British actor Brian Cobby, who is famous for being the first male voice for BT's speaking clock, has died aged 83. Cobby wasn't working as an actor when he won the role - he was a BT employee when he triumphed in a company-wide competition to find the next voice of the clock in 1984. Cobby was an assistant supervisor in a …
Joke doing the rounds....
Died on the third stroke...
Farewell Mr speaking clock
Well I guess his time was up. *groan*
It was just a matter of time really.
Accurest in peace.
why do they replace the speaking clock
did he get bored of doing it?
Re: why do they replace the speaking clock
is there a cold basement room somewhere in BT HQ where people have to sit in an awkward chair reading out the time for years at a stretch? Is this legal under employment laws?
replaced in 2007
When did Tom Baker do it then?
Re: replaced in 2007
Didn't Tom Baker do the 1471 - who rang you last - job for a while?
"He never married"
Does that still mean what it always used to mean in obituaries?
Re: "He never married"
I wondered the same. I didn't think that anyone said things like that anymore --- I mean, it's almost dignified, for goodness sake!
Didn't say how he went. Must have been a stroke then...
Mine's the one with the Accurist watch in the pocket.
Re: Tom Baker
I know he did the service where a voice reads text messages sent to landlines for a while, with the proceeds going to charity.
Am I the only one that finds joking about the man's death a bit sad?
thats just some traces of dignity
it will fade the longer you are employed.
I don't think it's too bad. Brian was family & I reckon he would have loved the attention, although he may have had a go at the low quality of some of the jokes! shame he isn't round to hear it anymore.
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