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    Question British Icons/ Institutions?


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    Firstly, I don't mean buildings or organisations but people who are icons.

    Who are the British icons nowadays? Some people become "Institutions" . From the past I'd suggest Tommy Cooper,
    ric Morecambe/rnie Wise.
    Or sportsmen such as Bobby Moore.
    Geoff Hurst.
    Winston Churchill who surely still is an institution. even some 50 years after he died?
    Margaret Thatcher? Love her or hate her, she was an insitution, an iconic figure was she not?
    Possibly Cilla Black was as well?
    The are are few peiple alive today who have become s iconic as them, if any?
    Sir David Attenborough maybe?
    Sir Paul McCartney.
    Tom Jones maybe?

    Who does the TRC massif think are icons now?
    TIA.

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    Ant and Dec

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    Howard Marks...

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    Boris is well on the way to becoming one.

    Mainly for all the wrong reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    Boris is well on the way to becoming one.

    Mainly for all the wrong reasons.
    I am thinking you meant he should be institutionalised....

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    David Beckham - like him or not he is recognisable in the UK and abroad
    Stephen Hawking

    Only Fools and Horses/Del Boy - fictitious but everyone knows a character similar to him (I think he was responsible for bringing 'cushty' into the English language).
    Fish and chips - very British institution

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    For global appeal...Mr Bean.
    Peppa Pig.
    Thomas the Tank Engine.

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    Gordon Ramsey.

    Seems to have made it pretty big in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayglo jim View Post
    David Beckham - like him or not he is recognisable in the UK and abroad
    Stephen Hawking

    Only Fools and Horses/Del Boy - fictitious but everyone knows a character similar to him (I think he was responsible for bringing 'cushty' into the English language).
    Fish and chips - very British institution
    yesStephen Hawking = good call.

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    James Bond

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    Bruce Dickinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    Bruce Dickinson.
    and his brother David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    and his brother David.
    Was he a roady?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    Was he a roady?
    He had a roadshow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    He had a roadshow
    It sounds cheap as chips.

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