THERE was mourning everywhere on Friday when the country learned gentleman presenter Bob Holness had passed away (can I have an RIP please, Bob?) but perhaps nowhere had better memories of the former Blockbusters host than past pupils at Tapton School.
In 1986, sixth former Paul Harrison had a moment of glory on the student quiz show when he won a snooker table, which he duly donated to the common room.
Alas, he didn’t triumph further on the programme after failing to correctly identify what P was known as the lungs of London.
Bob was looking for ‘parks’.
Unfortunately, Paul’s answer was ‘prostitutes’.
INTERESTING to read in The Star on Saturday the veterans of the Women’s Action Group were out in force at Chesterfield Cineworld protesting against new Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady.
“Maggie, Maggie, Maggie,” they chanted. “Out out out.”
You have to admire their commitment, of course, but shouldn’t someone tell them she’s not actually been in in in for 22 years?
FORGET Wednesday or United, the real match of the day at the weekend took place in Harley where Sheffield and District Fair Play League team Woodseats held a reunion match.
Among ex-players invited was former forward Andy Akinwolere, famous now for being a former Blue Peter presenter.
Unfortunately the 29-year-old – who played for the side while at uni here – had other plans and spent the weekend taking part in Celebrity Dancing on Ice.
Perhaps he made the wrong choice. Woodseats veterans won their game 2-0, while Andy crashed out of the ITV1 gameshow in the first round.
AND talking of university alumni, good luck to former Hallam media studies student Julia Immonen.
The 32-year-old is one of five-woman team currently hoping to smash a world record time for rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.
Let’s hope she has better luck than Andy.