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  • George Baker: the man who might have been James Bond

    10/09/2011 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    George Baker - who rose to fame in 'The Dam Busters', was adored by millions as Inspector Wexford, and even had a dalliance with Brigitte Bardot - had the luck of the Bulgarians, says Robbie Collin It takes a great deal of talent, and no short supply of luck, for an actor to find a role for which he will not just be remembered, but celebrated. George Baker found himself two. It’s hard to imagine two characters more different from each other than the rumpled, kindly Chief Inspector Reg Wexford from The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, and the corrupt, embittered Tiberius...
  • Newfoundland senator won't back down from separatist talk

    03/05/2009 3:58:19 AM PST · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 469+ views
    Fredericton Daily Gleaner ^ | March 5, 2009 | Alexander Panetta and Joan Bryden
    OTTAWA - A Liberal senator is threatening to push for a separatist movement in Newfoundland and Labrador if the Harper government continues to discriminate against the province. Sen. George Baker not only refused to back down Wednesday from separatist musings earlier this week - he turned up the rhetoric. "I will keep saying it: that if this keeps up then you're going to see a separatist movement in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador - and I'll be encouraging it." What's more, Baker said if Liberals support another Conservative budget that penalizes Newfoundland, no one will have to kick him...