Richard Osman from Britain said that over 70s were often not relevant for modern culture because society tends to focus on the younger.
Pointless, 51 year old, has written two books about retired detectives and said that it was an honor to shine a spotlight on the older generation.
The Thursday Murder Club, and the sequel The Man Who Died Twice, follow four retired men who use their free time to solve crime. Steven Spielberg purchased the film rights.
Osman is currently dating Ingrid Oliver and feels that the people who are over 70 years old are often overlooked or underestimated.
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Richard Osman is a West London-based writer and broadcaster.
According to TV Brainbox, the fact that the elderly often get overlooked makes them great detectives.
He said, “As soon you combine those items, you realize that these people know all the tricks in the book and have performed every trick in this book. But they are underestimated.”
“You think, who better to be detective?”
Author said that over 70s have been living happily but are being forgotten by others.
Osman (brother of Matt in Britpop band Suede) said he was proud to have written the book. The idea came from spending time with Brenda Wright and her friends at her retirement residence.
He stated, “And they’re so brillant to write about because anyone older than 70 has such great attitudes to the world,’ he added.
“You know the world from a different perspective,” he said.
Richard’s books, The Thursday Murder Club of Murder and The Man Who Died Twice were both a commercial success. They focus on a small group of retired investigators.
Osman’s debut book has been a huge success commercially. He said that he is most proud of his success because his books feature elderly protagonists.
The book shows that Joyce, Ron, Ibrahim and Ron, all pensioners, meet every Thursday in the jjgsaw area of their retirement communities to discuss old crimes and unsolved murders.
Osman mother Osman admitted that in September she was ‘worried about’ her son’s book, as she didn’t want the book to offend any of her retired friends.
So worried was she that she had to skim through the book herself just in case it would cause any problems for her friends.
‘I got to the end and I thought there’s nothing in there that could upset anybody, because we’ve got some quite touchy people [here].
Osman is pictured here in September. He said that the novel was inspired by time spent with his mother and the friends of the retirement home.
‘I read it through and I thought, ‘Oh, I like this.’
Then I thought I’m going to let as many people as I know, know what’s coming, because I think if you know what’s coming, sometimes you cope with it better,’ she told the Times.
The home was visited by her friends who tried to figure out who it was.
‘Everyone says that he was thinking of so and so, and I say: “Well, he doesn’t actually know so and so.” Brenda stated that they are all incorrect.
The BBC’s favourite, Nicky Morgan, revealed in November that his childhood was destroyed when his father left his family to marry another woman at the age of nine.
A new book by the host of TV’s quiz shows states that his paternal grandmother has stopped any contact since then and never sent him anything except a Christmas card.
In Letter to my Younger Self Osman reveals the split of his family. It features interviews with 100 “inspiring persons” about the events that have shaped their lives and was published by the Big Issue.
The Book Thief: Steven Spielberg purchased film rights for his first novel, The Thursday Murder Club.
Couple goals: On a recent episode of Richard Osman’s (left) House Of Games, celebrity contestant Ingrid Oliver (right) won a suitcase emblazoned with the host’s silhouette
His aunt Mabel Osman, 90, has denied the claims, saying it was his mother who cut ties with his father’s side of the family.
Jane Graham was the author and editor of the book. The comedian, 6ft4ins tall, said in an interview that it is difficult for him to think back on his childhood. [his father left the family home suddenly when Richard was nine].
“Maybe he is sort of there, I suppose. But he is definitely not in me.
‘I remember very clearly when I was nine, and my world was a fairly great place, and I walked into the front room — he was there, my mum was there, my grandmother was there, which was weird, though of course I realised later that was for moral support — and they just said, ‘Look, your dad is in love with somebody else and he’s leaving.’
I just thought: ‘Riight. Okay. Then he went away and never spoke to me again.
Osman claimed that he reconnected with his father and paternal relatives several years back when he attended one brother’s 50th wedding anniversary.
In his interview, he described the party as “cold” and said that Osmans were not like his mother’s ‘loving, open’ family the Wrights.
Osman stated that he went to visit his dad a few years back. Because it was his brother’s 50th wedding anniversary, I thought “I will take my kids to see him.”
“But it was so frigid. They were all talking about the extraordinary grandmother my paternal grandfather was.
I said “What were you making of her?” She never talked to me, and she never sent me Christmas cards after my father left.
They won’t be joining in the conversation. Some families behave just as that.
“The opposite side of my family, my mom’s, is thankfully, completely different. Open and loving. It was all okay.
Mabel, however, retracted Osman’s claim and said: “The only David’s brother who was married 50 years ago would have been Richard’s uncle John.”