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Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:12 pm
by m0lsx
RIP Brian Rix. G2DQU is SK.
Brian Norman Roger Rix, (Baron Rix,) CBE, DL, died 20 August 2016.
Gained his licence at 13 years old & became a life vice-president of the Radio Society of Great Britain in 1979. He was Patron of RAIBC & past president & president of Mencap.

Re: Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:26 pm
by Metradio
Was a nice guy - RIP.

Mike

Re: Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:07 am
by G4RMT
He wasn't that nice, had a bit of an acid tongue when people got things wrong. Long time ago but he was doing a farce in Great Yarmouth with, I think, Dora Bryan, and in rehearsal things were not going too well with one of the other actors, who kept drying, and I hummed idiot, in CW. He turned, looked at me and grinned, and left me out of any bother from then on. People thought I knew him as I got his nice side, when morse code made the connection. He showed me the mind reading trick that I've used in restaurants loads of times since with other Morse reading people.

Re: Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:40 pm
by AndrewIrvine
It's not uncommon for actors have fall outs during productions, but 'kiss and make up' afterwards. I used to do theatre, people become so focused they forget who their friends are.

Re: Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:05 pm
by m0lsx
AndrewIrvine wrote:It's not uncommon for actors have fall outs during productions, but 'kiss and make up' afterwards. I used to do theatre, people become so focused they forget who their friends are.


Also very focused people tend to be rather unpleasant in general life. When I was a kid I use to earn some pocket money doing golf caddying & one visiting golfer was a well known individual with an amazing past that was probably only achievable by being very very driven & focused. Sadly it made him unpleasant too.

Re: Lord Rix, G2DQU SK.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:20 pm
by G4RMT
I suspect you may have only come across the nice actors who occasionally get into a bad mood - sadly, I work with such a range that it's inevitable that some are truly shocking to work for. I have some shows where I cannot get a full crew of skilled people because they will not work with them. I've learned that many just have people working for them who are there to keep them isolated and aloof. One quite well known singer I had to not look at. I had to keep my back to him and not under any circumstances make eye contact because he was likely to find it too stressful and walk off. I've had others throw wobbly fits and demand people get sacked, and I've had others who have had to be threatened with being fired. Others get into endless trouble. Some can also be tricky to have around due to their fans, and the rest are usually nice. Others who have bad reputations can actually be really nice. If you really want to see who is easy to upset - shout Macbeth loudly.

Actually, the music types who have record company reps looking after them are the worst, because they get pampered and then when that suddenly stops when they get dropped, they react badly to normal behaviour.

My number one warning is where they specify a need to lock dressing rooms in advance - I always wonder why?