and charles king, we are not scared. it was a moving, poignant demonstration by people saying they will not be cowed defeated by terrorism, and thatis cowed defeated by terrorism, and that is very much the mood here in barcelona this evening. steve bannon has left his post at the white house. it follows his review of his position. mr bannon, a right wing nationalist, was seen as having shaped the election campaign of donald trump. why has he had to
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leave, gary? he became a problem for the white house and it was a problem that was increasing. he was giving lots of unauthorised interviews. the president was beginning to believe a p pa re ntly president was beginning to believe apparently he was the source of some of the leaks out of the white house and he was causing friction with the national security advisor and with the president's son—in—law national security advisor and with the president's son—in—lanared kushner, and at the time that the president is facing ambivalence over the far right and those demonstrations at charlottesville at the weekend, his departure with his associations, mr bannon's associations, mr bannon's associations with the far right, that will help to remove some bad pressure. but this is the fourth senior official donald trump has lost in the space of a month. it does look like this white house is staggering from one crisis to the
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next. let's talk more about bruce forsyth who has died this afternoon at the age of 89. with us is the tv critic caroline frost. and keep coming in. it is such a sad thing to have to report but you find yourself laughing at so many things that he did. it is not necessarily unexpected story, he had been ailing for the last couple of years. a great testament to him is that so many bill have a memory of him. he bowed out there read gently, as ann widdecombe said earlier, on his own terms, and it really was a 75 year career. he's in the ennis book of world records as the longest ever entertainer. it is hard to imagine anyone else could match that. what sets them apart for you? all source of things. he was the triple threat.
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he made his debut aged 11. i'm sure health and safety would have words to say. he was a singer, dancer, an actor, and in his words, great joker. lots of people have talents, it is about having the confidence in touch with the crowd, knowing when touch with the crowd, knowing when to go off script for the sake of that bag, and the confidence to do it on live television in front of millions and millions of people, thatis millions and millions of people, that is the difference. that is when you are white knuckling it. the broadcasters employing you have to have that confidence, that you would get it right. the timing and the daftness. that is the confidence. confidence only comes through years of honing their craft. you ask if we will see his like again, and i think the answer is no. the tv shows these days, they are very format dependent. thejudges days, they are very format dependent. the judges and stars,
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days, they are very format dependent. thejudges and stars, and go. gone is the day when so much relies on one person at the helm. those shows will fly or fail on the charisma of one man alone, and he palled it off, time and again. sunday night at the london palladium was a huge variety show. live audience, tv crowd, people in his ear. i wouldn't call the format of play your cards right the most complicated the chair but i know what you mean. a lot of strings needed to be pulled and to be able to do it like this one gliding along the top of the water with all of these things going on underneath and making it look effortless. and when it goes wrong, making a virtue out of it. that was his genius. that is what sets him apart. lots of people
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can what sets him apart. lots of people ca n follow what sets him apart. lots of people can follow a script, to know when you can skate around it and be a little bit rebellious, that was his great trick. and he was great with members of the public. i've worked with so many of those great names. with his passing, it really is the last of that great chain of people throughout the 20th century. i remember amazing duets with sammy davisjunior. i remember amazing duets with sammy davis junior. there he i remember amazing duets with sammy davisjunior. there he was sort of also hosting have i got news for new the 905. also hosting have i got news for new the 90s. he was able to appeal to people of every generation. yes, what he did was reinvent himself. his appearance in the 19905 on have i got news for you was after a time away from the spotlight, that could have backfired spectacularly. he
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could have really found himself dated, struggling to catch up with the contemporary comedians but he knew what he was doing. so did the producers who turned around and spotted him doing that and said, we will have him for strictly. an excellent choice. thank you very much. the veteran comedian jimmy much. the veteran comedianjimmy tarbuck has been paying tribute to his long—time friend. has been paying tribute to his long-time friend. very sad day and i am doing a show tonightt long-time friend. very sad day and i am doing a show tonight t will be very difficult but there is only one way i will open, i will walk on and say only one way to say good evening, nice to see you, to see you nice. he was great, one of our greatest entertainers ever. perhaps the greatest we have ever had. he could do everything, lovely light piano player, nice tap dancer, not a 939 piano player, nice tap dancer, not a gag man but made people roar laughing and class, he had a lot of class and he was, without doubt, a national treasure. he deserved his knighthood. 50—odd years at the top in our business. that's a bit of a
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record. what are your fondest memories of him? well, my fonders memories, apart from admiring, i saw him in little me and his other great su ccesses , him in little me and his other great successes, i used to see most of him on the golf course because he loved golf, he introduced me to golf along with a guy, dickie henderson, and we used to play a lot. we used to at him being a moaner on the golf course. he was good company, he liked a drink. like bourbon and i was at the house a couple of weeks back, winnie said you boys have fun and we laughed at over an hourfor things that had happened over the yea rs things that had happened over the years and i will miss him immensely because he introduced me in 63 to my
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first palladium and brought me on and he was so kind and gave me a big introduction i always called him mr forsyth and he will always be that, he was one of our great entertainers. earlier, i spoke to mike colwill of the great bruce forsyth social club. he began by talking about the origins of the club. well, we were formed 30 years ago this year actually, we were going to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 0ctober celebrate our 30th anniversary in october and probably going to bring that forward now. we are all lads of a similar age. we remember bruce from the 705 and the generation game, he brought laughter to your front room every night, every saturday night rather. we decided to form a group, go out and have bruce forsyth nights out to take the games of the generation game and around the pubs and have a good time, that caught on and we were lucky enough to meet bruce and appear on his audience programme and we sang the
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opening number for him. you dress up as him too, is that right? yes, we dressed up as him with the t—shirts on and yeah, sometimes put the moustaches on and yeah, we wanted to do the full bruce. we have some footage i think of you and your fellow clu b footage i think of you and your fellow club members on stage with him. havea fellow club members on stage with him. have a listen if we can to hear the sound on it, if we can. i don't talk like that! i do not talk like that. you do. ok, then... laughter lam glad laughter i am glad we didn't we hearse this. great to see norman wisdom in the audience, as well. you were doing impersonations of him. nice to see you, to see you nice. that's very good. we will be right back. that's very good indeed. he must have loved it that you went to this trouble. fabulous. he actually repaid the favour and came to plymouth the following year to join us on our
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10th agm and took part in a game of play your cards right and i was bruce and he was a contestant and he actually won, he won the car. quite right as well. marvellous. what are you going to do then in tribute to him now he is gone? well, the plans are under way. it's a bit of a surprise, it's a very sad day, of course, but i will be meeting with some of the members after this and we will come up with a really good tribute and a night out. the club go on, no doubt. absolutely, yes, certainly. of all the entertainers you could have focussed on, what was it about bruce forsyth that appealed to you as young men? when you think about it, he had the prime time slot for decades where he brought laughter into your front rooms and as young lads really made a lasting impression on us. he was a professional, he was immaculately turned out. when we worked with him
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it was done in one take. that sort of shone through on the television. everyone's friend. everybody talks about how generous he was and put eve ryo ne about how generous he was and put everyone at their ease even when they're on a show that could sometimes bring in 20 million viewers. absolutely. prime time, i think 25 million one christmas for his generation game show. that's nearly half the population tuning into bruce. mike, it's a sad day but you have some extraordinary memories to cherish i am sure. so glad you have been on the programme, thank you very much. marvellous, nice to see you. to see you... nice! thank you so much. let's ta ke you so much. let's take another look at what made bruce so special. # fly me to the moon # and let me stay among the stars # let me see what spring
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is like onjupiter and mars # in other words, hold my hand # in other words, darling, kiss me # come on and kiss me # fill my heart with song and let me sing for ever more # you are all i long for, all i worship and adore # in other words, please be true # in other words, in other words # i love you. # fill my heart with song let me sing for ever more
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# you are all i long for, all i worship and adore # in other words, please be true # in other words, in other words # in other words, # i love you. # fly me to the moon bruce forsyth who has died at the age of 89. didn't he do well. you are watching bbc news. the mother of a soldier who died in iraq 12 years ago while travelling in a lightly armoured snatch land rover has
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received a letter of apology from the defence secretary, sir michael fallon. private philip hewett was killed when an explosion hit his vehicle. now other families who lost sons in a similar way say that they should also receive an apology. here's our legal affairs correspondent clive coleman. sue smith's son, private phillip hewett, was killed by an improvised explosive device while travelling in a lightly armoured snatch land rover in iraq injuly 2005. sue hoped an inquest, due to last five days, would provide answers about the snatch and how phillip died, but it lasted just three hours. quite honestly, it was like a smack in the face. it was almost as if those three lives had been worth an hour each. it was almost like i was something under somebody‘s foot and they just wanted to get rid of me. it made me feel... didn't actually make me feel less determined, it made me feel more determined. in 2013, sue and two other families of soldiers killed in snatch land rovers won a landmark
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ruling the supreme court, enabling them to sue the mod because the human rights act was deemed to apply to soldiers on the battlefield. it was the publication here injuly last year of the report into the inquiry into the iraq war by sirjohn chilcot that changed everything. it gave a damning assessment of how, for years, the ministry of defence failed to replace the inadequate and lightly armoured snatch land rovers. almost a year after the chilcot report, sue's case, along with that of two other bereaved families, has been settled and she's received a letter of apology from the defence secretary, sir michael fallon, in which he writes. i felt it was bittersweet. again, it was for phillip.
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iraq's almost forgotten now. it's almost britain's vietnam. people don't want to remember iraq. but at least, at the end of it, it was worth it. not his death, but for him to be remembered for what i've done in his name. major matthew bacon was killed in a snatch in iraq in 2005. his father, roger, who didn't bring a legal case, also now wants an apology. why didn't they think about all those other families that had suffered in the same way? the secretaries of state should now write to all of us and apologise for what happened. sue's 12—year legal battle with the army that sent her son to iraq is finally over. but her grief will endure. clive coleman, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. tributes are paid to
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the veteran entertainer sir bruce forsyth who has died at the age of 89. police believe a terror network behind the atrocities in spain may have been planning a much bigger attack. in the us, president trump's controversial chief strategist steve bannon has left his position at the white house. time now for the film review. hello, welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's releases is jason solomons. good to see you, what have you been watching this week? we go to paris for the final portrait of swiss
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artist alberto and his patient subject. and the film directed by sta nley subject. and the film directed by stanley tucci. then the weather is on the agenda. as it always is at the weekend but this time it's extreme weather as we follow al gore and a series of presentations around the inconvenient sequel, a follow—up to the oscar—winning inconvenient truth. and in the hitman's bodyguard, ryan reynolds meets samuel ljackson and it's love at first sight, well, not really. final portrait, i am a massive stanley tucci fan as an actor. he has directed before, i don't think i have seen any of them looking at
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