So sad to hear another legend has gone to that great parade ground in the sky. My thoughts go out to all his family.
I remember the theatrical production of Oliver! in Hohne when my mum played Mrs Bumble and Alf Angel played a brilliant Bill Sykes. I went to every rehersal and must have watched his performance a hundred times. In the matinee itself, I was sat in the middle of the front row and Alf did his legendary 'lunge' in my direction, thinking that as a seasoned audience member, I was the one child who would not be scared. Well, I jumped back so violently, I dropped my sweets and whacked my head hard off the back of the seat. My dad was in stitches! Alf, your still the best Bill Sykes I have ever, ever seen, far better than Oliver Reed and I still make a point of shouting this fact at the telly whenever Oliver! is broadcast or mentioned. RIP Mr Angel.