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#1 Doofybear

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:36 PM

I was just watching old reruns of A Country Practice on Austar when DH walked in.

He told me that 'Bob' AKA Gordon Piper turned out to be a peadophile!  ohmy.gif

Did he?

Is that right!!!

Oh, and what CRAPPY acting was on that show... laughing2.gif

#2 jules095

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:37 PM

I heard that he actually got charged for being a paedophile.

#3 Colleer

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:38 PM

I think he actually got sentenced to time in prison if my memory serves me correctly??

#4 Doppelgänger

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:40 PM

Says here:
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/...l?oneclick=true
That he was found not guilty.

-Tina

#5 LynnPostlethwaite

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:42 PM

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/...l?oneclick=true

Seems not...

ETA: huntersmum beat me by two minutes with the same link original.gif

Edited by Frumpus, 07 August 2007 - 04:44 PM.


#6 BrindleGirl

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:51 PM

I remember Bob and Cookie  laughing2.gif

Yep I heard that too.

Is he still alive? I feel sorry for him if he was innocent but if he wasn't then ...  mad.gif

Edited because I've read that he had died.

Edited by BrindleGirl, 07 August 2007 - 04:52 PM.


#7 Doppelgänger

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:52 PM

Good old google hey wink.gif

-Tina

#8 ~TCBF~

Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:53 PM

What channel and time are the reruns on?

#9 jules095

Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:02 PM

That goes to show you shouldn't always believe what you hear. blush.gif

#10 Doofybear

Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:09 PM

It's on Hallmark every day at 3.30pm and 4.30pm. I have to fight the kids and DH though to get to watch it...it's like a stroll down memory lane...

I'll be setting DH straight..

#11 vanessa71

Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:13 PM

Just because he was found 'not gulity' doesn't mean it didn't happen though!

#12 jodi

Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE
Just because he was found 'not gulity' doesn't mean it didn't happen though!

And just because he was charged, doesn't make him guilty!

#13 magical

Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:29 PM

Yes I remember seeing it on the news that he was not guilty. He looked very old and had lost one leg.

Cookie died a few years ago .....

#14 BabaO'Riley

Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE
Just because he was found 'not gulity' doesn't mean it didn't happen though!

And just because he was charged, doesn't make him guilty!


Agree.

I met Cookie when I was younger. He was such a nice man, I still have his autograph  blush.gif

#15 Metropolis Girl

Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:50 PM

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Edited by mumonthego, 07 August 2007 - 09:06 PM.


#16 vanessa71

Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE
But glad you got some kicks for a moment.

What 'kicks' could one possibly get? There was no need to get so defensive, I was merely stating a fact that just because someone is found not guilty, it doesn't mean that it did not happen. Do you think O J Simpson is innocent?

There were no jokes in what I said. There is always more than one side to a story.

#17 surprisebaby

Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:41 PM

I felt really sorry for him during the trial, it is scary how these untrue claims can go so far.
In the end I would say what he went through definitely shortened his life.

#18 Metropolis Girl

Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:45 PM

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Edited by mumonthego, 07 August 2007 - 09:05 PM.


#19 Metropolis Girl

Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:55 PM

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Edited by mumonthego, 07 August 2007 - 09:05 PM.


#20 nellie22

Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:02 PM

He actually died September 2004 ... (I looked it up on imdb.com)

Now we know he has passed away, is it right to speak of the dead like this???

#21 Babybear

Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:57 PM

I remember being blown away by the abuse claims when they came about - as I had "grown up" for 5 or so years with the cast of ACP  filming in our school grounds on a very regular basis. "BOB" was always a lovely man - nothing creepy etc.

But then again it was a very highly "chaperoned" situation.

I could never reconcile my mind one way or the other TBH. As we all unfortunately find out as adults (or sometimes younger  sad.gif ) - just because someone presents well, doesn't mean they are necessarily innocent or vice versa.

From memory he ended up losing both his legs and being wheelchair bound by the time the trial happened.

Edited by Babybear, 07 August 2007 - 09:58 PM.





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