My family and I still watch "Are You Being Served" on the BBC.Thank you,"Captain Peacock" for filling our home with hours of entertainment. RIP,sir.
Thank you Frank for all your lovely letters. We had such fun when you came to visit me at George Bernard Shaw's home Shaw's Corner & I tried to help you with your Shaw Character for your play & you & your lovely Beryl fell in love with my Saimese cats. You leave me with some of my most treasured memories. I will write to lovely Beryl who must be missing you so much. Thank you for shining your light which will never go out. God Bless my friend.
I'm sorry for your loss. I'll always enjoy seeing Mr. Thornton's performances on Are You Being Served. May you have comfort and peace as you adjust to his absence.
To a super star who sent me a note after I sent him a birthday card for his 91st. You will be missed.
Mr. Thornton, you have brought me countless hours of joy, and were my favorite cast member of "Are You Being Served." You will live on in my memory, and in your countless works. I wish to have known you. God bless your loved ones, and rest in peace.
Condolences to your family as we share in their grief. Rest in peace and may God bless your for all you gave us!
So very sad, I will never forget Mr. Thornton. Much gratitude for the hours of delight from Peacock & Truly.
I don't know why you didn't get the OBE!
Rest my friend, you have given us so much...
You will be missed! I have been a loyal viewer of your work since I have been 7 years old watch Are You Being Served? and continued following your work on the Last of the Summers Wine. Mr. Thornton you have brought us joy and happiness to our screens for years and now you are among the great talent in heaven and today the whole world is celebrating your life and your works and talent. God Bess You Frank there will never be another actor like you!
Goodbye Mr. Peacock. We loved you and will miss you much. I watch Are You Being Served over and over. Thanks for the great laughs and good nights of fun. Bless you.
may the God of comfort be with you at this time.Happy are those that mourn ,since they will be comforted..matt.5:4.......g
To the Thornton Family I want to extend my most sincere sympathy. Truly a great actor who has brought so much enjoyment to so many. I note that AYBS premiered as a series on March 14, 1973 so he lived to see the 40th anniversary of the show that made him a household name. Wayne Mozingo, Mechanicsville VA.
I will miss you. God bless and rest in peace.
I never missed an episode of "Are You Being Served". The cast of this sitcom is now reunited in Heaven. You will be missed.
We will miss your wit and dry sense of humor
Mary Boysen Austin, MN USA
Thanks for the many laughs,night after night,you will surely be missed,GOD SPEED,Hank
U gave me many hours of fun loved the show and your fellow actors rest in peace frank.
R.I.P. you were a great man! Your in a better place now!
R.I.P. "Capt. Peacock"! Thanks for all the laughs! You will be missed!!!
Frank Thorton (alias Corp. Peacock"!)" was one the last of a great Brit comedians.
He had talent.
And brought together everyone in AYBS?, and AYBS Again! He will surly be missed.
I loved every moment of AYBS.
He is "free" now.
I still watch the reuns, and have seen them numerous times.
I still split my sides!
May he rest in peace
My sincere sympathies to Mr. Thornton's family. He brought so much pleasure and enjoyment to so many with his wonderful characterizations -- especially as Capt. Peacock and Truly over the last several decades. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed on both sides of the Atlantic.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
So sad to hear of Mr. Thornton's passing, my condolences to his family and friends.
The staff of Grace Brothers have now nearly all (but one, I think) gone one. Sad for us, but something to look forward to in the hereafter.
I always enjoyed watching Frank Thornton as Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served?. What a long life he led. I am sorry to hear of his passing, and his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
We watch ( are you being serve,) every night. Good show
a sad, sad day but we have been left the richer for your presence these many years..I salute you Captain Peacock..RIP..
My sincere condolence for the loss of Frank your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you all show. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saddened to learn of Mr Thornton's passing. I have truly enjoyed watching his performances in Are You Being Served, Grace and Favour, and LOTSW. May he rest in peace an if heaven has comedy I feel confic=dent he will rejoin his friends for a few more laughs!
Ken Creswell Knoxville, TN
Thornton Family, Thank you so humbly for sharing this precious man's life with us all. The world is a lesser place without his presence. We will never forget him. I pray that God will bless and comfort his loved ones and the ones who loved him. There will never be another!
Hank & Denise Hucks, Conway, SC
God is assembling the cast of the show and has added this delightfully funny man to the roster. Thank you sir for all the wonderful laughs over the years in your character. May you rest in the peace of His hands and love.
I am truly saddened to hear of Mr. Thornton's passing. His performances gave me many hours of enjoyment. Rest in Peace, Sir, and may God give strength and comfort to your Loved Ones.
Captain Peacock, I will continue to record you every week and get much enjoyment from you and your friends
RIP Captain Peacock. You were a great actor.
Thank you for all the laughter. Mr. Peacock was one of my favorites. Say hello to Molly and John. Rest well.
thanks, frank. for all the hours i in joyed, on pbs.and also thanks too the cast & crew, for agreat program. r.i.p.
I am sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you. He was a great man and a wonderful actor. He will be missed.
Rest in peace, and thanks for all the joy you brought around the world.
Truly, he gave us many hours of laughter and enjoyment. RIP
Oh I am soooooo very sad. He was awesome as Mr. Peacock!!!! I realized he was advanced in years but it so hard to realize that only one cast member is till with us now. At least we can visit him from time to time in reruns. Such a lovely man!
And God said "Are you free Mr. Thornton." And with that another wonderful person went home. We will miss you and all the wonderful laughs you gave to us all. Thank you for everything you gave to us.
Mr. Thornton as Captain Peacock continues to give his American audiences great pleasure each week on Alabama Public TV and Georgia Public TV.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived!
Rest in peace, dear man. You brought the gift of laughter to many people.
You will be greatly missed
To you sir ,Rest in peace.
English actors are among the best, and this fellow was one. Also reminds me of when I got to meet Molly Sugden...a lovely and grecious lady. After the get-to-gether, she didn't rush off.
KEEPING ALL UPLIFTED IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...YES WE WILL MISS "CAPTAIN PEACOCK"
Thanks for all the good entertainment! You will be missed. Rest In Peace!
Good show,I still watch it on PBS,You were a Good actor,R.I.P. Captain Peacock!!!
For all the SMILES you brought to my face, THANK YOU.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER SUCH A GREAT ACTOR. JM DUNEDIN FL.
I really enjoyed Frank Thornton as Captain Peacock but loved him as Truly in "Last of the Summer Wine". May he rest in peace knowing that he brought laughter to many and not just in Britain.
He was very funny without even trying. A great actor. May he RIP
May you rest in the knowledge that you have given so many, many hours of laughter to the world, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.
Mar Lene Loehr, Hendersonville, N.C.
Thank you for countless hours of laughter and fun watching Are You Being served. We will miss you!
great actor, loved the show, may he rest in peace. Mr.& Mrs.Richard Adams
Thanks for all the wonderful characters.
Summer Wine and Are You Being Served were always my favorites despite not being British. Thanks for the wonderful humor and great laughs.
Oh how I loved the show,"Are You Being Served", and I still catch it on re-runs. You and the rest of the cast, were so much fun to watch. RIP Frank (Mr. Peacock)!
You were always a light on the show, many condolences to your family and friends in their hour of need.
Thank you for the many enjoyable hours of Are You Being Served. Always a favorite. God Bless
Captain Peacock! What wonderful memories I have of watching that show and so many others that you were in! My family and I really loved the laughter you brought to us. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends for they truly know what a wonderful light has gone from their lives. Thank you for leaving our hearts full of laughter! Rest Well, you have earned it!
Thank you for all the joy you brought to me and so many others.
We all loved your work and even the reruns were always enjoyable as if seen for the first time. RIP and thanks again. George in Florida
Captain Peacock! Are you free? My I approach the center stand to speak to you? You will be missed. I hope Grace Brother's Department Store will let you ride up with wear. God Bless You and Farewell.
Thornton family, Capt. Peacock gave me many hours of enjoyment through the years. May he rest in peace and make God give you comfort during this time.
thoughts go out to your family. I have loved that show for years and watch it every chance i get, it is truely classic, thanks for your wonderful work.
Thank you for the superb acting. You and the other Being Served cast were great ambassadors, and I made the first of my UK visits because of the sights and sounds of Britain seen through acting's eyes. Thank you again for all that talent you shared with everyone.
Sweet Jesus, please provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends. Oh Lord, hear my prayer.
Mr Humprey's are you free? ( I'm freee!!!!) R.I.P. my friend.
I believe he's the last main character from "Are You Being Served". It's good that we still have his sit-coms to enjoy his work without end.
I must have watched every Are You Being Served at least three times. Thanks for the laughs Frank Thornton and clean humor. Rest in Peace.
Captain Peacock you entertained us well. May there be a big stage for you in Heaven. RIP.
He was a cherished part of a great ensemble cast that gave us all so many joyous moments over the years. He will be fondly remembered by at least two generations of Britcom fans. Thank you Frank.
Thank you Mr. Peacock !
We have all been served, quite graciously, with great humor.
My condolences to Mr. Thornton's family.
I grew up watching you and you became part of my weekend routine as an adult. You brought me a lot of joy for many years and helped to form my sense of humor today. Thank you for the Memories... My Prayers to your family may you Rest in Peace....
Will miss you Frank.You brought me and my family many many hours of laughter.Now its your time to be served.Thanks
My husband and I have been entertained for many hours over the years watching Frank Thornton in his many roles on PBS. The world is a sadder place without him in it. Blessings to his family.
You are free Mr Peacock. Thanks for all the laughter
I loved his work on the "Are You Being Served?" series. I hope to continue to watch the show in the coming years.
Thanks for the many excellent TV programs that we all see in reruns. R,. I. P.captain. (Y)
Thanks for the comedy on Are You Being Served. I still watch it on PBS on Sat. night. You will be missed...
love that show , I have ever show on DVD , now there is only one left , Mr. Rumbolt RIP Frank
Rest in Peace, 'Captain Peacock,' and thank you for the years of pleasure you brought to me, on Saturday nights!
Thanks for all the laughter.
Rick Taylor, Seal Beach, California
What a great preformed. I love Are You Being Served. Capt. Peacock was the best. What a great character it must have been to play. And Frank played it PERFECT. Rest in Peace my friend. You will always make me laugh.
Thanks for the memories-RIP Mr. Thornton.
Condolences to the Thornton family. His contributions to Last of the Summer Wine and Are You Being Served will live on in the hearts of my family. He and his cast mates are unforgettable characters. RIP
even in america capt peacock was a favorit eat our household too. when we lived in the country all we could get was pbs but but after our move to town we stayed with the "are you being served" cast & loved it.
I will mis u very much u r one of the reason I started watching the bbc god bless u
Have watched Frank for years on PBS. He certainly brought a lot of joy into peoples heart
yrs ago, i could only get'antenna TV, and this program was all I could view, late night. Loved this show-got me through some touch times in my Life. Thanks for the memories, and keeping me company. I;ll miss you, friend!God Speed!
Are You Being Served? was my first experience with British comedy and I have been hooked ever since I first watched the show in the 1990's! Thank you for the many, many laughs......you were a class act!
LOVED YOUR WORK-WILL MISS YOU
You brought us many laughs and enjoyment and for that I thank you, rest in peace Capt. Peacock.
My sympathies to Mr Thornton's family. He gave us the gift of laughter. Bless him.
R.I.P. you will be missed
RIP CAPTAIN PEACOCK..WHEN YOU SEE WENDY RICHARDS, WOULD YOU TELL HER I STILL LOVE HER.. THANKS
Though we never shopped your store your humor served us graciously may god keep your family.
Bernie & Myra
Rest in peace. What a lovely party you, Mollie, John, Wendy, Trevor, Arthur and Harold must be having now! Thank you for sharing your talent. As Young Mr. Grace would say, "You've all done very well!"
Never missed "Are You Being Served"; or Last Of The Summer Wine. My condolences to family and friends. God Bless You Captain Peacock
I love watching are you being served to this day,rest in peace and now you can be a floor boss watching over gods children thanks for comedy on the show also Patrick fan
HE MADE ME SMILE -- OFTEN!
GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY.
Rest in Peace Captain Peacock.. you are in wonderful company up min heaven!!! I can hear you and Mrs. Slocomb right now !!! My thought and prayers to the family!!!
Peace be with you!!!
Goodbye Frank & say HI to all those wonderful people with you from Grace Bros. Shared many a laugh with family & friends & your stern look although you had a cushy job will always be remembered, RIP
I offer my sincere condolences. Take comfort in knowing that God cares for you and invites you to look to him for comfort. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
Hey....a classy guy like you must of hit the pearly gates and chuckled at the angels who said...NOW YOUR FREE!!!!...Come on in....captain...
R.I.P. Mr. Thornton. Thank you for all the great laughter and great shows. To the Thornton family I send my condolences and hope you remember he still lives on in your hearts and on the screen forever.
PBS introduced us, Mr.Thornton. Your portrayal on "Served" so well done, I was able to sit, despite a medical problem, to enjoy so many nights of pure laughter. Thanks for your work. Bless you and the family which now misses you.
What an actor! What a show "Are You Being Served?" was. I think all the main actors/actresses from it are gone now. I continue to watch faithfully. Mr. Thornton's family must be so proud of him. My sympathy to them.
God Bless you Captain Peacock. We will always love you. Thank you
We will forever remember his excellent portrayal of "Captain Peacock". Even though a few cast members still remain, it feels as if Grace Brothers has turned off the store lights and closed their doors. With sympathy to his family.
Thank you for years of viewing enjoyment of "Are You Being Served?" Your portrayal of Capt. Peacock was spot on. RIP
captian peacock is now free!!!!
Thank you for all the wonderful laughs and memories over the years.AUBS and LOTSW will be watched over and over in my household, i really loved seeing mature characters being so popular. Rest in Peace, Mr. Thornton.
I also still enjoy the reruns of Are You Being Served. What a pleasure on a Saturday night. Thank you for all you gave to us. May God hold you in the palm of his hand - provide much comfort to your family.
I think Heaven just asked"Captain Peacock are you free",many great memories of "Are you being served".
Thank you for all the laughter. May you rest in peace.
Dear Thornton and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. He will be known forever and to the ages as Captain Peacock on the comedy, "Are You Being Served?" I watch that show every night on PBS in Colorado. God bless him and his family.
I know God awaits you at the gates of heaven and will ask "Are you free?" Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift with all of us & giving us years of laughter.
Bev Osborn, Hingham, MA
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and for all the wonderful memories.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Frank Thornton. I still love
watching Are You Being Served each week. Thank you for making us laugh and
leaving us with such great memories.
I still enjoy watching your characters especially in "Are You Being Served". I thank you for the many years of smiles you have provided me over the years:-).
Loved this actor in Are You Being Served.
Watch all the re-runs weekly. You brought
us much joy Captain Peacock. RIP
You will be greatly missed! I watch reruns of Are You Being Served every day.
Rest in Peace!
Thanks for all you did to make us laugh, you will be remembered always.
Captain Peacock, best wishes on your next endeavor. Say hi to the rest of the gang from Grace Bros. and Last of the Summer Wine!
Hey captain I think Sears,Macys and Hudsons would have a greater customer flow with a crew like you had. Thanks for some great side busters and a job well done.
You brought so much joy to so many. Thank you. Rest well.
Enjoy The Last of Summerwine. God Bless all.
I feel such a sense of personal loss. He was excellent! At least AYBS is still showing.
What Joy we across the pond have known as a result of Mr. Thornton's acting. His gift opened our hearts to hear the humor and laugh at what everyday living is about--The JOY in each moment is living each day to the fullest! May the thoughts of those around you bring comfort and keep him to cherish in your hearts
Always watched with my mum before she passed. Will always remember the captain.
Thank you for your legacy and the blessings you have left all of us. I will always be able to remember you with a smile.
Frank you will be greatly missed. I will remember all the laughs you gave me every Friday night as Captain Peacock. Well you are with most of the gang now. RIP & we love you.
Captain Peacock was one of my favorite characters on Are You Being Served. I watch the reruns on PBS every chance I can. "Are You Free?" was a great line in the show. You were a fine actor Mr. Thornton and your humor lives on in our hearts. God bless you and your family.
RIP dear man-thank you for the belly laughs and your brilliance. Thoughts and prayers to your family!
Thank you for all the great laughs you've provided us with. Rest in Peace, we'll miss you. Prayers to his family and friends.
Oh how I will miss Truly of the "Yard." You have given me 25 years of laughter and, on occasion, tears. However, I will see you tonight in "Last of the Summer Wine." Your devoted fan:
some people leave the world better for their having been here
JUST WANTED TO SAY ONE THING. THANK YOU. JOB WELL DONE.
MAYBE JUST ONE MORE COMMENT. WATCH THE SHOW EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FOR YEARS. RERUNS ALSO.
I THANK THE FAMILY FOR SHARING HIM WITH THE WORLD.
JUST A GRANNY FROM USA.
R.I.P. Thanks for the wonderful memories of you and the other actors/actresses in Are You Being Served! I'll watch the re-runs as long as they are on TV. God's Blessings be with his family!
You brought delight to our parents and to us....the whole gang at AYBS was wonderful and we hope you all Rest In Peace knowing the joy that your craft offered.
I still watch "Being Served" and Being Served Again" as it was called in the state, a most enjoyable series and Mr. Thornton was so good in his part.
Frank Thornton starred in my favorite British comedy program. He played his part well. I'll miss him, Mrs. Slocum, and Ms. Bronse. I watch the reruns all the time when they are shown. They have not been on lately on PBS channel four.
Charlotte R. Kelly,
Raeford, N. C.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
REST IN PEACE FRANK,, I LOVED ARE YOU BEING SERVED,,,, GOD BLESS !
Are you being Served is my favorite comedy show and I watch it every Sunday night on PBS, even the reruns..Sorry for your loss.
A great comedic actor. Captain Peacock we will miss you.
RIP Captain Peacock, you were the perfect person for this way, and your voice so recognizable. May God bless you on your most important role in heaven with Mrs.Slocoumb, Miss Brahms, and Mr Humphries. You will be missed. God bless your family and friends.