Monday, September 01, 2008

Geoffrey Perkins obituaries

Comedy producer Geoffrey Perkins was killed in a traffic accident last week.

Shows he worked on include The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Drop The Dead Donkey, Father Ted, Have I Got News for You, The Fast Show and The Catherine Tate Show.

There are obituaries in The Times, The Telegraph and by Bob Chaundy in The Guardian.
One colleague recalled how Perkins was appalled when the then BBC director general John Birt announced that all departments in the BBC were to be in competition not only with other channels and independent companies, but also with each other. He chose to ignore the policy, believing that the only way to make comedy was to engender an atmosphere of good humour.

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