You were George Starling in Marriage Lines,
The narrating voice of Roobarb,
You were Tom Good in The Good Life,
And Fiver in Watership Down.
In Ever Decreasing Circles
you were Martin Bryce and then,
several years later as Hector
it was Monarch of the Glen.
You gave us comedy, you gave us drama,
you were always a joy to acclaim,
in radio, TV and theatre
you were always on top of your game.
But alas we hear of your passing,
and sad though it is, this is true,
you were the best of the best Richard Briers,
we salute you in a final adieu.