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'The Sky at Night' axe rumours provoke fan petition

Rumours that The Sky at Night is facing the axe have provoked an angry reaction from fans.

The monthly BBC One astronomy series could be dropped following the death of its original host Sir Patrick Moore, claims The Daily Mail.

The tabloid quotes a BBC spokesman as saying: "The Sky at Night is on air until the end of the year. Plans for subsequent series are being discussed."

Moore began presenting the show in 1957, with his final episode airing in January 2013, following his death in December 2012.

Chris Lintott and Lucie Green have hosted the programme since February 2013.

A fan petition campaigning for the The Sky at Night to continue has now reached over 1,500 signatures, with the Change.org post reading: "The BBC is a Public Service Broadcasting organisation and no programme could be as well described as being a Public Service as The Sky At Night."

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Astronomer Patrick Moore dies

Astronomer and Sky at Night TV presenter dies died peacefully at home according to his friends and staff

The astronomer Sir Patrick Moore has died aged 89. A statement from friends and staff said the broadcaster, who presented the long-running BBC television show The Sky at Night, "passed away peacefully at 12.25pm this afternoon" at his home in Selsey, West Sussex.

It added: "After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy."

Sir Patrick, who celebrated the 55th anniversary of The Sky at Night in April, had suffered from ill-health in recent years. The stargazer used a wheelchair and had become unable to look through a telescope. He died after failing to fight an infection.
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Rip Sir Patrick Moore – GamesMaster, Genius

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died at the age of 89. A statement released this afternoon says that he “passed away peacefully at 12:25 this afternoon” at his home in Selsey, West Sussex.

Best known by some for his record breaking 50 plus years hosting of The Sky At Night for over 50 years, Sir Patrick held a dear position in the hearts of some gamers and gaming journalists thanks to his time as the GamesMaster on the Channel 4 TV show during the 90s.

He also wrote dozens of books on astronomy and his research was used by both the Us and the Russians in their space programmes.

A statement was released by his friends and staff announcing his passing:

“After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home,
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Astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore dies, aged 89

Astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore dies, aged 89
Astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore died today at the age of 89. Moore, who has hosted the BBC's The Sky At Night since it began in 1957, "passed away peacefully at 12.25pm this afternoon", his family and friends said in a statement.

[Moore in April 2012] The broadcaster died at his home in Selsey, West Sussex. The statement added: "After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy." Moore presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years, becoming the longest-running host of the same television show ever. He also hosted Channel 4 show GamesMaster, the first ever UK TV programme dedicated (more)
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Patrick Moore has no plans to retire from 'The Sky at Night' at 90

Sir Patrick Moore has stated that he has no plans to retire in the near future. The astronomer, who has hosted The Sky At Night on the BBC since its first episode in 1957, revealed he aims to continue doing so when he turns 90 in March 2013. "I've no plans to stop," he said at the launch of his new book Cosmic Tourist with Queen's Brian May and scientist Chris Lintott. When asked if he will start just (more)
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What To Watch This Weekend

Tonight on TV there’s another cracking episode of the brilliant Boardwalk Empire. Elsewhere there’s some tasty Premier League action as Liverpool host Manchester United and Sir Patrick Moore celebrates the 700th episode of The Sky At Night. Boardwalk Empire Sky Atlantic/HD: Sat 5th March, 9pm Steve Buscemi is the undoubted heart of Boardwalk Empire, the latest masterpiece to make its way across the Atlantic and onto our screens.
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DVD Playhouse--May 2009

DVD Playhouse—May 2009

Paramount Centennial Collection Paramount Studios releases two more classic titles from its library on special edition DVD: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is John Ford’s last masterpiece (although he would go on to direct two more very good films) from 1962: about an Eastern lawyer (James Stewart) who travels west only to find primal brutality in the form of sadistic bandit Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin, great as always) and pragmatic brutality in local rancher Tom Doniphon (John Wayne), each two sides of a coin that represent a way of life slowly dying out as Stewart’s modern brand of civilization tames the West. A perfect film, period. Howard HawksEl Dorado is essentially a remake of his earlier classic Rio Bravo, with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and a young James Caan as lawmen joining forces against corrupt cattle barons. Great fun. Two disc sets.
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