Geoffrey Perkins RIP

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No idea how old he was, but the feller had one hell of a resume: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7589102.stm

William Bloody Swygart, Friday, 29 August 2008 19:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Only 51, which, given he produced the radio series of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy back in... mid-70s, I think, is really quite remarkable.

William Bloody Swygart, Friday, 29 August 2008 19:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Woah. RIP. Yeah, comedy legend. Remember watching him on KYTV, then spotting him on credits all the time.

Frogman Henry, Friday, 29 August 2008 19:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

What a tragedy. At least there's a place in heaven guaranteed for him for Father Ted. Assuming God has a sense of humour of course.

Billy Dods, Friday, 29 August 2008 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bloody hell. For How Do You Want Me?, The Fast Show, and Spitting Image alone, RIP.

DavidM, Friday, 29 August 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, a lot of respect and then some -- I always remember his name from the Hitchhikers' shows.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 August 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

rip

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 29 August 2008 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Graham Linehan's blog

Venga, Friday, 29 August 2008 21:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

loved this guy as Mike Flex.

blueski, Friday, 29 August 2008 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Used to present a thing called Don't Quote Me years and years ago in the early days of Channel 4 which was kind of like a TV adaptation of Quote Unquote, and a kind of forerunner to Have I Got News For You and every other comedy panel show thereafter. I might be the only person in the world who remembers this, even imdb doesn't list it. Anyway, that was my first introduction to him, and he was involved in one hell of a lot of the things I watched on telly thereafter.

RIP.

ailsa, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

WAHT

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

I loved this man.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, fuck. time was, pretty much everything i loved on TV had "produced by geoffrey perkins" (and sometimes also geoff posner) at the end of it.

RIP indeed.

grimly fiendish, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait, hang on, he INVENTED mornington crescent? Instant hero status right there.

ailsa, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

The last thing I saw him do was a Catherine Tate sketch about farting.

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mornington Crescent still annoys me more than anything but I'm not going to hold it against the dude. RIP.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 August 2008 23:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

wow, this is Bad News (which he probably had something to do with, too drunk to check right now). RIP.

nate woolls, Saturday, 30 August 2008 00:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

HOLY F**K, I bought the first series of KYTV only last year and wondered who the guy alongside Angus was, and why he didn't appear in anything else.

Even on reading the thread title it took a moment to click. My first thought was "HOLY F**K, ONSLOW'S DEAD"

JTS, Saturday, 30 August 2008 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

A bit late obviously, what with ilx being down, but we should surely show some respect for this giant of Britcom?
He produced some of the best and worst television ever. But who among us is man, or woman, enough to sort the wheat from the chaff?

Telegraph obit that mentions some of his most famous work...

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 11 September 2008 14:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ooops - haven't quite got the hang of new-nu-ilx yet...i'll get my coat.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 11 September 2008 14:20 (5 years ago) Permalink


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