Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Linda Smith RIP

If there was a list of Radio 4 people who should be immortal, she'd be on there. Along with Humphrey Littleton.

It feels so wrong. Like a bizarro Mark Thompson cutback. Why couldn't we have lost Quote Unquote instead?

4 comments:

James said...

Really sad news, this – Linda Smith was one of the very best contestants from Just a Minute and The News Quiz, and her Brief History of Timewasting was pretty sublime. More, though, she was both far funnier and far wittier than many, many comedians who’ve gone on to enjoy much greater commercial success than she enjoyed.

Joe said...

the news quiz just won't be the same.

Gareth said...

It was sad news indeed, although I feel your suggestion at swappinghere death for the demise of Quaote unquote falls down whne you realise that iot would have been mpossible to find five minutes worth of stuff for a tribute.

Skip said...

oh, how sadly right you are.