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Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:35 pm

Lets be honest, he was quite an obnoxious character, and bordering on being like an English Hitler, minus the gassing.

I have always found him hilarious, but when you actually look and think about how he is acting to the lads, he comes across as pure bloody evil. He is written as a typical upperclass toff, but he runs a pub, so he is border line working/middle class.

The show wouldn't have worked without him, and a great credit to Stan Hey for creating such a memorable character. Bryan Pringle played him perfectly, and even though Brian starred in 'Moving Story' and 'The Detectives' to name but a few, I still expected him to shout one of his 'Pringle' quotes off.....
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Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:51 pm

I remember him best in the Norman Wisdom film, 'The Early Bird'.. he was nasty in that to a point, but he did all good in his roles im sure.. would have liked to have met him in real life.. see what he was like.. with regards to AWP he did his job as well as we could have hoped for.. playing a right GIT that ran a bar.. he wont be forgotten.. Wonder if he has come across Pat and Gary up above?! :)
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by RHill » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:48 pm

I think Bryan Pringle is also great in 'Some Mother's Do Ave Em' where he's forced to work with Frank in the episode - 'Jessica's First Christmas' (1974).



He comes on at 06:03 and he plays a right miserable get of a character.

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:55 pm

I think there are MANY similarities with Pringle and this chap.. almost like a Youger version Pringle!
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Jamon Jamon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:27 am

I love Arthur too. He was also a very friendly newsagent in the early 80's 'Big Deal'

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:48 pm

He played a really odd guy who lived on the Yorkshire Moors with his son in an episode of 'The Detectives'.....
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Duckegg » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:12 am

Miserable old git Pringle like. Needs to update his jukebox badly.

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm

As far as im concerened Bryan played Pringle to perfection, as did the lads with their parts..
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Duckegg » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:41 am

Did you get that Arthur?
Yes I heard...
Wey gan get them then!!!

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by BarryTaylor » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:46 pm

In the late 90s he ran a bar in the comedy A Prince Among Men where Chris Barrie played ex footballer Gary Prince. He was just as obnoxious then!
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by ruggedscot » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:36 pm

He was in an episode of all creatures playing a farmer that was crabitt....lol

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:52 pm

He played 'Ludovic' in Last of the Summer Wine... Similar to Pringle but he had brought a clapped out old shed of a van... and was close to crying a few times.. :P

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Magowan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:52 am

I take it he was crying because he had to sell the pub after it cost too much to run after using the takings to bulldoze the lads' brick wall?
GET BAAAAAAAACK!

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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by Mick in Oz » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:10 pm

Mr Arthur Tiger Pringle, this is your life.........


Daaaaaaaaaaaaa Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Daaaa Daaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Arthur 'Tiger' Pringle

Post by staveley » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:53 pm

Not many could have played the part he did as well. These days there's no way he would turn business like that away - seven heavy drinkers in his pub every night plus the bed and (minimal) breakfast money, he would have been raking it in. Even in those days when pubs could be more choosy as to their clientele, it was a heck of a large amount of money he would have lost. Just goes to show what a snob he was. The episodes with him in are my favourites. I'd love to have seen him pop up later, such as a holidaymaker in Spain, or retired to run a bar there as well, and the lads went in for a drink... would have made a great episode.

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